TWO GRUBS GET TO AIR THEIR LAUNDRY
... despite Justice Rares' "political motives"
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
The Federal Court today overturned Justice Rares’ decision to disallow James Ashby a hearing regarding sexual harassment complaints against Peter Slipper. If Justice Rares’ ruling was designed to keep the Gillard Government in power he succeeded, but he did Slipper no favours as today he was lumbered with Ashby’s court costs.
Justice Rares ruled Ashby’s claims were an “abuse of process” and “politically motivated”... an outrageous ruling devoid of any judicial precedent in similar circumstances.
Now Ashby and Slipper can tear each other to pieces in a sordid court process that will publicly expose them both for the tawdry grubs they are, while Justice Rares rues yet another of his politically motivated decisions.
See the background to this grubby tale here: