Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Slipper Must Pay His Own Legal Bills

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Slipper Must Pay His Own Legal Bills

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PETER Slipper last night released photocopies of 13 Cabcharge dockets he claims clears him of any criminal behaviour.

In a brief statement, the embattled politician who stood aside on Sunday as Speaker in the Federal Parliament, said the dockets, all from January and February this year, were aclearly in my handwriting as I said they werea.

He released the Cabcharge dockets which he said he received yesterday afternoon from the Department of Finance and Deregulation.

aThe so-called criminal allegation is a complete fabrication, just as the other claims are not accurate,a Mr Slipper said.

aI repeat that I reject allegations that have been made against me.a

Mr Slipper stood aside as Speaker after Federal Police announced they had launched a criminal investigation into his alleged misuse of Cabcharges at the start of the year.

Mr Slipper also faces a civil lawsuit against claims he sexually harassed one of his advisers, James Ashby.

The total amount of money covered by the 13 Cabcharge dockets he has made public is $1315. …

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