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Question to Australia: Where do you guys get these names?

Published on May 1, 2012, by in Uncategorized.

The ‘Mr. Sandal’ Scandal Continues:


House Speaker Peter Slipper, circling the drain, with his friends in tow:

Pyne, Abbott face questions over Slipper



May 1, 2012 – 3:59PM



Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan


says senior members of the federal opposition must reveal if they knew the content of legal action against Speaker Peter Slipper



before the suit was lodged in court.  Fairfax Media says coalition frontbencher Christopher Pyne



spent almost two hours drinking and chatting with Slipper



adviser James Hunter Ashby



a month before Mr Ashby lodged documents accusing Mr Slipper


of sexual harassment and misusing cab vouchers.  Mr Pyne


met with Mr Ashby and another Slipper



staffer in the Speaker’s office in Parliament House on the evening of March 19, and he later phoned the office to request Mr. Hunter Ashby’s


mobile number, the report said.  “I think Mr Pyne


has many questions to answer,” Mr Swan


told reporters in Canberra on Tuesday.  “The same standard that is being applied to Mr Slipper


ought to be applied to the opposition.”  Mr Slipper


has stood aside as Speaker until all the claims against him are resolved.  Mr Hunter Ashby’s


claim was filed in the Federal Court in Sydney on Friday, April 20.  Mr Pyne


told Sky News the following Sunday the first he knew of it was when he read about it in a newspaper.  Asked on the ABC’s 7.30 television program last week if there was evidence to suggest Mr Hunter Ashby


had received help from the coalition in preparing his court claim, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott


said: “Not that I’m aware of.”   Mr Swan


told reporters in Canberra on Tuesday that Mr Pyne


and Mr Abbott


must reveal all they knew about the matter.  “When you’ve listened to Mr Abbott’s


slippery answers about these questions, he has not answered the question about whether he had any knowledge of the Hunter Ashby



claim,” Mr Swan


said.  “He has not answered the question about the role any of his staff may have played in the events that have unfolded.  Comment was being sought from Mr Pyne.






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