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Slippery Pete tries to wriggle out of Court Case

October 4, 2012

Peter Slipper in court appearance

Flamboyant Parliamentary Speaker Peter Slipper has earned the wrath of Federal Court Justice Steven Rares after he failed to turn up to court on Tuesday, and for using his commonwealth car to enter the court yesterday through a private entrance enabling him to avoid the media.

Justice Rares reprimanded Mr Slipper saying it was “not appropriate” for him to have entered the building via the private entrance.

Using the private entrance, Justice Rares said, would “undermine the public confidence in the court” that “justice should not only be done but be seen to be done”.

Court Case not about Sexual Harrassment

Peter Slipper says that the court case brought by James Ashby is not “about sexual harassment,” but is instead about “destabilising the Government,” and “damaging him financially.”

Court Case should be dropped says Slipper

Mr Slipper believes that since the Government has settled with Mr Ashby the case against him should be dismissed, given that Mr Ashby was employed by the government, not him.

“The commonwealth has come to an agreement with Mr Ashby, then the case should be dismissed . . . One has to wonder what is left in the matter.”

However Justice Rares said Mr Ashby still had the right pursue Mr Slipper personally.

“I cannot do that, there is the case that you sexually harassed Mr Ashby . . . I cannot dismiss that matter, it is unresolved.

“You are locked in this, Mr Slipper.”

 

 

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  1. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 4, 2012 2:44 pm

    He’s a grub too.

    With his shady past, (alleged) expense rorting, likely loss of preselection because of this, he’s still the man that the government chose to do the deal with… which allowed Gillard to break her written agreement with Wilkie

  2. October 4, 2012 3:12 pm

    And had it not been for Slipper, Phoney Tony wouldn’t be leader of the NO Coalition.
    And the Liberals knew about Slipper already and they did nothing about disenfranchising him?
    The whole bunch of them make me feel like puking. These are supposedly the representatives of the populace. Ewwww!

  3. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 4, 2012 3:27 pm

    Right, he’s a known grub, and the Liberals were about to disendorse him. He was looking for a sinecure, an increased superannuation benefit and a couple of years of fine dining, hobnobbing, faux ceremony and first class travel, at our expense.

    It all added up to a juicy, irresistible deal for Slipper and Gillard, which allowed her to break her written agreement with Wilkie!

    A good lesson in political ethics, Gillard style.

  4. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 4, 2012 4:08 pm

    “A good lesson in political ethics, Gillard style.”

    It is par for the course that Gillard’s ALP, a party utterly devoid of ethical principles, should choose to govern at the pleasure of grubs like Slipper and Thomson. There is absolutely nothing this lot would not do to stay in power.

    Williamson isn’t a lone rotten apple. He is emblematic of the way the game is played in Unionland. It was no surprise to find Gillard literally in bed with Unionland corruption.

  5. October 4, 2012 4:12 pm

    The more I listen to splatterbottom the less inclined I am to reflect upon the Gillard govt through rose tinted glasses.

    Splatterbottom makes a lot of sense.

  6. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 4, 2012 4:21 pm

    The trouble, reb, is that the alternative is not an appetising prospect at all.

  7. October 4, 2012 4:22 pm

    Yes, that’s my dilemma too splatter…

    If only the Libs woukd replace Abbott with Talcum….

  8. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 4, 2012 4:25 pm

    Even so the old cat strangler would still be fronting an incompetent ship of fools. Visualise his ministry for a minute and weep.

  9. TB Queensland permalink
    October 4, 2012 6:14 pm

    Even so the old cat strangler would still be fronting an incompetent ship of fools. Visualise his ministry for a minute and weep.

    I have expressed the same thoughts in these hallowed halls for some years … 😦

  10. October 4, 2012 9:51 pm

    Nobody seems to be discussing Ashby`s `Flamboyancy`,
    had you noticed.?
    *
    Ashby seems to avoid his own `Flamboyant` life-style.
    (I tried to be PC, but I usually fail)

  11. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 4, 2012 11:13 pm

    “…he’s still the man that the government chose to do the deal with… which allowed Gillard to break her written agreement with Wilkie…”

    I was very unhappy about that. Wilkie deserved better than the ruthless power games and his deal torn up because of pressure from industry & union. I guess it’s a high stakes game they play and insurance is necessary when you have an intransigent opposition.

    Labor will work with what they’ve got, now if the libs had considered slippery unfit for office about 10 + years ago, we wouldn’t have had the dramas. They weren’t concerned about his character until they wanted to force mal brough onto the public again, after he’d been rejected by his own electorate.

    Ashby seems to avoid his own `Flamboyant` life-style.

    Doesn’t matter how flamboyant he is, if the advances are unwanted and unwelcome, he is being sexually harassed by a person who has power over him.

    But again, it’s a high stakes game both sides are playing, we wait to see if there’s been a political motivation.

    Even so the old cat strangler would still be fronting an incompetent ship of fools. Visualise his ministry for a minute and weep.

    hehe, this crazy old representative democracy we have, who would choose them given a choice?

  12. October 4, 2012 11:49 pm

    “.Doesn’t matter how flamboyant he is, if the advances are unwanted and unwelcome, he is being sexually harassed by a person who has power over him..” .. armchair
    +
    If it was unwanted, Ashby would have been screeching `sexual-harassment` from the mountain top, not showering with the door open.

  13. October 4, 2012 11:52 pm

    And if Ashby wasn`t `flamboyant`, Slipper would be picking his teeth up, off the floor.

  14. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 5, 2012 9:25 am

    “Mr Slipper apologised to the court for “inadvertently entering in a way that was inappropriate”

    We’ve all been there.

  15. October 5, 2012 9:34 am

    LOL! You’re on fire this morning splatter…..! 🙂

  16. October 5, 2012 12:47 pm

    A “distraught” Peter Slipper has struggled to contain his emotions in the Federal Court as he described how his former staffer James Ashby’s sexual harassment allegations have affected him.

    http://afr.com/p/national/distraught_peter_slipper_fronts_Ry05ACGsAu0pjwvRQtiP5M

  17. Tom R permalink
    October 5, 2012 1:10 pm

    And on it drags

  18. October 5, 2012 1:59 pm

    Nicola Roxon was the one who let slipper in through the back door….

    http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/national/brandis-accuses-govt-of-playing-favourites/story-e6frfku9-1226489132130

  19. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 5, 2012 2:43 pm

    Perhaps Roxon should pay the $50k settlement with Ashby as it was largely due to her idiotic running commentary on the case that the government had to fold so quickly.

  20. October 5, 2012 11:48 pm

    ” Nicola Roxon was the one who
    Let Slipper in through the back door .”
    *
    LOL .. Maybe that`s what got Ashby`s nose out of joint

  21. October 5, 2012 11:52 pm

    ” I was very unhappy about that. Wilkie deserved better than the ruthless power games and his deal torn up because of ..”
    *
    (basically joolya`s mobs bullshit)
    Yes, me too Armchair. .. Wilkie did deserve much better.

  22. el gordo permalink
    October 6, 2012 10:00 pm

    Shocking business…

    ‘Fairfax Media has obtained 200 pages of new text messages that reveal that James Ashby developed a long and close relationship with Mr Slipper and his family before he was employed as a media adviser in December.

    ‘The text messages, which were filed by Mr Ashby’s legal team in the Federal Court yesterday but have not yet been made public, reveal a ribald relationship between the pair, with frequent use of coarse language…’

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/ashby-files-fresh-texts-in-slipper-harassment-claim-20121006-2761u.html#ixzz28WGPbLSX

  23. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 7, 2012 6:55 pm

    Given the ocntent of those texts, and the current focus on men that reflect pporly on women, is it possible for Slipper to return to the Speaker’s Chair?

    Is the attitude reflected in the texts the type that anyone would welcome back

    Slipper is a proven rorter and sleaze, and there may be a more suitable opening, position job for him – a morning radio presenter.

  24. TB Queensland permalink
    October 7, 2012 7:25 pm

    Slipper is a proven rorter and sleaze …

    Shouldn’t that read “Ashby and Slipper are …” or is it your usual one eyed comprehension? (Y’know the one where, “I used to be an ALP voter” )

    Ashby was in collusion with Brough … another douchebag …

  25. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 7, 2012 7:52 pm

    Maybe Ashby is a sleaze. Last time I noticed he didn’t hold any elected post.

    Slipper is Speaker, and he seems unsavoury.

    Do you think he is the appropriate person to continue to host diplomats and foreign dignitaries? Do you think his comments about women might represent the type of sleaze that isn’t appropriate for the most senior parliamentary officer?

    But there we are, he’s Julia’s choice.

  26. TB Queensland permalink
    October 7, 2012 8:15 pm

    Do you EVER comprehend other people’s posts, ToM?

    Slipper is a Fuckwit™

    Ashby is a Dickwit™

    Brough is douchebag …

    And FYI … I reckon 80% of the people in Canberra are pne or all of the above …

    There happy now … probably not you will still try and paint the ALP as the 80% and the LibNits as the 20% …

    … me? I think the lot of ’em need their mouths scrubbed with soap (an old 1950’s remedy for kid’s who used foul language) and then deport the lot from the, National Pig Trough, ASAP …

  27. public toilet permalink
    October 7, 2012 8:30 pm

    Send them to The Wall.

  28. TB Queensland permalink
    October 7, 2012 8:40 pm

    Not even good enough for that! HD!

  29. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 8, 2012 9:58 am

    Slipper is a Fuckwit™
    Ashby is a Dickwit™
    Brough is douchebag …

    As I’ve said, no argument from me. But the attitudes demonstrated by Slipper should render him ineligible to remain Speaker.

    He’s a serial rorter, now apparently shown to have “women issues”. Perhaps he’ll be the target of Nicola Roxon. Though on yesterday’s performance, she is quite selective in her outrage.

  30. October 9, 2012 2:05 pm

    Drama in question time! Opposition calling for Slipper’s dismissal!!

  31. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 9, 2012 2:21 pm

    Who would have guessed it?

  32. October 9, 2012 2:28 pm

    TAbbott just said “the government should have died of shame by now”

    He can’t help himself. …

  33. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 9, 2012 2:29 pm

    No doubt Gillard is providing real leadership on this issue.

  34. Tom R permalink
    October 9, 2012 2:32 pm

    alan jones coaching shines through.

    We don’t need to associate them with each other, he does it himself

  35. Ol' Sancty permalink
    October 9, 2012 2:41 pm

    First thought…..OMG what is Abbott thinking????

    But then…… I reckon the Coalition reckon the Left took the Jones thing too far and that is reflected in the thinking of the polled voters. He’s inviting them further down the same path.

    Interesting……

  36. Ol' Sancty permalink
    October 9, 2012 2:42 pm

    *Regan seems cute….

  37. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 9, 2012 2:47 pm

    I think Gillard has overreached by saying Abbott is misogynist.

    If Abbott needs a mirror, Gillard needs a dictionary.

  38. Tom R permalink
    October 9, 2012 2:47 pm

    You’re obviously not listening to Gillard listing all of tabots sexist remarks are you snacty 😉

  39. Ol' Sancty permalink
    October 9, 2012 2:48 pm

    And Gillard bites……hard!!!

    Fck me……..what a day!!!

  40. October 9, 2012 2:48 pm

    Gillard going off on Parliament!!

  41. Ol' Sancty permalink
    October 9, 2012 2:49 pm

    TomR, step away from your prejudice for a sec and appreciate this for the gloves off brawl that it is. I have no idea who will win…….

  42. October 9, 2012 2:50 pm

    BIG Mistake by Abbott & Bishop to link & attack the female Prime Minister on mysoginy and sexism…..

  43. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 9, 2012 2:53 pm

    I don’t think people will be impressed by Gillard, she is getting shrill. Misogyny doesn’t mean what Gillard is saying it means.

    Is she inventing language, or just misrepresenting?

  44. October 9, 2012 2:56 pm

    Wrong Tom… The best performance by Gillard ever!!!

  45. Tom R permalink
    October 9, 2012 3:00 pm

  46. Tom R permalink
    October 9, 2012 3:01 pm

    the Twits are liking it 😉

  47. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 9, 2012 3:03 pm

    Defending this sleaze isn’t a good look.

  48. October 9, 2012 3:20 pm

    It’s hard to see how Slipper can return to the role of speaker after today…

  49. October 9, 2012 3:22 pm

    I’m glad that Gillard hauled up Tony on his use of the “died of shame” remark…..

    It shows his true colours…

    I doubt that dragging Margie back out in front of the cameras again will help him recover from that…

  50. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 9, 2012 3:34 pm

    Abbott has, what would be regarded as “traditional” views of women and families.

    To describe this as misogynist (ie “women hating”) is likely to backfire, there are plenty of people with “traditional family values” who won’t consider themselves misogynist.

    Gillard has overplayed her hand, again.

  51. October 9, 2012 3:35 pm

    “traditional”

    Like when he said he’d “make an honest woman out of her?”

  52. October 9, 2012 3:37 pm

    Media pounces on Abbott’s died of shame remark…

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8544976/government-should-have-died-of-shame-abbott

  53. Splatterbottom permalink
    October 9, 2012 3:39 pm

    “Died of shame” is totally inappropriate in relation to the ALP. They have none. They are very big on feigned outrage though, especially when they’d rather not focus on their own shortcomings. I suppose their best tactic now is to force Abbott either to own the statement or apologise – either way he will get hammered, but I’m still not quite sure why. Has that phrase been deleted from the English language now?

  54. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    October 9, 2012 3:44 pm

    I won’t be defending each of Abbott’s remarks, but I’ll venture the observation that there are plenty of people out in suburbia who won’t consider themselves ‘misogynist” when they have similar views to Abbott.

    They’ll see the term as a further example of Gillard’s divisiveness.

    I heard Ackerman on Q&A last night say that Gillard had called wives* – “prostitutes”. If true this will get some airplay as a reflection of her own “family values”.

    (*approx 30 years ago apparently, but then these days, we’re holding politicians accountible for their teenage actions)

  55. October 9, 2012 3:46 pm

    Here is Gillard’s speech in Parliament today….

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-09/julia-gillard-attacks-abbott-of-hypocrisy/4303634

  56. TB Queensland permalink
    October 9, 2012 7:24 pm

    Must watch this!

    mainly ’cause the, I Used to Vote Labor Chorus, is singing very loudly here today …

  57. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 9, 2012 7:29 pm

    I won’t be defending each of Abbott’s remarks, but I’ll venture the observation that there are plenty of people out in suburbia who won’t consider themselves ‘misogynist” when they have similar views to Abbott.

    They won’t consider it because they don’t recognise it in themselves, they just accept patriarchy and sexism as the way of the world, there’s plenty of enlightened people who do see it though.

  58. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 9, 2012 7:33 pm

    Here is Gillard’s speech in Parliament today…

    About time, don’t know what took her so long.

  59. TB Queensland permalink
    October 9, 2012 7:43 pm

    Rivetting stuff! Well done the, PM!

    Explains the pointless sheep shuffle going on here!

  60. TB Queensland permalink
    October 9, 2012 7:45 pm

    PETER Slipper has declared that he won’t be continuing as Speaker of the federal parliament. An emotional Mr Slipper tonight told the lower house he was arranging his resignation.

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/#ixzz28n1HO0hv

  61. TB Queensland permalink
    October 9, 2012 7:52 pm

    Free speech frauds 2GB ban News Ltd editor over Alan Jones column

    http://www.news.com.au/national/free-speech-frauds-2gb-ban-news-ltd-editor-over-jones-column/story-fndo4eg9-1226492061687

    The hypocrisy just keeps coming!

  62. October 9, 2012 10:29 pm

    ” The hypocrisy just keeps coming! ”
    +
    Aint that the truth TB. .. Another embedded media out-break of Pot Kettle.

  63. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    October 9, 2012 10:32 pm

    Yes it all makes sense now

  64. 2DT Shock Jock permalink
    October 9, 2012 10:52 pm

    By dropping advertising Alan Jones’ ratings will likely increase. Because too many adverts cause people to change channels on radio. So people will listen longer on average and this under radio rating rules actually cancels out those who change channels as radio is not measured in the same way tv is. Radio is measured on listening time. So if someone listens longer it compensates entirely for station surfers.

    So in 2 months 2GB will be negotiating higher advertising rates. There are very few directors of 2GB to sack Jones. Not that they would anyway.

    I signed the petition last night at Change.org to have the World changed.

    I received an email this morning which opened with ” Dear Allah, thank you”

    I have signed it a few times now

    I am so very outraged.

    It is quite easy to sign many times if you know how to

  65. October 10, 2012 7:41 am

    Katter interview on abc breakfast is brilliant.
    ” Libs knew all about Slipper ”
    ” Both party`s prefer to be jack-asses instead of governing country ”
    ” Party games and hypocrisy from both “

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