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Draft questions for Brough

Draft questions for Brough

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Published by MargoKingston
Here are draft questions to Mal Brough on the Ashby matter based on your suggestions and mine. Feedback welcome. I'll send the final draft to the Sunshine Coast Daily tomorrow.
Here are draft questions to Mal Brough on the Ashby matter based on your suggestions and mine. Feedback welcome. I'll send the final draft to the Sunshine Coast Daily tomorrow.

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Published by: MargoKingston on Jan 20, 2013
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Questions Australians would like Mal Brough to answer on the Ashby matter
1. Have you read the judgement by Justice Rares? Do you agree with his findingsabout what you did and why? If not, which parts do you agree with and which partsdon’t you agree with. Why haven’t you issued a detailed response to the judgement?2. Did you or did you not help steal Peter Slipper’s diary for political advantage? Doyou consider it ethical to gain unauthorised access to someone’s else’s diary?3. Why didn’t you advise Ashby to follow standard and correct HR procedure if hefelt he was being harassed?4.Have you had any contact with anyone from Ashby’s lawyers in the Court case?Do you have any knowledge of who is paying Ashby’s legal fees? Did you takeany steps to help fund the case? Who is funding Ashby’s appeal?5.What contact did you have with journalist Steve Lewis before Ashby filed hisCourt case, and what was discussed?6.What offers were made to Ashby & Doane in return for betraying Slipper? Who inthe LNP did you send Karen Doane’s CV to?7. What meetings in 2012 did you arrange or attend which mentioned or discussedAshby, what was discussed in each and who else was in attendance.8. Which LNP or Liberal party MPs did you give prior notice to of the Court action?Which had prior knowledge, to your knowledge?9. Why did you tell the Australian people when first asked about this matter that youhad no involvement? Can you explain why you then misled the Australian peopleabout the extent of your involvement? Seehttp://www.crikey.com.au/2012/06/27/ashby-is-no-grech-moment-unless-youre-mal-brough/Twice now Brough has been revealed as having misled the public over his rolein the affair. The first time was in early May when, in the aftermath of Fairfax’sJessica Wright outing him as having met with Ashby, he arranged a tell-allexplanation to
The Australian
, complete with photo shoot with his wife, toexplain he’d met with Ashby three times and had only spoken to a smallnumber of trusted legal advisers about the matter, and not anyone else in theCoalition or LNP.That marked a change from his position of just a few days earlier, that claimshe was aware of the legal action beforehand were “nonsense”.We now know, courtesy of yesterday’sdocument release by the Federal Court,that he was misleading the public again with his claims to
The Oz 
, and was a

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PepierMargot added this note
What was the purpose/outcome you, other members of the LNP and the MSM's wanted to achieve with your promotion of and involvement in the Ashby case?
Jane Cattermole added this note
What's your response to Justice Rares' finding that you worked in concert with James Ashby to cause as much public and political damage to Peter Slipper in a bid to further your own political advantage and that of the LNP? In light of Justice Rares findings do you stand by your statement that you "have at all times acted appropriately in relation to this matter" ? What's your response to Just
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