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THE SLIPPER TAXI FILES

The Cabcharge dockets Peter Slipper says he filled out … and what former adviser James Ashby says about the MP’s use of them
FROM JAMES ASHBY’S COURT DOCUMENT
On 27 January 2012, the Applicant (Ashby) was required, as part of his duties, to travel with the Second Respondent (Slipper) in Sydney. The Second Respondent travelled in a vehicle that was not a Commonwealth Car, was not obviously a taxi cab, and which did not have a meter or any other form of charge device and which did not display in any way obvious to the Applicant that the vehicle was one for hire or reward. The Second Respondent told the Applicant that he was being picked up by a friend. During the journey, the Second Respondent asked the driver words in or to the effect of “How many cabcharges do you require?” The driver replied “Three”. At the end of the journey, the Second Respondent signed three vouchers but did not otherwise fill in any details, and handed them to the driver.

FROM ASHBY’S COURT DOCUMENT
On 5 February 2012, the Applicant was again required, as part of his duties, to travel with the Second Respondent in Sydney. The same driver, and what appeared to be the same vehicle, were used for the travel. Again, the Applicant was forced to witness the Second Respondent sign multiple cabcharge vouchers without any details being completed, and witness the Second Respondent hand them to the driver.

FROM ASHBY’S COURT DOCUMENT
On 11 February 2012, the Applicant was again required, as part of his duties, to travel with the Second Respondent in Sydney. The same driver, and what appeared to be the same vehicle, were used for the travel. Again, the Applicant was forced to witness the Second Respondent sign multiple cabcharge vouchers without any details being completed, and witness the Second Respondent hand them to the driver.

FROM SLIPPER’S STATEMENT
Date: February 2012 (date partially obscured) Journey: City to city Cost: $55 Docket serial number: 6185310 Merchant: Legion Cabs Driver ABN: not stamped Date: February 2012 (date partially obscured) Journey: City to airport Date: January 27, 2012 Cost: $90 Docket serial number: 6185311 Merchant: Legion Cabs Driver ABN: not stamped Date: February 2012 (date partially obscured) Journey: Airport to city Cost: $85 Docket serial number: 6185312 Merchant: Legion Cabs Driver ABN: 36226083612

FROM SLIPPER’S STATEMENT
Date: February 11, 2012 Journey: Airport to suburbs Cost: $85 Docket serial number: 6185313 Merchant: Legion Cabs Driver ABN: 36226083612 Date: February 11, 2012 Journey: Suburbs to airport Cost: $90 Docket serial number: 6185314 Merchant: Legion Cabs Driver ABN: 36226083612 Date: February 11, 2012
(date partially obscured)

FROM PETER SLIPPER’S STATEMENT
Date: January 27, 2012 Journey: Suburbs to suburbs Cost: $85 Docket serial number: 6185306 Merchant: Legion Cabs Driver ABN: 36226083612 Date: January 27, 2012 Journey: Suburbs to suburbs Cost: $90 Docket serial number: 6185307 Merchant: Legion Cabs Driver ABN: 36226083612 Date: January 27, 2012 Journey: City to airport Cost: $85 Docket serial number: 6185309 Merchant: Legion Cabs Driver ABN: 36226083612

Journey: Suburbs to suburbs Cost: $95 Docket serial number: 6185315 Merchant: Legion Cabs Driver ABN: 36226083612

FROM SLIPPER’S STATEMENT
Date: February 14, 2012 Journey: Buderim to airport Cost: $275 Docket serial number: 6624266 Merchant: Black & White Cabs Brisbane Driver ABN: 23103020426

Cabcharges filled out by Mr Slipper’s regular Sydney driver Antwan Kaikaty for other passengers’ journeys

FROM SLIPPER’S STATEMENT
Date: February 23, 2012 Journey: Airport to city Cost: $60 Docket serial number: 8158325 Merchant: Silver Top Taxi Service Driver ABN: 53094900419 Date: February 23, 2012 Journey: City to suburbs Cost: $90 Docket serial number: 8158326 Merchant: Silver Top Taxi Service Driver ABN: 53094900419 Date: February 23, 2012 Journey: Suburbs to airport Cost: $130 Docket serial number: 8158327 Merchant: Silver Top Taxi Service Driver ABN: 53094900419

LISA CLARKE

Mr Slipper, centre, with a delegation from Cyprus on a cruise on Sydney harbour on February 11

Peter Slipper arrives back in Brisbane this week to face the storm raised by former adviser James Ashby

Docket numbers consecutive with one omission