The shadow Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis, says Nicola Roxon is behaving inappropriately over the Ashby-Slipper case.
Under attack from government spokespeople for his role in the matter, Brandis issued a brief statement after the Federal Court decision was announced today.
Media statement from Senator George Brandis.
Senator the Hon George Brandis SC – Media Statement
The Opposition is carefully studying the reasons given by Justice Rares this morning.
We note that Mr Ashby has already announced he will appeal the decision.
The Attorney-General has once again behaved inappropriately, and once again shown a misunderstanding of her appropriate constitutional role, in commenting on the case when it remains before the court pending the appeal.
The Attorney-General has also yet to explain why the Commonwealth settled its side of the proceeding in breach of the Commonwealth’s own guidelines.