Peter Slipper RESIGN or GET SACKED you are an embarrassment-UPDATE-HAS STOOD DOWN


These allegations are of disgraceful conduct. He was supposedly seen on a video as long ago as 2003 climbing through a bedroom window and lying down with a junior staff member and “hugging him in an intimate fashion”.

This allegedly led to a complaint, but nothing further was done to stop Mr Slipper using his office to “foster sexual relationships with young male staff members”. Fine, he is a homosexual, but at work? This government (and previous ones, are as weak as piss dealing with these issues). Parliament House is treated like a private Home, and everything inside it treated as private and confidential, consensual even…Even the boisterous piss ups and MP’s drinking beer,wine and spirits in their offices etc!!! Where else in the workplace this allowed. Mind boggling

Well it is NOT, it is paid for by the taxpayers, and is the place of the business of Australia.  We should all be embarrassed at this mob and the scandals and cover-ups that go on week in week out

CLICK HERE IS MY OTHER THREAD ON HIM LATE LAST YEAR

IN A final indignity to Peter Slipper, pressure has been applied for him to abandon the strange little procession he introduced to make his way into the House of Representatives.

UPDATE 08/05/12

IN A final indignity to Peter Slipper, pressure has been applied for him to abandon the strange little procession he introduced to make his way into the House of Representatives.

Mr Slipper had planned to go ahead with the tiny parade in Australian pomp, but this morning it became known it had been scrapped.

The Speaker was expected to stick to his odd parade of himself, the Serjeant-at-Arms and a parliamentary attendant following a march of sharp corners before passing through the House doors.

He will instead take the Speaker’s chair and make a statement before standing aside for Labor’s Anna Burke, the Deputy Speaker.

He will then leave the chamber. The next time he enters the House it could be as a humble independent, stripped of his Speaker’s finery.

Mr Slipper will stand aside because of allegations of sexual harassment against him by former staff member James Ashby. He has started civil action against him in the Federal Court.

Mr Ashby also has claimed his former boss rorted taxi dockets and Australian Federal Police are now investigating the claim.

Peter Slipper is expected to declare his innocence in his brief statement today. And he recently tweeted that there were two sides to every story.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott today indicated he would not launch a vote of no confidence in Mr Slipper as long as he carried out his intention of not performing the Speaker’s role after making a statement.

“My expectation – and I think the requirement of the vast majority of members of Parliament – is that Mr Slipper not take the chair,” Mr Abbott told reporters.

“Now, if he does what he says he has done and does not take the chair, there’ll be no necessity for the course of action that you’ve alluded to.”

UPDATE 02/05/12 HOW IS THIS FOR SOME NICE COIN….

Taxpayers will still foot a pay cheque next week for Peter Slipper, who won’t be sitting in the Speaker’s chair when Parliament resumes for the budget session, won’t be voting and may not even attend the chamber…

So while Peter slipper sits on his bum doing nothing, accused of rorts and sexual harassment he is still being paid his salary of $323,750. Which works out to $6225 a week, or $889 a day 7 days a week. More than a lot of Aussie earn in a week. (a $155 an hour at 40 hours a week)

Now the Deputy Speaker, Labor MP Anna Burke, who has to step up to the position of speaker earns $222,000. Will only receive her normal pay packet. Only a difference of $101,750…

UPDATE 29/04/12 gillard thinks this will make a difference?

On Sunday morning, she told Mr Slipper that she thought he should remain out of the Speaker’s chair “for a further period of time”.

Mr Slipper stepped aside as Speaker last week amid allegations of misuse of tax-payer funded Cabcharge vouchers and sexual harassment of a staffer.

She added that it was her understanding that Mr Slipper would not be able to vote in Parliament.

Thomson resigns from ALP as PM seeks to distance govt from scandals

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has sought to salvage her government by distancing it from embattled MPs Peter Slipper and Craig Thomson, who has quit the Labor Party at her request.

Mr Thomson, who has been battling allegations for several years that he misused his credit card as a union official before entering parliament, will join the cross-benches as an independent.

Ms Gillard spoke to Mr Thomson on Saturday night and told him it was no longer in the interests of the government for him to remain part of the Labor caucus.

On Sunday morning, she told Mr Slipper that she thought he should remain out of the Speaker’s chair “for a further period of time”.

Mr Slipper stepped aside as Speaker last week amid allegations of misuse of tax-payer funded Cabcharge vouchers and sexual harassment of a staffer.

She added that it was her understanding that Mr Slipper would not be able to vote in Parliament.

Ms Gillard, who returned on the weekend from an Anzac Day trip to Turkey, said she had acted because “a line had been crossed” and she wanted to restore the public’s faith in the parliament.

“I feel keenly Australians are looking at this parliament and at the moment they see a dark cloud over it,” she said on Sunday.

“I want to be sure that Australians can look at this institution and feel respect for this institution.”

Mr Thomson’s move to the cross-bench reduce Labor’s numbers to 70 votes in the House of Representatives. The Coalition has 71 votes.

Labor also has the casting vote of Acting Speaker Anna Burke. Mr Thomson is expected to still vote with Labor.

On the cross-bench, the government retains agreements with Greens MP Adam Bandt and independents Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott.

Ms Gillard said it was important to respect Parliament but also to respect the presumption of innocence in relation to both Mr Slipper and Mr Thomson.

“Coming back to Australia, being right here now, I have felt very sharply the judgments and concerns of the Australian people,” she said.

“I’m not going to put myself in the position of adjudicating these matters … There is not one person standing here today, not me or any of you, who is in possession of the full facts of either or these matters.

“I don’t believe as a nation we want to get to the situation where people are prejudged.”

Questioned on whether she would now revisit independent MP Andrew Wilkie’s poker machine reforms, Ms Gillard said the proposal did not have enough support to pass Parliament and maintained her commitment to Labor’s proposed reforms.

Mr Wilkie tore up his agreement to support Labor earlier this year over its failure to deliver his reforms on pokie machines but has resumed talks, while independent MP Bob Katter and WA Nationals MP Tony Crook vote with the Coalition.

Ms Gillard reiterated her intention to bring the budget back into surplus.

UPDATE -2  22/04/12 THIS MAKES IT INTERESTING, ASHBY IS NO SAINT EITHER IT SEEMS…

James Ashby’s abuse conviction for making threatening phone calls

LINDA SILMALIS AND RICHARD CLUNE

The Sunday Telegraph

April 22, 2012 12:00AM

JAMES Hunter Ashby is no stranger to controversy.

PETER Slipper’s travel around Sydney in a luxury limousine will be investigated by the police following explosive allegations he committed fraud.

Not only has the 33-year-old adviser to Peter Slipper been convicted of making threatening phone calls to a radio rival, but in March he had a fit of rage and threw a journalist’s phone into a bush during a press conference grilling over Mr Slipper’s expenses.

In 2002, Mr Ashby resigned from Newcastle radio station NX-FM and pleaded guilty to making abusive calls to a drive time host from a rival station.

Mr Ashby, who had been working as a DJ, was convicted of using a carriage service in an offensive manner, fined $2000 and given a three-year bond.

DJ Paul Fidler said yesterday the calls “freaked me out”.

“He knew stuff about me; my real name, where I lived, that I was riding a bike to work,” Mr Fidler said.

While on air in 2002 he had three calls from Mr Ashby, posing as a mystery caller.

When Mr Morrison told the caller he was being taped, court documents reveal Mr Ashby said: “Yeah, go for it you f … . . g psychopath. Next time I see you riding on your f … . . g bike I’ll hit you, you idiot, all over the sloppy road, you dumb p … k. F. . k it, if I was your mother, I would have drowned you at birth.”

Mr Ashby claimed later that it had been part of a practical joke.

‘This incident occurred about 10 years ago when I was an on-air radio presenter in Newcastle,” he said.

“I was about 23 years old. It was a common practice of rival radio presenters at the time to make prank phone calls to each other, as a joke. Commercial radio guys sometimes do stupid things, this was one of them, and I was silly to do it.”

Last year as PR manager of a Queensland strawberry farm, Mr Ashby spoke to media about a police investigation into poison found in a farm water-tank.

Mr Ashby’s claim against Mr Slipper alleges the MP offered him a job three times between October and December 2011, after they were introduced by a mutual friend at the Slipper home in June that year.

UPDATE -1  22/04/12

PETER Slipper has stepped aside as Speaker of the House of Representatives to avoid a political crisis over his position in the wake of sexual harassment claims against him.

Mr Slipper issued a statement shortly before 3.30pm emphatically denying the allegations that he harassed one of his advisers, James Ashby.

The decision comes ahead of the expected release of court documents tomorrow that will outline the civil complaint by Mr Ashby against his former boss, including improper text messages.

“The allegations include both a claim of criminal behaviour and a claim under civil law,” Mr Slipper said in a statement.

“As such, I believe it is appropriate for me to stand aside as Speaker while this criminal allegation is resolved.

Mr Slipper said the allegations were incorrect and once they were shown to be so he would return to the speakership.

“I would appreciate the relevant bodies dealing with the matter expeditiously.”

The deputy speaker, Anna Burke, a Victorian Labor MP, is to take Mr Slipper’s place.

In a statement, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said it was “appropriate that Mr Slipper has stood aside as Speaker whilst alleged criminal conduct is investigated”.

“It is also appropriate for all parties to note the processes under way and treat them with respect,” she said.

THE federal opposition wants Peter Slipper to step aside as Speaker of the House of Representatives while allegations of sexual harassment are before the court.

Government Leader of the House Anthony Albanese said he had not known about the allegations before reading about them in the newspaper. Gee good to see he is on top of things. Slipper has a pile of claims made against him, these sexual ones, rorts, drunkenness in parliament, He as a pompous drunk who catches cabs and limo’s everywhere because he is was always on the piss and could not drive himself. He is a legend inside the house for his grog.

Slipper took to Twitter early this morning to deny claims he sexually harassed a young male adviser and misused Cabcharges. He is overseas on a parliamentary delegation.(they sure know when to go travelling, just about when the shit hits the fan)

”The allegations in News Ltd papers are denied!” he tweeted, later adding they were ”a surprise to me”.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said the Speaker’s role was to uphold the integrity of parliament and Mr Slipper should step aside while the allegations were heard in court.

”Yes, the Speaker is entitled to the presumption of innocence but he does have quite a lot of explaining to do,” he told reporters in Queensland today.

”These are matters that are now to be the subject of proceedings in court, so these are of a vastly more serious and substantial nature than anything that has been alleged against Mr Slipper in the past.”

The man who holds the highest parliamentary office in Australia is accused in court documents by James Ashby of making “unwelcome sexual advances” and “unwelcome sexual comments”.

Mr Ashby, in court documents obtained by the Herald Sun, alleges Mr Slipper recruited him only “for the purpose of pursuing a sexual relationship”.

The Australian Federal Police also will be asked to investigate conduct by Mr Slipper in relation to the use of public funds.

These include claims made in the court documents that he signed Cabcharge vouchers that were later filled out by a limousine driver.

Last night Mr Slipper said: “The allegations are denied.” Like tossing the phone away he snatched of a reporter, like denying all the outrageous taxi and travel claims. He is a minor leech in the government and has to go.

Just a month after starting work with the Speaker, Mr Ashby also claimed he was asked: “Have you ever come in a guy’s a … before?”.

It is alleged that the question was repeated several weeks later, with Mr Slipper also asking whether the adviser preferred “twinks or bears” – homosexual slang.

HERE is an extract of the allegations lodged against Peter Slipper in the federal court. (posted verbatim, Slipper holds on of the highest positions in Australia, yet his spelling is atrocious, or is it how when someone is drunk, their texting turns to shit?)

Wednesday January 4 2012:

James Ashby and Peter Slipper were in Slipper’s flat after work.

Slipper asks applicant: “Can you massage my neck”. Ashby says words to the effect of “yeah righto” as “he did not know what other response to give as he was brand new to him job and he was being asked by his employer’.

Thursday, January 5: Ashby was getting ready for work, when

Slipper says: “You’re a strange one”. The following conversation then took place in words to the effect of:

Slipper: “You’re a weird because you shower with the door shut”.

Ashby: “What’s weird about that?”

Slipper: “You’re a prude”.

Ashby: “You can call me what you like, I’m happy to war the tag of prude. I don’t know what you private schoolboys got up to in your day, but I’ve never found it normal to shower with the door open. My dad’s never done it, I’ve never done it, my mates don’t do it, that’s not weird”.

Slipper: “But you even go to the toilet with the door shut”.

Ashby:” It’s not weird and it’s normal”.

Slipper: “You should try showering with the door open”

Ashby: “It’s never gonna happen”

Slipper: “What have you got to hide? What are you doing in there?”

Ashby: “I’m not doing anything in there, it’s just not normal to shower with the door open”.

——-//——–

January 14: Applicant drove to Slipper’s home to take him to meet some of his constituents. They stop at a local coffee shop.

Slipper: “Have you ever c*** in a guy’s a*** before”.

Ashby: “That’s not the kind of question you ask people, Peter”.

Some weeks later —

Slipper: Twinks or Bears – what are you into?

“The applicant recognised the question as relating to the types of gay sexual partners and was uncomfortable, replying to the questions ‘They are not questions you ask’.”

——-//——–

Text messages on Feburary 1 and 2: The Sunshine Coast Daily was wanting to interview Slipper on his use of social media.

Ashby texts Slipper at 5.44pm: “DO NOT DO THE SOCIAL MEDIA INTERVIEW WITH CATHY. They are digging for a new angle. It will not be good!!!! The questions are laced with double meaning. It’s like answering the ‘do i look fat’ question. There’s not (sic) right answer. The daily do not like u! U do not like them! I do not like them! Do not help them sell papers!”.

After finding out Slipper had done the interview he text him at 6.10pm: “You’re not funny! I cannot believe you called her! We’ll have to clean this mess up now !! f**k f**k f**k”.

7.06pm – Slipper texts Ashby: “Relax my friend! x”.

Ashby replies at 7.07pm: “It’s so very hard to when u care about the bloke they keep f**king over. I hope like hell they don’t f**k u over with this report”.

7.19pm – Slipper texts Ashby: “Xxx”.

9.38pm – Slipper texts Ashby: “Would be good if you here but perhaps we are not close enough?”.

10pm – Slipper again texts: “Would be good if you here but perhaps we are not close enough?”.

A text exchange then took place —

Ashby: “Haha where’s Tim tonight?”

Slipper: “Missing”.

Ashby: “Gone to pick up lol”.

Slipper: “Do you think Timbo is closer to me than you?”

Ashby: ‘Yeah but that’s to be expected. He’s known u longer. That sort of stuff doesn’t worry me”.

Slipper: “Gone to prick (sic) up to whom? And closer to you than pete?”

Ashby: “No he’s closer to you. I hardly know him”.

Ashby: “A random root lol!”

Ashby: “I’ve gotta stop being rude to my friends. Text u when I leave”.

Slipper: “U getting roks off. Pity”.

Slipper: “If you interested we could be closer?”

Slipper: “?”

Ashby: “I think we’re good already. I’m happy seeing Tim being closest. I hate stepping on toes”.

Slipper: “:”

Slipper: “Your call if u want to keep degrees of seperatation. No toes”.

Slipper: “I told him positrion (sic) open”.

Slipper: “But you’re call and no hard feelings in that you only want businesslike contact. In that event of the difficulty in our personla”.

Ashby: “I don’t know what type of contact you expect Peter. Perhaps u should define that u would like and I can then be clearer on my position”.

Slipper: “U want something more? U brillianmt (sic) at massages”.

Ashby: “No I’m happy the way things are. I care for u Pete but the massage is at far as it goes. Life’s a lot more simpler when it’s business and a few drinks after work”.

Slipper: “Oh”.

Slipper: “No problems and thanks for (unclear)”.

Ashby: “All good”.

Slipper: “Sorry things not working out but appreciate your frankness. In future in circumstances please arrange all communcoations (sic)”.

Slipper: “Thu tim as cannot guarantee availiability. Soo u missing syd harbour creises (sic: cruises)”.

Ashby: “Am I missing it now?”

Slipper: “Suspect if you miss”

Slipper: “If you miss ok. Tim has girlfrien abd”.

Slipper: “And pete needs to sort ou”.

Slipper: “ok your call. Sorry? You still happy to ? come to can ? if not can cover”.

——-//——–

February 2:

Slipper: “And suspect I’m pretty stressed about next week”.

Ashby: “Yeah I get that. Just be mindful we all carry the same level of commitment and stress for various reasons”.

Slipper: “Ok :)”.

Slipper: “How daily? Media?

——-//——–

February 26 text exchange:

5.37pm – Slipper texts Ashby: “with the number of ‘followers” on twitter”.

7.18pm – Slipper: “Lucky canberra. Tim (third person) thought you were a nice twink!”.

7.32pm: Text sent again

7.35pm – Ashby: “Why would he have seen a pic of me? Thatr’s a little weird that comment from him. Weird he was having that convo with u”.

7.56pm – Slipper: “Met u in person”.

8pm – Ashby: “Oh Tim. What was the discussion about”.

8.01pm – Slipper: “U”

8.02pm – Ashby: “In a good way I hope”

8.03pm – Slipper: “Bout whether your loyatly was to thugs in LNP or to me! I told him I was hopeful your loyalty was to me”.

Slipper: “;;) ok I do like you but must understand I get upset when you play with my enemies and keep me in the dark. It is not what I expect of someone I considered I am close to. If you find this intolerable please discuss”.

——-//——–

March 1: Both Slipper and Ashby are in Slipper’s parliamentary office. Slipper “put his hand on the arm of the applicant and stroked the applicant’s arm stating in low tones: ‘You do such a beautiful job with these videos’. Ashby dropped his arm to stop the touching”.

——-//——–

March 20: Ashby was in his office and Slipper “walked into the office and said ‘Can I kiss you both’. There was no other person present in the office. Ashby said ‘no’ very loudly”.

Quick Slipper, think of an excuse, did someone steal your phone? (like Craig Thompson claims happened with his credit card for hookers?)

Mr Slipper, who last night was flying back from overseas, is accused of making “unwelcome suggestions of a sexual nature” through mobile phone text messages and in private conversations.

Government Leader of the House Anthony Albanese said he had not known about the allegations before reading about them in the newspaper. Gee good to see he is on top of things. Slipper has a pile of claims made against him, these sexual ones, rorts, drunkenness in parliament, He as a pompous drunk who catches cabs and limo’s everywhere because he is was always on the piss and could not drive himself. He is a legend inside the house for his grog.

”It isn’t appropriate to comment on the detail of legal proceedings of which, obviously, I would have no knowledge,” he told reporters in Sydney today.

”It’s important that we recognise the separation between the judicial arm and the political arm of the state.”

He emphasised there were no allegations of the kind against any Labor government MPs. He also said police should be able to determine without any political interference any action they might take over the allegations relating to travel claims.

The life and times of Peter Slipper, the pompous over spending, rot ripping Speaker of Parliament.Time to go buddy!

Alleged text message exchanges.

The court documents also claimed Mr Slipper would regularly send “bizarre” kisses to him by ending text messages with an “X”.

One text message from Mr Slipper to Mr Ashby merely read xxx.

According to an application filed in the Federal Court yesterday, Mr Slipper asked Mr Ashby to shower with the bathroom door open at his Canberra home.

And after complaining of having a sore neck, Mr Slipper arranged for a massage, during which he made moaning noises indicating “intense sexual pleasure”.

Mr Ashby claimed that a month after starting work with the Speaker, he asked him if he had ever taken part in a gay sex act, later making other comments. I hope Ashby has kept the messages on his phone. Slipper will say somebody stole his phone and sent them, like Craig Thompson said about his credit cards for hookers, and then put it back in his wallet…haha

According to Mr Ashby, in a series of text messages Mr Slipper sent Mr Ashby in February he told the staff member, “if you are interested we could be closer”. But his attempt to forge a closer relationship was rejected by the adviser, who joined the Speaker’s office in December.

According to the court documents, the Howard government was aware of Mr Slipper’s sexual relationship with another young male adviser – and other allegations of sexual harassment – as early as 2003. MP’s have known about this weasel for a decade and longer, he must have something on some of the power brokers because he keeps on going full steam ahead. Tell me another job in the world where you can openly drink to intoxication and carry one, in view of all. He has done it for years in Parliament House. Notice the constant red face? Alcoholic…

Anthony McClellan, a spokesman for Mr Ashby, said: “Mr Ashby has nothing further to add at this time.”

Slipping into more scandal

THE persistent sexual advances alleged to have been made by the Speaker of the Australian Parliament leave him with no choice but to immediately stand down.

For Peter Slipper to continue in high office is unacceptable until the courts decide the truth of what are described as attempts to seduce junior male members of his staff.

If the Liberal Party defector does not step aside, Prime Minister Julia Gillard must remove him. She has pretended he is not there, never comments about him, IGNORES HIM like Craig Thompson, another leech

Ms Gillard, who offered Mr Slipper the job to shore up her numbers, might have to find another Speaker from her own ranks, but would presumably still be able to rely on Mr Slipper’s vote from the crossbenches.

What the public would think of such a swill might have no immediate effect on the Government, which has shown it regards staying in power above alleged scandals, such as the claims made against Labor MP Craig Thomson.

But the voters would be likely to turn even more viciously against the Prime Minister.

The allegations made against Mr Slipper in an application in the Federal Court involve a history of sexual advances towards junior male staff when he was a Liberal Party member and since being appointed Speaker last year.

While unproven, the allegations are of disgraceful conduct. He was supposedly seen on a video as long ago as 2003 climbing through a bedroom window and lying down with a junior staff member and “hugging him in an intimate fashion”.

This allegedly led to a complaint, but nothing further was done to stop Mr Slipper using his office to “foster sexual relationships with young male staff members”. Fine, he is a homosexual, but at work? This government (and previous ones, are as weak as piss dealing with these issues. Parliament House is treated like a private Home, and everything inside it treated as private and confidential, consensual even…Well it is NOT, it is paid for by the taxpayers, and is a place of the business of Australia.

According to the complaint, Mr Slipper inquired if someone whose “sexual orientation” appeared to interest him would accept a job as a media adviser.

Other allegations involve the staff member who has made the complaint being asked why he did not leave the shower door open when he was sharing an apartment with Mr Slipper in Canberra and asking for him to perform “neck massages” while he lay on a bed.

Whatever Mr Slipper’s own sexual orientation, the question remains whether he was using his position as an MP to proposition young male staff.

These are astonishing allegations and, while they remain to be tested in court, there is no recourse but for the Speaker to step aside. Whether the Prime Minister appoints a Labor MP in his place or approaches one of the independents, such as Rob Oakeshott or Tony Windsor, remains to be seen. There is even the possibility that Ms Gillard might offer the job to another independent, Andrew Wilkie, in the hope of resurrecting his support.

Whatever might happen is impossible to predict in one of Australia’s most tumultuous parliaments.

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Another Labor Leadership Challenge #2012 Rudd v Gillard


Just to lighten the load folks here is my view on the challenge on Monday….Childish maybe, but so is the antics of these 2 egotistical power freaks… I was inspired by an article in the Herald Sun I saw last night asking, if this was a movie, what would it be…Well does anyone remember the franchise called REVENGE OF THE NERDS?

Julia Gillard v Kevin Rudd…………………Just remember this is a light-hearted topic out of context in the criminals and crooks arena…Or is it? The whole thing reeks…(backstabbing, spillage of blood on the party floor, corruption, false accusations, secret leaks, waste of public money, sleazy back room deals, etc) = huge waste of our taxpayer money no matter what…

Which also means the next sitting of Parliament is going to be a huge waste of time (But then again what has changed, apart from Slipper the self-appointed Grand master….)

AS always Wikipedia is on the pulse they even have a page on this issue here

If only it were a Movie folks! Anyway I hope you enjoy my little piece of art…Feel free to pass it around.

Pedophiles and Suppression orders! Who are they protecting?


Excuse my uneducated use of the English language but I am writing this as I think, because I am outraged with the happenings is SA and the protection these criminals are hiding under…

SUPPRESSION orders protect paedophiles while increasing the suffering of victims, a victim says. And so do I, only the powerful get these bloody suppression orders for the most part have you noticed? So it is not about protecting the innocent, it is all about protecting the damn rich and powerful, the ones with reputations who are so desperate to protect. To hide behind highly paid solicitors, barristers and QC‘s to find minute get out of jail clauses dating back 30, 40, 50, 100, 200 years old ancient laws that are so overdue for updates and rewording.

These disgusting criminals hide behind this protection, not to shout their innocence, but to hide their guilt. South Australia is one state that lags into the dark ages as is Victoria, with laws that have not kept up with the changes in the world we live. hard-working task forces go out and catch these perverts molesting and taking advantage of our children (if not ours, someone’s children, whether here or overseas, for their own sick gratification. They hide behind an absolute network of protection from those that aid them with their sick chat rooms, to lenient ISP’s, to Government insiders who are paedophile themselves, alerting those involved to imminent raids or crackdowns.

We have not even got to the arrest stage and charges worthy of their crimes. Then we have a legal system full of nooks and crannies where these snake-bellies can slither through before trial.

Because there is a whole network of legal minds that I would suspect range from solicitors, to registrars, to Judges right up the appeal stages, who just happen to convince weak gutless departments like the public prosecutors office that they have no chance of the charges being found because of some word or term written in an ancient law decades before the information highway came along.

How can we have a fair and just system of justice if we are not recognising the current day measures and practices these paedophiles are going to, to not only avoid detection, but also pubic scrutiny and punishment if they avoid conviction all together or the very least keep their pathetic name and “Reputation” in tact?

Bastards like these tossers in South Australia at the moment, Hiding the  pedophilia convictions of Peter John Marshall a secret for eight months after he was found guilty. But there is more much more, I have ex government officials and workers write to me often telling of the secrets in SA…It is an absolute Outrage in 2012 that this is happening while someone swearing in the vicinity of a copper is being convicted and having a black mark against them for life…

Suppression orders banning media revealing Marshall’s guilt  or from publishing any other details about his case .Thank god these were lifted the other day in SA

Outside court, the man said Marshall  the “informal son” of fallen Adelaide celebrity Ric Marshall  should have been treated no differently to any other criminal.

“It’s about time he was publicly named. Close to eight months have passed since he was found guilty,” he said.

“It’s disgusting, as far as I’m concerned, that he has been allowed to walk the streets with the sort of protection that a suppression order provides.

“All of the effects his crimes have had on his victims have been amplified beyond the pale. It really does seem like the system is geared to protect the perpetrator.”

PUTRID MEN LIKE THIS FOLKS NEED TO BE NAMED AND SHAMED REGARDLESS OF STATUS, MONEY POWER OR POSITION

THE OTHER MAN (WELL NOT MAN, CREATURE THAT MAKES MY SKIN CRAWL LIKE MANY OTHERS, IS THE SA MP HIDING BEHIND OUTRAGEOUS ANCIENT GUTLESS SUPPRESSION ORDERS IS A NAME I HAVE ALREADY EXPOSED.

A CREATURE TRYING TO PLEAD DOWN HIS CRIMES TO NO DOUBT MAKE SURE HE GETS SOME OF THE RICHES THAT SOMEWHAT DISGRACEFULLY ENTITLE UNDESERVING MEMBERS OF OUR STATE AND FEDERAL PARLIAMENTS TO HUGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY THAT THE NORMAL LAW ABIDING AUSSIE CAN ONLY EVER DREAM ABOUT.

HE WAS ONCE THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MP AND ACTING POLICE MINISTER BERNARD FINNIGAN click his name to see the other articles about him on our site. (they will chuck me in jail before I not show this bastards name, hidden from taxpayers in South Australia

Sleaze bag and Kiddie porn collector MP Bernard Finnigan desperately trying to find legal loopholes and outs in the courts


 

Peter John Marshall aka Peter Leith, outside the District Court today

Marshall, 58, of Eastwood, was originally charged with Ric Marshall, 81, but the older man was ruled mentally unfit to stand trial.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Ric Marshall worked extensively on television and with the notorious Cottage Theatre.

Prosecutors alleged Peter Marshall’s victims were between the ages of 11 and 12, and were abused at various locations between 1971 and 1975.

Marshall stood trial in a closed court, with all evidence and transcript suppressed.

In June, Judge Anne Bampton found him guilty of one count of persistent sexual exploitation and three counts of buggery  but suppressed that verdict.

Yesterday, the victim said that child abuse was ignored in Adelaide’s “secretive 1970s culture”. “Ric Marshall was a huge celebrity in this town and he, Peter and the people around them were afforded all sorts of luxuries,” he said.

“The fact is, people in those circles turned a blind eye to what was going on … I look back and remember how  most of the time  I was treated abominably while another adult stood just a few feet away.”

Judge Bampton remanded Marshall on continuing bail for further submissions next month.

Pedophile Ex MP Terry Martin


A FORMER Tasmanian MP has admitted he spent $150,000 on 162 different prostitutes in the two years before his arrest over sex with a child in September, 2009.

Another fine specimen of a man held in high esteem in public office found out to be a dirty old pervert, pedophile and kiddie porn lover, a disgrace. I can bet you he used public money spending up on hundreds of prostitutes, surely they must have been in need of the money…I hope he gets plenty of action in jail….

God I would like to discover so much more about this case…Like what money was he using, was he on the taxpayers time whilst screwing 162 prostitutes over 2 years? The fat bastard mustn’t last long because surely if he was that active he would lose a few pounds. But what is most disturbing is the under-age sex with obviously Under age young girls….Dirty filthy child porn stashed in locked drawers in his house and he wants to blame his medication???!!!! What a load of bullshit that is…

Dirty fat disgusting Ex MP Terry Martin

Terry Martin, 54, sobbed in the dock as the Supreme Court in Hobart watched his recorded interview  yesterday.

Mr Martin’s distress was palpable – both in court and on the DVD recording – when the questioning turned to a stack of child pornography found in a locked drawer in the study of his Claremont home.

Mr Martin had oral sex with a 12-year-old and took sexually explicit photos of her at his home in September, 2009, after she was advertised as a prostitute by her mother and the mother’s partner.

Mr Martin has pleaded not guilty to underage sex charges and one count of producing child pornography, arguing that he believed the girl was 18, as advertised at the time.

The former MP accused of having sex with a 12-year-old sold into prostitution told police he jokingly asked the girl her real age…

During the police interview he was shown photographs taken by him of the girl performing oral sex on him.

impression the girl was 18.

“If I have slept with a 12-year-old, then it is the most disgusting thing I can imagine,” he said.

“The bottom line is she advertised herself as 18 and she told me in the flesh that she was 18.”

“Honestly, I would never knowingly have sex with someone who was under 18. It’s abhorrent and it sickens me.”

At one stage during the interview, Martin broke down in tears and said, “She can’t have been 12.”
He admitted he “usually” did take photos during sex with women. What a hero he is, the fat lard…

He cried as he told the two detectives he had since learned a side effect of one of the drugs he had been prescribed for his Parkinson’s Disease was hyper-sexuality.

“Until five years ago I found porn disgusting,” he told them.

He said he discovered it “on the bloody net” during a highly sexual relationship with a “beautiful, intelligent” woman 15 years younger than him, who he had started seeing 10 months after his 2005 diagnosis.

When that ended and the Legislative Council voted on prostitution reforms, he started thinking about sex workers for the first time, he said.

While in Melbourne in 2007 he had his first sexual experience with a prostitute and told police after that he was hooked.

“It was ruining my life, I couldn’t stop,” he said – adding that was the case even after he and his “gorgeous” former partner became “sex buddies” again.

He said he could not explain why he had been downloading and printing child pornography.

He said it was all due to his addiction to porn and sex.

Former Glenorchy Mayor and Legislative Councillor Terry Martin sobbed in the dock as he admitted to spending $150,000 on prostitutes over two years.

“It’s just been f–king up my life – and now you tell me I’ve slept with a 12-year-old?” he sobbed.

The trial resumes today.

Outgoing MPs take “Farewell Tours” on the gravy train


Outgoing MPs take “Farewell Tours” on the gravy train

Outgoing MP's just cannot help themselves...

Like bloody fading movie stars, or old crooners these public servants somehow feel entitled to farewell tours, one last greedy grab for a free holiday, shamefully barely masked as a study tour or some other nonsense. How out of step with the community is this rot? How much longer are we going to be treated as fools?

These little piglets need to realise Google is their friend and there is absolutely no need in this day and age with the technology available  that they are doing US a service on these junkets, to wine and dine, stay at the best hotels, why we all struggle to pay our weekly bills, little less care about the construction of hand rails in a tourist resort in never never land…

RETIRING federal MPs have splurged almost $400,000 of taxpayer funds on global jaunts that took in the US, France, Italy – and Mongolia.

In the latest example of public waste, It has been revealed a cosy deal between the Coalition and Labor allows departing MPs to have a final lap of honour – at the public’s expense.

They are usually rewarded with first-class airfares to global travel hot-spots.

Only three of the MPs who travelled overseas during the past year or so did not stand at last year’s election.

Of the 19 MPs who spread their wings in the past year, the most expensive trip was taken by Tasmanian Kerry O’Brien.

The ex-Labor senator spent $65,000 over three months in New York from September to December last year as a delegate to the United Nations.

Michael Forshaw, another ex-Labor senator, visited France twice in the space of a few months last year, also travelling to Sweden, the UK and Switzerland on ”overseas study”. His costs were $38,000.

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David Hawker, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, led a four-person delegation to Bhutan and Mongolia just weeks before Julia Gillard called the election.

The trip cost about $75,000 but Mr Hawker – who also qualifies for the lifetime gold pass – yesterday said the delegation had done ”good work”.

The trip included former Labor minister Bob Debus, the Nationals’ Kay Hull and ex-Labor senator, Annette Hurley.
Wilson Tuckey, the outspoken ex-Liberal MP, spent almost $25,000 on a ”study tour” of Canada, China and South Korea. He was overseas when the election was called, and subsequently lost his seat.

Among highlights of his 16-day overseas trip, Mr Tuckey wrote of travelling ”to the Canadian ski resort of Whistler to observe the use of rail assets for tourism”.

Danna Vale, who was one of John Howard’s favourite colleagues, also enjoyed her last months in the Parliament.

The former Liberal MP spent almost six weeks in Britain at the height of the European summer last year – at a cool cost of $14,800. Of the 19 former MPs and senators who went global, 11 were members of the Coalition and seven were ALP.

Senior political figures confirm an ”informal agreement” exists that ensures retiring MPs are ”rewarded” with overseas junkets.

But they are not restricted to the major parties. Steve Fielding, the former Family First senator, spent $16,000 on a trip to Europe.

Gordon Nuttall-Parliament finds him Guilty fined $82,000


It will be very interesting today in the Qld parliament, when history is made with disgraced politician Gordon Nuttall appearing from court to address the house…He is a lying thieving conniving corrupt criminal who was caught out. Now he may be about to spill the beans on others.

UPDATE 4.30 pm 12/05/11 FOUND GUILTY IN PARLIAMENT

STATE Parliament has found Gordon Nuttall guilty of contempt charges and fined him $82,000.

Mr Nuttall was this afternoon handed a $2000 fine for each of the 41 instances of contempt, which relate to corrupt payments he received from Queensland businessmen.

Summing up this afternoon’s debate, Leader of the House Judy Spence said Mr Nuttall “didn’t give us any evidence to want a lesser judgment”.

She said handing down the maximum fine recognised “the seriousness of this crime”.

Earlier, Premier Anna Bligh dismissed Mr Nuttall’s appeals for leniency on the grounds he could not afford the fine or that he had already been convicted in the courts..

“I listened hard to hear a sense of remorse or regret,” she told State Parliament this afternoon as she seconded a motion that he be given the full $82,000 fine.

Ms Bligh said Mr Nuttall spent half the time of his speech levelling allegations against the DPP and the CMC but that he provided no evidence to back up his claims and had not made any official complaint.

Ms Bligh said she had initially defended Mr Nuttall publicly as a “decent and honest person” and that he had used elaborate schemes to hide his deceit.

“I join the Leader of the House in how I felt betrayed by actions of Mr Nuttall,” she said.

Mr Nuttall has referenced the biblical story of Daniel in the lion’s den, Al Capone and even Breaker Morant in an emotional address to Parliament.

And the disgraced former minister ended with a reference to the biblical quote “judge not lest ye be judged”.

Nuttall took the floor in Queensland Parliament to defend contempt charges, making history as the first convicted criminal to do so.

Wearing a suit with a red tie and blue shirt, he looked gaunt and sombre as he prepared to speak.

Disgraced former Labor Government Minister Gordon Nuttall speaks before State Parliament to defend himself on contempt charges.

FORMER Labor minister and convicted criminal Gordon Nuttall is making wild allegations as he seeks revenge for his imprisonment, says former Queensland premier Peter Beattie.

Gordon Nuttall, disgraced politician

Nuttall will appear at the bar of state parliament on Thursday when, for the first time, MPs will hear from a prisoner defending himself against charges of contempt of parliament.

The former Health Minister was jailed in 2009 for 36 counts of receiving secret commissions from businessmen while a minister in the Beattie government.

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He is set to face the bar of parliament at midday (AEST), when he will be given 45 minutes to argue why he should not be fined $82,000 for not disclosing the payments under parliamentary rules.

Nuttall will wear a suit and will not be handcuffed when he addresses the House, his barrister John Rivett said.

Mr Beattie said Nuttall would seek revenge for the allegations levelled against him that had led to his imprisonment.

“The first words Nuttall should utter to the assembled members are an apology for his disgraceful criminal behaviour and betrayal of his oath of office to the people of Queensland,” Mr Beattie told The Courier-Mail.

“Nothing Nuttall can say to Parliament will remove the permanent stain on his name for his corruption that includes five convictions for perjury. In my view, because of Nuttall’s betrayal of his ministerial duty, both his criminal sentence and Parliamentary penalties are far too light.”

“Nuttall refuses to accept the consequences of his corrupt behaviour.

“Nuttall is out for revenge because I referred allegations relating to him to the Crime and Misconduct Commission.

“The subsequent investigation was widened by the CMC and led to his conviction and imprisonment. I gave evidence against him in court. It is little wonder Nuttall’s motive is to seek revenge.

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“Let me deal with Nuttall’s lies.” Mr Beattie said.

“Lie number one: two ministers were the “voice at the Cabinet table” for a hotel group.

“I ran a very centralised cabinet process. Nothing went to cabinet without my approval or support.

Cabinet would not have been improperly influenced by a hotel group. Hotels were consulted along with the club industry when changes were considered to the Liquor Act or poker machine laws. After cabinet, any decision pertaining to the hotel industry was publicly announced.”

“Lie number 2: Former Minister Bob Gibbs and I were improperly enticed to quit Parliament.

“The details of Bob Gibbs’ appointment as Trade Commissioner to LA were released at the time of his appointment and subjected to media scrutiny. All questions were satisfactorily answered then. There was no sweetheart deal with Gibbs who indicated to me he was retiring from Parliament. Subsequently I offered him the LA position to use his skills for Queensland.

“There was no CJC investigation of the Gibbs appointment at the time because it was in accordance with the law.

“After my retirement as Premier I was offered a number of board appointments. I subsequently declined those appointments after Gary Crook, the Integrity Commissioner advised in a detailed opinion that a period of time needed to elapse before I accepted such positions. Subsequently Anna Bligh offered me the LA Trade Commissioner role.

“Lie 3. Nuttall alleges that a formal selection processes were improperly aborted to appoint a high-ranking public servant who was “on side” with Labor.

“I sacked the Director General of Health while Nuttall was Minister over the tragedies at Bundaberg hospital. Nuttall was very bitter about this and my decision to move him from health and eventually out of the ministry. The appointment of Ushi Schriber as the DG of the Health Department was done properly.”

Mr Beattie said no “sane person” would now believe one word Nuttall said given he is a convicted perjurer.

“In my view, because of Nuttall’s betrayal of his ministerial duty, both his criminal sentence and parliamentary penalties are far too light,” Mr Beattie said.

Mr Beattie said Nuttall had no credibility left.

“Why would any sane person now believe one word that is said by this convicted perjurer?” he said.

Mr Beattie said he had explained his position on Nuttall’s allegations in a letter to the head of Queensland’s Crime and Misconduct Commission, Martin Moynihan QC, written before he left for Latin America on April 28.

Nuttall’s barrister says the disgraced former minister never intended tape recordings of him making allegations against former and current Labor MPs to be made public.

John Rivett said this morning Nuttall is grateful that LNP MP Rob Messenger had taken up his fight, tabling recording of conversations between the pair in state parliament, however

“I think he’s grateful for Rob’s support,’’ Mr Rivett said.

“I don’t think Gordon really realise that the tape he allowed Rob to tape would be played in parliament. That wasn’t agreed to by Mr Nuttall.’’

Mr Rivett said Mr Nuttall would find it humiliating fronting parliament after once being a member.

He told morning radio Mr Nuttall will appear before the bar wearing a suit. He will not be handcuffed.

Mr Nuttall has been working on today’s speech for a couple of months.

Speaker John Mickel has told radio that at the conclusion of the speech, Nuttall will be taken by the parliament’s sergeant at arms to the custodial officers who will be just outside the doors of the chamber.

After he leaves, the house will determine if he is guilty of the 41 contempt charges and if so, what is the penalty.

Mr Mickel said it’s an emotional day for him as he went to the same school as Nuttall and has known him since he was a young man

Health Minister David Davis in trouble


This better not be true, please, can we take any more, bloody snouts in the trough will be taken to a new level!

Health Minister David Davis faces accusations 500 Club paid $130,000 legal bills

Health Minister David Davis faces accusations 500 Club paid $130,000 legal bills


THE future of Health Minister David Davis is under a cloud after allegations the fundraising arm of the Liberal Party is paying his legal bills.

Explosive claims in parliament today that secret funds were funnelled to Premier Ted Baillieu‘s chief of staff Michael Kapel to cover the bills sent MPs into a tailspin.

Parliament descended into uproar with Question Time suspended for 20 minutes and a motion of dissent brought against Speaker Ken Smith after he repeatedly blocked the Opposition‘s questions on the issue.

The $129,658.95 legal bill from Piper Alderman seen by the Herald Sun was sent on April 6 to the Liberal 500 Club – an exclusive group of party heavyweights.

The invoice which is more than 60 days overdue names Mr Kapel as the person of contact.

The bill originated after a bitter legal battle Mr Davis took against former Labor Party state secretary Stephen Newnham.

When asked in parliament if any members had gained a personal benefit from party funds Mr Davis said he did not know because he did not administer the 500 Club.

When asked he had personally benefited by receiving party funds he replied: “I don’t believe I have.”

But when challenged by Opposition spokesman for scrutiny of government Martin Pakula that his legal bills had been paid for by secret party payments he said: “I am confident that nothing has been donated by the 500 Club to me that would compromise my role as a Minister.”

Last year, Mr Davis was forced to make an unreserved apology to Mr Newnham as part of a confidential settlement of defamation case brought by the former ALP state secretary.

The libel action stemmed from a 2009 press release in which Mr Davis accused Mr Newnham of acting corruptly in his dealings with Brimbank Council.

The 500 Club charges an annual fee of $1380 for membership and promotes that it gives members regular access to politicians.

Earlier today, the Treasurer Kim Wells defended an appearance at an exclusive Liberal Party breakfast by the 500 Club claiming it was a break-even event, not a fundraiser.

Premier Ted Baillieu told ministers in February they should not attend fundraisers until a ministerial code of conduct was released.

The Opposition said Mr Wells’ appearance this morning at the 500 Club’s post-budget breakfast breached that pledge.

The fact is there are people inside who have paid a large membership fee to be able to attend this, well over $1000, and there are others that are paying to attend the breakfast. It’s clearly a fundraiser,” Opposition spokesman on scrutiny of government Martin Pakula said.

Premier Rann to speak on charged MP’s future


About bloody time this supposed leader spoke up. let’s see what he has to say, he has made a comment as a father, which at least says something, but this fat sicko MP Bernard Filthy Finnigan

has to be banished from public life forever. never ever to be seen (or paid) on behalf of the Government again! I hope he goes to jail, but who knows, the standard excuse these days is “Doing research blah blah”

SPECULATION on the future of the Labor MP on child pornography charges has grown, with Premier Mike Rann about to make a statement in Parliament.

MP Bernard Finnigan alleged Kiddie Porn pervert


Many Labor MPs are concerned about their colleague trying to take his seat in Parliament and believe he should not return until his case has been resolved.

Mr Rann said it was extremely difficult to talk about the issue of the Labor MP at the centre of the child pornography storm.

“I will not talk about that particular case,” he said.

 “But as a father and as a Premier I can’t think of anything that sickens my stomach any more than child pornography or child sexual abuse.

“Anyone found guilty of such offences is unfit for public life.”

Asked about whether the MP had been asked to stand down, Mr Rann said it was up to the MP and he could not be forced to step aside unless he was found guilty.

“I will be making a major statement to Parliament when it returns,” he said. “I am not counselling him (the MP) at all. I don’t think it would be appropriate to make any contact with that MP during a police investigation.”

Premier Rann to speak on charged MP's future


About bloody time this supposed leader spoke up. let’s see what he has to say, he has made a comment as a father, which at least says something, but this fat sicko MP Bernard Filthy Finnigan

has to be banished from public life forever. never ever to be seen (or paid) on behalf of the Government again! I hope he goes to jail, but who knows, the standard excuse these days is “Doing research blah blah”

SPECULATION on the future of the Labor MP on child pornography charges has grown, with Premier Mike Rann about to make a statement in Parliament.

MP Bernard Finnigan alleged Kiddie Porn pervert


Many Labor MPs are concerned about their colleague trying to take his seat in Parliament and believe he should not return until his case has been resolved.

Mr Rann said it was extremely difficult to talk about the issue of the Labor MP at the centre of the child pornography storm.

“I will not talk about that particular case,” he said.

 “But as a father and as a Premier I can’t think of anything that sickens my stomach any more than child pornography or child sexual abuse.

“Anyone found guilty of such offences is unfit for public life.”

Asked about whether the MP had been asked to stand down, Mr Rann said it was up to the MP and he could not be forced to step aside unless he was found guilty.

“I will be making a major statement to Parliament when it returns,” he said. “I am not counselling him (the MP) at all. I don’t think it would be appropriate to make any contact with that MP during a police investigation.”

Bernard Finnigan refuses to resign-No wonder


Update 9th June 2011

UPPER House MP Bernard Finnigan turned up at Parliament for a ridiculous self-indulgent cameo today….The fat pervert selfish in the extreme, not even giving the government the respect to stay around for more than a few minutes

 The former leader of the Government in the Upper House appeared at 4.35pm and left after eight minutes at 4.43pm. He resumed his seat on the back bench on the Government side on the chamber, but did not make any comment or contribute to the debate.

Mr Finnigan refused to explain his absence for seven straight sittings to reporters and would not say if he intended to keep his seat. He walked slowly to the carpark before driving off.

Under parliamentary rules, MPs are automatically dismissed from office if they miss 12 consecutive sitting days without being granted leave, traditionally allowed in instances of sickness.

Mr Finnigan missed seven sitting days and was required to attend before June 23 to avoid being sacked, and forfeiting his $130,000 base salary, access to an office and staff as well as subsidised car and phone use. His appearance yesterday means he can remain absent until September 14.

He only needed to attend Parliament today long enough to have his appearance noted to win another 12-sitting day reprieve from expulsion.

 

The South Australian MP and acting Police Minister(up until the other day) Bernard Finnigan  at the centre of a child pornography scandal is resisting calls to quit State Parliament.

Firstly, I had some feedback from non believers here , SO

Anyone doubting it his him (As some supporters are…shame on you) check these out…Then get a firm grip on the realities of the victims in these crimes…Innocent children

Here he is at the house when the media swamped his house

Bernard Finnigan, Clearly Identifiable at his home as shown in the media videos

This dirty sleazy filthy rotten conniving fat paedophile wannabe busted with kiddie porn. and masquerading as a good catholic boy, a self-proclaimed servant of Christ!!! Should of become a priest, or maybe thank god he didn’t, he then would have had easy access to boys…Get this fat ugly bastard into jail fast please…

On Wednesday, Operation Decimate detectives arrested the MP, who was later charged with possessing child pornography, an aggravated account of possessing child pornography and two counts of taking steps to access the material.

Filthy Finnigan still gets to enjoy this, The Members Lounge in South Australia's Parliament House, if he wishes!!!

The maximum penalty for an aggravated offence is seven years’ jail.

MPs convicted of an offence with a maximum sentence of more than two years in prison are forced to forfeit their seat. BUT up until then if he stays in Parliament

CONSIDER THIS…Imagine anyone but a politician keeping all this after being arrested

  •  Finnigan will continue to draw a taxpayer-funded salary ahead of an expensive legal battle.
  •  Finnigan Despite being urged by some colleagues to step down for the good of the party. HE REFUSING- He is greedy as well!
  •  Finnigan has enlisted high-priced lawyer Michael Abbott, QC, who charges clients several thousand dollars a day.WHO WILL END UP PAYING FOR THIS?
  • Finnigan receive an annual salary of $130,000 and extra income for committee or Cabinet work. Finnigan is pulling in $2500 a week minimum since this has happened 
  • Finnigan remains free to access a Parliament House office and use a taxpayer-funded phone and subsidised car. HE SHOULD BE SUSPENDED AND BE PAYING HIS OWN WAY
  • Finnigan also has a staffer who assists with his electorate and personal matters IMAGINE THE POOR STAFFERS given the job of continuing to have to bow to this bastard

It remains unclear whether Finnigan  will report for work when Parliament resumes on May 3.

Under parliamentary rules, Finnigan  will be automatically dismissed from office if he misses 12 sitting days without special permission.

MP Bernard Finnigan and Kiddie Porn pervert

One Labor source said that Finnigan should immediately quit and give the party clear air to begin recovering from its recent collapse in opinion polls. Others said the MP should address the allegations publicly and clear colleagues of suspicion. (In relation to it being suppressed in SA)

It can also be revealed that police were allowed inside Parliament House on Wednesday night while a separate raid was conducted at Finnigan’s House

Police are understood to have been permitted entry by parliamentary staff but without the permission of the presiding members, as required by convention. Police would not comment yesterday or say if any material was seized.

Parliament has historically granted extended leave for MPs in circumstances of sickness, but it can be denied by a vote.

Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond said Labor must decide if the accused MP could be effective in Parliament, given the “stress and trauma”.

“I can’t imagine that anyone, innocent or guilty, charged with offences like this could discharge the duties of the office,” she said.

“Therefore I expect that it is appropriate for that person to go on leave. I think it’s reasonable for them to stay on (as a parliamentarian) and receive a base salary.”

People charged with sex offences in South Australia cannot be identified. However, within hours of the charges becoming public, Finnigan was widely named on social media websites, in breach of the statutory suppression orders.