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“Peter Slipper” faces sex scandal

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The Queensland Times

DETAILED and sordid allegations of sexual harassment have been leveled at independent member for Fisher Peter Slipper by one of his top advisors James Ashby.

In reports published in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph ┬átoday, court documents allege Mr Slipper only hired the 33-year-old Sunshine Coast advisor for the purpose of pursuing a sexual relationship.

Mr Slipper has also been accused, in the past, of misusing his travel entitlements for unexplained trips to Sydney and Brisbane nightclub venues.

The Daily Telegraph report alleges Mr Slipper had inappropriate relationships with male staffers dating back years.

The report said the Howard Government was aware of problems surrounding their MP as early as 2003.

The revelations follows lengthy investigations by the Sunshine Coast Daily about Mr Slipper’s travel expenses.

Mr Ashby is the adviser who faced a police investigation after he threw the phone of a Daily journalist who asked Mr Slipper about his expenses at a recent press conference.

The police decided not to proceed after Mr Ashby refused to talk to them.

Mr Slipper, who is married with grown up children, has denied the allegations

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  1. TooMuchTime

    April 23rd, 2012

    Detailed and sordid allegations of sexual harassment have been levelled at independent member for Fisher…

    The former Liberal MP…

    He couldn’t run as a liberal so he ran as an independent instead. What’s his voting record? Wanna bet…liberal, just the same as before!

    Former, my @$$. And no, Minister Slipper, that does not mean something you can do TO me.

    The scandal will create a major headache for the Gillard government which gave Mr Slipper the top Speaker’s job to ensure its survival in Parliament.

    By the way, that’s Julia Gillard, head of the Australian Labor Party. For those that don’t know, Labor=Liberal.

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  2. Moe Tom

    April 23rd, 2012

    With all the crap going on in this country who has time to care about Austrailian queers?

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  3. norman einstein

    April 23rd, 2012

    @Moe Tom said what I was thinking, only more succinctly.

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  4. Major Mal function

    April 23rd, 2012

    Australian Liberal Party = Classical Liberalism i.e. conservative party.

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  5. DMac

    April 24th, 2012

    What exactly did they expect when they hired a guy named Fisher Peter Slipper?

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