Court policies on 1 Nation staffer James Ashby’s $4.5m appeal

One particular Nation leader Pauline Hanson’s chief of staff members has unsuccessful in a bid to recoup $4.5m to address lawful prices he incurred in authorized motion against former parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper.

James Ashby in 2012 sued the commonwealth and Mr Slipper – whom he experienced labored for as a media advisor in 2011 and 2012 – alleging sexual harassment and misuse of parliamentary entitlements by Mr Slipper.

But prior to demo, Mr Ashby arrived at a settlement with the commonwealth and dropped the circumstance.

6 several years later on, Mr Ashby applied to the Finance Minister for an act of grace payment of $4.537m to address the authorized costs of the scenario but was refused.

He requested the Federal Court docket to assessment the selection, but it dismissed Ashby’s application in January past year.

Mr Ashby appealed that judgment, but missing his Federal Court docket attraction on Thursday.

Federal Court judges Anna Katzmann, Wendy Abraham and Scott Goodman observed “no merit” in his grounds of appeal and requested it be dismissed with expenses.

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