The Coalition is obsessive about Bernard Collaery and is now utilizing Parliament to make false allegations in opposition to him.
Shadow attorney-general Julian Leeser yesterday used parliamentary privilege to make a rare and false assault on Lawyer-Normal Mark Dreyfus’ determination to finish the prosecution of Bernard Collaery, alleging it might have been as a result of “Collaery was an attorney-general within the ACT Labor authorities”.
Leeser’s declare is blatantly mistaken: Collaery was attorney-general in an ACT Liberal authorities below Trevor Kaine from 1989 to 1991, after serving to deliver down a minority Labor authorities in December 1989. Leeser — who was 13 on the time — clearly has little grasp of the historical past of the Canberra Liberals.
Requested by Crikey what proof he had a few hyperlink between Collaery and Labor, Leeser declined to reply.
Hold studying in regards to the Coalition’s renewed assault on Collaery.
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