Federal Member for Fisher, Peter Slipper has challenged Mal Brough to debate him over his role in the failed Ashby litigation which was thrown out of the Federal Court by Justice Rares as an abuse of process.
Mr Slipper has also invited Mr Brough to debate him on other issues relevant to the electorate. He issued his challenge following the very strong statement made by Mr Clive Palmer which confirmed that he had been approached by Mr Brough to fund the failed Ashbygate litigation.
“Mal Brough said to me that we needed to destroy Peter Slipper”, Mr Palmer said at his media conference.
Mr Palmer added “to me it seemed there was no case at all against Mr Slipper….that it was something a court would entertain”
Given that Mr Palmer also said “we don’t want people in politics who are desperate to get there at any price” and that “people should not lie in politics”, the people of Fisher are entitled to hear Mr Brough account for his actions in a debate with me as the Member for Fisher.
If Mr Brough fails to accept this challenge then clearly he is effectively indicating to the voting public that he has something to hide.