One Nation and Tony Abbott

vivity
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16th Apr 2013
11:51pm
Posted vivity
Pauline Hanson uncovered

Pauline Hanson with One Nation director David Ettridge in 1998.

 

A LAWSUIT by One Nation Party co-founder David Ettridge against federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott will head to court next month.

 

Mr Ettridge is suing federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott for damages of more than $1.5 million.

He has accused Mr Abbott of acting unlawfully in 1998 by assisting and encouraging litigation against One Nation in the Queensland courts.

Mr Ettridge alleges the court action was false and malicious and the resulting damage affected him greatly.

He also accuses Mr Abbott of attempting to pervert the course of justice by providing lawyers "to propel those false claims through the courts".

Mr Ettridge's lawyers served legal papers on Mr Abbott for damages on the weekend.

A spokesman for Mr Abbott told AAP the papers had been received, but declined to comment further.

 


A directions hearing is set for the Brisbane Supreme Court on May 9 and Mr Abbott has received a summons to attend.

"Before Tony Abbott can become prime minister of Australia he needs to be judged on his suitability to hold the highest office in Australia," Mr Ettridge told AAP in a statement.

"For his role in this disgraceful period of Australian political history, Tony Abbott has never been brought to account." 
 
 
 
Well our coming Election has just got a bit more interesting!
PlanB
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17th Apr 2013
6:56am

What GREAT news that B------ed Abbott needs to be brought to account as well as Howard as he had a part in it too

kfchugo
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17th Apr 2013
7:25am

Abbott certainly has a lot to answer for. I recall that he almost single handedly waged a vicious campaign against Hanson and set up a "slush fund" to finance the proceedings. I hope they nail him to the wall, but like most politicians, he will no doubt slither out of the worst of it.

geomac
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17th Apr 2013
1:29pm

Unfortunately you are probably right hugo .

Pommy
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17th Apr 2013
9:44am

Interesting timing !!!!! 

17th Apr 2013
10:06am

There is an interesting timeline article about this at Tony Abbott and the Slush Funds

seth
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17th Apr 2013
10:22am

fwed, how dare you expose St.Abbotts' twisting and turning and honest lies,

vivity
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17th Apr 2013
10:49am

Good article and summary of how it all came to pass, wonder if Pauline Hanson will get any compensation if it is shown that was all deliberately engineered. I see she is thinking of re-standing as an MP.

PlanB
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17th Apr 2013
2:14pm

There is an interesting timeline article about this at Tony Abbott and the Slush Funds

 

 


Thanks very much for those links Fwed

 

 

Pommy
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17th Apr 2013
3:49pm

Thanks fwed - it just confirms my view that politics is a dirty game and it's politicians who make it that way. I think that when we vote we actually vote for whoever we consider the best of a bad lot - not much to choose between any of them. I admit there are a few  politicians who serve their contituents as well as they are able, given that a good number of decisions are made based on party lines and not what their constituents necessarily want.   I am talkikng about all sides of politics, both major and minor parties.

17th Apr 2013
4:18pm

wow Pommy, I can't argue with you on that.

seth
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17th Apr 2013
6:36pm

Pommy how true tht is.

PlanB
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18th Apr 2013
6:30am

Ted Mack was a good one

seth
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18th Apr 2013
12:04pm

Not one abbott defender? maybe it is indefensible?

Lushy
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18th Apr 2013
12:11pm

I am willing to give it a go.

Mr Abbit is honest

He dosent lie

trustworthy is his muddle name

he has big ears dosen't he ?

Cant tink of any others, sory.

seth
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18th Apr 2013
12:23pm

Slushy it was so 'face saving' for a true conservative like you to stand up for him, are you related to Tony? you bear a resemblace to his look of  anger when tony is unable to answer a question and his face quivers with angst                 Apart from that I wish you would stop licking your nose, It's not very nice.

PlanB
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18th Apr 2013
12:20pm

Honest Abbott  ROFL -- he is also SUPPOSED to be a Christian too -- and yet he does very UNchristian things and he does lie.

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