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Mal Brough changes story

Mr Brough was quoted last weekend as saying any suggestion he had known of Mr Ashby's legal action before it was launched was ''nonsense''.
Mr Brough was quoted last weekend as saying any suggestion he had known of Mr Ashby's legal action before it was launched was ''nonsense''.

THE former Howard government minister Mal Brough appears to have changed his story about what he knew of claims of sexual harassment and misuse of travel entitlements by Peter Slipper.

Mr Brough confirmed yesterday he had met the former aide James Ashby three times and had sought legal advice on his behalf in relation to his claims against his then boss, Mr Slipper.

However, Mr Brough was quoted last weekend as saying any suggestion he had known of Mr Ashby's legal action before it was launched was ''nonsense''.

Changed his story ... Mal Brough has admitted that he had in fact met James Ashby for legal advice in relation to claims against Mr Slipper. Photo: Rebecca HallasMr Brough was engaged in a brutal campaign for preselection by the Liberal National Party for Mr Slipper's seat of Fisher before Mr Slipper resigned his party membership and became an independent MP last year.

Mr Brough is now almost certain to gain preselection, which would clear the way for his return to federal Parliament.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au

Topics:  cab charge, james ashby, mal brough, peter slipper, sexual harassment


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