Attorney General Michaelia Cash has approved public funding for Michael Sukkar to defend an act of defamation. But he couldn’t think of the details.
Treasury Secretary and Housing Secretary Michael Sukkar is using taxpayer funds to defend a defamation lawsuit. But we don’t know who sued him and why.
In last night’s Senate estimates, Labor’s Murray Watt pointed to documents presented to Parliament in late August that revealed Attorney General Michaelia Cash had approved taxpayer funding for Sukkar’s statutory bills to combat a defamation claim made two weeks ago. . Under relevant regulations, the attorney general can only approve taxpayer financing for a minister’s statutory bills if litigation related to ministerial duties arises.
The document confirms payment by the Commonwealth of legal representation costs, damages and reasonable amounts payable in the settlement. In other words, anything.
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