Cast your mind back to the fiasco of the Narrabundah Longstay Caravan Park sale. The Zivcos, the statements by the charity (Koomarri) pocketing $2 million and walking away, the crazy residents. It was a Canberra FUBAR circus of the first water and kept local news hounds entertained for months.
Less entertained however was the CEO of Koomarri, Margaret Spalding. The Canberra Times brings word of her efforts to sue 2CC for defamation over their reporting and opinionating of the whole sorry business.
“Ms Spalding is claiming the remarks were defamatory because they implied she was a liar, was a knowing party in a cold, ruthless plan to throw residents on to the street and had behaved deplorably.”
It’ll be interesting to see how honestly held opinion holds up as a defence here.