19 October 2010

$20k of SFA for Ron Cahill

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In the ever disturbing Ron Cahill affair the Liberals’ Vicki Dunne is now pointing out that the scrapped investigation into the matter didn’t come cheap for the little it did:

“In answer to my question on notice on the subject, the Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, told me that the ACT Government Solicitor spent almost $11,700, including $3,000 to counsel assisting the commission and $6,240 paid to the three judicial commissioners, whose commissions were terminated only one week after their appointments.

“On top of that, the Director of Public Prosecutions spent $7,161 on a legal opinion from the NSW DPP,” Mrs Dunne said.

“Mr Corbell’s answer did not go into the costs of the police investigation into the matter or the time costs for government staff in managing the various processes.

Vicki seems to have been against the investigation ever being established.

Others might have preferred it was concluded and its findings made public.

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The wheels of justice turn slowly and time is money…Ron is a good bloke. Let him enjoy his retirement.

Sounds like about a weeks work, probably less as I would imagine the majority of work would have been performed by fairly high level solicitors.

No surprise that the insufficent evidence to gain a conviction was put forward.

In this case, it sounds like a big bill…

That seems a piffling amount to me

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