The ABC has a piece on the end of the Cahill affair as prosecutors give up investigating whether the former Chief Magistrate Ron Cahill interfered in an assault case involving a high profile Canberran so cosseted by the system than the public cannot be told their name.
Prosecutors have now informed Mr Cahill’s lawyers that there is no reasonable prospect of a conviction and the investigation will be dropped.
Mr Cahill says his reputation has been restored.
“A little concerned that it took so long. I don’t know the reason for that really, I’m a bit mystified. I thought it was fairly straight forward,” he said.
“I don’t believe I did anything wrong at all and still adhere to that from day one.”
And yet a Chief Magistrate was ripped from the bench and then the whole thing made to go away once he agreed to go quietly into the night.
And the public will not be trusted with the truth.
That’s how the big end of this town rolls.