The sunday papers have the suggestion that the Liberal Party will try to get a criminal prosecution to stick on Slipper.


The hope for the Coalition is that Mr Slipper has breached the laws on travel entitlements in a way that could lead to prosecution - although they concede that if there were evidence to trigger one, it probably would have emerged by now.

With Mary-Jo Fisher only having finished criminal proceedings and multiple police investigations not yet having led to criminal proceedings against Thompson, trying to bring criminal proceedings against someone else looks desperate. It sounds like there's plenty of dirt to throw but they must not think that it's sufficient to discredit the Speaker or Prime Minister.