Peter Slipper, Barrie Cassidy and the ABC in "the matter is before the court"
The ABC has published its interview with Peter Slipper here.
Mr Slipper is involved in matters that are currently before two of our courts, he faces criminal charges in the Canberra Magistrates' Court and he is the respondent in two matters before the Federal Court,
Ashby v Slipper - NSD22/2013 ; Harmer v Slipper - NSD31/2013
Each of Ashby and Harmer have appealed against Justice Rares judgement in
The Ashby appeal wasn't mentioned in the interview. There's a danger in relying on preliminary findings in matters that are subject to an appeal where proceedings are on foot.
There's a greater danger for media organisations that fail to inform their listeners about the appeal process.
Here are some previous examples of the ABC and the "matter is before the court" reason not to talk about things that don't suit you.