SPEAKER Peter Slipper is facing
explosive allegations he sexually harassed a young male adviser and
misused taxpayer-funded Cabcharge dockets in a major new crisis for the
The man who holds the highest parliamentary office in Australia is
accused by a key adviser, James Ashby, 33, of making "unwelcome sexual
advances" and "unwelcome sexual comments".
Mr Ashby, in court documents obtained by The Daily Telegraph, alleges Mr Slipper, 62, only recruited him "for the purpose of pursuing a sexual relationship".
The Australian Federal Police will also be asked to investigate conduct by Mr Slipper in relation to the use of public funds.