Nicola Roxon must resign. She has disgraced the office of Attorney-General with her highly inappropriate involvement in the Peter Slipper case. The latest revelations that Roxon commandeered her department and the Australian Government Solicitor to protect Peter Slipper and slander James Ashby is a new low for the Attorney-General. She knew of Slipper’s text messages months before he finally resigned yet continued to support him.
Roxon has politicised the Office of the Attorney-General and dragged her office through the mud. Her behaviour would be unacceptable for a junior official in the department; it is unforgivable in the Attorney-General herself.
Roxon has shown poor judgement throughout, compounding her errors as a second-rate lawyer.
She is unfit to be Attorney-General and should resign or be dismissed. Her file should be stamped: “never for ministerial position again”.