Former political staffer, James Ashby, has alleged Federal MP Graham Perritt and his “best mate” Peter Slipper of pursuing him like “a dog with a bone”.
The allegations come after Australian Federal Police went to the Sunshine Coast property Mr Ashby works at, with a warrant for items that “relate to the diaries of Peter Slipper”.
Mr Ashby says the diaries were handed to police in 2012 and that the “fishing exercise” would bring up nothing.
James Ashby: “They’ve been given diaries years ago. So these guys today will find nothing new. I don’t have copies of those diaries. They’re more than welcome to search, but I can assure you nothing in this search warrant will come up.”