DOYLE TOO ILL FOR ANSWERS
AN investigator has been convinced Robert Doyle remains too ill to be interviewed over claims he sexually assaulted a woman at a Melbourne Health blacktie dinner.
The former lord mayor and Melbourne Health chair had been given an ultimatum to answer questions over the allegations or submit to an independent medical examination by the Department of Health.
But, as yesterday’s deadline approached, the department issued a statement saying its investigator was convinced Mr Doyle was not fit for questioning and the probe remained on hold.
“The senior independent lawyer, Mr Charles Scerri, QC, is satisfied that Mr Robert Doyle is not medically fit to be interviewed at this time,” the departmental statement said.