Wrong man men­tioned

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

IN MY let­ter pub­lished re­cently I made the com­ment that it had been re­ported that the pre­vi­ous law firm of Sen­a­tor Eric Abetz stood to gain $ 17 mil­lion from its in­volve­ment with the royal com­mis­sion into trade unions. In do­ing so I re­lied upon a state­ment made by La­bor’s Joel Fitzgib­bon.

How­ever, Mr Fitzgib­bon has now pointed out it was the law firm of the At­tor­ney- Gen­eral, Sen­a­tor Ge­orge Bran­dis. Mr Fitzgib­bon apol­o­gised to Sen­a­tor Abetz.

I do not see the need to apol­o­gise as I made it clear the as­ser­tion was not mine and I doubt Sen­a­tor Abetz would feel ag­grieved by any­thing I might say. How­ever, I be­lieve your read­ers should be made aware.

KEN McEL­LIG­OTT,

Townsville.

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