FINE LEGAL MIND WELL WORTH DEFENDING
IT is hard to remain silent when an unknown and inexperienced member of the Labor Party challenges the professional integrity and competence of Damian Bugg QC, one of the finest legal minds that Tasmania has ever produced (“QC defends MP inquiry”,
Mercury, November 5). As Minister for Justice, I worked with Damien Bugg for four years. During that time, he, as Director of Public Prosecutions, with Inspector John Woolley, conducted an inquiry into allegations against a commissioner of police.
I believe that inquiry to have been the most thorough investigation ever undertaken in the history of Tasmania.
Labor’s obsession with dragging this issue out and trying to “dig up dirt” on opponents is unbecoming of any member of Parliament.
Do current Labor members of Parliament forget the tryst of their former minister with a ministerial driver?
I don’t recall a vicious attack on that minister by members of the Opposition.
When it comes to competence and integrity, I’d put my money on Damian Bugg, QC. His record is impeccable. He was also chosen as Director for Public Prosecutions for the Commonwealth. Surely that says something. Ronald Cornish Rose Bay