It is “disgraceful” the previous lover of Liberal frontbencher Alan Tudge will obtain a payout of $500,000 of taxpayers’ cash, says Sky News host Chris Kenny.
Mr Tudge stepped other than his function final yr amid an investigation into abuse allegations by a former staffer and ex-lover.
Former adviser Rachelle Miller alleged her relationship with Mr Tudge was emotionally, and on one event, bodily abusive.
The inquiry discovered he had not breached ministerial requirements.
Mr Tudge has strenuously denied the allegations.
“Quite clearly, most taxpayers will be astounded and dismayed by this.” Mr Kenny mentioned.
“Certainly, we always need to look out for victims, and investigate claims and ensure people get justice. But where was the injustice here?
“The injustice here is to Alan Tudge and ultimately to taxpayers.”