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  • magnum54
    magnum54
    9 days ago
    Quoting paulybronco on 07 Jun 2021 07:58 AM

    Just for your info....this is a extract from the article refered to.....“The ABC will pay to Company (Giles) the sum of $100,000 in respect of mediation and related costs,” Mr Anderson told the estimates hearing on Monday.

    As part of this sum, the ABC will split the cost of the mediator – about $31,000 – with Mr Porter. Defending the action cost the ABC a total of $780,000.

    And from ABC site


    He also revealed on Monday the ABC agreed to pay $100,000 in mediation costs to Industry Minister Christian Porter’s lawyer as part of the settlement of his defamation case and spent a further $680,000 defending the matter.

    Quoting magnum54 on 07 Jun 2021 08:17 AM

    The figures are the same, expressed in different ways.
    Basically Porter kept his head down for a week before he fronted the Press and put his hand up. ( Not really the action of an innocent man)
    He took out the defamation order and then realised he was about to step into a river of shit. He decided he should pull the plug and and the outcome was the legal eagles were the only ones to benefit, with the taxpayer paying about half the costs.

    Quoting paulybronco on 07 Jun 2021 08:40 AM

    So you stand by your statement...If half of the cost of the mediator was $31,000, that also made up part of ABC's total of $680,000, leaving $649,000 for their own total legal fees.
    So thinking your explanation of "The figures are the same, expressed in different ways" doesn't stand up, the uncontested and confirmed cost was $780,000.


    Total is $780,000
    which includes $100,000 payment to Porter being for half the cost of mediator ($31,000) and balance for his mediation legal fees
    the remaining sum of $680,000 also includes ABC's half of the cost of mediator, so $31,000 and balance is legal fees  $649,000

    Can't put it too many other ways
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    9 days ago
    Quoting magnum54 on 07 Jun 2021 08:17 AM

    The figures are the same, expressed in different ways.
    Basically Porter kept his head down for a week before he fronted the Press and put his hand up. ( Not really the action of an innocent man)
    He took out the defamation order and then realised he was about to step into a river of shit. He decided he should pull the plug and and the outcome was the legal eagles were the only ones to benefit, with the taxpayer paying about half the costs.

    Quoting paulybronco on 07 Jun 2021 08:40 AM

    So you stand by your statement...If half of the cost of the mediator was $31,000, that also made up part of ABC's total of $680,000, leaving $649,000 for their own total legal fees.
    So thinking your explanation of "The figures are the same, expressed in different ways" doesn't stand up, the uncontested and confirmed cost was $780,000.


    Quoting magnum54 on 07 Jun 2021 09:25 AMedited: 07 Jun 2021 09:27 AM

    Total is $780,000
    which includes $100,000 payment to Porter being for half the cost of mediator ($31,000) and balance for his mediation legal fees
    the remaining sum of $680,000 also includes ABC's half of the cost of mediator, so $31,000 and balance is legal fees  $649,000

    Can't put it too many other ways

    Finally you agree $780k not your quoted $680k.
  • magnum54
    magnum54
    8 days ago
    Quoting paulybronco on 07 Jun 2021 08:40 AM

    So you stand by your statement...If half of the cost of the mediator was $31,000, that also made up part of ABC's total of $680,000, leaving $649,000 for their own total legal fees.
    So thinking your explanation of "The figures are the same, expressed in different ways" doesn't stand up, the uncontested and confirmed cost was $780,000.


    Quoting magnum54 on 07 Jun 2021 09:25 AMedited: 07 Jun 2021 09:27 AM

    Total is $780,000
    which includes $100,000 payment to Porter being for half the cost of mediator ($31,000) and balance for his mediation legal fees
    the remaining sum of $680,000 also includes ABC's half of the cost of mediator, so $31,000 and balance is legal fees  $649,000

    Can't put it too many other ways

    Quoting paulybronco on 07 Jun 2021 09:51 AM

    Finally you agree $780k not your quoted $680k.

    Didn't ever dispute the total that ABC paid. Appears in every headline.
    I talked about the composition of ABC's costs, the total of their own legal fees, and the payment to Porter.
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    8 days ago
    Quoting magnum54 on 07 Jun 2021 09:25 AMedited: 07 Jun 2021 09:27 AM

    Total is $780,000
    which includes $100,000 payment to Porter being for half the cost of mediator ($31,000) and balance for his mediation legal fees
    the remaining sum of $680,000 also includes ABC's half of the cost of mediator, so $31,000 and balance is legal fees  $649,000

    Can't put it too many other ways

    Quoting paulybronco on 07 Jun 2021 09:51 AM

    Finally you agree $780k not your quoted $680k.

    Quoting magnum54 on 07 Jun 2021 11:17 AM

    Didn't ever dispute the total that ABC paid. Appears in every headline.
    I talked about the composition of ABC's costs, the total of their own legal fees, and the payment to Porter.

    Fabulous we finally agree on something...and it didn't even cost $100k..LOL
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