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Labor rejects Peter Dutton’s bid for taxpayers to fund politicians’ defamation cases

Dutton says public funding a ‘workplace entitlement’ amid continuing debate over identities of ’s anonymous donors

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Labor has shot down a proposal from that could have resulted in taxpayers footing the bill for MPs’ cases because it could be considered a “workplace entitlement”.

On Friday the manager of opposition business, , rejected the idea that Dutton, as the leader of the house, raised during debate about whether to investigate Liberal MP Christian Porter over his declaration that a trust with confidential donors paid part of his legal fees.

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