“The Justice of the Peace had the chance to challenge a $10,000 nice,” he mentioned.
“I believe he may see there was at all times an try on my own personally and by the corporate to do the precise factor by the Australian Electoral Fee and that was to supply the data.”
The AEC disclosure request associated to Senator Hanson’s chief of employees’s use of a airplane.
Mr Ashby denied the failure to conform was a part of a “sinister hiding of moneys” and relatively a technical breach.
“Sadly they had been a day late as a result of my solicitor was interstate,” he mentioned.
It was not clear what data the AEC had requested.
However a Jabiru plane was purchased and registered to Mr Ashby in June 2015, two months after Victorian property developer Invoice McNee mentioned the concept with him and One Nation chief Senator Hanson.
The AEC register was up to date in March for 2015 to 2016 to declare, beneath the heading “James Ashby”, 243 flight hours within the Jabiru plane at a value of $125 an hour, not together with gas prices.
Mr McNee’s Vicland group additionally lodged an replace for 2015/16 that disclosed an quantity of $98,175, which AEC chief authorized officer Paul Pirani described as “roughly the price of the Jabiru plane”.