Cabinet minister Christian Porter has revealed a blind trust paid some of the legal fees in his defamation case.
The revelation about his fees in the case came after he updated his register of interest to Parliament on Tuesday. He said a contribution came from a blind trust known as the “Legal Services Trust”.
“As a potential beneficiary I have no access to information about the conduct and funding of the trust,” he wrote.
Mr Porter sued the ABC and Milligan for defamation earlier this year over a Four Corners story that referred to an unnamed cabinet minister accused of an alleged historical sexual assault. He eventually revealed himself as the accused man, but has strenuously and repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.
In May, the case was settled with no payout.