ABC North Coast Radio reported this morning:
Five months after former Clarence MP Steve Cansdell confessed to signing a false statutory declaration he is yet to be charged.
The NSW Opposition's spokesman for Police, Nathan Rees, is asking why an investigation of the former state member for Clarence continues to drag on, five months after a public confession.
Steve Cansdell resigned last September, after admitting to signing a false statutory declaration to avoid a speeding fine and keep his licence.
The former Nationals' MP faces a possible prison term if charged over the offence, and Police Media says inquiries are continuing.
Nathan Rees says questions need to be answered.
"I'm more than happy to allow the usual processes to take their course, whether it's this case or any other usually," he says.
"But this has been going on for some months now and even people in the government have been raising questions about this privately and want some finality to the issue.
"I consider Steve Cansdell a pretty straight-up-and-down fellow, and certainly his outright confession at the start is consistent with the man I know, but it does raise issues subsequently when neither the police nor the Attorney General have seen fit to make a determination on what is an issue that I'm sure would bring Mr Cansdell some closure and indeed the community."
Source: ABC North Coast Radio