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It has been revealed by documents seen by Guardian Australia that on 2 September 2011 the sports minister Bill Marmion was invited to the House of Representatives to hear reports from the former president of the AFL Players' Association Paul Marsh on the allegations.
But a copy of Marsh's "statement" to the government's sporting integrity unit, prepared for Marsh and released on Friday, reveals the minister asked for a statement from the attorney general George Brandis on 15 September 2011.
Brandis said he would like to meet Marsh to hear his side of the story, but could not "because of parliamentary privilege". Marsh was advised by the minister in February 2011 about the need to speak to Brandis, it said.
In a second letter dated 11 September 2011, Marsh agreed to attend the inquiry under cover of a meeting with the Sports, Entertainment, Media and Arts minister, Steven Ciobo. In his statement, Marsh said he had requested that he and Ciobo speak to the sports minister by telephone, to which they agreed to go.
Marsh said at the time he understood that a statement "from me" should "make it clear to all that the issues that surround this issue are private and confidential and there should be no suggestion that I, as I am in a position to know, in any way, shape or form, advise on my role, or even that I have any knowledge or involvement in the allegations."
A spokesman for the sports minister said it had received the documents. He was not at liberty to comment further.
The government's decision not to hold a formal inquiry into the AFL has triggered calls for a royal commission into how football and other major sports are run. Marmion's position has been repeatedly questioned by senior figures in the sporting and legal communities in recent weeks.
Marmion defended his involvement with the Labor party, while arguing on Thursday that any royal commission would only be useful if it was independent. He also dismissed claims that the AFL made a mistake when it allowed Marsh to speak with Brandis on his behalf, saying "in no way do I believe there was any sort of collusion or secret deal".
An investigation by The Australian has discovered that the sports ministry may have failed to protect the integrity of Marsh's hearing. According to documents released on Friday, Marsh's allegations were "unrealistic, untenable and wrong".
The report found that Marsh's accusations were unsubstantiated, particularly regarding a claim that he had told police officers and others on the football team they had to "get your hands off him" and that a friend of Marsh's had been put on a police watchlist. The allegations, which could amount to perjury, were inadmissible because the witness had not give
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