Christian Porter class action lawsuits
Attorney-General Christian Porter. (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Attorney-General Christian Porter has been quoting a terrible case of justice gone wrong as he cranks up a government campaign to cut the funding of class action litigation. 

It concerns a group of workers who sued their employer for unpaid entitlements, won a $5 million judgement and didn't see a cent of it.

"Instead," Porter intones, "the litigation funder walked away with almost $2 million and the remainder was shared between lawyers and administrators."