Former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle

With impeccable timing, Crikey published a snippet in yesterday’s edition pointing out that former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle still hadn’t been interviewed by Victoria Police more than two-and-a-half years after sexual assault allegations were first levelled against him by councillor Tessa Sullivan, a member of his Team Doyle faction at Town Hall.

Just a couple of hours after the edition went out, Victoria Police issued a statement confirming that no charges would be brought against the 66-year-old from South Melbourne, even though three separate women, excluding Sullivan, had filed police complaints against him.

The Age’s Chip Le
Grand reported yesterday that “the investigation ended after the
Director of Public Prosecutions, Kerri Judd, QC, reviewed the evidence and
assessed there was no reasonable prospect of a conviction.”