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Peter Slipper wins appeal

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Former Speaker Peter Slipper has won an appeal against his conviction for dishonestly misusing taxpayer-funded taxi vouchers.

While admitting to using government travel entitlements to visit vineyards outside Canberra in 2010, Mr Slipper always denied he acted dishonestly.

An ACT magistrate convicted Mr Slipper in September 2014, ordering him to serve 300 hours community service and repay $954 to the Commonwealth.

The ACT Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the conviction.

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