The case against the former Parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper over dishonesty charges will be back in the ACT Magistrates Court today, but without any appearance by the accused.

Mr Slipper is facing several charges of misusing his cabcharges to visit Canberra wineries in 2010, before he was made speaker.

The Australian Federal Police have alleged he filled in cabcharge dockets with false information to hide the true destination of his journeys.

The value of alleged trips was around $1,000.

Mr Slipper is yet to be formally charged, and has been excused from attending today's hearing.

But his lawyer Peter Russo has indicated that a plea may be lodged today.

The hearing is also expected to set a time frame for any future court action.


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