BBC broadcast of fake news

BBC broadcast of fake news

The BBC has broadcast fake news– false and misleading information – on its International news service, it would appear for the purpose of deceiving viewers over the UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to the United States of America and meeting with Rupert Murdoch that the BBC never made International news service broadcast mention of when she travelled to the USA.  

In the two days leading up to the US election Sally Bundock did at least twice during UK Prime Ministers extensive and repeated BBC coverage of her visit to India , referred to “UK PM May’s first visit outside the European Union since Brexit”.   The words “since Brexit” presumably refer to the June 2016 referendum vote for the UK to leave the European Union.

I am a daily viewer of the BBC’s International news service and was surprised to find on other Internet news sites references to the UK PM have met with Rupert Murdoch and news reporting of journalist Mazher Mahmood [known as the “Fake Sheikh”] had been jailed after being found guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

No such news of Mazher Mahmood’s crimes were broadcast on the BBC, so I searched the BBC websites and still finding nothing, made an inquiry that became an official complaint Case number CAS-4076519-9VN1VZ to the BBC.   The complaint that the BBC has broadcast false & misleading information – Fake news – after failing to report news of the UK PM’s USA meeting with Rupert Murdoch and referred to failing to broadcast or publish news of the UK news media crimes of Mazher Mahmood.

I have received an email reply from the BBC that appears in full below.

While never acknowledging or denying the facts of Sally Bundock’s broadcast of Fake news, it does state;

“These decisions are made by our news editors, taking into consideration the editorial merit of the stories at hand, and we accept that not everyone will think that we are correct on each occasion.”

“There are several factors that we take into consideration when deciding how to put together our news coverage. For example, whether the story is new and requires immediate coverage, how unusual the story is, and how much national interest there is in the story.     These decisions are always judgement calls rather than an exact science,”

I believe it to misleading to categorize UK PM May’s meeting with Murdoch, who by his control of UK newspapers influenced election results in the UK and Australia, as a “judgement call” regarding a taxpayer funded news service’s failure to inform the public of important public interest information and then further deceive viewers of its news service by broadcasting Fake News.

The BBC’s reply neither acknowledging or denying the facts of my complaint of its broadcast of false information does suggest that it is aware of its own impropriety in its deception of its viewers.

The BBC’s reply does claim to “have reported extensively on the jailing of Mazher Mahmood in broadcast and online. I’ve included some links to our latest online coverage below:”

It has not reported on the crimes of Murdoch news media employee ‘Mazher Mahmood’ on the BBC International news service and my several searches of BBC websites, both before & after lodging the complaint & receiving the BBC reply, found no references what so ever to that name.  On repeating searches for the name ‘Mazher Mahmood’ some websites – referred to below in the BBC reply – did appear on the same screen without the search website being ‘refreshed’. I know computers & the Internet have some strange glitches on occasions but this seemed very odd, leaving me to wonder if the BBC also indulges if fake archives within computerised database.

Mazher Mahmood: ‘Fake Sheikh’ jailed over Tulisa case – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37727631

Concerns about ‘Fake Sheikh’ methods ‘ignored by CPS and Met Police’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37571614

‘Fake Sheikh’ Mazher Mahmood guilty over Tulisa case – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37563509

The only BBC reference to Mazher Mahmood ever having any connection to Murdoch’s UK news media that I could see in these BBC Internet published news reporting was that he was a “former News Of The World investigations editor” which would require the reader to be knowledgeable of the history of ‘News Of The World’ and its connection to Murdoch before it was closed.

… Other Internet news services did have any interest in the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May’s US meeting with Rupert Murdoch

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/sep/29/theresa-may-meeting-rupert-murdoch-times-sun

http://www.newscrasher.com/2016/09/29/theresa-may-had-a-private-meeting-with-her-boss/#comment-5197

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/21/mazher-mahmood-murdoch-fake-sheikh-jailed-news-uk-leveson-part-two#comment-85938180

I have also Tweeted the BBC’s Sally Bundock & referred her to her repeated BBC broadcasts of fake news “UK PM May’s first visit outside the European Union since Brexit”.    She has not acknowledged or replied to me at @rjrbts.   I do concede that the Tweet may have been intercepted [& not received by Sally B.] as I have experienced extensive hacking of my Twitter, email & PCs over the last few months in particular.   The hacking may be the cause of my Comment posted to The Guardian Internet published website [‘Rupert Murdoch: ‘I’ve never asked any prime minister for anything’ dated 19 December 2016] referred to at the end of this WordPress post] not appearing, not now days later being referred to on the website as being denied posting due to non-compliance with The Guardian’s requirements, and now that website not offering any opportunity to post any comments or replies to the comments of others.   I will inquire to The Guardian as to if I am experiencing some technical glitch or have been banned & denied access to the services that allow such posts by their reading public.

…….Below – The BBC’s reply to my complaint;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints

 From: bbc_complaints_website@bbc.co.uk <bbc_complaints_website@bbc.co.uk> Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 1:59 AM To: Roger Bates Subject: BBC Complaints – Case number CAS-4076519-9VN1VZ

Dear Mr Bates

Reference CAS-4076519-9VN1VZ

Thank you for taking the time to contact us.

I was sorry to read you were unhappy with BBC News. I understand you feel there has been a lack of coverage of Theresa May’s private meeting with Rupert Murdoch.

We know that not everyone will agree with our choices on which stories to cover, and the prominence that we give to them. These decisions are made by our news editors, taking into consideration the editorial merit of the stories at hand, and we accept that not everyone will think that we are correct on each occasion.

There are several factors that we take into consideration when deciding how to put together our news coverage. For example, whether the story is new and requires immediate coverage, how unusual the story is, and how much national interest there is in the story.

These decisions are always judgement calls rather than an exact science, but we appreciate the feedback that our viewers and listeners give us when they feel a story has been overlooked or marginalised.

In addition, we seek to ensure that, over a reasonable period, all sides of any public debate are explored and explained, so our audience can be better informed in coming to their own judgement of an issue. The BBC does not seek to denigrate any view, nor to promote any view. It seeks rather to identify all significant views, and to test them rigorously and fairly on behalf of the audience.

That said, we have reported extensively on the jailing of Mazher Mahmood in broadcast and online. I’ve included some links to our latest online coverage below:

Mazher Mahmood: ‘Fake Sheikh’ jailed over Tulisa case – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37727631

Concerns about ‘Fake Sheikh’ methods ‘ignored by CPS and Met Police’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37571614

‘Fake Sheikh’ Mazher Mahmood guilty over Tulisa case – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37563509

Rest assured, we do value your feedback strongly and I’ll make the relevant production team aware of your concerns.

Thanks again for getting in touch.

Kind regards

Brian Irvine

BBC Complaints Team

http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints

NB This is sent from an outgoing account only which is not monitored. You cannot reply to this email address but if necessary please contact us via our webform quoting any case number we provided.

…… The Guardian news article with my posted Comment that does not appear days after it was posted.   –   Beneath this ‘The Guardian’ news article [& my post that does not now appear as posted or rejected] is my previous correspondence to the BBC that resulted in the reply “These decisions are always judgement calls rather than an exact science,” from the BBC.

…..   Rupert Murdoch ‘I’ve never asked any prime minister for anything’  theguardian 19 Dec 2016

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/dec/19/rupert-murdoch-ive-never-asked-any-prime-minister-for-anything#comment-89801737

Rupert Murdoch: ‘I’ve never asked any prime minister for anything’

Media mogul writes to the Guardian to deny asking No 10 to do his bidding as Sky takeover attempt awaits government approval

  • Rupert Murdoch’s letter to the Guardian

Rupert Murdoch: ‘Let me make clear I have never uttered those words.’ Photograph: Josh Reynolds/AP

Robert Booth and Jane Martinson

Monday 19 December 2016 19.29 GMT First published on Monday 19 December 2016 13.57 GMT

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Rupert Murdoch has written to the Guardian to deny he ever claimed that Downing Street did his bidding, as an attempt by his US film and television group to acquire Sky is due to be formally notified to ministers.

The media mogul, who is chairman of 21st Century Fox, wrote: “I have made it a principle all my life never to ask for anything from any prime minister.”

In a rare move to write directly to a newspaper, Murdoch disputed a quote attributed to him in the Guardian and elsewhere in which he reportedly said: “When I go into Downing Street, they do what I say; when I go to Brussels, they take no notice.”

‘I have never asked for anything from any prime minister’ – Rupert Murdoch letter

Letters: There is much fake news published about me, but let me make clear that I have never uttered the words ‘When I go into Downing Street, they do what I say; when I go to Brussels, they take no notice’

In his response, Murdoch added: “There is much fake news published about me, but let me make clear that I have never uttered those words.”

The quote was originally reported in the Evening Standard by Anthony Hilton, who wrote in February: “I once asked Rupert Murdoch why he was so opposed to the European Union. ‘That’s easy,’ he replied. ‘When I go into Downing Street they do what I say; when I go to Brussels they take no notice.’”

When asked by the Guardian, Hilton said: “I stand by my story.” He said Murdoch made the remarks in a conversation in the early 1980s, when Hilton was city editor of the Times. Hilton, now a columnist for the Evening Standard, has referred to the anecdote several times over the years without either a denial or a complaint from his former boss, until now.

The denial from Murdoch comes at a highly sensitive moment for his business interests, with Fox’s proposed £11.2bn takeover of the 61% of Sky he does not already own expected to be notified to the UK government for approval.

The culture secretary, Karen Bradley, has 10 working days from being notified to tell Ofcom whether a public interest investigation into the proposed takeover should be launched.

The former Labour leader Ed Miliband and former business secretary Vince Cable have called for the takeover to be blocked and referred to the regulator.

A previous attempt by a Murdoch company to acquire the remaining part of Sky was withdrawn in the summer of 2011 at the height of the phone-hacking scandal, which was exposed by the Guardian and led to the closure of the News of the World.

However, Fox, the company bidding on this occasion, does not own the newspapers; they are published by a separate business, News Corporation. The newspapers were hived off in the wake of the hacking scandal.

During the Leveson inquiry, Murdoch made a similar statement about his political influence, saying “I’ve never asked a prime minister for anything in my life” during a day of testimony in April 2012.

However, that was contradicted by John Major, the former Conservative prime minister, who told the inquiry shortly after Murdoch gave evidence that while the media mogul “never asked for anything directly from me … he was not averse to pressing for policy changes”.

In particular, Major described one meeting in the run-up to the 1997 general election in which Murdoch “made it clear that he disliked my European policies, which he wished me to change. If not, his papers could not and would not support the Conservative government. So far as I recall he made no mention of editorial independence but referred to all his papers as ‘we’.”

Major added: “Both Mr Murdoch and I kept our word. I made no change in policy and Mr Murdoch’s titles did indeed oppose the Conservative party. It came as no surprise to me when soon after our meeting the Sun newspaper announced its support for Labour.”

The ultimatum, Major said, was delivered at a private meeting three months before that election, which resulted in the Tories losing heavily to Labour.

Harold Evans, the former editor of the Times, has also said that a private meeting between Murdoch and the then prime minister Margaret Thatcher over lunch at Chequers, the official country residence, led to a “coup that transformed the relationship between British politics and journalism”.

Evans suggested that a deal was brokered at that meeting in which Murdoch offered his papers’ support to Thatcher in return for approval for his purchase of the Times and Sunday Times in 1981.

Hilton, while working at the Times, saw a lot of the paper’s proprietor, with dinner in Murdoch’s Green Park flat and conversations in his office in Gray’s Inn Road. The conversations were between owner and employee, not part of a formal interview, so there is unlikely to have been any verbatim note or witnesses.

Hilton used the comment in his February column as part of a wider discussion about the nature of the relationship between corporate power and government. That column concludes with an observation about Murdoch’s comments: “That was some years ago but things have not changed that much.” …………

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“There is much fake news published about me, but let me make clear that I have never uttered those words.” said Rupert who declines to confirm or deny any knowledge of the false & misleading information he has published & the fake archives of his newspapers with news articles published erased or altered for those false records sold by Australian public libraries & British Libraries UK London. Is Mr Murdoch again being deceived by his subordinate journalists, Editors & others? Some detail of some of the crimes & corruption corrupt journalism conceals can be viewed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/rupert-murdochs-fake-archives-of-newspapers-corrupt-journalism-and-billions-of-dollars-of-unaccounted-for-public-debt/ that includes media releases of Australia’s financial reporting law enforcement [ASC since renamed ASIC] the news articles reporting of which have been erased from Murdoch newspaper Adelaide Sth. Aust.’s ‘The Advertiser’. Those media releases being the only means I was aware of the information & requested the corresponding media releases.

Prime Ministers generally instinctively understand what Rupert Murdoch requires of them without his having to ask but do meet with him as reported by The Guardian 29 September 2016 “Theresa May had private meeting with Rupert Murdoch”. The BBC has since then in October 2016 (8th & 9th. Sally Bundock) broadcast fake news referring to UK PM May’s visit to India “UK PM May’s first visit outside the European Union since Brexit”. Did the BBC & Sally Bundock know of UK PM May’s travel to the USA & meeting with Murdoch or did The Guardian get that wrong? My understanding from my correspondence to Rupert, PM May, the BBC & others is that they all know of the evidence of Murdoch’s news media fake news, fake archives & the related crimes & corruption concealed.

The BBC’s reply to my inquiry/complaint being, without confirming or denying the BBC had broadcast false information, “several factors that we take into consideration when deciding how to put together our news coverage. For example, whether the story is new and requires immediate coverage, how unusual the story is, and how much national interest there is in the story. – These decisions are always judgement calls rather than an exact science”.

UK taxpayers finance their own deception by paying for fake archives of newspapers, mostly imported from Australia, & BBC lies broadcast. Fake news has been a hallmark of Murdoch newspapers since the days of the first newspapers he ever owned. It seems doubtful that PM May will allow the Leveson Inquiry Part 2 cancelled by PM Cameron. Many questions remain unanswered.

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****** My correspondence to the BBC

Fw: BBC Enquiries – Case ref: CAS-4076543-SLKMD0

Roger Bates

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Sat 11/12/2016 5:45 PM

To:

BBC BBC (haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk);

bbcglobalminds@panels.edigitalresearch.com

BBC have your say

Complaint to the BBC Case ref: CAS-4076543-SLKMD0

Awaiting a response

        BBC broadcast of false and misleading information

Sirs/Madams of the BBC Have Your Say,

Please pass this correspondence on to BBC administration management.

Unless prompt corrections are made by the BBC when false and misleading information is broadcast and/or published adverse consequences are more likely to result by decisions made based on the false information & the likelihood of those hearing the inaccurate information receiving the correction of the information is lessened.

Could you please also pass the correspondence below to  your BBC complaints processing department and ask that they [or you] provide an indication of when a reply is likely to be received.

The BBC’s broadcast of false and misleading information

Sirs/Madams of the BBC,

In the two days leading up to the US election the BBC’s international television news service has broadcast false & misleading information.  Sally Bundock has at least twice, on the second occasion 8 Nov 2016 in reference to UK PM Theresa May’s visit to India, referred to “UK PM May’s first visit outside the European Union since Brexit”.    The words “since Brexit” presumably refer to the referendum vote to leave the European Union.  Considerable repeated broadcast time was devoted to PM May’s visit to India.

I have only in November 2016 come upon news media reporting dated 29 September 2016https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/sep/29/theresa-may-meeting-rupert-murdoch-times-sun   ‘Theresa May had private meeting with Rupert Murdoch’ reporting “Theresa May had a private meeting with Rupert Murdoch during a flying visit to New York last week, in which she made her maiden speech to the UN as prime minister.”  Other news media http://www.newscrasher.com/2016/09/29/theresa-may-had-a-private-meeting-with-her-boss/#comment-5197  also reported on PM May’s visit to the USA.

I am a daily viewer of BBC international news service and note that the BBC did not report on UK PM May’s travel to the US and meeting with Rupert Murdoch. It is reasonable to expect that the BBC would consider the UK PM’s international travel as news worthy.

I also note that the BBC news service did not report on UK newspaper journalist Mazher Mahmood employed by Rupert Murdoch’s news media https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/21/mazher-mahmood-murdoch-fake-sheikh-jailed-news-uk-leveson-part-two#comment-85938180   After Mazher Mahmood, Murdoch cannot be let off the hook.

On  3 Nov 2016 prior to the BBC’s Sally Bundoch’s broadcast of false and misleading information I contacted the BBC through its website https://ssl.bbc.co.uk/faqs/forms/?eid=comment_appreciation&id=OGD38SL97HN7RCCK90CKILM6A8&mid=contact&uid=221712569#anchor  asking about the BBC’s policy in regard to its failure to report on PM May’s visit to the US & meeting with Rupert Murdoch & the conviction for crimes committed by Murdoch news media employee Mazher Mahmood.   [Contact is inconveniently limited to 500 words]

I have received a reply dated 11 November 2016 stating that it was not possible to answer my questions I have ask concerning BBC policy.  The information has been accepted as a complaint Number CAS-4076519-9VN1VZ for which no indication for when a reply may be received has been provided.

It is my intention to post to a WordPress website the relevant information concerning the BBC’s broadcast of false and misleading information should a satisfactory reply and correction not be made by the BBC within an appropriately reasonable time.  A week or two should be adequate time for the BBC to broadcast a correction of the information.   Any longer will make the correction irrelevant and/or give the impression that the BBC is ignoring the problem & has contempt for the public’s right to have accurate information from a publicly funded broadcaster.

The question of why the BBC avoided reporting such obviously news worthy events remains unanswered.  The BBC should be the expert and most prominent news media reporter on UK government decisions, governance matters and the travel of MPs and Prime Minister.  It would appear that the BBC has an editorial policy of not reporting on events that may embarrass the UK government and Rupert Murdoch.

The most recent BBC  broadcast of false & misleading information by Sally Bundock does reinforce the perception of editorial bias to the benefit of PM May, her government [previously cancelling the Leveson Inquiry part 2 – very little or nothing about that on the BBC news service] & Rupert Murdoch, that is to the detriment of UK taxpayers funding the BBC, the independence of the BBC and its requirement to inform UK taxpayers with the truth and integrity of a news service that should be expected of a taxpayer funded public broadcaster.

It is reasonable to expect that the BBC should acknowledge its broadcast of false and misleading information and make a prominent and full correction of what the BBC’s news service may claim was a mistake.   It also is reasonable to believe that the BBC & Ms Bundock were aware that the information was inaccurate at the time that it was broadcast.

In my communication with the BBC I also made reference to the evidence false archives of newspapers published that is preserved within British Libraries UK London, of which PM May and Rupert Murdoch have been made aware.   The fake archives that have also been exported to the British Libraries UK London [Colindale] conceal crimes and corruption relating to events of Australian national [& International] significance that have occurred in Adelaide South Australia where Rupert Murdoch began his media empire with the first newspapers that he ever owned.  He has since then maintained a South Australian newspaper publishing state monopoly.  The information & documentation posted to the WordPress website provide some insight into the crimes and corruption that is concealed.

https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/rupert-murdochs-fake-archives-of-newspapers-corrupt-journalism-and-billions-of-dollars-of-unaccounted-for-public-debt/

I have seen the damage that is done by news media’s deception of the public with corrupt journalism. In the experience of South Australia, the state here I lived for most of my life, the cost has been billions of dollars in unaccounted for public debt.

The BBC has a duty to maintain honesty, reliability and integrity with its news reporting and risks its reputation built on a history of many decades of service to the public by its venture into lower standards of competence or lack ethics indicated by these most recent past deceptions of the UK and foreign news media viewers.

Please confirm that the BBC will acknowledge and prominently correct its error of the false information it has broadcast so as to demonstrate its independence of government editorial control and its dedication to reliable service to the public.

It is also reasonable that the publicly funded broadcaster the BBC on behalf of UK taxpayers ask the question to UK Prime Minister Theresa May ‘Will she and her government allow the start of the Leveson Inquiry Part 2 that was cancelled by former UK Prime Minister David Cameron?’ and broadcast her response.  The Leveson Inquiry into the news media was and still is a matter of public interest with issues and questions of media and law enforcement impropriety still unaddressed.

Your prompt action and response is required.

Yours Sincerely,

Roger J. Bates   November 2016

Further correspondence from the BBC on these issues raised would be welcome.

From: bbc_faq_website@bbc.co.uk <bbc_faq_website@bbc.co.uk> Sent: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 4:28 AM To: Roger Bates Subject: BBC Enquiries – Case ref: CAS-4076543-SLKMD0

Hi Roger

Thanks for getting in touch with us.

You can contact the BBC News team directly via text, social media or email to share stories or issues which matter to you.

Full details on contact details can be found on the ‘Have Your Say’ section on the BBC News website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/have_your_say

I hope you find this helpful Roger and thanks again for writing.

Regards

Jonathan Dunlop

BBC Enquiries Team

P.S. It’s not possible to reply to this email, but if you need to get in touch again about this enquiry, please use our webform – http://www.bbc.co.uk/faqs/forms – quoting the case number we provided in the subject of this email (or alternatively, if you’re in the UK, you can call us on 03704 101 060*). Many thanks!

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https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/rupert-murdochs-fake-archives-of-newspapers-corrupt-journalism-and-billions-of-dollars-of-unaccounted-for-public-debt/

Ask Rupert what he knows about the fake archives of his first newspapers and the crimes & corruption that his fake archives & corrupt journalism [Fake News] conceals.

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Chris Kenny journalist?Author of a book? A traitor who betrays Australians and journalism

Australian News Corp. Australia journalist Chris Kenny – employed by Rupert Murdoch – Associate Editor (National Affairs) claims to be an author of a book with the title ‘State of Denial’ about the bankruptcy of the State Bank of SA that created billions of dollars of taxpayer debt.

How could it be possible to write such a book, or at least claim to, without any mention of the State Bank of SA “Off Balance Sheet’ companies, public admission of the existence of which was published in ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper article 2 October 1990 headlined “State Bank silent on mystery firm” referring to ‘Kabani’ which the newspaper had “been unable to find anything about”. This one and only ever news media reference to the government guaranteed State Bank of South Australia’s [SBSA] illegal “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’ appears below.  SBSA’s never publicly disclosed ownership arrangements of ‘Kabani’ can be viewed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/rupert-murdochs-fake-archives-of-newspapers-corrupt-journalism-and-billions-of-dollars-of-unaccounted-for-public-debt/

Chris Kenny a traitor to journalism and literature who betrays Australians by his deceptive deliberate omission of the facts of the never accounted billions of dollars of public debt

Chris Kenny is a traitor to journalism and literature who has betrayed Australians with misleading journalism and has knowledge of news media corruption, false information published by his employer that is intended to deceive the public, and the creation and distribution for sale of fake archives of newspapers. He neither denies or acknowledges the facts or responds to correspondence presenting the evidence of news media corruption and the fake archives of Rupert Murdoch’s first newspapers that were published in Adelaide South Australia.

How is it possible that Chris Kenny’s purported book has no reference to SBSA’s illegal “Off Balance Sheet” companies or even asks the question ‘where did billions of dollars that became unaccounted for public debt go?’ Chris Kenny claims to have written such a book.

The manner in which he refers to his book with news articles that are his ‘Opinions’ –

“In 1993, Chris Kenny published State of Denial about the SA State Bank crisis.” and “State of Denial was my 1993 book about the collapse of SA’s State Bank and the downfall of the Bannon Laborgovernment”suggests that he seriously believes that his book makes him an expert on the bankruptcy of the State Bank of SA and the state’s economy.

Chris Kenny’s purported book ‘State of Denial’ is a collection of his, deceptive by being inadequate and incomplete, news articles published while a journalist for Adelaide South Australia’s newspapers [a Murdoch newspaper publishing state monopoly state] ‘The Advertiser’ & Sunday Mail newspapers when from February 1991 the State Bank of South Australia [established 1984 from the Savings Bank of SA that was established in 1848] announced that it was bankrupt in a front page news article headlined “Billion Dollar Bailout”. That memorable news article has since been erased from publicly accessible records of newspapers published sold as archives of newspapers by Australian state and national public libraries. The fake archives – many more news articles published have been erased or altered for those false records – have also been exported to British Libraries UK London to be sold to UK public library users.

A sample of Chris Kenny’s published news articles appear below on this website & are worthy of consideration as examples of appalling journalism with baseless opinions published presented as facts. The journalism is typical of what South Australians have had to suffer from Rupert Murdoch’s SA newspaper publishing state monopoly newspapers for more than 50 years.

The news articles are such rubbish that they appear in full only at the end of this post with selected sections quoted for their self-serving views for political purposes, within the text of this blog.

South Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis MP and Chris Kenny

Kenny’s ‘Opinions’ published humiliate South Australia’s state Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis and denigrate the state.

SA Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis MP [ALP] could by having the honesty and integrity of an accountable state Treasurer, disclose details of South Australia’s taxpayer debt created by the bankruptcy of the State Bank of SA, in order to expose Chris Kenny as the self-serving deceptive person that he is and not the author and journalist that he claims to be.  Disclosing details of public debt would also expose politicians of his own ‘Australian Labor Party’ and parliamentary political opponent’s the ‘Liberal Party’ as having an alliance of decades to deceive taxpayers and deny them the rights to know the facts of their state’s public debt.  Public disclosure of the truth would also expose the manner in which Rupert Murdoch’s South Australian newspapers – the first he ever owned – has published false and misleading information to delay any admission of SBSA’s bankruptcy, adding billions of dollars to SA taxpayer debt liabilities and conceal related crimes, with the creation of fake archives of newspapers published.

In a News Corp. Aust. News article published March 22, 2015 in Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ headlined

Chris Kenny: South Australia’s Treasurer needs to stop denying facts and get on with the job” he dares to write;

“state Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis seems intent on spin, politicking and denying reality.”   [the text of text of the news article appears below] – very provocative words considering both Chris Kenny and Tom Koutsantonis both know of each other’s’ knowledge of and role in concealing SBSA bankruptcy state debt and associated crimes.

SA Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis prefers to be Chris Kenny’s bitch and suffer his ‘Opinions’ rather than have the integrity to be accountable to the citizens of South Australia and honest enough to allow SA taxpayers to know of details of South Australia’s State Bank of SA bankruptcy bailout public debt liabilities.

Purported journalist and self-proclaimed author Chris Kennyand his employer long having knowledge of crimes and corruption related to State Bank of SA public debt, could either shut-up or explain himself when exposed as either incompetent as an author & journalist, corrupt or both.

The problem for present SA Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis to act with integrity & in the best interests of South Australian taxpayers and publicly disclose details of State Bank of SA bankruptcy state taxpayer debt liabilities long concealed,is that it would invite inquiry into who, how and the obvious why past authorities have not made required appropriate public disclosure of taxpayer debt.The SA’s Treasurer’s own political party, its SA Parliamentary Opposition Liberal Party and past SA Treasurers of both parties who have known of their own and each other’s deception of the public in concealing taxpayer debt, would be discredited. They and the news media consider that issues of impropriety remain concealed the best option.

In an Adelaide ‘The Advertiser’ published ‘Opinion’ of Chris Kenny  referring to the State Bank of SA bankruptcy taxpayer debt Chris Kenny writes “Even after all that debt was repaid (thanks to Liberal privatisations and Labor’s early discipline) and the state got back on its feet, Labor has gone back to its old ways.”

Kenny makes this claim without his knowing the amount of that never publicly accounted for debt.  The reference to “all that debt was repaid” is to the state Liberal government and SA Treasurer Stephen Baker’s sale of state assets – Electricity & Water supply distribution networks, State Lotteries Commission etc. – from which income was derived.  The remaining assets of any value of the State Bank of were sold & taxpayers kept the bad debts that were hidden in SA Treasury’s SA Assets Management Corp. SAAMC. Poker machines were introduced into virtually all hotels creating greater poverty.

SA Treasurer Stephen Baker MP [Liberal Party] for my electorate of ‘Waite’ in mid-1989 as SA Shadow Treasurer of the Parliamentary Opposition party knew of the impending SBSA bankruptcy disaster when I repeatedly asked that he raise issues of SBSA debt.  He refused to do so, claiming “He would be accused of politicising the bank” [by Murdoch’s newspapers]. Refusing to discuss any of the information that I had provided he would run away when we saw each other in the local Mitcham Shopping Centre where his electorate office was located.

Chris Kennymakesthese claims in his ‘Opinions published  – unspecified Billions of dollars of SBSA bankruptcy state debt have been repaid – while knowing of his, and his employer’s knowledge of and involvement in deceiving the public with corrupt journalism [false information published] and fake archives of newspapers assisting to conceal crimes and details of public debt unaccounted for.

In this news article, a scathing criticism of SA State Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis, Kenny writes of the Treasurer’s “Twitter response to my column last week about the “running joke” of the state economy, offering a range of attacks – “what rubbish … wrong again … don’t let the facts get in the way of your politics … you’re wrong … do some research”.

Considering that in this news article Kenny again refers to his ‘book’

“State of Denial was my 1993 book about the collapse of SA’s State Bank and the downfall of the Bannon Labor government – and it seems Labor is in denial again.” perhaps journalist Chris Kenny could “do some research” –  which he must either concede was not done for his book [that is no more than a collection of his news articles published] or admit the truth ofthe obvious conclusion that he knew when writing it that he was deliberately evading and concealing the issues of serious and significant crimes committed in the creation of the Billions of dollars of State Bank of SA bankruptcy public debt, the details he knows still continues to be concealed.

Freedom of Information laws ignored

Past and present SA Treasurer’s ignore their obligations to comply with Freedom of Information FoIlegislation and ignore my lodgment of a FoI request to SA Treasury SAAMC the fee paid for which I had acknowledged in a letter fromSA Treasury dated 20 April 2005 that appears below.

The documents I requested through Freedom of Information laws include my SBSA employment records and communications with SA Treasury, Treasurers and SAAMC concerning matters related to SA’s SBSA bankruptcy taxpayer debt which on occasions I have discussed with SAAMC SA Treasury officers confirmed in a letter dated 14 February 1996 from Head of Treasury and FinanceAndrew G. Anastasiades who advises that the issues I had discussed with him – SBSA’s never publicly disclosed “Off Balance Sheet” relationship with and debts related to the development and developers of the failed Marino Rocks marina – had been transferred to the  South Australian Crown Solicitor. From our conversation it was clear that he saw the problem as my knowing of these matters that SA Treasury and SAAMC knew were being concealed.

Chris Kenny’s history of Liberal Party political connections

While employed as a News Ltd. journalist Chris Kenny was, before I left SA in the year 2000, also teamed up with South Australian federal Senator Alexander Downer & employed as Foreign Minister Downer’s ‘media adviser’ [2002] and ‘Chief of staff to the Foreign Minister’ [2006 according to Wikipedia in an inaccurate biography]. Alexander Downer is currently High Commissioner to the United Kingdom [replacing former South Australian Premier/Treasurer Mike Rann].   Chris Kenny was also ‘chief of staff’ for the future, now in 2016, Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull.

Murdoch media employees Chris Kenny & the UK’s Andy Coulson ‘director of communications’ for Rupert Murdoch’s friend UK PM David Cameron  seem to have a bit in common, the difference being that Andy Coulson did jail time for UK news media crimes that were ‘next to nothing’ compared to Murdoch’s media crimes committed in Australia.

John Bannon SA Premier/Treasurer

A 27 February 2009 ‘The Advertiser’ published newspaper news article headlined ‘The best I could do was not good enough’ appears below in which former SA Premier/Treasurer John Bannon who presided over the multi-billion bankruptcy of the State Bank of SA destruction of the state’s economy, promotes his “new book, a biography of one of the founders of Federation who happens to be the grandfather of former Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer”.

Although John Bannon was an avid historian – past President of the History Council of South Australia, Adjunct Professor of the University of Adelaide, Chair of the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council, member of Board of Directors of the ABC – he was reluctant to say anything on the history of his term as SA Premier/Treasurer does say;

“I wasn’t interested in writing memoirs or tedious explanations or defences of my record,” he says. “I don’t think that’s the place of someone who has been in public life. Many see it as their duty but the end result is unfortunately often self-serving, defensive and not terribly enlightening. Better for others to comment and probe.”& “I just know I did the best I could as honestly and as competently as I could,” he says. “It wasn’t good enough and others can judge how and why that occurred.”

John Bannon assisted by Adelaide news media did the best he could to conceal crimes, corruption and any appropriate accounting of public debt. I have asked Chairman of the National Archives of Australia advisory council John Bannon if he can recall any of the news articles reporting of the State Bank of SA bankruptcy while he was SA Premier/Treasurerpublished by Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper that have now been erased from publicly accessible taxpayer funded Australian libraries now fake archives.  It seemed unlikely that he couldn’t remember the February 1991 front page headline ‘Billion Dollar Bailout’. He refused to reply.

I did get a 9 September 2011 dated response from Stephen Ellis Director General (A/g) of the National Archives of Australia advisory council. In the email correspondence [that appears below] he writes “I must advise that the National Archives of Australia has no legal authority to take any action in relation to these matters nor to make any public declarations about such matters.” I had asked if Mr Bannon could recall the news articles published now erased from public records, not to make any public declarations.

Reply to email to John Bannon [former SA Premier/Treasurer] National Archives of Australia advisory council & NNA council member SA Adelaide University Professor John Williams

from National Archives of Australia advisory council to my correspondence

received 9 Sept 2016

RE: False records of Australian newspapers published sold from Australian libraries. correction to previous email sent. [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

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from Stephen Ellis stephen.ellis@naa.gov.au

to Roger Bates <xyzrjb@gmail.com>,

Professor John Williams National Archives of Australia advisory council <john.williams@adelaide.edu.au>

date Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 7:23 AM

subject RE: False records of Australian newspapers published sold from Australian libraries. correction to previous email sent. [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

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Important mainly because of the words in the message.

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Dear Mr Bates – thank you for drawing my attention to the matters you have raised in the emails you have sent recently to me and to Dr John Bannon concerning newspaper reports relating to the Bank of South Australia. I must advise that the National Archives of Australia has no legal authority to take any action in relation to these matters nor to make any public declarations about such matters. The Commonwealth Archives Act only gives the National Archives authority in relation to records of the Commonwealth government and the newspaper articles to which you refer do not fall into that category of records. Consequently neither I as Director General nor Dr Bannon as Chairman of the National Archives Advisory Council can take action in this matter. If you are concerned to pursue the matters further I suggest that a more fruitful avenue might be to raise them with the State government authorities in South Australia or with the Press Council of Australia.

Regards  Stephen Ellis  Director General (A/g)

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Chris Kenny not an investigative journalist

Chris Kenny, an Adelaide SA journalist when news articles were published that have since erased from publicly accessible records, offers baseless opinions but doesn’t consider himself as a journalist prepared to ‘probe’ to discover how public debt liabilities were created, where the money went and inform the public of anything of the debt for which they are liable, but claims to have written a book on the downfall of the government caused by SBSA’s bankruptcy that makes something of an authority on the subject.

The South Australian taxpayer funded “Billion Dollar Bailout” bankruptcy of the State Bank of SA [Guaranteed by the government of South Australia] became unspecified billions of dollars of taxpayer debt with all details concealed.   The news article interview with John Bannon refers to the SBSA bankruptcy public debt as $3 Billion with no explanation of how it was calculated. That figure is certainly many times that amount in 2016 dollars.

SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’

The absence of anything other than one newspaper published reference to SBSA’s “ at first one “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’ [one OBS co. became many] from the book ‘State of Denial’ that makes no mention of it all, is consistent with all other newspaper reporting of the bankruptcy of the State Bank of SA.

The only newspaper published news article [no news media broadcast –TV, radio was made] was written by journalist Colin James and was published on page 2 of ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper on 2 October 1990 and appears below.  Despite the news article reporting of South Australia’s Parliamentary “Opposition reiterating yesterday that it would continue to seek full details of the origins of Kabani and its financial dealings” nothing more was ever heard of SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’.  In a later conversation that I had with journalist Colin James, during which a $50 Million Royal Commission of Inquiry into the SBSA was being undertaken, he told me that “the details of SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’ was old news”. When I told him my name at the start of the telephone conversation he said “Your Hellaby’s source”. I had in early 1992 suggested to journalist David Hellaby “that he should if he could view William Turner’s bankruptcy file”. Hellaby, at my invitation came to my home on 13 July 1992. I expected that he by then had seen evidence of William Turner’s Marino Rock’s marina development “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’ connection and debts to the State Bank of SA.  He said that Turner’s bankruptcy file “was the most amazing document that he had ever seen. It referred to $30 Million debt liabilities but had no record of his creditors”. In conversations with the Victorian bankruptcy court I managed to have Turner’s record of debt with no reference to his creditors confirmed. I also discovered the bankruptcy file 1085 of 1990 began 6 July 1990 [discharged as bankrupt 6 July 1993].

Journalist Colin James, aware of information that I had provided the newspaper & Turner’s bankruptcy file,knew that SBSA’s never disclosed purpose for its “Off Balance Sheet’ company ‘Kabani’ existence and debts were connected to the SBSA’s ownership via its illegal “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’ of companies of developers William Edward Turner ‘Crestwin’ and Alan Burloch ‘Mintern’, involved in the proposed development of a marina at the Adelaide beachside suburb of Marino Rocks.  Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper journalists knew that the newspaper was involved in concealing from the public, information concerning unaccounted for State Bank of SA bankruptcy public debt involving serious crimes that Australian federal  financial reporting law enforcement authorities were themselves concealing, the laws relating to which they not enforcing. [Federal law enforcement authorities: Corporate Affairs Commission, National Companies and Securities Commission, later established as the Australian Securities Commission ASC that was renamed ASIC the Australian Securities Investment Commission]

Adelaide’s News Corp’s newspaper the afternoon daily tabloid the ‘News’ – Rupert Murdoch’s first newspaper – had on the 5 October 1989 published a front page news article headlined “The man behind SA’s great marina fiasco”, referring to bankrupt developer William Turner’s assets being purchased by the other joint developer of the marina Alan Burloch for “some millions of dollars”.  The news article dated 5 October 1989 [appearing below] is deceptive and misleading. Despite claims that the issues of questionable purported facts of Edward Turner’s bankruptcy would be pursued, no further information on Turner’s marina connections were ever made.

News media must have known or easily discovered William Turner’s Directorship of Pro-Image Studios Ltd. and then that it in the 1987/1988 financial year [ending 30 June 1988] recorded of a profit of almost $20 million for the financial year while a loss of approximately $2 million was disclosed in the management accounts, that it considered not to be newsworthy at October 1989 or any future date.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/the-best-i-could-do-was-not-good-enough/story-e6frebt3-1111118975187

The best I could do was not good enough

WORDS: PENELOPE DEBELLE

THE ADVERTISER

FEBRUARY 27, 2009 11:30PM

JOHN Bannon likes to talk about history – but has been loath to discuss his own. Now, for the first time, the former premier looks back.

AFTER 15 YEARS of silence, John Bannon looks a little wary. Not nervous exactly, but braced for unpleasantness as he prepares to manage the inevitable question of his political legacy.

We are here to talk about his new book, a biography of one of the founders of Federation who happens to be the grandfather of former Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer. Bannon, a Federation history expert, has not subjected himself to an interview since leaving politics in
December 1993, two years after the near failure of the State Bank brought South Australia to the brink of bankruptcy. The man who was premier at the time is not here to talk about the past but accepts that at some point the elephant in the room will have to be acknowledged.

We are sitting in the old-fashioned comfort of St Mark’s College’s upstairs senior common room, a clubby chamber with leather chairs and college memorabilia lining the walls. Bannon was master of St Mark’s, in North Adelaide, for eight years and feels at home inside the protective embrace of academia.

At 65, Bannon is older and greyer but retains something of the young, blond marathon runner whose physical fitness was always the best in the room. He is dressed in college wear; grey trousers and a navy blazer, and takes me first on a quick tour of the landmark Pennington Terrace residence, a study in faded grandeur that was bought by the University of Adelaide almost a century ago. He is businesslike but with an air of trepidation and his manner indicates a man who would rather be elsewhere.

Bannon’s dilemma is wanting to talk about one thing, his book, but knowing that to do so he will also be asked about the bleak episode that saddled SA with a $3 billion debt and destroyed the Labor Party’s standing to the point where any association with the Bannon Government was a political liability.

Bannon knew back in 1991 that he was in too deep to dig his way out. His policy of prudent budgetary management offset by expansionary, large-scale projects collapsed like a house of cards when the folly of lending decisions made by the State Bank’s board and managing director Tim Marcus Clark was exposed. As the bank’s owner, the state was the guarantor of loans that became a $3 billion millstone that threatened its very existence. Bannon became the man who led the state into $3 billion debt.

Has South Australia forgiven John Bannon for the State Bank debacle? Vote in the poll at the right of this page.

As the cracks began to open up, Bannon gave private soundings to the media to confirm the
devastating scale of the losses. “It was certainly a public matter and so it should have been,” Bannon says. “There was no point in hiding or minimising what was an acute situation.”

A former editor of The Advertiser, Peter Blunden, remembers getting a call early one Sunday morning in 1991 saying Bannon wanted to see him in his office. As Blunden walked in, he was astonished to be offered a beer. “I don’t usually have a beer that early on a Sunday but Bannon basically said ‘I think on this occasion we should have one’,” Blunden says. “I knew it was a very, very unusual day and it was a very stressful period for everyone involved.”

Bannon stayed for three inquiries, the last two of which cleared him of any deliberate wrongdoing. But in September 1992 – before the findings were released – he stepped down as premier and treasurer and personally apologised to SA for what had happened. “I made that very clear at the time I resigned,” Bannon says. “I was saying, ‘I take responsibility, I stuffed this up,’ and my apology is there on the record.”

Just over a year later he left politics forever. It was an ignominious close to what had been a brilliant career and it was not something Bannon has wanted to revisit. The various inquiries and court processes sheeted home the liability and Bannon felt nothing would be gained by looking back. Personal dignity demanded there will be no memoir and his legacy will remain a matter for others. He is hyper-sensitive to sounding like a man trying to defend the indefensible, or, even worse, coming across as an object of pity. Better to say nothing.

“I wasn’t interested in writing memoirs or tedious explanations or defences of my record,” he says. “I don’t think that’s the place of someone who has been in public life. Many see it as their duty but the end result is unfortunately often self-serving, defensive and not terribly enlightening. Better for others to comment and probe.”

Ironically, it took a conservative politician from one of Adelaide’s establishment families to flush Bannon out. His book, to be published by Wakefield Press, is about the history of the founding of the Australian constitution and reflects Bannon’s status as a serious Federation historian. It will be launched at St Mark’s College by Alexander Downer on March 5.

Supreme Federalist, which Bannon asks that I read before speaking to him, is a very readable account of the political life of a significant South Australian who helped shepherd the idea of a federal Australia through two decades of political and legal process. Sir John Downer, QC, the founder of a political dynasty in the age before political parties, was at various times a member of the Legislative Assembly, premier, and senator, as well as a passionate federalist who believed the separate colonies should come together and surrender certain powers – control of the Murray-Darling River system being one – but retain others.

Bannon argues that of all of the constitutional founding fathers, including Edmund Barton and Charles Kingston, Downer fought for federalism most consistently over almost two decades. “I am not saying he is the most important, or the only, I am saying that in terms of his position and his promotion of it, he has a consistency,” Bannon says.

Bannon’s pursuit of an academic career has put a lot of distance between him and his political past. He gained a PhD in South Australian political history at Flinders University which immersed him in SA’s transition from a colony to a state, in particular the government of Charles Kingston and other founders of the constitution, including Sir John. In a purely serendipitous coincidence, in 1999 Bannon was appointed master of St Mark’s College, which was the very house in which Sir John and his family once lived. Bannon worked in Sir John’s old study writing the book, as close to history as he could get.

He leaves next month for a three-month sabbatical term at Edinburgh University, studying the devolution of the Scottish Parliament as a form of federation in reverse.

The emergence of Dr John Bannon, academic, historian and President of the History Council of Australia, flowed naturally from Bannon’s move away from the public life. This withdrawal was not quite an act of penance but something he felt was required of him. He did not feel it was right or proper to hold positions on government boards or agencies, or to comment on public affairs. No state appointments were ever offered, he says, but nor would he have accepted any.

“That was appropriate,” he says. “Because immediately you try and either pontificate on events of the day, or tell your successors what should be done, quite rightly people say – what right have you to do that? It’s just not appropriate and you end up becoming self-serving and defensive and you certainly don’t want to be in that position.”

The tracing of lines of blame and examination of what should or should not have been done is not up for discussion today, nor will it ever be. He will not analyse his own political legacy and feels genuinely unable to. Bannon says only that he gave his all and accepts that it fell short. “I just know I did the best I could as honestly and as competently as I could,” he says. “It wasn’t good enough and others can judge how and why that occurred.”

Chris Sumner, who was attorney-general in Bannon’s Cabinet and a friend of Bannon’s since their days at the University of Adelaide, says Bannon was obviously deeply affected by what happened. “I think that was a sensible decision,” Sumner says of Bannon’s public withdrawal. “There wasn’t great scope for looking back on the Bannon Government and what it did because of the State Bank.”

Bannon’s integrity was never at issue but his reputation as an economic manager was blasted into oblivion in a few terrible months. The problem was not directly of his making but he accepts that he believed what others wanted him to hear. “Obviously, when I take responsibility I am not saying I did nothing,” he says. “It is for others to say who should have done what but there is no question I should have done some things.”

It was painful, of course, he says, because it came towards the natural end of an otherwise successful political career that began 30 years earlier when Bannon, a young law student fresh out of St Peter’s College where his father, Charles Bannon, taught art, spent a year as full-time president of the Australian Union of Students.

He discovered Labor politics and in November, 1982, the Bannon decade began with a series of major projects that included the establishment of the Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine, the submarine project, the defence industry, conversion of part of the Adelaide Railway Station into the Convention Centre, Hyatt and Adelaide Casino complex, and the staging of the Formula One Grand Prix.

Bannon, who is still the longest-serving SA premier after Tom Playford, saw this careful record demolished and only those closest to him know how deeply those wounds ran.
“Obviously all of those things were almost obliterated by the scale of what happened,” he says. “It came at the end, and ironically, even as late as 1990 when there were other financial failures occurring both here and internationally, we were feeling pretty good.”

Sumner, who says Bannon was let down during a recession by regulators, including the Reserve Bank, the State Bank Board and State Government officials, believes a time will come when Bannon’s legacy as head of a social democratic government will be reassessed. “From a personal perspective, we were all badly let down by a whole lot of mechanisms and people who should have been doing their jobs and weren’t,” Sumner says. “I think, personally, that John has carried an unreasonable personal burden for what happened.”

Instead of a sense of achievement, Bannon left politics knowing his legacy had been tarnished, if not destroyed. “It was a messy end to what had up until then been quite a successful and satisfying political career,” he says. “One of the difficult things was seeing rather than a heritage being left, a lot of things being dismembered.”

Bannon stayed long enough to manage the immediate aftermath before resigning from the seat of Ross Smith and declaring his public life was over. He moved from Prospect to the inner city with his second wife Angela, mother of musician and television personality Dylan Lewis, and refused advice from some quarters that he should move away and start afresh. Bannon may have failed as premier on a grand scale but he would not be run out of town.

“I at no time felt that I must or need abandon South Australia and what it stands for,” says Bannon, who has a daughter, Victoria, with his first wife, Supreme Court Justice Robyn Layton. “To the best of my ability post-politics, I have tried to be an active and engaged citizen, although obviously not a public figure because I don’t think that’s appropriate.” In 1994 Bannon accepted an appointment to the ABC Board which was his first foray into any form of office. It was criticised on partisan political grounds but not because it was John Bannon.

“It wasn’t high-profile, it was to do a job,” Bannon says of his five years on the board. His other official duties since 2000 have been to serve on the South Australian Cricket Association Board under former Howard minister Ian McLachlan. Last year he was elected to the Board of Cricket Australia and occasionally runs into John Howard, where they confine their discussions to play on the ground and a shared enthusiasm for the political process. He is still a friend of Mike Rann, once a junior member of the Bannon cabinet, but does not presume to give him advice.

Two years ago Bannon faced a more confronting personal challenge than even the State Bank debt. He was in training for a marathon when he was diagnosed with cancer. He had surgery and a taxing period of chemotherapy, from which he has emerged in full health.

“I was training and put down certain symptoms to perhaps overdoing it,” he says. “It was foolish to keep on running but I enjoy it, and it’s good for you. So yes, it masked the symptoms and it was probably picked up later and was a little more serious than it might have been.”

Even when his political career was at its nadir, Bannon had always relied on his personal strength and fitness. He ran for pleasure and had a proud record of completing at least one marathon a year for 29 years before dropping out mid-training in 2007 to fight for his life. It was the only time he had faced a serious health problem and it shook him to the core.

“It was a very confronting experience,” says Bannon, whose family suffered tragedy in 1959 when his brother was lost bushwalking in Wilpena Pound. “While I have had a number of personal and other traumas in my life, basically I have always had total confidence in my physical fitness so it was quite unnerving to find I had to attend to that as well.”

He has been cleared – touch wood, he says – and has begun some gentle marathon training. He has not abandoned hope of returning to the track but is not sure if he ever will. “Whether I can run a full marathon – I’m just letting myself work through that,” he says. “I haven’t officially retired yet.”

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In June 2014 news media reported that journalist Chris Kenny had sued the Australian taxpayer funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation ABC over references in an ABC TV broadcast comedy program that referred to Chris Kenny having sexual intercourse with a dog.    I never saw the comedy show segment but have no doubt that the joke [Australians are well known for their pranks] was in poor taste.  From reading he news article it appears that the ABC broadcast relates to a sign raised to the audience saying “Chris ‘Dog Fucker’ Kenny” during a public meeting in which funding cuts to the ABC were promoted encouraged by Chris Kenny’s News Corp. news media.

The ABC’s taxpayer funded resources should be put to better use.  The ABC that promotes itself as “In depth reporting from award winning Australian journalists” is well aware of the evidence of fake ‘archives’ of newspapers published sold by public libraries throughout Australia for the purpose of assisting to conceal crimes of national significance concerning Australian federal/nation authorities regarding events in Adelaide South Australia. The Guardian news media refers to $35,000 being paid to Chris Kenny by the ABC.

Chris Kenny: ‘I’ll be remembered as the journalist called a dog f**ker who stood up for his rights’

[http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jun/07/chris-kenny-ill-be-remembered-as-the-journalist-called-a-dog-fker-who-stood-up-for-his-rights]

“The extraordinary tale of a News Limited writer who sued the ABC over a silly joke – and how the case raises serious questions about free speech in Australia”

Chris Kenny is quoted to have said “To the extent that I am remembered for this, I’ll be remembered as the journalist called a dog fucker who stood up for his rights.”

For Chris Kenny to be remembered as a “journalist called a dog fucker who stood up for his rights” is an outrageous misrepresentation of what he is.

Chris Kenny should be remembered as a traitor to journalism and literature who betrayed Australians and has denied them the right to know of the manner in which they have been deceived by news media that ignores any obligation to them to ensure that governments must be held accountable and must recognize the public’s right to know of details of our public debt.

Any notion that Chris Kenny has sexual intercourse with dogs is far less objectionable than his impropriety as a purported journalist/author and the deception of the public to the detriment of our collective well-being far beyond the understated estimate of the $3 Billion lost with the State Bank of SA bankruptcy secret public debt liabilities that news media assist governments to conceal.

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Australia Julian Assange writes for ‘The Australian’ newspaper 8 December 2010

Julian Assange writes ‘IN 1958 a young Rupert Murdoch, then owner and editor of Adelaide’s The News, wrote: “In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will always win.’

Australia Julian Assange writes for ‘The Australian’ newspaper 8 December 2010

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/wikileaks/dont-shoot-messenger-for-revealing-uncomfortable-truths/story-fn775xjq-1225967241332

According to Julian Assange ‘IN 1958 a young Rupert Murdoch, then owner and editor of Adelaide’s The News, wrote: “In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will always win.”

The irresistible challenge for Rupert Murdoch was, for fun and profit, to handicap the race between secrecy and the truth so as to be able to create a world where he decideswhat reality is.

Don’t shoot messenger for revealing uncomfortable truths

by: Julian Assange

From: The Australian

December 08, 2010 12:00AM

Elizabeth Cook’s artist impression of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s appearance at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, where he was denied bail after appearing on an extradition warrant. Source: AP

WIKILEAKS deserves protection, not threats and attacks.

IN 1958 a young Rupert Murdoch, then owner and editor of Adelaide’s The News, wrote: “In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will always win.”

His observation perhaps reflected his father Keith Murdoch’s expose that Australian troops were being needlessly sacrificed by incompetent British commanders on the shores of Gallipoli. The British tried to shut him up but Keith Murdoch would not be silenced and his efforts led to the termination of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign.

Nearly a century later, WikiLeaks is also fearlessly publishing facts that need to be made public.

I grew up in a Queensland country town where people spoke their minds bluntly. They distrusted big government as something that could be corrupted if not watched carefully. The dark days of corruption in the Queensland government before the Fitzgerald inquiry are testimony to what happens when the politicians gag the media from reporting the truth.

These things have stayed with me. WikiLeaks was created around these core values. The idea, conceived in Australia, was to use internet technologies in new ways to report the truth.

WikiLeaks coined a new type of journalism: scientific journalism. We work with other media outlets to bring people the news, but also to prove it is true. Scientific journalism allows you to read a news story, then to click online to see the original document it is based on. That way you can judge for yourself: Is the story true? Did the journalist report it accurately?

Democratic societies need a strong media and WikiLeaks is part of that media. The media helps keep government honest. WikiLeaks has revealed some hard truths about the Iraq and Afghan wars, and broken stories about corporate corruption.

People have said I am anti-war: for the record, I am not. Sometimes nations need to go to war, and there are just wars. But there is nothing more wrong than a government lying to its people about those wars, then asking these same citizens to put their lives and their taxes on the line for those lies. If a war is justified, then tell the truth and the people will decide whether to support it.

If you have read any of the Afghan or Iraq war logs, any of the US embassy cables or any of the stories about the things WikiLeaks has reported, consider how important it is for all media to be able to report these things freely.

WikiLeaks is not the only publisher of the US embassy cables. Other media outlets, including Britain’s The Guardian, The New York Times, ElPais in Spain and Der Spiegel in Germany have published the same redacted cables.

Yet it is WikiLeaks, as the co-ordinator of these other groups, that has copped the most vicious attacks and accusations from the US government and its acolytes. I have been accused of treason, even though I am an Australian, not a US, citizen. There have been dozens of serious calls in the US for me to be “taken out” by US special forces. Sarah Palin says I should be “hunted down like Osama bin Laden”, a Republican bill sits before the US Senate seeking to have me declared a “transnational threat” and disposed of accordingly. An adviser to the Canadian Prime Minister’s office has called on national television for me to be assassinated. An American blogger has called for my 20-year-old son, here in Australia, to be kidnapped and harmed for no other reason than to get at me.

And Australians should observe with no pride the disgraceful pandering to these sentiments by Julia Gillard and her government. The powers of the Australian government appear to be fully at the disposal of the US as to whether to cancel my Australian passport, or to spy on or harass WikiLeaks supporters. The Australian Attorney-General is doing everything he can to help a US investigation clearly directed at framing Australian citizens and shipping them to the US.

Prime Minister Gillard and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have not had a word of criticism for the other media organisations. That is because The Guardian, The New York Times and Der Spiegel are old and large, while WikiLeaks is as yet young and small.

We are the underdogs. The Gillard government is trying to shoot the messenger because it doesn’t want the truth revealed, including information about its own diplomatic and political dealings.

Has there been any response from the Australian government to the numerous public threats of violence against me and other WikiLeaks personnel? One might have thought an Australian prime minister would be defending her citizens against such things, but there have only been wholly unsubstantiated claims of illegality. The Prime Minister and especially the Attorney-General are meant to carry out their duties with dignity and above the fray. Rest assured, these two mean to save their own skins. They will not.

Every time WikiLeaks publishes the truth about abuses committed by US agencies, Australian politicians chant a provably false chorus with the State Department: “You’ll risk lives! National security! You’ll endanger troops!” Then they say there is nothing of importance in what WikiLeaks publishes. It can’t be both. Which is it?

It is neither. WikiLeaks has a four-year publishing history. During that time we have changed whole governments, but not a single person, as far as anyone is aware, has been harmed. But the US, with Australian government connivance, has killed thousands in the past few months alone.

US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates admitted in a letter to the US congress that no sensitive intelligence sources or methods had been compromised by the Afghan war logs disclosure. The Pentagon stated there was no evidence the WikiLeaks reports had led to anyone being harmed in Afghanistan. NATO in Kabul told CNN it couldn’t find a single person who needed protecting. The Australian Department of Defence said the same. No Australian troops or sources have been hurt by anything we have published.

But our publications have been far from unimportant. The US diplomatic cables reveal some startling facts:

–  The US asked its diplomats to steal personal human material and information from UN officials and human rights groups, including DNA, fingerprints, iris scans, credit card numbers, internet passwords and ID photos, in violation of international treaties. Presumably Australian UN diplomats may be targeted, too.

– King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia asked the US to attack Iran.

– Officials in Jordan and Bahrain want Iran’s nuclear program stopped by any means available.

– Britain’s Iraq inquiry was fixed to protect “US interests”.

– Sweden is a covert member of NATO and US intelligence sharing is kept from parliament.

– The US is playing hardball to get other countries to take freed detainees from Guantanamo Bay. Barack Obama agreed to meet the Slovenian President only if Slovenia took a prisoner. Our Pacific neighbour Kiribati was offered millions of dollars to accept detainees.

In its landmark ruling in the Pentagon Papers case, the US Supreme Court said “only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government”. The swirling storm around WikiLeaks today reinforces the need to defend the right of all media to reveal the truth.

Julian Assange is the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks.

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Examples of Chris Kenny’s News Corp. Aust. Journalism appear below.

The examples are;  ‘Chris Kenny: South Australia’s Treasurer needs to stop denying facts and get on with the job’ published  March 22, 2015 ‘The Advertiser :

‘Fashionable causes distort the definition of freedom’ published February 27, 2016 ‘The Australian’

‘Dreams turn sour as state’s economy crumbles’  published February 22, 2014

‘Media coverage reflects reality’ published March 05, 2012 ‘The Australian’

Chris Kenny’s published thoughts are not journalism. It’s politically motivated prolonged flatulence on behalf of a political party that employs him and for which he has been an endorsed candidate whom failed to be elected.  His ‘Opinions’ could not and would not be published without the approval, direction and instructions from Rupert Murdoch who controls his Australian newspapers and must have knowledge of and given his consent for the manner of his Adelaide’s newspaper’s February 1991 reporting of the bankruptcy of the State Bank of South Australia, the evading of reporting of and follow up of issues of SBSA’s illegal “Off Balance Sheet” companies with their changing number and valuations and the erasing from the records of newspapers published [now fake archives]of the newspaper articles with the limited reporting of SBSA OBS companies and other news articles reporting matters [William Turner bankruptcy and Pro-Image Studios Ltd. charged by the ASC with crimes] that were never disclosed as being related to SBSA bankruptcy SA taxpayer debt.

Rupert Murdoch and his newspapers knowledge of crimes and corruption concealed

Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper’s claim in news article “State Bank silent on mystery firm” published 2 October 1990 [the only ever news media reference to SBSA OBS ‘Kabani’], that it had “been unable to find anything about ‘Kabani’, why it was formed or what it does” is questionable.

‘Kabani’, never mentioned ever again in news media,  was the means by which SBSA had ownership of the Marino Rocks marina development companies Mintern and Crestwin, referred to in the ‘News’ newspaper article 5 October 1989 headlined “The man behind SA’s great marina fiasco” referring to bankrupt William Turner selling his assets to Alan Burloch.

The false and misleading information published – Turner’s bankruptcy file began 6 July 1990 in the following financial year – was considered newsworthy while mention of Turner’s company Pro-Image Studios Ltd. of which he was a Director recording a “profit of almost $20 million for the financial year 1987/1988” “a loss of approximately $2 million was disclosed in the management accounts” was not considered newsworthy in any Australian news media at any time.

The newspaper reporting of William Turner 27 September 1993 being charged by the Australian Securities Commission with crimes [ASC media release 93-225] and the charges being dropped 10 November 1995 [ASC media release 95-177] are among the many newspaper articles that have been erased from publicly accessible records of newspapers published that are now fake archives sold by Australian state and national public libraries.

Chris Kenny must have known at the time of writing his book ‘State of Denial’, and has in any event since then been made aware, of his employers involvement in the deception of the public by concealment of serious and significant crimes and corruption that relates to the bankruptcy of the State Bank of SA and the creation of billions of dollars of still unaccounted for South Australian taxpayer debt.   Chris Kenny, his employer News Corp. and Rupert Murdoch do not respond to correspondence regarding the evidence of the fake archives of News Corp. Aust. [rebranded from its previous name News Ltd.] newspapers.  Chris Kenny continues to claim that he wrote a book “about the collapse of SA’s State Bank”.

Chris Kenny: South Australia’s Treasurer needs to stop denying facts and get on with the job

March 22, 2015 ‘The Advertiser

– It is beyond belief that Chris Kenny and News Corp. Aust. could possible expect anyone to pay for Chris Kenny’s published ‘Opinions’.

Chris Kenny: South Australia’s Treasurer needs to stop denying facts and get on with the job

March 22, 2015 7:42am

Chris KennyThe Advertiser

Caption to Photograph of SA Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis MP REALITY CHECK: State Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis.” [The uncomplimentary photograph removed]

INSTEAD of fixing the Budget, stimulating the economy and creating jobs, state Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis seems intent on spin, politicking and denying reality.

He responded on Twitter to my column last week about the “running joke” of the state economy, offering a range of attacks – “what rubbish … wrong again … don’t let the facts get in the way of your politics … you’re wrong … do some research”.

It is a worry that the Treasurer tries to be a bovver boy and chooses to shun reality rather than confront it.

State of Denial was my 1993 book about the collapse of SA’s State Bank and the downfall of the Bannon Labor government – and it seems Labor is in denial again.

Even after all that debt was repaid (thanks to Liberal privatisations and Labor’s early discipline) and the state got back on its feet, Labor has gone back to its old ways.

Once again the story is debt, deficits, denial and dreams of some golden project to turn it all around.

It is time to end the cargo-cult mentality and just do the hard yards of reducing costs and making the state attractive for private investment.

Koutsantonistweeted an old graphic from The Australian to try to claim I was wrong to say SA’s debt was higher than other states.

Really? The graphs showed debt in dollar terms, so that SA’s peak at $6 billion was only half the total of a couple of the larger states.

This is a ridiculous comparison – like me saying I am better off than James Packer because I have a smaller mortgage – and Koutsantonis knows it.

Whenever serious economists and treasurers talk about debt, they talk about it in relative terms – state net debt as a percentage of the state economy.

At 7.3 per cent, SA’s is the highest of all the states (NSW 1.4, Victoria 6, Queensland 1.8, WA 2.6, Tasmania -0.8).

These are the figures supplied by Canberra’s Treasury, based on the latest Budget outcomes.

So my column was right and Koutsantonis’s attack was wrong and deliberately misleading.

As I suggested to the Treasurer on Twitter, he would be better off working on his Budget rather than getting into social media spats trying to pretend all is fine.

The worst thing about the debt position is that it has all been racked up in the past decade – the controversial asset sales under John Olsen (I worked for him from 2000-01) have been wasted.

We are back where we started.

To be fair, some of the debt has funded worthwhile projects but too much has just funded a wasteful public sector.

SA Labor made a mistake spending the expected proceeds of the Olympic Dam expansion before it happened – so when it was canned, the Budget was shafted.

There are more crucial figures Koutsantonis can’t spin.

The 6.9 per cent unemployment rate is the highest in the nation – even worse than Tasmania.

The trigger for last week’s column was the shocking revelation that, over the past five years, SA has actually lost jobs.

And when it comes to economic growth, SA is running second last – at a feeble 1.3 per cent, it just shades the Apple Isle on 1.2 per cent.

Welfare dependency also tells a depressing story – an alarming 22.8 per cent of Croweaters, more than one in every five, receive a welfare cheque from Canberra (unemployment benefits, pensions, carers and study allowance etc).

Tasmania is worse, at a terrible 25 per cent, but SA is the worst on the mainland, with all the other states below 20 per cent and WA at only 15 per cent welfare reliance.

On state taxes, the Treasurer’s own Budget papers show that SA is the highest-taxing state with a “tax effort” almost 10 per cent above the average.

And, of course, along with Tasmania and Queensland, SA is subsidised by the stronger states when it comes to carving up the GST revenue.

So the message for Koutsantonis is pretty clear.

Stop denying the facts, stop slapping down anyone who confronts you with unpalatable truths – and get on with the job.

Chris Kenny is Associate Editor of The Australian and hosts Viewpoint on SkyNews 7.30pm on Sundays and Fridays.

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Dreams turn sour as state’s economy crumbles    theaustralian 22 Feb 2014

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/columnists/dreams-turn-sour-as-states-economy-crumbles/story-fn8qlm5e-1226834112715

Dreams turn sour as state’s economy crumbles

by: CHRIS KENNY

From: The Australian

February 22, 2014 12:00AM

Big challenge ahead for South Australia 1:24

The Australian

20 Feb 2014

News News/Politics

Photographs with this Chris Kenny news article [are not included in WordPress post] were published in the original the captions with those photographs were;

  1. A photograph of Chris Kenny promoting himself : “Chris Kenny says South Australia needs to find a way to attract private investment to rebuild the state.”
  2. BAE machinist Matt Adzic, left, with Stuart Lindley, manager of advanced manufacturing. Source: News Corp Australia
  3. “A Holden worker leaves the Elizabeth plant at the end of his shift; the company has signalled manufacturing will end in 2017. Source: News Corp Australia”
  4. Mal Hemmerling is seeking ways to create new jobs. Source: News Corp Australia
  5. Offices for lease in Adelaide’s depressed northern suburbs. Source: News Corp Australia
  6. Cranes over the Royal Adelaide Hospital development site. Source: News Corp Australia

WEEDS push through cracks in the asphalt of disused car parks; signs offer factories for lease; and the dole queues grow in the shadows of the General Motors Holden Elizabeth plant.

The impending closure of the Australian carmaker – after Mitsubishi in southern Adelaide and along with Ford and Toyota in Victoria – strikes not only the economic foundation of the area but its identity.

“Building the best cars for Australia and the world,” boasts the sign on GMH’s highway frontage.

Holden’s lion and stone logo is prominently displayed as the major sponsor of the powerful local football club.

The logo stems from the legend of how the wheel was invented when prehistoric man watched lions rolling a stone – still, once rolled, presumably the stone was discarded.

Elizabeth, South Australia and Australian manufacturing are said to be in transition; in reality they are in crisis and need reinvention.

Boom to bust, Doyle’s down but not out

GAVAN Doyle founded his business by designing components for parts suppliers to Ford and Holden.

Small-town sensitivities stifle debate

“EVERYONE knows what needs to be done,” says a senior Labor insider.

The uncertainty and economic pain in Adelaide – a deep undercurrent in South Australia’s election campaign – is also a microcosm of the national challenge.

The nation faces the same difficulties and choices – it’s just that in South Australia they are more intense.

The only state founded on an idea, South Australia has somehow conspired for almost 180 years to turn that concept inside out.

The rest of Australia winces at references to the free-settler state as Croweaters set themselves apart from convict stock, but the experiment of the South Australia Company and Edward Gibbon Wakefield’s utopian dream was more profound than that – the penal colonies that established the other states were deliberate acts of government; public sector expansions to the antipodes, if you like.

On the Adelaide plains in 1836, private investment and individual enterprise were deliberately harnessed as the driving forces for an experimental new colony.

Yet now the inverse is true; of all the mainland states, SA has the largest government sector and the worst performing private sector.

The state founded on enterprise has proportionately more public servants, more welfare recipients and higher taxation than the other mainland states.

For its survival, it relies on the largesse of government, largely through GST revenue raised in more efficient states.

As SA goes to the polls on March 15, building and jobs provide the main themes.

Having recovered from the State Bank crisis, largely by privatising assets, SA looked to the $30 billion expansion of the Olympic Dam uranium, copper and gold mine for a prosperous future.

The Rann-WeatherillLabor government embarked on an ambitious spending program before that chicken hatched. Now the mine expansion is on the never-never and the budget has blown out to a billion-dollar deficit.

Cranes have dotted the city skyline for a year or more as a $2 billion construction plan kicks in – a redeveloped Adelaide Oval, a new hospital, a medical research centre – yet it is all government-funded, debt-funded, taxpayer-funded.

Wakefield’s unrealised dream of private investment fuelling enterprise and jobs is as crucially relevant now as any time since European settlement.

Holden began as saddlery and carriage-maker in Adelaide’s western suburbs before being taken over by the American GM parent and creating Australia’s car. Its former Woodville plant now hosts the SA centre of manufacturing; another former industrial area hosts a bio-innovation centre; at Mitsubishi’s former Tonsley site another government centre promises to nurture “smart” new industries; and at Elizabeth a new “hub” is under way to generate new manufacturing opportunities.

“The Stretton Centre is not just a jobs centre but a new collaborative approach, to put planners, researchers and companies in the one space to make it happen,” says Playford Council’s Mal Hemmerling.

In the heady 1980s, Hemmerling was a high-flying public servant in the Bannon government who went on to run the Australian Grand Prix and then the Sydney Olympics Organising Committee. He has come out of retirement to help the council generate jobs in a depressed area.

Hemmerling well knows the sad history of state government intervention. In the 1970s, Don Dunstan planned a whole new city west of Adelaide – today Monarto is nothing but an open range zoo.

In the 80s, tens of millions of federal and state government funds went into the multi-function polis, a technopolis to attract and accommodate new industries and their workers. Now the ghost of the MFP echoes in the state election campaign as the government defends a dodgy deal to dispose of the undisturbed land it was to be built on. Hemmerling sees hope in the north because there is three years’ warning of the Holden closure. While it could cost 16,000 jobs in the region, he is driven to help existing companies find new roles, new technologies and new customers.

“Other ventures like the MFP have tried to attract new investors; we are working with companies that are already here,” says Hemmerling.

The search for private investment, devoid of government involvement, is taxing. At Payneham, a $20m building was constructed by the Olsen Liberal government for international bankers JPMorgan who came, took the corporate welfare, then left.

Just a kilometre or two west of Holden’s doomed Elizabeth plant, a $10m dollar titanium machining plant from Switzerland, the second of its kind in the world, purrs into action for the first time. It shapes the metal to perfection – or within a quarter of a hair’s breadth of perfection – to form tail fin components for the Joint Strike Fighter.

For the next 25 years these aerospace components will be manufactured at BAE Systems’ plant north of Adelaide, exported for assembly to Fort Worth, Texas, and flown by air forces around the world.

At the controls is Nicholas Sergejeus, who began his career as an apprentice fitter and turner at electrical manufacturer Gerard Industries. As a toolmaker with BAE Systems, he has been to Britain for technology transfer and instead of wielding tools his clean hands touch screens and keyboards.

“I am very fortunate,” he responds when asked to compare his prospects with friends elsewhere in manufacturing. “This work is technically fascinating and secure; most of my mates have had to head off and work in the mines.”

BAE’s advanced manufacturing manager, Stuart Lindley, spruiks the spin-offs from defence contracts.

The investment in titanium machining is made possible by a $300m, 25-year contract because of the federal government’s involvement in the JSF project.

It will allow the company to bid for commercial aviation engineering and other precision work.

“We will outsource less-demanding engineering work to local firms, underpinning other manufacturing jobs and helping to lift their capabilities,” says Lindley.

These are not labour-intensive fields – BAE Systems employs only 600 people at the site, which also exports missiles – and relies on major government contracts at a time that defence spending has contracted.

Neighbouring Edinburgh air force base has been dubbed a “super base” and has expanded to accommodate the 7RAR mechanised infantry battalion, relocated from Darwin. It brings up to 2000 people, adding up to $100m annually to the economy.

Defence is a constant last line of defence for those projecting the state’s economic future.

Leading employer group BusinessSA certainly wants more defence spending and investment.

Elsewhere, it sees government as the problem, adding to the costs, taxes and compliance burdens of the state’s private sector.

“This is a state where the private sector has constantly had to tighten its belt,” says chief executive Nigel McBride. “Small employers have come to us in record numbers to seek advice on managing redundancies.”

“And during that time the public sector has done nothing but grow, and grow and grow.”

From 2002 to last year, public sector employment in SA grew by 28.9 per cent while total employment grew at less than half that rate (14 per cent).

With more than 100,000 people on the state government’s payroll (86,000 full-time equivalents) in a state with 1.1 million voters, the state public servants and their families make up a hugely powerful voting bloc.

The powerful public sector unions have strongly resisted cost-cutting measures. Even with a 10-point lead in the polls, Liberal Opposition Leader Steven Marshall promises to keep job cuts to 5100. Of course the Labor Premier, Jay Weatherill, is telling voters the Liberals will cut much deeper.

Ironically, an experienced Labor insider tells me his greatest fear is that whoever wins the election won’t do enough to reduce government expenditure.

To be fair, it is a difficult balancing act; with government looming so large in the economy, savage cuts can generate proportionately more social and economic dislocation.

Halting the growth in the public sector while allowing the private sector to grow would be a good starting point. Lest anyone see this is as a party political divide, we need look only to the published musings of former Labor deputy premier and treasurer Kevin Foley. He quit politics in late 2011 and less than two years ago, in a Sunday Mail column, shared his frank thoughts about the public sector’s role in SA.

“Radical reform is needed,” he wrote, “starting with the total removal of lifelong tenure and implementing government-wide efficiency drives to remove underperformers or those who have become surplus to needs.”

He also suggested government should hand over some responsibilities to the private sector and that the public needed to comprehend that better-trained teachers, for instance, might be preferable to more teachers.

“These ideas and many more will be needed into the future if we do not want to pay increased taxes. Public sector unions have too much power over political parties and it must end.”

Foley declines to be interviewed for this article, shunning the spotlight during the election campaign, but his writings pre-empted this debate. “At 20 per cent of our economy, the public sector can’t remain the sheltered workplace it currently is,” he wrote in 2012. “I failed to change it and I don’t expect either side of politics will be up for it yet, but the day will come.”

Back at BusinessSA, McBride explains that fewer than 400 companies employ more than 200 workers in SA, whereas there are 46,000 companies with fewer than 20 staff. “We are the quintessential small to medium enterprise state,” he says, arguing that reducing costs such as land tax, payroll tax, workers compensation and electricity prices are the key to creating more jobs in the private sector.

“If each of those smaller companies could afford to employ one more person, our unemployment problem would be gone overnight.”

In 1993, Chris Kenny published State of Denial about the SA State Bank crisis. He worked for the state Liberal government from 2000 to 2002.

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http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/columnists/chris-kenny/fashionable-causes-distort-the-definition-of-freedom/news-story/91ad0c04821175fd183f848705b17dc5

Fashionable causes distort the definition of freedom

THE AUSTRALIAN

FEBRUARY 27, 2016 12:00AM

Chris Kenny

Associate Editor (National Affairs)

Sydney

The way many Australians think about patriotism is the way Margaret Thatcher thought about power. “Being powerful is like being a lady,” said the British titan. “If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”

We are so blessed that our most natural expression of patriotism is to have a barbecue or beach picnic on Australia Day. We don’t want to diminish our sublime good fortune by trumpeting it.

This laconic nationalism brings an attendant risk of complacency. Freedom, for instance, is a word we seem to shrink from, in direct contrast to the way Americans embrace it. Counterintuitively for a nation founded as a penal colony, we are so relaxed about freedom that we find it too jingoistic to mention.

We have become so self-satisfied and smug that our political class campaigns for freedom in all the wrong places, and often advocates against the interests of freedom to promote the fashionable causes of our time.

It is worth reminding ourselves we live in a country where newspaper columns printed in our highest circulating newspaper, Melbourne’s Herald Sun, remain banned from republication.

These are the Andrew Bolt columns subjected to the section 18C racial vilification ruling — they still exist online because, thankfully, it is all but impossible to remove them from cyberspace but when you click on them you also see a court-imposed denunciation.

Bolt’s sin was to weigh in on the contentious issue of racial identity, pointing out that if we make jobs and preferment contingent on indigeneity, then people who could identify with a range of ethnic identities in their heritage might be tempted to highlight, or even exaggerate, the indigenous.

Yet this very issue of identity and preferment now has been raised by the federal government’s Indigenous Advisory Council because of deceptions. This is no surprise; wherever governments have ever provided financial or other entitlements there have been ­attempts to game them.

Queensland indigenous leader Stephen Hagan told The Australian’s Michael McKenna this week, “You can go to any town in the nation with a significant indigenous population and you’ll see not one but numerous ‘white blackfellas’ falsely claiming Aboriginality to get jobs and benefits that should go to our people.”

Bolt and Hagan are coming at the same issue from different perspectives. “We need a system that properly tests these claims so there is no chance of rorting and to ensure targeted taxpayer funds and jobs go to indigenous people,” said Hagan. Which was the essential point made by Bolt in his banned columns.

Freedom.

Under the same laws, five Queensland University of Technology students are facing federal court action after they were refused entry to a computer room reserved for indigenous students. Their sin was to take to social media, mocking their rejection with lines such as “stopping segregation with segregation” and “I wonder where the white supremacist computer lab is”.

Apparently the race-based ­allocation of university computer resources is fine but the mocking of such divisiveness faces court. Freedom seems to be having a lend of itself.

In 2012, the federal Labor government sought to impose de facto regulation of print media content. Julia Gillard, our worst prime minister in 35 years, thought she was being unfairly treated by news­papers (including this one) so she proposed laws that would sanction newspapers for breaches of a code.

Journalism academics and leading ABC journalists did not protest in the streets; instead they publicly endorsed the move. It eventually failed but perhaps even more chilling than the political overreach from a flailing government was the meek acquiescence from a political-media class who saw themselves as ideological bedfellows.

Freedom.

When the Australian Human Rights Commission held its Christmas drinks in 2014, among the guests was David Hicks, a man who trained with al-Qa’ida and Lashkar-e-Toiba and fired weapons across the line of control in Kashmir. Hicks had written to his parents, from the battlefields, about his associations with militants, his commitment to “jihad” and his anti-Western and anti-Semitic views.

At the drinks he heckled our attorney-general. At the Sydney Writers Festival, Hicks was given a standing ovation.

He is still lauded by the green-Left as a hapless victim of the US and Australian governments, despite pleading guilty to providing material support to terrorists and despite those nations having struck a deal to get him home from Guantanamo Bay and released.

Freedom.

When an Islamist extremist took 18 innocent Sydneysiders hostage in a city cafe in December 2014, parts of the city were locked down and the nation held its breath. Someone invented an incident about a Muslim woman being too scared to travel on public transport and the “I’ll ride with you” hashtag campaign was born.

Thousands took to social media to protest against an anti-Muslim backlash that never existed. While their fellow citizens were being held at gunpoint (two innocent people eventually were killed) the moral poseurs, including prominent ABC media identities, promoted their outrage not at the reality of terror but at the pretence of an anti-Muslim backlash.

Freedom.

When our Prime Minister and Defence Minister released their defence white paper this week they spoke about the threat of transnational terrorism and even mentioned Daesh, or Islamic State. They did not mention Islamist extremism, the obscene ideology that is generating the security threat in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia and on our shores.

Freedom.

Consider the hyperventilation over George Pell’s video-link appearance at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. He has fronted the commission and the media previously on these issues, has been at the forefront of dealing with historical transgressions within the church, is not directly accused of wrong­doing and has undertaken to continue his co-operation in keeping with his medical advice. And for his trouble he is vilified in the media and popular culture, including through the song by Tim Minchin.

Yet holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London is another Australian, Julian Assange, who is facing direct allegation of sexual assault. He is free to walk out of his self-imposed detention any time he chooses — and should do so — to deal with British warrants and the substantive allegations through the Swedish legal system.

But Assange is treated by many in the media-political class as a hero for hiding from justice.

Often the same people who rant about Pell remaining in the Vatican cry that Assange is a victim imprisoned by some unspoken conspiracy. The WikiLeaks founder was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize. His reckless dumping of classified documents, undermining the intelligence apparatus of liberal democracies and therefore imperilling their efforts to counter terrorism, was rewarded by the Australian journalists union with an honorary membership and a Walkley award.

Freedom.

Minchin could release a song for Assange, set to the tune of the Beatles’ Dear Prudence. Dear ­Julian, won’t you come out to play? Dear Julian, greet the brand new day. The sun is up, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful and so are you, Dear Julian, won’t you come out to play?

Or perhaps not.

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Media coverage reflects reality    theaustralian Chris Kenny   5 March 2012

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/media-coverage-reflects-reality/story-fn8qlm5e-1226288737439

Media coverage reflects reality

by: Chris Kenny

From: The Australian

March 05, 201212:00AM

Cartoon by Bill Leak. Source: The Australian

DESPITE its many qualities and indispensable services, the media is clearly imperfect. But in free countries the truth usually triumphs. News media helps keep authorities accountable.

The Finkelstein report is worrying because its recommendations could stifle the media. The inquiry believes it can improve the quality of media by creating a News Media Council, funded by the government, headed (you guessed it) by a lawyer, and consisting of appointed (not elected) delegates from the media and elsewhere. It does not believe that competition, consumer demands, commercial accountability, legal constraints and personal choice will deliver to the public the media that consumers deserve.

Rather, it believes a government-funded body of lawyers, academics, publicly funded and commercial journalists can decree what is good for the public.

Aside from their own sense of fair play, journalists face a range of controls, from the primary constraint of defamation laws, to anti-discrimination laws, court suppression rules and orders, professional and company codes, government regulation in the electronic media and self-regulation in the print media. And they do this in a digital age when it has never been easier for new entrants to enter the media marketplace.

Remarkably, Finkelstein recommended a government-funded news media oversight of electronic, print and online media without identifying a problem with the Australian media.

It traces its genesis, in part, to revelations about the illegal activities of the London tabloids. More disturbingly, the inquiry admits it was established because senior members of the Gillard government and its Green coalition partner believed they were being subjected to jaundiced political coverage.

So a government that is struggling has initiated a media inquiry because not all media is as generous towards it as are the ABC and the Fairfax newspapers.

If this happened in Fiji, Indonesia or Papua New Guinea, our foreign minister would be urging a rethink. In fact, the next time Australia urges improvements in free speech in China, the laughter in Beijing will not be stifled.

Strangely, politicians such as Stephen Conroy, Julia Gillard and Bob Brown did not complain when the media focused, under the previous government, on issues such as the children overboard and Australian Wheat Board scandals.

While the Howard government was at times despairing about media handling of these issues (I was a staffer at the time) it chose to defend its actions, not bring the media to heel.

The current intervention is based almost entirely on Conroy’s gripes last year about how reports of problems with the National Broadband Network and leadership rumblings in the government were really about News Limited newspapers running a so-called campaign for “regime change”. Never mind that those reports have been vindicated.

To look at how the Communications Minister would judge issues of media bias we could suspend disbelief for a moment and accept that everything the government says is true. As a test case, the government’s attitude towards Kevin Rudd will do.

In December the Prime Minister told John Laws that “people are working as professionals in the nation’s interest and Kevin Rudd most certainly is”. As recently as last month Gillard told the Seven Network, “I think Kevin’s doing a good job as the minister for foreign affairs”.

So if that assessment was reflected without scepticism the media would have been accurate and unbiased, by Conroy’s standards.

But two weeks ago Gillard said Rudd had “chaotic work patterns” when he led the government and that “one of the overriding problems of the government that Kevin Rudd led is it was very, very focused on the next news cycle, on the next picture opportunity, rather than the long-term reforms for the nation’s interests”.

And reflecting on his time as foreign minister, she declared, “it is now evident to me and I think it is evident to the Australian people that there has been a long-running destabilisation campaign here to get to this point, where Kevin Rudd is clearly going to announce that he wants to seek the Labor leadership”.

That makes it hard for journalists to keep up. A fortnight ago, the media should not praise Rudd or suggest that all was well at the top levels of the government.But just days later, after defeating Rudd in the leadership ballot, the Prime Minister again praised her foe. “I want to say to Kevin Rudd for the days that lie beyond, as a nation, as a Labor Party, we must honour his many achievements as prime minister.”

Hold the front page. Any journalist not wanting to be accused by Conroy of running a campaign should report on a harmonious government that honours a proud era under its former leader.

The absurdity is obvious. That such an unsophisticated and ill-considered response to his own political problems could lead the Communications Minister down a path of increased media regulation is alarming.

We need to resist the temptation to laugh at this folly because it just might happen. The loose Left coalition of academics, activists, publicly funded journalists and politicians who fear they have lost some crucial debates in recent years might just push this through as a means to cover for their own failures. They may, of course, live to regret it if they find a future conservative government escaping scrutiny.

The Finkelstein report plays games with academic papers and opinion polls that show a lack of respect for the commercial media. It fails to consider why, then, most of the population consumes most of its news from commercial media. Clearly the inquiry and the government believe members of the public do not know what is good for them.

Given what has transpired over the past couple of years, the real question about media is the inverse of the Conroy and Finkelstein approach. Instead of comparing media coverage to government expectations, we should compare media coverage to reality. Then the real question is not about media campaigns. It is about why some media were so incurious about government waste and mismanagement, and internal leadership dissent. In particular, given its vast resources and government regulation, how did the ABC manage to miss these developing stories?

The publicly funded media’s sanguine reporting of the government and failure to provide the full picture to its audience provides a standing argument against government regulation.

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A letter dated 12 March 1996 from Stephen Baker MP SA Treasurer/Deputy Premier/ Minister for Police – not received until after Stephen Baker had retired from politics. Upon my inquiry a copy was provided by the new Member of Parliament for the electorate of ‘Waite’ Martin Hamilton Smith [Liberal Party later to become an ALP MP after he was offered inducements to change political parties]. He writes “Whilst State Bank and Marino Rocks marina development issues have received public airing” knowing that they have not and that all details of SBSA bankruptcy bailout taxpayer debt remain concealed within SA state Treasury’s SA Assets Management Corp. SAAMC. He also refers to “Substantial public resources have also been devoted to investigating your allegations of corruption and/or abuse of processes by police and others” “I am advised” [by someone unidentified] “that no evidence to support your allegations has been found.” Although SA Shadow Treasurer before, and at the time of the February 1991 disclosure of the State Bank of SA’s bankruptcy,& SA Treasurer [after the Dec. 1992 state election] during the continuing years of the $50 Royal Commission of Inquiry into the State Bank of SA, he was never mentioned in any news media as offering or being ask by news media to offer an opinion, or asked any questions on SBSA’s bankruptcy and the unspecified billions of dollars of taxpayer debt that was SA taxpayer’s liability for future years. It would appear possible, but it is not certain, that SA Treasurer Baker’s letter’s reference to “allegations of corruption and/or abuse of processes by police and others” is referring to my correspondence with and complaints [June & July 1992] to the SA Police Complaints Authority [SA PCA] related to a home invasion by purported SA Police officers of 10 July during which SBSA letterhead documents were stolen prior to my scheduled 13 July 1992 meeting with journalist David Hellaby regarding issues of his inquiries into SBSA debt related to William Turner and the Marino Rocks marina development. – SA Police Complaints Authority correspondence dated 2 Nov.1992 appears below.

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A letter from the SA Police Complaints Authority dated 2 Nov.1992 advising that they had discovered their recording equipment used to accept my complaints of June and July 1992 was ‘defective”. My June complaint related to police refusing to allow my reporting of fraud [receiving my money by the use of deceit] committed by lawyer Richard John [convicted of fraud in Aug. 1994] & issues of crimes [involving Richard John & others] related to the editing of my July 1991 sworn testimony referring to SBSA’s relationship with & debts of William Turner & the Marino Rocks marina development. My July 1992 complaint related to the July 1992 SA Police ‘Home Invasion’ theft of SBSA letterhead documents that I was the unable to show journalist David Hellaby on 13 July 1992. While the SA PCA claimed in 1992 to have a secret police report exonerating police of any impropriety, the complaint was reopened in June of 1993 – I was aware of SA Police Home Invaders having a relationship with a Private Investigator [disclosed as an organised crime gang member] who came under SA Police investigation with co-accused SA Police officers [later in 1995 on corruption charges] in June 1993. See next doc. ’SA I I B 13 Aug 1997’ for more information.

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A letter from Andrew G Anastasiades Head of Treasury & Finance SA Assets Management Corp. referring to a conversation we had regarding the never publicly disclosed State Bank of SA’s ‘Kabani'”Off Balance Sheet” ownership arrangements of Mintern and Crestwin the companies developing the Marino Rocks marina. The problem that he had referred to in his letter as “alluded to” and transferred to the South Australian Crown Solicitor” was that I knew about issues that SA Treasury were concealing.

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SA Treasury acknowledgement of my payment for a freedom of Information request for documents that included my state Bank of SA employment records and all docments and records related to my communications with SA Treasury & SAAMC regarding the SBSA relationship with the failed Marino Rocks marina development. SA Treasury never made any FoI release of the documents and information that I had requested.

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A letter from the SA Police Internal Investigation Branch [SAPOL IIB] dated 13 August 1997 in reply to my letter regarding SA Police Investigators Officers Inspector Tank and Sargent Strange accused of corruption over their investigation of Private Investigator organised crime gang member Frank Carbone & his SA Police co-accused with crimes. Police Officers Inspector Tank and Sargent Strange had come to my home late at night claiming to be investigating my SA PCA complaints & to be the authors of a secret report exonerating police from any impropriety. Now accused of corruption their actions were subject to the appeal of a court order judging them to have acted illegally in relation to search related to Frank Carbone’s & co-accuses corruption charges. The author of this letter SAPOLIIB Commander FG Edwards confirms the issues of my PCA complaints June and July 1992 as being related to Frank Carbone’s corrupt relationship to SA Police [Home Invaders 10 July 1992] and the Tank/Strange SAPOL investigation, referring to a future investigation that “cannot commence until the judicial process in which the Tank/Strange judgement has been given has been finalised.” See next doc. ‘SA PCA 30 March 2005’

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A letter dated 30 March 2005 from the SA Police Complaints Authority referring to my correspondence of 5 November 2004 regarding issues of my unresolved complaints of June and July 1992 concerning the SA Police [P I Frank Carbone associates] Home Invasion theft of SBSA letterhead documents concerning issues of SBSA bankruptcy taxpayer debt concealed by SA Treasury SAAMC. I had in 2004 returned from the UK, where I had discovered altered, inaccurate, fake ‘archived’ news media reporting of events [SBSA bankruptcy newspaper reporting] related to issues that involved/concerned documents stolen from my 2 July 1992 by associates of P I Frank Carbone. This letter dated 30 March 2005 refers to enclosed copies of SA PCA letters dated 5 Nov. 2004 [the same date as my letter – I expect an error of the SA PCA] and 18 Nov. 2004. There were no enclosures to this letter. My attempts to obtain copies of the letters said to have already been sent to me have failed. I expect that they do not exist.

Frank Carbone was my stalker from 1986 when I first expressed concern over SBSA’s management conflict of interests regarding Corporate loans and ownership arrangements of the companies involved in the Marino Rocks marina development.  I recognised him and discovered his name from photographs published in ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper when he faced corruption charges with co-accused SA police.  Those newspaper articles can be viewed at previous posts to this website. Please view the Timeline of corruption in which documents are posted.

The Australian Press Council APC has independently notified News Corp. Aust. [News Ltd.] of the matters of fake archives of newspapers that conceal crimes and corruption.

In an email dated 15 February 2012 the APC’s Jack Herman provided me with a computer generated printout list of news articles published that had within them the name “Frank Carbone”.  The document News Ltd. document list using the search term “Frank Carbone” can be viewed at a previous post to this WordPress website that is the Timeline of corruption events.   I have no means by which to access the APC provided printout of News Ltd.’s search of news articles referring to ‘Frank Carbone’.  The APC email with the document – search using the term ‘Frank Carbone, appears below. It confirms that he, Jack Herman has brought my concerns to the newspapers attention.

from:  Press Council complaints <complaints@presscouncil.org.au>
to:  Roger Bates <xyzrjb@gmail.com>
date:  Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 7:02 AM
subject:  Re: Advertiser and News
:  Important mainly because of the words in the message.

Re: Advertiser and News

Press Council complaints <complaints@presscouncil.org.au>
2/15/12

Dear Roger Bates

Thank you for your email and the subsequent phone call.

The matters remain outside the Council’s remit. Apart from bringing your concerns o the newspaper’s attention, which I have done, there is no further action I can take.

With regard to Advertiser articles related to Frank Carbone, see the attached list of articles, covering the period August 1994 through September 1999.

With respect to the News, the State Library record of its existence is at: http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?c=2627 It says: “Rupert Murdoch sold the News to Northern Star Holdings in 1987, and it was subsequently sold to a private firm headed by Roger Holden. The News was the last metropolitan afternoon newspaper in Australia. It closed in March 1992.”

Jack Herman

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My correspondence to News Corp. Australia remains unanswered.

This WordPress post has been done with some difficulty.  I have hackers whom make life difficult.  Some of the manner of their hacking using a ‘Windows Virtual Wi-Fi Minport Adaptor’ installed by Toshiba service center Singapore – see an earlier post for details ‘Toshiba untrustworthy’ – The hacker had no need for me to connect to the Internet to have access to my PCs and anything connected to it such as USB storage devices to delete or alter documents and interfere with my attempts at communication with others.

Ask Rupert Murdoch what he knows about the fake archives of his newspapers and the crimes and corruption that his corrupt journalism conceals.

 

Rupert Murdoch’s fake archives of newspapers, corrupt journalism and billions of dollars of unaccounted for public debt

Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers – the first he ever owned & published in Adelaide South Australia  – have fake archives of what has been published – news article published have been erased or altered for the false records which are being sold [as archives] by Australian state and national public libraries. They fake archives have also been exported to British Libraries UK London.

Crimes and corruption are concealed by corrupt journalism and the fake archives of newspapers. False and misleading information published in Rupert Murdoch’s News Ltd. [News Corp. Aust.] Adelaide SA newspapers have assisted to create Billions of dollars of secret never accounted for SA state taxpayer debt concealed with SA state Treasury’s SA Asset Management Corp.

News media and SA governments of both political parties have an alliance to cooperate to deceive SA taxpayers in order to continue to remain unaccountable. Details of never publicly disclosed State Bank of South Australia bankruptcy taxpayer debt can be viewed below.

The bankruptcy of the State Bank of South Australia – its illegal “Off Balance Sheet” companies’ debt details never publicly disclosed and SA public debt still concealed

In 1983 the Savings Bank of South Australia (SBSA established in 1848 – a SA state government guaranteeing deposits was never used) celebrated achieving one billion dollars in customer deposits.

In 1984 the Savings Bank of SA was renamed the State Bank of SA & its charter changed to allow more risk in its business practices.

In 1985 the new State Bank of SA purchased Beneficial Finance Corporation for one billion dollars.

In 1986 SBSA’s Tim Marcus Clark, in several single pages on his SBSA Managing Director letterhead addressed to ‘Dear State Banker’ (not sent to all staff as implied), boasted of new Corporate loans & acquisitions that included;

Two $200 million loans to the National Safety Council of Victoria discovered in 1989 to be a Ponzi scheme. In 1989 NSCV CEO Executive Director John Friedrich [an alias for Friedrich Hohenberger wanted in Germany on fraud charges] a fugitive from justice for a year, captured, allowed bail then found dead few days after the start of his trial in July 1991.

a $200 million loan to Equiticorp NZ  – Tim Marcus Clark Managing Director  Equiticorp NZ & SBSA

the purchase for $80 million of Oceanic Capital Corp. The sale later to have been found to benefit Equiticorp NZ

the purchase of part of companies named in news media as developers of a marina to be built at Marino Rocks (details summarized below)

& other, all of which soon became ‘non-performing loans’ and bad debt that became public debt never recovered and forever concealed from taxpayers.

SBSA’s future was to be corporate loans – SBSA retail banking business &employees were to be a minor consideration.  My expressing concern at the bank’s corporate loan &ownership arrangements of acquisitions – [the bleeding obvious] compromising the independence of and ability of those who make the decisions – was met with a person with an attitude problem would have such an opinion.

Marino Rocks marina State Bank of South Australia connection – Taxpayer debt concealed.
How taxpayers have concealed from them, the fact that they have paid tens of millions of dollars for a marina development that does not exist.

ERASED**in the following information, denotes that the information was published in “The Advertiser” newspaper and has been erased from newspaper archives. (discovered as erased in 2004)

1986 – 1987 and later events
#DS – denotes David Simmons as Director.
(TS 2%) – denotes 2% held in trust by solicitors Thompson Simmons & Co.

#DS State Bank of South Australia (SBSA) (D.Simmons Chairman of the Board of Directors.)

#DS Beneficial Finance Corporation (BFC wholly owned by SBSA)

#DS KABANI – acknowledged as “Off Balance Sheet” of BFC – SBSA Oct.1990 in a news article ‘State Bank silent on mystery firm [view below] that was the only ever news media reference published or broadcast by any news media.  Australian law enforcement financial regulation authorities’ (& then ASC) reporting, not required for “Off Balance Sheet” companies.

(TS 2%)MINTERN. 1986 Alan Burloch paid (via KABANI) $20Mill. for 49% of MINTERN (info. 1986)

(TS 2%)CRESTWIN. 1986 William Turner paid (via KABANI) $10Mill. for 49% of CRESTWIN (info. 1986)

(TS 2%) MINTERN <“some cross ownership”>CRESTWIN (TS 2%) (info. 1986)

MARINO ROCKS MARINA (Developers Turner and Burloch)
SBSA – BFC connection to Turner, Burloch, the Marino Rocks marina & associated debt has never been publicly disclosed.

1986 – 1987 Environment Minister Lenehan (Bannon govt.) exempts marina development from Environmental Impact Statement – ABC TV ‘7-30 Report’ only – a 5 second news segment, Minister Lenehan in a state of panic surrounded by media microphones saying “But we already know what’s there” – an angry looking presenter then proceeding to the next news item.

1986 William Turner as Director of Pro Image Studios borrows $20Mill. from SBSA (info. 1986) never publicly disclosed.

1987/88 “Pro-Image Studios Ltd. records a profit of almost $20 million for the financial year 1987/1988” “a loss of approximately $2 million was disclosed in the management accounts” (ASC Derek Parker 1995 information was never reported by news media) http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/conferences/business/parker.pdf  (info. found 2014) Where did this $20 Million come from? Was it the proceeds of crime?

October 1987 – In October 1987 I had at my request had a meeting over a cup of tea with SBSA Chief General Manager Ken Matthews [Savings Bank of SA prior to 1984] to seek some reassurance on the future of the bank, after which he with his influence arranged for me to be again working in the bank’s ‘relieving staff’ at bank branches covering staff annual leave & long service leave “Where” he said“I seemed to most content”. He declined to discuss issues of SBSA corporate loans which were of concern to me.  His reaction [facial expression] when I asked him what he felt about the proposed Marino Rocks marina development [close to the suburb where he lived] but his declining to say, prompted me to attempt to politely change the subject. The marina development appeared to be a sensitive issue.  It seemed bizarre that Mr Matthews would even allow me to consume his time in a private meeting.

September 1988

After my further telephone contact, I the next day receive a visit at a bank branch from SBSA Chief General Manager Ken Matthews [last CEO of Savings Bank of SA]who advised me that I “have too much leave owning to me & must reduce it”. He declined to discuss anything.  He would have at that time known of “Pro-Image Studios Ltd. records a profit of almost $20 million for the financial year 1987/1988” but “a loss of approximately $2 million was disclosed in the management accounts”. I assumed that a Marino Rocks marina would never be built, the developers would take full advantage of their circumstances & SBSA’s/BFC’s corporate lending practices would bankrupt SBSA. My meeting with Ken Matthews over a cup of tea was solemn occasion. We both knew, he better than me, that ourcarefully managed bank established in 1848, his life’s workdrastically altered in 1984 was bankrupt, destined to be an economic burden for future generations, and that it happened on our watch. Power over others, ego and hubris prevented authorities from giving any consideration to the possible consequences of their decisions.

I was excluded from the implementation process of SBSA’s September 1988 Award Restructure [of staff pay rates] & was from that time on leave [Long Service, 2 years annual leave, accumulated rostered days off and leave ‘in lieu of travel’] until April 1989.

ERASED**1989 May News Ltd.’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper published a front page news article headlined “State Bank $200 Mill Loan to Equitcorp NZ” (Mng. Director Tim Marcus Clark common to both SBSA &Equitcorp NZ – the debt eventually became taxpayer debt never recovered.

29 May 1989 My employment with SBSA was terminated – no reason/explanation was offered

June 1989 I contacted SA Shadow Treasurer Stephen Baker MP for my electorate of ‘Waite’, provided him with and explain SBSA’s corporate lending information – conflicts of interests etc. – that will cause its inevitable bankruptcy & requested that he raise issues in parliament to address or remedy the likely bankruptcy of SA. He refused to do so & eventually said that he “would be accused [by newspapers] of politicizing the bank”. Murdoch’s Adelaide newspapers had published warning to knockers who “suffered from the tall poppy syndrome wanting the state to fail” that inquire into & question what the bank was doing. Stephen Baker MP would later run off whenever he saw me at the local Shopping Centre where his electoral office was located.

1989 Oct. 5th. front page (afternoon daily News) “William Turner announces he is Bankrupt” News Ltd.’s the ‘News’ newspaper published false & misleading information in a news article headlined “The man behind SA’s great marina fiasco” (see file ‘Turner 5 Oct 1989 Adelaide PM News Ltd.’)” Alan Burloch buys Turners assets “for some Millions of Dollars” (news article appears below)

1989 Oct. 6 – SBSA paid my Mortgage Loan in full by SBSA (an interest rate of 30% p.a. had been applied for the previous 4 months)

1990 Oct. State Bank of SA announces that it has “Off Balance Sheet Entities” – SBSA/BFC company ‘Kabani’ in a 2 Oct. 1990 news article [appearing below] headlined ‘State Bank silent on mystery firm’ the only news media reference ever published or broadcast, apart from a 11 Feb. 1991 news article ‘Warning sign were there for more than 14 months’ ref. to this same 2 Oct. 1990 news article that states, according to information SA Premier/Treasurer John Bannon provided to SA parliament,  that mystery firm ‘Kabani’ “had assets of $100 million”.

1990 Dec. Burloch withdraws from Marino Rocks marina Development announced in a 18 Dec. 1990 news article ‘Marino Rocks project tenderer to face court over tax liabilities’ [see below]

ERASED** 1991 Feb. SBSA announces that its “Off Balance Sheet” entities [now many] BFC have Assets [of $359 Million] Greater than Liabilities [of $267 Million] – referred to in the text of the news article of 11 Feb. 1991 ‘Warning sign were there for more than 14 months’.

THEN a few days later

ERASED** announces that its “Off Balance Sheet Entities” have an overall debt of $31 Million with Assets Less than Liabilities

ERASED** 1991 Feb. SBSA published announcement need for “Billion Dollar Bailout” (The front page newspaper headline that has been erased from publicly accessible records refers to the first Billion Dollars) A front page 11 Feb. 1991 news article headlined ‘Taxpayer rescue bank’ has within the altered archives of newspapers published, become the first newspaper published reference to the State Bank of SA bankruptcy.

A February 1991 front page ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper news article headlined ‘Taxpayers rescue bank written by journalist David Hellaby and Nick Cater is now according to the historical record, the fake archives of newspapers published, has become the first newspaper published reference to any bankruptcy problem published by the newspaper.  Nick Cater in News Corp. news articles headlined ‘Journalsim giving up the search for the truth’ published 2 Nov. 2013 and “Aunty stick to the facts’ published 1 Feb. 2014 criticizes the ABC for its news media inaccuracies. In an ABC TV telecast [referred to in an earlier of this WP Blog site] Nick Cater refers to his BBC career in claiming to be a trustworthy journalist. Nick Cater is well aware of the fake archives of his employers newspapers, SBSA bankruptcy crime & corruption concealed but does not reply to correspondence.

The 11 Feb. 1991 news article ‘Warning sign were there for more than 14 months’ refers to, with wrong dates, previously published news articles headlined ’58 firms in State Bank web’ and ‘Our companies in red-State Bank’ – [as published 5 Dec. 1990 & 7 Dec. 1990; they were published in Feb. 1991, but sill evidence they were published – even though now erased from the fake archives of newspapers published : not appearing in archives as published on any date] – with text ref. to the changing valuations of SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet”, text of news article says OBS liabilities of $267 Million but article collages of news article headline ‘Our companies in red –State Bank’  says OBS liabilities of $276 Million.

Turner Bankruptcy File (Victoria) No. 1085 of 1990 indicates Turner NOT Bankrupt Oct. 1989. As stated in 5 Oct. 1989 news article ‘The man behind SA’s great marina fiasco’ – File No. 1085 of 1990 indicates bankrupt 6th. July 1990 to 6th. July 1993. File also indicates Turner has a debt of $30 Million but has no indication of his creditors. [Bankruptcy has since changed from 3 to 7 years]

Question ? – Is the Turner $30 Million bankruptcy debt the same SBSA “Off Balance Sheet’ debt of $31 Million [OBS liabilities greater than assets] announced by SBSA in Feb. 1991? [reviewed from assets greater than liabilities]

Turner Bankruptcy debt from 6th. July 1990 would need to be “On Balance Sheet” for SBSA – BFC to be written off for financial year ending 30th. June 1991.

March – April 1991 Supreme Court of Victoria Judgment CTB BNZ v Pro-Image Studios debt http://law.ato.gov.au/atolaw/view.htm?DocID=JUD%2F4ACSR586%2F00002  “The company is insolvent.” but permitted to continue to operate. The original court file has been “lost” – CTB & BNZ retrieve $46 million – see Summary of this website below [Unsecured creditors would likely include the State Bank of South Australia] (This ato.gov.au website information was found 2014)

March 1992 I contacted journalist David Hellaby& suggested that he should if he could view the bankruptcy file for William Turner.

July 1992 – I again contact Hellaby, he wants to meet me [I want to know what he has seen in Turner’s bankruptcy file & assume it was links to & loans from SBA] – he can come to my home Monday 13 July 1992.  10th July 1992 I have a nighttime home-invasion by purported police officers who steal all SBSA letterhead documents that they can find. 13 July 1992 Hellaby at my home states that “Turner’s bankruptcy file is the most amazing document he has ever seen”. Upon my inquiry he says that it “discloses a $30 Million debt but has no reference to his creditors”. My later inquires with the Victorian bankruptcy court confirm the $30 Million debt with creditors unidentified [blank file No. 1085 of 1990] & indicates bankruptcyfrom 6th. July 1990 – [to 6th. July 1993]

ERASED** 1993 Sept. William Turner – discharged Bankrupt 6th. July 1993 was charged by the Australian Securities Commission (ASC) with multiple breaches of the companies’ code. (see ASC Media Release ref. ASC 93/225 that News Ltd. Published word for word in a news article that is now erased from records of newspapers published. See ASC media release below.

ERASED** 1995 Nov. All Australian Securities Commission (ASC) charges against William Turner were dropped. No explanation provided. See ASC Press Release file ‘ASC 95-177 Pro-Image Turner 10 Nov 1995’ below.  I requested/obtained ASC media releases only by my being aware of the information by having read the news article now erased from fake archives of newspapers.

ERASED** 1995 Nov. SA State Treasurer (Stephen Baker. Liberal party MP for my SA electorate of ‘Waite’) announced an unexpected improvement to the State’s finances of $20 Million, no details of origin were given – Treasurer Baker promised to announce origin “in a couple of months’ time” but failed to do so.
SA Treasurer Baker & all others since (& SA MPs of both political parties) refuse to indicate their recollection of events & newspaper articles published reporting them. SA MPs in 1980s & 1990s when news articles (now erased) were published are MPs in government & opposition now in 2015.

The Marino Rocks marina developers have never been reported in the media as linked to or in debt to SBSA. Their debts (to taxpayers) have been secretly written off.

SBSA bankruptcy debt concealed has become SA taxpayer debt concealed within SA State Treasury’s SA Assets Management Corp. SAAMC. No details – amount or how the debt[s] was incurred has ever been publicly disclosed.
Information appearing above concerning SBSA’s relationship to the Marino Rocks marina developers has twice (July 1991 & August 1994) been edited from my sworn testimony of the forum in which I had given it.

Inter-company loans of BFC (& illegal “Off Balance Sheet” companies of changing value) were considered assets for accounting purposes. No provision was made for any bad debt losses. Inflated values of assets concealed bad debts known to be unrecoverable.

ASC/ASIC – Australia’s federal financing reporting law enforcement authority Australian Securities Commission ASC has since been renamed Australian Securities Commission ASIC.

2015 ASIC has evaded acknowledging specific issues raised of impropriety, crimes, corruption and maladministration of Australian financial regulation law enforcement authorities.  ASIC Chief Legal officer Michael Kingston refuses to acknowledge my correspondence.

I have received an ASIC letterhead letter dated 4 March 2015 from an unidentified author. The letter, referred to as “our finalisation letter”, states “Our records confirm that Pro-Image Studios was deregistered on 19 December 2014.” “Further, ASIC does not intend to comment on the actions of our predecessor, the ASC’s conduct of enforcement proceedings.” The ASIC letter from an identified author appears below.   ASC was involved in Supreme Court of Victoria court proceedings involving the bankruptcy of the company Pro-Image Studios Ltd. with secured creditors the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Bank of New Zealand (BNZ Securities) seeking recovery of debts of $46 Million.  The original Supreme Court of Victoria file was ‘lost’ according to a 24 April 1991 judgement made by Judge Fuller “differing from another judge”, that allowed bankrupt Pro-Image Studios Ltd. to issue “92,684,398 fully paid ordinary shares of 50c each” to cover the cost of debt to its secured creditors.

With the assets and debt liabilities of Pro-Image Studios Ltd. & William Turner impossible to separate from State Bank of SA’s assets and liabilities and illegal/secret “Off Balance Sheet” companies of indeterminate, incalculable and questionable value, it appears that the ASC was involved – “supported the making of the declaration” – in arrangements that would further assist the concealment of secret taxpayer debt within SA’s state Treasury.  A bankrupt company was encouraged by the ASC & permitted to issues shares.

Appearing below from http://law.ato.gov.au/atolaw/view.htm?DocID=JUD%2F4ACSR586%2F00002
Judgment by: Fullagar J. of Supreme Court of Victoria Judgment Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Bank of New Zealand (BNZ Securities) successfully retrieve $46,000,000 from Pro-Image Studios with “payment of92,684,398 fully paid ordinary shares of 50c each – Mr Nettle for the Australian Securities Commission supported the making of the declaration that for a consideration consisting of the release of the immediately enforceable debt amounting to $46,342,199 due to the defendants by the plaintiff, will not constitute an issue of shares at a discount within the meaning of the Corporations Law”.
“The company is insolvent. If it were now wound up its shareholders and unsecured creditors would receive nothing while the 2 secured banks would receive something like 91c in the dollar.”

“About 2800 shares in the company have so far been issued and they have been trading on the stock exchange at prices around 5c per share up to the time of the hearing in the Practice Court. If the proposed conversion of debt to equity is carried out, it will bring about a surplus of assets over liabilities arising from the elimination from the liabilities of the debt of $46m-odd and an increase of the same amount in shareholders’ equity, having the effect of creating a real net asset value for all of the issued shares.” ………  “It therefore appears that the proposed issue of shares to the 2 defendant banks will be greatly to the benefit of shareholders and unsecured creditors.”………..“The only anxiety I have felt about the present case, in addition to that occasioned by my differing from another judge, is upon the question whether all the relevant facts are before me with sufficient precision to justify a declaration in the form sought. The original court file has been “lost” but all the parties appearing before me, including the Australian Securities Commission, have assured me that the substitute file of documents put before me is accurate and adequate.”

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The Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Bank of New Zealand (BNZ Securities) would not grant a loans eventually totaling “$46m-odd” in liabilities to Pro-Image Studios Ltd. [William Turner Director] without very good assets guaranteeing those loans. What were those valuable assets?

Would William Turner sign up his and his company Crestwin’s assets to guarantee Corporate loans from ANZ & BNZ to his company Pro-Image Studios?

Would Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Bank of New Zealand consider such assets – Crestwin, Mintern, Kabani – so valued, & part owned by a SA state government guaranteed bank with SBSA Chairman of the Board of Directors also Director of BFC &Kabani, acceptable as to guarantee loans of tens of millions of dollars to Turner/Pro-Image Studios Ltd.?   No better security for loans than a taxpayer funded government guarantee could exist.

Were the maneuverings of William Turner’s  bankruptcy file 1085 of 1990 – 6 July 1990 not the previous financial year when reported by Murdoch’s the ‘News’ newspaper front page headline 5 October 1990 ‘The man behind SA’s great marina fiasco’ with Turner’s assets being sold to Alan Burloch – and

– the  24 April 1991 Pro-Image Studios v. Commonwealth Bank of Australia Supreme Court of Victoria Judgement of Judge J. Fullagar – “differing from another judge” [“original court file has been “lost”]

intended, with the assistance of the Australian Securities Commission [ASC renamed ASIC – Australia’s financial regulation authority], to allow the continued concealment of SBSA bankruptcy debt that was/is secret taxpayer liabilities within the corrupt unaccountable South Australian Assets Management Corporation SAAMC within SA’s State Treasury?

……..  Throughout 1985 – 1990 Murdoch’s Adelaide SA newspaper[s], of his state newspaper publishing monopoly, published many news articles warning [threatening] any who considered attention to & scrutiny of the State Bank of SA’s & its managing Director Tim Marcus Clark activities as appropriate. They were said to be knockers and whiners who wanted to see the state fail and suffering from “the tall poppy syndrome”.

Long editorials on the front page of the business section of ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper written by Tim Marcus Clark were published. “We must develop or risk becoming an economic backwater”. Those newspaper articles are among the many that that have been erased from all publicly accessible records of newspapers published [the ‘archives’].  History now records Murdoch’s Adelaide newspapers not as the malicious, malignant news media that has been so detrimental to public interests but benign and even benevolent.

The billions of dollars of state public debt still remain unaccounted for despite a 1990s $50 million dollar Royal Commission of Inquiry.   No-one asked ‘Where did the money go?’

Chris Kenny Adelaide SA journalist for News Ltd.’s [since renamed New Corp. Australia] claims to have written a book ‘State of Denial’ about the bankruptcy of the State Bank of SA. He was in Adelaide at the time of the reporting/publishing of the news articles by the ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper first disclosing the bankruptcy of the State Bank of SA with those news articles now erased from publicly accessible Australian library ‘archives’ of newspapers.  Chris Kenny’s purported book makes no mention of SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’ or have any other reference to SBSA’s changing valuations or numbers of such companies.  The book does not ask ‘Where did the money go?” or disclose that all details of SBSA bankruptcy taxpayer debt continue to be concealed. Chris Kenny does not reply to correspondence but continues to denigrate South Australia in ‘Opinion’ news articles published by Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers.

The closest to an estimate of the amount of the SBSA bankruptcy public debt [published by news media] was an understated $3 Billion [1990s dollars? 2009 dollars?] published by ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper 27 February 2009 under the headline ‘The best I could do was not good enough’ in an interview with former SA Premier/Treasurer John Bannon. [now behind a paywall].

A SBSA bankruptcy taxpayer debt estimate of “$3.1 billion in nominal terms” – how calculated? – is referred to in the promoting of a book “Things Fall Apart – A History of the State Bank of South Australia”, “the result of 10 years’ work by lecturer in Politics at the University of Adelaide Dr Greg McCarthy” which is claimed to take a “detailed look at the Auditor-General’s reports and the Royal Commission” to which Dr McCarthy had unprecedented exclusive access denied to the public.  The book “Things fall apart” is promoted on a University of Adelaide Internet website under the heading ‘New insight into State Bank collapse’ [https://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/news372.html].

The book is ‘described as a “post-mortem” of the disaster’. “Although these events happened a decade ago, it’s clear that the lessons from the State Bank collapse have still not been learned,”

Chris Kenny’s and Dr Greg McCarthy’s books ‘A state of Denial’ and ‘Things fall apart’ rather than disclose anything from which any lessons can be learned, evade and conceal the facts from which anything can be learned.

I haven’t read the book”Things Fall Apart – A History of the State Bank of South Australia”,but doubt it mentions SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’, disclosures anything of the secret taxpayer debt or even asks ‘where did the money go?’. Dr McCarthy while receiving a University of Adelaide income from taxpayers would appear to profit from his book and the continued deception of SA taxpayers.  Dr McCathy does not reply to correspondence.

Documents referred to above

‘News’ 5 Oct. 1989 false and misleading

1. Turner 5 Oct 1989 Adelaide PM News Ltd

False and misleading information published by Rupert Murdoch’s first newspaper the ‘News’ 5 October 1989 – Turner’s bankruptcy file did not begin until 8 months later in the following financial year. Turner although said to bankrupt sold his assets. Nothing was further published about William Turner until he was charged by the Australian Securities Commission ASC in 27 September 1993 and charges were dropped on 10 November 1995. Those newspaper articles published at those times have been erased from publicly accessible records – the fake archives – of newspapers published.

Kabani 2.10.90

1990 Oct.‘State Bank silent on mystery firm’State Bank of SA announces that it has “Off Balance Sheet Entities” – SBSA/BFC company ‘Kabani’ in a 2 Oct. 1990 news article the only ever news media reference to ‘Kabani’ – No further information was made available to the public. ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper claimed that it “has been unable to find anything about Kabani, why it was formed or what it does.”

3. Burloch 18.12.90

18 December 1990 Marina developer Alan Burloch [said to have purchased marina developer William Turner’s assets when he was purportedly bankrupt in October 1989] reported as having withdrew from the marina development.

4. 11 Feb 1991 pg 6 SBSA

The 11 Feb. 1991 news article ‘Warning sign were there for more than 14 months’ refers to, with wrong dates, previously published news articles headlined ’58 firms in State Bank web’ and ‘Our companies in red-State Bank’ – [as published 5 Dec. 1990 & 7 Dec. 1990; they were published in Feb. 1991, but sill evidence they were published – even though now erased from the fake archives of newspapers published : not appearing in archives as published on any date] – with text ref. to the changing valuations of SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet”, text of news article says OBS liabilities of $267 Million but article collages of news article headline ‘Our companies in red –State Bank’ says OBS liabilities of $276 Million. The news articles referred to as having been published by ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper have been erased from all publicly accessible records – the fake archives – of newspapers published.

Cater - Hellaby SBSA 11Feb 1991

11 Feb. 1991 page 1 The front page news headlined “Taxpayers rescue bank” by Journalist David Hellaby and Nick Caterhas become the first reference to the bankruptcy of the State Bank of SA within the now altered fake archives of newspapers published since the removal of the front page news article headlined “Billion Dollar Bailout” that was published about three days before the headline “Taxpayers rescue bank”. That such a bland news article would be published within a few days of the headline ‘Billion Dollar Bailout” did at that time seem strange & cause possible cause to believe that the altering of the historical record of newspapers published was at that time planned.

ASC 93-225 Pro-ImageTurner Sept 1993

ASC Media Release ref. ASC 93/225 1993 dated 27 September 1993 – William Turner – discharged Bankrupt 6th. July 1993 was charged by the Australian Securities Commission (ASC) with multiple breaches of the companies’ code. (see ASC Media Release ref. ASC 93/225 that News Ltd. The news article reporting of this information was the only means by which I was aware of it. I requested and obtained it after I discovered that the news article had been erased from all publicly accessible records of newspapers published.

ASC 95-177 Pro-Image Turner 10 Nov 1995

ASC Media Release ref.ASC 95-177 10 Nov 1995’All Australian Securities Commission (ASC) charges against William Turner were dropped. I requested/obtained ASC media releases only by my being aware of the information by having read the news article now erased from fake archives of newspapers. A newspaper article referring to SA Treasurer taking credit for having recovered $20 Million of SBSA’s bad debt was published that same week in November 1995. He refused to disclose the origin of the recovered debt but said he would “in a few months’ time” but never did.

ASIC pg 1. 4 March 2015 Kang jpg

Pro-Image deregistered ASIC 4 March 2015 letter from an unidentified ASIC employee – advising that William Turner’s company Pro-Image Studios Ltd after decades of bankruptcy has in 2014 been deregistered – The Australian Securities Investment Commission ASIC advised that ASIC does not intend to comment on the actions of our predecessor, the ASC’s conduct of enforcement proceedings.”

13. b. ASIC 4 March 2015 pg. 2 jpg

The Australian Securities Commission will not comment on what appears to be its employees when the ASIC was named the Australian Securities Commission ASC involvement in corruption intended to conceal SBSA bankruptcy debt that became SA taxpayer debt concealed with SA Treasury’s SA Assets Management Corporation.

18. SAAMC 14 Feb 1996

A letter dated 14 February 1996 I received from the South Australian Assets Management Corp. [SA state Treasury SAAMC the ‘Bad Bank’ with SBSA bad debt for which SA taxpayers were liable]. The author Andrew G. Anastasiades Head of Treasury and Finance refers to a telephone conversation that I had had with him during which I raised the issues of SBSA’ illegal “Off Balance Sheet” relationship with the Marino Rocks marina developers, debts of William Turner’s Pro-Image Studios Ltd. & associated crimes & corruption. He saw that the problem was that I was aware of issues that SAAMC was concealing.

saamc-2005-20-april

SA Treasury SA Assets Management Corp. SAAMC letter of 20 April 2005 acknowledgement of payment for a Freedom of Information [FoI] application requesting my State Bank of SA employment records and records of my communications with SA Treasury SAAMC and records of all documents related to the issues that I had raised with SAAMC, SA Treasury and SA Treasurers. SA Treasury never complied with FoI laws and made any FoI release of any information. SA Treasurers of both political parties refuse to indicate if they can recall the publishing of any of the newspaper articles – such as the front page headline “Billion Dollar Bailout” – that have been erased from the publicly accessible records sold as newspaper ‘archives’ by Australian state and national public libraries.

Australian News Corp. Australia journalist Chris Kenny – employed by Rupert Murdoch – Associate Editor (National Affairs) claims to be an author of a book with the title ‘State of Denial’ about the bankruptcy of the State Bank of SA that created billions of dollars of taxpayer debt.

The puported book fails to make any mention of the State Bank of SA “Off Balance Sheet” companies or does not ask the question ‘where did billions of dollars that became unaccounted for public debt go?’ Chris Kenny claiming to be a journalist and author with his employer News Ltd. has by avoiding any news media reporting or public disclosure in his book of the ugly facts of events, deliberately set out to conceal the truth. Chris Kenny was in Adelaide South Australia in the 1980s and 1990s at the time of publication of the news articles reporting the February 1992 bankruputcy of the State Bank of South Australia.  He refuses to indicate his recollection of events and the news artciles that have been erased from publicly accessible records of newspapers published that are now fake archives of the first newspapers that Rupert Murdoch had ever owned.

News articles recently moved to protected by paywall

Murdoch Australian news media news articles recently moved to be inaccessible  – protected by paywall

Australian news media corruption – Fake archives of newspapers sold as genuine archives by British Libraries UK and Australian sate and national public libraries

Murdoch’s Australia news media news article’s ‘The best I could do was not good enough’ http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/the-best-i-could-do-was-not-good-enough/story-e6frebt3-

1111118975187 can no longer be accessed, having recently been moved to ‘protected by a paywall’ [accessible only by subscribing], appears below. The website is referred to in https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/timeline-of-australian-corruption-events-conceled-by-fake-archives-of-newspapers/

News articles headlined ‘Journalism giving up on the search for truth’ 2 Nov. 2013 & ‘Aunty stick to the facts’ 1 Feb 2014 written by journalists Nick Cater referred to in  https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/nick-cater-bbc-career-and-intolerance-of-news-media-inaccuracies/ also appear below.

What is the purpose of a paywall requiring buying a subscription to allow access to previously Internet online & newspaper published news articles that have previously been more available and should still be available in public library newspaper archives at no cost? The historical record of what has been published should be true and accurate but it is not. Attempts to limit access to the archived historical records make corrupt alterations to the records more difficult to detect. The corruption of records claimed to be archives for the purpose of concealing impropriety [crimes & corruption] is of course a crime of deception. The sale as genuine archives that are false records is a crime. Newspaper publication of false and misleading information [concealing the facts of crimes& corruption] is a crime [conspiracy to pervert the course of justice] and contrary to all reasonable journalism ethics and codes of conduct. News media engaged in the deception of the public while claiming to champion the public’s ‘right to know’, is a despicable practice, detrimental to the common good, which should be exposed.

That false records of Australian newspapers published are sold as authentic ‘archives’ by Australian & UK public libraries & the fake newspaper ‘archives’ conceal crimes & corruption of news media, politicians, governments and law enforcement, is known to John Bannon, Nick Cater & those authorities in positions of public trust whose corruption is concealed.  Australia’s news media consuming taxpaying public pay for our public libraries’ fake newspaper archives & are expected to pay by subscribing to news media journalism intended to further deceive us.

Crimes of deception are profitable for Murdoch’s Australian news media with its control of politicians, governments and law enforcement authorities that do not enforce Australian laws. For Rupert Murdoch’s Australian news media the development of Internet news media simplifies the process of altering history as published in newspapers and control of governments and the public. Lies published one day can at a future date be replaced with different lies that the records prove were published in the past.

Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.                            Do modern day archivists need to be tortured [Winston Smith – archivist 1984] to ensure compliance with requirements?

Archivists & historians have a duty to the public for whom the profession should be dedicated to in their work.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/the-best-i-could-do-was-not-good-enough/story-e6frebt3-1111118975187

The best I could do was not good enough

WORDS: PENELOPE DEBELLE

THE ADVERTISER

FEBRUARY 27, 2009 11:30PM

JOHN Bannon likes to talk about history – but has been loath to discuss his own. Now, for the first time, the former premier looks back.

AFTER 15 YEARS of silence, John Bannon looks a little wary. Not nervous exactly, but braced for unpleasantness as he prepares to manage the inevitable question of his political legacy.

We are here to talk about his new book, a biography of one of the founders of Federation who happens to be the grandfather of former Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer. Bannon, a Federation history expert, has not subjected himself to an interview since leaving politics in December 1993, two years after the near failure of the State Bank brought South Australia to the brink of bankruptcy. The man who was premier at the time is not here to talk about the past but accepts that at some point the elephant in the room will have to be acknowledged.

We are sitting in the old-fashioned comfort of St Mark’s College’s upstairs senior common room, a clubby chamber with leather chairs and college memorabilia lining the walls. Bannon was master of St Mark’s, in North Adelaide, for eight years and feels at home inside the protective embrace of academia.

At 65, Bannon is older and greyer but retains something of the young, blond marathon runner whose physical fitness was always the best in the room. He is dressed in college wear; grey trousers and a navy blazer, and takes me first on a quick tour of the landmark Pennington Terrace residence, a study in faded grandeur that was bought by the University of Adelaide almost a century ago. He is businesslike but with an air of trepidation and his manner indicates a man who would rather be elsewhere.

Bannon’s dilemma is wanting to talk about one thing, his book, but knowing that to do so he will also be asked about the bleak episode that saddled SA with a $3 billion debt and destroyed the Labor Party’s standing to the point where any association with the Bannon Government was a political liability.

Bannon knew back in 1991 that he was in too deep to dig his way out. His policy of prudent budgetary management offset by expansionary, large-scale projects collapsed like a house of cards when the folly of lending decisions made by the State Bank’s board and managing director Tim Marcus Clark was exposed. As the bank’s owner, the state was the guarantor of loans that became a $3 billion millstone that threatened its very existence. Bannon became the man who led the state into $3 billion debt.

Has South Australia forgiven John Bannon for the State Bank debacle? Vote in the poll at the right of this page.

As the cracks began to open up, Bannon gave private soundings to the media to confirm the devastating scale of the losses. “It was certainly a public matter and so it should have been,” Bannon says. “There was no point in hiding or minimising what was an acute situation.”

A former editor of The Advertiser, Peter Blunden, remembers getting a call early one Sunday morning in 1991 saying Bannon wanted to see him in his office. As Blunden walked in, he was astonished to be offered a beer. “I don’t usually have a beer that early on a Sunday but Bannon basically said ‘I think on this occasion we should have one’,” Blunden says. “I knew it was a very, very unusual day and it was a very stressful period for everyone involved.”

Bannon stayed for three inquiries, the last two of which cleared him of any deliberate wrongdoing. But in September 1992 – before the findings were released – he stepped down as premier and treasurer and personally apologised to SA for what had happened. “I made that very clear at the time I resigned,” Bannon says. “I was saying, ‘I take responsibility, I stuffed this up,’ and my apology is there on the record.”

Just over a year later he left politics forever. It was an ignominious close to what had been a brilliant career and it was not something Bannon has wanted to revisit. The various inquiries and court processes sheeted home the liability and Bannon felt nothing would be gained by looking back. Personal dignity demanded there will be no memoir and his legacy will remain a matter for others. He is hyper-sensitive to sounding like a man trying to defend the indefensible, or, even worse, coming across as an object of pity. Better to say nothing.

“I wasn’t interested in writing memoirs or tedious explanations or defences of my record,” he says. “I don’t think that’s the place of someone who has been in public life. Many see it as their duty but the end result is unfortunately often self-serving, defensive and not terribly enlightening. Better for others to comment and probe.”

Ironically, it took a conservative politician from one of Adelaide’s establishment families to flush Bannon out. His book, to be published by Wakefield Press, is about the history of the founding of the Australian constitution and reflects Bannon’s status as a serious Federation historian. It will be launched at St Mark’s College by Alexander Downer on March 5.

Supreme Federalist, which Bannon asks that I read before speaking to him, is a very readable account of the political life of a significant South Australian who helped shepherd the idea of a federal Australia through two decades of political and legal process. Sir John Downer, QC, the founder of a political dynasty in the age before political parties, was at various times a member of the Legislative Assembly, premier, and senator, as well as a passionate federalist who believed the separate colonies should come together and surrender certain powers – control of the Murray-Darling River system being one – but retain others.

Bannon argues that of all of the constitutional founding fathers, including Edmund Barton and Charles Kingston, Downer fought for federalism most consistently over almost two decades. “I am not saying he is the most important, or the only, I am saying that in terms of his position and his promotion of it, he has a consistency,” Bannon says.

Bannon’s pursuit of an academic career has put a lot of distance between him and his political past. He gained a PhD in South Australian political history at Flinders University which immersed him in SA’s transition from a colony to a state, in particular the government of Charles Kingston and other founders of the constitution, including Sir John. In a purely serendipitous coincidence, in 1999 Bannon was appointed master of St Mark’s College, which was the very house in which Sir John and his family once lived. Bannon worked in Sir John’s old study writing the book, as close to history as he could get.

He leaves next month for a three-month sabbatical term at Edinburgh University, studying the devolution of the Scottish Parliament as a form of federation in reverse.

The emergence of Dr John Bannon, academic, historian and President of the History Council of Australia, flowed naturally from Bannon’s move away from the public life. This withdrawal was not quite an act of penance but something he felt was required of him. He did not feel it was right or proper to hold positions on government boards or agencies, or to comment on public affairs. No state appointments were ever offered, he says, but nor would he have accepted any.

“That was appropriate,” he says. “Because immediately you try and either pontificate on events of the day, or tell your successors what should be done, quite rightly people say – what right have you to do that? It’s just not appropriate and you end up becoming self-serving and defensive and you certainly don’t want to be in that position.”

The tracing of lines of blame and examination of what should or should not have been done is not up for discussion today, nor will it ever be. He will not analyse his own political legacy and feels genuinely unable to. Bannon says only that he gave his all and accepts that it fell short. “I just know I did the best I could as honestly and as competently as I could,” he says. “It wasn’t good enough and others can judge how and why that occurred.”

Chris Sumner, who was attorney-general in Bannon’s Cabinet and a friend of Bannon’s since their days at the University of Adelaide, says Bannon was obviously deeply affected by what happened. “I think that was a sensible decision,” Sumner says of Bannon’s public withdrawal. “There wasn’t great scope for looking back on the Bannon Government and what it did because of the State Bank.”

Bannon’s integrity was never at issue but his reputation as an economic manager was blasted into oblivion in a few terrible months. The problem was not directly of his making but he accepts that he believed what others wanted him to hear. “Obviously, when I take responsibility I am not saying I did nothing,” he says. “It is for others to say who should have done what but there is no question I should have done some things.”

It was painful, of course, he says, because it came towards the natural end of an otherwise successful political career that began 30 years earlier when Bannon, a young law student fresh out of St Peter’s College where his father, Charles Bannon, taught art, spent a year as full-time president of the Australian Union of Students.

He discovered Labor politics and in November, 1982, the Bannon decade began with a series of major projects that included the establishment of the Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine, the submarine project, the defence industry, conversion of part of the Adelaide Railway Station into the Convention Centre, Hyatt and Adelaide Casino complex, and the staging of the Formula One Grand Prix.

Bannon, who is still the longest-serving SA premier after Tom Playford, saw this careful record demolished and only those closest to him know how deeply those wounds ran. “Obviously all of those things were almost obliterated by the scale of what happened,” he says. “It came at the end, and ironically, even as late as 1990 when there were other financial failures occurring both here and internationally, we were feeling pretty good.”

Sumner, who says Bannon was let down during a recession by regulators, including the Reserve Bank, the State Bank Board and State Government officials, believes a time will come when Bannon’s legacy as head of a social democratic government will be reassessed. “From a personal perspective, we were all badly let down by a whole lot of mechanisms and people who should have been doing their jobs and weren’t,” Sumner says. “I think, personally, that John has carried an unreasonable personal burden for what happened.”

Instead of a sense of achievement, Bannon left politics knowing his legacy had been tarnished, if not destroyed. “It was a messy end to what had up until then been quite a successful and satisfying political career,” he says. “One of the difficult things was seeing rather than a heritage being left, a lot of things being dismembered.”

Bannon stayed long enough to manage the immediate aftermath before resigning from the seat of Ross Smith and declaring his public life was over. He moved from Prospect to the inner city with his second wife Angela, mother of musician and television personality Dylan Lewis, and refused advice from some quarters that he should move away and start afresh. Bannon may have failed as premier on a grand scale but he would not be run out of town.

“I at no time felt that I must or need abandon South Australia and what it stands for,” says Bannon, who has a daughter, Victoria, with his first wife, Supreme Court Justice Robyn Layton. “To the best of my ability post-politics, I have tried to be an active and engaged citizen, although obviously not a public figure because I don’t think that’s appropriate.” In 1994 Bannon accepted an appointment to the ABC Board which was his first foray into any form of office. It was criticised on partisan political grounds but not because it was John Bannon.

“It wasn’t high-profile, it was to do a job,” Bannon says of his five years on the board. His other official duties since 2000 have been to serve on the South Australian Cricket Association Board under former Howard minister Ian McLachlan. Last year he was elected to the Board of Cricket Australia and occasionally runs into John Howard, where they confine their discussions to play on the ground and a shared enthusiasm for the political process. He is still a friend of Mike Rann, once a junior member of the Bannon cabinet, but does not presume to give him advice.

Two years ago Bannon faced a more confronting personal challenge than even the State Bank debt. He was in training for a marathon when he was diagnosed with cancer. He had surgery and a taxing period of chemotherapy, from which he has emerged in full health.

“I was training and put down certain symptoms to perhaps overdoing it,” he says. “It was foolish to keep on running but I enjoy it, and it’s good for you. So yes, it masked the symptoms and it was probably picked up later and was a little more serious than it might have been.”

Even when his political career was at its nadir, Bannon had always relied on his personal strength and fitness. He ran for pleasure and had a proud record of completing at least one marathon a year for 29 years before dropping out mid-training in 2007 to fight for his life. It was the only time he had faced a serious health problem and it shook him to the core.

“It was a very confronting experience,” says Bannon, whose family suffered tragedy in 1959 when his brother was lost bushwalking in Wilpena Pound. “While I have had a number of personal and other traumas in my life, basically I have always had total confidence in my physical fitness so it was quite unnerving to find I had to attend to that as well.”

He has been cleared – touch wood, he says – and has begun some gentle marathon training. He has not abandoned hope of returning to the track but is not sure if he ever will. “Whether I can run a full marathon – I’m just letting myself work through that,” he says. “I haven’t officially retired yet.”

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Rupert Murdoch’s control of Australian governments, law enforcement and politicians

Murdoch news media – fake archives of newspapers and corruption concealed – Australian politicians and law enforcement authorities living with the threat of being exposed now forced to continue as subordinates to Murdoch news media to participate in concealing crimes, corruption and maladministration of governments, law enforcement and news media.

Text from the news article ‘The best I could do was not good enough’ published 27 February 2009

“near failure of the State Bank brought South Australia to the brink of bankruptcy. The man who was premier at the time is not here to talk about the past but accepts that at some point the elephant in the room will have to be acknowledged.”

Near failure of the State Bank?   The State Bank of SA was bankrupt! South Australia could never repay its debts and received hundreds of millions of dollars from Australian taxpayers through Australia’s federal Labor government.

Former SA Premier/Treasurer John Bannon “is not here to talk about the past but accepts that at some point the elephant in the room will have to be acknowledged.”

“Bannon’s dilemma is wanting to talk about one thing, his book, but knowing that to do so he will also be asked about the bleak episode that saddled SA with a $3 billion debt”

“As the bank’s owner, the state was the guarantor of loans that became a $3 billion millstone that threatened its very existence. Bannon became the man who led the state into $3 billion debt.”

$3 billion debt?   What is the source of this information? The debt is understated and unaccounted for with all details still concealed. Billions of dollars of SBSA debt, much of it “Off Balance Sheet”, became public debt never accounted for. Where did the money go?

“Bannon knew back in 1991 that he was in too deep to dig his way out.”

“As the cracks began to open up, Bannon gave private soundings to the media to confirm the devastating scale of the losses. “It was certainly a public matter and so it should have been,” Bannon says. “There was no point in hiding or minimising what was an acute situation.”  ”

“The man who was premier at the time is not here to talk about the past but accepts that at some point the elephant in the room will have to be acknowledged.”   –   The “elephant in the room” has become a herd of elephants that has never been acknowledged and is a news media means to threaten politicians and governments that has existed for decades.

Adelaide South Australia news media of the time of the State Bank of SA bankruptcy ‘Billion Dollar Bailout’ [February 1991 newspaper headline erased from public records – the taxpayer bailout became billions of dollars] was Rupert Murdoch’s News Ltd. newspaper publishing SA state monopoly that discouraged any consideration of the possible consequences of the 1984 altering of the Savings Bank of SA charter [SBSA 1848 to 1984 became the State Bank of SA in 1984] & claimed anyone who questioned the decisions [largely concealed by news media] was suffering from the ‘tall poppy syndrome’ wanting to see the bank, its Managing Director Tim Marcus Clark& the state fail to develop. [“develop or risk becoming an economic backwater” quote of Mng Dir. Clark erased from the now fake archives]

The fake records of Australian newspapers published, fraudulently sold by Australian state and national public libraries as authentic archives of newspapers published [also exported to British Libraries UK London], with newspaper articles published erased from the records (some merely altered), exist to conceal crimes, corruption and maladministration for the purpose of “hiding” and “minimizing” the “acute situation” that has become more acute with governments of both political parties dependent on Rupert Murdoch’s news media (in an alliance with the ABC) to perpetrate the deception of the public with Murdoch now in control of politicians and governments to the detriment of the Australian public.

John Bannon and Adelaide news media, largely Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper publishing SA state monopoly newspapers ‘The Advertiser’ and the ‘News’, must certainly have been aware of the impending financial disaster of the State Bank years before the February 1991 front page headline “Billion Dollar Bailout” that has been erased from the now fake ‘archives’ of newspapers published sold by Australian state & national public libraries and also exported to the UK & sold by British Libraries UK London.

Murdoch’s the ‘News’ newspaper [the first he ever owned] had already on 5 October 1989 published false and misleading information (William Turner bankruptcy – see below) that enabled the State Bank of SA to evade acknowledging its own bankruptcy. The debt was to continue to accumulate for more than a year.

The May 1989 front page headline “State Bank $200 Mill. Loan to Equiticorp NZ” of ‘The Advertiser’ has been erased from the records of newspapers published that are now fake archives of newspapers published.   Tim Marcus Clark was Managing Director of the State Bank of South Australia and Equiticorp NZ.  The $200 Million loan of 1986 is part of the unspecified billions of dollars that was never recovered.  The State Bank of SA bankruptcy debt that became public debt has never been accounted for and details of where the money went have never been made public.

On the 2nd October 1990 Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ published the news article headlined “State Bank silent on mystery firm” referring to ‘Kabani’ as [illegally deemed] “Off Balance Sheet” of the State Bank of South Australia. SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’ was purportedly said to be worth $100 million according to SA Premier/Treasurer John Bannon’s speech to SA’s parliament. ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper was “unable to find anything about Kabani, why it was formed or what it does.” but SA parliamentary opposition members “reiterated” “that it would  continue to seek full details of the origins of Kabani and its financial dealings”. Nothing more was ever heard of Kabani.  I had in June 1989 provided information on the State Bank of SA’s ‘Kabani’ relationship/ownership of the Marino Rocks marina developers’ companies Mintern [Alan Burloch] and Creswtin [William Turner] to SA member of parliament for my electorate of ‘Waite’, Shadow Treasurer Stephen Baker MP. I did not know that it was deemed “Off Balance Sheet” of SBSA at that time in 1989. He advised me that he could not raise the issues of any impropriety [the dangerous multiple level involvement of SBSA Chairman, Kabani and BFC Director David Simmons and his law firm Thompson Simmons & Co. – described below] because he “would be accused of politicizing the bank”.

SA Shadow Treasurer Stephen Baker MP was able to reap the rewards & became SA state Treasurer by doing nothing to minimize the damage caused by the financial disaster created by mismanagement of SA state finances by his political opponents. The 1984 decision to alter the charter of the Savings Bank of SA [1848 to 1084] to create the State Bank of SA was endorsed by politicians of both political parties’ able to form governments in our two party system of parliament that is referred to as a democracy. The two political parties don’t keep each other honest but instead compete for the patronage of Rupert Murdoch who controls Australian news media and thereby governments and law enforcement.

In February 1991 the State Bank of SA announced its bankruptcy with ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper front page headline “Billion Dollar Bailout” [since erased from records of newspapers published – the fake archives] after news articles were published referring to the changing number & value of SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” companies with no reference to the original OBS Kabani. These news articles have since been erased from the fake archives of newspapers but a news article published 11 February 1991 with the headline “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” referring to the previous news articles published [since erased], still exists within the fake archives.  Evidence exists that they were published & the fact that they do not exist within the newspaper archives demonstrates that the archives are fake.

When publishing the ‘News’ 5 October 1989 front page headline “The man behind SA’s great marina fiasco” with its false and misleading information [Turner’s bankruptcy file 1085 of 1990 starts 6 July 1990] Rupert Murdoch & his Adelaide SA newspaper editors must surely have known about Turner’s debt to SBSA and the “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’ [illegal but never prosecuted] arrangements of SBSA’s ownership of the marina developers’ companies Crestwin (of W. Turner) and Mintern (of Alan Burloch).   From where did the false and misleading information published come from?

Never publicly disclosed information on SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” relationship, through ‘Kabani’, to the Marino Rocks marina developers Alan Burloch and William Turner [& Turner’s company Pro-Image Studios Ltd.] appears below beneath the 27 February 2009 published news article headlined “The best I could do was not good enough” that is now inaccessible having recently been subject to the Murdoch news media paywall.  It had been accessible throughout 2015 without paying for a subscription to newspaper.

The fact that the extraordinary information published by ‘News’ on 5 October 1989 under the front page headline “The man behind SA’s great marina fiasco” –

Turner while purportedly bankrupt sells his assets to Burloch, while Premier/Treasurer Bannon claimed in a speech to SA’s parliament that there was no information that “in any way questions the financial viability of Crestwin” “As to the financial substance of the principals and owners, we have made our own investigations and we are quite satisfied”, Mr Bannon said. & through an unidentified spokesman said “there had been no financial loss to taxpayers so far, nor was there likely to be any.”

– was not pursued by Murdoch’s or any other news media despite SA parliament’s “Opposition legal affairs spokesman, Mr Griffin” quoted as questioning the SA government’s and Premier/Treasurer Bannon’s competence, does raise the question of the newspapers’ involvement in knowingly concealing financial impropriety that if pursued could have prevented SA’s eventual SBSA bankruptcy financial disaster costing unaccounted for billions of dollars.

The claim that Turner was bankrupt in October 1989 when this news article was published is false. Turner’s bankruptcy file 1085 of 1990 [Victoria] did not start until 6 July 1990 during the following financial year [starting 1 July 1990] ending 30 June 1991. Turner’s bankruptcy was complete 6 July 1993 after which he was in September 1993* charged by the Australian Securities Commission [ASC] with financial crimes that were never prosecuted*. Australian bankruptcy law has since changed & been & extended from three to seven years.

*Newspaper articles on William Turner’s Australian Securities Commission financial crimes charges were published in Murdoch’s Adelaide newspaper ‘The Advertiser’ but have since been erased from the records of newspapers published. [See ASC media releases 27 September 1993 ASC 93/225 Turner Pro- Image Studios & 10 November 1995 ASC 95-177 Pro-Image Turner] – I requested the ASC media releases only because I was aware of the information having read it in newspaper articles that no longer exist within the fake archives of newspapers published.

Basic investigative journalism should have identified Turner’s Directorship of the company Pro-Image Studios Ltd. with its 1987/88 financial year misreporting of profits “of almost $20 million” “when in fact a loss of approximately $2 million was disclosed in the management accounts” (ASC Derek Parker 1995 http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/conferences/business/parker.pdf   The Pro-Image Studios Ltd. 1987/88 fraud information while never published or broadcast in any news media was certainly known to SBSA management and SA Premier/Treasurer Bannon, and likely known to Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser & the ‘News’ newspapers. While considered as not news worthy would possibly have been seen as useful for future manipulation of politicians.

Why Murdoch’s the ‘News’ newspaper [the first he ever owned] considered William Turner’s purported bankruptcy worthy of this front page news article, with its false information published, is deserving of an explanation. Was it a form of revenge on William Turner for using the $20 Million loan to Pro-Image Studios Ltd. from SBSA [never to be repaid] to falsely claim a Pro-Image Studios Ltd. 1987/88 financial year profit “of almost $20 million”?  SBSA could not pursue recovery of the money through bankruptcy courts without public disclosure of the SBSA [illegal “Off Balance Sheet” ‘Kabain’] relationship to Crestwin, and the Pro-Image Studios Ltd. loan, both of which have been concealed.

From the news article “The best I could do was not good enough” appearing above –

John Bannon “I wasn’t interested in writing memoirs or tedious explanations or defences of my record,” he says. “I don’t think that’s the place of someone who has been in public life. Many see it as their duty but the end result is unfortunately often self-serving, defensive and not terribly enlightening. Better for others to comment and probe.”

Australian news media is involved in concealing crimes, corruption & maladministration [of law enforcement, governments, politicians & news media] and the deception of the Australian public and doesn’t see any need to ‘comment and probe’ on any State Bank of SA bankruptcy impropriety & crimes. Murdoch’s Australian news media and the ABC are aware of the evidence of the fake ‘archives’ of newspapers published that assist to conceal Australian corruption and that the fake ‘archives’ have been exported to foreign countries.

Murdoch’s News Corp. Australia and the ABC [virtually 100% of news media in South Australia] decline to comment, reply or acknowledge any correspondence on their corruption and the evidence of impropriety that they have been provided.

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Former South Australian Premier/Treasurer Dr John Bannon, academic, historian and President of the History Council of Australia, appointed to the Board of Australia’s taxpayer funded national broadcaster the Australian Broadcasting Commission, Adjunct Professor of the University Adelaide Law School was appointed as Chairman of National Archives of Australia Advisory Council with fellow NAAC committee member Adelaide Law School Dean, Professor John Williams. Both Dr Bannon and Professor Williams both refuse to indicate if they can or cannot remember the newspaper articles [e.g.headline “Billion Dollar Bailout” etc.] that have been erased from the records of newspaper published and that are sold as ‘archives’ by Australian state and national public libraries. http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/law/2011/05/31/the-hon-dr-john-bannon-newly-appointed-chair-of-the-national-archives-of-australia-advisory-council/

Below- Email 9 September 2011 from the National Archives Australia Advisory Council Director General (A/g) Stephen Ellis in reply to email sent to NAAAC Chairman John Bannon & committee member Adelaide University Professor John Williams

RE: False records of Australian newspapers published sold from Australian libraries. correction to previous email sent. [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Inbox X

Reply

from Stephen Ellis stephen.ellis@naa.gov.au

to Roger Bates <xyzrjb@gmail.com>,

Professor John Williams National Archives of Australia advisory council <john.williams@adelaide.edu.au>

date Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 7:23 AM

subject RE: False records of Australian newspapers published sold from Australian libraries. [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

mailed-by naa.gov.au

Important mainly because of the words in the message.

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Bates – thank you for drawing my attention to the matters you have raised in the emails you have sent recently to me and to Dr John Bannon concerning newspaper reports relating to the Bank of South Australia. I must advise that the National Archives of Australia has no legal authority to take any action in relation to these matters nor to make any public declarations about such matters. The Commonwealth Archives Act only gives the National Archives authority in relation to records of the Commonwealth government and the newspaper articles to which you refer do not fall into that category of records. Consequently neither I as Director General nor DrBannon as Chairman of the National Archives Advisory Council can take action in this matter. If you are concerned to pursue the matters further I suggest that a more fruitful avenue might be to raise them with the State government authorities in South Australia or with the Press Council of Australia.

Regards

Stephen Ellis

Director General (A/g)

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Note ref. email above – 2016 Premier of South Australia [previously Premier/Treasurer] Jay Weatherill MP was a SA MP in Premier/Treasurer John Bannon’s government & refuses to indicate his recollection of events.   SA and Australian federal Members of Parliaments & governments past and present of both political parties, including Attorneys general Brandis [LNP] & Dreyfus [ALP] and Prime Ministers Julia Gillard [ALP], Tony Abbott & Malcolm Turnbull, are aware of the facts of their own and each other’s’ corruption & refuse to respond to any correspondence. Indications [emails from the APC 2012] of the Australian Press Council knowledge of and involvement in Australian news media corruption can be viewed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/australian-newspapers-news-articles-published-erased-from-the-now-fake-records-of-newspapers-published-sold-as-archives-also-exported-to-the-uk-listed-incomplete/   Emails from the Australian Press Council’s Jack Herman indicate the APC’s knowledge & understanding of its APC news media membership corruption & state “The matters remain outside the Council’s remit. Apart from bringing your concerns o the newspaper’s attention, which I have done, there is no further action I can take.”

The Marino Rocks marina and the State Bank of South Australia connection in brief

The bankruptcy of the State Bank of South Australia – its illegal “Off Balance Sheet” companies’ debt details never publicly disclosed and SA public debt still concealed

In 1983 the Savings Bank of South Australia (SBSA established in 1848 – a SA state government guarantee of deposits was never used) celebrated achieving one billion dollars in customer deposits.

In 1984 the Savings Bank of SA was renamed the State Bank of SA & its charter changed to allow more risk in its business practices.

In 1985 the new State Bank of SA purchased Beneficial Finance Corporation for one billion dollars.

In 1986 SBSA’s Tim Marcus Clark, in several single pages on his SBSA Managing Director letterhead addressed to ‘Dear State Banker’ (not sent to all staff as implied), boasted of new Corporate loans & acquisitions that included;

Two $200 million loans to the National Safety Council of Australia [Victoria NSCA*], a $200 million loan to Equiticorp NZ, the purchase for $80 million of Oceanic Capital Corp., the purchase of part of companies named in news media as developers of a marina to be built at Marino Rocks (details summarized below) & other, all of which soon became ‘non-performing loans’ and bad debt that became public debt never recovered and concealed from taxpayers.

[Victoria NSCA* later exposed as a Ponzi scheme – Pyramid scam]

Marino Rocks marina State Bank of South Australia connection – Taxpayer debt concealed. How taxpayers have concealed from them, the fact that they have paid tens of millions of dollars for a marina development that does not exist.

ERASED**in the following information, denotes that the information was published in “The Advertiser” newspaper and has been erased from newspaper archives. (discovered as erased in 2004)

1986 – 1987 and later events #DS – denotes David Simmons as Director. (TS 2%) – denotes 2% held in trust by solicitors Thompson Simmons & Co.

#DS State Bank of South Australia (SBSA) (D.Simmons Chairman of the Board of Directors.)

#DS Beneficial Finance Corporation (BFC wholly owned by SBSA)

#DS KABANI – acknowledged as “Off Balance Sheet” of BFC – SBSA Oct.1990 Australian law enforcement financial regulation authorities’ (& then ASC) reporting, not required.

(TS 2%) MINTERN. 1986 Alan Burloch paid (via KABANI) $20Mill. for 49% of MINTERN (info. 1986)

(TS 2%)CRESTWIN. 1986 William Turner paid (via KABANI) $10Mill. for 49% of CRESTWIN (info. 1986)

(TS 2%) MINTERN <“some cross ownership”>CRESTWIN (TS 2%) (info. 1986)

MARINO ROCKS MARINA (Developers Turner and Burloch) SBSA – BFC connection to Turner, Burloch, the Marino Rocks marina & associated debt has never been publicly disclosed.

1986 – 1987 Environment Minister Lenehan (Bannon govt.) exempts marina development from Environmental Impact Statement (ABC TV 7-30 Report only)

1986 William Turner as Director of Pro Image Studios borrows $20Mill. from SBSA (info. 1986)

1987/88 “Pro-Image Studios Ltd. records a profit of almost $20 million for the financial year 1987/1988” “a loss of approximately $2 million was disclosed in the management accounts” (ASC Derek Parker 1995 information was never reported by news media) http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/conferences/business/parker.pdf  (info. found 2014)

ERASED**1989 May News Ltd.’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper publishes a front page news article headlined “State Bank $200 Mill Loan to Equitcorp NZ” (Mng. Director Tim Marcus Clark common to both SBSA &Equitcorp NZ – the debt eventually became public debt never recovered.

29 May 1989 My employment with SBSA was terminated

1989 Oct. 5th. front page (afternoon daily News) “William Turner announces he is Bankrupt” News Ltd.’s the ‘News’ newspaper published false & misleading information in a news article headlined “The man behind SA’s great marina fiasco” (see file ‘Turner 5 Oct 1989 Adelaide PM News Ltd.’)” Alan Burloch buys Turners assets “for some Millions of Dollars” (news article appears below)

1989 Oct. 6 – SBSA paid my Mortgage Loan in full by SBSA (an interest rate of 30% p.a. had been applied for the previous 4 months)

1990 Oct. State Bank of SA announces that it has “Off Balance Sheet Entities” – ‘Kabani’ (file ‘Kabani 2.10.1990’ appears below)

1990 Dec. Burloch withdraws from Marino Rocks marina Development (tax problem – file ‘Burloch 18.12.90’)

ERASED** 1991 Feb. SBSA announces that its “Off Balance Sheet Entities” through BFC** have Assets greater than Liabilities. THEN a few days later

ERASED** announces that its “Off Balance Sheet Entities” have an overall debt of $31 Million with Assets Less than Liabilities (Located UK. July 2011 unable to obtain a copy – copy machine broken but still referred to in file ’11 Feb 1991 pg 6 SBSA’ below – a news article referring to previous news articles published)

ERASED** 1991 Feb. SBSA published announcement need for “Billion Dollar Bailout” (The front page newspaper headline that has been erased from publicly accessible records refers to the first Billion $s)

Turner Bankruptcy File (Victoria) No. 1085 of 1990 indicates Turner NOT Bankrupt Oct. 1989. File No. 1085 of 1990 indicates bankrupt 6th. July 1990 to 6th. July 1993. File also indicates Turner has a debt of $30 Million but has no indication of his creditors.

Question ? – Is the Turner bankruptcy debt the same “Off Balance Sheet’ debt Announced by SBSA in Feb. 1991 ? (Now removed from archives) Yes it is!

Turner Bankruptcy debt from 6th. July 1990 would need to be “On Balance Sheet” for SBSA – BFC to be written off for financial year ending 30th. June 1991.

March – April 1991 Supreme Court of Victoria Judgment CTB BNZ v Pro-Image Studios debt http://law.ato.gov.au/atolaw/view.htm?DocID=JUD%2F4ACSR586%2F00002  “The company is insolvent.” but permitted to continue to operate. The original court file has been “lost” – CTB & BNZ retrieve $46 million – see Summary of this website below [Unsecured creditors would likely include the State Bank of South Australia] (This ato.gov.au website information was found 2014)

ERASED** 1993 Sept. William Turner – discharged Bankrupt 6th. July 1993 charged by the Australian Securities Commission (ASC) with multiple breaches of the companies’ code. (see ASC Media Release ref. ASC 93/225 that News Ltd. Published word for word in a news article that is now erased from records of newspapers published – file ‘ASC.Turner Pro- Image 27.9.1993’

ERASED** 1995 Nov. All Australian Securities Commission (ASC) charges against William Turner dropped. No explanation provided. See ASC Press Release file ‘ASC 95-177 Pro-Image Turner 10 Nov 1995’ appearing below (The ASC has lost my correspondence of 2005 but provided the ASC Press Release ASC 95-177 (appearing below) in 2015

ERASED** 1995 Nov. SA State Treasurer (Stephen Baker. Liberal party MP for my SA electorate of ‘Waite’) announced an unexpected improvement to the State’s finances of $20 Million, no details of origin were given – Treasurer Baker promised to announce origin “in a couple of months’ time” but failed to do so. SA Treasurer Baker & all others since (& SA MPs of both political parties) refuse to indicate their recollection of events & newspaper articles published reporting them. SA MPs in 1980s & 1990s when news articles (now erased) were published are MPs in government & opposition now in 2015.

2015 The Australian Securities & Investment Commission ASIC has evaded acknowledging specific issues raised of crimes, corruption & maladministration of Australian law enforcement including impropriety of ASIC Chief Legal officer Michael Kingston* – then refused to allow my further communication with ASIC – An ASIC letterhead letter dated 4 March 2015 from an unidentified author, referred to as “our finalisation letter”, states “Our records confirm that Pro-Image Studios was deregistered on 19 December 2014.” “Further, ASIC does not intend to comment on the actions of our predecessor, the ASC’s conduct of enforcement proceedings.” see ASIC letter 4 March 2015 ASIC ref. 4345/15 file ‘ASIC 4 March 2015 ref. 4345-15’ (below) the author unidentified. ASIC Chief Legal officer Michael Kingston* does not acknowledge delivery of my correspondence.

Inter-company loans of BFC (& illegal “Off Balance Sheet” companies of changing value) were considered assets for accounting purposes. No provision was made for any bad debt losses. Inflated values of assets concealed bad debts known to be unrecoverable.

The Marino Rocks marina developers have never been reported in the media as linked to or in debt to SBSA. Their debts (to taxpayers) have been secretly written off. Information appearing above concerning SBSA’s relationship to the Marino Rocks marina developers has twice (July 1991 & August 1994) been edited from my sworn testimony of the forum in which I had given it.

End of summary of events State Bank of South Australia bankruptcy & news articles erased ……………..

The citizens of South Australia provided Rupert Murdoch with the start of his media empire with the first newspaper he ever owned the ‘News’ which has published false and misleading information enabling the State Bank of SA’s debt, that eventually become public debt, to accumulate to many billions of dollars. Rupert Murdoch’s news media has betrayed South Australians by enabling concealment of failures to enforce laws [Illegal SBSA “Off Balance Sheet” companies and debt] by the publishing of false information and further betrays us with fake archives of newspapers published intended to conceal the crimes, corruption and maladministration related to the unaccounted for debt created by the bankruptcy of the State Bank of SA that could & should have been avoided by honest, ethical journalism exposing the financial mismanagement before it became billions of dollars of debt that could never be repaid.

Governments and politicians of both political parties benefit from the deception of the public.   Murdoch’s corrupt control of governments, politicians and law enforcement [now indebted to him] has priority over any imagined loyalty to Australian consumers of his news media who have become victims of his crimes of deception.

Rupert Murdoch’s Australian news media news articles written by journalist Nick Cater – Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper during the years that news articles erased from the now fake archives were published – referred to in the WordPress website blog https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/nick-cater-bbc-career-and-intolerance-of-news-media-inaccuracies/  and that have also become inaccessible by News Corp. Australia’s paywall [subscribe to access] appear below.  Nick Cater is now the Executive Director of the Menzies Research Centre a Liberal Party of Australia “independent think tank” that claims to “undertake research into policy issues which will enhance the principles of liberty, free speech, competitive enterprise, limited government and democracy.”

Aunty, stick to the facts

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/columnists/aunty-stick-to-the-facts/story-fnhulhjj-1226815276192

The Australian

February 01, 2014 12:00AM

Nick Cater

THE art of good reporting is to let the facts speak for themselves. First, however, the facts must be discovered. It is the ABC’s inability to accomplish this most basic task that is compromising the integrity of its news service.

Recent reports that Australian naval officers tortured asylum-seekers demonstrate how far news reporting has strayed from the fundamental principle that, in the reporter’s reasonable judgment, the facts presented are true.

The only facts so far established beyond reasonable doubt are that some asylum-seekers returned to Indonesia with burns on their hands and that they have alleged rough treatment while their boat was being turned back. Beyond that there is nothing but conjecture and assertion, elements that previous generations of reporters would have instinctively spiked or buried towards the bottom of the story with heavy qualification.

The recent documentary One PM Central Standard Time, tracing CBS TV’s live coverage of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, is a reminder of standards that were once meticulously observed. When Walter Cronkite goes live to air on the morning of November 22, 1963, all he is prepared to state as fact is the eyewitness account of a news agency journalist: “In Dallas, Texas, three shots were fired at the president’s motorcade.”

Even when CBS’s own reporter Dan Rather tells the newsroom the president is dead, Cronkite attributes the report to Rather with the qualification that it had yet to be confirmed.

In the ABC’s coverage of border security, however, the distinction between facts and assertions is difficult to spot. Scepticism, an essential tool in the reporter’s kitbag, is absent altogether. The field test for truthfulness – the commonsense test – is rarely applied.

Peter Lloyd’s introduction to a report from Fiona Ogilvie on PM last October, for example, began with an unqualified statement: “An asylum-seeker being held in detention on Nauru is expecting twins.” Yet the assertions in the story were contested.

The Sydney Morning Herald had reported 10 days earlier that the woman was seven months pregnant and living “in tents in temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius and above”. Lloyd and Ogilvie claimed the asylum-seeker was six months pregnant and confined to a tent “where daytime temperatures can reach 50 degrees”.

Without empirical evidence, the temperature inside the tent can only be guessed at, but it is a matter of record that daytime temperatures on Nauru in October and never rose above 29C.

Towards the end of the story, Ogilvie casually throws into another alleged fact. “PM understands that there is another woman on Nauru who is pregnant, also with twins, and that she has diabetes.”

Eight days later, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison flatly denied the story, urging journalists to “more thoroughly interrogate the sorts of claims that are represented to you”.

Yet the ABC had invested too much in the multiple pregnancy to give up, and on AM on November 8 reported that an asylum-seeker flown from Nauru “gave birth via caesarean section in a hospital in Brisbane”. The mother was a “Rohingya woman from Myanmar”, AM reported. In previous reports she was identified as Iranian.

We also discover she gave birth to only one baby. Presenter Tony Eastley tells us the woman “was told after undergoing scans on Nauru that she was having twins, but it wasn’t until she was brought to Australia that she discovered that wasn’t the case”.

This incredible claim fails the believability test. A mother who had undergone scans in her final weeks of pregnancy and was misdiagnosed as carrying twins. Can anyone suggest a similar case of an obstetrician seeing double?

And what of the second woman on Nauru who “PM understands” is also pregnant with twins? That claim, as best as we can establish, has never been repeated, but neither has it been corrected. The story is left floating in a soup of “truthiness” – assertions one wishes to be true, as opposed to facts known to be true.

Like the multiple-birth mystery, the “facts” of the recent turn-back story are fluid.

On January 8, Lloyd reports the claims of a Sudanese man, speaking by phone, who claims in broken English to have been in a party that was transferred on to navy ships by force. “They take them aboard and then they beat them,” claims his interviewee.

Two weeks later, George Roberts reports that “some passengers were forced by the navy to hold on to hot metal” and that “the local police chief backs the asylum-seekers’ story”.

Yesterday AM reported that “new details have emerged” about the incident. However, they are merely new allegations by a 20-year-old Somali man. They are difficult to reconcile with earlier reports of asylum-seekers being beaten “in an un-human way”.

He describes “two arguments” and then says he was “sprayed in the eyes”. “I couldn’t see anything, I stumbled on the engine and my hand got burnt.”

At last an account is emerging that sounds essentially believable. The navy intercepts asylum-seekers who are reluctant to turn back. An argument occurs in the engine room; navy officers fear that it may get out of hand; capsicum spray is used (“I felt a pain like chillies went in my eyes,” the asylum-seeker claims); and an accident occurs.

Arriving at an approximation of the truth through an interminable series of assertions and counter-assertions is a destructive way for reporters to go about their tasks, particularly when the ABC refuses to acknowledge its mistakes along the way. Inattention to facts and absence of rigorous examination is a consequence of the descent into activist journalism. The details on asylum-seekers or the environment are unimportant; it is the message that counts.

What happened to the vast “Pacific garbage patch”, the “plastic stew” floating between Hawaii and San Francisco, covering an area larger than Australia?

The ABC reported prominently in 2007 that it contained 40 times more plastic than plankton. The ABC seems not to have broadcast the respected report from oceanographers at Oregon State University four years later who found the amount of plastic in the ocean had been wildly exaggerated.

“It is simply inaccurate to state that plastic outweighs plankton, or that we have observed an exponential increase in plastic,” said assistant professor Angelicque White.

“This kind of exaggeration undermines the credibility of scientists.”

Indeed. And that of broadcasters too.

…….     Also by Mick Cater  – Journalism giving up on the search for truth

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/columnists/journalism-giving-up-on-the-search-for-truth/story-fnhulhjj-1226751583458

The Australian  November 02, 2013 12:00AM

Nick Cater

Columnist

Sydney

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is keeping the media pack on a long leash, but it’s a laissez-faire approach rather than a bid to control. Picture: Kym Smith Source: TheAustralian

THE information austerity drive is hurting. The political press pack, deprived of the government’s attention, is crying out to be fed.

James Massola in The Australian Financial Review predicts the government eventually will be “mugged by reality”, declaring “the news business has changed and, with it, so has the business of governing”.

The ABC’s Barrie Cassidy writes that Tony Abbott’s approach “is working just fine now”, but adds a warning: “The political class will eventually claim back their relevance.”

Yet the grumbles about this exceptionally unforthcoming administration mask a problem closer to home. It is not the government that is in trouble but the news industry itself.

Journalism has succumbed to a culture of dependency and is losing that most basic of skills: the ability to nail the facts.

Criticism of the government’s so-called media-management strategy misses the point; Abbott’s approach is less a case of management and more of laissez faire.

The Rudd and Gillard administrations took a Keynesian approach, intervening heavily in the market and attempting to control the flow of news. It invested heavily in a state-owned media enterprise, the ABC, encouraging it to compete more aggressively with the private sector.

When all else failed, it tried to regulate the market through legislation to control the press.

Abbott, by contrast, is behaving like an ultra-dry economic conservative and is letting the news market rip.

The critical condition of modern journalism has been exposed.

The commercial pressures on the industry are well known. Newsrooms have been hollowed out. The disinvestment in journalism has accelerated as Fairfax has trashed its Sydney and Melbourne mastheads. In no other industry would executives respond to falling demand by making the product worse. Yet this is the story of the news business during the past two decades.

The degeneracy of modern journalism cannot be blamed entirely on falling revenue, however. The decline in standards has been at least as bad in public-sector journalism; indeed, some would say it is worse.

The guides to reporters issued by newspapers early last century illuminate the loss of discipline in a profession that once held facts to be sacred.

A recruit at The Detroit News would be told in writing that “the only mission of a reporter” was “supplying his editors with the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth”.

Speculation was forbidden. “NEVER GUESS,” the instructions read. “When you turn in your story KNOW that everything in that story is true.”

Today, the news industry is content to outsource information-gathering to public relations professionals and advocacy groups, accepting the facts they provide on trust.

Last month, for example, the ABC’s Peter Lloyd introduced an item on PM with the assertion: “An asylum-seeker being held in detention on Nauru is expecting twins.”

His next sentence betrayed his gullibility: “Advocates say the Iranian woman is six months pregnant.”

An advocate, in the view of the Macquarie Dictionary, is “one who defends, vindicates or espouses a cause”. Evidence offered by advocates may or may not be correct, but there is a high risk that it may be tainted.

Yet the credibility of Felicity Ogilvie’s subsequent story rested entirely on the testimony of Ali Mountfield, a representative of the Australian Multiple Birth Association and Ian Rintoul from the Refugee Action Commission.

Ogilvie claimed: “PM has been unable to verify it with the minister’s office.” Yet the minister’s office had made a statement that Lloyd read on the program: “The government does not respond to unsubstantiated claims about persons claimed to be resident at offshore processing facilities.”

At a press conference five days later, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison was asked again about the claim.

Morrison: This suggestion that there’s a pregnant woman with twins on Nauru is simply not true.

Question: They’re not there?

Morrison: It’s actually not true.

Question: So there’s no …

Morrison: … there is not a pregnant woman with twins on Nauru.

Question: We were told this by …

Morrison: … well, they are wrong.

In the ABC’s story, the onus of proof that would apply in a court of law had been reversed: the government is guilty until it can prove otherwise.

Morrison continued, somewhat testily: “This is why I’m stressing to you, I strongly suggest that the media should more thoroughly interrogate the sorts of claims that are being represented to you. That is a classic example. This suggestion that there has been a pregnant woman with twins on Nauru is simply not true.”

Press gallery veteran Laurie Oakes criticised the minister for his response in a column last weekend, saying: “Scott Morrison’s arrogance can be little short of breathtaking.”

Oakes claims journalists are in a “catch-22”, unable to check the facts because the government has shut off the flow of information. Yet Ogilvie and Lloyd’s report, which seemed to require neither of them to leave the office, is a parody of journalism. Information-gathering was outsourced to a partisan lobby group and fact-checking was outsourced to a partisan government. To cap it all, the press gallery squeals when the minister refuses to answer the question: When did you stop beating your wife?

The truth has become secondary to what American comedian Stephen Colbert calls “truthiness”, the selection of facts one wishes to be true, rather than facts known to be true.

The apparent consensus at the ABC that offshore detention is cruel and inhuman, and that the activists are fighting a noble cause, leaves no room for scepticism.

Former ABC chairman Maurice Newman says the concept of truth has largely been abandoned. “What passes for journalism these days shows no respect for the facts,” he says.

“It is particularly apparent in the reporting of issues like climate change, where the evidence simply doesn’t matter any more.”

Newman is highly critical of journalism schools: “Students who are not taught to be curious or approach a topic with an open mind will struggle to bring rigour to journalism.”

Tim Wilson, of the Institute of Public Affairs, says it is a mistake to think advocates for environmental, public health and other causes are objective sources.

“When was the last time you heard a taxpayer-funded activist argue everything’s fine, or there’s a problem and the solution is for the government to get out of the way?” he says.

“Advocates for paternalism have a predisposition to government interference. It is only which taxes, regulations and laws they want to use, rather than an assessment about whether they should be used in the first place.”

Journalists complain they lack the resources or expertise to check complex information when in fact there is a failure of basic common sense. The assertion that “smoking costs the community $31 billion a year”, for example, is regularly recycled by governments and lobby groups, and is frequently reported as fact by experienced journalists.

The figure is self-evidently ridiculous; if true, it would account for more than half the total federal government health budget.

Eric Crampton, an economist at New Zealand’s University of Canterbury, says only $312m of that figure represents costs to the health system.

“The vast majority of the costs included are the intangible costs of premature mortality: costs smokers impose upon themselves,” he says. “All up, the government is in pocket because of smokers’ contributions.”

He says journalists commonly assume that “good” groups campaigning for better health will not mislead them: “Journalists under time pressure don’t seem to look very closely at the big scary numbers.”

The casual outsourcing of news-gathering to activists was on display again this week, with the broadcasting of images provided by the group Animals Australia, purporting to show sheep being improperly slaughtered in the Middle East.

The ABC was prepared to take it on trust that the footage was shot in September in Jordanian streets, as the activists claim. Yet the provenance of any footage supplied in this manner should be treated with scepticism and, at the very least, should be screened with the caveat that it cannot be independently verified.

The naivety and lack of worldliness so often on display in news coverage is seeping into editorials that once provided a newspaper’s intellectual grunt.

Witness the thought bubble in yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald demanding an “ethical test for spying” to ensure “the minimum possible impact on individuals and organisations”.

In a democratic system that relies on the news industry to hold institutions to account, journalistic timidity at senior levels comes at a high cost. The pusillanimous coverage of Kevin Rudd’s first term in government in much of the media meant his party’s decision to replace him in 2010 caught many voters by surprise.

Editors and journalists who broke from the pack during the Rudd years paid a high price. From June 2008, when The Australian ran its now famous “Captain Chaos” story by John Lyons, the newspaper came under intense pressure to pull back.

Government ministers openly attacked it, and corporate and commercial pressures were applied. The Australian’s critical examination of Labor’s policy failures, including the school building program and the National Broadband Network, heavily criticised by its competitors at the time, has been vindicated.

“If you start pulling your punches in the hope that the government will put you on the drip it’s game over,” says The Australian’s editor-in-chief, Chris Mitchell. “It takes spine for a reporter to resist a government that is prepared to go to war with a newspaper that does not toe the line. The machinery of government is a powerful force. Yet the strong growth in subscriptions to The Australian over the term of the last government shows readers expect a newspaper to hold governments to account.”

The Australian’s motive, rather than the accuracy of its facts, was the principal avenue of attack for the Labor government and rival journalists as they sought to counter the extensive probe into the AWU slush fund matter and the involvement of former prime minister Julia Gillard.

The ABC’s Media Watch seized on comments from the SMH’s Peter Hartcher, who claimed The Australian was “dedicated to the destruction of the Labor government”. The program alleged The Australian’s reporters had been “aided by members of the Labor caucus”.

In a reply to then presenter Jonathan Holmes, The Australian’s Hedley Thomas demonstrated the absurdity of Hartcher’s premise by pointing out that story had been pursued by investigative journalists at other news organisations, including Fairfax’s Natalie O’Brien, who was “not a nut-job or a misogynist, or a feverish Gillard hater, or an employee of The Australian, or a tool of the Labor Party caucus”.

“There appears to be an abundance of Canberra-based commentators who express opinions about the reporting by others on important issues,” Thomas wrote. “These commentators do not appear to do investigations themselves. It is wrong and offensive to suggest that any of my reporting is motivated by The Australian’s so-called dedication, as Mr Hartcher described it, to ‘the destruction of the Labor government’.”

By abandoning the pursuit of truth, modern journalism appears to have fallen for the philosophical error that blights modern academe, the training ground for almost every recruit to the profession. The empirical route to knowledge through investigation, observation and reason is rarely respected. Instead, journalists have come to believe knowledge comes through revelation, a reversion to the pre-Enlightenment when the truth was revealed by the Almighty and mediated through his priesthood.

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who uncovered the Watergate scandal, relied less on the benevolence of their famous “Deep Throat” than is commonly imagined. Deep Throat’s only role was to confirm what they had already established. The anarchist circus of WikiLeaks is not journalism as Woodward and Bernstein would understand it. The story that helped bring down president Richard Nixon was not magically “revealed”, as many assume. It took more than a year of forensic investigation to get to the truth.

Today’s journalists are content to let competing “truths” collide in he-said, she-said journalism that is as tedious as it is uninformative. It is pick-a-box journalism offering multiple “truths”, none of which is given any more weight than any other. When Tony Abbott announced before the 2010 election that he would expand the education tax rebate at a cost of $760m, for example, the response from Labor’s Simon Crean surprised no one: “Tony Abbott has created the first black hole for the Liberal Party in this campaign, and our conservative estimate is that the cost will be at least double.”

At that point most journalists left the story in the mistaken belief that by reporting claim and counterclaim their duties had been fully discharged. Yet The Australian, unfashionably, persisted in the pursuit of facts. Would Abbott’s policy cost $760m or more than $1.5bn? They could not both be right, but they could both be wrong, which turned out to be case.

The Coalition had assumed only half the eligible students would apply for the grant. Labor, on the other hand, had assumed it would be 80 per cent. The Coalition’s mistake was understandable. Eight days earlier, Gillard said 2.7 million students were eligible for the education tax refund, but only 1.4 million took it up. Her press release later gave different figures: 2.1 million and 1.7 million.

No one who has worked in a commercial newsroom in the past five years could underestimate the pressures of the business as it attempts to meet the challenges of fast-changing technology and shifting demand with fewer staff and resources.

The cuts have been brutal, yet this is, by nature, a labour-intensive business if it is to be properly executed. Undoubtedly, this is part of the explanation for the weakened state of the news business, but journalists are deluding themselves if they believe this is the full story. “This is a very interesting moment for journalism,” says Peter Fray, editor-in-chief of PolitiFact Australia and a former Fairfax editor. “It is a test not just of the business model, but of journalistic mettle. It offers the chance to restate what journalism is for and how it should be practised. We keep talking about the watchdog role of government – now let’s get out and do it.”

This week another example of the news industry’s inability to hold institutions to account came to light when The Australian broke the story of plans to remove the words “Known unto God” from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson had announced the change on September 18 at a lunch at the National Press Club to which every major news gatherer, including this one, had sent at least one reporter.

Yet none of the journalists present questioned Nelson about the plans afterwards and none of them reported the story. Michael Brissenden, ABC: “Why is it that the War Memorial continues to refuse to acknowledge the fierce battles between Australians and Australian Aborigines and pastoral settlers – the Frontier Wars?”

Mark Kenny, SMH: “I guess what I’m asking you is to reflect on whether we get the quality we expect out of our elected representatives, given that they’re, you know, earning $200,000 a year base salary?”

Kimberley Granger, the Canberra Weekly magazine: “How do you see the parking issue playing out for the Australian War Memorial?”

Granger, a local journalist, at least knew her audience. The rest of the pack had no excuse.

Nick Cater will address the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney on Thursday on the contribution of the Enlightenment to Australian settlement. Bookings at www.cis.org.au/events or by calling (02) 9438 4377.

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If only US citizen, Australian “Hometown hero”, Rupert Murdoch could be informed of the fake archives of his Australian newspapers [Australia’s suppository of wisdom & knowledge] and the manner in which his subordinate employees, newspaper journalists, Editors & CEO’s have again deceived him, surely he would inform his news media consumers, demand that records of newspapers published be restored to genuine archival condition and fix the problem.

Rupert Murdoch is a threat to Australian and United Kingdom democracy that cannot exist in any real sense with his domination and control of politicians whom are dependent upon him to be elected & to conceal their maladministration of their governments of both political parties.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/06/tony-abbott-hails-rupert-murdoch-as-hometown-hero

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2013/liberals-squirm-as-abbott-refers-to-the-suppository-of-wisdom-20130812-2rryy.html

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/13/tony-abbott-gaffe-world-stage

Rupert Murdoch’s South Australia newspaper publishing state monopoly newspapers the ‘News’ and ‘The Advertiser’

‘News 5 Oct 1989 false and misleading’ [pdf.]False and misleading information published 5 October 1989 – the front page headline ‘The man behind SA’s great marina fiasco” of the ‘News’ newspaper, the first newspaper Rupert Murdoch ever owned.

‘News’ 5 Oct. 1989 false and misleading

‘The Advertiser 11 Feb 1991 news articles erased – ref.s exist’ [pdf.] Page 6 11 Feb. 1991 The news article headlined “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” refers to news articles previously published headlined “State Bank in loans setback” “Our companies in the red – State Bank” “58 firms in State Bank web” [ref. SBSA “Off Balance Sheet” companies – also the subject of news articles referred to in the text of “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” news article as previously published – no longer existing in Australian & UK libraries’ fake ‘archives’ of newspapers published. SBSA illegal “Off Balance Sheet” companies were never mentioned again – the crimes never prosecuted and associated crimes concealed with published references erased from public records.

‘The Advertiser’ 11 Feb 1991 news artciles erased – ref.s exist

Also note the pathetic journalism [off subject shallow reporting – SBSA debt matters never pursued] of page 6 11 Feb. 1991 headline “A story full of mystery and failures” quote “The life and times of Timothy Marcus Clark reads like a book co-authored by Agatha Christie and Donald Trump”

BELOW – “State Bank silent on mystery firm”   State Bank of South Australia’s “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’ – news media, law enforcement authorities and politicians did nothing to pursue and inform the public on ‘the origins of Kabani and its financial dealings” despite the committment made by South Australian parliamentary Opposition party members of parliament.   Shadow Treasurer Stephen Baker MP [for my electorate of ‘Waite’] was well aware of the State Bank of SA Kabani connection to the Marino Rocks development, the edevelopers SAlan Burlco and William Turner and the debts to SBSA of Turener’s Pro-Image Studio Ltd.   More information on these news artciles and the crimes, corruption and maladministration concealed by the fake ‘archives’ of newspapers puiblished can be viewed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/timeline-of-australian-corruption-events-conceled-by-fake-archives-of-newspapers/

2. Kabani 2.10.90

2 October 1990 the State Bank of SA discloses that it has an “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’ – the number & purported valuation of the “Off Balance Sheet” companies were to change. News media were never again to refer to SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” companies & debts referred to as assets that became public debt still concealed. No efforts to prosecute anyone regarding SBSA’s illegal “Off Balance Sheet” companies were reported by any news media.

Timeline of Australian corruption events concealed by fake ‘archives’ of newspapers published

Corruption, crimes, maladministration of governments, politicians, law enforcement, courts, prosecution authorities, news media, and others in positions of authority and public trust

The purpose of the fake records of Australian newspapers published that are fraudulently sold by Australian state and national public libraries as authentic archives of newspapers published that have been exported to foreign countries & sold as archives by British Libraries UK London Colindale

Australian crimes, corruption and maladministration of governments, law enforcement authorities and news media that are concealed by the fake records of Australian newspapers published.

A brief account of some of the newspaper articles erased from publicly accessible Australian state and national public libraries records of newspapers published and the crimes & corruption that the fake archives of newspapers conceal can be viewed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/australian-government-law-enforcement-and-news-media-corruption-in-brief-ref-sbsa-bankruptcy-6/ with some relevant documents [e.g. ASC press releases of information published in Adelaide’s News Ltd. ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper – since erased from ‘archives’] posted. The information also appears below as a summary of events – see 1989 in the timeline, above the heading News media reporting false, misleading and deceptive.

Rupert Murdoch began his news media empire in Adelaide South Australia with his first newspaper the afternoon daily tabloid the ‘News’. Australian state and national public libraries’ records of his newspapers published are false records not archives. Australian news media including the ABC are aware of and participants in the deception of the Australian public.

The State Bank of South Australia announced it was bankrupt in February 1991 leaving a multi-billion dollar debt to taxpayers. The debt has never been accounted for. SBSA’s illegal uses of “Off Balance Sheet” companies were never prosecuted. Details never disclosed appear below.

In 1986 while employed as a bank officer with the State Bank of South Australia (SBSA) I was given information concerning corporate loans & acquisitions of my employer the State Bank of South Australia that gave me good reason to understand the bank & the SA government was involved in maladministration and corruption that would bankrupt the Bank & the state. The SBSA management perceived me to be problem and I was subjected to abuse, harassment, threats & intimidation. I’ve experienced a plague of administration errors since that time. These unlikely “administration errors” also referred to as “honest mistakes” & “departures from procedures for reasons unknown,” have continued into 2015. Such claims that suggest extraordinary Australian government, law enforcement and news media incompetence, that involve failures to comply with laws, are not credible.

Roger J. Bates – Employed as a bank officer September 1974 by the Savings Bank of South Australia established in 1848 – ‘Guaranteed by the Government of South Australia’. SBSA became the State Bank of South Australia in 1984 – R. J. Bates employed from 1974 to 29 May 1989

1983 – SBSA celebrates achieving One Billion Dollars of depositors’ funds.

1984 – South Australian parliament altered the charter of the Savings Bank of SA, changed the name to the State Bank of SA and appointed Tim Marcus Clarke as the Managing Director. Lawyer David Simmons remained Chairman of the Board of Directors of SBSA. On the June 30 1984 SA Premier/Treasurer John Bannon (ALP) & SA Parliamentary Opposition Leader John Olsen (Lib.) formerly handed over control of the bank to the new Managing Director Tim Marcus Clarke. The new State Bank of SA (formerly Saving Bank of SA) was required to employ all employees of the old State Bank of SA (that was not a bank with services offered to the public) who were SA state public servants. SBSA employees were then encouraged (bullied) to abandon their SA taxpayer funded superannuation scheme & contribute to a newly created retirement fund.

1985 – SBSA purchased Beneficial Finance Corp. (BFC) for one billion dollars. David Simmons (Chairman of the Board of Directors of SBSA) was appointed a Director of BFC.

1986 August – October – SBSA employees of the University of Adelaide Branch where I was employed each received a series of one page letters addressed to ‘Dear State Banker’ with SBSA Managing Director Letterhead signed by Tim Marcus Clarke. Those letters referred to the now minor role of retail banking would play within the new bank and the major role of Corporate Lending. Those one page communications from the SBSA Managing Director Tim Marcus Clarke boasted of recent Corporate Loans and acquisitions – including

Two (2) Loans of $200 Million to the National Safety Council of Australia (Victoria ) (In 1989 NSCA Victoria Division was discovered to be a pyramid scam (Ponzi scheme USA terminology) with new loans paying running expenses and instalments on previous loans.

The purchase through ‘Kanani’ (100% owned by SBSA/BFC) of 49% of Victorian development companies Mintern from Alan Burloch for $20 Million & Crestwin from William Turner for $10 Million. Mintern and Crestwin were said to have “some cross ownership” and 2% of each held in Trust (no ref. for whom) by Adelaide Law firm Thomson Simmons and Co. The multiple level involvement of David Simmons & his law firm in SBSA management and these arrangements described, appeared to have compromised his independence & potentially his ability to make appropriate decisions. My attempt to discuss with SBSA Adelaide University branch manager (former State Bank of SA not Savings Bank of SA) the implications of SBSA’s arrangements of ownership of companies Crestwin & Mintern and the involvement of SBSA Board Chairman (also BFC & Kabani Director) David Simmons and his law firm was met with the response “don’t look at me for help in questioning this, I’m 2 years away from retirement”. Expressing my concern for the future of the bank with other SBSA management was not welcome. I was advised that I was a “trouble maker with an attitude problem”.

A $20 Million Loan to Victorian company Pro-Image Studios Ltd. whose Director was William Turner

A $200 Million Loan to Equiticorp NZ (New Zealand) – The Managing Director of Equitcorp NZ was SBSA Managing Director Tim Marcus Clarke.

The purchase for $80 Million of Oceanic Capital Corp. (an Insurance company – years later it was disclosed that money paid (& never recovered) indirectly benefitted Equiticorp NZ . Tim Marcus Clarke was successfully sued for $80 Mill. of which $2 Mill. was paid. Mr Clarke had earlier disposed of has assets to family members.

A later reference to ‘non-performing loans’ – meaning they were not being repaid or accumulating interest for the borrowers. They were accumulating interest for which the bank was liable.

It was implied that employees of SBSA retail banking (bank branch employees) could not expect much in SBSA’s new corporate banking dominated environment.

1986 – Adelaide’s news media referred to the Marino Rocks marina to be developed by William Turner and Alan Burloch. The Marino Rocks Adelaide suburban coastline is a very large inaccessible cliff face of sold rock that plunges down to the ocean that, depending on the tides can at its first 300 metres of water, be between a few inches to a one or two metres deep. The only possible access to the site was a narrow coastal road lined with very valuable residential housing. That area of coastline is subject to important sand movement from South to North and is known for a geological fault line through the area. The adjacent beach for the suburb of ‘Brighton’ has suffered massive environmental degradation over the previous 20 years and needs constant sand replacement costing millions of dollars per year for it to be useable by the public.

1986 (late) Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC) television current event program ‘The 7-30 Report’ broadcast a segment that lasted less than 5 seconds during which SA Environment Minister Susan Lenehan MP announced she had given her approval to an exemption from the requirement of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Marino Rocks marina development. An image of Susan Lenehan was shown, in what appeared to be a state of panic, surrounded by a crowd of journalists with microphones. She said “but we already know what’s there”. SA Environment Minister Susan Lenehan MP was on the television screen for less than 3 seconds. The TV segment broadcast ended and went to another topic of current affairs. It appeared to be a very strange & unusual for ABC TV ‘7-30 Report’ Current Affairs program. When viewing it my first thought was ‘what the fuck was that?’ after which I had a sense of the ABC TV program producers & staff possibly reacting to being required to limit its coverage of the announcement. No other news media made any reference to granting of the exemption of Environmental Impact (study) statement for the marina development. I took particular notice of any news media information regarding the Marino Rocks marina because of what I knew of the developers’ relationships with my employer the State Bank of SA.

From late 1986 while at work as a bank officer I received bizarre and harassing phone calls from purported customers who refused to identify themselves & who made unreasonable demands. I also experienced other unusual events in my employment as a bank officer.

In mid-1987, the ‘Manager’ of the University of Adelaide branch in a strange conversation asked me what I did with the circulars in reference to SBSA Managing Director letterhead documents addressed to ‘Dear State Banker’ we had each received. I was soon transferred to the King William St. (Head Office) Overseas dept. to process foreign currency changed for Australian dollars at SBSA branches & other related work. While there I experienced interference with the work and continued to receive bizarre phone calls from unidentified people making unreasonable demands while claiming to be bank customers who again had specifically asked for me by name.

From about August 1987 I was on the SBSA’s relieving staff (also previously from 1978 to 1983) as a temporary replacement for bank branch staff absent on annual leave, sick leave, long service leave & other absences or when extra staff was required. SBSA reduced the number of its ‘relieving staff’ in about November 1987 & I was placed as a permanent staff member at a metropolitan branch. I continued to receive very unusual phone calls from purported customers refusing to identify themselves & other apparent harassment & abuses throughout 1987.

I attempted to discuss issues of SBSA mismanagement/maladministration and my harassment in the workplace with senior management and eventually in late 1987 with the last of the SBSA (former Savings Bank of SA) Chief General-Manager Mr. Ken Matthews (resident of the suburb of ‘Brighton’ close to the marina development site) with whom I mentioned the Marino Rocks marina. Mr. Matthews was clearly reluctant to discuss any of these issues and said he would arrange for me as of January 1988 to again work on the bank’s ‘Relieving Staff’ as I had done much earlier for five years, where he said “I seemed to be most content”.

From 1986 to 1988 I was involved with the Australian Bank Employees Union (ABEU) state branch and SBSA subcommittees (ABEU had a compulsory SBSA Union agreement) where I found the ABEU administrative staff (secretary & assistant secretary) determined to hand over control of many decades of accumulated ABEU SA state branch assets to the Union’s federal executive and to affiliate all of SA’s ABEU union membership with the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)which would provide a large sum of money to the ACTU. The process with which they succeed handing SA state ABEU union funds to the ACTU was corrupt, deceptive & objectionable. Half of the SA state ABEU union membership (SBSA staff being nearly all of SA’s ABEU membership) was at first affiliated with the ACTU, providing ABEU federal executive (federal secretary Len Hinkley) voting rights on Australian Labor Party (ALP) policy making committees.

From late 1986 I appeared to be stalked by people who very often appeared at places that I frequented in the evenings where they were very much out of place and during the late 1980’s began to often come to my workplaces as customers. (The banking services they sought did not identify them) By mid-1988 I could not doubt that I was being stalked. Years later some were identified as SA Police officers (10 July 1992 ‘Home Invaders’ Les Shearn, Grant Gittos & others) and a Private Investigator (Frank Carbone)who it was later revealed had connections to both corrupt police and organised crime gang members with whom he was co-accused on serious criminal charges for which prosecutions failed. SA Police Officers investigating corrupt police were themselves accused by a SA Judge as being corrupt.

1988 – Jan. –Sept. The harassment and abuses in the workplace that I experienced continued throughout 1988 in my daily, temporary SBSA relieving staff, workplaces where I was required to do work made difficult to impossible by files that I could easily see had been sabotaged before my arrival at those workplaces.

In September 1988 I was excluded from the SBSA/ABEU Award Restructure implementation process. My correspondence required for the 1988 Award restructure was repeatedly lost by SBSA administration/management.

During September 1988 SBSA Chief General-Manager Mr. Ken Matthews, when I again telephoned him, came to visit me at suburban Glenelg branch of the bank the following day. He advised me that I had “too many days off owing to me” and said I was required to take leave to reduce them. As of September 1988 I had two months (related to 2 years) annual leave, accumulated monthly rostered days off, leave in lieu of travel (related to relieving staff – travel time to country branches), three months of accumulated long service leave and eventually sick leave, while I attempted to communicate with the ABEU and SBSA management concerning issues of my harassment and abuse in the workplace and exclusion from the September 1988 ABEU/SBSA Award Restructure implementation process.

1989 – In 1989 the ABEU Assistant secretary Jessica Harrington whom I had met years previously & whom I knew from her work & enthusiasm to provide millions of dollars of SA State Branch ABEU assets to the Federal Executive to be controlled by ABEU Federal Secretary Ken Hinkley (later an ABC Board member with former SA Premier/Treasurer John Bannon) said to me that “the 1988 SBSA Award Restructure was over & complete, there were bound to be people who slipped through the cracks and the Union would not assist me regarding my exclusion from the implementation process”. She ridiculed my suggestion that the SBSA was bankrupt and would eventually bankrupt the state of SA.

In 1989 SBSA management claimed my experiences were “normal everyday events that SBSA bank officers experienced in the course of their employment”. It was implied that I was delusional and the bank demanded that I produce a Doctor’s report* that would allow my return to work. SBSA Staff Dept. Chief Manager (Manager Personnel) Geoff Abbott said that the bank would pay my Mortgage Loan conditional on my resigning and not lodging a Workcover (workers compensation) claim. I told him that “I would believe it when it happened”. I Lodged a SA Workcover claim soon after with the intention of eventually having the opportunity to give sworn testimony detailing my work experiences. To offer a person an inducement not to lodge a SA Workcover claim is a crime. I reported the offer made, to SA Workcover but never heard from them again. The bank, being a SA Workcover exempt employer, needed to process the claim before the SA Workcover organisation became involved. It was two years before the claim was finally processed by the SBSA.

1989 April – In April 1989, to satisfy the requirements of SBSA management I, on referral from a General Practitioner Doctor, met with Psychiatrist Dr. Alan Fraser (RANZCP) who asked me what the problem was. I replied that “my employer the State Bank of SA is bankrupt, looked likely to bankrupt the state of South Australia and that I had received more than two years of harassment and abuse in my workplaces”.

I showed Dr Fraser the SBSA Managing Director letterhead documents signed by Tim Marcus Clarke, the easiest of which to explain was the one referring to the $200 Million loan to Equiticorp NZ. He read it and I asked him if he knew who the Managing Director of Equiticorp NZ was. He said that he didn’t. I told him “it’s Tim Marcus Clarke” whose signature as SBSA Managing Director he could see at the bottom of the page of the SBSA letterhead document he had just read. I told Dr Fraser that “the more people who knew about this the safer I would feel”. He asked if he could have a photocopy of the document and I said yes he could. I said that there is more, indicating the other SBSA Letterhead documents. He said he didn’t need to know more as he left to photocopy the document. When he returned I asked him if he would please Fax it to ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper. He indicated that he would and referred me to a Psychologist for further testing. I paid the Psychologist $300- for a report that referred to indications of a higher than usual (normal, average, desirable) level of depression and anxiety but that it wasn’t considered a Psychiatric illness. I never personally met that Psychologist. Her opinion was based on a form I had completed answering many multiple choice questions. The report was delivered to Dr Fraser who began to write the report required by my employer.

On about 20 May 1989 a week or two after I last consulted Dr Fraser and while he was writing the required report, a front page news article was published in Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper with the headline “State Bank $200 Mill. Loan to Equitcorp NZ”. About one week later on the 29th May 1989 two employees of the State Bank of SA delivered to my front door a letter terminating my employment. No reason was stated. I returned to Dr Alan Fraser (FRANZCP) and told him that my employment with SBSA had been terminated. He was clearly unhappy (visibly angered) at this news and said, “If that’s the way they want it, I’ll refer you to my friend and colleague Dr Howard Gorton FRANZCP whom I would like you to consult”. Dr Fraser said that “he didn’t involve himself in politics”. I wasn’t sure what he meant by that. I asked Dr Fraser if he had had any communication with my employer SBSA that had no legitimate means to know that I had consulted him. He was silent for a few seconds and then said “I may have received a telephone call”.

I arranged an appointment with Dr Howard Gorton whom I consulted from June 1989 to October 1996 after which I met with him on one other occasion in March 1997. During my consultations (every six weeks) with Dr Gorton I provided him with documents (copies of news articles, letters I had received etc.) and discussed the events that I had experienced while employed, newspaper reporting of SBSA’s bankruptcy & other matters & events that we were witnessing.

1989 – During 1989 news of the massive financial fraud and collapse of the National Safety Council of Australia (Victoria – NSCV) began to appear in the news media. Industrial containers throughout the countryside that purportedly contained many millions of dollars of equipment that secured bank loans made to the NSCA Victoria were found to be empty. It was disclosed that loans had for many years been financing the running expenses of the organisation and paying the repayment instalments of previous loans. The NSCA Victoria was a pyramid scheme fraud known in the USA as a Ponzi scheme fraud. After several months as a fugitive from justice NSCA Executive Director John Friedrich was arrested, charged with crimes & allowed bail. In July 1991 he was found dead & said to have committed suicide a few days after the start of his trial for fraud. John Friedrich who had received awards (Medal of the Order of Australia OAM) & had been given security clearances allowing access to sensitive Australian military sites, was after further investigations found to be Johann Friedrich Hohenberger a citizen of West Germany wanted on fraud charges.

1989 – In Mid 1989 I began to receive an income from the SA State Superannuation Fund (now known as SuperSA) which required that I provide a form with my signature witnessed by a Justice of the Peace. The Member of SA Parliament for my electorate of ‘Waite’ SA was Shadow Treasurer Stephen Baker MP whom I requested witness my signature. He first demanded to know why I was to receive a SA taxpayer funded superannuation early retirement income at the age of thirty two. I told him of the abuse and harassment I had received while employed by the SBSA and details of SBSA mismanagement/maladministration (& bad loans) that were likely to bankrupt the bank and the state of SA. I asked him to raise issues of SBSA debt and maladministration in SA’s parliament in order to expose the problem and limit SA taxpayers’ burden of public debt liabilities. He undoubtedly understood the SBSA management impropriety that I disclosed to him, reluctantly signed the form as a JP witness to my signature as I had requested, dismissed me and said that he was busy. I returned several times begging him to use his parliamentary privilege as an MP to ask questions concerning the inevitable financial disaster SA faced, until eventually he said that he was too frightened to do so because “he would be accused of politicising the bank”. He knew the financial disaster would discredit the ALP state government & eventually allow his political party to win the state election without his doing anything. He said I “should come to see him when he was in government”. On occasions that I returned to his office located at the local shopping centre, he appeared to summon the police who arrived within minutes. When we saw each other in the local Mitcham shopping centre, he would run off. After the December 1993 SA state election Stephen Baker MP became SA Treasurer. Stephen Baker was a SA member of parliament for 15 years after which he retired on a very generous taxpayer funded pension.

A summary of events of Australian government(s), law enforcement & news media corruption relating to

the bankruptcy of the State Bank of South Australia – its illegal “Off Balance Sheet” companies’ debt details never publicly disclosed and SA public debt still concealed – false and misleading information published by Adelaide SA News Ltd. (a SA state monopoly) concealing SBSA crimes & maladministration and law enforcement corruption.

Marino Rocks marina State Bank of South Australia connection – Taxpayer debt concealed.
How taxpayers have concealed from them, the fact that they have paid tens of millions of dollars for a marina development that does not exist.

ERASED**in the following information, denotes that the information was published in “The Advertiser” newspaper and has been erased from newspaper archives. (discovered as erased in 2004)

1986 – 1987 and later events
#DS – denotes David Simmons as Director.
(TS 2%) – denotes 2% held in trust by solicitors Thompson Simmons & Co.

#DS State Bank of South Australia (SBSA) (D.Simmons Chairman of the Board of Directors.)

#DS Beneficial Finance Corporation (BFC wholly owned by SBSA)

#DS KABANI – acknowledged as “Off Balance Sheet” of BFC – SBSA Oct.1990
Australian law enforcement financial regulation authorities’ (& then ASC) reporting, not required.

(TS 2%) MINTERN – 1986 Alan Burloch paid (via KABANI) $20Mill. for 49% of MINTERN (info. 1986)

(TS 2%) CRESTWIN – 1986 William Turner paid (via KABANI) $10Mill. for 49% of CRESTWIN (info. 1986)

(TS 2%) MINTERN <“some cross ownership”>CRESTWIN (TS 2%) (info. 1986)

MARINO ROCKS MARINA (Developers Turner and Burloch)
SBSA – BFC connection to Turner, Burloch, the Marino Rocks marina & associated debt has never been publicly disclosed.

1986 – 1987 Environment Minister Lenehan (Bannon govt.) exempts marina development from Environmental Impact Statement (ABC TV 7-30 Report only)

1986 William Turner as Director of Pro Image Studios borrows $20Mill. from SBSA (info. 1986)

1987/88 “Pro-Image Studios Ltd. records a profit of almost $20 million for the financial year 1987/1988” “a loss of approximately $2 million was disclosed in the management accounts” (ASC Derek Parker 1995 information was never reported by news media) http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/conferences/business/parker.pdf (this information was found 2014 – No Australian news media considered it news worthy in 1987/88)

The Australian Institute of Criminology aic.gov.au declines to confirm or deny that it has knowledge of Australian crimes, corruption & maladministration of Australian law enforcement that it known to Australian governments past and present and Attorneys General of both political parties’ whom have ministerial responsibility for the Australian Institute of Criminology.

ERASED**1989 May News Ltd.’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper publishes a front page news article headlined “State Bank $200 Mill Loan to Equitcorp NZ” (Mng. Director Tim Marcus Clark common to both SBSA &Equitcorp NZ – the debt eventually became public debt never recovered.

29 May 1989 My employment with SBSA was terminated

1989 Oct. 5th. front page (afternoon daily News) “William Turner announces he is Bankrupt” News Ltd.’s the ‘News’ newspaper published false & misleading information in a news article headlined “The man behind SA’s great marina fiasco” (see file ‘Turner 5 Oct 1989 Adelaide PM News Ltd.’)” Alan Burloch buys Turners assets “for some Millions of Dollars” (news article appears below)

1989 Oct. 6 – SBSA paid my Mortgage Loan in full by SBSA (an interest rate of 30% p.a. had been applied for the previous 4 months)

1990 Oct. State Bank of SA announces that it has “Off Balance Sheet Entities” – ‘Kabani’ (file ‘Kabani 2.10.1990’ appears below)

1990 Dec. Burloch withdraws from Marino Rocks marina Development (tax problem – file ‘Burloch 18.12.90’)

ERASED** 1991 Feb. SBSA announces that its “Off Balance Sheet” entities through BFC** have Assets greater than Liabilities. THEN a few days later

ERASED** announces that its “Off Balance Sheet Entities” have an overall debt of $31 Million with Assets Less than Liabilities (Located UK. July 2011 unable to obtain a copy – copy machine broken but still referred to in file ’11 Feb 1991 pg 6 SBSA’ below – a news article referring to previous news articles published)

ERASED** 1991 Feb. SBSA published announcement need for “Billion Dollar Bailout” (The front page newspaper headline that has been erased from publicly accessible records refers to the first Billion $s)

Turner Bankruptcy File (Victoria) No. 1085 of 1990 indicates Turner NOT Bankrupt Oct. 1989. File No. 1085 of 1990 indicates bankrupt 6th. July 1990 to 6th. July 1993. File also indicates Turner has a debt of $30 Million but has no indication of his creditors.

Question ? – Is the Turner bankruptcy debt the same “Off Balance Sheet’ debt Announced by SBSA in Feb. 1991 ? (Now removed from archives) Yes it is!

Turner Bankruptcy debt from 6th. July 1990 would need to be “On Balance Sheet” for SBSA – BFC to be written off for financial year ending 30th. June 1991.

March – April 1991 Supreme Court of Victoria Judgment CTB BNZ v Pro-Image Studios debt http://law.ato.gov.au/atolaw/view.htm?DocID=JUD%2F4ACSR586%2F00002 “The company is insolvent.” but permitted to continue to operate. The original court file has been “lost” – CTB & BNZ retrieve $46 million – see Summary of this website below [Unsecured creditors would likely include the State Bank of South Australia] (This ato.gov.au website information was found 2014)

ERASED** 1993 Sept. William Turner – discharged Bankrupt 6th. July 1993 charged by the Australian Securities Commission (ASC) with multiple breaches of the companies’ code. (see ASC Media Release ref. ASC 93/225 that News Ltd. Published word for word in a news article that is now erased from records of newspapers published – file ‘ASC.Turner Pro- Image 27.9.1993’

ERASED** 1995 Nov. All Australian Securities Commission (ASC) charges against William Turner dropped. No explanation provided. See ASC Media Release file ‘ASC 95-177 Pro-Image Turner 10 Nov 1995’ appearing below (The ASC has lost my correspondence of 2005 but provided the ASC Press Release ASC 95-177 (appearing below) in 2015

ERASED** 1995 Nov. SA State Treasurer (Stephen Baker. Liberal party MP for my SA electorate of ‘Waite’) announced an unexpected improvement to the State’s finances of $20 Million, no details of origin were given – Treasurer Baker promised to announce origin “in a couple of months’ time” but failed to do so.
SA Treasurer Baker & all others since (& SA MPs of both political parties) refuse to indicate their recollection of events & newspaper articles published reporting them. SA MPs in 1980s & 1990s when news articles (now erased) were published are MPs in government & opposition now in 2015.

2015 The Australian Securities & Investment Commission ASIC has evaded acknowledging specific issues raised of crimes, corruption & maladministration of Australian law enforcement including impropriety of ASIC Chief Legal officer Michael Kingston* – then refused to allow my further communication with ASIC – An ASIC letterhead letter dated 4 March 2015 from an unidentified author, referred to as “our finalisation letter”, states “Our records confirm that Pro-Image Studios was deregistered on 19 December 2014.” “Further, ASIC does not intend to comment on the actions of our predecessor, the ASC’s conduct of enforcement proceedings.” see ASIC letter 4 March 2015 ASIC ref. 4345/15 file ‘ASIC 4 March 2015 ref. 4345-15’ (below) the author unidentified. ASIC Chief Legal officer Michael Kingston* does not acknowledge delivery of my correspondence.

Inter-company loans of BFC (& illegal “Off Balance Sheet” companies of changing value) were considered assets for accounting purposes. No provision was made for any bad debt losses. Inflated values of assets concealed bad debts known to be unrecoverable.

The Marino Rocks marina developers have never been reported in the media as linked to or in debt to SBSA. Their debts (to taxpayers) have been secretly written off.
Information appearing above concerning SBSA’s relationship to the Marino Rocks marina developers has twice (July 1991 & August 1994) been edited from my sworn testimony of the forum in which I had given it.

Appearing below from http://law.ato.gov.au/atolaw/view.htm?DocID=JUD%2F4ACSR586%2F00002
Judgment by: Fullagar J. of Supreme Court of Victoria Judgment Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Bank of New Zealand (BNZ Securities) successfully retrieve $46,000,000 from Pro-Image Studios with “payment of92,684,398 fully paid ordinary shares of 50c each – Mr Nettle for the Australian Securities Commission supported the making of the declaration that for a consideration consisting of the release of the immediately enforceable debt amounting to $46,342,199 due to the defendants by the plaintiff, will not constitute an issue of shares at a discount within the meaning of the Corporations Law”.
“The company is insolvent. If it were now wound up its shareholders and unsecured creditors would receive nothing while the 2 secured banks would receive something like 91c in the dollar.”

“About 2800 shares in the company have so far been issued and they have been trading on the stock exchange at prices around 5c per share up to the time of the hearing in the Practice Court. If the proposed conversion of debt to equity is carried out, it will bring about a surplus of assets over liabilities arising from the elimination from the liabilities of the debt of $46m-odd and an increase of the same amount in shareholders’ equity, having the effect of creating a real net asset value for all of the issued shares.” ……… “It therefore appears that the proposed issue of shares to the 2 defendant banks will be greatly to the benefit of shareholders and unsecured creditors.”………..“The only anxiety I have felt about the present case, in addition to that occasioned by my differing from another judge, is upon the question whether all the relevant facts are before me with sufficient precision to justify a declaration in the form sought. The original court file has been “lost” but all the parties appearing before me, including the Australian Securities Commission, have assured me that the substitute file of documents put before me is accurate and adequate.”

……………………………………… end of summary of events…………..

News media reporting false, misleading and deceptive

5 October 1989 – On the 5 October 1989 a large photograph of Marino Rocks marina developer William Turner appeared on the front page of Adelaide SA’s News Ltd. afternoon daily tabloid newspaper under the headline “The man behind SA’s great marina fiasco”. The news article with its photograph appeared to imply that William Turner, lying down and “resting at Adelaide Airport”, was drunk. He had come to Adelaide to announce that he was bankrupt. (file ‘Turner 5 Oct 1989 Adelaide PM News Ltd’ see documents below)

The newspaper article states “Two of his major interests W and B Turner and Crestwin Corporation, were earlier this week put into receivership. W and B Turner, which was put into receivership by the State Bank of Victoria, had a major interest in Mintern, a company established by Mr Turner specifically to handle the marina project. That interest was last week sold out to another Victorian firm, the Burloch Group of companies. The Burloch Group has several major contracts in the eastern States, but relatively unknown in SA. It is understood the company’s principal Mr Alan Burloch has not personally visited the Marino Rocks site. Acquisition of the project came to “quite a few millions”, according to Mr Burloch who plans to be in Adelaide for talks with the government on Tuesday.” “Opposition legal affairs spokesman, Mr Griffin, said today recent events placed a question mark over the government’s competence to put together major developments. This was particularly so because the Premier Mr Bannon, had only three weeks ago in Parliament said there was no information that “in any way questions the financial viability of Crestwin. As to the financial substance of the principals and owners, we have made our own investigations and we are quite satisfied”. It also says that an unidentified “spokesman for the Premier said today there had been no financial loss to taxpayers so far, nor was there likely to be any.”

Burloch (Burloch Group of companies that is largely* owned by the State Bank of SA through ‘Kabani’) who partly owns Crestwin (that “had a major interest in Mintern” owned by Burloch) and is largely* owned by the State Bank of SA through ‘Kabani’, purchased Turner’s “major interests” in Crestwin that is largely* owned by the State Bank of SA through ‘Kabani’. (*largely possibly entirely)

The State Bank of SA purchased for “quite a few millions” something that it already owned, with the only reference to any bank being the State Bank of Victoria (SBV) who purportedly put W and B Turner into receivership.(Did “quite a few millions” return to SBSA/BFC to repay/conceal debt associated with William Turner?)

The news article continues and quotes SA Parliamentary Opposition legal affairs spokesman, Mr Griffin –“there must also be a question mark over the ability of Mintern to dispose of its assets because of the charge over Mr Turner’s private company by the State Bank of Victoria.”

Australian bankruptcy laws don’t allow people who are bankrupt to sell their assets.

In Turner’s case the State Bank of Victoria would of course act to prevent the sale of his assets if Turner owed them money. The only scenario the bankruptcy court & SBV would not stop the sale of his assets would be if Turner was not at that time bankrupt or/and his creditors were not the State Bank of Victoria but were the State Bank of SA (the information given to me in 1986) with SBSA management attempting to retrieve and conceal the facts of its bad debts.

While Adelaide’s newspaper publisher News Ltd. considered Turner’s announcement of his bankruptcy was newsworthy for the afternoon daily tabloid the ‘News’ that didn’t question the credibility of the information they were purportedly given [by a source it does not identify]and had published, the morning broadsheet ‘The Advertiser’ published by the same News Ltd newspaper publisher, never mentioned it at all. If there was a SA government announcement concerning Alan Burloch’s “talks with the government on Tuesday” nothing was considered newsworthy by any Adelaide news media. Nothing more was published in Adelaide’s newspapers (News Ltd. state monopoly newspaper publisher) about the Marino Rocks marina and its developers until 18 December 1990 (see below) when Alan Burloch with tax problems – withdrew from Marino Rocks marina development.

State MP for my electorate SA Shadow Treasurer Stephen Baker knew of the State Bank of SA Marino Rocks marina developers connection and Turner’s debt to the SBSA but said nothing while his parliamentary college Opposition legal affairs spokesman, Mr Griffin criticised the ALP state government of Premier/Treasurer John Bannon over the marina development incompetency issues but apparently failed to follow through on promises to pursue the issues of government incompetence.

I know the information referring to William Turner being bankrupt at that time in October 1989 & reference to his being forced into bankruptcy by the State Bank of Victoria is false. Turner’s bankruptcy file (Victoria 1085 of 1990 in the next financial year ending 30 June 1991) began 6th July 1990 and ended 6th July 1993.

6 October 1989 – On the 6 October 1989 I received a phone call from my former employer SBSA(that had terminated my employment 29 May 1989)and was advised that “the bank had just paid my Mortgage Loan in full and I could have the title to my home back in three months’ time”. I said that it takes less than a week to discharge property title deeds securing a Mortgage Loan and that I’d like the document back within a week. I discovered that $5000- in interest had been added to the loan amount over the previous 3- 4 months. An annual interest rate of about 30% per year had been applied to the loan. I collected the title deed to my home about a week later.

November 1989 – By the end of 1989 I rarely went out at night because I appeared to be stalked by aggressive unidentified people for the previous few years. In November 1989 I had a visit from an old acquaintance that I preferred not to have at my home because I understood that he was inclined to return to a house he visits and steal anything of value he had seen. We went into the city where I intended to leave him. At a city hotel I had just entered I was grabbed by a large muscle bound security staff person, had my arms held behind my back and was dropped on my face. I was arrested as I regained consciousness, taken to the Adelaide Police watch-house, fingerprinted by a young PC who I recognised as one of my stalkers (later identified as PC Les Shearn ‘Home Invader’ seen later 10 July 1992), as another man in grey overalls (later in 1994 identified Grant Gittos also a ‘Home Invader July 1992 & a stalker of the previous few years whom I had seen with a man later identified as Frank Carbone) attempted to provoke me (bending my fingers back) into assaulting him. I was not photographed, most likely because of the damage that was done to my face. I was charged with ‘failure to cease loitering’ and appeared in the Adelaide magistrates Courts on five occasions over the next ten months until the SA Police was finally ordered by the court Judge to name the complainant in the matter, and the charge was dropped. The complainant’s name, according to SA police, was Paul Pickup whom I discovered was registered as hotel security staff with SA’s Commercial Tribunal using a false address where he was unknown to the occupants.

1990s – During the 1990s I read Adelaide’s daily News Ltd. newspaper (a SA newspaper publishing monopoly) & watched TV news & current events programs everyday seeking information on the State Bank of SA (bankruptcy) and the Marino Rocks marina. Nothing of the information I was aware of from being employed as a SBSA bank officer was published or broadcast.

1990 In early 1990 South Australian Legal Services Commission (LSC) appointed Adelaide lawyer Richard John of law  firm Duncan Groom & Hannon (DGH- Terry Groom MP SA) to represent me in a Workcover (SA workers compensation) claim against my former employer) the State Bank of South Australia. The LSC refused to change the lawyer after I advised of a conflict of interest over what I intended to disclose as SBSA’s management/administration motivation for my harassment & abuse in the workplace.

DGH employed “an independent barrister” David Bamford, to address issues of the conflict of interest”.  In December 1990 (Christmas – News Year) a front page news article of ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper announced that MP Terry Groom had been appointed a Minister (with a Ministerial portfolio) by SA Premier/Treasurer John Bannon. That news articles has since been erased from public library records of newspapers published. “Independent barrister” David Bamford became the ALP endorsed candidate for Terry Groom’s electorate of ‘Hartley’ for the December 1993 SA state election.

Kabani – “Off Balance Sheet” entity of State Bank of South Australia

2 October 1990 – On the 2 October 1990 Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ published on page two, a news article under the headline “State Bank silent on mystery firm” by Colin James – (file name ‘3.Kabani.2.10.90’ see below) which was the first ever public mention that the bank had any “Off Balance Sheet” companies [entities] or that such a thing could be possible. The third sentence of the news article refers to “a report in The Advertiser which said the state opposition had vowed to further probe the reasons for the existence of Kabani.” No such news article was ever published by The Advertiser newspaper. While I was aware of the State Bank of SA connection to, and debt regarding, the Marino Rocks marina and saw the multiple level involvement of SBSA Chairman David Simmons also a Director of ‘Kabani’ (& law firm Thompson Simmons & Co. involved) as the problem of concern, I did not know that ‘Kabani’ had “Off Balance Sheet” status and would have thought that to have been impossible. [Illegal under SBSA’s accounting requirements]

No further news media mention was ever made of SBSA “Off Balance Sheet” ownership (never detailed) of ‘Kabani’. This 2 October 1990 news article “State Bank silent on mystery firm” refers to SBSA/BFC not being entitled to consider Kabani as an “Off Balance Sheet” entity with reduced Australian financial reporting law enforcement authority reporting requirements. [The “Off Balance Sheet” of SBSA status of ‘Kabani’ was illegal.]

The Australian national financial reporting law enforcement authorities the National Companies and Securities Commission and the Corporate Affairs Commission in 1991 became the Australian Securities Commission (ASC) that soon changed its name to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission ASIC. The ASC (now ASIC) should have but did not pursue any issues of SBSA accounting impropriety & prosecutions for crimes of the SBSA management failures to comply with ASC enforced Australian financial regulation laws. Doing so would have highlighted SBSA debt that became public debt. SBSA’s failure to comply with financial reporting laws and failure of law enforcement authorities to enforce laws, created billions of dollars of SBSA bankruptcy debt that became public debt that is still concealed within the SA Assets Management Corporation (SAAMC – SA State Treasury) that consolidated SBSA’s bad debt into public liability before the bank (what remained of any good assets) was sold.

News Ltd.’s (SA state monopoly newspaper publisher) ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper claimed ignorance of State Bank of SA bankruptcy debt that had bankrupted the state of South Australia while also claiming that it knew more of SBSA debt matters than SBSA management and taking credit for eventually exposing the problem of SBSA’s accumulating debt. (see news articles below – ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper 11 Feb 1991 page 6 & other)

News Ltd. news media has published false & misleading information [the ‘News’ newspaper W B Turner 5 Oct. 1989] and conspired with politicians, governments and law enforcement authorities to conceal crimes that created the billions of dollars of still unaccounted for public debt. SA members of parliament of opposing political parties have together acted to deceive the public rather than to keep each other honest.

Rupert Murdoch who began his news media empire in South Australia (the afternoon daily tabloid the ‘News’ was his first newspaper) has had News Ltd. news media manipulate & intimidate politicians and has published news articles falsely claiming to have published information that it has not, in order to create the false impression of good investigative journalism that benefits the public. The citizens of South Australia gave Rupert Murdoch the opportunity to begin his now international news media empire. Rupert Murdoch has betrayed South Australians and is a traitor to those who were & are dependent on his news media to act in the best interests and common good of his news media’s readers. Mr Murdoch’s need to control the lives of politicians & all Australians has priority over compliance with journalism ethics and news media acceptable codes of conduct.

Only much later (2004 for SBSA news articles*) did I discover that News Ltd. news media has also produced fake records of what it has published (news articles published have been erased from publicly accessible records) to obscure the facts concerning SBSA & government mismanagement, News Ltd.’s failure to pursue public debt issues involving serious crimes that news media were aware of and the creation of circumstances that prevented any questioning of SBSA administration/management decisions that could have resulted in earlier detection and exposure of SBSA crimes and debt that are still concealed by Australian governments and news media.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Ltd. News media, Australian government(s), law enforcement, prominent member of the legal profession, politicians & political parties knew that State Bank of SA [with illegal “Off Balance Sheet” entity ‘Kabani’ being a small part of the debt] had lost many billions of dollars of public money including that lost with its involvement with the Marino Rocks marina development & its developers, and have as their objective, ensuring that the public never know of details of that taxpayer debt and their incompetence, maladministration, crimes and corruption.

Rupert Murdoch, his Australian news media, politicians, governments, law enforcement authorities and the Australian legal profession gain the benefit of concealing their incompetence, maladministration and crimes, by the use of deceit while continuing to extract the greatest benefit for themselves from taxpayers.

Note that the newspaper article published 2 October 1990 headlined “State Bank silent on mystery firm” refers to ‘The Advertiser’ being “unable to find out anything about ‘Kabani’, why it was formed or what it does.” and “the reasons for Kabani’s existence remain a mystery.” and “The opposition reiterated yesterday that it would continue to seek full details of the origins of Kabani and its financial dealings.” and The Premier, Mr Bannon, told parliament last month that Kabani had assets of $100 million and shareholders’ funds of $10,000.”

Former SA Premier/Treasurer John Bannon who either lied to state parliament or inadvertently deceived parliament, is now the Hon Dr John Bannon AO Chairman of the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council & refuses to clarify the issues of his apparent deception of SA Parliament or state if he can or cannot remember the news articles published (e.g. headlined “Billion Dollar Bailout” & many others) while he was SA Premier/Treasurer, that have been erased from public records.

18 December 1990 Burloch tax problems – withdraws from Marino Rocks marina development.

On the 18 December 1990 Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper published a news article under the headline “Marino Rocks project tenderer to face court over tax liabilities”. By political writer Rex Jory

The news article (far from the front page) is somewhat subdued, indirect & incoherent in its message. It states;

Confusion surrounds the future of the proposed 400-boat marina at Marino Rocks because of an application for the winding up of a Victorian company involved in one of the tender bids.”

The Australian taxation Office is seeking the order in the Victorian Supreme Court, following the alleged non-payment of about $150,000 in tax by Group Securities Pty Ltd., formerly known as Burloch Group Holdings Pty Ltd. The Liberal Member for ‘Bright’, Mr Matthew, said yesterday that before last year’s state election, the government announced that the Burloch Group would finance the Marino Rocks project.”

SA Premier/Treasurer John Bannon’s response through an unidentified spokesman was “Burloch had been one member of the Burloch Glenvill consortium which proposed a marina at Marino Rocks. He said the Burloch Glenvill group did not own any land on which the proposal was based. Two other South Australian based groups had also expressed interest in similar marina proposals at Marino Rocks but none, including Burloch Glenvill, had received any level of commitment from the government except that their proposal would be considered. The project that Mr Burloch had been involved in had never been approved. Principals of the Melbourne based Glenville Group had recently written to Environment and planning Minister Susan Lenahan expressing continued interest in the project. She had urged the Group to maintain its interest provided it could fulfil criteria set down last year by the Government. In September 1989, Mr Bannon said the Government would not give approval to any group until it could demonstrate it owned the land, had environmental clearance and the financial capacity to carry out the work.”

It is understood that Mr Burloch, the principal of the former Burloch Group of Companies, is no longer directly involved with Victorian consortium. “ Later the news article also says;

Mr Mathew said the case against Group Securities, formerly Burloch Group Holdings, was due to be heard in the Victorian Supreme Court on January 30. “The notice of motion states that the company cannot pay its debts,” Mr Mathew said.

1991 January – In January 1991 lawyer Richard John (law firm Duncan, Groom & Hannon) demanded & received $600- from me to continue with my Workcover (SA workers compensation) claim -Bates versus SBSA. I have no doubt that Richard John’s intention was to have me discontinue my claim against the State Bank of SA – rather than pay him $600- and give up my opportunity to, in recorded sworn testimony, describe my experiences while employed & give an account of the SBSA maladministration information (“Off Balance Sheet” Kabani details & debt still concealed) that motivated my former employer’s harassment & abuses in my workplaces. [I gave my sworn testimony in July 1991 – I was to discover that it was edited from the records of proceedings of the forum in which I gave it]

1991 – During the first two months of 1991 the first of Adelaide SA ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper articles indicating a SA state financial problem with SBSA appeared as a front page newspaper article headlined “Billion Dollar Bailout”. That news article has been erased from the publicly accessible Australian library records of newspapers published. A front page news article dated 11 February 1991 headlined “Taxpayers rescue bank”, published a few days after the “Billion Dollar Bailout” headline, is now, according to the altered records, the first indication of the State Bank of SA having any financial difficulties.

11 February 1991 The amended (altered) records of Australian newspapers published that are sold by Australian public libraries as archives of newspapers published still has within them as published on

11 February 1991 page 6 of Adelaide’s News Ltd.’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper (file ’11 Feb 1991 pg 6 SBSA’ – with a news article headlined “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” (that was published on paper in early 1991) that has within it, references to previously published news articles headlined “State Bank loans setback”, “58 firms in State Bank web”, “our companies in the red – State Bank” and within the text references to previous news articles regarding SBSA “Off Balance Sheet” (OBS)companies. The news article ““Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” text does infer but does not specifically state when the articles were published. I know that they were not published before the January 1991. They do not now appear as published on any date at all, according to the records of Australian newspapers published sold as archives by Australian state and national public libraries (the fake newspaper archives) even though the news article headlined “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” must be considered as evidence that they were published at some point in time. The text of the news articles states;

Dec 5 The bank admitted the group had 58 off-balance-sheet (OBS) companies, not 4 as people had at first been lead to believe. Mr. Clark said the OBS companies had assets of $358 Million, against liabilities of $267 Million. Fifty-three of the companies were associated with Beneficial.

Mr. Clark appealed to the Opposition not to politicise the bank.

Dec. 7 – The bank changed its story and admitted that the OBS companies were not in the black as first claimed but $31 million in the red.

December 8 The Advertiser revealed many of the off-balance-sheet companies might not qualify as such because they were subsidiaries and therefore should have been included in the group balance sheet from the day they were created. It also revealed that the way some of them were structured, they could be used to hide losses and bad loans.

December 11 – The bank was revealed as part of a four-bank consortium owed a total of $1.2 billion by the collapsed Fairfax media empire. The state Bank’s exposure was the least of the four banks.

The latest doubtful debt came on top of exposures to the National Safety Council (Victoria), Equiticorp, the Chase Corporation, Girvan, Quintex, the Hooker Group and $180 million exposure to the troubled Adsteam Corporation – to name just a few.” ………… and later in the article;

December 13 – The Premier, Mr. Bannon, in a ministerial statement to parliament, said the State Bank no longer knew what constituted an off-balance-sheet entity and therefore did not know how many it had. He said the reason for the confusion was new accounting standards which had yet to be interpreted.” (End of text of news article)

This newspaper articles reference to “December 13 – The Premier, Mr. Bannon, (in a) ministerial statement to parliament” referring to the “confusion” over “what constituted an off-balance-sheet entity” was never previously mentioned in any news article published by ‘The Advertiser’ or broadcast by news media and has never been referred to since these news articles of 11 February 1991. The Australian Securities Commission (ASC now ASIC) appears never to have pursued issues of any associated ASC reporting requirement accounting improprieties and illegalities.

This newspaper article headlined “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” (file ’11 Feb 1991 pg 6 SBSA’ is still preserved within Australian public libraries record) also has a section that refers to, in arranged cut-outs of headlines of the previous weeks, “State bank in Loans setback” by David Hellaby, “58 Firms in State Bank web” *and “Our companies in red – State Bank” by David Hellaby, that have no reference dates to when they were published. ‘The Advertiser ‘newspaper articles headlined referred to above are not now within Australian and foreign public library records of Australian newspapers published that are sold as authentic archives. Text within the newspaper article refer to previous news articles published and states :

In December the debate boiled over: December 5 – The bank admitted the group had 58 off-balance-sheet (OBS) companies, not four as people had first been led to believe. Mr Clark said that the OBS companies had assets of $359 million, against liabilities of $267 million. Fifty-three of the companies were associated with Beneficial. Mr. Clark appealed to the Opposition not to policies the bank. Dec 7 – The bank changed its story and admitted the OBS companies were not in the black as first claimed but $31 million in the red. December 8 – ‘The Advertiser revealed many of the off-balance sheet companies might not qualify as such because they were legally subsidiaries and therefore should have been included in the group balance sheet from the day they were created. It also revealed that the way some of them were structured, they could have been used to hide bad debt and losses.” (The references to December 8 was never published at any time – the references to the news articles now referred to as published on December 5 and December 7 were published but not on those dates& not before January 1991) These news articles do not now appear in any publicly accessible (library) records of Australian newspapers published and have been erased from those records.

These news articles refer to State Bank of SA “Off Balance Sheet” debt that is now public debt never accounted for that relates to the Marino Rocks marina development & developers concealed relationship to SBSA and the concealed debt of William Turner.

The news articles published (& the fake – public libraries version) make no reference to the front page news article headline “State Bank $200 Mill. Loan to Equiticorp NZ” published May 1989 that has also been erased from public library records of newspapers published. * My recollection was that the article “58 Firms in State Bank web” was published in January 1991 and definitely after the December 1990 (Christmas – New Year) front page news article announcing that Terry Groom MP had been appointed as SA government minister by Premier/Treasurer John Bannon which has also been erased from public library records of Australian newspapers published.

Evidence of crimes and corruption

The above text of the news article “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” still preserved within Australian public libraries records is evidence of news articles that have been published. The fact that these news articles are missing from the publicly accessible records demonstrates the corruption of those records. File ‘Pg 7 SBSA 11 Feb 1991’ –

Page 7 news article of 11 January 1991 with headlines “ ‘Deep-seated woes’ blamed on recession” by journalist jenny Turner and news article headlined “How SA will fund bank’s rescue” not attributed to any journalist refer to

“ ‘Deep-seated woes’ blamed on recession” quotes SBSA Chairman (also BFC & “Off Balance Sheet” ‘Kabani’ Director) David Simmons –        (text below is as published)

“He said “management problems” and the fact that the State Bank board had been supplied with “inaccurate and/or deficient’ information were also to blame.”

‘He said that the government had placed $970 Million in a special account available to be drawn upon against future losses for the group.’   “The group’s ultimate call upon these funds may be a lesser amount and actual losses may not be realized for some time.  Under financial arrangements, the group will repay the State Government from future profits” he said.

Mr Simmons said the independent review by J. P. Morgan into the group’s lending procedures and practices had prompted a full review of the bank’s operations. The review found non-accrual loans – non-performing loans from which the bank makes no money – could reach $2.5 billion.

He said the rapid rise in non-accrual loans had several causes.”    And

“The full extent of the consequences have come to light only in the last few weeks, following the J.P. Morgan review.

“Additionally, other management problems have become evident.

“The handling of some of the group’s acquisitions was not of an acceptable standard.

“There were, in some cases, shortcomings in due diligence processes, which failed to identify faults in the acquired companies, with the result that the management was too slow to take effective control.

“The weaknesses that have now been exposed did not develop recently. They were a legacy of the group’s entry into the wholesale lending markets at a time of continuingly rising asset prices in the second half of the 1980’s.

“The risk profile of the group was, in hindsight, unwise, but this was disguised by the benign economic conditions of the day.”

Mr. Simmonds said the bank’s problems had emerged at “such a pace that it had been difficult for the management and the board to identify and control them.”

“It is apparent that the board’s ability to oversee the effect of management decisions has been clouded from time to time by information, that with the benefit of hindsight can now be seen, was inaccurate and/or deficient.

“As a result the board and the Government were not at all times fully informed.

“The board regrets that the Government was placed in this position.

“The problem loans covered by the Governments assistance are predominantly within the corporate division of the bank and Beneficial Finance Corporation.”

He said the steps in place to restore the bank’s performance included:

SPECIAL measures to get the best recovery of non-performing loans.

ACCELERATION of a lengthy and complex overhaul of the entire credit processes.

DEVELOPMENT of new strategies and a review of all operations to eliminate those activities not capable of achieving acceptable profits.

A MAJOR cost-reduction program to optimise the balance between income and expenditure.

A FOCUS on portfolio structuring to minimize risk.

“Intensive management effort” would be directed into rebuilding the bank’s major subsidiary, Beneficial Finance, with the motive of improving its performance.

Page 7 news article of 11 January 1991 with headline “How SA will fund the bank’s rescue” that is not attributed to any journalist reads             (Text below is as published)

“Internal juggling of the State government’s assets has enabled it to free up the $970 million used to rescue the bank.”

“Mortgages belonging to the Housing and Construction Department have been “sold” to the South Australian Government Financing Authority (SAFA) for the sum required. “

“The mortgages were lent by the Government under the HomeStart” (rest of sentence illegible on scanned copy)

“The funds raised have been placed into a special account, known as the State Bank of South Australia Asset Valuation Reserve Account, at the State Treasury.  Already $500 million has been paid” (rest of line is illegible on scanned copy) “account will be supplemented as needed. A State Bank advisory group, consisting of bank chairman Mr David Simmons, chief executive Mr Stephen Paddison, under-treasurer Mr Peter Emery and the crown solicitor Mr Brad Selway will supervise the work necessary to ensure the structure and operation of the bank is correct.

“The ongoing cost to the government is in servicing nearly $1 billion it has now made available to the bank.”

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http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/the-best-i-could-do-was-not-good-enough/story-e6frebt3-1111118975187The best I could do was not good enough’ published 27 Feb 2009 An interview with SA former Premier/Treasurer [until September 1992] John Bannon- refers to an understated “$3 billion” debt to SA. Mr Bannon says “It was certainly a public matter and so it should have been,” Bannon says. “There was no point in hiding or minimising what was an acute situation.” “I wasn’t interested in writing memoirs or tedious explanations or defences of my record,” he says. “I don’t think that’s the place of someone who has been in public life. Many see it as their duty but the end result is unfortunately often self-serving, defensive and not terribly enlightening. Better for others to comment and probe.”

In 2011  former South Australian Premier and Treasurer John Bannon historian and archivist [Dr John Bannon AO Adjunct Professor of the Adelaide Law School] was appointed  Chairman of the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council. http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/law/2011/05/31/the-hon-dr-john-bannon-newly-appointed-chair-of-the-national-archives-of-australia-advisory-council/  “Dr Bannon joins the Adelaide Law School Dean, Professor John Williams, as a member of the Advisory Council”

Historian John Bannon and Adelaide Law School Dean, Professor John Williams both refuse to indicate their recollection of events of Adelaide’s history that occurred when John Bannon was SA Premier/Treasurer, the bankruptcy of the State Bank of South Australia [‘Billion Dollar Bailout’ front page newspaper headline erased] and the NCA bombing murder of a policemen and news media reporting of them.

After the 1991 disclosure of SBSA’s bankruptcy the SA government announced that there would be a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the mismanagement of the State Bank of SA that would disclose how billions of dollars was lost & where it went.

That the State Bank of South Australia Chairman of the Board of Directors David Simmons – also a Director of Beneficial Finance Corporation (BFC wholly owned by SBSA) & a Director of ‘Kabani’ (disclosed as “Off Balance Sheet” of SBSA/BFC) – had overseen the SBSA Board’s last ever decision to grant themselves unlimited taxpayer funded legal representation while he claimed to have been provided with information that “was inaccurate and/or deficient” & was potentially facing criminal charges (& would need to appear before the Royal Commission inquiry into the SBSA), but was appointed to a “State Bank advisory group” to manage “the State Bank of South Australia Asset Valuation Reserve Account” (the bailout funding) would seem extraordinary, but it was never questioned in any news media.

Within a few months the terms of reference of Royal Commission into SBSA mismanagement were changed. It would not investigate & publicly disclose how the billions of dollars were lost & where it went. The SA Auditor General was instead to produce a secret report purportedly accounting for SBSA’s losses that became taxpayer debt. Over several years fifty million dollars was consumed by the SBSA Royal Commission that eventually concluded that “stupidity was not a crime”.

It is inconceivable that Chairman of the Board of SBSA (Director of BFC & “Off Balance Sheet” ‘Kabani’) David Simmons and others including SBSA chief executive Mr Stephen Paddison, SA Premier/Treasurer John Bannon, SA Shadow Treasurer Stephen Baker MP and Adelaide’s News Ltd. news media did not know of and failed to understand that the State Bank of SA was bankrupt and had ever increasing bad debt liabilities concealed by ever increasing valuations of assets (that were in fact liabilities)long before the February 1991 announcement of the need for a SA taxpayer bailout to save the bank.

My sworn testimony erased from records of proceedings July 1991

July 1991 In July 1991 I gave my sworn testimony to Workcover Review (Bates versus SBSA). After having waited for more than two years I gave my sworn testimony (recorded by court reporters Sparks and Cannon) and referred to the harassment & abuse that I received in the SBSA workplace. When I began to refer to the still as yet not publicly disclosed loans to & questionable SBSA relationships with the developers of the Marino Rocks marina, William Turner & Alan Burloch & SBSA’s ownership of their companies, lawyer for the SBSA Tess Carabelas began to hammer her pen on the table & shout “objection”. The Sparks & Cannon court reporter employee running the tape recorders could hear something through her headphones but at first appeared not to know what it was and did not react. She looked up & saw the SBSA lawyer, appeared to recognise her behaviour as a signal and began to press buttons on the 2 recording machines, one being reel to reel the other being overlapping dual cassettes.

The law firm Duncan, Groom and Hannon (ALP politicians – Terry Groom MP was a SA government Minister) had appointed “an independent barrister” named David Bamford to purportedly address the problem of a conflict of interest in representing me, knowing that I intended to refer to the never publicly disclosed SBSA/BFC [“Off Balance Sheet” Kabani) links & bad loans related to the Marion Rocks marina development. David Bamford later during 1992 said that he could recall my sworn testimony referring to the workplace abuse I received that I understood was due to my expressing my concern over SBSA’s questionable corporate loans and marina development ownership arrangements. Bamford claimed that the information wasn’t irrelevant so the editing of my sworn testimony was reasonable & acceptable. Law firm Duncan, Groom and Hannon, lawyer Richard John, barrister David Bamford and the WorkCover Corporation all claimed not to know how I could access the record of proceedings at which I had given my sworn testimony. (see March 1992 below for my access to the false records of proceedings)

I lodged a complaint with the SA Legal Practitioner Complaint Board (SALPCB) over the ‘conflict of interest’ of Duncan, Groom and Hannon’s, lawyer Richard John’s & barrister David Bamford’s representation of me & their apparent involvement in editing (falsifying) the record of my July 1991 sworn testimony & claims to have lost my documentation that was never returned. As a result DGH was eventually forced to repay me $600- Richard John had demanded & received from me.  The SALPCB (administrators Matthew Young & Margaret Bonesmo) ignored the ‘conflict of interest’ issues of DGH within my complaint.

When attempting to retrieve documents I had provided to lawyer Richard John & Duncan, Groom & Hannon I received two letters claiming, 1. that they had been lost and 2. that they were then found and returned as enclosures to their DGH correspondence. There were no ‘enclosures’ to DGH correspondence to me, as claimed. File names ‘DGH.R.John 7.11.91 doc.s lost’ & ‘DGH.R.John 19.3.1992’ SA Police refused to allow me to report solicitor Richard John’s fraud of receiving money from me by the use of deceit.

6 March 1992 – In the first few days of March 1992 a SA WorkCover (Workers compensation administration organisation) employee informed me that I could listen to the recording of the July 1991 WorkCover Review hearing at which I had given sworn testimony. On the 6 March 1992 I listened to a Sparks & Cannon court reporters tape recording, purportedly said to be an accurate record of my sworn testimony given in July 1991. The recording was not an accurate account of what I had said. There was only one set of tapes, the overlapping cassettes set – that did not overlap & not the larger reel to reel tape that was intended to continuously record the entire proceedings to ensure that everything was recorded. Any transcript of proceedings was worthless to me. My attempt to obtain my sworn testimony account of my experiences while employed by the State Bank of SA had failed and had become an experience of the corruption and crimes of my legal representatives.

Within a week of my March 1992 discovery of the editing of my July 1991 sworn testimony I lodged a complaint with SA’s WorkCover Corporation. While delivering my letter of complaint to WorkCover’s Adelaide Weymouth Street office I saw the burnt out upper floor of an office building very nearby on the same street. It took me a few seconds to realize that it was the remains of the 2 March 1992 National Crime Authority (NCA) bomb blast crime site where NCA Police Officer Geoffrey Bowen had been killed & another NCA employee had been badly injured. Adelaide is a small, quiet city. Australia had never before experienced any crime such as this bombing murder of a federal law enforcement officer. For several weeks the event was front page news of newspapers and the main story of television news. Adelaide newspapers reported the arrest of the alleged bomber & his name Dominic Pere, within weeks of the police officer’s death.

WorkCover, after several months, eventually advised me that they considered there to be “Insufficient justification for further investigation” of my complaint of the editing of my sworn testimony given in July 1991.

After discovering that my sworn testimony of July 1991 had been removed from the records of proceedings of the Workcover Review hearing I sought the assistance of the SA Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission [SA HREOC is of the Australian federal HREOC] and was interviewed by HREOC Officer Gordon Nuttall whom I recognised as being employed by the State Bank of SA [Saving Bank of SA] while I was employed as a SBSA bank officer. Gordon Nuttall was the bank’s Australian Labor Party liaison for the bank. As a SA HREOC Officer he advised me that the HREOC would not assist me in regard to my sworn testimony being removed from the records of proceedings of the July 1991 Workcover Review hearing. [Gordon Nuttall of SBSA’s management and the SA HREOC is the same Gordon Nuttall MP for the Queensland electorate of ‘Sandgate’ elected 19september 1992 & Minister for Health from February 2004 until July 2005 when he began to be investigated for crimes of corruption for which he was eventually jailed.

During early 1992 when it appeared that details of SBSA bankruptcy SA public debt & associated crimes was unlikely to ever be publicly disclosed, I contacted Adelaide News Ltd. ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper journalist David Hellaby who had written news articles concerning SBSA’s bankruptcy and “Billion Dollar Bailout” by taxpayers. I expected that he could discover & expose the SBSA Kabani – Marino Rocks marina developers – William Turner – connection & associated public debt. I suggested that “he should if he could, view the bankruptcy file for Marino Rocks marina developer William Turner”. He said that he would. In early July 1992 I again contacted Hellaby to ask if he had done so. He said that he had & he was interested in further talking to me. I invited him to my home. He said that he could speak to me at my home on Monday 13 July 1992. I was interested in knowing what he had discovered, assuming that he was now aware of William Turner’s SBSA connection & debt.

June 1992 On the 22 June 1992 I lodged a complaint with the SA Police Complaints Authority (PCA) concerning SA Police refusal to allow me to report solicitor Richard John’s fraud of having received money from me by the use of deceit, the editing of my July 1991 sworn testimony given to Workcover review & Workcover’s refusal to investigate it. (see file letter ‘PCA 2.11.1992’)

On the night of Friday 10 July 1992 at 8-00 PM a SA police officer young constable (one of my stalkers of previous years) came to the front door of my home by himself. He reluctantly came inside after very loudly acting with the obvious intention of having me demand that he leave, to which I insisted that he come inside and explain why he was there. He identified himself as Police Constable Les Shearn and claimed to have come to my home by himself to “conduct a search for guns”. Being by himself & having no authorisation to search my home (a search warrant), I requested that he leave, telephoned his police station, explained the circumstances to a police officer identified as Sargent Coxhead & had the Sargent speak with the police constable, after which the PC hung up the telephone and consented to leave my home. I immediately again telephoned the police station to seek an explanation for what was clearly not a SA police authorised attendance at my home. Within 2 minutes of PC Shearn leaving there was another knock at the front door of my home, I excused myself from the phone keeping the line connected and answered the door.

The constable had returned with several people, some being stalkers of previous years, who forced their way inside. The leader of the gang said that “It was suspicious that I had refused to allow PC Shearn search my home for guns so he was therefore justified in using his general search warrant to enter my home & conduct a search”. The ‘Home Invaders’ scattered throughout my house but did not enter the one room where my mother was and in which I had placed the pet dog (a small/medium size terrier) which, if they had entered, would have attacked them. I found two of the ‘Home Invaders’ in my bedroom in the possession of a bag of my documents which I then took from them and placed in the room protected by the dog. I was later to discover that the ‘Home Invaders’ had stolen every State Bank of SA letterhead document that they could find. Documents given to the SA PCA relating to my June 1992 complaint to the SA Police Complaints Authority had been stolen.

The ‘home invaders’ came upon some cannabis when searching my home & very reluctantly provided me with a receipt. The person in charge (said he was Detective Dunstan – later identified in 1994 as Detective Grant Gittos) said that I wouldn’t be charged with a crime if I didn’t lodge a complaint with the SA Police Complaints Authority (SA PCA). I was forced to sign a hand written statement (written by Constable Shearn who was left handed) while a large aggressive man stood over me with a large black torch making threatening gestures, before a more senior police officer (unidentified & in a more elaborate uniform) arrived who was clearly angered by the ‘Home Invaders’ actions – the ‘Home Invaders’ behaviour indicated they knew that they were caught committing crimes & acting corruptly – before they all consented to my demands that they leave my home.

More detail of the 10 July 1992 ‘Home Invasion’ will be posted to a future blog.

13 July 1992 – I had no SBSA letterhead documentation to show journalist David Hellaby when he came to my home the following Monday 13 July 1992. When I met Hellaby I asked him what he had discovered about William Turner’s bankruptcy file. He said that “it was the most amazing document that he had ever seen” & “the bankruptcy file referred to “Turner’s $30 Million debt but gave no information identifying his creditors”.

My later further inquiries to the Victorian* bankruptcy court confirmed that William Edward Turner’s bankruptcy file 1085 of 1990 began on the 6 July 1990 (to end 6 July 1993) & indicated a $30 Million debt with no reference to his creditors. [The Victorian* bankruptcy court at first refused to speak with me without my providing a bankruptcy file number – I obtained the file number & its start date 6 July 1990 from a helpful SA bankruptcy court employee who clearly had not been instructed to deny inquirers information. It seems she may have had access to a computerized national network of information.]

July 1992 – On 21 July 1992 I returned to the SA Police Complaints Authority office to lodge another complaint. During September 1992 I received another late night visit from two people claiming to be SA Police Officers named Tank & Strange who claimed to be investigating my SA PCA complaints. The officers were unavailable for any, more reasonably timed, daytime contact. The PCA later gave me verbal advice that Tank & Strange had written a secret report exonerating SA Police from any impropriety.

I requested that the SA Police Complaints Authority provide me with copies of the tape recorded interviews (& documents that I had provided) that were the records of my complaints on 22 June 1992 and 21 July 1992. The PCA in a letter dated 2 November 1992 claimed to have used “defective” recording equipment during those interviews, despite the PCA officers having in my presence checked that their recording equipment was working prior to the interviews taking place. (see letters ‘PCA 2.11.1992’, ‘PCA SAPOL IIB Tank Strange 13 Aug 1997’ & ‘PCA 30.3.2005.Wainwright’)

After receiving the SA Police Complaint Authority (PCA) letter dated 2 November 1992) claiming to have used “defective” recording equipment to accept my complaints of 22 June 1992 and 21 July 1992, I wrote to SA Police Commissioner David Hunt & SA Minister for Police Kym Mayes MP requesting that they acknowledge the letter’s existence, the impropriety & maladministration of the PCA the letter indicates & other related issues of crimes, corruption & maladministration.

After having received no responses I made further telephone inquiries & requests that they respond. I was arrested (misuse of a telecommunications device –a commonwealth offense) for allegedly making an unspecified threat to a staff member employed by Police Minister Kym Mayes, and in February 1993 arrested for ‘Threaten Life’ of Police Commissioner David Hunt during November 1992. SA Police Commissioners (David Hunt until Sept. 1996 & Mal Hyde since then) & other authorities have never acknowledged that PCA correspondence. The arresting officer was always the same person (stalker/home invader) later in 1994 identified as Detective Grant Gittos who never had any interest in questioning me. I was allowed bail until trial. I was in 1993 convicted of ‘misuse of a telecommunications device’ after a federal prosecutor gave testimony on behalf a staff member of Police Minister Kym Mayes’s office. I was allowed bail and not until mid-1994 did I go to trial for ‘Threaten Life’ of SA Police Commissioner David Hunt.

May – June 1993 – During May of 1993 I received a summons to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates’ court on a charge of ‘possess cannabis’ in June 1993. After receiving the summons I had an interview with lawyer Diana Dibden of the law firm Johnson, Withers and Spoon explaining my experiences while employed as a bank officer, the bank’s relationship to marina developers & associated debt that became public debt, the July 1991 editing of my sworn testimony, the ‘Home Invasion’ theft of SBSA letterhead documents, the claims of the SA PCA to have used “defective” recording equipment to accept my complaints of June & July 1992 & the magistrates court charge for which I had received a summons to appear in court in June 1993. Ms Dibden advised me that she could assist and required me to pay $500- so that her law firm’s representation of me could be considered official. I soon later had a second interview at the law firm’s office with a large aggressive man who advised me that Johnson, Withers and Spoon would not assist me but was to keep the $500 I had paid, as payment for the two interviews. The man’s aggression and behaviour gave me the impression that he was a police officer.

June 1993 As the issues of the 10 July 1992 ‘Home Invasion’ theft of SBSA letterhead documents, the subject of a July 1992 complaint to the PCA, were unresolved despite claims of a secret police report exonerating all police from any impropriety, & the ‘Home Invaders’ thieves were still unidentified, I refused to enter a plea before Magistrate Gurry, whom indicated that he considered that to be a plea of not guilty.

The trial was to proceed requiring that the ‘Home Invaders’ to appear, identify themselves and testify. Purported SA police officers who were people who had never been to my home, testified that they were those who had performed a search of my home for guns on the night of 10 July 1992. They committed perjury.

Under my cross-examination a young man claiming to be named Les Shearn demonstrated that he was right handed (Constable Shearn of 10 July 1992 was left handed) as he attempted to reproduce the signature on the receipt that I had been provided. He testified under oath that he had been at my home by himself & unarmed for the purpose of searching for guns. Magistrate Gurry gasped, said “What, you were there by yourself” then intervened and testified on behalf of the witness, but his words were not included on the courts transcript of proceedings, 9 pages of which I had purchased at $9- per page. I have only managed to retain two pages of the transcript (‘PC. Shearn.pg.27.June1993’ & ‘PC.Shearn.pg.28.June1993’ appear below). of June 1993, the rest along with many copies of the full 9 pages have been stolen.

I provided the transcript of testimony (the relevant 9 pages) that described dangerous and illegal acts that are not within SA Police procedure, to the PCA during June 1993. My complaints of 1992 that had been investigated by SA Police officers John Tank and Lyn Strange were re-opened in June 1993. SA police and the SA Police Complaints Authority continued to refuse to communicate with me.

In September 1993 ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper published a newspaper article headlined “Pro-Image Studios another Director Charged” referring to William Edward Turner being charged by the Australian Securities Commission (ASC) with multiple financial crimes.

The news article has since been erased from Australian state and national public libraries records of Australian newspapers published but when I in late 2004 discovered that those records had been falsified (news articles published erased) I in 2005 requested the ASC provide me with a copy of the ASC press release on which it was based (I assumed it likely existed) & the ASC sent me a copy of their ‘Media Release dated 27 September 1993 ASC ref. ASC 93/225’ & written (letter) confirmation of the ASC criminal charges against William Turner being dropped in November 1995.

The information that the ASC charges were dropped in November 1995 was published in ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper but has since been erased from records of newspapers published that are accessible by the public & fraudulently sold as authentic ‘archives’ of newspapers published.

Only by my in September 1993 & November 1995 reading information published in News Ltd.’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper was I aware of it and knew to ask the ASC (since renamed the Australian Securities & Investment Commission ASIC) for a copy of the Press Releases relating to Pro-Image Studios Ltd. and Director William Turner. ‘Media Release dated 27 September 1993 ASC ref. ASC 93/225’ (obtained in 2005) and ‘Media Release dated 10 November 1995 ASC ref. ASC 95/177’ (copy obtained 2015) appear below. [files ‘ASC 93-225 27 Sept 1993’ & ASC 95-177 10 Nov 1995’]

October 1993 – On about the 20 October 1993 I had a telephone conversation with DGH solicitor Richard John & informed him that I had recently accessed SA Legal Services Commission documents that indicated DGH had received payment from the LSC for a service that he had later demanded & received payment from me. I requested that he co-operate with exposing the facts of my sworn testimony of July 1991 being erased from the record of proceedings. Within 10 minutes of that conversation I had SA police forcing their way into my home & arresting me for threatening to kill Richard John. They were the same SA police officers whom had stalked me for many years, the arresting officer being (identified in 1994 court appearances as Detective Grant Gittos) the same person in charge of the 10 July 1992 ‘Home Invasion’ when SBSA letterhead documents related to my complaint of June 1992 to the SA Police Complaints Authority (PCA) were stolen. The most senior of the three police officers knocked himself unconscious when he accidently walked face first into the edge of my front door as we were departing, because he was more intent on giving me a difficult time rather than watching where he was going while I was attempting to avoid being marched into the edge of the front door of my home.

From about 20 October 1993 to 1 December 1993 I was detained at Adelaide’s Remand Centre (ARC) police & court bail having been refused for a charge of ‘threaten life’ of Richard John. During November 1993 I received a visit at the ARC from SA Police who charged me with a third count of ‘Threaten Life’ of an officer of the SA United Trades and labour Council (UTLC).

On 1 Dec. 1993 I was transported to Adelaide’ ‘Yatala’ Maximum Security prison & held in ‘E’ Division’s two person jail cells. I was held at Yatala prison for 4 weeks from 1 Dec to about the 28 Dec 1993 when I was returned to the Adelaide’s Remand Centre until the 4 January 1994 when I was allowed bail, this time unopposed by SA Police and SA DPP.

In mid-December 1993 an Australian/Italian (“Calibres”) man named Saverio (Sam) Catanzaretti arrived in the jail cell to start a 2 week sentence for illegal gambling (running a card game) at his coffee shop club. Within an hour of his arrival in the jail cell he had a visit from a very friendly senior ranking prison officer who had a more elaborate uniform than I’d seen before.

The prison officer said “Sam are you alright? Is there anything I can do for you, anything that I can get you?”

Sam replied “Nah, I’m alright.”

When I later asked Sam “how he knew this man and why was he so friendly?”

Sam replied that “he knew most of the prison officers from when he was a kid visiting his father who was sentenced to 10 years in jail for growing marijuana”.

Sam’s angry expression as he remembered his childhood prison visits to his father was very obvious. He hated law enforcement officers.

During the next few days Sam offered me a job selling amphetamines, claimed to be a close associate of the March 1992 Adelaide NCA bomber Dominic Pere, said he had “police working for him”, disclosed the motivation for his gang’s murder of the NCA police officer killed by a bomb in March 1992 & details of crimes/police corruption motivating the gang to kill the policeman, claimed to be Italian/Calibres mafia [‘Ndrangheta – which I had no interest in learning how to pronounce], said that his wife’s surname was Trimboli before they were married (& said they had a young son), said that the body of 1970s murder victim Donald Mc Kay “was in the river”, and later accused me of being an informer & threatened to kill me.

NCA officer Geoffrey Bowen (Adelaide March 1992 NCA bombing murder victim) was killed because he failed to comply with the agreed terms of his corruption after he had accepted money (to inform if the 1988 Hidden Valley NT cannabis crop had been discovered) from his eventual killers. Alleged NCA bomber Dominic Pere (in December 1993 not yet having gone to trial) and Saverio (Sam) Catanzaretti were in the late 1990s eventually convicted of the 1988 Hidden Valley NT cannabis crop. The newspaper article (about 3 sentences) reporting their 1988 Hidden Valley NT cannabis crop convictions cannot be located in the (now known to fake) newspaper archives & appears to have been erased from the publicly accessible records. Australian police refuse to indicate/confirm that they were convicted & if so when. SAPOL claims that “Dominic Pere and Saverio Catanzaretti are entitled to privacy concerning their criminal convictions”.

When Catanzaretti claimed to be a close associate of the NCA bomber & disclosed their motivation for killing NCA officer Bowen – Sam: “We paid the NCA $30,000 for the Hidden Valley crop” (said when we discussed growing marijuana) Me: “The NCA?, You don’t trust that bunch of assholes, let me guess, he took your money & arranged for you to be arrested.” Sam “So we blew him up”. – I told him to shut up & that I didn’t want to know his business.

I could at the time believe that he was lying & trying to big-note himself in a jail environment. When I was absent from the jail cell to vote in the December 1993 SA state election, Catanzaretti was suspicious that I was a police informer “working for Moribito”& said you “better be straight”, “If you’re not straight you’ll be floating down the river”. Lying or not, I wanted nothing to do with this piece of human trash, but in jail it’s necessary to get along with fellow inmates.

Saverio (Sam) Catanzaretti after about 12 days confinement in a two person Yatala (Maximum security) prison cell with me, was transferred to Mobilong (Medium Security) prison to complete his short (2 weeks) prison sentence. (see file ‘Meeting Catanzaretti prison Dec 1993’ for details’) I was returned to the Adelaide Remand Centre late in December.

On 4 January 1994 I was allowed bail by Judge Christopher Legoe, on this occasion unopposed by SA Police & prosecution authorities.

January 1994 –During January 1994 the alleged Adelaide NCA March 1992 bomber Dominic Pere (named 2 weeks after the March 1992 Adelaide NCA bombing) was named in front page news (‘The Advertiser’ newspaper) as having been arrested for tens of millions of dollars of amphetamines. A photograph of two of his co-accused arrested was published with pixels concealing their faces because a temporary suppression court order prevented them from being identified. That January 1994 news article published on the front page of the ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper has been erased from publicly accessible records. Two weeks later the suppression order expired and they were named as “Francesco (Frank) Bagyo Carbone” (Frank Carbone) & “Severio (Sam) Franceso Catanzariti”. [see file ‘Carbone Amphetamines 10 Jan 1996 pg 1’ below – the date of this copy of the news article from the records of Australian public libraries is false] – The photograph is a smaller lighter version of the larger photograph published in January 1994 (since erased from records) with pixels concealing the faces of Carbone and (Severio/Saverio Catanzariti/Catanzaretti . The larger photograph published with pixels appeared to have been taken at night [the previous night] when they were arrested. From what Yatala Prison cell Sam Catanzaretti (prison cell spelling) had said to me during December 1993, he was obviously the same person referred to in the January 1994 news articles and at least a lot of what he had said during jail cell conversations was true.

The newspaper article (file ‘Carbone Amphetamines 10 Jan 1996 pg 1’) headlined “Court told of phone calls ‘Fears’ for drug case witness” that is now within publicly accessible records as published in January 1996, refers to Frank Carbone & gangster ‘Lieutenant’ of “(the man’s)” “(the man whose name remains suppressed)” “Severio (Sam) Catanzariti”, was published on paper in January 1994 within a month of my being in Yatala prison with Sam. The photograph published in January 1994 was not of sufficient quality for me to identify Frank Carbone as my stalker (with his associates) throughout the late 1980s. [From photographs of Carbone published in July 1995 I was able to recognise & identify Frank Carbone as my stalker] The “(the man’s)” “(the man whose name remains suppressed)” was Dominic Pere who was named as being arrested for the March 1992 NCA bombing within weeks of the event and the only person to be named at the time of the arrests for amphetamines in January 1994.

During the 1994 trial for amphetamines it was disclosed that the amphetamines were “cooked” by investigators of the joint SA Police/NCA investigation into the March 1992 bombing murder of NCA Officer Geoffrey Bowen. The police had damaged (contaminated) red phosphorus used to manufacture amphetamines to cause the crime gang to obtain more that might be linked to the source of red phosphorus used in the bomb that killed NCA Geoffrey Bowen in March 1992. Dominic Pere was convicted for the amphetamines but Catanzaretti and Carbone were “acquitted”, according to newspaper reporting.

March 1994 During March 1994 I appeared in the SA District court before “Judge Bruce Lander” represented by LSC funded lawyer Stephen White for an “arraignment hearing” before going to trial on a charge of ‘Threaten Life’ of lawyer Richard John. After appearing, entering a plea of ‘not guilty’ and having my words “These allegations that I have threatened anyone are false and these proceedings are intended to threaten, intimidate and discredit me over my attempts to expose issues of State Bank of SA impropriety and debt concealed” recorded by the court reporter, Judge Lander found I had a case to answer and would go to trial.

I was provided with a copy of the transcript of proceedings. That transcript was the first & only one that was ever provided to me at no cost & without my requesting it. It did not include my words that I had seen being recorded. Lawyer Stephen White advised me that only an appearance before Judge Lander could review and correct the inaccurate transcript of proceedings. Another hearing before Judge Lander was arranged. On the day of the “arraignment hearing” I could see from the expressions & manner in which defence lawyer Stephen White & SA DPP Prosecutor Phil Crowe were acting that something was not right. The proceedings before “Judge Lander” were a badly acted charade. At the second appearance before “Judge Bruce Lander” he said that “Yes”, you did say that”. He made no order for the transcript to be amended. The message intended for me was that what I said under oath was irrelevant, court transcripts were under the control of others who were corrupt, & who decided what was said in court & had the transcript to prove what was or wasn’t said.

Defence counsel lawyer Stephen White advised me that the SA Dept for Public Prosecution (SA DPP) was offering a “Plea Bargain”. “If I was to enter a plea of guilty on two charges of ‘Threaten Life’ they would drop a third charge of ‘Threaten Life’ for the UTLC officer”. I refused the offer.

At my first trial of 1994 I appeared charged with ‘Threaten Life’ of SA Police Commissioner David Hunt. The Commissioner’s secretary Christine Whitford claimed that she had received a telephone call from me in which I said I was going to “Cut off the Police Commissioner’s head”. Previous magistrate’s court pre-trial documents referring to a charge of ‘endanger life’ (now changed to ‘threaten life’) referred to Whitford’s claim that I had said “Chop off the Police Commissioner’s head”. I did in late 1992 have several telephone conversations with Whitford referring to my unanswered correspondence requesting that Police Commissioner Hunt acknowledge the Police Complaints Authority’s claim to have used defective recording equipment in June & July 1992 to accept my complaints, in their letter dated 2 November 1992. (see file ‘PCA 2 11 1992’)

The jury, although instructed by the judge to find me guilty, smelt a rat, saw two prosecutors trying to convict me but no defence counsel & saw my surprise and concern that no-one was prepared to ask me questions while I was under an oath to tell the truth. The jury refused to convict me and came back as a ‘Hung Jury’. The decision was reported in ‘The Advertiser’ much less prominently than the trial itself when the newspaper used the words of the prosecutor in headlines, falsely attributing them to me. The trial cost me $5000- discounted from $50,000-. The SA Legal Services Commission placed a lien on the title deed of the home to ensure that the debt was paid.

About a week before the retrial, lawyer Stephen White approached me in the street near my house and told me that Australian criminal law had no such thing as a “Plea Bargain”. I already knew that the terms “Plea Bargain” & “Arraignment Hearing” were American (US) terminology popularised in television dramas. What was offered to me wasn’t even a “plea bargain” in the USA. In Australia a US ‘Arraignment Hearing’ is known as ‘Committal proceedings’.

Stephen White when he approached me in the street near my home was acting in a provocative manner & appeared to want me to assault him. I smiled & left him there.

At the re-trial I represented myself rather than have a corrupt lawyer working to convict me. The Judge was from the beginning doing his best to assist the prosecutor to convict me and hinder my defence.

I cross-examined SA Police Commissioner David Hunt’s secretary Christine Whitford while she was under oath. Her evasive manner & discomfort in committing perjury in claiming I had made a threat & that she could not recall the content of what she agreed were our many telephone conversations (during which I referred to my unanswered correspondence that included reference to the PCA’s letter claiming to have used “defective” recording equipment), was obvious.

The Judge prevented me from giving unhindered sworn testimony in my own defence by his constant interruptions and then in summing up, instructed the jury to convict me. The jury’s decision of a guilty verdict was not unanimous. The transcript of the Judge’s summing up was nothing like what he had said. An appeal was possible if leave to appeal (requiring the transcript) was granted by the court within two weeks. The transcript was not available for three weeks. The trial and verdict was not reported by any news media.

On 3 August 1994 (my 37th birthday) I was on trial as a self-represented person on charges of ‘Threaten Life’ of lawyer Richard John and ULTC officer Kevin Purse (whom I had never met or spoken to). I had subpoenaed Barrister David Bamford to appear to be cross-examined regarding his employment by lawyers Duncan Groom and Hannon to represent me. He confirmed that I had contacted him over my July 1991 sworn testimony given to Workcover Review, that I had under oath referred to SBSA’s connections to the Marino Rocks marina development & that he was aware that my testimony was not on the record of the proceedings. His stuttering evasions were not very helpful to me & gave the appearance that I was a bully.

I cross-examined lawyer Richard John who reluctantly confirmed that he had obtained money from me that he was forced to repay. His testimony that it was a result of a computer generated letter demanding money from me, was perjury which could be proven as such. The “computer generated letter” did not exist.

Under my cross-examination of SAPOL Officer Grant Gittos, his testimony (in chief) regarding his positioning when departing my home after arresting me, which he had carefully made notes of, was shown to likely be perjury. He had, from behind, witnessed SAPOL Mullins knock himself unconscious against the edge of the heavy front door of my home, because Mullins was mostly intent on giving me a difficult time rather than watching where he was going. Gittos could not remember why he considered the making of notes of his positioning when departing my home was noteworthy. The judge assisted him by stating that “he couldn’t remember and it didn’t matter”.

Concerning the third charge of ‘Threaten Life’ (UTLC Kevin Purse), a UTLC employee when cross-examined, disclosed that SA Police had encouraged & assisted her to decide what to put in her statement and that a man named “Alan Bates” (?) had telephoned to say he was going to kill UTLC Officer Keven Purse. The poor woman didn’t know what was going on & was easily led by police but not easy to coach & manipulate for her court appearance.

While I gave my sworn testimony I carefully watched the court reporter recording my words as I described the SBSA relationship to Marino Rocks marina developers, specifically referring to the SBSA’s payments to Turner and Burloch’s companies through ‘Kabani’ & attempted to explain Richard John’s motivation for falsely claiming that I had threatened to kill him. I was constantly interrupted by the Judge.

The Judge in summing up again demanded that the jury find me guilty on all counts.

The jury returned a verdict of guilty of threatening Richard John as a majority verdict not a unanimous decision & the unanimous decision, contrary to the judge’s instructions, of not guilty of threatening UTLC officer Kevin Purse.

The UTLC Kevin Purse threat trial was previously offered by the SA DPP to be dropped as the “Plea Bargain” conditional of my guilty plea to the two other charges. The DPP knew that a successful prosecution even with their corrupt methods was unlikely. My successful defence as an unqualified self-represented person suggests police & prosecution impropriety in bringing the matter to court. News media failed to report any of the (2 charges combined) trial.

The transcript of proceedings was nothing like what was said during the proceedings. My testimony, the testimony of police, the judge’s summing up and the testimony of Richard John referring to having obtained money from me that he was forced to repay did not appear in the transcript. I was sentenced on all charges of which I was found guilty, on the same day as the trials of 3rd August 1994. I received a two year suspended sentenced conditional on my performing 100 hours of community service work & to be of good behaviour.

In mid-August 1994 less than two weeks after my trial, a front page (‘The Advertiser’ newspaper) news article, that included a photograph of lawyer Richard John, referred to his entering a plea of guilty to fraud charges that were not specified in the news article. The name of his law firm was suppressed from publication. That news article has been erased from publicly accessible (Australian library) records of Australian newspapers published.

In December 1994 Richard John was sentenced to two years jail for defrauding his law firms clients of what was said to be $70,000. The sentence was suspended conditional on a good behaviour bond and Richard John was struck off the register allowing him to work as a lawyer. The SA DPP successfully appealed the suspension of his jail sentence and he did do six months in prison before being paroled. A news article dated 6 December 1994 referring to Richard John being sentenced to jail is said to still exist within publicly accessible Australian library records of newspapers published.

During 1994 I was required to perform community service work under the supervision of (the retired) Judge Christopher Legoe who had allowed my bail on 4 January 1994. I worked clearing the rubbish from, and gardening (removing weeds) of the historic Mitcham Cemetery supervised by Christopher Legoe the Chairman of the Mitcham Cemetery Restoration Committee. Christopher Legoe later in 1995 returned to work as a SA Supreme court judge. I provided my Community Service Work Supervisor Christopher Legoe with a basic one page account of William Tuner’s debts to SBSA & the State Bank of SA’s ownership of companies involved with William Turner but did not have any opportunity to discuss it or anything else with Mr Legoe.

During 1995 (April or May 1995) I returned home during the daytime to find 2 uniformed SA police constables in my backyard. I recognised the man as PC Les Shearn the ‘Home Invader’ of the night of 10 July 1992 [the original left-handed Les Shearn not the right handed purported PC who gave testimony – perjury – in court in June 1993]while the Woman PC was unknown to me. They claimed to be looking for a lost child. They did not identify themselves but when I asked the male PC “And you are?” he replied “Mergatroyed”. The WPC consented to leave when I requested that they do so but PC Les Shearn/Mergatroyed refused to do so. The WPC and I waited in the street where she radioed for assistance that arrived within a few minutes and the PC Mergatroyd /Shearn was escorted from my property. It appeared possible that something of my complaints to SA’s PCA of July 1992 that was said to be re-opened in June 1993 was being investigated. PC Sheran/Mergatroyed [who had been to home by himself in July 1992]looked anxious, agitated & a little freaked-out while he was armed with a hand gun and refusing to leave my home, when I with the Woman Police Constable left to wait in the street for assistance.

During July 1995 ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper published newspaper articles dated 13 July 1995 headlined “Private eye raid legal, court rules” & 29 July 1995 headlined “Investigator on corruption charges” both with a photograph of Frank Carbone. From the photographs I recognised Frank Carbone as my stalker (doing surveillance or there to intimidate me) from late 1986 to the early 1990s with whom I saw him with his stalker associate from the late 1980s (SAPOL officer/Home Invader 10 July 1992 identified as Detective Grant Gittos during trials in 1994) – see file ‘Carbone July 1995’.

It seemed likely that this person was the same Frank Carbone who was arrested with Sam Catanzareti & (alleged) NCA bomber Dominic Pere in January 1994. The news article of 29 July 1995 stated that Frank Carbone & co-accused SA police officers were charged with corruption offences as a result of investigations into complaints lodged with the Police Complaints Authority in June 1993.” “When police arrested the three officers in April, they also raided Mr Carbone’s Prospect business Eagle Investigations, and seized a large quantity of documents and computer files.” “After a lengthy court battle, Justice Legoe ruled that some documents were professionally privileged and others were not.”

SA Police and the SA Police Complaints Authority continued to refuse to have any communication with me concerning my June 1992 & July 1992 complaints that I had lodged with the SA PCA that were re-opened in June 1993 when I provided 9 pages of the transcript of magistrates court proceedings of perjured testimony of SA police describing illegal & dangerous acts that were clearly not within police policy & procedure.

November 1995 During November 1995 ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper published two newspaper articles that referred to;

1. SA state Treasurer announcing an unexpected improvement of $20 Million to the state’s finances (was it SBSA bad debt recovered by the SA Assets Management Corporation SAAMC [debt associated with William Turner?] was the obvious question) with his statement that he “would disclose the origin of the $20 Million improvement in a couple of months’ time” and

2. Australian Securities Commission charges of financial related crimes against William Edward Turner being dropped. The November 1995 ASC Press Release to which this news article (since erased from publicly accessible records) relates, appears below. It had taken more than two years from William Turner being charged – September 1993 charges relating to crimes of 1988, during which time he had been in and out of bankruptcy 6th. July 1990 to 6th July 1993 (not when as reported in Adelaide News Ltd. on 5th October 1989) – before he in November 1995 appeared for a committal hearing at which it was decided not to proceed.

South Australian & Australian federal Ministers (Prime Ministers, Premiers and Attorney Generals) of governments of both political parties including the state MP for my SA electorate of ‘Waite’ Shadow Treasurer Stephen Baker MP refuse to allow any communication with me on these issues.

These two newspaper articles published [SA Treasurer Stephen Baker’s announcement of a $20 Mill. Improvement to SA state finances & Turner’s ASC charges being dropped] have since been erased from Australian state and national public library records of Australian newspapers published. They are two of the many newspapers articles published that have also been erased from the public records.

1996 January[The fake, altered version of the existing records of newspapers published] See above reference to January 1994 for information relating to the altered false version of the news articles headlined “Court told of phone calls ‘Fears’ for drug case witness” (referring to the arrest for amphetamines of Carbone and Catanzareti) and the newspaper fake ‘archive’ copy appearing below, to assist your understanding of how and why the records of newspapers published have been altered.

Considerable effort had been made to threaten, intimidate and discredit me because of the need to conceal crimes and corruption concerning State Bank of SA bankruptcy public debt of which I was aware. I could not therefore be presented as a credible witness on the December 1993 prison cell disclosures relating to the bombing murder of a police officer, while being said to be unreliable regarding my claims of SBSA bankruptcy public debt detailed by me in sworn testimony, being corruptly concealed with my sworn testimony twice [July 1991 & August 1994] being edited [erased] from the records of proceedings in which I had given it.

Public disclosure of NCA officer Geoffrey Bowen’s killers’ motivation for his murder was not an acceptable option for law enforcement authorities who would have their claims of integrity & credibility destroyed. Public consideration of better alternatives to the present law enforcement control of the Australian illegal drugs trade [from which violent criminals had become wealthy & able to corrupt law enforcement authorities] had to be avoided.

South Australia has a long history of police officers selling illegal drugs. SA police head of the Drug Squad Inspector Barry Moyse for many years, purportedly without the knowledge of others, was stealing and selling heroin, amphetamine & cannabis court exhibits of drugs cases, obtained from the SA police highly secured area they were kept, before eventually being convicted and sentenced to 20 years in jail.

1996 January – On 20 January 1996 a front page news article was published in ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper headlined “Police out for revenge on sleuth, court told” not attributed to any journalist. The news article (file ‘Carbone sleuth 20 Jan 1996’) was published after NCA Bomber Pere, Catanzaretti & Carbone went on trial for amphetamines for which they were arrested in January 1994, with Pere convicted but Carbone & Catanzaretti acquitted. This news article published 20 January 1996 refers to & names Private Investigator Frank Carbone & co-accused on amphetamine charges in the present tense as if still facing the amphetamine charges even though their court trials on those charges were over and complete. The NCA bomber was yet to go to trial for the murder of Officer Bowen.

This news article seemed very strange, vague & even incoherent when I read it, when it was published in Jan. 1996. The reader discovers on page 2 of the news article that it’s about a bail application for Frank Carbone with the words “Applying for bail, for Mr Carbone,” & the article ending with “Justice Matheson refused bail and remanded Carbone in custody until next month”.  The Nothing of Carbone’s appearance in court “next month” was ever published. The news article doesn’t specifically state for what charges Frank Carbone is seeking bail but any reader following newspaper reporting of Carbone’s arrests and trials would assume it was for the corruption charges he faced with co-accused SA police officers. Amphetamine charges for which he had been acquitted were irrelevant.

That Carbone was in 1996 facing trial for corruption charges is quite clear. A bail application while he was facing both corruption charges with co-accused police and amphetamines charges with his co-accused associates of the organized crime gang members accused of the bombing murder of a policeman would have been pointless because bail would never be granted in such circumstances.

The news article starts with the words;

“Police mounted an undercover operation against a Private Investigator as an “act of revenge” for his client getting off a serious criminal charge, a court heard yesterday.”

The “client” is not named & the “serious criminal charge” is not specified in the news article. We may speculate that it might be the amphetamines charges for which Carbone and Catanzaretti had already be acquitted & that Catanzaretti was Carbone’s “client” but the articles words “In one case the Director of public prosecutions had decided not to proceed against one of Carbone’s clients” suggest otherwise. Carbone and Catanzaretti had been “acquitted” (as in not guilty) of amphetamine charges for which the SA DPP did proceed.

The news article states; “The 34 year old father of 3, of Prospect, is charged with five other men with conspiring to manufacture a prohibited substance at Angle Vale on January 4.”

(The year 1994 when they were arrested for amphetamines is not mentioned. The “manufacture a prohibited substance” sounds like it must be amphetamines – no other news had been published/broadcast disclosing Carbone’s’ and associates’ arrests for drugs of any other kind.)

“The other men are Francesco Trimboli, 67, his son, Antonio Trimboli, 41, a relative, Severio Antonio Trimboli, 39, Severio Franceso Catanzaretti, 28, and another man whose identity is suppressed.”

[NCA bomber Dominic Pere who was the only person named when the gang were arrested in January 1994 is not mentioned although he was the only person referred to as being convicted when they (Pere, Carbone & Catanzaretti – those with surnames ‘Trimboli’ weren’t ever previously mentioned) went to trial for amphetamines that during the trial were said to have been “cooked” (manufactured) by SAPOL/NCA joint investigators of the Adelaide NCA bombing]

The news article by an unnamed journalist also states;

“The prosecution alleges the men set up a laboratory to make 45.5 kg of amphetamines, with a potential street value of $40 Million.” – A front page of Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ with a news article headlined “$40 Million amphetamine conspiracy” was published in January 1994 when alleged Adelaide NCA bomber Domonic Pere (named), Frank Carbone & Saverio Catanzareti were arrested in January 1994. It has since been erased from publicly accessible records of newspapers published & has not been re-inserted for a later date like the March 1992 NCA bombing [changed to March 1994] and the January 1994 arrests for amphetamines [changed to January 1996] have been.

The news article that was published in January 1996 continues;

“In other evidence, the Supreme Court was told undercover police and a police informant, known only as Miss X, were “cooks” in the amphetamine factory and staged a mishap in the laboratory the day before a raid by STAR Division officers.” (This is old news from 1994)

“The mishap resulted in the men allegedly involved in the drugs operation attempting to obtain red phosphorus, which is used to make amphetamines and bombs.”   Continued page 2

“Applying for bail, for Carbone, Mr Doug Wardle said his client had run his own private investigation business for 14 years, was highly regarded and used by defense lawyers.       This was his specialty… there are two cases in which he has been engaged which are of some importance: the NCA (National Crime Authority) bombing case and the Hidden Valley (cannabis crop in the Northern Territory) case Mr Wardle said.   In one case the Director of public prosecutions had decided not to proceed against one of Carbone’s clients.  Since Carbone had acted for this client he (Carbone) had been subjected to a “series of raids and arrests” that related specifically to that client.      Mr. Wardle said police had mounted an undercover operation against Carbone – codenamed Operation Arba – “to try to set him up as an act of revenge in retaliation for what he had done for (the client)”

The news article refers to “an undercover policeman calling himself Dominic Morabito” “who had taped most of their conversations, continued to contact Carbone, attempting to engage him in criminal activities, such as taking part in drug crops, buying surveillance equipment and supplying chemicals.” ……..     Mr Wardle said “But he (Carbone) did nothing whatsoever that was unlawful.”

“Mr. Wardle said Carbone denied the allegations against him and the case raised three issues: how far the police should be entitled to go to trap a citizen, the credibility of Miss X, and that nothing could have been made at the laboratory unless it was made by the undercover police or Miss X.”

“Opposing bail, prosecutor Jeff Powel said taped conversations involving Carbone were “not simply conversations” but indicated there were surveillance techniques being used against the undercover police, that Carbone had an inclination to destroy evidence, that he was prepared to “stand over” people, and that he could contact “rouge” police.   Most alarming was Carbone allegedly telling Morabito how he had threatened a witness in another case.”

The caption under the front page photograph of Frank Carbone reads “Frank Carbone: charged with making amphetamines” which was true but doesn’t mention that he (with Saverio Catanzaretti) had gone to trail and had already been acquitted.   Carbone was when this 20 January 1996 news article was published, facing corruption charges with SA Police co-accused. (see below ref. to ‘Carbone SAPOL Tank Strange 22 May 1997’ for further information)

Note – NCA bomber Domonic Pere and Saverio Catanzaretti were both later (ten years after 1988) convicted of the 1988 Hidden Valley NT cannabis crop that is referred to by Carbone’s barrister during the bail application referred to in the news article of 20 January 1996. Adelaide’s News Ltd.  “The Advertiser’ newspaper news article published (of about three sentences in length) that referred to Pere’s & Catanzaretti’s conviction for the 1988 Hidden Valley NT cannabis crop, reported that Catanzaretti entered a plea of guilty & received a 2 year suspended sentence but Pere went to trial was convicted & sent to prison. The news articles cannot be found in records of newspapers published. It appears to have been erased from publicly accessible library records.

Years later the SA Police claimed that “Catanzaretti and Domonic Pere are entitled to privacy regarding their criminal convictions” and refused to confirm or deny that they were convicted of the 1988 Hidden Valley NT cannabis crop that was, according to Catanzaretti in December 1993, the motivation for killing (Adelaide SA NCA bombing) NCA police officer Geoffrey Bowen.

1996 On 2 February 1996 (file ‘Gittos SAPOL 10.2.1996’) ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper published a small news article under the headline “SA urges forgiveness for policeman” referring to Detective Grant Gittos having recently celebrated the arrival of the New Year by repeatedly firing his handgun into the air in the heavily populated beachside suburb of Glenelg. The Magistrate after describing Detective Gittos as “dedicated, hard-working and an ‘enormous asset to the South Australian police’ “and “hoped that Gittos’s position within the police force was not “diminished in any significant way”, without recording a conviction fined him $200 plus court and prosecution costs.

Gittos (his name unknown to me until 1994 court appearances) was an associate of Frank Carbone [both were my stalkers] and in charge of the 10 July 1992 ‘Home Invasion’ theft of State Bank of SA letterhead documents that was being investigated by SAPOL Internal Investigation Branch as a result of the June 1993 re-opening of the June & July 1992 complaint to the SA Police Complaints Authority.

1996 – On 14 February 1996 I had a conversation with Andrew Anastasiades of the South Australian Assets Management Corporation (SAAMC – the ‘bad bank’ with SBSA’s bankruptcy debt) and discussed the issues of SBSA’s connection to the Marino Rocks marina, the related public debt never accounted for & never publicly disclosed, and the related crimes being concealed. I received a letter from SAAMC (file ‘SAAMC.14.2.1996) referring to the conversation. It was clear from the conversation that SAAMC’s Andrew Anastasiades saw the problem as my knowing details of these issues of SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” debt of ‘Kabani’, and that that the debt details & associated crimes were being concealed.

The author, Andrew G. Anastasiades Head of Treasury and Finance SAAMC, was well aware of the SBSA connection to the Marino Rocks marina and related debt and was most concerned that I was aware of it. The letter states that the issues we discussed were “transferred” “to the South Australian Crown Solicitor” “for his response”.    The office of the SA Crown solicitor would certainly have been aware of these issues from its 1991 involvement with the ‘State Bank Advisory Group’ (news article headlined ‘How SA will fund bank’s rescue” ’ file ’11 Feb 1991 pg 7 SBSA’) managing the first $500 Million of taxpayer funds for the SBSA bailout with fellow ‘State Bank Advisory Group’ member Chairman of the SBSA Board & Director of SBSA “Off Balance Sheet” ‘Kabani’, David Simmons.

1996 – After being convicted for amphetamines “cooked” by police investigators, alleged Adelaide NCA bomber Dominic Pere went on trial for the 2 March 1992 Adelaide NCA bombing murder of NCA officer Geoffrey Bowen. Considering what Catanzaretti had said to me during December 1993 jail cell conversations & that so much of what he had said was shown to be true, I was pleased to see Pere go to trial for murder.

A week before the murder trial started I received a telephone call from a man who claimed to be a SA police officer who asked me “What do you known about the NCA bombing?” That he was a SA police officer and if so, was he honest and working for the common good of SA citizens or working for the crime gang who killed Bowen, was by no means certain. I declined to have anything to do with him. Pere had been arrested years earlier, so police obviously had evidence to convict him & didn’t need my help. After I had that telephone conversation I considered the possibility that the December 1993 conversation I had had with Catanzareti, who was obviously under investigation at the time, were recorded by police investigators.

In about April 1996 Dr Howard Gorton whom I had since June 1989 consulted every six weeks, installed movement detectors at his consulting rooms & said that he had had a burglary. From that time in 1996 he would not or could not re-supply with me with (copies of) documents I had over several years given him and discussed with him, after copies of those documents had on many occasions been stolen from my home.

In about April/May 1996 the SA dept. for Correctional Services (DCS) claimed that my Community Service Work Supervisor Christopher Legoe was an inadequate supervisor of my community service work that was a condition of my suspended sentence, that they were refusing to recognise the work I had done, that I was in breach of my suspended sentence conditions and that I must therefore return to prison for two years.

I was summoned to appear in court before Judge Robin Millhouse. When told (by my cross-examination of DCS employees) that my community service work supervisor had provided inadequate supervision, Judge Millhouse indicated that he was aware that Christopher Legoe was my supervisor, without that information being presented to him in court. Judge Millhouse said “What, wasn’t this man’s community service work supervisor His Honour Christopher Legoe?” The DCS employee in the witness box said “Yes”. Judge Millhouse ordered the SA dept. for Correctional Services (DCS) to allow me to do further community service work which I did under unpleasant conditions.

In July 1996 the DCS again claimed that I was in breach of my suspended jail sentence conditions & I again received a summons to appear in court before Judge Millhouse on 1 August 1996. On that day Judge Millhouse ordered my return to jail & I was from the time of that court appearance transported to & detained at Adelaide’s Yatala jail ‘E’ Division.

After the first sleepless night of 1 August 1996 I was on 2 August woken from sleep at 6-00 PM, hand-cuffed and in darkness taken to an unidentified section of the prison. I was given no information & while dressed in a canvass smock & naked from the waist down, placed in jail cell ‘G401’ with a concrete bed with blood & faeces stained canvass bedding. For 3 days (the first full day was 3 Aug 1996 my 39th birthday) I was subjected to sleep deprivation (a close by cell door constantly slammed & I was also woken up with water sprayed over me when I fell asleep) & not given any food, but had tap water available to me. After three days I was ordered to place my hands through the small hole (‘trap’) in the door & a man* opened a pocket knife & made gestures to cut my wrists.

(* This man was not a prison officer. They are comfortable & confident in their work surroundings.) There may have been some doubt that I had recognised him. The door was a minute later opened so I could properly view him. I recognised him as a man who had frequently come to the front door of my home claiming to be a Jehovah Witness & on each occasion asked by me not to return – on the last occasion that he came to my home claiming to be a Jehovah Witness I asked him where the closest ‘Kingdom Hall’ was, he didn’t know and said “I think there might be one down Morphettvale”. When at Yatala, he cowered – unlike a ‘Yatala’ ‘G’ Division prison officer – when I stared at him.

After three days in solitary confinement I was taken to a cell in the prison infirmary & fed. I later discovered that ‘G’ Division was ‘Yatala’ prison’s solitary confinement punishment section. I was later detained in ‘B’ Division with no access to direct sunlight for about three weeks, and later transported to ‘Mobilong’ medium security prison.

In September 1996 a page of a newspaper with a newspaper article referring to SA Police Commissioner David Hunt having resigned [retired] and Police Commissioner Mal Hyde being appointed, was placed in my Mobilong medium security jail cell in my absence.

I was later (mid – 1997) to discover that the trial for murder of the March 1992 NCA bomber was during September 1996, ended with a ‘nolle prosequi’ court order (on application by SA DPP Director/Prosecutor Paul Rofe QC) after testimony given by a Yatala prison officer, that he had seen the bomber buying the bomb parts, was proven to be perjury. Prison employment records, presented to the court by the NCA bomber’s defence counsel, indicated that he was at work on the day he claimed to be shopping & had seen NCA bomber Dominic Pere. News media never explained the requirements of the ‘nolle prossequi’ court order postponing the trial. While 14 years later reading a book on crimes committed in Ireland & court cases abandoned with a ‘nolle prosequi’ court order, I discovered that the restart of the trial would require all of the testimony so far given, even that proven to be perjury, to be again presented to new jury.

October 1996 During October 1996 while in Mobilong prison I was finally able to contact a lawyer named Jon Lister, who arranged for an appeal of the Judge Millhouse decision to return me to jail, and a successful bail application in October 1996. Lawyer Lister employed barrister Christopher Kourakis to appear with me in court before three judges, one of whom was Judge Margret Nyland.

February 1997 In February 1997 the August 1996 decision of Judge Millhouse was overturned. I never met Jon Lister (but gave him documents – left at his office) & only saw barrister Kourakis in court. Chris Kourakis was appointed a Queen’s Counsel within a year, soon became SA Solicitor General & was appointed Chief Justine of the SA Supreme Court a few years later. These appointments were made by SA’s Attorney General who had been made aware of SA/Australian crime & corruption issues I was trying to have acknowledged but who had refused to allow my communication with him. I had ensured that Lawyer Lister and Barrister Kourakis were aware of the issues of State Bank of SA bankruptcy public debt & associated crimes I had been trying to have addressed. I was told that the grant of legal aid (from SA Legal Services Commission) was for the appeal of the August 1996 decision & that there was no grant of legal aid to assist me for any other matters. The Chief Justice of the SA Supreme Court is, like SA Judges whom the alleged NCA bomber appeared before, SA politicians & law enforcement, aware of crimes and corruption concealed, the deception of the public and the conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

In March 1997 the first newspaper article (‘The Advertiser’ journalists Sylvia Kriven) referring to the Adelaide SA NCA bombing being an event of 2 March 1994 (not 2 March 1992 when it occurred) was published in the back pages of ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper. I attended the consulting rooms of Dr Gorton, provided him with that newspaper article, requested to be able to discuss it with him and he asked me to wait a few minutes while he finished some work, so he could then see me. Within two minutes a Police officer arrived and I was escorted from the premises. Psychiatrist Dr Howard Gorton had with me, witnessed the events I had experienced while I consulted him from June 1989 to October 1996 at which time he advised me that he was no longer prepared to allow me to consult him.

1997 After, in mid-1997, discovering the trial for murder of the Adelaide NCA bomber had been abandoned during September 1996 with a ‘nolle prosequi’ order successfully sought by Paul Rofe QC Director of the SA Dept. for Public Prosecution (SA DPP), I did during 1997 have many telephone conversations with SAPOL Major Crime Taskforce including SAPOL officer Paul Shramm & from mid-1997 to mid-1998 I had many conversations with SAPOL Chief Superintendent Bartlett, officers of the SA DPP and eventually SA DPP Director Paul Rofe (see file ‘SA DPP Rofe 15 Feb 1999 misleading’) disclosing the details of the December 1993 Yatala jail cell conversations that I had with Saverio (Sam) Catanzaretti while I was held in Yatala maximum security prison, bail having been refused until 4 January 1994.

SAPOL Officer Bartlett eventually justified SAPOL’s refusal to allow me to provide a formal statement because “the December 1993 Yatala prison cell conversations I had with [NCA bomber ‘lieutenant’] Catanzaretti (prison cell spelling of name) could not be relevant to the later March 1994 NCA bombing murder of Geoffrey Bowen”. He & other SAPOL officers refused to provide written confirmation of SAPOL’s decision not to allow me to provide SAPOL with a statement concerning Catanzaretti’s December 1993 prison cell disclosures concerning the murder of police officer Geoffrey Bowen.

When SAPOL officer Bartlett eventually claimed that the Adelaide NCA bombing was an event of 2 March 1994 I went to the State Library of SA archives of newspapers published, viewed the microfilm records and discovered that the newspaper reporting of the March 1992 Adelaide NCA bombing, the January 1994 arrests of Catanzaretti, Dominic Pere & Frank Carbone & the reporting of their trials for amphetamines had been altered to a 2 March 1994 for the Adelaide NCA bombing and January 1996 for the arrests for amphetamines.

In 22 May 1997 ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper on page 6 published a news article headlined “Judge accuses anti-graft police of ‘cover-up, lying’” (journalist Fiona Clark) in which Judge Nyland accused SAPOL officers Inspector John Tank and Detective Sargent Lyn Strange of corruption & lying to the court regarding their search of the office of Private Investigator Frank Carbone & the seizure of documents related to police corruption & the crimes that Carbone & co-accused SA Police officers had been charged with.

The original news article published on paper had no photographs, did not include the sentence “Carbone sold his business in October 1992 and it was from the new owner that about 9000 files were seized in early 1995.” When I discovered the altered ‘archived’ version of this newspaper article I could see from the photographs of Inspector John Tank and Detective Sargent Lyn Strange that they were the same people who had come to my home late at night during September 1992 claiming to be investigating my June and July 1992 complaints to the SA Police Complaints Authority.

Judge Margret Nyland’s words published in the original version of this news article, “It must be assumed that police expected to receive a benefit from providing Frank Carbone with secret police files” have been removed from the new, false version of the newspaper article that is within the fake records of Australian newspapers published fraudulently sold by Australian state and national public libraries as newspaper archives.

The new version of this May 1997 news article (file ‘Carbone SAPOL corruption May 1997’) is similar to the original published & while not specific in disclosing what SA Police IIB Officers Tank & Strange said to the court that was misleading and corrupt, does still convey the message that criminal charges of corruption against Frank Carbone & co-accused SA Police officers cannot continue because evidence was obtained illegally by SA Police officers Tank & Strange. No investigations into SA Police corruption regarding these corrupt SA police investigations into SA police corruption were ever reported by Australian news media. It appears that no investigation into the corruption of Tank & Strange was ever conducted.

The sentence absent from the original published but inserted into the new version for the fake records kept within Australian libraries “Carbone sold his business in October 1992 and it was from the new owner that about 9000 files were seized in early 1995.” is not consistent with the July 1995 newspaper reporting published 29 July 1995 (file‘Carbone July 1995’) under the headlines “Investigator on corruption charges” (‘The Advertiser’ journalist Police Reporter Nick Papps) that states the investigation into Frank Carbone & corrupt police began as a result of investigations into complaints lodged with the Police Complaints Authority in June 1993.” “When police arrested the three officers in April, they also raided Mr Carbone’s Prospect business Eagle Investigations, and seized a large quantity of documents and computer files.” “After a lengthy court battle, Justice Legoe ruled that some documents were professionally privileged and others were not.”

According to the July 1995 news article (file ‘Carbone July 1995’) Eagle Investigations is said to be Frank Carbone’s Prospect business when it was “raided” when documents & files were “seized” “as a result of investigations into complaints lodged with the Police Complaints Authority in June 1993”. There is no mention of Carbone having sold his business in October 1992. Carbone was the owner of Eagle Investigations in 1995. Any new owner would have demanded ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper retract and correct any false information published that would have been detrimental to the business, as an association with a police “raid” & corruption charges would have been.

June 1997 – After my further attempts at telephone communication with the SA Police Complaints Authority it was clear that the SA PCA and Police Internal Investigation Branch had every intention of concealing SA Police corruption relating to Frank Carbone and his co-accused police associates.

On 29 June 1997 I wrote to SA Police Internal Investigation Branch and the SA Police Complaints Authority regarding the unresolved issues of my June 1992 & July 1992 complaints lodged with the SA PCA that were re-opened in June 1993 after it was claimed that SAPOL officers Tank & Strange had written a secret report exonerating SA police of impropriety. SA Police officers Inspector John Tank and detective Sargent Lyn Strange had now themselves been accused of being corrupt. I included a copy of the original newspaper article headlined “Judge accuses anti-graft police of ‘cover-up, lying’” in my correspondence.

I received a reply to my letter dated 29 June 1997 that included a copy of the news article dated 22 May 1997 headlined “Judge accuses ant-graft police of ‘cover up, lying”.

August 1997 SA IIB Commander F G Edwards acknowledged my correspondence in a letter dated 13 August 1997 & referred to an investigation that “cannot commence until the judicial process in which the Tank/Strange judgement was given has been finalised.”, noted that I had also sent the same correspondence to the SA PCA, that the PCA “had already raised a file into that matter” Commander Edwards letter stated that “the Authority will, as required, advise of the outcome of that investigation”. The SA PCA has never acknowledged my correspondence to the SA PCA. (see file ‘PCA SAPOL IIB Tank Strange13 Aug 1997’)

The letter from SA Internal Investigation Branch Commander F G Edwards was the first indication that my complaints to the SA PCA involved Frank Carbone and his corrupt SA Police associates.

With no attempts by the SA PCA and SAPOL IIB to contact me, I later made a further telephone inquiry to SA Police Internal Investigation Branch concerning these issues and I was told that the “SA Police Officer now in charge of SA Police IIB was Commander Tank” and the threat “We know where you live” was made.

1997 – In about September of 1997 A full front page news article published in Adelaide’s News Ltd.’s afternoon daily tabloid newspaper the ‘News’ referred to Ian Gilfillan MP (Australian Democrat political party) having committed fraud by claiming expenses for living in his Kangaroo Island electorate when he was residing in his Adelaide Eastern suburbs home. No other news media, even the morning daily broadsheet format News Ltd. newspaper ‘The Advertiser’, made any mention of Ian Gilfillan’s alleged crime of fraud of his electoral expenses. The matter was never heard of again.

1998 January – During January 1998 I had telephone conversation with officers of the National Crime Authority [NCA], including a Mr Peter Lamb NCA General Manager Operations, describing SA and Australian national crimes & law enforcement corruption concerning the State Bank of SA & the crime gang terrorist Adelaide bombing murder of NCA officer Geoffrey Bowen. I provided details of the December 1993 jail cell conversations that I had with Catanzaretti [Catanzareti] during which he disclosed his crime gang’s motivation for killing Geoffrey Bowen. Within a week I received a letter dated 28 January 1998 from P. J. Lamb NCA General Manager Operations [file ‘NCA Lamb 28 Jan 1998 NCA bomb’ NCA national Office Sydney] acknowledging I had contacted the NCA, but making no reference to the conversation that I had had with him [P. J. Lamb]& the information that I had provided. The letter from NCA officer Lamb states;

I refer to your representations to the Adelaide and Melbourne offices of the National Crime Authority.

The matters raised by you do not fit within the role of the National Crime Authority. You will recall that this was explained to you by officers of the Adelaide and Melbourne Offices recently.

However, you should raise these matters with the relevant authorities in South Australia.”

The NCA was established by Australia’s federal government to investigate Australian organised crime. The investigation into the March 1992 Adelaide SA bombing murder of NCA officer Geoffrey Bowen, during which undercover police investigators (seconded from Victorian state police) “cooked” amphetamines for officer Bowen’s crime gang killers, was a joint SA Police / NCA investigation. The investigation failed to detect that the prosecution’s witness, an Adelaide prison officer was, according to Yatala Prison employment records, at work on the day that he claimed to have seen the bomber buying the bomb parts. The NCA and SA Police are of course well aware of the bomber’s motivation for killing NCA officer Geoffrey Bowen, and are together with Australian news media involved in conspiring to conceal that police [NCA] corruption related motivation for the bombing. Their cooperative efforts are an organised criminal conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Murder victim Geoffrey Bowen’s NCA employment record ended on 2nd March 1992 when he was killed, two years before the new & false date of 2 March 1994 to which his death was changed after the September 1996 failure to convict his killers ended with the ‘nolle prosequi’ court order. The NCA/ACC refuses to indicate what their understanding is of when Geoffrey Bowen was murdered.

The NCA is responsible for investigating Australian national organised crime but it is not its role to investigate its own Australian national organised criminal conspiracy that conceals its corruption. There is no authority responsible for investigating crimes of the NCA that has been renamed the Australian Crime Commission [ACC].

On 7 July 1998 Ian Gilfillan MP made a speech to South Australia’s parliament referring to the Adelaide NCA bombing of 2 March 1994.

The Adelaide NCA bombing murder of Geoffrey Bowen occurred on 2 March 1992 while John Bannon MP was SA Premier (ALP govt.) nearly two years before the December 1993 SA state election & the beginning of SA Premier Dean Brown’s (Liberal party govt.) term of office. Many of the SA members of parliament in 1998 when Ian Gilfillan MP made this speech were ALP MPs in Premier John Bannon’s 1992 SA state government or were at the time of the March 1992 bombing not yet elected as Liberal Party MPs until December 1993.

http://sa.democrats.org.au/parlt/p1/980707_d.htm is a website with Gilfillan’s speech to South Australia’s parliament that begins with

‘The Hon. IAN GILFILLAN: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Attorney-General a question about the National Crime Authority bombing of March 1994.
Leave granted.
The Hon. IAN GILFILLAN: The facts of the NCA bombing are well known: it took place on 2 March 1994 and claimed the life of Detective Sergeant Geoffrey Bowen and seriously injured lawyer Peter Wallis.’

The Adelaide SA bombing murder of National Crime Authority officer Bowen was front page news throughout Australia for weeks after the bombing of 2 March 1992.

The Advertiser’ newspaper published a front page news article referring to Gilfillan’s parliamentary speech of the previous day. As a result of the speech a SA Coroner’s Inquest into the March 1994 Adelaide NCA bombing was announced to commence in 1999. Wayne Chivell of the SA Police Complaints Authority (in June –July 1992 when the PCA used ‘defective’ recording equipment to accept my complaints) was appointed as SA Coroner to conduct the inquest into the NCA bombing.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] was the first Adelaide television channel to broadcast their file footage of the remains of the 2 March 1992 Adelaide NCA bomb blast remains re-captioned with the new & false date 2 March 1994. Other television channels broadcast the news of the Coronial Inquest into the Adelaide NCA bombing to commence in 1999, with file footage of the bombing aftermath uncaptioned & then rebroadcast the same news item a few days later with the film captioned with the false date 2 March 1994.

After the speech to SA’s parliament was made by Ian Gilfillan MP I telephoned his Kangaroo Island electorate office, identified myself and asked to speak with him. My telephone call was accepted by him possibly because many people of land owning farming families on the island share my surname ‘Bates’ & he may have thought I lived within his electorate.

I said to Ian Gilfillan that he “must know that the Adelaide NCA bombing was an event of March 1992 when John Bannon was still Premier and Treasurer of SA”. He groaned and said “I had to do that” referring to his parliamentary speech referring to the date of the NCA bombing as 2 March 1994. I understood that he meant that he “Had to do that” (make the speech) or face prosecution for fraud over his electoral expenses that were reported in the 1997 front page news article of the ‘News’ newspaper, which South Australians had heard nothing further about. My telephone conversation with Ian Gilfillan was brief. I was shocked by what I had discovered, needed to consider it further & there appeared to be nothing to gain by further confronting him. Australian news media has never made further mention of Gilfillan’s fraud of his electorate expenses & he resigned soon after. His political party the Australian Democrats founded by Don Chip MP with the slogan “keeping the bastards honest” are no longer represented in any Australian Parliament.

1999 conversations with the South Australian Dept. for Public Prosecution and DPP Director Paul Rofe QC

After several telephone conversations with employees of South Australia’s dept. for Public Prosecution I had a telephone conversation with SA DPP Director Paul Rofe QC in which I provided details of the December 1993 Yatala prison jail conversations I had with Saverio Catanzaretti [jail cell spelling of his name] & advised him of SA Police refusals to allow me to provide a formal statement to them. I requested that Mr Rofe QC provide me with his written acknowledgement of our conversation. Within a few days I received a letter dated 15 February 1999 (SA DPP ref. Bates01 – file ‘SA DPP Rofe 15 Feb1999 misleading’) signed by SA DPP Director Paul Rofe QC in which he refers to having received my “telephone message” and suggests that I “direct my concerns to – Counsel Assisting the Coroner Inquest into the NCA Bombing”. He had carefully avoided acknowledging the conversation that I had had with him. SA DDP Director Paul Rofe QC was known to be an alcoholic who, according to news media, after being convicted of drunk driving & having his licence to drive revoked, was provided with a taxpayer funded chauffer driven car to drive him to and from work. He was also said to be a gambling addict known to frequently attend legal (TAB, horse racing betting) gambling shop front agencies during working hours.

I again contacted SA Police who also referred me to the SA Coroner’s Inquest into the Adelaide NCA bombing.

Former SA Police Complaints Authority CEO Wayne Chivell [during 1992 when the PCA claimed to have used “defective recording equipment”] had been appointed as SA’s state Coroner to conduct the 1999 Coronial Inquest into the 2 March 1994 “unsolved” Adelaide NCA bombing murder of NCA officer Geoffrey Bowen. The trial of the NCA bomber for the 2 March 1992 bombing murder had ended with the ‘nolle prosequi’ court order in September 1996.

During mid-1999 after the start of the SA Coronial Inquest into the March 1994 Adelaide NCA bombing, I travelled along the coast of Australia’s Eastern states of Victoria and New South Wales, rather than remain in SA. I’d attended the SA Coroner’s office on referral from the SA Police [& SA DPP Director Paul Rofe QC] and while in the SA Coroner’s office reception area been attacked, knocked to the floor & thrown into the street.

May 1999 – I did read the Adelaide News Ltd. ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper news media reporting of 8 May 1999 [news article headlined ‘My voice? I don’t recognise it…’] referring to SA Coroner Wayne Chivell questioning a crime gang member about tape recordings made by police investigators concerning the amphetamines “cooked” by police for the crime gang. The crime gang member being questioned and SA state Coroner Wayne Chivell asking the questions both know that NCA officer Geoffrey Bowen was killed on 2 March 1992 & the amphetamines were manufactured by police investigators in late 1993 and early 1994 and not “late 1995 and early 1996” referred to during the Coroner’s Inquest and the news article. [file ‘NCA SA Coroner Inq 8 May 1999 Trimboli’] The Adelaide NCA bomber has the court records of the failed attempt by the SA DPP to prosecute him for the 2 March 1992 murder of officer Bowen, that ended with the September 1996 ‘nolle prosequi’ court order. Bowen’s killers know that there will never be any further attempt to prosecute them.

This May 1989 news article refers to a revised valuation of $1-8 million of amphetamines police were prepared to manufacture for the organised crime gang. The January 1994 front page ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper reporting [news article headlined “Court told of phone calls ‘Fears’ for drug case witness” –later changed in the fake newspaper archives to being published 10 January 1996] refers to arrests & a bail application before “Justice Nyland in the Supreme Court” “for one of six men charged with conspiring to manufacture about $40 million worth of amphetamines”. Has decreased demand and/or increased supply reduced the value or has the disclosure that police investigators “cooked” the amphetamines required an altered valuation so as not to sound too outrageous?

2000 – I left South Australia in the year 2000 after threats in SA during 1999 began to refer to “my mother having an accident”. For just over 2 years I lived in Atherton North Queensland. During that time it was clear that Australia’s corrupt law enforcement authorities were not prepared to allow me to live in peace in Australia. If I left my home for longer than 30 minutes I would return to find all the lights turned on and the back door unlocked and open.

Australian public hospital system, psychiatry & laws governing the profession [& authority to detain a person and impose life threatening medication] illegally used & abused for Human Rights abuses, concealed by secret, Freedom of Information exempt medical records

Queensland’s public hospital system – specifically Atherton hospital & Cairns Base Hospital Mental Health Unit (under Head of Psychiatry Dr Keith Muir*) was used and Psychiatry abused to act illegally to threaten and intimidate me. In 2006 Dr. Keith Muir* was struck off the state register of the Queensland Medical Board for failing to disclose that he was banned from practicing in the USA because he was found to be using his patients for sex. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2005-06-30/psychiatrist-receives-six-month-practising-ban/2048416 Psychiatrist receives six month practising ban

Secret, Freedom of Information (a reluctant FoI release 2003) exempt Queensland public hospital system Cairns Base Hospital medical files, although largely blackened out with exemptions, still reveal failures to comply with important laws intended to prevent abuses of Psychiatry. I nearly died as a result medication imposed upon me. The drug Mirtazapine – not a benzodiazepine minor tranquilizer as medical authorities claimed, but – a Serotonin Specific Reuptake Inhibitor [SSRI – an antidepressant with a well-known side effect of suicidal ideation] administered daily for a week caused my sensory systems to close down, blindness & bouts of unconsciousness. Serotonin is a major neurotransmitter of the human nervous system. There is no record within FoI released medical files of the drugs imposed upon me. The files were written by people I’ve never met who have no state medical board registration. Documents intended to ensure procedures comply with the Mental Health Act [MHA 2000] have either the names of those authorizing involuntary treatment [imposition of drugs] blackened out as FoI exempt or are blank indicating they were never complete as required by the MHA 2000.

See below May – June 2006 below for some information concerning Queensland events of 2002 regarding corruption of Australian Psychiatry involving Dr Keith Muir and Human Rights abuses. – – More detailed information including Freedom of Information exempt Queensland public hospital medical files concealing identities of purported medical professionals and manner of crimes committed and responses of law enforcement to conceal medical malpractice & hospital maladministration can be viewed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/11/22/australian-psychiatry-corruption-and-human-rights-abuses-2/

In 2003 I sold my Atherton North Queensland home and travelled to New Zealand staying for just one week. I viewed Auckland’s and Wellington’s public libraries’ records of newspapers published seeking true and accurate reporting of Adelaide’s 2 March 1992 NCA bombing murder of NCA Officer Geoffrey Bowen. I found that the microfilmed Australian and New Zealand newspapers records of newspapers published within Auckland’s and Wellington’s public libraries to be as false as the archives I had seen in Australian public libraries.

In 2004 I travelled to the United Kingdom for 3 months & viewed the records of newspapers published (including records imported from Australia) sold as archives of newspapers by British Libraries UK London Colindale. They are not archives and are false records as fake as those I had seen in Australia and New Zealand.

While in London I also viewed the Adelaide South Australia published newspaper reporting of the bankruptcy of the State Bank of South Australia. I discovered that the records of news articles published in SA reporting the bankruptcy of the State Bank of SA were nothing like what was published on paper. When I returned to Australia I found the records of newspapers published (SBSA bankruptcy) sold by Australian state & national libraries were just as corrupt as those of the British Libraries UK London Colindale. On my arrival in Sydney & visit to the State Library of NSW, the unusual interest, personal attention and assistance I received from library staff appeared to indicated that my visit was expected. Sydney NSW state Library’s records of Australian newspapers published are as false as Adelaide’s in SA, the British Libraries UK London Colindale, Canberra’s Australian National library’s and Brisbane’s state library of Queensland.

State Library of SA & News media corruption

2004 In October 2004 I was briefly in Adelaide. While I was during October 2004 in Adelaide SA, the State Library of SA staff claimed that the library preserves only one of the two daily editions of newspapers published and that anything missing must be in the edition not preserved. The UK and other Australian state libraries have microfilm of the purported two daily editions and they are identical to and as corrupt as Adelaide’s false records. Rupert Murdoch’s afternoon daily tabloid format newspapers the ‘News’ cannot be viewed on microfilm in any Australian public libraries. Adelaide’s State Library of SA claims that it can for $35- per page obtain a copy of any page of the ‘News’ if a date and page number is nominated.

[To obtain a copy of the news article it would be necessary to know the exact date of Adelaide’s the ‘News’ front page headline “Azaria – Sacrifice in the wilderness” – referring to claims that Lindy Chamberlain murdered her baby daughter Azaria, before she was convicted, sent to jail, released when the verdict was overturned on appeal, after which the Coroner’s Inquest verdict of 30 years later was that a dingo did take baby Azaria. News media and the legal profession were able to profit from that awful event, while others had their lives destroyed. Law enforcement and prosecutors acted on the fantasy of News Ltd. news media, to prosecute Lindy Chamberlain who was punished for not making herself available to news media. The stupidity of Australian law enforcement and prosecution authorities consumed several millions of dollars of taxpayer resources and had incalculable consequences for Lindy Chamberlain and her family but some sociopaths saw opportunity for profit from what most Australians should have immediately recognized as a tragedy requiring their empathy, understanding and their support of its victims.]

I was later to discover that Internet websites of Australia’s ABC & the State Library of SA* (SA state govt. http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?c=2627 – website referred to by the Australian Press Council) falsely claim that Rupert Murdoch’s afternoon daily tabloid the ‘News’ closed in 1992. I lived in Adelaide until the year 2000 and know that the ‘News’ was published until less than a year before ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper change from a broadsheet to a tabloid format in 1999. Rupert Murdoch’s two appearances within one year to announce these changes to his Adelaide SA newspapers, broadcast on ‘free to air Adelaide SA’ television to make the announcements, were unprecedented.

More SA Police Complaints Authority corruption

While in Adelaide during October 2004 I also contacted the SA Police Complaints Authority.  As a result, I received correspondence from the SA PCA (file ‘SA PCA 30.3.2005 Wainwright’) dated 30 March 2005 (ref. E1181 – Cor05776) signed by Anthony D. Wainright. The letter refers to enclosures to his correspondence that was purportedly previous correspondence the SA PCA had sent to me.  There were no enclosures to this letter of March 2005 and I had never received any correspondence such as is referred to in the 30 March 2005 dated letter from the SA PCA.

My April 2005 telephone request that the SA PCA provide a copy of the enclosures that they had forgotten to include in the correspondence, was ignored.   South Australian authorities continue to refuse to provide me with correspondence from them that they falsely claim has already been sent to me. The refusal to provide a copy of the documents that they falsely claim they have already provided to me suggests that the documents most likely do not even exist & demonstrates that they are aware of their maladministration, corruption and abuses of their positions of authority and public trust.

2005 In April 2005 while in Brisbane Queensland I received a letter from the South Australian Assets Management Corporation (SAAMC) dated 20 April 2005 letter ref. MPL05D0318 & TRS05D0683 – file ‘SAAMC 20 April 2005’) signed by Ron Rechner Office Manager Accredited FOI Officer, acknowledging receiving the fee I had paid for a Freedom of Information (FoI) release of my SBSA employment records & all information/documentation concerning my communication with SA Treasury & SAAMC Andrew Anastasiades (ref. Turner bankruptcy & SBSA debts) of February 1996. No FoI release has ever been made.  The letter also refers to a FoI request made to SA Police that was never acknowledged by SAPOL. No Freedom of Information release has ever been made by any South Australian authorities.

2005 2006 I continued to live in Queensland during 2005 and into 2006 until I was arrested and detained in 2006 (but not charged with a crime) for an unspecified alleged threat to kill the Director of Queensland Mental Health Dr Aaron Groves (responsible for enforcement of the MHA 2000) while attempting to have issues of crimes (non-compliance with the MHA 2000) involving the Cairns Base Hospital in 2002 for which secret (FoI exempt files) medical files exist, recognized by law enforcement authorities. The Director of Queensland Mental Health has used/abused his position of authority rather than acknowledge the impropriety involving failures to comply with laws that he in his position of authority is required to enforce. He has done so while avoiding any legal process that would involve any appearance in court that would provide an opportunity to expose him as corrupt.

Habeas corpus – I had assumed that Habeas Corpus was the automatically applied requirement of law referring to the right to have the opportunity to face one’s accusers and not to be subjected to indefinite detention by authorities and that the denial of that right is an illegal act. I was wrong to assume that such a legal requirement existed in Australia. Extraordinary rendition – arrest and imprisonment without trial or appearing in court before a judge, is a fact of life in Australia. Courts & judges [purportedly ‘Independent’ of politicians who appoint them] in Australia are corrupt, but illegal imprisonment & evading any requirement of presentation to a court is easier to arrange.

Habeas corpus – noun, Law. “a writ requiring a person to be brought before a judge or court, especially for investigation of a restraint of the person’s liberty, used as a protection against illegal imprisonment.”

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/habeas-corpus (law) a writ ordering a person to be brought before a court or judge, esp so that the court may ascertain whether his detention is lawful.

A legal term meaning that an accused person must be presented physically before the court with a statement demonstrating sufficient cause for arrest. Thus, no accuser may imprison someone indefinitely without bringing that person and the charges against him or her into a courtroom. In Latin, habeas corpus literally means “you shall have the body.”

Australia – The writ of habeas corpus as a procedural remedy is part of Australia‘s English law inheritance.

The façade of Australian Justice and independence of judiciary and courts from governments

Australian judges, law enforcement commissioners & complaint authorities are appointed by politicians of Australian governments. They are said to be ‘independent’ of governments but it is unlikely that corruption with which they are involved is coincidentally for the benefit of politicians. Governments can be of either two political parties, politicians of which are aware of their own and their political opponent’s corruption. Politicians of Australian parliaments that consist of a political party in government & a parliamentary Opposition party do not keep each other honest. They act in cooperative efforts to deceive the Australian public.

Australian prosecution authorities, law enforcement authorities, Judges, courts administration authorities and the legal profession engage in corrupt practices that include the giving of perjured testimony in courts and editing and altering of the records of court proceedings to erase testimony detrimental to the objectives of prosecution and police acting on behalf and the benefit of politicians. Law enforcement authorities do not enforce laws & prosecute crimes public disclosure of which would embarrass them & others in positions of authority.

Australian news media are complicit in concealing government, law enforcement and prosecution authorities’ impropriety that is to the detriment of the public. News media falsely claims to act for the common good of Australian taxpayers by pursuing issues of government, law enforcement & prosecution authorities’ corruption.

Extraordinary rendition [unlawful arrest & indefinite detention without presentation to a court with the right to face, question & confront accusers] occurs in Australia. Presentation to a court to appear before a judge [whom may act corruptly] is possible but being inconvenient can be avoided by failures to comply with legal requirements [intended to prevent Human Rights abuses] that if questioned can be explained as “communication errors”, “administrative errors”, “departures from procedures for reasons unknown” and “honest mistakes”. It is not possible to force law enforcement authorities to enforce laws, or prevent them from engaging in efforts to conceal crimes and corruption. Such co-operative coordinated efforts to abuse laws, engage in crimes and then act to conceal them are the serious crimes of ‘conspiracy to pervert the course of justice’.

Documents that demonstrate crimes and corruption never prosecuted & concealed [correspondence from Australian politicians and law enforcement authorities & FoI release public hospital medical files – largely blackened out as FoI exempt but still indicating failures to comply with laws intended to prevent abuses of laws] will in the near future be posted to this WordPress website.

May – June 2006 – I was arrested & detained (May – June 2006) for 70 days at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital (FoI request with no release made) without any access to any PAH doctors [qualified & registered or fake] & then released in the first week of July 2006 “conditional on my making no further attempts to further issues of complaints lodged regarding Queensland public hospital (Cairns 2002) maladministration and impropriety of Dr Keith Muir.” These very same issues involving public hospital system crimes and corruption that I had reported to the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission CMC were simply referred to Queensland Health & the law enforcement authority, the Director of Queensland Mental Health, Dr Aaron Groves who without acknowledging specific issues of crimes committed demonstrated by the evidence, has claimed that the events referred to were “communication errors”, “administration errors” and “honest mistakes” for which he has apologized. Previous 2002-03 non-compliance with Freedom of Information law time requirements were said to be due to “departures from procedures for reasons unknown”.

My late April 2006 arrest came shortly after I had received Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatry (RANZCP) confirmation from RANZCP Complaints officer Allen White that purported Psychiatrist named within my Queensland public hospital system medical files had “never been a trainee or Fellow (FRANZCP) of the College.”  (file ‘RANZCP Allen White 20 Jan 2006 C C Brennan’) In the last conversation that I had with RANZCP Allen White he advised me that “he had been instructed to have no further communication with me”.  Allen White had previously been very interested in what he saw as corruption within the Psychiatric profession & its abuse in the public hospital health system [people I had never met but named in medical records as Psychiatrists even though they had no medical qualifications or state Medical Board registration] that he considered the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatry [RANZCP] would pursue on behalf of its legitimately qualified members [Fellows RANZCP].

Dr. C C Brennan named in my Cairns Base Hospital medical files as the Mental Health Unit’s Psychiatric Registrar [Dr. Catriona Brennan according to Queensland’s Medical Board administration] had no state medical board registration in Queensland. The only Dr. Catriona Brennan registered to practice medicine in Australia is, according to SA’s Medical Board, a Dr. of Pathology of many years, working at Adelaide’s Queens Elizabeth Hospital and who has never been employed in Queensland’s public hospital system.

Cairns Base Hospital Head of Psychiatry Dr Keith Muir is named as a treating physician in my 2002 Cairns Base Hospital medical files compiled when I was detained in August 2002. Others named as qualified doctors within the file as having written those files [e.g. Dr C C Brennan whom I have never met] do not have state Medical Board registration or medical qualifications.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2005-05-04/second-doctor-implicated-in-qld-health-crisis/1563752Second doctor implicated in Qld health crisisPosted 4 May 2005 This ABC website’s reporting “Premier Peter Beattie says the Queensland Medical Board was not alerted about the situation. He says there were no complaints about the psychiatrist during his time in Queensland, but the Health Commission of Inquiry can investigate the matter.” is false and misleading. Dr. Keith Muir is named in Queensland Medical Board correspondence of 2005 as being the subject of my unresolved complaints regarding events at Cairns Base Hospital in 2002.

Correspondence from the Queensland Health Minister Gordon Nuttall [July 2004 & June 2005 [written just prior to his arrest & convictions for corruption], the Queensland Medical Board, Premier Peter Beattie, the RANZCP all of whom have been provided with pages of my FoI released Cairns Base Hospital medical files that are evidence of medical malpractice and corruption of authorities, demonstrate that they have knowledge of crimes and corruption within their jurisdiction and authority to prosecute.

The Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatry [RANZCP] motto is, according to their website, ‘Health and Well-being through Truth and Understanding’. While well aware of the corruption of the profession by people within the public hospital system falsely claiming to be qualified Psychiatrists [and aware of Fellows RANZCP being aware of this corruption of Psychiatry] , the RANZCP declines to acknowledge the documented evidence of impropriety, respond to my correspondence or have an interest in the corruption of the profession & related law enforcement authorities (state medical boards) on behalf of medically qualified membership Fellows RANZCP.

More Information on Secret Freedom of Information exempt medical records that conceal Australian Human Rights abuses, corruption, maladministration within the medical profession and abuses of Psychiatry, including pages of blackened out as Freedom of Information exempt Cairns Base Hospital medical records and correspondence from Queensland Minister for Health Gordon Nuttall, Premier Peter Beattie and the RANZCP, can be viewed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/11/22/australian-psychiatry-corruption-and-human-rights-abuses-2/

2006 – 2007 From July 2006 to October 2007 I lived in Adelaide SA until in late 2007. During the year that I lived in Adelaide I would most usually daily drive from South of Adelaide to North of Adelaide and often had a large black late model (new) Holden Commodore car driving within a few inches of the rear of my car.  When I was at home I would frequently have a person knocking on my front door looking for a person whose name was not mine and who lived at a different address.  Since 2007 I have lived in Thailand. In the last eight years I have twice (2010 & 2012), for a few months returned to Australia.

2008 28 February 2008 I received emailed letters from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Hon Julia Gillard (files ‘DPM Gillard She.28.2.08.’ & ‘DPM Gillard Hubbard.28.2.08’) advising that Ms Gillard MP was aware of the Australian national corruption issues I had raised and that they “fall within the portfolio responsibilities of Attorney General, Hon Robert McClelland MP, your emails were referred for appropriate action.” Bob Debus MP (responsible for the ACC aka NCA) replied on behalf of McClelland MP who had never acknowledged my correspondence.  The emailed letter, sent from an ACC email address, demanded that I provide “a fixed residential address”. The letter from Bob debus MP falsely claimed the issues I had raised had been investigated.  (file ’Debus MP 21.4.2008’)

Australian Law Enforcement Integrity Commission

During July 2008 I received a letter dated 21 July 2008 from the “Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity” [also known as ALEIC – Australian Law Enforcement Integrity Commission] signed by Peter Bache Executive Director. The letter states “I have examined the material provided by you and reached the decision that the information does not raise a corruption issue within the meaning of section 7 of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commission Act 2006. Accordingly I will be taking no action in relation to this matter” – file ‘ALEIC 21.7.2008’ It was clear from my attempts to have reasonable communication with ALEIC that they intended to do whatever was necessary to evade the issues that I had raised. ALEIC did not acknowledge the information and documentation that I had provided.

2009 24 February 2009 and 24 February 2009 I received email from David Ridgway MP Shadow Minister for Police in South Australia advising that he believed it was inappropriate for him to confirm or deny that he can remember the SA events (SBSA bankruptcy and the Adelaide SA NCA bombing murder of Geoffrey Bowen) and the news media reporting in Adelaide’s newspapers, and that the “appropriate mechanism for further investigation will be an Independent Commission Against Corruption.” The email also confirms that he “has discussed the contents of your emails with the Liberal Members you have mentioned (both State and Federal)”

2010 During 2010 I returned to Australia for 4 months & lived in Adelaide’s Australian federal electorate of ‘Sturt’ during the 2010 federal election for which the Liberal Party’s Senator Chris Pyne was challenged by the Australian Labor party’s endorsed candidate Adelaide’s Professor Rick Sarre. I attempted correspondence with both candidates with Professor Rick Sarre replying but no reply from Senator Chris Pyne who was first elected to federal politics during 1993 [he was an Adelaide SA lawyer in March 1992 at the time of the Adelaide NCA bombing] before the new false date of 2 March 1994 to which the Adelaide NCA bombing had been changed. Federal Senator for SA Chris Pyne refuses to indicate his recollection of events and there news media reporting [SBSA bankruptcy & March 1992 Adelaide NCA bombing]. An email dated 18 August 2010 received from Adelaide Professor Rick Sarre appears below. Rick Sarre also returned my telephone call the week before the 2010 Australian federal election and after realising who I was claimed to be too busy to discuss anything but assured me he would contact me after the election. He has since refused to respond to my correspondence.

Both Professor Rick Sarre and SA federal Senator Chris Pyne both know the facts of Australian crimes & corruption relating to events in South Australia of national significance and are aware of both of their political parties’ involvement in & agreement to conceal corruption rather than keep each other honest.

From: Rick Sarre <rick.sarre@australianlabor.com.au>

To: Roger Bates <xyzrjb@yahoo.com>

Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 10:53 AM

Subject: Re: Fw: Unethical & criminal conduct of Australia’s legal profession

Dear Roger,

Thank you for your email. I do want to respond because it is important that political aspirants hear what is on the minds of their potential constituents.

I do recall well the events of 2 decades ago when the State bank story broke and destroyed the Bannon government in its wake. I am not sure to which events you are referring, but let me assure you that if I am elected I am happy to offer a listening ear.

sincerely

Professor Rick Sarre

Labor Candidate for Sturt

Phone 0422 584 575

PO Box 77, Kensington Park SA 5068

rick.sarre@australianlabor.com.au

http://www.alp.org.au/federal-government/labor-people/rick-sarre/

2010 – 2011 In late 2010 and early 2011 I had correspondence with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) concerning the fake records of Australian newspapers that are fraudulently sold by Australian state and national libraries as authentic archives of Australian newspapers published.   The ACCC eventually reluctantly provided me with a response in a letter dated 31 January 2011 the first of which was lost in the post & the second of which I received in late February 2012.   The ACCC letter dated 31 January 2011 signed by ACCC CEO Brian Cassidy (ACCC ref. 1032406) (file name ‘ACCC CEO Cassidy 31 Jan 2011 ref 1032406’) claims that such sale of (allegedly) false records as true archives is not illegal under laws enforced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.  Australian politicians (of both parties & are mentioned in the ACCC letter), government ministers who are aware of the facts but refuse to indicate their recollection of events & news media reporting of them, and the ACCC have no interest in considering amending legislation to ensure the ACCC can protect Australian consumers from such fraud.  The first ACCC letter purportedly sent to me in 2011 never arrived (lost in the post) and when I again contacted the ACCC, for three days before the emailed delivery of the letter, I while here in Thailand, experienced while I was in the street & forced to pass close by, a large man (not Thai) shouting “FUCK OFF” into my ear as he spoke on his mobile phone.   From then on I took another route to the restaurant where I ate. Verbal advice of 24 February 2011 ACCC officer given by ACCC officer Keith Gunton during a telephone conversation was “Crown indemnity for government authority” which he assured me was confirmed in the letter that was sent & not yet received. It wasn’t.

The Australian Press Council (APC) and Australian news media (News Ltd.) corruption

2012 February 2012 I had correspondence with the Australian Press Council’s (APC) Jack Herman and provided him with details APC member (Rupert Murdoch’s) News Ltd. corruption.

APC employee Jack Herman seemed to be most focused on issues relating to Frank Carbone and sent me a 7 paged computer generated newstext.com list, printed 3 February 2012, of newspaper articles found (published) using search terms “Frank Carbone” from August 1994 to September 1999 (file ‘APC News Ltd newstext 3.2.12’).   Jack Herman’s APC (complaints@presscouncil.org.au) email dated 15 February 2012 and the newstext.com.au pages listing news articles found using search terms ‘Frank Carbone’ [attached to the APC email] can be viewed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/australian-newspapers-news-articles-published-erased-from-the-now-fake-records-of-newspapers-published-sold-as-archives-also-exported-to-the-uk-listed-incomplete/ at which the contradicting Australian Competition & Consumer Commission [ACCC claim that the sale of newspaper archives is not commercial activity trade or commerce] letter can also be viewed.

APC’s Jack Herman email also refers to an Internet website that states that Adelaide’s News Ltd. afternoon daily tabloid newspaper the ‘News’ was sold by Rupert Murdoch and closed in 1992.  The ‘News’ newspaper was closed in 1998 less than a year before the morning daily News Ltd. broadsheet format ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper became a tabloid format. Rupert Murdoch’s face appeared on Adelaide’s free-to-air television twice during 1998 to announce his decisions.  The APC (Jack Herman) confirmed that the information (documents) I had sent to him had been provided to ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper.  ‘The Advertiser’ and News Ltd. has known of the evidence of their corruption and the fake records of Australian newspapers published sold by Australian public libraries, for many years. They do not deny the facts.

During one of several telephone conversations that I had with the APC’s Jack Herman, I advised him that according to the computer generated printout dated 3 February 2012 that he had provided to me, there was no ‘The Advertiser’ News Ltd. news article published that named Frank Carbone as ever having been arrested with co-accused fellow ‘Trimboli Crime Syndicate’ crime gang members for amphetamines although he clearly was arrested for that crime with his crime gang associates.

The APC’s Jack Herman, who was the only person I had raised and discussed this particular anomaly with, had no immediate answer to explain that problem. He didn’t claim that the computer had made an error or suggest any other explanation. The APC in a sense acknowledges Australian news media corruption that needs to be investigated by claiming that they issues are beyond their “remit” to investigate. As far as I am aware, the APC have not referred any issues to any law enforcement authority but in the email dated 15 February 2012, with which Jack Herman provided the 7 paged computer generated newstext.com list of newspaper articles found (published) using search terms “Frank Carbone”, the APC also writes that “Apart from bringing your concerns o [typo –‘to’] the newspaper’s attention, which I have done, there is no further action I can take.” I had over many years spoken to News Ltd.’s Adelaide employees, journalists & editors whom were well aware of the corruption of News Ltd. newspapers.

The Australian Press Council (APC) insists that “The question of on-sold newspaper archives is clearly a question related to commercial operations and does not relate to the newspaper’s on-going journalism.” in APC email dated 9 February 2012.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in a letter dated 31 Jan 2011 (the first letter lost in the post) headed ‘Concerns about record keeping at the State Library of South Australia and other libraries’ in referring to the “keeping of false records of newspapers by various state and federal libraries” and “anti-competitive and misleading conduct by newspaper publishers” [the term ‘sale’ & reference to ‘news media co-operation in deception’ are avoided] states the issues & evidence of crimes I’ve referred to are “unlikely to be characterised as conduct that is in ‘trade or commerce’ under the TPA as it does not have the usual hallmarks of commercial activity.”

Australian Press Council APC and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ACCC

The APC cannot act [investigate or comment] because the issues are matters of ”commercial operations and does not relate to the newspaper’s on-going journalism.” (news media journalism ethics & code of conduct?) AND

the ACCC cannot act [investigate crimes of which consumers are victims] because the issues are not ‘trade or commerce’ and do “not have the usual hallmarks of commercial activity”.

May 2012 I returned to Australia for 5 months. On 28 May 2012 Australian federal Assistant Treasurer and Minister Assisting for Deregulation David Bradbury MP signed a letter that was sent to my Thailand postal address.

In October 2012 I returned to Thailand after 5 months in Australia during which no progress was made in having Australian authorities acknowledge Australian corruption.

Upon my return to Thailand I discovered that I had mail sent from Australia to my Thailand postal address. The letter from ‘David Bradbury MP Australian federal Assistant Treasurer and Minister Assisting for Deregulation’ is dated 28 May 2012 one week after I had left Thailand to stay in Australia for 5 months.

David Bradbury MP in his letter dated 28 May 2012 [file ‘Bradbury 28 May 2012 ACCC’] apologises for the delay in responding to my correspondence of 18 November 2011 raising the issue of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) corruption regarding the decision to take no action concerning the evidence of the fake records of newspapers published fraudulently sold by Australian state and national public libraries as authentic archives of newspapers published. In his letter he writes referring to the ACCC

“As an independent authority, I cannot direct the ACCC to legal action on a particular matter.” and “I note that it is open to you to take your concerns in relation to the conduct of the State Library of South Australia to the courts. The CCA allows any person to take action seeking that the conduct of concern be declared illegal by the federal court”

2012 November 2012 – During late November 2012 I scanned, for storage on my PCs, all A3 size format documents that I still had using an A3 sized scanner. All A3 sized documents previously stored on my PCs & on external storage (news articles from records of libraries & some originals) were two halves of A4 format scanned by an A4 sized scanner.

Within a few days I returned to my rented room in Thailand and found that someone in my absence had placed amongst my possessions, an A3 sized document that was purportedly a front page news article published by News Ltd.’s Adelaide SA ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper dated 10 January 1996 (see file ‘Carbone Amphetamines 10 Jan 1996 pg 1’) This news article marked as published 10 January 1996 is headlined “Court told of phone calls ‘Fears’ for drug case witness”, had a photograph of “Franceso Carbone and Severio Catanzariti” handcuffed together “arriving for a court appearance last week”.

This copy of a newspaper article now allegedly published 10 January 1996 naming Francesco (Frank) Carbone as one of those arrested for $40 Million of amphetamines, does not appear in the newstext.com.au list (search terms ‘Frank Carbone’)printed 3 February 2012 under any date. (file ‘APC News Ltd newstext 3.2.12’) I had in the past had copies of this newspaper page that I had obtained from the false records for newspapers published (fake archives) within Australian public libraries but they with other documents had been stolen. I had kept copies of the same newspaper article when it was originally published on paper in January 1994 less than a month after I had during December 1993 met Sam Catanzaretti while I was confined in a 2 person Yatala maximum security jail cell with him over Christmas and during the 1993 SA state election that resulted in the change of government to Premier Dean Brown’s Liberal party with the MP for my electorate of ‘Waite’ Stephen Baker MP becoming SA’s state Treasurer.

Within a few days of this document being placed in my rented room [Thailand] in my absence (late November 2012), a man who insisted on talking to me appeared at the table (of a café) next to mine where each morning and afternoon I drank coffee.   I recognized that person as Saverio (or Severio – Sam) Catanzaretti (Catanzariti) whom I had not seen since December 1993 in Adelaide’s Yatala prison. I wasn’t prepared to accept that it was him until I had further consideration, more conversations and the opportunity to listen to him and observe him & his mannerisms.   He at first introduced himself not by name but by shoulder-surfing a view of the letter from David Bradbury MP dated 28 May 2012 [sent to my Thailand postal address a week after I arrived in Australia to stay for 5 months], observing that it had the Australian government letterhead (the Kangaroo and Emu) and saying “I hope that it doesn’t involve a court case, they can take years”. He then gave me an unlikely account of his life in Australia saying that he lived in Melbourne and “Adelaide, yeah I went there once”.

Each day he was constantly there at the café and when I varied my times of attending he arrived late and out of breath.   There can be no doubt that it was (is) him. He claimed (like other stalkers I have encountered) that he “can make Thailand people do anything he wants because they are poor and very corrupt”. His later remarks to me and conversations with his Italian speaking friends also confirmed who he was.  I said nothing to indicate that I had recognized who he was. On one occasion he and friends discussed a purported newspaper article referring to a man jumping from a nine story building to avoid a bomb. They could have discussed this fantasy newspaper article in their preferred language, Italian, but that would have pointless because I wouldn’t have been able to understand what they were saying. [Was the man jumping from a building the actor Tom Kruise who couldn’t disarm the bomb which had a digital timer?]

It would seem not to be a coincidence that Catanzaretti would appear at the table next to mine in a small café, in a large city in a foreign country, just days after a copy of the news article referring to him that I knew to be fake (false date) of nearly two decades earlier was left in my room in my absence only days earlier. Or that the news article is not on the newspaper’s computer list [of 10 months early] printed 3 Feb. 2012 & provided to me by the APC.

It is significant that the Adelaide news article headlined “Court told of phone calls ‘Fears for drug case witness” is relevant to discussions I had with the Australian Press Council’s (Jack Herman) regarding the anomalies* caused by altered records of newspapers published & that he had brought my “concerns to the newspapers attention” after indicating that they were “outside the Council’s remit” to investigate. That the computer generated newstext.com.au [Murdoch’s News Ltd.]list of newspaper articles found with search terms ‘Frank Carbone’, provided by Australian Press Council’s (Jack Herman), does not include any reference to Carbone’s arrest for amphetamines with his organized crime gang member associates, was something that I only ever discussed with the APCs Jack Herman, after he claimed to bring the evidence of fake archives of newspapers (news articles published erased) to the attention of the newspaper.

Catanzaretti made it clear that he could locate me, was in Thailand to threaten me, and that I shouldn’t be attempting to discuss with anyone, our December 1993 jail cell conversations. At one point he said “You know when this is all over we’ll wonder why we let things get this far.” seemingly suggesting that we could be friends. A truly insane suggestion.

Catanzaretti & his associates remained in Thailand (Pattaya city) throughout December 2012 until at least into February 2013. During the first week of January 2013 I left Thailand for a week in Hong Kong, hopeful that Catanzaretti would have left Thailand when I returned. To limit the possibility of the hacker of my PCs (associated with stalkers who have demonstrated knowledge of my emails) gaining knowledge of my travel plans or detection of any Internet booked flight to Hong Kong, I used a travel agent of which the city in which I live had many. While booking the flight, an associate of Sam Catanzaretti (who appeared to be his ‘Lieutenant” go-for man) came into the Travel Agent office and asked for directions to Tuk-Com. Tuk Com (Tuk=every .com – selling mobile phones, PCs, software etc.) is a large building painted red with a huge sign ‘Tuk.com’ less than fifty metres from where this man had coffee with Catanzaretti every day. The intention was to demonstrate that I was being stalked by people associated with Catanzaretti. When I returned to Thailand from Hong Kong, Sam Catanzareti was still turning up at the café every day. I found another café to have coffee.

December 2013 – I returned to the same café in October 2013 and Catanzaretti did not appear again until December 2013.  On the anniversary of his first threat of December 1993 “You better be straight. If you’re not straight you’ll be floating down the river.” he did in December 2013 issue a more explicate death threat screaming “I’ll top you you cunt*”.  His words were audible enough to be recognized although less aggression would have made them clearer. His fat finger in my face and aggressive stance standing over me made his intention quite clear. His threats were even more explicate than those made during December 1993 and late 2012 by his being able to locate me in Thailand and from what he had said.

I considered the possibility that this may be the reply that I haven’t directly formerly had from Australian authorities Attorney Generals (& Former Att. Gen.s) Brandis, Dreyfus, Roxon, McClelland, (& in SA) Rau (& others) SA Premier Weatherill, SA & federal Liberal/Labor MPs Ridgeway, Senator Chris Pyne, SA Police Commissioner Mal Hyde & others, all of who know of the corruption I have described in my unanswered correspondence to them.    The timing of Catanzaretti’s November 2012 appearance and then December 2013 reappearance in Thailand appears to be connected to my communications with the Australian Press Council concerning Australian news media corruption that is beyond the APC’s ‘remit’ to investigate .

Australia’s taxpayer funded news media the Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC – has an alliance with Murdoch’s News Ltd. [renamed news Corp. Aust.] to deceive the public] has in November 2013 reported Saverio Catanzareti as being in custody, bail refused, awaiting trial for drugs charges- while he was in Thailand. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-26/drug-trafficking-accused-freed-on-bail/5116408 November 2013 Drug trafficking accused freed on bail’ referring to Antonio Catanzariti.

The man’s brother, Saverio Catanzariti, remains in custody.” is lie. The ABC does not reply to correspondence providing evidence of their taxpayer funded corruption and deceit of Australians.

The ABC website has since become inaccessible [unavailable]after I referred to it in correspondence to Interpol that has also been made available to Australia’s federal Attorney(s) General (past and present), other politicians and law enforcement (Police) Commissioners in correspondence never acknowledged. The full text of the ABC Internet website can be viewed below within my correspondence to Interpol. The name of Catanzareti’s crime gang that killed police officer Bowen is ‘Ndrangheta [which I could not pronounce & had no interest learning of in Dec. 1993 Adelaide jail cell conversation with Saverio (Sam) Catanzariti] Italian/Calabrese organised crime http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/22/pope-francis-excommunicates-mafiaPope Francis ‘excommunicates’ mafia”. Australia’s law enforcement, news media & government(s) corruption [fake archives of newspapers published exported to the UK] are matters of International crime worthy of Interpol’s attention.

While during January 2013 I was in Hong Kong I again sent the same email previously sent in December 2012, to Australian federal Attorney General Nicola Roxon, Australian federal Police Commissioner Negus, UK Minister for Culture Ed Vaisey, UK Prime Minster Cameron and others referring to Australian corruption exported to the UK (the fake ‘archives of newspapers sold by Australian Libraries’ & British Libraries UK London Colindale).

2013 Attorney General Roxon – In February 2013 I received a letter dated 4 February 2013 from the office of Attorney General Nicola Roxon MP (ATT. Gen. ref. MC13/00538 file ‘Roxon 4 Feb 2013’) referring to my letter of 8 January 2013. The letter while evading any of the specifics of the evidence of Australian corruption exported to foreign countries (e.g. the UK), it does refer to “allegations of corruption and falsified newspaper records”, “to corruption on the part of police and prosecutors involved in investigating the murder of Geoffrey Bowen” and “allegations of corruption in media reporting on the subject of Bowen’s murder and debts of the State Bank of South Australia”.

The letter states that “you might like to refer your concerns to the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI)” and “The Australian Press Council is responsible for responding to complaints about Australian print media. I note that you have already referred your concerns to the Australian Press Council.” The letter’s author is said to be A/g Assistant Secretary Criminal law and law Enforcement Branch Lucinda Atkinson who claims to have been asked by the Attorney General to respond on her behalf.

February 2013 – I later received a letter from the UK’s ‘department for culture, media and sport’ dated 12 December 2012 (ref. 220989/dm/13 – delivered by email in Feb 2013 after my Jan 2013 correspondence to Roxon, UK PM Cameron & others) referring to my “email of 7 December to the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Ed Vaisey MP, about the British Libraries (BL) UK records of newspapers published in Australia.” The letter states “The accuracy of newspapers provided by the British Libraries (BL) is a management issue which is primarily the responsibility of BL itself. BL is independent from government and if you wish to do so, you should make your concerns known to the management team at: Customer-Services@bl.uk. The unsigned letter’s author is said to be ‘Dempster Marples Library and Arts Policy Officer’ who claims to have been asked to reply, by someone he does not identify.

The letters from the Australian Attorney General Nicola Roxon and Dempster Marples Library and Arts Policy Officer [on behalf of UK Min. of department for culture, media and sport Ed Vaisey MP] can be viewed below on this website.

March 2013 In March 2013 I received a letter dated 22 March 2013 from the Australian Federal Police [AFP ref. MC13/2013] Policy and Governance signed by Peter Whowell Manager Government Relations claiming to be replying to my correspondence to Australian Federal Attorney General Mark Dreyfus QC MP. Mr Whowell states that the issues that I have raised [Australian corruption and crimes of Australian national significance involving Australian national authorities – concerning events in Adelaide South Australia & fake archives of Australian newspapers sold throughout Australia & also exported to the UK] do [does] “not fall within the Commonwealth jurisdiction. Any alleged offences fall within the jurisdiction of the state or territory which they occur, in this case South Australia and should be reported to South Australia Police (SAPOL).” Australian Federal Attorney General Mark Dreyfus QC declined to endorse the view of the author of this letter or reply to correspondence. [file ‘Dreyfus AFP reply 22 March 2013’] South Australia Police (SAPOL), SAPOL Commissioner Mal Hyde, Mark Dreyfus QC MP and others who decline to directly acknowledge the evidence of facts I have presented in my correspondence, may see a need to preserve the future option of claiming ignorance of the issues, as difficult as it would be to believe any such claim.

Australian Attorney General Mark Dreyfus QC MP, the Australian federal police, the Australian Crime Commission [ACC also known as the National Crime Authority NCA – Adelaide bombing murder victim Geoffrey Bowen’s employer when he was killed] and other authorities are well aware the efforts to conceal Australian law enforcement & government corruption of national significance involving Australian federal authorities & crimes has required the co-operation of Australian states and coordination by an Australian national federal authority.

2013 In September 2013 South Australia finally established an “Independent Commission Against Corruption” SA Police Officer Grant Moyle became the SA ICAC Chief Investigator for ICAC. Grant Moyle being a SA Police officer for decades & officer in charge of the Major Crime Taskforce investigating the “unsolved” Adelaide NCA bombing murder of Geoffrey Bowen, must undoubtedly be aware of the facts of his murder, the corruption of the investigation into the crime & the details of the failed prosecution of the bomber that ended with the September 1996 ‘nolle prosequi’ court order. The SA ICAC Commissioner appointed by the SA government whose ALP political party leader Premier Jay Weatherill was an MP in government when the NCA bombing occurred, is ICAC Commissioner Bruce Lander who has had a previous involvement with corruption as the purported judge whom I appeared before in 1994. SA ICAC has refused to investigate my complaint lodged in September 2013 after rewriting my complaint in order to justify their decision. (see file ‘SA ICAC response 30 Oct 2013’)

An obvious example of the rewriting of my complaint is the changing of my words “State Library of SA” (ref. fake records of newspapers published) to “State records” office that “do not sell newspapers or archives”. The SA office of State records does exist and has nothing to do with the State Library of SA and the fake records of newspapers published that it sells as archives. SA ICAC and SA ICAC Commissioner Bruce Lander has threatened me with criminal prosecution for disclosing to others, details of the September 2013 complaint that I had made to SA ICAC [& SA ICAC responses], even though the complaint that SA ICAC accepted was not, after it was rewritten by SA ICAC, the complaint that I had made.

2013 On 6 December 2013 the News South Wales ICAC refused to investigate Australian national corruption that involves the corruption of the records of Australian newspapers published sold by the State Library of NSW. See letter dated 6 December 2013 ref. E05/2087 file ‘NSW ICAC 6 Dec 2013 Comm Ipp reply’.

All authorities in Australia in positions of public trust – Police Commissioners, Law enforcement, Ministers of Dept.s & CEO’s, Prosecution Director’s, Legal access organisations, judiciary, Complaint investigations CEOs, Lawyers (appoints as Queen’s Counsels), Royal Commissioners, Independent Commissioners Against Corruption (ICAC’s), Coroner’s, Chairpersons of committees & committee members in positions of authority and public trust – are appointed by governments.

Australian governments can either be of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) or the Australian National/Liberal party (NLP). They are as corrupt as each other.

Many of these authorities are aware of the facts of Australian corruption & the efforts to deceive the Australian public. The issues remain unresolved and unacknowledged.

I have for the last four years experienced a great deal of hacking of my computers, Internet connections, email, websites I access and websites that I create.

November 2013 – Toshiba enables International hackers [/stalkers] of my PCs

During November 2013 I travelled to Singapore to deliver my 2 Toshiba PCs to Toshiba service centre Singapore to consult Toshiba & attempt to eliminate the problems I had been experiencing with hackers able to gain remote access to my PCs. Toshiba Singapore PC technician ‘Meena’ while understanding my objectives accepted $320 [Singapore] to perform work on my 2 PCs. The work was not done but PC technicians Meena did install a ‘Windows Wi-Fi miniport adapter’, interfere with my Microsoft Windows operating system software & create a user named “User” [later detected by Kaspersky software & not visible in MS Windows explorer] that some months later I found [network] connected to my PCs via the ‘Windows Wi-Fi miniport adapter’ & able to remotely access & control my PCs. Toshiba can, but refuses to, identify my stalkers/hackers that Toshiba employee Meena enabled. More information can be seen at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/toshiba-untrustworthy/ . Toshiba has been provided with the evidence of its employee’s corruption.

During the first days of July 2014 I discovered that I was connected to a ‘Network’ via a ‘Windows Virtual Wi-Fi Network Adaptor’. I did not create this network connection. After discovering the network connection & ‘Windows Virtual Wi-Fi Network Adaptor’ (on 2 PCs) I disconnected & deleted them and found a User (named ‘User) on the PCs, that could not be seen in my views of corrupt MS Windows, but was detected & could be seen through Kaspersky Internet Security software. I have also through Kaspersky ‘Parental Control’ [possibly] prevented ‘User’ from accessing the PCs and by doing so have seen that user ‘User’ (undetectable in MS Windows) was the user ‘Jak’ (seen in MS Windows) that I had created & had then had to abandon. Preventing ‘User’ access also prevents ‘Jak’ access.

March 2015 I again travelled to Singapore in March 2015. After again visiting Toshiba PC technician ‘Meena’ who was still not prepared to provide me with any information but did say “You have to stop trying to expose this, they have all your passwords.”

Toshiba Singapore service centre has in 2015 expressed an interest in investigating the evidence of Toshiba Singapore service centre corruption (false information provided to me and failure to do work for which I had paid) that includes their Nov. 2013 installation of a ‘Windows Virtual Wi-Fi miniport adapter’ and setting up a User [obscured in the view of Windows but seen through Kaspersky software] who used it with a network connection to access & hack my PCs. Toshiba S-E Asia regional office to which my correspondence was “escalated” appears to since be avoiding communication with me.  

Communication with Interpol – ‘Ndrangheta organised crime Australia and Australian crimes/corruption exported to the UK

For several months (Aug. to Nov. 2014) the following text could not be sent to Interpol through the Interpol contact website with my own personal Computers using three different Internet Service Providers or any of many Internet cafes. All attempts to do so returned the message ‘The Server cannot complete your request – please try again later’ I have since these failures, successfully in Nov. 2014 sent the text in a zipped file with all documents that are referred to. I have also sent the same information & documentation by post in March 2015.

My correspondence to Interpol [appearing below] has never been acknowledged by Interpol as having been received. I have also since then provided the same text and documents to Australian politicians, SA state and federal police commissioners and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission ASIC.

My correspondence to Interpol has also in 2015 been re-sent as updated with March 2015 correspondence I have received from ASIC and information* relating to William Turners’ Pro-Image studios, ASIC letter dated 4 March 2015 ASIC ref. 4345/15 file ‘ASIC 4 March 2015 ref. 4345-15’ and my correspondence to Toshiba which Toshiba has expressed an interest in investigating & has “escalated’ to the S-E Asia Regional Office.

Interpol updated – Aug 2015 with the more complete Marino Rocks marina in brief information –

[*“Pro-Image Studios Ltd. records a profit of almost $20 million for the financial year 1987/1988” “a loss of approximately $2 million was disclosed in the management accounts” http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/conferences/business/parker.pdf] and the ASIC letter dated 4 March 2015 ASIC ref. 4345/15 file ‘ASIC 4 March 2015 ref. 4345-15’]

The original communication to Interpol [with all relevant documents listed] appears below.

[file name] ‘For Interpol Aug 2014’ sent to Interpol by website & by post/mail [later updated with ASC information]

http://www.interpol.int/Forms/Contact_INTERPOL

An international criminal conspiracy to conceal Australian crimes & details of crimes (some involving the ‘Ndrangheta Italian mafia & its corrupt relationship to Australian law enforcement), corruption and maladministration of Australian law enforcement, governments and news media that involves the export of false records of Australian newspapers published to the United Kingdom (British Libraries UK London Colindale) & the falsification of records of UK newspapers published.

The sale of false archives of newspapers published by Australian state & national public libraries & the British Libraries UK London Colindale intended to facilitate the concealment of Australian & international crimes & corruption.

Interpol Sirs and Madams,

My name is Roger Bates. I am an Australian living in Thailand and previously a resident of Adelaide South Australia employed by the State Bank of South Australia known as the Savings Bank of SA (SBSA) prior to 1984. On referral from the UK’s NPIOU I am providing to Interpol information with supporting documentation related to Australian crimes and corruption, the perpetrators of which have never been prosecuted, with related Australian national law enforcement corruption concealed by further crimes of an International nature committed in the efforts (a conspiracy) to conceal crimes and corruption.

This correspondence refers to the concealment of crimes, corruption & maladministration of Australian governments, law enforcement and news media involving crimes related to;

1. State Bank of South Australia bankruptcy unaccounted for public debt and

2. The “unsolved” Adelaide SA bombing murder of a police officer, committed by International organised criminals known as ‘Ndrangheta of Italy, with its International connections.

These separate subjects are unrelated but have in common that they are both events that have occurred in the Australian state of South Australia & involve Australian national law enforcement authorities, involve an Adelaide SA Private Investigator/organised crime gang member named Frank Carbone (Italian/Australian ‘Ndrangheta) and both have corruption issues concealed with the assistance of fake records of Australian newspapers published, sold by Australian public libraries as authentic archives, that have been exported to the United Kingdom’s British Libraries UK London Colindale.

Interpol should note that Australian Federal Police (AFP) are corrupt, conspire with others to conceal corruption and cannot be trusted. The AFP declines to allow the public’s reasonable communication on issues of serious crimes & concealment of law enforcement corruption.

The export from Australia of false records of Australian newspapers published and the altering of the records of UK newspapers published that are sold by British libraries UK London Colindale gives cause to understand that the efforts to conceal Australian corruption is an international conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, which Interpol can & should investigate & act upon. The efforts to conceal corruption involve Australia’s News Ltd. (News Corp. Australia) newspapers in acts that US citizen Rupert Murdoch must aware. Mr Murdoch is, according to Internet news media, under investigation by the US FBI concerning his corruption of foreign governments concerning crimes committed in the United Kingdom. The Australian corruption issues involving Rupert Murdoch’s Australian news media to which I refer occurred during the late 1980s through to the 1990s & continue today, & are issues involving his corruption of foreign governments, in this case Australia, after he became a US citizen. The Australian national & International crimes I describe relate to Adelaide South Australia where Rupert Murdoch began his news media career with his first newspaper the afternoon daily tabloid the ‘News’ and where the news media company he controls, News Corp Aust., continues to maintain his News Corp. Australia (News Ltd.) SA state newspaper publishing monopoly. It is appropriate that Interpol provided the information within this correspondence to US authorities including the FBI so they may give it consideration and investigate.

On the 2 March 1992 a bomb was detonated in the Adelaide office of the Australian National Crime Authority (NCA – since 2001 known as the Australian Crime Commission ACC) killing a police officer (Geoffrey Bowen) & injuring a lawyer named Peter Wallis. Within days of the event Australian news media (Adelaide’s News Ltd.’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper) published the last words NCA officer Bowen had in conversation with NCA lawyer Peter Wallis. They were “I hope this isn’t a bomb” said as he opened a package, that was not inspected by any security, that was delivered to him that morning. Seconds later he was dead & Peter Wallis was seriously injured by an incendiary bomb made of red phosphorus. A week later I was in Adelaide and saw the burnt out upper floor of the building in which officer Bowen died. A man named Dominic Perre was within two weeks arrested for the bombing & named in news articles published. Nearly two years after the bombing, during December 1993 (a state election month in SA), I was in Adelaide’s ‘Yatala’ maximum security prison held without trial bail having been refused bail, accused of threatening to kill a lawyer who later in August 1994 was convicted of fraud & jailed. During the week of Christmas 1993 I lived in a two person jail cell with Saverio (Sam) Catanzaretti who after offering me a job selling amphetamines, claimed to be an associate of the NCA bomber and disclosed his and his crime gang’s motivation for the bombing murder of NCA officer Bowen. Geoffrey Bowen was killed because he failed to comply with the agreed terms of his corruption after accepting money from his eventual killers, for the purpose of advising them of any law enforcement discovery of a cannabis crop valued at many millions of dollars they had grown during 1988 at Hidden Valley in Australia’s Northern Territory.

Within an hour of arrival in the jail cell Catanzaretti received a visit from a high ranking prison officer in an elaborate uniform who said to him “Sam, is there anything I can do for you, anything that I can get you?”, to which Sam replied “Nah, I’m alright”. When I later asked “How he knew the prison officer & why was he so friendly?” Sam replied that “he knew all the prison officers from when he was a kid growing up visiting his father who had been jailed for many years for growing marijuana”. His angry expression at remembering his childhood visits to his father was obvious. In jail cell conversations Sam also referred to his wife’s name being “Trimboli” before she married & that they had a son whom I assumed was very young. The newspapers had named the NCA bomber’s crime gang as the “Trimboli crime syndicate” after Robert Trimboli a notorious gangster who had died years earlier, a fugitive from justice wanted for murder. Sam said that the body of Donald Mc Kay (never discovered murder victim of Robert Trimboli) “was in the river” referring to the town NSW – Victoria border town of Griffith. Sam also claimed “we have police working for us” to reassure me after I declined his offer of a job selling amphetamines. He referred to his Calibres ancestry & the name of his mafia gang (I wasn’t at all interested) as ‘Ndrangheta which he tried & failed to have me pronounce correctly.

The disclosure of his gang’s motivation for murdering police officer Geoffrey Bowen was made when Sam claimed to have paid the NCA to protect his 1988 Cannabis crop to which I responded, “The NCA, you don’t trust that bunch of arseholes, let me guess, he took your money and arranged to have you arrested.” to which he replied “So we blew him up”. I told him to “shut up, the walls have ears in this place” and that I didn’t want to know his business. I could still believe that his claims were lies to big-note himself in prison. A few days later he became threatening and aggressive saying “You better be straight. If you’re not straight you’ll be floating down the river. You better not be working for Morabido.”

I had explained to Sam that I was held without trial, accused of threatening to kill a solicitor but was really there because I was considered a potential problem during an election month regarding my knowing some details of the State Bank of SA bankruptcy public debt never disclosed. “I know where the money went”. I congratulated Sam, as a taxpayer, being a part owner of a marina development (the Marino Rock marina) that was never built despite we all as taxpayers, collectively paying tens of millions of dollars for it to be built. I also told him of how my sworn testimony (July 1991 Bates versus SBSA) referring to the relationship between marina developers (Turner & Burloch) & the State Bank of SA had been corruptly tampered with to ensure it wasn’t within the record of proceedings.

I was released on bail on the 4 January 1994 (by Judge Christopher Legoe) with, on this occasion, no objections from SA Police or Department of Public Prosecution prosecutors. During January 1994 the alleged (March 1992) NCA bomber was named in newspaper articles as having been arrested for amphetamines. A temporary court suppression order prevented publication of the names of his co-accused whose photograph with pixels concealing their identity was published as front page news. Two weeks later the court suppression order expired & the names of NCA bomber Dominic Perre’s co-accused arrested with him for amphetamines were disclosed as Frank Carbone & Saverio Catanzaretti. His job offer of selling his amphetamines was genuine & claim to be an associate of the NCA bomber was true. According to news reports of their trial the amphetamines were said to have been “cooked” (manufactured) by police of the joint SA Police/NCA investigation of the NCA bombing who were attempting to link the source of red phosphorus used in the bomb to that which was used for amphetamine production. The trial for murder of the NCA bomber was at the time of his trial for amphetamines, yet to occur. Dominic Perre was convicted for the amphetamines while Carbone & Catanzaretti were acquitted. Catanzaretti’s sworn testimony at trial that he was “soldier” & a “Lieutenant” in the gang’s organisation was published as front page headline news in Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper & has since been erased from the records of newspapers published sold by Australian public libraries as newspaper archives.

During July 1995 front page newspaper articles (see file ‘Carbone SAPOL July 1995’) were published by Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper with photographs of Frank Carbone referring to him as being charged with co-accused police officers with corruption offences “as a result of an investigations into complaints lodged with the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) in June 1993”. I recognised Frank Carbone as a person whom had been constantly following me since 1986 (when I was given SBSA Corporate loans (& other) information & questioned the wisdom of SBSA management decisions) with associates whom (I later discovered) were SA Police Officers who eventually performed a ‘Home Invasion’ on the night of 10 July 1992 & stole SBSA letterhead documents before I could provide them to a journalist on Monday 13 July 1992. (see file ‘Home Invasion 10 July 1992’)I had lodged complaints with the SA PCA in June and July 1992 (see file ‘PCA.2.11.1992’). The PCA after claiming that they had used “defective” recording equipment to accept my complaints, claimed a secret police report written by SAPOL Internal Investigation Branch Officers John Tank & Lyn Strange had exonerated all police from any impropriety, re-opened the complaints in June 1993 after I provided them with copies of pages of a court transcript (files ‘SAPOL PC Shearn pg27’ & ‘SAPOL PC Shearn pg28’) referring in sworn testimony to dangerous acts purportedly undertaken by SA police that were clearly not within SA police procedure, committed on 10 July 1992. The acts of SA Police described did occur (10 July 1992 Home Invasion) but did not involve the police testifying in court who had never been to my home. The link between the SAPOL Tank/Strange investigation and corruption charges faced by Frank Carbone is demonstrated by a SA Police internal Investigation Branch letter dated 13 August 1997 file ‘SAPOL IIB Tank Strange PCA 13 Aug 1997’ referring to an “investigation that cannot commence until the judicial process in which the Tank/Strange judgment was given is finalised.” that refers to the decision that evidence presented in court to convict Frank Carbone & co-accused SA Police on corruption charges was obtained illegally and was inadmissible at trial. See file ‘Carbone SAPOL corruption May 1997’. Also file ‘SA PCA 30.3.2005 Wainwright’ a letter from the SA PCA falsely claiming to include with it copies of PCA correspondence to me dated 5 Nov. 2005 and 18 Nov 2005. The SA police corruption issues I had brought to the attention of the Police Complaints Authority have never been addressed by any complaint authority or police.

During September 1996 the NCA bomber’s trial for the March 1992 murder of policeman Geoffrey Bowen ended with a ‘nolle prosequi’ court order after testimony of a Yatala prison officer claiming to have seen the bomber buying the bomb parts was shown to be perjury after defence counsel presented employment records showing that the man was at work at that time. I was at that time detained at a medium security prison after it was said that my Community Service Work supervisor Christopher Legoe (the judge who allowed my release from jail on bail on 4 Jan. 1994 – he later returned to work as a judge) was an inadequate supervisor & my work was not recognised resulting in my being in breach of the terms of my suspended jail sentence imposed in 1994. The August 1996 decision to return me to jail was overturned in February 1997. SA Police Commissioner David Hunt retired in September 1996 and Police Commissioner Mal Hyde was appointed. Not until mid-1997 was I aware of the failure to convict the NCA bomber for murder & the September 1996 ‘nolle prosequi’ court order that ended the trial. SA Police (SAPOL) refuse to provide any acknowledgement of being aware of the PCA document dated 2 Nov. 1992 (see file ‘PCA.2.11.1992’) referring to their “defective” recording equipment used to accept my complaints of June 1992 & July 1992. The SBSA letterhead documents stolen by SA Police during the 10 July 1992 ‘Home Invasion’ were relevant to the complaint I had lodged with the PCA in June 1992.

In March 1997 the first newspaper article referring to the Adelaide SA NCA bombing as an event of 2 March 1994 was published. It was written by News Ltd.’s ‘The Advertiser’ journalist Silvia Kriven & appeared as a minor news item far from the front page. SA Police have refuse to provide written confirmation of their mid-1997 verbal advice that they are justified in refusing to allow me to provide them with my written formal statement detailing the December 1993 prison cell conversation I had with Catanzaretti in which he disclosed the motivation for the NCA bombing murder of officer Bowen, “because the December 1993 conversations were before the bombing & could not be relevant”.

News Ltd.’s role in blackmailing SA MP Ian Gilfillan (electorate Kangaroo Island). Adelaide’s afternoon daily ‘NEWS’ (News Ltd. tabloid) front page 1997 newspaper article accusing Ian Gilfillan MP of fraud with his electorate expenses.

In 1997 Adelaide’s News Ltd. the ‘News’ newspaper (afternoon daily tabloid) published a full front page news article referring to SA Member of Parliament Ian Gilfillan purportedly having fraudulently claimed electorate expense for living in his Kangaroo Island electorate while he was living at his Adelaide eastern suburbs home. In 1998 SA MP Ian Gilfillan made a speech to SA’s state parliament referring to the NCA Adelaide bombing; http://sa.democrats.org.au/parlt/p1/980707_d.htm as an event of March 1994.

Ian Gilfillan’s (SA MP) made the 1998 speech to SA’s parliament saying “why has there been no coronial inquest into 1994 NCA bombing?”. He was at the time well aware that the Adelaide NCA bombing murder of policeman Geoffrey Bowen was an event of March 1992 while John Bannon was Premier/Treasurer of South Australia. & prior to the December 1993 SA state election. Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper reported the speech the following day in a front page news article, after which I spoke to SA MP Gilfillian by telephoning his electorate office on Kangaroo Island SA, he may have thought that I was one of the many people of his electorate with my surname ‘Bates’, and he accepted my telephone call. I said to him that he “must know that the Adelaide NCA bombing was an event of March 1992 while John Bannon was Premier!” He understood that I was referring to his speech to parliament referring to the false date of 2 March 1994 of the Adelaide NCA bombing murder of policeman Geoffrey Bowen.

He groaned and said “I had to do that.”

I understand that to have meant that he had to do that or face prosecution for fraud over his electorate expenses. The matter of his being accused of fraud as reported by Adelaide’s the ‘News’ (News Ltd.) newspaper was never heard of again. Ian Gilfillan retired from politics soon after. Ian Gilfillan was forced to participate in the conspiracy to conceal the incompetence of the SA DPP’s failed prosecution of police officer Bowen’s murderer due to the maladministration, corruption, mistakes or deliberate acts of SA police/NCA joint investigation into the crime. The September 1996 ‘nolle prosequi’ court order requires that the testimony that was proven to be perjury presented to the court to convict police officer Bowen’s killer, be again presented to the new jury at any restart of the trial. This was never explained to the public in any news media. The question ‘Was the perjury presented a mistake caused by police investigators failures or deliberately presented with the knowledge of police, prosecutors & defense lawyers, that it could be proven to be false, ending the trial & the risk that his killer’s motivation might be publicly exposed?’ remains unanswered. Law enforcement authorities, including Bowen’s employer (NCA later renamed the ACC) at the time of his death, and all others concerned with his murder & failed prosecution of the Adelaide NCA bomber have an interest in concealing the motivation for killing him.

The 1999 SA Coroner’s Inquest into the March 1994 (new & false date) Adelaide SA NCA bombing that was announced as a result of Ian Gilfillan’s 1998 speech to SA’s parliament, was conducted by Coroner Wayne Chivel who was the SA Police Complaints Authority CEO in 1992 when the PCA claimed to have used “defective” recording equipment to accept my complaints of June and July of 1992.

Since the change of the date of police officer Bowen’s murder, Australia now has organized crime gang member Frank Carbone under investigation since June 1993 (a true date – see file ‘Carbone July 1995’) for corruption with co-accused SA police while Bowen’s killers (Carbone’s crime gang) were planning his murder & building the bomb which killed him in March 1994 (the new & false date).

Attachments to this correspondence, including files ‘Death threatDec 2013 Events 1986 to 2013’ & ‘Meeting Catanzaretti prison Dec 1993’ provide details of the crimes & corruption concealed by further crimes of an International nature & significance.

Australian Internet websites have posted news articles referring to crimes of ‘Saverio Catanzareti’ during 2013 – 28 May 2013 http://www.victorharbortimes.com.au/story/1531780/four-suspects-face-court-over-planned-robbery/ and on taxpayer funded ABC website

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-26/drug-trafficking-accused-freed-on-bail/5116408 Posted Tue 26 Nov 2013 – reference to ‘Saverio Catanzareti’ Appears below

This ABC website posting has false information – Saverio Catanzaretti (Dec. 1993 prison spelling – he became upset when I referred to him as Catanzarelli) also referred to as ‘Saverio Catanzareti’ & ‘Severio (Sam) Catanzareti’ in the news article falsely dated 10 Jan 1996)

Saverio Catanzaretti whom I met in December 1993 was in Thailand in December 2013 & previously in November 2012 through to at least well into February 2013. The last photograph in Pattaya Thailand that I took of Saverio (Sam) Catanzaretti is still stored on my mobile phone & is dated 24 December 2013 (5.30 PM).

I had a unforgettable week in a jail cell with him during December 1993 & have no doubts from his appearance, manner, voice & what he said that it was him here* in Thailand having come to threaten me over his crimes** in Adelaide SA during 1980s & 1990s that I’ve referred to in email to Australian authorities (police, governments, news media & the Australian Press Council) during the last few years. December 1993 was the first time I ever saw the inside (or outside) of any prison.

here*in Thailand – The table (of a small café) next to me in a large city (Pattaya) in a foreign country (Thailand) 19 years after I’d met him in December 1993 in a 2 person prison cell in Adelaide SA & again during December 2013 (20 years after December 1993). – Undoubtedly more than a coincidence. Someone told him where to locate me.

Crimes** Amphetamines valued at many millions of dollars disclosed at trial as “cooked” by police for the Australian ‘Ndrangheta (Calabria Sth. Italy) mafia responsible for the Adelaide SA NCA bombing murder of a policeman, said to be “unsolved” with the killers never convicted.

This ABC (Australian taxpayer funded) Internet news article looks odd with its limited information it reports. I am aware of the ABC TV having broadcast false & misleading information in the past.

Adelaide SA ABC TV was in 1998 the first television channel to broadcast file footage of the remains of the 2 March 1992 NCA bomb blast re-captioned March 1994 within days of the announcement of a SA Coroner’s Inquest into the March 1994 NCA bombing (new & false date) that was made immediately after the July 1998 speech of SA MP Ian Gilfillan to parliament referring to the NCA Adelaide bombing as an event of March 1994 that was front page news of ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper the following day. Other Adelaide SA TV channels in 1998 broadcast their file footage of the remains of March 1992 NCA bombing uncaptioned before days later rebroadcasting it captioned with the new & false date of March 1994. The ABC Adelaide SA TV broadcast with the false 1994 date of the March 1992 NCA bombing remains, occurred at a time when John Bannon, SA Premier/Treasurer John Bannon at the time of the NCA bombing in 1992 (& other news articles erased from the records – SBSA etc.), was on the Board of the ABC in 1998. The political party in SA’s 1998 government (elected December 1993) was the SA parliamentary Opposition party when the March 1992 NCA bombing occurred but in state government on the date of the new & false date (March 1994) of the Adelaide SA NCA bombing. Many SA MPs of 1992 and 1994 are still members of SA Parliament today in 2014.

News media and the Internet are considered by Australian governments & law enforcement authorities as a convenient means by which false & misleading information can be provided to the Australian public.

The ABC Internet website posting (below) of 26 November 2013 states “Saverio Catanzariti, remains in custody”. Assuming it is the same person (the names are very uncommon in Australia) I met in December 1993 who claimed to be a friend of the NCA bomber, offered me a job selling amphetamines, disclosed the motivation for killing Officer Bowen in March 1992 & was arrested with Perre (the alleged bomber) in January 1994, he would have if allowed bail after this website posting in November 2013, had to have surrendered his passport & have travel restrictions imposed upon him to prevent his absconding as an International fugitive from justice. Australian police would know details of his whereabouts at all times & could confirm he was in Thailand. The same police, news media and politicians are well aware where we (Catanzaretti & I) were (a jail cell in Adelaide) during December 1993. They are committed to the efforts of concealing the police corruption related motivation for the Adelaide SA NCA bombing murder of police officer Geoffrey Bowen.

Catanzaretti & friends recruit Australian police & kill them when their work is unsatisfactory and police then recruit him to assist to conceal for their mutual benefit, their crimes that they have in common. Australian police, politicians, NCA bomber Perre, his crime gang (& defence council) and the judiciary they appeared before all know that murder victim Geoffrey Bowen was killed in March 1992 (not March 1994) and know of the efforts to conceal the motivation of his killers.

Interpol has access to (possibly corrupt) Australian computer files of criminal convictions & records of arrests prior to court appearances and can confirm NCA bomber Perre’s and Catanzaretti’s late 1990s conviction for the 1988 Northern territory (NT) Hidden Valley cannabis crop valued at many millions of dollars, that involved the never publicly disclosed Australian police corruption related motivation for the Adelaide SA NCA bombing murder of police officer Geoffrey Bowen for which his killers have never, and now never will be, convicted. Australian police are unlikely to claim to Interpol, that “Perre & Catanzaretti are entitled to privacy regarding their criminal convictions” as was their verbal advice, unconfirmed in writing, to me. Interpol is capable of requesting Australian Federal Police provide some explanation for their apparent involvement in the International conspiracy to conceal details of Australian crimes & maladministration/corruption of police investigations, including the joint NCA/SAPOL investigation into the Adelaide SA NCA bombing, which involves the export of corruption to foreign countries.

File name – ‘Drug trafficking accused freed on bail Saverio Catanzariti incorrect spelling ABC 26 Nov 2013’

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-26/drug-trafficking-accused-freed-on-bail/5116408

Drug trafficking accused freed on bail

By court reporter James Hancock

Posted Tue 26 Nov 2013, 7:32am AEDT

Map: Keswick 5035

An Adelaide man accused of drug trafficking has been released on bail after the Supreme Court endorsed a magistrate’s ruling.

Antonio Catanzariti, 41, of Torrensville, his brother, sister-in-law and another man are charged over the discovery of about 20,000 ecstasy tablets and 15 kilograms of cannabis at Keswick Railway Station this month.

The South Australian Supreme Court was told the haul had an estimated value of $500,000.

Home detention bail was granted by a magistrate last week but the prosecution appealed to the Supreme Court, citing a risk Catanzariti could offend while on bail.

A lawyer said his client intended pleading not guilty and the case might not be resolved until some time in 2015.

The man’s brother, Saverio Catanzariti, remains in custody.

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It is inconceivable that the concealment of Australian corruption (SBSA bankruptcy public debt & matters of police corruption concerning the NCA bombing & the corruption of its investigation) by the use of the fake records of Australian newspapers published (exported to the UK) could have occurred without the knowledge, co-operation & assistance of Rupert Murdoch who must have given his consent to involved News Ltd. news media, Editors & journalists who have an understanding of their own and others’ corruption & its objectives. Rupert Murdoch’s Australian News Ltd. employees could never act without his consent or act against his requirements as they perceive them.

Below – A brief summary of State Bank of SA purportedly illegal “Off Balance Sheet” entity ‘Kabani’ (SBSA bankruptcy now public debt) crimes & corruption concealed by the use of fake records of Australian newspapers published that are sold as archives & have been exported to the UK. Some of the information below was provided to me in 1986 while I was employed by the State Bank of SA & refers to public debt still unaccounted for with details of concealment is assisted by the false records of newspapers published exported from Australia to the British Libraries UK Colindale.

Marino Rocks marina State Bank of South Australia connection – Taxpayer debt concealed.

Updated with the 2014/2015 information from ASIC and website http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/conferences/business/parker.pdf (this information was found 2014 – No Australian news media considered it news worthy in 1987/88)

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A referral to Interpol concerning these issues was made by the UK’s National Public Order Intelligence Unit NPIOU whom I’d telephone at the suggestion of the United Kingdom London Police (in a telephone conversation I made to UK London Police after email sent was unanswered) after email I’d sent to UK PM Cameron & others including Ed Vaisey MP UK Min. for Culture responsible for British Libraries UK Colindale (& the fake records of newspapers published that the London Library sells) was unacknowledged other than by a letter received dated 12 Dec. 2012 (file ‘UK govt. reply to fake British Lib archives’) My email to UK PM Cameron & others included documents showing how the UK library records were corrupt to conceal Australian corruption, detailed & supported with documents I had provided (including file ‘Only London NCA bomb UK ref.’). The NPIOU understood nothing of the issues when the referral to Interpol was made. The NPIOU referral to Interpol, seemingly to evade the issues I had raised, seemed absurd at that time, but after some consideration I understand that the issues of crimes & corruption I had raised are matters of International crimes committed, involving International organisations & that Interpol can & should investigate.

Documents attached to this correspondence are limited by your Internet website delivery size limit.

It would be appropriate and helpful if Interpol would allow my further reasonable communication with Interpol for the purpose of my providing further details of these issues & supporting documentation, answering your reasonable questions and having these issues of International crime investigated. Australian authorities (law enforcement, governments and politicians) will not allow such communication to occur, indicating their desire to conceal their impropriety. I request that Interpol acknowledge this communication & facilitate my further communication. If Interpol does not within a few days receive my reply to Interpol correspondence sent to me, you may assume that I did not receive it, did not have the opportunity to read it & that it was hacked from my email.

Documents sent with this correspondence totalling 40-9 mb are listed below & have been sent in three separate zipped files named ‘1.Interpol 10.7mb’, 2.Interpol 13mb’, ‘3.Interpol inc UK 13.2mb’. More documents demonstrating Australia’s international crimes & corruption exported to foreign countries will be made available in future correspondence. Your Interpol co-operation in facilitating my communication would be appreciated.

The information that I am providing is true and accurate.

Yours Sincerely,

Roger J. Bates August 2014

Documents provided to Interpol include

For Interpol Aug 2014’ is a copy of this correspondence as a pdf file

Carbone SAPOL July 1995’ (copy of original paper published version)

PCA.2.11.1992’

SAPOL PC.Shearn pg27’ & ‘SAPOL PC.Shearn pg28’

SA.PCA.30.3.2005.Wainwright’

Death threatDec 2013 Events 1986 to 2013’

Home Invasion10 July 1992’

Meeting Catanzaretti prison Dec 1993’

Carbone Amphetamines 10 Jan 1996’

Carbone. sleuth.20.1 1996’ (copy of original paper published version)

Carbone SAPOL corruption May 1997’ (from false records)

SAPOL IIB Tank Strange PCA 13 Aug 1997’

APC News Ltd. newstext 3.2.1’ (provided by the APC – newstext.com.au News Ltd. computer generated list of news articles found by search term ‘Frank Carbone’ – file ‘Carbone Amphetamines 10 Jan 1996’ is not listed)

SA NCA bomber’s Lieutenant Sam Dec 2013’ Photograph Thailand Catanzaretti December 2013

Notes on docs. sent SA ICAC’

Kabani 2.10.90’ (copy of original paper published version)

Turner 5 Oct 1989Adelaide PM News’ (copy of original paper published version)

11 Feb 1991 pg 6 SBSA’ (from false records sold as archives – contains references to news articles previously published (ref.s to SBSA “Off Balance Sheet” company debts) that have been erased from the records of newspapers published.

ASC.TURNER. Pro-Image 27.9.1993 The ASC Media Release – requested of & provided by the ASC – only because the information was published as a news article (now erased) did I know the Media Release existed.

UK govt. reply to fake British Lib archives’ is a letter dated 12 December 2012 ref. 220989/dm/13 signed by Dempster Marples Library & Arts Policy Officer said to be written on behalf of the UK Minister for Culture Ed Vaisey to correspondence & repeated attempts at communication with the UK government & UK PM Cameron & requests that the issues of the corruption of the records (‘archives’) of newspapers published (UK & Australian imported from Australia) sold as archives of newspapers published by the British Libraries UK London Colindale, be referred to UK law enforcement authorities.

Only London NCA bomb UK ref.’ was purchased from British Libraries UK London Colindale as the only UK newspaper published reference to the Adelaide SA NCA bombing murder of police officer Bowen, is a false record with an incorrect date of his murder and was not published on the date referred to. The British Libraries UK London Colindale also has the false records of Australian newspapers published (imported from Australia) with the news reporting of State Bank of SA bankruptcy & the Adelaide NCA bombing having been altered from the original published by Australian newspapers.

SA ICAC response 30 Oct 2013’ [indicating SA ICAC corruption] and ‘SA ICAC to Bates 5.6.14’ threat of criminal prosecution for proving SA ICAC response 30 Oct 2013

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Documents WordPress Timeline – this blog- an attempt at chronological order

  1. ‘Turner 5 Oct 1989 Adelaide PM News Ltd.’
  2. ‘Kabani 2.10.1990’
  3. ‘Burloch 18.12.90’
  4. ’11 Feb 1991 pg 6 SBSA’
  5. ‘11 Feb 1991 pg 7 SBSA’
  6. ‘DGH.R.John 7.11.91 doc.s lost’ &
  7. ‘DGH.R.John 19.3.1992’
  8. ‘PCA 2.11.1992’
  9. ‘PC. Shearn.pg.27.June1993’
  10. ‘PC.Shearn.pg.28.June1993’
  11. ‘ASC 93/225 27 Sept 1993’ Pro-Image Studios Ltd. Turner charged ASC Press release – news article published erased from ‘archives’
  12. ‘ASC 95-177 10 Nov 1995’ Pro-Image Studios Ltd. Turner charges dropped ASC Press release – news article published erased from ‘archives’
  13. ‘ASIC 4 March 2015’ ASIC letter from an unidentified ASIC author pg. 1a pg 2b
  14. ‘Carbone July 1995’
  15. ‘Carbone Amphetamines 10 Jan 1996 pg 1’
  16. ‘Carbone sleuth 20 Jan 1996’
  17. ‘Gittos SAPOL 10.2.1996’
  18. ‘SAAMC.14 Feb 1996’
  19. ‘Carbone SAPOL Tank Strange 22 May 1997’
  20. ‘PCA SAPOL IIB Tank Strange 13 Aug 1997’
  21. ‘NCA Lamb 28 Jan 1998 NCA bomb’
  22. ‘SA DPP Rofe 15 Feb 1999 misleading’
  23. ‘Carbone SAPOL .27.3.1999’
  24. ‘NCA SA Coroner Inq 8 May 1999 Trimboli’
  25. ‘Gillies Brit Lib UK 15 Sept 2004’ a pg 1 b pg 2
  26. ‘PCA 30 March 2005.Wainwright’
  27. ‘SAAMC 20 April 2005’
  28. ‘DPM Gillard She 28 Feb 2008.’
  29. ‘DPM Gillard Hubbard.28 Feb 2008’
  30. ’Debus MP 21 April 2008’
  31. ‘ALEIC 21 July 2008’
  32. ‘ACCC CEO Cassidy 31 Jan 2011 ref 1032406’
  33. ‘APC News Ltd newstext 3.2.12’ access to both via https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/australian-newspapers-news-articles-published-erased-from-the-now-fake-records-of-newspapers-published-sold-as-archives-also-exported-to-the-uk-listed-incomplete/
  34. ‘Bradbury 28 May 2012 ACCC’
  35. ‘Roxon 4 Feb 2013’
  36. ‘Dreyfus AFP reply 22 March 2013
  37. ‘SA ICAC reply pg 1 30 Oct 2013’ ‘SA ICAC reply pg 2 30 Oct 2013’ ‘SA ICAC reply pg 3 30 Oct 2013’
  38. ‘SA ICAC threat 6 Feb 2014’
  39. ‘SA ICAC threat 5 June 2014’
  40. ‘NSW ICAC 6 Dec 2013 Comm Ipp reply’
  41. ‘Only London NCA bomb UK ref.’ access via https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/uk-responses-to-fake-newspaper-archives-sold-by-british-libraries-uk-london/
  42. ‘Sam C Dec 2012’ Saverio [Sam] Catanzareti Photograph taken in Thailand. He was later to return to Thailand in November 2013. I was later to discover an Australian ABC news media Internet website news article referring to him as being in custody awaiting trial on Adelaide SA drugs charges during November 2013, bail having been refused, when he was in Thailand.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-26/drug-trafficking-accused-freed-on-bail/5116408 This ABC website of 2013 cannot be accessed in 2015. “Antonio Catanzariti, 41, of Torrensville” is referred to as having been allowed bail. “The man’s brother, Saverio Catanzariti, remains in custody.”

1. Turner 5 Oct 1989 Adelaide PM News Ltd

SA marina developer William Turner also a Director of Pro-Image Studios Ltd. False and misleading information published by Rupert Murdoch’s first newspaper the ‘News’. The State Bank of SA’s “Off Balance Sheet” relationship with Turner and his debts that became public debt have never been publicly disclosed.

2. Kabani 2.10.90

2 October 1990 the State Bank of SA discloses that it has an “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’ – the number & purported valuation of the “Off Balance Sheet” companies were to change. News media were never again to refer to SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” companies & debts referred to as assets that became public debt still concealed. No efforts to prosecute anyone regarding SBSA’s illegal “Off Balance Sheet” companies were reported by any news media.

3. Burloch 18.12.90

18 December 1990 Marina developer Alan Burloch [said to have purchased marina developer William Turner’s assets when he was purportedly bankrupt in October 1989] reported as having withdrew from the marina development.

4. 11 Feb 1991 pg 6 SBSA

11 February 1991 News Ltd.’s ‘The Advertiser’ published the news article headlined “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” referring to previous news articles published. Those news articles have been erased from public accessible records of newspapers published that are now fake ‘archives’ of newspapers sold by Australian state and national public libraries & British Libraries UK London Colindale.

5. 11 Feb 1991 pg 7 SBSA

11 February 1991 ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper publishes a news on the State Bank of SA’s taxpayer bailout including in the news article headlined “How SA will fund bank’s rescue” that SBSA Chairman, also BFC Chairman & Director of “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’ David Simmons had been appointed to a “A State Bank advisory group” “to ensure the structure and operation of the bank is correct”.

6. DGH.R.John.7.11.91.doc.s lost

7 November 1991 MY lawyer Richard John of the law firm Duncan, Groom & Hannon [Terry Groom MP of the SA state government] appointed by SA’s Legal Services Commission despite obvious conflicts of interest in my legal action against the State Bank of SA, advised me that he had lost my documentation that I had provided.

7. DGH R. John.19.3.1992

19 March 1992 Lawyer Richard John advises me that he has found my documentation that he claimed to have lost. My documents provided to lawyer Richard John were never returned. A had less than 2 weeks earlier discovered that my sworn testimony given in July 1991 had been erased from the records of the forum in which I had given it. Richard John claimed to be a gambling addict when he was convicted of fraud in August 1994 that was unrelated to his having obtained money from me by deceit & later repaying it.

8. PCA 2.11.1992

2 November 1992 South Australia’s Police Complaints Authority claims to have used defective recording equipment to accept my complaints of June and July 1992. On 10 July 1992 I had documents stolen during a ‘Home Invasion’ performed by SA police & had no documents to show journalists David Hellaby when he came to my home 13 July 1992. Hellaby had seen William Turner’s bankruptcy file saying it was “the most amazing document he had ever seen, indicating a $30 million debt but had no information identifying his creditors”. Home Invaders of 10 July 1992 had stolen all SBSA letterhead documents that they could find & documents related to my complaint lodged with the SA PCA in June 1992.

9. PC.Shearn.pg. 27.June1993

June 1993 – pages of an Adelaide magistrates court transcript – a SA Police Constable who had never been to my home claims to have come to my home unarmed and alone on the night of 10 July 1992 to search my home for guns.

10. PC.Shearn.pg. 28.June1993

June 1993 – Adelaide court transcript pages of perjured testimony of a police officer claiming to on 10 July 1992 have been required to attend my home, by himself & unarmed, to search for guns. 9 pages of court transcript (purchased for $9- per page) were provided to the SA Police Complaints Authority that had claimed that SA police had produced a secret report exonerating police over a 10 July 1992 ‘Home Invasion’ & theft of SBSA letterhead & other documents. The PCA complaints were reopened in June 1993 as a result of these pages of transcripts of sworn testimony.

11. ASC 93-225 27 Sept 1993

27 September 1993 – Australian Securities Commission [ASC] media release of 27 September 1993 referring to William Turner as a Director of Pro-Image Studios Ltd. being charged by the ASC with financial crimes. The Adelaide News Ltd newspaper reporting of Turner being charged with crimes by the ASC [the only reason of my being aware of the information & requesting a copy of this document from the ASC] has been erased from the publicly accessible records of newspapers published.

12. ASC 95-177 10 Nov 1995

10 November 1996 Australian Securities Commission media release – Crimes for which the ASC has charged William Turner in September 1993 [more than 2 years previously] will not be prosecuted. Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper reporting of ASC charges for Turner being dropped, have been erased from publicly accessible records of newspapers published. Only by reading the newspaper article published in November 1995 was I aware of the likely existence of this ASC media release & request a copy.

13. a ASIC 4 March 2015 pg. 1 jpg

4 March 2015 – A letter received from an unidentified purported employee of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission [ASIC/ASC] claiming that Pro-Image Studios Ltd. was “deregistered on 19 December 2014” & declining to comment on ASIC/ASC corruption over my communication with the ASIC and its involvement in concealing crimes & corruption that it exists for to prosecute.

13. b. ASIC 4 March 2015 pg. 2 jpg

4 March 2015 letter from an unidentified ASIC employee [with an illegible signature] claiming to be employed by ASIC Misconduct and Breach Reporting Assessment & Intelligence.

14. Carbone July 1995

July 1995 Adelaide News Ltd. newspaper articles published July 1995 reporting Private Investigator Frank Carbone & co-accused police officers being charged with corruption offences. Headline “Investigator on corruption charges” – “The detectives were charged as a result of investigations into complaints lodged with the Police Complaints Authority in June 1993.” From these newspaper published photographs of Frank Carbone I was able to identify the name of one of my stalkers (1986 to early 1990s) who I had seen with SA police officers who were the ‘Home Invaders’ of 10 July 1992 who had stolen SBSA letterhead & other documents.

 

15. Carbone Amphetamines 10 Jan 1996 pg 1

‘The Advertiser’ front page news artcile headlined “Court told of phone calls ‘Fears’ for drug case witness” from the fake ‘archives’ of newspapers published & dated 10 january 1996. The news article was originally published in January 1994 less than a month after I was in December 1993 confined to a Yatala maximum security jail cell with Sam Catanzareti who appears in the photograph as being arrested with crime gang associate Frank Carbone. The news artcile refers to “conspiring to manufacture about $40 million worth of amphetamines”.

 

16. Carbone.sleuth.20 Jan 1996

‘The Advertiser’ newspaper article that was published on 20 January 1996 with the headline “Police out for revenge on sleuth, court told” Frank Carbone [& Catanzareti] had already by then, according to news media reporting, been ‘acquitted’ of amphetamine charges. The amphetamines were disclosed at trial as having been manufactured by police NCA bombing investigators.

17. Gittos SAPOL 10.2.1996

News Ltd. Adelaide news artcile published 10 February 1996 headlined “SM urges forgiveness for policeman” – South Australian Police Detective Grant Gittos is fined $200- with no conviction recorded for celebrating the New Year by repeatedly firing his hand-gun into the air while in a highly populated suburb. Detective Gittos was the leader in the July 1992 ‘Home Invasion’ theft of documents and my arresting officer on occassions that I was arrested. He never had any interest in questioning me. His real name was unknown to me until court trials during 1994. Detective Gittos was also my stalker from 1986 to the early 1990s on occassions seen with Frank Carbone.

18. SAAMC 14 Feb 1996

A letter dated 14 february 1996 I received from the South Australian Assets Management Corp. [SA state Treasury SAAMC the ‘Bad Bank’ with SBSA bad debt for which SA taxpayers were liable]. The author Andrew G. Anastasiades Head of Treasury & Finance refers to a telephone converstion that I had had with during which I raised the issues of SBSA’ illegal “Off Balance Sheet” relationship with the Marino Rocks marina developers, debts of William Turner’s Pro-Image Studios Ltd. & associated corruption.

19. Carbone SAPOL Tank Strange 22 May 1997

‘The Advertiser’ news artcile [fake archives copy] dated 22 May 1997 altered from the original paper published version of that same date. The news article headlined “Judge accuses anti-graft police of ‘cover-up, lying’ ” refers to the corruption of SA police officers Inspector John Tank and Detective Lyn Strange by their illegally obtaining evidence of crime gang member Frank Carbone’s and co-accused SA police crimes. The evidence was ruled inadmissible to convict them. Officers Tank & Strange [photgraphed] who came to my home late at night claiming to be investigating my complaints to the SA PCA were unavailable for any more reasonably time 9 am to 5 pm daytime contact.

20. PCA SAPOL IIB Tank Strange 13 Aug 1997

A letter dated 13 August 1997 received from the South Australian Police Internal Investigation Branch in reply to my correspondence of 29 June 1997. The author Commander F G Edwards refers to my June & July 1992 complaints lodged with the SA Police Complaints Authority reopened in June 1993 and the ongoing “investigation” that “cannot commence until the judical process in which the Tank/Strange judgement was given has been finalised”, referring to the inadmissibility of evidence illegally obtained by Tank/Strange while investigating crime gang member Frank Carbone & co-accused SA police. Commander Edwards refers to my also sending this letter to the SA Police Complaints Authority that never acknowledged receiving it. No investigation as is referred to ever occurred.

Constant hacking has made making this post to WordPress difficult. The hacking was for 2 days slightly less when using an Internet cae rather than my own PC & Internet connections.      Documents below have been added without captions – the documents are decsribed in the text above – to facilitate a more speedy posting of this Timeline of Australian crimes & corruption events.  The documents below are intended to demonstrate that all appropriate authorities [Police, politicians of both political parties & others] are aware of the issues of their own and others, sometime political opponents, corruption.      This WordPress post – intended to demonstrate Australia’s law enforcement, government[s] and news media corruption, may in the future be improved with more information.

It is clear that the hacker[s] have had remote access to my own PCs and Internet connections but also have remote access to interfere with my using Internet cafes to make posts to WordPress.

Please note that letters from various Australian authorities that can be viewed below, generally misrepresent me and the information that I have provided to those authorities, in order to avoid their obligations and responsibilities of the authors employed by the authorities. Letters from corrupt authorities while addressed to me are intended for their own files and for the purpose of misleading anyone who reads them.  It is common for authorities to refer to enclosures in their correspondence when no enclosures were within the letters they have sent.

21. NCA Lamb 28 Jan 1998 NCA bomb

Communication with the National Crime Authority – This letter misrepresents my communication with the NCA. The author Mr P J Lamb does not mention the conversation that I had with him.

22. SA DPP Rofe 15 Feb 1999 misleading

23. Carbone SAPOL.27.3.1999

24. NCA SA Coroner Inq 8 May 1999 Trimboli

26. PCA 30 March 2005.Wainwright

There were no enclosures to this correspondence. THe SA Police Complaints Authorities refuses to provide me with a copy of documents that it claims has already been provided to me.

27. SAAMC 20 April 2005

SAAMC acknowledges receiving my money as payment for a Freedom of Informtion release request. There has never been any FoI release from any South Australian authority.

30. DeBus MP 21 April 2008

A letter reiceived via an ACC email address with a demand that I provide ‘a fixed residential address’.

31. ALEIC 21 July 2008

 

32. ACCC CEO 31 Jan 2011      Letter from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission – Austraalian public libaries selling fake newspaper archives is “not trade or commerce” “under the TPA” [Trade Practices Act] “as it does not have the hallmarks of commercial activity.”

33. APC News Ltd.newstext 3.2.12      Pages of newstext.com.au computer generated list of news articles published in News Ltd. Newspapers & found using search terms ‘Frank Carbone’. These pages were provided by the Australian Press Council [APC] after I provided information to the APC regarding the fake archives of Australian newspapers published and apparent corruption of Australian news media.

The Australian Press Council correspondence dated 15 February 2012 sent to me [newstext.com.au documents attached] can be viewed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/australian-newspapers-news-articles-published-erased-from-the-now-fake-records-of-newspapers-published-sold-as-archives-also-exported-to-the-uk-listed-incomplete/              Email dated 9 February 2012 sent to me from the Australian Press Council states the APC “deals with the editorial and article sections of newspapers and magazines and does not generally deal with advertising or the commercial operations of publications. The question of on-sold newspaper archives is clearly a question related to commercial operations and does not relate to the newspaper’s on-going journalism.” [bold highlighting added by me]

 

Bradbury A Min Fin 28 May 2012 ACCC

A letter from Australian federal Assistant Treasurer and Minister Assisting for Deregulation’ is dated 28 May 2012 in reply to my correspondence of November 2011. Minister Bradbury was responsible for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that offered the opinion that selling fake records as archives was not illegal under ACCC enforced laws because it doesn’t have the “hallmarks” of commerce. Again the authority (ACCC) to which governments appoint Commissioners, is ‘Independent’ & therefore its decisions [& any apparent corruption] has nothing to do with the Minister, the Department, or the government.

35. Roxon 4 Feb 2013

Letter dated 4 February 2013 from the office of Australian federal Attorney General Nicola Roxon

36. Dreyfus AFP reply 22 March 2013

Letter dated 22 March 2013 from the Australian Federal Police written on behalf of & in reply to correspondence to Australian federal Attorney General Mark Dreyfus QC MP

A letter dated 30 October 2013 from the South Australian Independent Commission Against Corruption [SA ICAC] in reply to my complaint lodged providing evidence of corruption of South Australian authorities. The letter misrepresents my complaint, information and documentation provided that has never been acknowledged.  My complaint was rewritten by SA ICAC before they refused to investigate it.  The complaint that I lodged was not the complaint that SA ICAC accepted.   There has been what appears to be a threat of criminal prosecution for making available to others information concerning a complaint lodged with SA ICAC and documentation demonstrating Australian national corruption regarding events that have occurred in South Australia.     SA ICAC Commissioner Bruce Lander QC has after implying I may be liable for criminal prosecution concerning information that I have provided to him has declined to provide further information concerning what may be his intentions.    Letters from South Australia’s Independent Commission Agaianst Corruption dated 30 October 2013 – 6 February 2014 and 5 June 2014 [signed by Bruce lander] appear below :

SA ICAC response 30 Oct 2013

SA ICAC threat 6 Feb 2014

39. SA ICAC threat 5 June 2014

Letter dated 5 June 2014 from the South Australian Independent Commission Against Corruption [SA ICAC] that may be a threat of my criminal prosecution for making available to others information & documentation regarding Australian corruption. SA ICAC Commissioner Bruce Lander does not specifically say which information and documentation that I have provided to SA ICAC [& is unacknowledged] that if provided to others would be a criminal offence. I have provided the same information & SA ICAC’s corrupt response to others including Australia’s federal Attorneys General [past & present of both political parties] & others with ministerial responsibility for the authorities whom are corrupt. They do not respond.

Above –  A letter dated 6 December 2013 from the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption NSW ICAC – refusing to accept the evidence of fake archives of Australian newspapers published that are sold by the State Library of NSW as authentic newspaper archives.  NSW ICAC refuses to allow my further communication with them. I have provided the evidence of news articles published in South Australia’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper [referring to SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” debt changing valuations [11 February 1991 page 6 still refers to news articles previously published] – those newspaper articles are some of the many that have been erased from the NSW State Library ‘archives’ of newspapers published.

41. Only London NCA bomb UK ref

The only existing reference to the Adelaide SA NCA bombing murder of police officer Geoffrey Bowen ever published in any United KIngdom newspaper – according to the records [fake archives] of British Libraries UK London Colindale. See the right hand side lower half of page news artcile [about eight sentences] headlined “Bomb kills detective in Adelaide” The date of the purported publishing 3 March 1994 is two years after Police Officer Geoffrey Bowen was killed on 2 March 1992. This British Libraries London ‘archived’ record was found in 2011 and was not in the records in 2004 when I first discovered the corruption of the newspaper reporting of the bankruptcy of the State Bank of SA.

Australian Psychiatry corruption and Human Rights abuses

Australian Psychiatry corruption and Human Rights abuses

Secret Freedom of Information exempt medical records conceal Australian Human Rights abuses, corruption, maladministration within the medical profession and abuses of Psychiatry

Australia’s medical professionals engage in human rights abuses. The professions, Doctors [or those with no relevant medical qualifications but claiming to be doctors], nurses, hospital administration staff and administers of law enforcement authorities employed to enforce laws intended to prevent human rights abuses, act in co-operative coordinated efforts to conceal crimes, contrary to the requirements of their professions in medicine and law enforcement.  Australian Psychiatrists have been known to kill each other over the politics of rivalry for appointments to highly paid administrative positions.

You may find it difficult to believe that Australian public hospital system medical files could be Freedom of Information [FoI] exempt and that the person who is the subject of those files could be denied access to their medical files. That Freedom of Information exemptions to medical files can conceal crimes, corruption and abuses of the medical profession is obvious and apparent from medical file documents posted to this website.        Here is the evidence.

1. JEO 89 request Assess declarataion pg 89

1. JEO 89 request Assess declaration pg 89

2. JEO 83 app. declaration

2. JEO 83 application for – declaration

The medical profession should be trustworthy & committed to their Hippocratic Oath, ethical standards and to do no harm.

Mental Health nurse Ellen Lowry Identity concealed in medical records, disclosed after 13 years

In July 2002 Mental Health nurse Ellen Lowry came to my Atherton North Queensland home with a police officer and a “Dr Lisa Simpson”. I was arrested and taken to the Atherton Police station, not charged with a crime but transported to Cairns Base Hospital [CBH] and detained for eight days. Being provided with no information, I lodged a Freedom of Information request.  The Cairns Hospital medical file FoI release was 4 months beyond FoI legislated time requirements due to “a breakdown in the process” for which the Hospital FoI ‘Decision-Maker’ apologised in a letter dated 17 January 2003.

I had, with the illegal abuses of processes of the law, been placed under an Involuntary Treatment Order as a result of a court order application by an unidentified person for secret FoI exempt reasons.

Ellen Lowry the was ‘case officer’ who advised me “there was to no Mental Health Review Tribunal review of the ITO” within six weeks as required by the MHA 2000 “because of a lack of resources”, was the applicant for the Justice Examination Order [Identification FoI exempt on medical files but identified in 2014 AHPRA correspondence], is named nominated as my “Allied Person” in Cairns Hospital files, made threats of retribution if I refused to take medication, gave me Mirtazapine tablets [brand name Avanza] in the presence of treating psychiatrist claiming Mirtazapine were a Valium related [Benzodiazepine] minor tranquilizer and provided false, misleading & offensive information in documents [unsigned as authorised, including referring to my dead mother who was alive at the time]in documents presented to the Mental Health Review Tribunal of December 2002 that immediately revoked the ITO.   The drugs involuntary imposed upon me [Risperidone an antipsychotic and Mirtazapine] induced a near death experience with bouts of unconsciousness, blindness [tunnel vision with no peripheral vision] as my sensory systems began to close down and suicidal ideation.  Atherton Hospital & ‘case officer’ Lowry were unavailable & couldn’t be contacted for several days while I was experiencing these adverse side effects.

Information from a pharmacist was that Mirtazapine is an anti-depressant [Serotonin Specific Uptake Inhibitor] with a known side effect of suicidal ideation.  It is reasonable to believe that Dr Simpson [treating Doctor under the ITO] & Nurse Lowry new exactly what Mirtazapine was & what it would do to me when I was misinformed & given the medication.

Meeting Mental Health nurse Ellen Lowry 2001

In 2001 I requested that the Atherton Hospital Mental Health Unit request information from a Dr Howard Gorton whom I consulted in South Australia from June 1989 to October 1996. MHA nurse on behalf of the hospital refused to do so until several months later, having me sign a request for information from Dr Gorton & stating that she would do so, and then later claiming that no information had been made available by Dr Gorton. Nothing was discussed with Ellen Lowry it being pointless to do so until confirmation of my experiences and what Dr Gorton & I had witnessed over 7 years was confirmed by Dr Gorton. I did provide a one page summary of information and events concerning crimes and corruption of my former employer the State Bank of SA which Lowry claimed she had placed on my hospital medical file.  From that time MH nurse Lowry was constantly coming to my home parking her car on my front lawn. On each occasion I requested that she leave, not return & write me a letter if she had anything to say to me. I also lodged a Freedom of Information request for my medical file.   The document I had provided to MH nurse Ellen Lowry was not in the FoI release but a document later said to be a referral written by a Dr Dan Siskind Psychiatric Registrar [no medical board registration] signed by Ellen Lowry was within my FoI released medical files with the medical files of another person.  Ellen Lowry was extremely angry that I had made a FoI request.  The entire Atherton Hospital FoI released medical file was later stolen but pages from that file appeared in the Cairns Base Hospital March 2003 FoI released file.

Medical files of a person not known to me, released with my own FoI requested medical files

  1. R Phillip Bates Atherton FoI Dec 2001 – A letter from Atherton Hospital Shirley Godfrey Acting Director of Corporate Services dated 6 Dec 2000 [in error – should be 6 Dec 2001] requesting that I return medical files of “the other gentleman” Roger Phillip Bates, provided to me with my own Atherton Hospital files [of Roger James Bates] through a Freedom of Information request. The files to “the other gentleman” referred to his hernia operation & other health issues. Some pages contained information on the both of us & could not be separated.

The entire Atherton Hospital FoI released medical file was later stolen but pages from that file appeared in the Cairns Base Hospital March 2003 FoI released file.

ITO pg 88 87 RFA 84 85 Simpson

Involuntary Treatment Order [ITO] Cairns Base Hospital medical file of 2002 FoI release in 2003

Pages 84 and 85 Authorisation and declaration for ‘recommendation for assessment’ MHA 2000

Pages 88 and 87 Authorisation and declaration for ‘involuntary treatment order’ MHA 2000

Note at top of page 88: “If the doctor who made the ‘recommendation for assessment’ was an authorized psychiatrist the same authorized psychiatrist cannot make the ‘involuntary treatment order’

Freedom of Information exemptions of access to information with my medical files for some years prevented identification of Dr Alexandra Simpson [whom I’ve never met or spoken to] as the person who, contrary to the MHA 2000 safeguards against abuse, performed the role of authorizing both the ‘recommendation for assessment’ and the ‘involuntary treatment order’.

Correspondence from the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency [AHPRA – a federal authority] dated 19 February 2014 identifies Dr Alexandra Simpson as the person who made false declarations authorizing both a ‘recommendation for assessment’ and an ‘involuntary treatment order’ contrary to the Queensland Mental Health Act [MHA 2000] safeguards against abuses of the law and psychiatry.  Dr Alexandra Simpson’s identity is concealed as FoI exempt in the Cairns Base Hospital’s 2003 Freedom of Information [FoI] released medical files.  Her statutory declarations claiming to have examined and assessed me which would have required that we have at least one conversation are false declarations. I have never at any time had a conversation with anyone named Dr Alexandra Simpson or anyone claiming to examine & assess me under the MHA 2000.

My Cairns Base Hospital medical file Freedom of Information exemption of the identity of the person [identified in 2014 as Dr Simpson] making declarations under the MHA 2000 for a ‘recommendation for assessment’ and an ‘involuntary treatment order’ must be considered as evidence of the impropriety [crimes – false declarations claiming examinations & assessments were made & failure to comply with the MHA 2000 by those authorizations being made by the same person] and that the impropriety was known to Hospital administrators who decided that the FoI exemptions of the medical files were to apply.

The Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency [AHPRA] considered the failures of compliance with Queensland’s MHA 2000, known to all relevant law enforcement authorities that acted to conceal crimes, as reasonable and acceptable.

ITO pg 87  [pages 87 and 88 appear in reverse order]

Involuntary treatment order details and declaration by an authorized person

The authorised doctor’s details and declaration and date have been blackened out as Freedom of Information [FoI] exempt – Assessment is marked as carried out in person.

If any assessment of me by this person whose identity is FoI exempt was made it would have required that we meet and have a conversation. I would therefore have known their identity.  No assessment of me was performed for the ‘recommendation for assessment’ or the authorization of an ‘Involuntary Treatment Order’ that require a signed statutory declaration that they were performed.  At this time in 2002 I was given no information as a what appeared to be deliberate plan to create uncertainty and distress. I was over later years denied information to prevent discovery of crimes [abuses of Mental Health Act -MHA 2000] maladministration of Queensland public hospital system and abuses of Psychiatry.

This page 87 of my medical files appears to be the form used for the authorization for an ITO for a person in prison or in police custody, as indicated by the lower section headed ‘Information to decide if a second examination is required within 72 hours’.

The Mental Act 2000 [MHA 2000] requires only one examination assessment for authorization of an Involuntary Treatment Order for a person in prison or in police custody. The lower section of this page headed ‘Second examination – To be completed by an authorized psychiatrist (where required) pertains to the flow chart referring to the assessment having been done “by authorized psychiatrist” or “by other authorized doctor” and it having been done “in person” or “conducted via audio-visual link”.

The MHA 2000 requires that an “Involuntary Treatment Order” [authorizing a person to be detained without being charged with a crime, presented to a court for a bail application and eventually a trial] for a person not in prison or police custody, requires two [2] separate assessment examinations by two [2] authorized psychiatrists.   I was not in police custody or prison when these abuses of Psychiatry and crimes under Queensland’s MHA 2000 occurred in 2002.

Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency 2014 correspondence 19 February 2014

The FoI exemption of the identity of the people making the recommendation for assessment [medical file page 85 identifying details FoI exempt*] and authorizing the Involuntary Treatment Order [& detention under the MHA 2000 page 87 identifying details FoI exempt] is an indication of attempts to conceal non-compliance with the MHA 2000.

Correspondence dated 19 Feb 2014 [file ‘AHPRA Simpson 19 Feb 2014’] from the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency [AHPRA an Australian federal authority established in 2009] revealed the names of those whose identities had been subject to Freedom of Information [FoI] exemptions.

AHPRA correspondence dated 19 February 2014 [somewhat obscure] referring to communication from Dr Alexandra Simson refers to

Ellen Lowry “case officer” identification FoI exempt identified by Dr Simpson

  1. A “The practitioner asserts that an application for a Justice Examination Order was made by your case officer on 26 July 2002.” The identity of the applicant for the Justice Examination Order [JEO] is concealed as FoI exempt within the Cairns Base Hospital 2003 Freedom of Information [FoI] released medical files pages 89 ‘Request for assessment’, ‘Reasons’, ‘Applicant’s details’ & ‘Declaration’ all blackened out as FoI exempt and also page 83 ‘Applicant’s details’, ‘Applicant’s declaration’ and date blackened out as FoI exempt.

The “case officer” referred to is Atherton Mental Health Unit nurse Ellen Lowry who is named in the medical file as my “allied person” and has signed a letter purportedly written by a Dr. Dan Siskind that is within the medical file.   Ellen Lowry informed me that “there was to be no review of the ‘Involuntary Treatment Order’ by the Mental Health Review Tribunal”, as is required by the MHA 2000, “due to a lack of resources”.   There was no MHRT review by the MHRT for more than 4 months when in December 2002 the tribunal immediately revoked the ITO. Ellen Lowry presented documents to the tribunal, unsigned as authorized, containing false and misleading information.

The Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency letter dated 19 February 2014 referring to communication with Dr Alexandra Simpson states;

II B. “She conducted an assessment and authorized you to be placed under an ITO. The practitioner states that a second assessment was completed on the 2 August 2002 by another practitioner” [‘another practitioner’ unidentified in this AHPRA letter]

II C. “she made the declaration as part of the recommendation of assessment”

That the ‘recommendation for assessment’ & the authorization of an ‘Involuntary Treatment Order’ not be authorized by the same person [a requirement of the MHA 2000] appears in writing at the top of medical file page 88 that was provided to the AHPRA, has never been acknowledged by Dr Simpson, AHPRA, Queensland [dept.] Health & the MHA 2000 law enforcement authority Director for Mental Health Dr. Aaron Groves FRANZCP, the RANZCP, Queensland Minister for Health Gordon Nuttall MP and the CMC, all of whom were provided with the files by me or had access to the files [with no FoI exemptions] during purported investigations.

I was when police arrived at my home introduced to a “Dr. Lisa Simpson”. I have never had a conversation with anyone by the name of Dr Simpson.

The AHPRA letter [communication with Dr Alexandra Simpson] reference to “The practitioner states that a second assessment was completed on the 2 August 2002 by another practitioner” although false, as indicated by the relevant section on page 87 of the medical file ‘’Second Examination” being incomplete, as is page 85 “MUST BE completed by health services employee when assessment period starts”, does indicate that Dr Simpson is claiming that she had access to my medical files & Cairns Hospital staff after she, contrary to safeguards against abuses, authorised both the ‘recommendation for assessment’ & the and the ‘Involuntary Treatment Order’. Simpson, Dr Keith Muir [years later struck of the register to practice medicine] and others named in the medical file must have at the time of my being ‘detained’ at Cairns Base Hospital known that their actions were crimes [non-compliance with MHA 2000 requirement] and abuses of psychiatry.

Extraordinary rendition and detention without trial by abuses of Australian laws

Evidence of crimes of the crimes and human rights abuses are evident from secret medical records of the Australian public hospital system. Pages of Queensland Australia Cairns Base Hospital medical records obtained by a reluctant 2003 Freedom of Information release appear below. The files although  largely blackened out with Freedom of Information exemptions that attempt to conceal the identity of those committing crimes and the details of the crimes they have committed, still reveal unambiguous failures to comply with Queensland’s Mental Health Act 2000 [MHA 2000].

In order to prevent the abuse of the power of the medical profession to detain a person under Queensland’s MHA 2000 by alleging that they are suffering from a mental disorder that must involuntarily be treated, the MHA 2000 requires compliance with processes that are separated in order that no one person or people acting together can control each of those processes.  The processes of;

  1. the granting of a court order [Justice examination Order – JEO]upon application to the court requiring ample justification to do so,
  2. making the Recommendation for Assessment by an appropriately qualified medical doctor,
  3. The Assessment requiring the examination of a person by a doctor who is not the person who made the recommendation for assessment
  4. the authorising of the Involuntary Treatment Order [ITO] by a separate doctor not involved in previous processes and
  5. a second examination by an authorized doctor not involved in pervious processes to confirm the Involuntary Treatment Order

must be done separately by different people who cannot have a multiple level involvement in the processes that must be documented and transparent.

The laws of the MHA 2000 intended to prevent abuses of Psychiatry to threaten, intimidate and damage a person, are good laws. Their enforcement by Australian law enforcement authorities, who have claimed there have been “honest mistakes”, “departures from procedures for reason unknown”, refuse to acknowledge the evidence of crimes committed and then apologise for any inconvenience, with no further consequences for those who have failed to comply with the MHA 2000 processes [committed crimes] & can do so again, is a problem. The law enforcement authority obliged to enforce MHA 2000 laws is Queensland’s Director for Mental Health to whom public hospital mental health unit employees are answerable.  The administrative position of the Director for Mental Health is a qualified psychiatrist and in 2005 was Dr Aaron Groves RANZCP whose correspondence regarding non-compliance with the MHA 2000, appears below.

Medical malpractice within Australian public hospital systems and the ‘Bundaberg Hospital Commission of Inquiry’

Honest employees of Australian public hospitals cannot act on instances of medical malpractice they observe and report them, for fear of being targeted for harassment or discredited and having their employment terminated.

In Queensland during 2004 and 2005 revelations by a Queensland public hospital system employee, a nurse, became news worthy.

News media reported that a Queensland Bundaberg Hospital surgeon Dr Jayant Mukundray Patel [“appointed despite having no specialist surgical qualifications”] was refusing to wash his hands before performing surgery.  Some people died & others were permanently maimed.

Below – from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayant_Patel

Wikipedia’s information on Queensland Dr Jayant Patel is consistent with that which was reported by Australian news media. Information posted to Wikipedia can be unreliable, false and misleading as is the case of that regarding the “unsolved” Adelaide SA NCA bombing murder of a policeman. Australian government websites [.gov.au] also have false information that is intended to deceive the public.

Dr Patel, with a history of “malpractice or wrongful death lawsuits” in Portland, Oregon USA [New York State health officials withdrew Patel’s license in 2001] is said to be “linked to at least 87 deaths among the 1,202 patients he treated between 2003 and early 2005. 30 patients died while under his care in Bundaberg.” “Nurses claimed that they hid their patients from him when they knew that he was in the hospital. He showed poor regard for hygiene. He attracted the nickname “Dr. Death”. It is alleged he altered medical records, including death certificates in order to hide his inadequacies.”

Under pressure to investigate the medical impropriety of Queensland’s public hospital system [government leader] Premier Peter Beattie established the ‘Bundaberg Hospital Commission of Inquiry’.

“In June 2010, Patel was convicted of three counts of manslaughter and one case of grievous bodily harm, and sentenced to seven years imprisonment. In August 2012, all convictions were quashed by the full bench of the High Court of Australia and a retrial was ordered due to ‘highly emotive and prejudicial evidence that was irrelevant to the case’ led before the jury. A retrial for one of the manslaughter counts resulted in acquittal and led to a plea deal where Patel pleaded guilty to fraud and the remaining charges were dropped. On 15 May 2015, he was barred from practicing medicine in Australia.”

Note: There is no such thing as a ‘plea deal’ [plea bargain] in Australian or UK law.

During 2004, evidence of crimes committed within the Queensland public hospital system in the form of abuses of Queensland’s Mental Health Act 2000 [MHA 2000] were brought to the attention of Queensland’s Crime and Misconduct Commission, the state Medical Board, the Director for Mental Health (enforcer of the MHA 2000 Dr Aaron Groves RANZCP), the dept. of Health and Health Minister Gordon Nuttall MP.  Crimes & corruption had been concealed by the Freedom of Information [FoI] exemptions of Cairns Base Hospital medical records that, despite files being blackened out with exemptions, still demonstrated crimes of failures to comply with the MHA 2000 and falsification [creative charting] of those records mostly purportedly written by person identified as a doctor [C C Brennan whom I’d never met] who had no state medical board registration or medical qualifications [FRANZCP as claimed medical file documents, provided to authorities, that have since been altered].

Correspondence from some of those authorities appear, posted below, with examples of FoI exemptions of medical files and other pages that are evidence of non-compliance with the MHA 2000.

The names of those involved in the process of imposing an Involuntary Treatment Order [ITO] at Cairns Base Hospital in 2002 have been blackened out as Freedom of Information [FoI] exemptions despite the fact that the MHA 2000 legislation process of meeting and examining me would have allowed me to have known their identity.    There has been no examination of me by any medical authority [qualified & state registered or otherwise] or any other person in Queensland at any time.

Correspondence of many years later through the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency [AHPRA an Australian federal authority established in 2009] revealed the names of those whose identities had been subject to Freedom of Information [FoI] exemptions. AHPRA correspondence dated 19 February 2014 referring to Dr Alexandra Simson refers to her claiming to be the medical practitioner who made both the “OE assessment” [recommendation for assessment] and “authorized you to be placed under an ITO” contrary to the requirements of the MHA 2000. I was when police arrived at my home introduced to a “Dr. Lisa Simpson”. I have never had a conversation with anyone by the name of Dr Simpson.

During 2005 issues of public hospital system abuses of Psychiatry were brought to the attention of the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatry [RANZCP – confirmed no qualifications of those named in medical files] and Queensland Premier Peter Beattie.

In 2005 Queensland Premier Peter Beattie referred the issues & evidence of crimes, corruption and abuses of Psychiatry within the Queensland public hospital system Cairns Base Hospital to the Bundaberg Hospital Commission of Inquiry. Letters from the office of Premier Beattie dated 17 June 2005 [referral to the Bundaberg Hospital Commission of Inquiry] and 9 November 2005 appear below. Wikipedia in 2015 refers to Premier Peter Beattie having taken on the ministerial portfolio as Queensland’s Minister for Health after Minister for Health Gordon Nuttall began to be investigated for crimes of corruption for which he was eventually convicted and jailed.

The Bundaberg Hospital Commission of Inquiry refused to investigate the issues I had raised & the evidence of impropriety and crimes presented [medical records & other] and refused to allow my communication with them.

ABC news media reporting 4 May 2005 ‘Second doctor implicated in Qld health crisis’ and 30 June 2005 ‘Psychiatrist receives six month practising ban’ referring to Dr Keith Muir, Head of the Mental Health Unit of Cairns Base Hospital in 2002, who is named in my Cairns Base Hospital medical files as the treating doctor [Involuntary Treatment Order], appears below. He had failed to inform the state medical board that he was in 1995 banned from practicing medicine in New York for ‘gross malpractice’ after it was discovered that he was using his patients for sex.

The ABC news media article quotes Premier Peter Beattie –

“He says there were no complaints about the psychiatrist during his time in Queensland, but the Health Commission of Inquiry can investigate the matter.      “This is why we set up the royal commission to have a look at these issues,” Mr Beattie said.

“The royal commission has within its inherent power the opportunity to look at any of these matters involving the operation of the medical board.”  “I imagine this is an issue they will look at. If they don’t look at this then we’ll look at that,” he added.”

and referring to the consequences for Dr Keith Muir, quotes the Queensland Medical Board “executive officer Jim O’ Dempsey says the six-month ban handed to Dr Muir should send a message to doctors that they cannot just move to another jurisdiction if they get into trouble.”

“Mr O’ Dempsey says the punishment would have been harsher but Dr Muir had completed an ethics course.   The board also took into account his 13 years of trouble-free practice in Queensland.”

Premier Beatties’s claim that “there were no complaints about the psychiatrist during his time in Queensland” and Queensland Medical Board executive officer Jim O’ Dempsey’s claim of Dr Keith Muir’s “13 years of trouble-free practice in Queensland” are false & known by the Queensland Medical Board’s Jim O’Dempsey to have been false at the time those claims were Made and published by the ABC.

Dr. Keith Muir is named in Queensland Medical Board correspondence signed by QMB CEO Jim O’ Dempsey dated 19 August 2005 referring to a complaint lodged in with the CMC in 2004, QH in 2004.

The letter from O’ Dempsey rewrites and misrepresents my complaint lodged but still confirms it was against Dr. Keith Muir & others and involves crimes/corruption of 2002 demonstrated in CBH medical files provided to the CMC, the QMB and others.

The crimes and corruption were known to Queensland Minister for Health Gordon Nuttall MP as indicated by his correspondence dated 19 July 2004 and 28 June 2005 written just prior to his resignation as Minister for Health and the beginning of his investigation by the CMC that led to corruption charges for which he was years later sentenced to jail.

Queensland Minister for Health Gordon Nuttall MP

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Nuttall

Wikipedia information on Gordon Nuttall is incomplete. He was employed by the State Bank of South Australia [SBSA Savings Bank of SA prior to 1984] for most of his working life before being briefly employed within SA’s Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission [HREOC] in 1992 to advise me that the SA HREOC had no interest in assisting me in resolving issues of my July 1991 sworn testimony [referring to details of SBSA “Off Balance Sheet” debt that became public debt still concealed] being erased from the records of the SA Workcover [Bates versus SBSA] proceedings in which I had given it.

ABC Internet news item http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/former-queensland-minister-gordon-nuttall-loses-corruption-appeal/story-e6frg6nf-1226694049780 9 August 2013 ‘Former Queensland minister Gordon Nuttall loses corruption appeal’ includes a photograph of Gordon Nuttall. He is the same man employed by the State Bank of SA [Saving Bank SA prior to 1984] briefly employed by SA’s Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission [Nuttall advised me of SA HREOC refusing to assist regarding editing of my sworn testimony & other issues] before being the ALP endorsed candidate for the Queensland electorate of ‘Sandgate’ for the 1992 state election.

Wikipedia – “In July 2005, he resigned as Minister for Health following media exposure of problems at Bundaberg Base Hospital.”    “In August 2005, Nuttall stepped aside from the Ministry while the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) investigated claims he had given a false answer to a Parliamentary estimates committee regarding his prior knowledge of problems with overseas-trained doctors.”

“In 2006 the CMC also began an investigation into a series of loans Nuttall received from Queensland mining magnate Ken Talbot” for which he was eventually convicted of corruption offences and jailed.

Letters dated 19 July 2004 and 28 June 2005 that I received from Queensland Minister for Health Gordon Nuttall can be viewed below. Our correspondence related to the evidence of abuses of the Queensland Mental Health Act [MHA 2000], failures to comply with the laws intended to prevent Human Rights abuses and the efforts of the CMC [Crime and Misconduct Commission], the state medical board and Queensland dept. of Health to conceal crimes and corruption.

The letters from Gordon Nuttall refer to his knowledge of my lodging complaints with appropriate authorities [CMC, medical board, Director of Mental Health MHA 2000 law enforcer Dr Arron Groves RANZCP & other] of crimes committed and maladministration of Queensland Health. That these Queensland law enforcement authorities were provided with documented evidence from which they could easily see crimes committed [non-compliance with MHA 2000 – abuses of Psychiatry] after which they acted to further conceal the failures to enforce laws, was also brought to the attention of Queensland Premier Peter Beattie.

2005 correspondence from the office of Queensland Premier Peter Beattie

Letters dated 17 June 2005 and 9 November 2005 from the office of Peter Beattie appear on this website.  Peter Beattie was in 2005 aware of crimes committed within Queensland’s public hospital system [failures to comply with the requirements of the MHA2000] and the manner of them being concealed by Queensland Health [law enforcement of the MHA 2000 by MH Director Aaron Groves] the Crime & Misconduct Commission and Queensland’s Medical Board.

The letter dated 5 June 2005 advises that he has referred the evidence of Queensland public hospital Cairns Base Hospital [CBH] crimes/corruption to the Bundaberg Hospital Commission of Inquiry.  Premier Beattie’s unsigned correspondence of 9 November 2005 in response to the reply that the Bundaberg Hospital Commission of Inquiry has refused to acknowledge the documented evidence of crimes of CBH or allow my communication with them, advises that the issues I had raised had been referred to “Stephen Robinson MP, Minister for Health” for his consideration and direct reply to you”.   I received no reply from the Minister.

Dr. Keith Muir Head of Psychiatry Cairns Base Hospital 2002

Dr. Keith Muir is named as my “Treating Doctor” in my Freedom of Information [FoI] released Cairns Base Hospital medical files. [page 33 of the file]

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2005-05-04/second-doctor-implicated-in-qld-health-crisis/1563752

Second doctor implicated in Qld health crisis

Posted May 04, 2005 19:39:00

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Queensland’s doctor crisis has widened, with revelations that a psychiatrist practicing on the Sunshine Coast was was ‘struck off’ in the United States 10 years ago.

The State Government has confirmed that New Zealand-born Keith Muir has stood down while inquiries are made.

Dr Muir was registered to work in Queensland in 1992 after New York City health authorities issued a ‘certificate of good standing’. In 1995, he was cited for ‘gross malpractice’ by New York City medical authorities.

Premier Peter Beattie says the Queensland Medical Board was not alerted about the situation.

He says there were no complaints about the psychiatrist during his time in Queensland, but the Health Commission of Inquiry can investigate the matter.

“This is why we set up the royal commission to have a look at these issues,” Mr Beattie said.

“The royal commission has within its inherent power the opportunity to look at any of these matters involving the operation of the medical board.

“I imagine this is an issue they will look at. If they don’t look at this then we’ll look at that,” he added.

The head of the Health Commission of Inquiry, Tony Morris QC, says he will consider whether the inquiry, or another authority, should investigate the matter.

Mr Morris is already looking at issues relating to the Bundaberg hospital scandal.

State Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg says the case has to be examined.

“It is very, very concerning and it does need to be properly investigated,” he said.

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2005-06-30/psychiatrist-receives-six-month-practising-ban/2048416

Psychiatrist receives six month practising ban

Posted June 30, 2005 19:45:00

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An overseas-trained psychiatrist based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has been banned from practising medicine for six months.

The Queensland Medical Board (QMB) imposed the ban because Dr Keith Muir failed to inform them he had been deregistered in the United States.

Dr Muir registered to practice in Queensland in 1992.

A year later he was banned from practising in New Jersey because he had sexual relationships with two psychiatric patients.

Dr Muir did not inform the Queensland Medical Board of the decision and continued practising in Cairns and on the Sunshine Coast.

Recent changes to the law, after the Bundaberg Hospital controversy, imposed a legal obligation on doctors to inform the board of any disciplinary action taken against them.

QMB executive officer Jim O’ Dempsey says the six-month ban handed to Dr Muir should send a message to doctors that they cannot just move to another jurisdiction if they get into trouble.

Mr O’ Dempsey says the punishment would have been harsher but Dr Muir had completed an ethics course.

The board also took into account his 13 years of trouble-free practice in Queensland.

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Queensland’s Medical Board and Executive Officer Jim O’Dempsey

Correspondence from Queensland’s Medical Board and Executive Officer Jim O’Dempsey dated 30 June 2005 [a one page ref. to my complaint received by QMB 10 June 2005] and 13 Feb 2006 [3 pages] appear below. While misrepresenting my complaint and ignoring the obvious evidence of medical malpractice [failures to comply with the MHA 2000] the letters do make reference to the complaints relating to Dr Keith Muir’s impropriety [administration of Cairns B Hospital MHU] before in the 13 February 2006 letter advising that “it would not pursue investigation of my complaints”.

The news media reporting of the ABC 4 May 2004 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2005-05-04/second-doctor-implicated-in-qld-health-crisis/1563752 Second doctor implicated in Qld health crisis”  [referring to Dr Keith Muir] quoting Queensland Premier Peter Beattie    “He says there were no complaints about the psychiatrist during his time in Queensland, but the Health Commission of Inquiry can investigate the matter.”  was at that time known to Queensland authorities to be false.

Dr Keith Muir and others had been the subjects of the complaints related to events at Cairns Base Hospital in 2002 and had been with Queensland’s Crime and Misconduct Commission [CMC] since early 2004 when I provided my Queensland Cairns Base Hospital medical files to the CMC before travelling to the United Kingdom. [The CMC later made a FoI release of the files – stamped CMC FoI realease]. The CMC referred the evidence and issues of Queensland Health crimes & corruption to Queensland Health so they could investigate themselves.  Queensland Health’s earliest reference to any complaint from me is a letter dated 19 April 2004 from Queensland Health Audit and Operational Review stating that on preliminary inquiries done while refusing to my allow communication with them, found no evidence of impropriety and declined to investigate.  The CMC and Queensland Health had refused to refer the evidence [my medical files] to the Queensland Medical Board.

Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatry RANZCP

Consumer Relations and Complaints Officer Allen White

As a result of my late 2005 and early 2006 telephone and email communication with the RANZCP Consumer Relations and Complaints Officer Allen White I was advised that Dr C C Brennan FRANZCP [named in my 2002 Cairns Base Hospital medical records as the MHU Psychiatric Registrar] did not exist.  A Dr Catriona Brennan is registered in South Australia as a doctor of Pathology as the only person registered by any Australia state medical board to practice medicine in Australia. I have never met anyone claiming to be named Dr. Brennan.    The RANZCP’s Allen White’s email dated 20 January 2006 confirming that Dr Brennan FRANZCP doesn’t exist, appears below. In a telephone conversation Allen White also advised me that Psychiatrist Dr Dan Siskind [no registration in any Australian state] also did not exist.  A document purportedly written by Atherton Hospital Psychiatric Registrar Dr Dan Siskind, signed by MH nurse Ellen Lowry exists within my Atherton hospital medical file. In the last conversation that I had with the RANZCP’s Allen White he seemed distressed that he “had been instructed to have no further communication with me”.

Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatry RANZCP knowledge of medical malpractice

With Queensland’s Crime and Misconduct Commission [CMC], Queensland Health, state Medical Board and the Director for Mental Health [MHA 2000 law enforcer] all refusing to have any communication with me I contacted the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatry RANZCP with their motto ‘Health and Wellbeing through Truth and Understanding. I provided the RANZCP with information and documentation (my medical files indicating medical malpractice & crimes despite FoI exemptions concealing the identities of those involved) demonstrating abuses of Psychiatry. My communication was at first welcome & I was optimistic that the RANZCP representing honest & qualified Psychiatrists [Fellows RANZCP] would on behalf of their members act to expose impropriety of those falsely claiming to be qualified fellows RANZCP or acting in a manner that would bring the profession into disrepute. From my conversations with RANZCP Consumer Relations and Complaints Officer Allen White he was quite certain that he had been provided with evidence of extreme impropriety on which the RANZCP would act.

After receiving Consumer Relations and Complaints Officer Allen White’s email dated 20 January 2006 and speaking with him to ensure that was no misunderstanding I wrote to the Queensland Medical Board asking for details of where Drs C C Brennan and Dan Siskind [named in my medical files] earned their qualifications. I received a reply within a week stating that both received their RANZCP medical qualifications from the University of Queensland in 1998. I provided the RANZCP with pages of my medical records including a page signed by Dr C C Brennan marked as FRANZCP – but never received any acknowledgement or reply from the RANZCP.

Queensland Director for Mental Health Dr Aaron Groves RANZCP

Queensland’s Mental Health Act 2000 [MHA 2000] law enforcement is the responsibility of Queensland’s Director for Mental Health employed by the state’s ‘Queensland Health’ that administrates the state’s public hospital system. Correspondence from Queensland Director for Mental Health Dr Aaron Groves RANZCP dated 2005 and 2006 [Queensland Government letterhead] and 2014 [Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency letterhead] appears below.

Dr Groves letter dated 2 November 2005 refers to his obligation to “a process of natural justice and procedural fairness” during his investigation that he has “authorised” “under the Act in response to your allegations of non-compliance” with the MHA 2000.

Dr Grove’s letter dated 3 January 2006 refers to my “admission, assessment, examination, detention and treatment in the Cairns district in 2002” and “Logan Beaudesert District MH Service” in 2004. I have never had anything to do with “Logan Beaudesert District” at any time. The letter refers to my Cairns Hospital medical file but makes no reference to the FoI exemptions that conceal the identity of those making false statutory declarations in regard to processes that would have required that I meet and have at least one conversation with them.

Dr Groves’ letter refers to a false claim that I requested to be taken to Atherton Police Station. I was taken to a police station [not at my request] after being arrested when at my home presented with court documents by Queensland Health employees accompanied with a police officer. Dr Groves’ letter claims that a “clinical interview” “examination” that was taped was conducted at the police station.  Dr Groves states that this interview [that never occurred] was not compliant with the Act.

Dr Groves’ letter states that the December Mental Health Review Tribunal [MHRT revoking the ITO] “was conducted outside the legislated timeframes under the Act” making no reference to the MHA 2000 requirements or the failure to notify the MHRT of the imposition of an ITO other than to say I have “already received an apology from the service” & falsely claims that I have received correspondence “outlining” “the systems subsequently put in place to prevent a reoccurrence of such an event”.

Dr Grove’s letter states that “while non-compliance occurred this was an honest mistake” and “Finally, I conclude that the matters you have raised,” [? not acknowledged] “as well as the other matter that has been found to be non-compliant with the Act, did not occur either dishonestly or as a result of neglect.”

The MHA 2000 law enforcer Dr. Groves obviously knows that public hospital employees are aware of the requirements of the MHA 2000 and their obligations under the Act and that the FoI exemptions of my medical files concealing the identities of those involved with non-compliance [crimes] were further evidence that hospital administrators & MHU staff understood what evidence of crimes needed to be concealed.

Dr Groves [Director of Mental Health law enforcer of MHA 2000] ends his letter with “I would like to extend my regret to you that it has taken so long in concluding this matter. I know that you have expressed considerable frustration over the time involved and wish to extend an apology for the time it has taken and any further distress this might have caused.”

Dr Groves’ Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency correspondence dated 19 Feb. 2014

I have provided to all appropriate authorities pages of my FoI released medical records, including those pages with FoI exemptions concealing the identities of purported doctors I would have met if their claims in false declarations made  during the corrupted [not MHA 2000 compliant] processes to impose upon me an Involuntary Treatment Order, were accurate.

Neither the AHPRA or Dr Groves is prepared to acknowledge the impropriety of FoI exemptions concealing crimes under the MHA 2000 or the illegal [non-compliant] imposition of the ITO by Dr Simpson’s who claims to have authorised the ‘recommendation for assessment’ and the ‘Involuntary Treatment Order’.

Dr Groves’ does, according to AHPRA correspondence, in referring to investigations into crimes committed within Queensland (dept.) Health [non-compliance with the MHA 2000 enforcement of which the Director of Mental Health is responsible], states;

“he is unable to release the result of this investigation to AHPRA, however, he alludes that it identified some minor non-compliance with the Act which was addressed by the Health Service.”

Any law enforcement officer such as Dr Aaron Groves RANZCP Director of Mental Health who is responsible for enforcement of Queensland’s Mental Health Act [MHA 2000] who can ignore and evade clear evidence of crimes [non-compliance with the MHA 2000] and casually refer to other identified but hardly specified non-compliance as “some minor non-compliance with the Act” falsely stating that it “was addressed by the Health Service”, is not a fit and proper person to hold that administrative position of authority and public trust.

2006 extraordinary rendition [arrest – no charges or court appearances] & detained for 70 days

Released “conditional upon my not making any efforts to further my complaint against Cairns Base Hospital and Dr Keith Muir”

After my communications with the RANZCP Consumer Relations and Complaints Officer Allen White became known to Queensland’s Director for Mental Health [MHA 2000 law enforcer], the Queensland Medical Board & other authorities, I had a police officer and Queensland [dept.] Health employees attend my place of residence [never disclosed to any authorities], was arrested, transported to princess Alexandra Hospital and detained for 70 days. I was never given any opportunity to consult a Psychiatrist for ‘assessment’ during that time.  Dr. Keith Muir, named in my 2002 Cairns Hospital records, was by then implicated as a “Second doctor implicated in Qld health crisis” [ABC news reporting].

Being given no information regarding my being detained, I again lodged a freedom of Information application for the release of my medical records. No FoI release was ever made of my Princess Alexandra Hospital medical files.

It was a week before I could return to my place of residence [& return overdue library books] accompanied by the Princess Alexandra Mental Health Unit entertainment officer, an intelligent and perceptive young woman who had doubts about her job & was considering a change of employment. When we returned to my rented cabin [temporary residence in a caravan park] we discovered a window screen had been removed, a burglar had gained access and my portable television set and a bag of documents [of several kilograms] had been stolen. When arrested [no charges for any crime – or information provided] I, unaware of how long I would be away, brought one bag of documents with me and left another in my locked residence.

During the 70 days [May & June] I was being detained still with no consultation with any medical staff other than busy [& indifferent to me] MH nurses, I was injected with an unknown substance about every ten days.

On one occasion I was appointed a male nurse from a temporary employment agency to administer medication. When about to do so, he wandered off “to find a bigger needle” & within seconds a nurse [from my experience very good with injections] came past & I asked if she would administer the medication.  She asked “Where did the nurse appointed to me go?” I replied “To find a bigger needle.” She asked “Why?” I replied “because he’s an idiot trying his best to make a scene because either someone put him up to it or that’s how he gets his jollies, either way you shouldn’t have someone like that working in this place. I’d like you to report this to the head of nursing staff so there is a record of this event.” She said “I will” & injected me with the unidentified medication before she left.

With my still being denied access to any Medical doctors to assess me and authorise my ‘recommendation for assessment’ and ‘involuntary treatment order’ as required under the MH 2000, there was within six weeks [as required by the MHA 2000] a Mental Health Tribunal Review hearing at which no I had ever met before, case worker or doctors [treating physician] attended, but someone purportedly a doctor was in contact by telephone with the lawyer Chairman of the 3 person (lawyer, layperson & Psychiatrist) MHR Tribunal hearing. I explained that I had not met/consulted any physician while being involuntary detained for the past six weeks.   The MHRT confirmed the Involuntary Treatment Order.

Statement of Reasons Mental Health Review Tribunal 2006 confirms ITO

I requested information in writing from the Mental Health Review Tribunal [MHRT] that justifies their decision to confirm the Involuntary Treatment Order.  I received four pages of a document dated 5 June 2006 headed “Statement of Reasons” unsigned by author S. Currie Presiding Member who on the first page is named as Presiding Member Ms Susan Currie [designation] Legal.  Others named in the document r Li Chen – Psychiatrist [by telephone], Dr Shakantala Panja – Principal House Officer and George Suddiers – Registered Nurse, I have never met or seen before.

It is from this document that I discovered that I had been accused of threatening to kill the Director for Mental Health and having made verbal threats and threats by email. The threats [what I have allegedly said] are unspecified and it is conceded that the threatening emails have not been seen [or presented to the MHRT] but are assumed to exist.

Some but very little information about me is accurate but most is inaccurate & misrepresents me. A reference to my having family in Queensland is inaccurate & from an unidentified source.  Some weeks earlier a MH nurse pointed out a large Asian man to me & said that he was Dr. Chen Head of the Hospitals MH Unit.  The MHRT document refers to Dr Chen’s contact by phone [only heard by MHRT legal officer Currie] as “she” seemingly suggesting Dr Chen is a woman.

According to the MHRT document Dr Chen has stated [page 2] “He is currently on oral medication but given past non-compliance with medication he may need depot medication.” and under the heading of ‘Discussion of evidence’ “There is a fundamental disagreement between Mr Bates and his treatment team over whether his various complaints to various authorities contain threats and whether his complaints are symptoms of a delusional disorder”.     –   It was some time before I realized that the term ‘depot’ referred to injected medication. I was being injected with unidentified [to me] medication and was not “currently on oral medication”. If my medical files [more secret than ever with no FoI release or request acknowledged] claim any different they have been subjected to “creative charting”.

I have never met my “treatment team”. My not being provided with any information appears to be intended to create uncertainty and distress or perhaps intended to provoke a reaction that could be misrepresented in documentation.

After 70 days of being detained while being denied any information, I was summoned into an officer where two men in suits informed me that they were psychiatrists and “were prepared to authorise my release conditional upon my not making any efforts to further my complaint against Cairns Base Hospital and Dr Keith Muir.   I made no such commitment but did not indicate that I rejected their offer.

I was discharged that same day without any further consultation with any hospital staff.   There was no attempt to provide me with any medication for my alleged medical condition.     I left Queensland within a few days and returned to South Australia for one year.

Queensland’s Crime and Misconduct Commission

The evidence of medical malpractice, maladministration of Cairns Base Hospital and non-compliance with the MHA 2000 had, with my medical file [with FoI exemptions], been provided to Queensland’s Crime and Misconduct Commission [CMC] in 2004 after my failed attempts to have Queensland Health engage in reasonable communication with me. Queensland’s CMC referred the issues and evidence of crimes and impropriety to Queensland [dept.]Health so they could again investigate themselves, resulting in Queensland [dept.] Health writing a report exonerating itself & Cairns Base Hospital of any impropriety.

The Freedom of Information release of medical files not within time requirements

The documented evidence [my hospital medical files – & FoI exemptions] must be considered an indication of Cairns Base Hospital’s administrators and Queensland [dept.] Health’s knowledge of its maladministration and non-compliance with the MHA 2000.

The Freedom of Information application for the release of my hospital medical files was made on 5 August 2002 while I was detained [illegally] under the MHA 2000 and being given no information. Australian FoI laws require the release to be made within 3 months. A letter from Cairns Base Hospital FoI Decision-maker Linda Wilson dated 28 October 2002 apologises for a “breakdown in the process” suggesting incompetence of CBD administration or a deliberate reluctance to release files with evidence of hospital maladministration. The FoI release was not made until March 2003 8 months after the application for the FoI release of documents was made.

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Dr C C Brennan ‘Psychiatric Registrar’ Cairns Base Hospital Mental Health Unit

The Cairns Base Hospital failed to advise the Mental Health Review Tribunal [MHRT] that I had been subject to the imposition of an Involuntary Treatment Order so that the MHRT could schedule a review of the ITO within six weeks of being imposed as required by the MHA 2000. This Cairns Base Hospital maladministration was later said to be an administration error. My communications with the MHRT were ignored because they had no record of me within their files.  I was informed by case officer [ID FoI exempt applicant for the JEO also referred to in files as my ‘allied person’] Mental Health Nurse Ellen Lowry that “there would not be a six week MHRT review of the ITO because of a lack of resources”. All Queensland [Dept. of] Health staff that had any involvement with & access to my medical files [Cairns and later Atherton Hospitals in 2002 and later in 2006 Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital] and the Independent Mental Health Review Tribunal, knew of the medical malpractice abuses of psychiatry and the MHA 2000, and did nothing other than to participate in conspiring to conceal crimes known to them.

It was more than 5 months before a December 2002 MHRT immediately revoked the Involuntary Treatment Order.  The tribunal could easily see that unsigned as authorized documents presented to it had within them false and misleading information. The MHRT did nothing to rectify Queensland’s Health systematic corruption & non-compliance with the MHA 2000 that was years later described as “administration errors” and “communication errors”.

2015 correspondence to the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatry RANZCP President Professor Malcolm Hopwood and RANZCP President Elect Dr Kym Jenkins

– Ref. the corruption of the RANZCP [undeliverable by email]

Correspondence from RANZCP Dr Murray Patton Dec. 2013 appears below. The RANZCP has never acknowledged receiving documentation from me that demonstrates corruption within the profession, failures to comply with laws though which the psychiatric profession is subject to regulation and corruption and maladministration by law enforcement authorities in administrative positions who are of the RANZCP membership Fellows RANZCP.

The RANZCP after sending me correspondence from RANZCP President Dr Murray Patton dated 2 Dec. 2013, is since then not accepting correspondence from me for delivery to any

Corruption of Australian Psychiatry – & previous RANZCP correspondence ranzcp.org email address and does not reply to faxes or postal correspondence.

ranzcp@ranzcp.org

RANZCP President Professor Malcolm Hopwood

RANZCP President Elect Dr Kym Jenkins

Correspondence with RANZCP Dr Murray Patton Dec. 2013

Correspondence with the AHPRA ref.  Corruption and abuses of Psychiatry Queensland

Prof. Hopwood & Dr Jenkins,

My name is Roger Bates. I am an Australian not at present living in Australia. I would like to direct your attention to issues of abuses of the Psychiatric profession that when in 2005 I first contacted the RANZP [RANZCP Consumer Relations & Complaints Office Allen.White@ranzcp.org] it was apparent that he was of the opinion that the information and documentation that I provided were such that the issues raised were considered of interest to the RANZCP that would act in the best interests of legitimately qualified Fellows RANZCP to protect the reputation of the profession and its high standards.     After disclosing relevant and useful information to me Allen White advised me that he had been “instructed to have no further communication with me”.

The issues that I had raised related to my experiences of corruption of the Psychiatric profession in Queensland, abuses of Psychiatry, the evidence of crimes with failures to comply with the requirements of the Queensland MHA 2000 and the efforts to conceal impropriety within the Queensland public hospital system.  My FoI released Queensland Cairns Base Hospital medical files provided clear evidence of abuses of psychiatry & non-compliance with the MHA 2000 legislation intended to prevent misuse/abuse of Psychiatry and Human Rights abuses.   I nearly died from medication [including SSRI Mirtazapine] imposed upon me.

My experiences of abuses of Psychiatry involve a Dr Keith Muir and others named in my medical records who are unknown to the RANZCP & had no state medical board registration.

My public hospital medical records, although largely blackened out with FoI exemptions to conceal the identity of those involved in impropriety [Crimes of non-compliance with MHA 2000] still disclose evidence of abuses of laws relating to the psychiatric professions’ authority to detain & indefinitely detain a person without trial. My hospital medical files were provided to Queensland’s Crime and Misconduct Commission [CMC – later retrieved as a FoI release, CMC –FoI stamped], other relevant Queensland authorities including MHA 200o law enforcer the Director for Mental Health,  and some pages provided to the RANZCP but never acknowledged as received.  Correspondence from Health Minister Gordon Nuttall [prior to his corruption convictions] and the Office of the Premier Peter Beattie indicate they were aware of the maladministration the files demonstrate.

In 2014 I received correspondence from RANZCP Dr Murray Patton referring me to the Australian Health Practitioners regulation Authority AHPRA. I was at the time attempting to have AHPRA reply to my correspondence.   AHPRA correspondence that I received identified individuals whose identity had been concealed by FoI exemptions of my medical files. The identification of those individuals revealed that they had multiple level involvements in authorization processes even though MHA 2000 procedural requirements specifically exclude the multiple level involvements that are indicated in the AHPRA correspondence.

Queensland law enforcement authorities [Director for Mental Health Dr Aaron Groves RANZCP MHA 2000 law enforcer] and other administrators including Dr Keith Muir, having had access to my medical files without FoI exemptions [identities concealed] were aware of the corruption, abuses of Psychiatry & crimes of non-compliance with the MHA 2000 many years before the disclosures made by the 2014 correspondence I received from AHPRA.

Fellows RANZCP conspired to conceal crimes and pervert the course of justice.  The instruction given to Allen White of the RANZCP to have no further communication with me would appear to have been intended to also assist to conceal the facts of the corruption of the medical profession, crimes committed and the maladministration of law enforcement authorities.

During my attempts in 2005 and 2006 to have the issues with the RANZCP acknowledged and resolved by Australian and Queensland law enforcement authorities [including Dr Groves RANZCP], Dr Groves sent me correspondence misrepresenting the facts demonstrated by the evidence of impropriety [my medical files], claimed that there were only minor breaches of procedures explained as “honest mistakes”, “departures from procedures for reasons unknown” and “administration errors” for which I have “received apologies from the service” & apologized for it having taken so long for these matters to be finalized, before closing the files.   Crimes and corruption that were known to MHA 2000 law enforcer Dr Groves RANZCP, that have since become apparent with 2014 AHPRA correspondence, have never been acknowledged by any Australian authority.

In 2006 when my communication with the RANZCP Allen White [& information he disclosed] became known to Queensland authorities, I was arrested and detained without trial [more abuse of the MHA 2000] for 70 days & finally released “conditional on my making no efforts to further my complaint against Dr Keith Muir and Cairns Base Hospital”.      I was not provided with any information, was denied access to medical professionals [for assessment & to authorize my being detained – as required by the MHA 2000] and my requested FoI release of my 2006 medical files was never made or acknowledged.  Although I have no 2006 FoI released medical files I do have a 2006 Mental Review Tribunal document with false and misleading information demonstrating medical profession impropriety and assuming the same information exists within my 2006 secret medical files, ‘creative charting’ within those [FoI ignored] files.

I note that since the RANZCP’s 2014 correspondence of RANZCP President Murray Patton [RANZCP ref. 3393] the RANZCP has arranged to cause email sent to ranzcp@ranzcp.org and other RANZCP email addresses to not be delivered. The RANZCP in 2014 never acknowledged my providing the documents that included from Dr Groves FRANZCP [with his apologies without acknowledging impropriety], the Minister for Health Gordon Nuttall, Premier Peter Beattie [his referral of the issues to the Bundaberg Hospital Commission of Inquiry] and my FoI released medical files with the blackened out FoI exemptions of the identities of medical practitioners I must have met if their Statutory declarations with claims of examinations [assessments] of me, required for their authorizing my being detained [Involuntarily Treated under the MHA 2000 ITO], were true.

Purported medical professionals FRANZCP whom I have never met have made false statutory declarations and had their identities concealed by FoI exemptions to my medical files in order to conceal the crimes that they had committed. Fellow RANZCP Dr Aaron Groves Director for Mental Health with responsibility for enforcing the MHA 2000 was well aware of these facts when he made his reply to AHPRA that resulted in the AHPRA letter dated 19 February 2014 sent to me in which no reference is made to the obvious facts of FoI exemption of my medical file and their purpose.

You, RANZCP Presidents Professor Malcolm Hopwood and Dr Kym Jenkins [presumably both Fellows RANZCP] are invited to comment on the honesty and integrity of the Australian Psychiatric profession and its membership Fellows and reply to me at the email address from which email sent to all ranzcp.org email addresses is now undeliverable.

With my email correspondence to the RANZCP undeliverable, I sent you [the RANZCP] a fax in November 2013 and postal mail shortly after. I have never received ant reply or acknowledgement.

Your RANZCP arranging of refusing to accept my email correspondence for delivery must be considered a refusal of my request for your assistance in encouraging others to reply and act with honesty and integrity expected of the medical profession, some of whom are Fellows RANZCP in administrative positions of authority and public trust [e.g. Queensland’s Director for Mental Health enforcer of the MHA 2000 laws] that requires that they acknowledge the facts demonstrated by the evidence regarding impropriety [now posted to WordPress] that relates to their work.

I request that you, RANZCP Prof. Hopwood & Dr Jenkins, acknowledge the facts of the corruption of Australian Psychiatry involving Fellows of the RANZCP and on behalf of Australian Psychiatrists [your RANZCP membership fellows RANZCP], most of whom I expect are honest men and women who would find the corruption of their profession objectionable [& reasonably expect that you should act on their behalf], and demonstrate your commitment to the RANZCP motto Latin: Ex veritate salus  “Out of truth [or understanding] comes health [or wellbeing]” which is, considering the evidence of crimes of deceit by Australian Psychiatry, looking doubtful.

There has never been any indication by any authority that the secrecy of medical files is inappropriate. That secret Freedom of Information exempt medical files may assist in ‘creative charting’, prevent transparency of processes and conceal medical profession abuses, crimes, corruption & non-compliance with laws regulating the authority of Psychiatry, is obvious.

I again invite you to view the documents posted below that should assist you to understand the issues to which I have referred. Your questions the answers to which will allow your appropriate understanding of the issues are very welcome.

I expect that you RANZCP Prof. Hopwood & Dr Jenkins understand that both I and RANZCP Consumer Relations and Complaints Officer Allen (2005 – 2006) were correct in our understanding that the Presidents of the RANZCP have an obligation to its legitimately qualified members Fellows RANZCP to act on their behalf against those whose activities bring the Psychiatric profession into disrepute, whether they be FRANZCP or with no medical qualifications fraudulently claiming to be qualified as psychiatrists, or law enforcement authorities such as corrupt state medical board administrators who are aware of medical malpractice & employees of Queensland’s  public hospitals employed without required medical qualifications.

Yours Sincerely,

Roger J. Bates   18 November 2015

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Australian_and_New_Zealand_College_of_Psychiatrists

@RANZCP The latest Tweets from RANZCP (@RANZCP). The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists trains and represents experts in mental illness.

…………   Some information concerning the beginning of the problems that appear to have caused me to be targeted for special attention can be viewed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/australian-government-law-enforcement-and-news-media-corruption-in-brief-ref-sbsa-bankruptcy-6/  and other connected WordPress posts.

A timeline 1980s to 2015 is also being prepared for posting to WordPress. I’ve received a threat of criminal prosecution for proving some documents [related to SA ICAC] to others that will be posted to WordPress as an important part of the Timeline of events.

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Files appearing – 1. & 2. above and 3. to 33. below

3. 84 Recco. for reasons for - dec

3. 84 Recommendation for assessment made by Dr Simpson

4. 85 Recco. assess declaration

4. 85 Recommendation for assessment declaration of Dr Simpson

5. 87 ITO declaration authority FoI exempt ID

5. 87 Declaration ITO authority by Simpson – this form used for a person in prison of police custody used in error[?] I was not in prison or in police custody.

6. 88  ITO reasons detail for declaration

6. 88 ITO reason detail – I have never had a conversation with the person FoI exempt in medical files making the declaration [page above] identified as Dr Alexandra Simpson in AHPRA correspondence of 2014.

 

7. AHPRA Simpson 00271828 – 19 Feb 2014  Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency AHPRA correspondence  Dr Simpson 002271828 – 19 Feb 2014 – Dr Simpson is identified as FoI ID exempt person named in medical file pages 84, 85 declaration/authorization recommendation for assessment and 87, 88 declaration/authorization for ITO contrary to procedural requirements.

 

8. Nuttall MP 19 July 2004

8. Gordon Nuttall MP 19 July 2004 Queensland Minister for Health notes “that you have taken your concerns” [lodged complaints with CMC referred to QH] “to the relevant investigative bodies and am waiting a response from them in this regard”

9. Nuttall MP 28 June 2005

9. Nuttall MP 28 June 2005 A letter written just prior to CMC investigations into his corruption, Queensland Minister for Health Gordon Nuttall indicates he has knowledge of unresolved issues of Queensland Health corruption.

10. Beattie 17 June 2005

10. A letter from the Office of Queensland Premier Peter Beattie claiming the issues [& evidence] I have raised of Queensland Health crimes and corruption have been referred by the Premier to the Bundaberg Hospital Commission of Inquiry. The Inquiry refused to investigate or acknowledge the issues.

11. Beattie Robertson 9 Nov 2005

11. Beattie Robertson 9 Nov 2005 email received from the office of Queensland Premier Peter Beattie advising the refusal of the Bundaberg Hospital Commission of Inquiry to allow my communication with them and refusal to investigate has been referred to Stephen Robertson MP Minister for Heath. I received no reply from Health Minister Robertson.

 

12. QMB Muir 30 June 2005

12. QMB Muir 30 June 2005 QMB CEO Jim O’Dempsey refers to my unresolved complaints of impropriety of purported doctors employed by Queensland Health & accuses me of becoming “abusive to” his “staff members” over complaints related to my 2002 experiences at Cairns Base Hospital medical files [referring to Dr Keith Muir as treating doctor] & concealment of information by FoI exempt medical files that I had provided to the Queensland Medical Board. The letter refers to my complaint against Dr Muir as having been received by the QMB on 10 June 2005 & fails to acknowledge Queensland’s Crime & Misconduct Commission has had my medical files and complaints since 2004.

13. QMB Brennan 20 July 2005

13. QMB Brennan 20 July 2005 QMB CEO Jim O’Dempsey states “There is currently no Medical Practitioner know by the name Dr C C Brennan registered in Queensland.” but does not mention that there never has been.

Three pages appearing below : QMB 13 Feb 2006 a 3 page letter from QMB CEO Jim O’Dempsey rewriting and misrepresenting my complaint of the previous year, referring to Dr Catriona Brennan named in my 2002 medical files as the Cairns Base Hospital Mental Health Unit ‘Psychiatric Registrar’ working with CBH MHU Head of Psychiatry Dr Keith Muir.     According to Australia state Medical Boards the only Dr Catriona Brennan registered to practice medicine in Australian is registered in South Australia as a Doctor of Pathology in long term employment by Adelaide’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

17. RANZCP 20.1.2006 Allen White

RANZCP 20.1.2006 Email from Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatry RANZCP Consumer Relations and Complaints Officer Allen White confirming that Dr C C Brennan FRANZCP [Psychiatric Registrar Cairns Base Hospital] does not exist. Allen White seemed distressed when he told me that he “had been instructed to have no further communication with me”.

two pages appearing below : Groves 2 Nov 2005 – a 2 page letter from the MHA 2000 law enforcer Queensland Director for Mental Health Dr Aaron Groves RANZCP referring to an investigation into non-compliance of the MHA 2000 he has authorized. He refers to his obligation to “a process of natural justice and procedural fairness” regarding the investigation he has authorized.

Appearing below : A four page letter dated 3 January 2006 from the Queensland Director for Mental Health [enforcer of the MHA 2000 governing Psychiatry & state public hospital Mental Health Units] in which he misrepresents many facts and ignores others demonstrating crimes committed with the public hospital system & abuses of Psychiatry – He apologises for issues of minor non-compliance with the MHA 2000 making no mention of medical file FoI exemptions that conceal identities of people whom I would have met if their statutory declarations were true and accurate.

 

24. AHPRA Groves 19 feb 2014   A 3 page letter of Queensland Director for Mental Health Dr Aaron Groves’ RANZCP reply to the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority misrepresenting the information and documentation provided to AHPRA that included medical file FoI exemptions concealing identities of purported Queensland Health staff falsely claiming in statutory declarations to have examined me requiring that I would have met them.    Dr Groves claims that he was told by his staff that his life had been threatened by me.

The AHPRA letter page 1 b. III states, referring to the previous Director for Mental Health’s determination that there were ‘insufficient evidence to suggest that an investigation, into whether the [Act] had been breached, should be undertaken’ after which “new concerns” (undetected by QH?) were brought “to his attention and an investigation was instigated. The practitioner [Dr Groves] that he is unable to release the results of this investigation to AHPRA, however, he alludes that it identified some minor non-compliance with the Act which was addressed by the Health Service.”

The AHPRA Dr Groves response Page 2 v. C referring to 2006 [after my communication with the RANZCP] states “that he was informed that you were admitted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) mental health unit in 2006 where [you] became hostile and verbally abusive and made comments I relation to me, staff had formed the view that that my personal safety may be at risk.”  The unspecified claims are false & no evidence such as the purported email threats are referred to.

Dr Keith Muir – There is no indication received any response from Dr. Muir or attempted to do so.

Dr. Groves correspondence and AHPRA correspondence avoids any reference to Dr Keith Muir with his acknowledged history of medical impropriety for which he had been temporarily struck off the states medical register. AHPRA appears not to have made any attempt to seek a response from Dr Keith Muir although he is referred to in my medical files provided as my 2002 “treating doctor” (pg 33) and consultant (pg 1) to Medical registrar Dr C C Brennan.

25. AHPRA Brennan 19 Feb 2014      A 2 page letter dated 19 February 2014 to me from AHPRA purportedly the reply of Dr Catriona Brennan to AHPRA.   I have never met anyone named Dr. Brennan who in her purported reply to AHPRA does not indicate if she has or has not ever met me. Notes said to be made and signed by Dr Brennan within my 2002 Cairns Hospital medical file purportedly quoting conversation had with me, indicate that Dr Brennan has claimed to have met me.     The AHPRA letter states on page 1. b. i. B “she was working as a registered medical practitioner as an unaccredited Psychiatric House Officer under the supervision of consultant psychiatrists. This was for a three month rotation during her registrar year. The practitioner states that “this position did not require that the House Officer was a Fellow of the College of Psychiatry or that the doctor was participating in training for such a qualification.”

Queensland Medical Board correspondence of 20 July 2005 states that “There is currently no Medical Practitioner known by the name of Dr C C Brennan registered in Queensland. The QMB medical registration files are (& were in 2005) available for viewing on the Internet.  Prior to receiving this letter I saw that no Dr C C Brennan [& Dr Dan Siskind] were registered and the QMB administration in a telephone conversation confirmed that no Dr C C Brennan had ever been registered in Queensland.

After telephone communication & email received 20 Jan 2006 from RANZCP Consumer Relations and Complaints Officer Allen White confirming that Dr C C Brennan FRANZCP did not exist, I wrote to the Queensland Medical Board asking where Siskind and Brennan received their medical qualifications and received a reply within a week claiming that both became qualified psychiatrists FRANZCP certification in 1998 from the University of Queensland.   The letter has with many other documents been stolen.  I had provided a FoI medical page signed by Dr C C Brennan ‘Pychiatric Registrar’ the letters FRANZCP after the signature, to the QMB, RANZCP, CMC & others.  The file page has since been replaced with a page without the letters RANZCP appearing after the signature.

26. AHPRA Stephenson 19 Feb 2014   A 2 page letter dated 19 February 2014 to me from AHPRA purportedly the reply of Dr Catriona Brennan to AHPRA.   I have never met anyone named Dr. Brennan who in her purported reply to AHPRA does not indicate if she has or has not ever met me. Notes said to be made and signed by Dr Brennan within my 2002 Cairns Hospital medical file purportedly quoting conversation had with me, indicate that Dr Brennan has claimed to have met me.     The AHPRA letter states on page 1. b. i. B “she was working as a registered medical practitioner as an unaccredited Psychiatric House Officer under the supervision of consultant psychiatrists. This was for a three month rotation during her registrar year. The practitioner states that “this position did not require that the House Officer was a Fellow of the College of Psychiatry or that the doctor was participating in training for such a qualification.”

Queensland Medical Board correspondence of 20 July 2005 states that “There is currently no Medical Practitioner known by the name of Dr C C Brennan registered in Queensland. The QMB medical registration files are (& were in 2005) available for viewing on the Internet.  Prior to receiving this letter I saw that no Dr C C Brennan [& Dr Dan Siskind] were registered and the QMB administration in a telephone conversation confirmed that no Dr C C Brennan had ever been registered in Queensland.

After telephone communication & email received 20 Jan 2006 from RANZCP Consumer Relations and Complaints Officer Allen White confirming that Dr C C Brennan FRANZCP did not exist, I wrote to the Queensland Medical Board asking where Siskind and Brennan received their medical qualifications and received a reply within a week claiming that both became qualified psychiatrists FRANZCP certification in 1998 from the University of Queensland.   The letter has with many other documents been stolen.  I had provided a FoI medical page signed by Dr C C Brennan ‘Pychiatric Registrar’ the letters FRANZCP after the signature, to the QMB, RANZCP, CMC & others.  The file page has since been replaced with a page without the letters RANZCP appearing after the signature.

27. RANZCP Dr Patton 2 Dec 2013       RANZCP Dr Patton 2 Dec 2013 – A letter from the President of the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatrists RANZCP after the RANZCP had been provided with documents referring to the corruption of Australian psychiatry by Fellows of the RANZCP & others [named in my medical files provided] whom have falsely claimed to have medical specialist Psychiatry qualifications. RANZCP President Murray Patton has refused to acknowledge receiving documented evidence of impropriety of psychiatrists Fellows RANZCP and others falsely claiming to have specialist medical qualifications. RANZCP President Murray Patton has referred me to AHPRA and has since been provided with the evidence of AHPRA evasions in responses to impropriety of medical professionals.

The RANZCP method of dealing with the issues on behalf of its legitimately qualified members Fellows RANZCP [after the 2006 instructions to complaint officer Allen White to “have no further communication with me] has been to arrange to prevent email sent by me to ranzcp@ranzcp.org and all other RANZCP email addresses not to be delivered.   Communication by fax and post receives no acknowledgement from the RANZCP.

2015 RANZCP President Professor Malcolm Hopwood and RANZCP President Elect Dr Kym Jenkins have had their attention directed to the information and documentation within this blog and the letter to them that appears above that could not be delivered to them through any ranzcp.org email address.

Appearing below :

A 2 page letter from the Queensland Mental Health Review Tribunal President Frank Clair in which he acknowledges the failure to comply with the MHA 2000 requirement of a review within six weeks of the imposition of an Involuntary Treatment Order, states that the MHRT was not notified of the imposition of the July Involuntary Treatment Order until 22 October 2002 six weeks after which the review hearing revoked the ITO on 2 December 2002.

He suggests that the non-compliance with the MHA 2000 requirements   because “Your hearing may not have been able to have been heard any earlier because of the volume of matters needed to be heard in Cairns.”  President Frank Clair of the Queensland Mental Health Review Tribunal offers no explanation of why the 2 December 2002 MHRT members didn’t notice the MHA 2000 non-compliance [a crime – failure to review the ITO within six weeks – contact me to explain & apologise] or couldn’t be bothered to report it the MHA 2000 law enforcer [Director for Mental Health] so he could be aware of the issues & improve the “communication issue” “administration error” before he [Dr Aaron Groves] finally apologized to me for what he describes as a minor issue of non-compliance with other criminal acts still unacknowledged by him.

 

Appearing below – A 4 page unsigned document provided by the Queensland Mental Health Review Tribunal headed    Statement of Reasons Mental Health Review Tribunal 2006 confirms ITO

A ‘Statement of Reasons’ of 4 pages dated 5 June 2006 provided by the Queensland Mental Health Review Tribunal referring to a 22 May 2002 MHRT tribunal hearing confirming an Involuntary Treatment Order ITO authorised at an unknown date [within the previous few weeks] by an unidentified “authorised person” I have never met. I had never met any of the people at the hearing or the “treatment team” referred to whom I purportedly, according to the document, disagree with.  The ‘Statement of Reasons’ claims that I have been accused of the crime of threatening someone and that evidence of the alleged crime is assumed to exist but has not been seen by the author of the document.   The document makes false claims of what I had said to the tribunal. That it misrepresents some of my past experiences that did occur indicates some knowledge of real events [information not provided by me] concerning which the misrepresentations are made.         The document on page 2 states “He is currently on oral medication but given past non-compliance with medication may need depot medication.”  I was not “on oral medication” [not identified in the document] but was receiving injections of an unidentified medication. If my PAH medical records are consistent with this false information then they are inaccurate & have been subject to ‘creative charting’.

I was eventually released after 70 days detained “conditional upon my not making any efforts to further my complaint against Cairns Base Hospital and Dr Keith Muir.”             I left Queensland within a few days.

Appearing below : A letter dated December 2000 [an error the date should be 2001] from Queensland’s Atherton Hospital requesting  the return of medical files that were not mine but provided to me after a Freedom of Information request for my own medical files.

34. R Phillip Bates Atherton FoI Dec 2001

Appearing below : A letter dated 31 July 2012 that I received from Australia’s Medicare in reply to request for a record of payments made for my treatment by Australian doctors.  Medical treatment at Australian public hospitals is paid for by the person seeking treatment, by that persons medical insurance company or by Australia’s Medicare system financed by a 1% levy on Australian citizen’s income. Records of Medicare payments for my 7 years of consultations with Adelaide Psychiatrist Dr Howard Gorton FRANZCP and for my purported 2002 involuntary treatment [examinations that did not occur]at Cairns Base Hospital & Atherton Hospital and 2006 involuntary treatment, examinations & assessment at Princess Alexandra Hospital by doctors I never met are only available “for exceptional circumstances, to assist police with historical investigations or where it is necessary for court proceedings.”

35. Medicare letter 31 July 2012

Appearing below : A letter dated 20 April 2005 from Adelaide Psychiatrist Dr Alan Frazer RANZCP in reply to my correspondence after my 2004 return from London & discovery that British Libraries UK London Colindale have fake ‘archives’ of Australian newspapers [State Bank of SA bankruptcy reporting news articles having been erased from the records] and Australian state & national public libraries sell the same fake ‘archives’ of newspapers published.   I was surprised that the Medical Board of South gave me Dr. Frazer’s home address to hand delivery my letter.  I apologised for the intrusion to Dr Fraser when I delivered the letter.  His reference to Dr Gorton relates to the referral Dr Frazer made for me to consult Dr Gorton from mid-1989 to the end of 1996. It appears that Dr Frazer’s memory could not be assisted by his clinical notes of my consultations with him.   I now understand that I should have insisted on receiving a receipt for the SBSA letterhead document I gave to him in 1989 that referred to the $200 million loan made by SBSA to Equiticorp NZ that was front page headline news “State Bank $200 mill. Loan to Equiticorp NZ” in Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper [now erased from records of newspapers published] just before my employment with SBSA was terminated on 29 June 1989.

36. Dr Frazer 20 April 2006

This blog post using my own Internet connection has been made difficult by many cuts to the connection & what appears to possibly be a continued remote access by a hacker.   A previous experience of being hacked appears in part at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/toshiba-untrustworthy/      The information within this blog post may need to be improved at a future date.

Forbes, Tom Watson – Murdoch, Assange and the need to know. Comments posted but not appearing

Forbes, Tom Watson – Murdoch, Assange and the need to know. Comments posted but not appearing

“Murdoch, Assange and the Need to Know”    Forbes   27 Feb 2012

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomwatson/2012/02/27/murdoch-assange-and-the-need-to-know/

Murdoch, Assange and the Need to Know

Tom Watson ,

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The gods of symmetry must surely have moved into the firmament over London this week. How else to explain the two most renowned Australians in the world, both on the Shakespearean stage at the same time in the shadow of the London Eye – and both for hacking private information in pursuit of the public’s right to know.

In the case of Julian Assange, his once-promising social venture known as WikiLeaks took another step toward irrelevance and dysfunction by announcing it would post five million emails from a 70-person research and newsletter firm in Texas called StratFor – emails acquired by the hacker collective Anonymous and turned over to Assange, who remains under house arrest in England pending his long battle against extradition to Sweden to face accusations of sexual abuse. As Andy Greenberg writes, the hacking group has “upgraded its  relationship with WikiLeaks from friendly acquaintance to partner.” Slapping up stolen emails in partnership with hackers was supposed to be the early life Assange left behind when he got religion for government reform; providing a mechanism for legitimate whistleblowers to get their stories to journalists and the public was the social entrepreneur’s golden promise behind WikiLeaks, a promise that attracted a wide range of supporters. “We Open Governments” seems so dated now, and if fairly considered, the very opposite of what WikiLeaks has accomplished.

What once heralded a new chapter in the movement to push governments – particularly democratic governments like our own – toward greater transparency and accountability has now crashed in agonizing slow motion on the rocks of Assange’s personal obsessions, poor leadership, cantankerous ways, and ruinous political agenda.

Then again, you might use the exact same words to describe Rupert Murdoch, whose News International conglomerate faced withering charges in the ongoing hacking and bribery scandal that has plagued the Aussie media baron’s empire in the U.K., in what The Times called a “sharp new turn in a months-long judicial investigation of the behavior of Murdoch-owned and other newspapers.” The long-simmering scandal exploded last summer thanks to the tenacious inquiry led by Labour MP Tom Watson (no relation), and has reached into the heart of the Cameron government. Now, the ongoing Leveson inquiry has expanded the breadth of News International’s activities, revealing endemic abuse of journalistic standards. Four more journalists were arrested by police, and as The Guardian‘s Nick Davies reported, Murdoch’s UK empire may well be engulfed by the hacking scandal.

What now is the difference between the methods of the news organization that arrived to reform how governments and journalists disseminate information – and the news organization that often symbolizes the too-cozy relationship between public officials and the press?

WikiLeaks backers, always an intrepid crew, might argue that the emails stolen by Anonymous should be freely posted by Assange’s team because they serve the public interest. In some way, they illuminate global power politics and the players who engage in them. By bringing these relationships to light, they may force change. The theft was worthwhile, the violation legitimate because the cause is just. Thing is, Murdoch might argue the same line. Isn’t a conservative government in England – and indeed, atop all the western governments – worth the price of a little hacking to uncover the deeds of the opposition? And hey, we’ll need some tabloid juice to keep our newspapers in positions of power so that they will have this influence. It all depends on your politics, your point of view, and your comfort with certain methods.

Yet, I’m reminded again of an essay by the liberal British blogger David Allen Green who wrote about WikiLeaks when it first divulged the U.S. State Department cable allegedly leaked by Private Bradley Manning. The need to know is important, wrote Green in 2010, as is the public right to know. “But transparency is not the only liberal value,” he wrote. “There are others, and these are important, too. For example, there is the value of legitimacy: those who wield power in the public interest should normally have some democratic mandate or accountability.”

Accountability is now on the table for Murdoch, whether he likes it or not. Assange is a different story. I suspect some will cheer the latest “revelations,” even if they don’t rise to the level of previous WikiLeaks exposures. The StratFor emails, now labeled “The Global Intelligence Files” in grandiose, almost Gingrichian style, seem fairly low level and gossipy – more in-house schmoozefest bragging than sinister Bourne Identity thriller, as Jack Shafer discovered upon further review:

One could make a case that this maxim — “Admit nothing, deny everything and make counter-accusations” — expressed by Stratfor Vice-President Fred Burton, exudes the sinister. But read the context. Burton is making a joke while he apologizes for having stolen someone’s lunch (“Amy’s Pesto Tortellini”) from the office kitchen’s freezer.

The most frustrating thing about Assange’s leadership is that (as Jay Rosen once distilled my long verbiage to its essence) WikiLeaks could have been a contender. In a world of needless secrets, vast corporate power and governments who rush to war, it seemed to me that a trusted and democratic organization, embracing transparency and relying on open networks, could really make a difference in how citizens relate to power. Yet secrecy, a taste for power, and rising paranoia dominated WikiLeaks. To close readers of another Aussie media pioneer, it’s a familiar take.

Strange then that the furies of British journalism should place the aging Agamemnon in the crosshairs of a metastasizing government inquiry into hacking at the exact moment that his metaphorical Orestes was waving a thicket of purloined emails from the podium at the Frontline Club.……………………….

Comment by Tim Smithers 4 years ago

What a clever angle by Tom Watson, couching both Assange and Murdoch as “hacking private information in pursuit of the public’s right to know.”

Not really.

Julian Assange and Rupert Murdoch could not belong to more different occupations. One actually does hack private information (Murdoch), but not for the public’s right to know, rather to embarrass people and promote salacious crap for money. Assange’s business is quite different, it’s to enable whistle-blowers to have a safe way to report wrong-doing and save them having to deal with the unjust retaliation (firings and a lot worse) that happens when trying to confront such things within corrupt systems.

Assange’s work is solid and moral… and non-profit. It’s what the world needs, a generally unbiased system against which to measure acts in what would other wise contune to become manifestly corrupt systems of self-interest.

No offense, Mr. Watson, but I think you’re on the wrong side of history. You want journalism that sells, but some people are beginning to realize it would be better to have journalism that tells the truth.

Comment and reply [To Tim Smithers comment] posted 4 September 2015 and 10 October 2015

Comment posted 4 September 2015 Murdoch, Assange and the Need to Know”   But not appearing 10 Oct. 2015 – Email to readers@forbes.com, ideas@forbes.com   4 Sept. 2015 unacknowledged – Tweet to Tom Watson delivery status unknown

Murdoch & Assange by Tom Watson [not the UK MP] – Interesting stuff- meanwhile Australian state & national public libraries and the British Libraries UK London Colindale sell fake records of Australian newspapers published as authentic ‘’archives’ of newspapers published – the intention being to assist to conceal crimes and corruption of Australian national significance concerning the state of South Australia where Rupert began his media empire with the first newspaper he ever owned, the ‘News’ and has for more than 60 years maintained his newspaper publishing state monopoly. https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/australian-newspapers-news-articles-published-erased-from-the-now-fake-records-of-newspapers-published-sold-as-archives-also-exported-to-the-uk-listed-incomplete/

https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/australian-government-law-enforcement-and-news-media-corruption-in-brief-ref-sbsa-bankruptcy-6/

It’s difficult to believe such corruption of news media could occur without Australia’s ‘Hometown Hero’ Rupert Murdoch’s knowledge & approval. Could it be that he has again been deceived by subordinate employee journalists, editors, politicians & law enforcement authorities?

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/wikileaks/dont-shoot-messenger-for-revealing-uncomfortable-truths/story-fn775xjq-1225967241332

How could I have missed this news article by Forbes news contributor Tom Watson “Murdoch,Assange and the Need to Know” for more than 3 years? – Well I have been hacked quite a bit.

Email to Forbes 4 Sept. 2015 no reply or acknowledgement

‘Murdoch, Assange and the Need to Know’ by Tom Watson

Roger Bates 2:42 PM

To: readers@forbes.com, ideas@forbes.com

From:  Roger Bates (rjrbts@hotmail.com)
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 2:42:34 PM
To: readers@forbes.com (readers@forbes.com); ideas@forbes.com (ideas@forbes.com)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomwatson/2012/02/27/murdoch-assange-and-the-need-to-know/

Forbes Internet news article ‘Murdoch, Assange and the Need to Know’ by Tom Watson

Sirs and Madams at Forbes,

My name is Roger Bates. I am an Australian living in Thailand, previously employed as a bank officer for 15 years with the State Bank of South Australia (SBSA Savings Bank of SA establish 1848 prior to 1984). I have only just accessed & read the July 2012 (or is it Sept.? – the USA dates month/day) Forbes news article ”

Murdoch, Assange and the Need to Know” by Tom Watson.   Thank you for not having a policy of ‘comments for this news article are now closed’ as too many Internet news media publishers do.   I hope that my comment passes the moderator.    I suspect that Forbes is not owned by Rupert Murdoch (possibly a wrong assumption) although you could well be very afraid of him, so my comment may or may not pass.    I’ve advised Mr Murdoch of the fake ‘archives’ of his Australian newspapers [by Facebook years ago & recently by twitter @rjrbts – my Tweets keep disappearing] but he does not reply.   Australia’s news media problem is not just Murdoch’s news media – but he does own most of it. It’s a co-operative coordinated effort to deceive the Australian public.

Comment posted 4 September 2015 to “Murdoch, Assange and the Need to Know”

Murdoch & Assange by Tom Watson [not the UK MP] – Interesting stuff- meanwhile Australian state & national public libraries and the British Libraries UK London Colindale sell fake records of Australian newspapers published as authentic ‘’archives’ of newspapers published – the intention being to assist to conceal crimes and corruption of Australian national significance concerning the state of South Australia where Rupert began his media empire with the first newspaper he ever owned, the ‘News’ and has for more than 60 years maintained his newspaper publishing state monopoly. https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/australian-newspapers-news-articles-published-erased-from-the-now-fake-records-of-newspapers-published-sold-as-archives-also-exported-to-the-uk-listed-incomplete/

https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/australian-government-law-enforcement-and-news-media-corruption-in-brief-ref-sbsa-bankruptcy-6/

It’s difficult to believe such corruption of news media could occur without Australia’s ‘Hometown Hero’ Rupert Murdoch’s knowledge& approval. Could it be that he has again been deceived by subordinate employee journalists, editors, politicians & law enforcement authorities?

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/wikileaks/dont-shoot-messenger-for-revealing-uncomfortable-truths/story-fn775xjq-1225967241332

How could I have missed this news article by Forbes news contributor Tom Watson “Murdoch, Assange and the Need to Know” for more than 3 years? – Well I have been hacked quite a bit.

…………………   The following text [below]has been posted to WordPress with some of the documentation that has been referred to –

I can access it but I’m not convinced that others can – I know from experience that nothing about the Internet can be trusted.

I would be very pleased to receive email from you asking any questions the answers to which would assist in your understanding of Australian corruption exported to foreign countries – British Libraries UK London Colindale’s fake records of Australian newspapers published [& one UK newspaper that I could find in the fake archives].

The issues can seem to be a little complicated but that done with the intention of assisting to conceal crimes and corruption.

I hope that you have an interest in the issues and send me an email.  If you do send me an email & do not receive a reply within a week, you can assume that my hacker got your email or my reply [or this email] before it could be read.    Australians could really do with your assistance.

Regards,

Roger J. Bates    4 September 2015

Marina – very brief – a part of the debt of my former employer the State Bank of SA – are detailed below.

The bankruptcy of the State Bank of South Australia – its illegal “Off Balance Sheet” companies’ debt details never publicly disclosed and SA public debt still concealed

In 1983 the Savings Bank of South Australia (SBSA established in 1848 – a SA state government guaranteeing deposits was never used) celebrated achieving one billion dollars in customer deposits.

In 1984 the Savings Bank of SA was renamed the State Bank of SA & its charter changed to allow more risk in its business practices.

In 1985 the new State Bank of SA purchased Beneficial Finance Corporation for one billion dollars.

In 1986 SBSA’s Tim Marcus Clark, in several single pages on his SBSA Managing Director letterhead addressed to ‘Dear State Banker’ (not sent to all staff as implied), boasted of new Corporate loans & acquisitions that included;

Two $200 million loans to the National Safety Council of Victoria, a $200 million loan to Equiticorp NZ, the purchase for $80 million of Oceanic Capital Corp., the purchase of part of companies named in news media as developers of a marina to be built at Marino Rocks (details summarized below)& other, all of which soon became ‘non-performing loans’ and bad debt that became public debt never recovered and concealed from taxpayers.

Marino Rocks marina State Bank of South Australia connection – Taxpayer debt concealed. How taxpayers have concealed from them, the fact that they have paid tens of millions of dollars for a marina development that does not exist.

ERASED**in the following information, denotes that the information was published in “The Advertiser” newspaper and has been erased from newspaper archives. (discovered as erased in 2004)

1986 – 1987 and later events #DS – denotes David Simmons as Director. (TS 2%) – denotes 2% held in trust by solicitors Thompson Simmons & Co.

#DS State Bank of South Australia (SBSA) (D.Simmons Chairman of the Board of Directors.)

#DS Beneficial Finance Corporation (BFC wholly owned by SBSA)

#DS KABANI – acknowledged as “Off Balance Sheet” of BFC – SBSA Oct.1990 Australian law enforcement financial regulation authorities’ (& then ASC) reporting, not required.

(TS 2%) MINTERN. 1986 Alan Burloch paid (via KABANI) $20Mill. for 49% of MINTERN (info. 1986)

(TS 2%)CRESTWIN. 1986 William Turner paid (via KABANI) $10Mill. for 49% of CRESTWIN (info. 1986)

(TS 2%) MINTERN <“some cross ownership”>CRESTWIN (TS 2%) (info. 1986)

MARINO ROCKS MARINA (Developers Turner and Burloch) SBSA – BFC connection to Turner, Burloch, the Marino Rocks marina & associated debt has never been publicly disclosed.

1986 – 1987 Environment Minister Lenehan (Bannon govt.) exempts marina development from Environmental Impact Statement (ABC TV 7-30 Report only)

1986 William Turner as Director of Pro Image Studios borrows $20Mill. from SBSA (info. 1986)

1987/88 “Pro-Image Studios Ltd. records a profit of almost $20 million for the financial year 1987/1988” “a loss of approximately $2 million was disclosed in the management accounts” (ASC Derek Parker 1995 information was never reported by news media) http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/conferences/business/parker.pdf  (info. found 2014)

ERASED**1989 May News Ltd.’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper publishes a front page news article headlined “State Bank $200 Mill Loan to Equitcorp NZ” (Mng. Director Tim Marcus Clark common to both SBSA& Equitcorp NZ – the debt eventually became public debt never recovered.

29 May 1989 My employment with SBSA was terminated

1989 Oct. 5th. front page (afternoon daily News) “William Turner announces he is Bankrupt” News Ltd.’s the ‘News’ newspaper published false & misleading information in a news article headlined “The man behind SA’s great marina fiasco” (see file ‘Turner 5 Oct 1989 Adelaide PM News Ltd.’)” Alan Burloch buys Turners assets “for some Millions of Dollars” (news article appears below)

1989 Oct. 6 – SBSA paid my Mortgage Loan in full by SBSA (an interest rate of 30% p.a. had been applied for the previous 4 months)

1990 Oct. State Bank of SA announces that it has “Off Balance Sheet Entities” – ‘Kabani’ (file ‘Kabani 2.10.1990’ appears below)

1990 Dec. Burloch withdraws from Marino Rocks marina Development (tax problem – file ‘Burloch 18.12.90’)

ERASED** 1991 Feb. SBSA announces that its “Off Balance Sheet Entities” through BFC** have Assets greater than Liabilities. THEN a few days later

ERASED** announces that its “Off Balance Sheet Entities” have an overall debt of $31 Million with Assets Less than Liabilities (Located UK. July 2011 unable to obtain a copy – copy machine broken but still referred to in file ’11 Feb 1991 pg 6 SBSA’ below – a news article referring to previous news articles published)

ERASED** 1991 Feb. SBSA published announcement need for “Billion Dollar Bailout” (The front page newspaper headline that has been erased from publicly accessible records refers to the first Billion $s)

Turner Bankruptcy File (Victoria) No. 1085 of 1990 indicates Turner NOT Bankrupt Oct. 1989. File No. 1085 of 1990 indicates bankrupt 6th. July 1990 to 6th. July 1993. File also indicates Turner has a debt of $30 Million but has no indication of his creditors.

Question ? – Is the Turner bankruptcy debt the same “Off Balance Sheet’ debt Announced by SBSA in Feb. 1991 ? (Now removed from archives) Yes it is!

Turner Bankruptcy debt from 6th. July 1990 would need to be “On Balance Sheet” for SBSA – BFC to be written off for financial year ending 30th. June 1991.

March – April 1991 Supreme Court of Victoria Judgment CTB BNZ v Pro-Image Studios debt http://law.ato.gov.au/atolaw/view.htm?DocID=JUD%2F4ACSR586%2F00002  “The company is insolvent.” but permitted to continue to operate. The original court file has been “lost” – CTB& BNZ retrieve $46 million – see Summary of this website below [Unsecured creditors would likely include the State Bank of South Australia] (This ato.gov.au website information was found 2014)

ERASED** 1993 Sept. William Turner – discharged Bankrupt 6th. July 1993 charged by the Australian Securities Commission (ASC) with multiple breaches of the companies’ code. (see ASC Media Release ref. ASC 93/225 that News Ltd. Published word for word in a news article that is now erased from records of newspapers published – file ‘ASC.Turner Pro- Image 27.9.1993’

ERASED** 1995 Nov. All Australian Securities Commission (ASC) charges against William Turner dropped. No explanation provided. See ASC Press Release file ‘ASC 95-177 Pro-Image Turner 10 Nov 1995’ appearing below (The ASC has lost my correspondence of 2005 but provided the ASC Press Release ASC 95-177 (appearing below) in 2015

ERASED** 1995 Nov. SA State Treasurer (Stephen Baker. Liberal party MP for my SA electorate of ‘Waite’) announced an unexpected improvement to the State’s finances of $20 Million, no details of origin were given – Treasurer Baker promised to announce origin “in a couple of months’ time” but failed to do so. SA Treasurer Baker & all others since (& SA MPs of both political parties) refuse to indicate their recollection of events & newspaper articles published reporting them. SA MPs in 1980s & 1990s when news articles (now erased) were published are MPs in government & opposition now in 2015.

2015 The Australian Securities & Investment Commission ASIC has evaded acknowledging specific issues raised of crimes, corruption & maladministration of Australian law enforcement including impropriety of ASIC Chief Legal officer Michael Kingston* – then refused to allow my further communication with ASIC – An ASIC letterhead letter dated 4 March 2015 from an unidentified author, referred to as “our finalisation letter”, states “Our records confirm that Pro-Image Studios was deregistered on 19 December 2014.” “Further, ASIC does not intend to comment on the actions of our predecessor, the ASC’s conduct of enforcement proceedings.” see ASIC letter 4 March 2015 ASIC ref. 4345/15 file ‘ASIC 4 March 2015 ref. 4345-15’ (below) the author unidentified. ASIC Chief Legal officer Michael Kingston* does not acknowledge delivery of my correspondence.

Inter-company loans of BFC (& illegal “Off Balance Sheet” companies of changing value) were considered assets for accounting purposes. No provision was made for any bad debt losses. Inflated values of assets concealed bad debts known to be unrecoverable.

The Marino Rocks marina developers have never been reported in the media as linked to or in debt to SBSA. Their debts (to taxpayers) have been secretly written off. Information appearing above concerning SBSA’s relationship to the Marino Rocks marina developers has twice (July 1991 & August 1994) been edited from my sworn testimony of the forum in which I had given it.