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.

Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull’s knowledge of Australian crimes and corruption and comments disallowed on his Internet website

Comments disallowed on Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull’s Internet website and his knowledge of Australian crimes and corruption
Consistent with Malcom Turnbull MP’s refusal to acknowledge the facts of fake ‘archives of Australian newspapers and the crimes & corruption the false records conceal –
Email From Malcolm Turnbull MP Malcolm.Turnbull.MP@aph.gov.au dated 11 Dec 2012 [Tue, Dec 11, 2012],
“Thank you for your email, I can appreciate your concerns. If you have evidence of corruption I would recommend contacting the police”,
ignores the evidence that Australian state and federal law enforcement [Commissioners appointed by politicians] are involved in concealing crimes and corruption, appears below.
Malcolm Turnbull is aware of his own, MP’s of his political party & his political opponent’s corruption and is careful to evade the evidence of the facts of Australian government(s), law enforcement and news media crimes and corruption. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is well aware of the corruption of Australian governments (past and present), law enforcement and news media that assists in concealing the evidence of crimes & corruption with all having knowledge of the facts & evidence of the fake records of newspapers published fraudulently sold as newspaper ‘archives’ by Australian public libraries.
http://www.malcolmturnbull.com.au/media/transcript-doorstop-interview-canberra1
Transcript: Doorstop Interview Canberra 14 September 2015
Malcom Turnbull MP states [&writes]
“We need to respect the intelligence of the Australian people.”
“We need to be truly consultative with colleagues, Members of Parliament, Senators and the wider public. We need an open Government.”
And that he has become Australia’s prime Minister “motivated by a commitment to serve the Australian people to ensure that our Liberal values continue to be translated into good Government, sound policies, economic confidence creating the jobs and the prosperity of the future.”
Comment posted to but not appearing on Malcolm Turnbull’s website
Rojer Batas – a few seconds ago Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by Malcolm Turnbull Community.
An “open Government” with “respect for the intelligence of the Australian people” would allow
its citizens to access true archives of newspapers published and have no need for the fake records of newspapers published that are fraudulently sold by Australian state & national taxpayer funded public libraries as authentic newspaper ‘archives’ – https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnews&#8230; with indications of some of the crimes & corruption of governments & law enforcement concealed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnews&#8230;
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http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/two-moments-of-legal-genius-which-tell-you-more-about-malcolm-turnbull-than-anything-hes-ever-done-in-politics/story-fn5tas5k-1227528739431
Two moments of legal genius which tell you more about Malcolm Turnbull than anything he’s ever done in politics
16 September 2015 Turnbull pays tribute to Tony Abbott
[Murdoch news media pays tribute to legal genius Malcolm Turnbull MP – not Rupert’s first choice as Australian Prime Minister]
Not to be read by anyone who’s stomach is sensitive to nauseating hypocrisy.
“HE was brilliant, bold, and more than a little brutal when the occasion demanded.”
“I was quite taken with the Spycatcher trial story and I marvelled at the audacity of a young Australian barrister taking on the British Government,” Liberal Party deputy leader and long-time Turnbull friend Julie Bishop swooned a few years ago in an interview with the ABC.
Turnbull was audacious in that trial alright. This was the Aussie equivalent of the starry-eyed Tom Cruise taking on the sneering, supercilious Jack Nicholson in the movie A few Good Men. There were even neat parallels with the famous “You Can’t Handle the Truth” line. “
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http://www.malcolmturnbull.com.au/media/the-independence-of-the-abc-response-to-the-smh-editorial-today 22nd November 2014
The independence of the ABC – response to the SMH editorial today
In reference to “ABC cuts and the threat to editorial freedom”. Malcolm Turnbull MP, while well aware that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation ABC deceives the public & conceals crimes & corruption for the benefit of politicians who exert editorial control, writes;
referring to the ‘AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION ACT 1983 – SECT 8’ and the Board of Director’s “certain express responsibilities” “Duties of the Board”
(1) It is the duty of the Board:
(a) to ensure that the functions of the Corporation are performed efficiently and with the maximum benefit to the people of Australia;
(b) to maintain the independence and integrity of the Corporation;
(c) to ensure that the gathering and presentation by the Corporation of news and information is accurate and impartial according to the recognized standards of objective journalism; and
(d) to ensure that the Corporation does not contravene, or fail to comply with:
(i) any of the provisions of this Act or any other Act that are applicable to the Corporation
Malcolm Turnbull MP writes;
“As you can see, there is nothing radical or novel in my saying that the Board should take responsibility for ensuring the accuracy and impartiality of ABC news and current affairs. The law of the land says that they should do so.”
“Ensuring that news and current affairs are accurate and impartial is a core duty of the board as is the duty to ensure the ABC is run efficiently.”
Comment posted to but not appearing on Malcolm Turnbull’s website
Rojer Batas – a minute ago Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by Malcolm Turnbull Community.
Claims that the ABC has editorial independence from governments are as false and misleading as the fake records of newspapers published sold by Australian state and national public libraries as authentic newspaper ‘archives’ that the ABC and News Corp. (News Ltd.) alliance are both well aware of, just as they are aware of the crimes & corruption of governments and law enforcement that the false records & news media conceal. News articles published have been erased from the now fake archives of newspapers with Australia’s taxpayer funded public libraries. Former South Australian Premier/Treasurer John Bannon who became member of the ABC Board of Directors declines to indicate his recollection of memorable front page headlines published in Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper. The headline “Billion Dollar Bailout” (referring to State Bank of SA’s bankruptcy) should be unforgettable to politicians & journalists of News Ltd. & the ABC. Indications of associated crimes never prosecuted & newspaper articles erased from public records can be viewed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnews&#8230;
Merchant banker businessman barrister Malcolm Turnbull can no doubt understand the importance of independence of company Directors from personal involvement in business transactions of their companies, Editorial independence of the ABC from governments and competition between & diverse ownership of Australian news media. Do Australian taxpayers deserve the right to access true archives of newspapers published, through taxpayer funded public libraries?
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http://www.malcolmturnbull.com.au/media/the-internet-and-press-freedom-morry-schwartz-and-rupert-murdoch 2nd March 2014
The Internet and press freedom – Morry Schwartz and Rupert Murdoch
Malcom Turnbull MP as Australian federal Minister for Communications & being well aware of Australian news media corruption and deception of the public (largely Murdoch’s News Corp. & the ABC’s alliance in deception over crimes & corruption of Australian federal significance regarding events in South Australia) speaks [&writes]
“Our democracy flourishes with a vibrant and diverse media and there has been a lot of concern in recent years that the declining business model of traditional newspapers and the consequent diminution in their journalistic resources will in turn diminish our democracy.”
And in defense of Rupert Murdoch’s Australian news media domination that includes newspaper publishing monopolies in South Australia and Queensland,
“The truth is that News Corporation’s share of the metropolitan newspaper market is as large as ever, but newspapers’ share of the overall news and information market has been shrinking every day as more competition arrives in the form of foreign publications available in Australia, new publications and of course social media. Our media has never been as diverse and competitive as it is today.”
“Rupert Murdoch has been publishing newspapers, including today some of the world’s most influential such as The Wall Street Journal, the Times of London and The Australian, for more than sixty years. And they have been and remain profitable. Far from being a rich man, like Hearst and many others, who makes his money in some other area and then chooses to start a newspaper to promote his own political views, Rupert Murdoch started off as a newspaper man, the son of a newspaper man, and remains a newspaper man.”
Comment posted to but not appearing on Malcolm Turnbull’s website
Rojer Batas – a few seconds ago Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by Malcolm Turnbull Community.
Rupert Murdoch began his new media empire with his first newspaper the ‘News’ in Adelaide South Australia. His being known as hands on newspaper publisher it is difficult to believe that he is unaware that the records of his newspapers published sold by Australian state and national public libraries as newspaper ‘archives’ are fake records that have had newspaper articles that have been published removed (erased) from the now fake records. The false ‘archives’ still have a February 1991 news articles that has references to previous news articles published – those news articles referring to the State Bank of South Australia’s illegal [but never prosecuted] “Off Balance Sheet” companies & their changing valuations, have been erased from the publicly accessible records of newspapers published. Evidence of Australian government(s), law enforcement and news media corruption can be viewed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnews&#8230;
and
https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnews&#8230;
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from: Turnbull, Malcolm (MP) <Malcolm.Turnbull.MP@aph.gov.au>
to: “xyzrjb@gmail.com” <xyzrjb@gmail.com>
cc: “Malcolm Turnbull (malcolm@turnbull.com.au)” <malcolm@turnbull.com.au>
date: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 4:48 AM
subject: RE: Australian government, news media and law enforcement corruption and the fake records of Australian newspapers published sold as archives from Australian libraries.
mailed-by: aph.gov.au
: Important mainly because of the words in the message.
RE: Australian government, news media and law enforcement corruption and the fake records of Australian newspapers published sold as archives from Australian libraries.
Inbox x
Turnbull, Malcolm (MP) <Malcolm.Turnbull.MP@aph.gov.au>
12/11/12
to me, malcolm
Dear Mr Bates,
Thank you for your email, I can appreciate your concerns. If you have evidence of corruption I would recommend contacting the police.
Kind regards
Malcolm
……… Note: Malcolm Turnbull declined to reply to or acknowledge my email in reply that included correspondence from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ACCC stating the opinion that the sale by Australian state and national public libraries of false records of newspapers published, is not illegal under law the ACCC enforces. The ACCC letter (ACCC ref. 1032406) dated 31 January 2011 that has been made available to Malcolm Turnbull MP 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/
Comments “approved” and permitted to appear “by Malcolm Turnbull Community” [the moderators] may create the impression that Mr Turnbull MP allows criticism and those who read his website blog to voice and opinion. That conclusion would be an error & a result of deception.
Comments approved “by Malcolm Turnbull Community” & appearing for ‘Transcript: Doorstop Interview Canberra’
“Slippery Turnbull needs to stop walking on both sides of the street.” and
“You are a selfish rat that will not hesitate to destroy the Liberal party to satisfy your ego.”
Comments approved “by Malcolm Turnbull Community” & appearing for ‘The independence of the ABC – response to the SMH editorial today’
” I disagree strongly with your views Malcolm Turnbull, and the next election will see me proved correct.” and
“You need to take Quentin’s advise “stop the bullshit”.” and
“Fuck off Wayne zkarlin you are an idiot, and an excuse for the commercial channels.” and
“You’re a bit of a Wayne-ker, there is no argument there.”
Comments approved “by Malcolm Turnbull Community” & appearing for ‘The Internet and press freedom – Morry Schwartz and Rupert Murdoch’
“Guess Malcolm sort of forgot that he is destroying the best technology we almost had.”
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7 October 2015 – Malcolm Turnbull MP has been the Australian Prime Minister for 3 weeks and unlike all new Australian Prime Ministers of the last few decades seems not to have yet made the pilgrimage to New York USA to consult US citizen Rupert Murdoch on his plans for Australia’s future. Could it be that this new Prime Minister intends to be independent of the influence of Rupert Murdoch? Unlikely! More probable that both PM Turnbull and Murdoch have had private consultations to avoid any embarrassment after realizing any public knowledge of mutual adoration, like Tony Abbott’s “Home-town hero” description of Rupert M, would be detrimental to the political ambitions & objectives of both Malcolm and Rupert.
Rupert Murdoch began his news media empire in Adelaide South Australia with the first newspaper he ever owned, the afternoon tabloid the ‘News’. He has controlled South Australian news media with his newspaper publishing state monopoly for more than 60 years. Adelaide’s only state published newspaper ‘The Advertiser’ has fake archives of what it has published being sold throughout Australia and that have been exported to the UK’s British Libraries UK London Colindale.
False and misleading information published by Murdoch’s the ‘News’ [5 October1989*]assisted the State Bank of SA to conceal bad debt that could never be recovered, ensuring that it became billions of dollars of bad debt for taxpayers were liable. The details of SBSA bankruptcy taxpayer debt are still concealed. Australian news media has never asked the obvious questions. Where did the money go?
Concealment of SBSA debt that became public debt has involved crimes never prosecuted related to SBSA’s illegal use of “Off Balance Sheet” companies. [5 October1989*]-see the ‘News’ front page headline “The man behind SA’s great marina fiasco” referring to William Edward Turner. https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/australian-government-law-enforcement-and-news-media-corruption-in-brief-ref-sbsa-bankruptcy-6/ to view 5 October1989*the ‘News’ front page headline “The man behind SA’s great marina fiasco” – the never publicly disclosed “Off Balance Sheet” connection & debt explained.
Rupert Murdoch, his Australian news media & its journalists are traitors who have betrayed the people of South Australia after South Australians gave Murdoch the start of his now global media empire.
Justice for South Australians would compensation for 60 years of Murdoch’s newspaper publishing monopoly & its false and misleading journalism that created [concealed accumulating debt] the State Bank of SA’s bankruptcy public debt [understated in 1991 as $3-5 Billion with interest paid by the taxpayer], a conservative estimate of which, adjusted for inflation, would be over $8 Billion dollars. News media does have obligations to the public. Recovery of and compensation from those responsible for SBSA’s bankruptcy massive public debt is appropriate and required.
Merchant banker, lawyer, politician now Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull MP could demonstrate his worth to Australia as a “legal genius” by acknowledging the facts of Australia’s news media and law enforcement corruption, confronting Murdoch’s corrupt news media and on behalf of Australians, pursuing appropriate compensation for Australians over taxpayer debt caused by Australia’s corrupt news media dominated by Rupert Murdoch.
Could it be that Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull MP ‘Can’t handle the truth’?

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