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… with indications of some of the crimes & corruption of governments & law enforcement concealed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnews…
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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…
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…
and
https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnews…
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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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Toshiba Untrustworthy

Toshiba enables hackers of its customer’s computers. Toshiba’s service centre’s interference with Widows 7 software to allow a hacker’s use of a ‘Windows Virtual Wi- Fi miniport adapter’ that Toshiba Singapore had installed

Toshiba has an accounting problem. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33595370 20 July 2015 “Toshiba inflated profits by $1.2bn, report finds” “The improper accounting practices stretched back to 2008.” http://www.toshiba.co.jp/worldwide/about/message.html “Toshiba Corporation expresses sincere apologies to our shareholders, customers, business partners and all other stakeholders for any concern or inconvenience”
The problem has been identified, acknowledged and appropriate action has been taken. Toshiba should be congratulated for its being so forthcoming in acknowledging the accounting problem and dealing with it so promptly but is untrustworthy in that it has enabled hackers of my personal computers with Toshiba service centre Singapore installing a ‘Windows Virtual Wi-Fi miniport adapter’ later used by a user named “User” also created by Toshiba Singapore, to hack my personal computers. Toshiba did not do the work that I had paid $320- (Singapore) to be done.
Toshiba has acted appropriately on its corrupt accounting issue unlike the manner that Australian crimes & corruption have been concealed for the last 25 years regarding the State Bank of South Australia SBSA bankruptcy and its illegal use of “Off Balance Sheet” companies to conceal debt that became public debt of billions of dollars. Australian law enforcement [Australian Securities Commission ASC renamed Australian Securities and Investment Commission ASIC] Australian news media [Murdoch’s Adelaide SA newspaper publishing state monopoly & the ABC], governments and politicians continue in a coordinated effort to deceive the public with the sale of fake records of newspapers published that are fraudulently sold as authentic archives by Australian state and national public libraries, unacknowledged.That corruption and related crimes are described at WordPress websites;

https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/australian-government-law-enforcement-and-news-media-corruption-in-brief-ref-sbsa-bankruptcy-6/ that refers to details of the State Bank of SA’s illegal but never prosecuted “Off Balance Sheet” companies with details never never made public [& associated crimes never prosecuted] and
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/ that is an incomplete list of news articles published that have been erased from the publicly accessible records of newspapers published [fake archives] of taxpayer funded Australian libraries’. The fake archives still have a reference to a news article referring to previous news articles published but those news articles have been erased. The erased news articles refer to the State Bank of SA’s illegal “Off Balance Sheet” companies and the changing valuations & debts of those companies.

Toshiba Singapore Service Centre’s corruption
After purchasing two Toshiba laptop personal computers (2010 & 2011) & experiencing a great deal of hacking related to my attempts to use internet services to expose issues of Australian corruption [referred to in WordPress blog “Rupert Murdoch Crimes Australia” https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com ] I came to the conclusion that I had no Toshiba system image [to restore PCs] that predated the installation of spyware that was used to hack my PCs, so sought the assistance of Toshiba Singapore Service Centre in November 2013. I had for some years been encountering apparent stalkers who were able to demonstrate knowledge of communications with others, seemingly linking them with the hackers of my PCs, email & websites I accessed, used and created.
I met Toshiba Singapore Service Centre PC technician “Meena” who I am sure understood my instructions to restore my PCs to their factory fresh software. At that time I was unaware of the Toshiba website https://support.toshiba.com/support/viewContentDetail?contentId=2737864 “Restore Toshiba laptop to its factory fresh software” & how easy I could have achieved my objectives. Meena did not tell me about the easy manner in which I could restore my PCs [removing any malicious software spyware] & informed that that she could perform the work for $160- (Singapore) per PC, so I left them in her custody to do so, was later advised that she had done the work and collected them a few days later.    Meena also suggested that I have her restore Toshiba’s original software on one PC & I copy it to the second PC “to save me money”.  The suggestion seemed inadvisable even if it could be possible to do.    Simply referring me the Toshiba website “Restore Toshiba laptop to its factory fresh software” would have achieved my objectives at no cost but “Meena”/Toshiba would not have had the opportunity to access my PCs and be of assistance to my hackers.
After collecting the PCs & having the opportunity to use them I noticed that files that should have no longer existed were still on the PCs, Windows 7 software that I expected needed to be reinstalled had already been installed & a user named “User” had been created by Meena. I returned to see Meena & requested an explanation. She claimed that she had needed to create the user named “User” to perform the work required & then removed it from my view of Windows 7 without my seeing what she had done. I had trusted Toshiba and Meena & she was lying. I was later to discover that Windows 7 had been installed as a 64 bit edition not the 32 bit I had been using & that the user named “User” still existed but was obscured in my view of corrupted Windows 7 that had become permanently embedded in the PCs.
Some months later I was to discover a network connection through a ‘Windows Virtual Wi-Fi miniport adapter’ being used by a user named “User”. The user named “User” could be seen through Kaspersky software but not in Windows 7. The ‘Windows Virtual Wi-Fi miniport adapter’ had according to the ‘Device Manager’ been installed on a date while the PCs were in the possession of Toshiba Singapore Service Centre PC technician Meena. I disconnected the network connection used by “User”.
Restoring the Toshiba laptops to their “factory fresh software” original condition using the method described on the Toshiba website https://support.toshiba.com/support/viewContentDetail?contentId=2737864 restores them to the corrupt Windows 7 software I was hoping to dispose of but does allow me to choose between 32 or 64 bit. The user named “User” is also restored [not detected by Windows 7] but I can remove it. A user named “UpdatusUser” also exists that cannot be removed because it is actually whatever user I create with administrative privileges (my documents are the documents of “UpdatusUser”) & then need to abandon after using Kaspersky Parental Control to try to deny “UpdatusUser” access to the PCs.

The corrupt Windows 7 (32 bit or 64 bit) is permanently embedded in the PCs. The original installation disc (can only be activated in Thailand where I purchased it) was stolen from my luggage at the time I was in November 2013 seeking assistance from Toshiba, so I cannot reinstall it from the disc. Attempts to download uncorrupted Windows software are impossible.
I returned to Toshiba Singapore to see Meena in March 2015. She refused to provide me with any useful information & lied about the purpose of the ‘Windows Virtual Wi-Fi miniport adapter’. She understood the process by which I had discovered her corruption & the user named “User” she had created. I briefly explained the concealment of Australian corruption, the fake records of newspapers published sold as newspaper archives & how those fake archives assist to conceal serious crimes never prosecuted.
Singapore PC technician & Toshiba Singapore can identify my hackers linked to my stalkers with knowledge of my attempts to expose Australian crimes & corruption using social media, the Internet & WordPress websites I create.
There was no point in further confronting PC Technician Meena. She is required to do as she is told & desires to remain employed. The last words Meena said to me were “You must stop trying to expose this* they have all your passwords.” (*They presumably being they who put Meena up to the corruption that she was involved with that enabled my hackers and [“expose] this” being the crimes & corruption I have presented on WordPress websites with the documented evidence that is also referred to.
My stalkers [noted for being people who insist on talking to me – & then saying something quite out context to any [non] conversation, that is intended for me to associate with my experiences &/or the information that I am attempting to expose] did later say to me “ha ha ha, it would have been cheaper to buy a new computer”.
After several attempts to contact someone in authority at Toshiba I did receive an email from Toshiba Singapore Jhun Nebria Manager, Technical Mobile Computing Business Unit Toshiba Data Dynamics Pte Ltd 10 Kallang Sector, Singapore 349280 PCService@toshibadata.com.sg with her later email dated 24 July 2015 upon my further enquiry stating;
We had escalated your case to our Toshiba Regional Head Office as this involved Toshiba international offices,
Should you need to follow up on this case, you may reach or contact them at the following address:
We had escalated your case to our Toshiba Regional Head Office as this involved Toshiba international offices,
Should you need to follow up on this case, you may reach or contact them at the following address:
Toshiba South & South-East Asia Regional Office
20 Pasir Panjang Road #13-27/28
Mapletree Business City
Singapore 117439
Tel: (+65) 6516 9899
Warmest regards,
Jhun Nebria
Manager, Technical
Mobile Computing Business Unit

Not until my further communication with Jhun Nebria did she (or he) provide an email address [pc.customer_relations@toshiba.com.sg] but failed to provide me with the name of whom I should contact.
After failing to get any reply from Toshiba Customer Relations [pc.customer_relations@toshiba.com.sg] the same email also having been sent to Jhun Nebria, I telephoned Toshiba South & South-East Asia Regional Office on the number provided by Jhun Nebria. The man answering the telephone seemed to attempt to be helpful, did not known who received email for [pc.customer_relations@toshiba.com.sg], explained that Toshiba had no Customer Relations department (or area to whom he could connect the call) and took a note of my email address and telephone number. I have never received any further email from Toshiba nor has anyone from Toshiba returned my telephone call.
To me Toshiba had always been a respected brand name and a company that I thought that I could trust. I would have expected that Toshiba would have been dedicated to ensuring that customers receive the very best service possible.
I have explained my circumstances and my customer experiences to Toshiba in some detail. There can be no doubt that Toshiba employees who have read my correspondence with its references to WordPress websites that explain the crimes and corruption that I have attempted to expose [intending that my stalkers/hackers would discontinue their efforts after their objectives were no longer attainable] do understand what I have written and the information and documentation that I have provided.
I have over several years as a customer of Toshiba spent several thousands of dollars on PCs and on Toshiba Service Centre services, repairs and work that was not done. I have in return been deceived by not being given helpful information & lied to in regard to what was done instead of the work that I had paid Toshiba to do.
Toshiba is a multi-billion dollar International Corporation. Does it really need my few thousands of dollars that I have provided as a customer? I can accept that Toshiba was deceived & duped into cooperating with my stalkers/hackers, thieves of my property (documents and software installation discs) & it is difficult for Toshiba & its staff to admit a mistake.
A person who admits a mistake is worthy of respect & admiration. A person who after making a mistake who then engages in deceptive practices to evade any admission [see State Bank of SA crimes & corruption] is worthy of contempt and exposure for the further difficulties that are created.
This text, as a work in progress, has been sent to Toshiba [pc.customer_relations@toshiba.com.sg] (an unidentified receiver of email) and Jhun Nebria Singapore Manager, Technical Mobile Computing Business Unit pcservice@toshibadata.com.sg (pcservice@toshibadata.com.sg) before being posted to WordPress and being made available to others through email and websites.
Since writing this text, & again providing it to Toshiba Singapore (Juhn Nebria) and Toshiba South – East Asia Customer Relations [email address provided by Juhn Nebria] & Toshiba Customer Support, Toshiba has again failed to reply to my complaint concerning its corruption and fraud regarding failures to do work that I had paid to be done.
Toshiba is more inclined to follow instructions of my hackers/stalkers [that Toshiba is able, but refuses, to identify] than to have consideration for me as a customer who has purchased Toshiba Personal Computers. The hacking that I have experienced does from its purpose [the intention to interfere with my communications with others & expose issues of Australian crime & corruption] suggests that my hackers are those who benefit from concealing the Australian impropriety [crimes & corruption], Australian law enforcement, governments, politicians and news media.  Such authorities are in a position to use their assumed honesty & integrity [&/or money] to deceive and influence authorities in foreign countries and Toshiba employees.

Nick Cater BBC career and intolerance of news media inaccuracies

Nick Cater News Ltd. journalist and Liberal Party think tank Menzies Research Centre Executive Director invokes his BBC journalism career as reason to believe he is good and trustworthy journalist

Nick Cater during an ABC broadcast “The point is the national broadcaster has a special responsibility, it needs to be reliable, it needs to be accurate, I worked for the BBC and eh, that’s where I started my career”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hbWungWyy4 February 2014 [a partial transcript appears below]

“The Menzies Research Centre is an independent think tank associated with the Liberal Party of Australia. The Centre was established in 1994 to undertake research into policy issues which will enhance the principles of liberty, free speech, competitive enterprise, limited government and democracy.” http://www.menziesrc.org/about-us

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/second-panellist-pulls-out-of-tonights-qa-on-abc-tv/story-e6frg996-1227419899999“Second panellist pulls out of tonight’s Q&A on ABC TV” 29 June 2015

“The Menzies Research Centre is a public policy think tank, not a political player. The reputation of our ongoing public policy research must be protected.”

Nick Cater was an Adelaide South Australia News Ltd. journalist at the time of publication of news articles that have since been ERASED from taxpayer funded Australian state & national libraries’ records of Australian newspapers published that are sold as newspaper ‘archives’. False information published by News Ltd. newspapers [e.g. ‘Turner 5 Oct 1989 Adelaide PM News Ltd’ see below] assisted the State Bank of SA to conceal accumulating debt that with SBSA’s bankruptcy became billions of dollars of taxpayer debt that was never pursued by News Ltd. and remains concealed along with associated crimes, corruption and maladministration of governments & law enforcement.

Nick Cater who has no credibility as a journalist could not possibly, as an alert & competent Adelaide SA journalist, have been, and remain unaware of the facts of Australian news media, & News Ltd. news media in particular, corruption & deception of the Australian public.

Email to Nick Cater Aug. 2013 Aust. news media, law enforcement & govt. corruption

To: info@menziesrc.org, tanya.plibersek.mp@aph.gov.au

From:  Roger Bates (rjrbts@hotmail.com)
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2015 9:32:10 PM
To: info@menziesrc.org (info@menziesrc.org); tanya.plibersek.mp@aph.gov.au (tanya.plibersek.mp@aph.gov.au)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hbWungWyy4

Nick Cater Executive Director of the Menzies Research Centre

Tanya Pilbersek MP

Australian national corruption concerning crimes, corruption and maladministration regarding events in South Australia – The fake records of Australian newspapers published sold by Australian state and national public libraries as ‘archives ‘of newspapers

Mr Cater and Ms Pilbersek,

My name is Roger Bates. I was previously employed by the State Bank of South Australia (1974 to 29 May 1989 – Saving Bank of SA prior to 1984) & a resident of Adelaide SA until the year 2000.

I understand that you, Mr Cater also lived in Adelaide SA during the late 1980s and the 1990s. I note that you wrote newspaper articles published by Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper on the subject of the bankruptcy of the State Bank of SA and expect that you can recall the bankruptcy & ‘Billion Dollar Bailout’ of SBSA & other events that occurred in SA while you lived and worked in Adelaide.   I enclose as attachments copies of some of the pages of ‘The Advertiser’ of which you were the author/journalist.

I also include information and documentation related to SBSA debt, including the illegal “Off Balance Sheet” debt that became taxpayer debt that has still never been appropriately accounted for and now appears to be concealed assisted by

(1) false and misleading information published in News Ltd.’s Adelaide newspaper [see file ‘Turner 5 Oct 1989 Adelaide PM news Ltd’ in particular] and

(2) fake records of newspapers published fraudulently sold by Australian public libraries as newspaper ‘archives’ – that have had news articles published erased from those records – [see ASC/ASIC press releases files ‘ASC 93-225 27 Sept 1993’ & ‘95-177 10 Nov 1995’] referring to crimes of Pro-Image Studios Ltd. & Director William Edward Turner both of which were the subject of news articles published that have been erased from publicly accessible records.

Pro-Image Studios’ and Edward Turner’s relationship with SBSA through its “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’, never pursued by News Ltd. or the ABC, is described below in a summarized account of events.   Please note that the only reason that I was able to ask for and obtain the ASC press releases from ASIC was because I was aware of the information having read it in Adelaide News Ltd. news articles that have since been erased from microfilm records [the fake ‘archives’] of public libraries’.

Evidence of the publication of other news articles that have since been erased from publicly accessible records still exists in the form of pages of ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper with a news article headlined “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” that refer to previous news articles published – referring to the changing valuations of SBSA “Off Balance Sheet” companies – that no longer exist within the publicly accessible records of newspapers published [the fake ‘archives’] of Australian public libraries.

I include in this correspondence a partial transcript of the ABC Q & A television program in which you, Mr Cater and Ms Pilbersek, appeared.

Your invoking your career with the BBC to reassure Australians that you are honest, ethical & reliable journalist should be considered with your questionable work in Adelaide SA & assuming that you are alert enough to understand what occurred when you were living there, your knowledge of News Ltd. news media corruption.

Considering your assumed knowledge of SA/Australian national news media corruption your remarks concerning the criticism of the ABC, “I think the real problem for the ABC I think was a question of accuracy, it was a question of editorial judgement, it was a question of getting the facts right, because if you get the facts right you’re not open to the kind of criticism they suffered” you are both correct in a perverted sense & hypocritical in that these standards seem not to apply to you and your employer News Ltd.

Your further comments “ ‘The Australian’ is a newspaper that holds public institutions to account, where anything that is funded by the taxpayer it is right and proper that we examine it” is disingenuous at best or just a premeditated lie, assuming that your journalism in Adelaide SA was not work of ignorance of SA’s circumstances which would seem unlikely for a dedicated& competent journalist.

The dialog after the ABC Moderator suggested statistics be avoided; Tanya Pilbersek MP “Nick can avoid facts altogether” with the reply – [laughter] – Cater “Unfair” – “If we want to turn this into war we can, by the way.” was nauseating considering the ABC/News Ltd. alliance in concealing Australian crime & corruption and an indication of your true objectives as sociopaths intent on deceiving the public.

If I’ve misquoted you, taken what you’ve said out of context or misrepresented what was said, please let me know in your acknowledgement of receiving this correspondence.  I doubt that you will have the courage to confirm you’ve read this but I would be pleased to be proven wrong.

It might be appropriate for you both to read the websites for the Menzies Research Centre  – Public policy ideas with impact for a free society http://www.menziesrc.org/about-us and http://www.menziesrc.org/about-us/our-mission-and-history and have a good hard look at yourselves.

The fake records of Australian newspapers published [the fake ‘archives’] conceal more than crime, corruption and maladministration related to State Bank of SA bankruptcy public debt. I include attached to this email, some news Adelaide SA published news articles related to the “unsolved’ terrorist bombing murder of a police officer. The facts as a matter of recorded history that Adelaide residents such as you, Mr Cater, can likely recall [& I’m sure can research], do demonstrate a connection between organized crime terrorist bombers, law enforcement, and with their knowledge of events, politicians, governments, news media and journalists.  Terrorists who are killers of police have received some very helpful assistance from Australian news media in particular News Ltd.’s SA state newspaper publishing monopoly newspapers & journalists it employs.

Your [Nick Cater] published reasons for deciding not to appear on the ABC’s Q & A program http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/second-panellist-pulls-out-of-tonights-qa-on-abc-tv/story-e6frg996-1227419899999   “Given that the ABC has failed to apologise unequivocally for giving an open microphone to a convicted criminal and terrorist sympathiser on last week’s Q&A, I will no longer be participating in tonight’s program,” Mr Cater said in his letter.  “The Menzies Research Centre is a public policy think tank, not a political player. The reputation of our ongoing public policy research must be protected.” is a looking disingenuous [again] considering the assistance you employer News Ltd. has given to criminals to evade prosecution for their crimes committed in South Australia while you, Mr Cater, were living & working there.    Is the deception of the Australian public [evidenced with the fake newspaper ‘archives’] an official policy of the Menzies Research Centre under your leadership?

Copies of New Ltd. newspaper articles sent with this correspondence are; files

‘Turner 5 Oct 1989 Adelaide PM News Ltd’ – False and misleading information published helped delay acknowledgement of SBSA accumulation of debt that became billions of dollars of public debt. Deliberate acts or matters of News Ltd. incompetence that cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

‘Kabani 2.10.90’ “State Bank silent on mystery firm” by Colin James announcing that SBSA’s ‘Kabani’ is “Off Balance Sheet”. ‘The Advertiser’ has been unable to find out anything about ‘Kabani’.  I’ve twice spoken to journalist Colin James. On the second occasion he said “Your Hellaby’s source” which he had no business knowing.  SBSA’s bankruptcy public debt concealed was “old news” that News Ltd. had no interest in”.

‘Cater Hellaby 11 Feb 1991’ headlined “Taxpayers rescue bank’ that, with the news article headlined “Billion Dollar Bailout” has become the first published indication of SBSA’s bankruptcy

‘Cater pg 6 11 Feb 1991’ “’Premature’ to call for Bannon to quit” by Political Reporter  Nick Cater – also    with the article headlined “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” By David Hellaby referring to previously published news articles [on SBSA’s changing valuations of its “Off Balance Sheet” debt] that have been erased from Australian public library microfilm records [the fake ‘archives’]

‘Cater pg 7 11 Feb 1991’ “Bannon rules out ‘easy quit cop-out’” by Nick Cater. Also note “How SA will fund the rescue” reporting that SBSA/BFC/”Off Balance Sheet” ‘Kabani’ Director David Simmons has been appointed to “A State Bank advisory group” – he had already voted for SBSA’s unlimited funding for his legal expenses.

‘ASC 93-225 27 Sept 1993’ ASC press release – The news article published [from where it knew of the information & so requested a copy of the press release that] has been erased from Australian library accessible records [the fake ‘archives’] “Pro-Image Studios Another Director Charged” was the news articles headline & the text published was word or word of that of the press release.

‘ASC 95-177 10 Nov 1995’ ASC press release – The news article published [from where it knew of the information & so requested a copy of the press release that] has also been erased from Australian public libraries’ records.

‘Carbone amphetamines 10 Jan 1996 pg 1’ from the fake ‘archives’ – Originally published January 1994 2 weeks after a court order suppressing the name of Carbone & Catanzariti from publication, expired. NCA bomber Dominic Perre [in this news article referred to as “(the man whose name remains suppressed)” was named at the time of his arrest in March 1992 [Bannon was still SA Treasurer] two weeks after NCA Officer Geoffrey Bowen was killed.

 ‘Carbone July 1995’ Frank Carbone with co-accused SA police is charged with corruption offences

‘Carbone sleuth 20 Jan 1996’ [journalist unidentified] Was published January 1996 after Carbone& Catanzariti had been “acquitted” of amphetamine charges of which Perre was convicted.

‘Carbone SAPOL corruption May 1997’ SA Police investigators of corrupt police are themselves said to be corrupt. The evidence obtained is said to be inadmissible to convict the accused. [From the fake ‘archives’ – The originally published words of Judge Nyland “It must be assumed that the police expected gain a benefit from providing Carbone with secret police files” have been removed and 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.” [Inconsistent with ‘Carbone July 1995’ info. published] have been inserted. The original news article published did not have photographs.

News Ltd. journalists of Adelaide SA during these years (some are now ABC employees), police and politicians of both political parties are well aware of Australian national crimes and corruption concealed. They number at least in the hundreds but more likely the thousands.

Note that with the change of date of the “unsolved” Adelaide SA murder of NCA officer Bowen [March 1992 when Bannon was SA Premier/Treasurer to March 1994 when Dean Brown was SA Premier elected December 1993] officer Bowen’s killers [gang member Carbone] were under investigation “since June 1993” – “Carbone’s Prospect business” was “raided” in “April 1995” [see file ‘Carbone July 1995’] for corruption charges with co-accused SA police, while Bowen’s killers were planning to kill him, building the bomb & them killed him.

Geoffrey Bowen was killed on 2 March 1992. The evidence is within the NCA/ACC, SA DPP prosecution files, news media publishers, SA/NCA joint investigation files and is known to & in the possession of his killer(s) Dominic Perre who would have court records of his failed prosecution for the 2 March 1992 event, that ended with the ‘nolle prosequi’ court order in September 1996. SA Police Commissioner Mal Hyde was appointed that same month.

Politicians state and federal of both political parties & law enforcement authorities are well aware of Australia’s crimes corruption& maladministration concealed. Parliament’s political opponents do not keep each other honest but conspire to conceal the truth, in an alliance with Australian news media & law enforcement authorities. Australian political parties are as corrupt as each other.

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.

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A partial transcript of your ABC Q & A appearance of February 2014 “The ABC of Treachery” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hbWungWyy4 appear below.

I can provide you with more documentation [evidence of impropriety] if requested. Your confirmation of deliver of this correspondence is requested and your questions the answers to which would assist in your understanding of the issues are welcome.

Australians deserve better governments, law enforcement& news media than we get and deserve the right to access true archives of Australian newspapers published through Australian state and national public libraries. We do not deserve to be financing fake ‘archives’ of newspapers published [intended to deceive us when they were published on paper] that are sold by public libraries and are intended to deceive us and future generations.

Your prompt acknowledgement of delivery of this correspondence and your reply indicating your intention to act to rectify the issues of impropriety that I have raised, is requested.

Yours Sincerely,

Roger J. Bates  13 August 2015

ABC Question & Answer program  February 2014

Q&A – The ABC of Treachery   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hbWungWyy4

Tanya Pilbersek MP and Nick Cater News Ltd. journalist & now Director Menzies Research Centre

on ABC bias & Australian news media – partial transcript of ABC’s Q & A February 2014

Question – Is it an untenable position for the coalition to criticise the perceived bias of the ABC while accepting the benefits of the apparent bias in the News Ltd. papers?”

Nick Cater – “The real problem here and the real answer to Alicia’s question, I think the real problem for the ABC I think was a question of accuracy, it was a question of editorial judgement, it was a question of getting the facts right, because if you get the facts right you’re not open to the kind of criticism they suffered, Um, on this question of of bias you know I mean there is is a widespread perception that the ABC leans to the left there’s no doubt about that, there was a poll in yesterday’s Fairfax newspaper which said that 32% thought that the ABC favoured Labor, now that’s obviously a matter of subjective opinion, Um I think that the ABC.”

Pilbersek “But 85% said that it provided a valuable service in the same poll right (?)

Cater “Well indeed but a lot of those people don’t actually watch you listen to it, if you look at the reach figures in the ABC annual reports,

Barnaby Joyce MP “They would think it provides a valuable service because they vote Labor”

Pilbersek “But that 85% Barnaby, that’s 85% of people that unfortunately don’t vote Labor”

Moderator [Tony Jones] “If you can avoid statistics”

Cater “Avoid statistics or we’ll get into a statistics war” “No, look the point is”

Moderator “Otherwise we might have to look at your national leadership”

Pilbersek “Nick can avoid facts altogether”

Cater [laughter] “Unfair” – “If we want to turn this into war we can, by the way.”

“The point is the national broadcaster has a special responsibility, it needs to be reliable, it needs to be accurate, I worked for the BBC and eh, that’s where I started my career, and I noted that when Princes Diana died, the BBC was the last with the news, and  think that’s right for a public broadcaster, we don’t expect you to be the first but we expect you to be right, so there’s a special problem for the ABC when it gets things as badly wrong as it did last week.

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The Prime Minister Tony Abbott has accused the ABC of being unpatriotic & on everyone’s side but the Australian public’s –        [The contract that is referred to, is the contract to operate the international cable TV broadcast ‘Australia Network’ operate by the ABC that had been subjected to funding cuts by PM Abbotts government – it is now known as ‘Australia Plus’ & had been the subject of controversy over the awarding of the contract which Rupert Murdoch’s media had sought to be awarded.

Text from Q&A – The ABC of Treachery   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hbWungWyy4

Nick Cater  News Ltd journalist & Menzies Research Centre executive Director

‘I’m sure that you weren’t saying this Tony – but perhaps some people took the implication what you were saying that some of my former colleagues may affect, that their editorial judgement may be affected by the companies commercial interests. Can I just say in 24 years at News Ltd. that’s absolutely never the case. ‘The Australian’ is a newspaper, ‘The Australian is a newspaper which takes er the public’s interests”

Moderator [Tony] – “This is about the issue of the contracts which has to weave its way into every editorial about the ABC” “Well I mean you can argue – you can make some assumptions”

Nick Cater   “ ‘The Australian’ is a newspaper that holds public institutions to account, where anything that is funded by the taxpayer it is right and proper that we examine it, er the ABC is in a special position, it the second largest cultural investment er public cultural investment in the country, it would be, it would be odd if we didn’t take a hard look at the ABC. So that, that’s exactly why we do it Tony and it’s nothing at all – I’ve no idea whether the company is bidding for the contract, I’ve no idea if the contract is even up, that’s nothing to do with it – I’m sorry that you had to throw in the furphy in again.

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pdf. file ‘Nick Cater on ABC facts and truth’ is Nick Cater’s  two News Ltd. news articles

“Journalism giving up on the search for truth” published by News Ltd.’s ‘The Australian’ 2 Nov. 2013

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

“Aunty stick to the facts” published by News Ltd.’s ‘The Australian’ 1 Feb 2014

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

It is impossible to believe that Adelaide News Ltd. journalist Nick Cater had no interest in Adelaide’s News Ltd.’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper reporting of the bankruptcy of the State Bank of South Australia’s bankruptcy and was not aware of the failures of any news media to pursue and report on SBSA’s use of illegal “Off Balance Sheet” companies used to conceal debt.

It is extremely difficult to believe that news media’s ignoring the issues of crimes relating to SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” debt and the removal news articles published reporting the changing SBSA valuations of its “Off Balance Sheet” debt from records of News Ltd. newspapers published [the now fake ‘archives’ of newspapers] could have occurred or even been attempted without the knowledge, consent and approval of Rupert Murdoch. That News Ltd. newspaper’s news articles’ pre-emptive criticisms of SBSA’s management/administration decisions, that discouraged and prevented examination of SBSA’s financial position, have been removed from publicly accessible records, suggests premeditated damage control of News Ltd. news media intended to deflect any consideration of News Ltd.’s role in creating billions of dollars of public debt, that could only have occurred with an offer of fake ‘archives’ of newspapers published made by Rupert Murdoch [in control of Adelaide’s newspapers] to law enforcement authorities and politicians.      Mr Murdoch & his subordinate employees do not deny or reply to my correspondence on the issues of News Ltd. news media corruption.

South Australians gave Rupert Murdoch the beginning of his news media empire and he has betrayed us in a manner that bankrupted the state. Justice requires that he compensate South Australians for the public debt created by SBSA’s bankruptcy (unspecified billions of dollars) adjusted for inflation and interest accumulated since 1991. A conservative estimate of such compensation would be about 8 Billion dollars plus any amount for pain and suffering caused as a result of his anti-competitive newspaper publishing SA state monopoly.

‘Turner 5 Oct 1989 Adelaide PM News Ltd’ false information published in Adelaide by the ‘News’ – William Turner’s bankruptcy file began 6 July 1990 not during the 1989/1990[ending 6 July 1993] financial year. Turner’s “Off Balance Sheet” ‘Kabani’ connections and debts to SBSA have never been publicly disclosed even after becoming SA public debt within SA Treasury & the SA Assets Management Corp.  [Australian bankruptcy laws have now changed to extend the period of bankruptcy to 7 years]

‘Turner 5 Oct 1989 Adelaide PM News Ltd’ false information published in Adelaide by the ‘News’ – William Turner’s bankruptcy file began 6 July 1990 not during the 1989/1990[ending 6 July 1993] financial year. Turner’s “Off Balance Sheet” ‘Kabani’ connections and debts to SBSA have never been publicly disclosed even after becoming SA public debt within SA Treasury & the SA Assets Management Corp. [Australian bankruptcy laws have now changed to extend the period of bankruptcy to 7 years]

‘Kabani 2.10.90’ The first published reference to SBSA having “Off Balance Sheet” companies.

‘Kabani 2.10.90’ The first published reference to SBSA having “Off Balance Sheet” companies.

‘Cater Hellaby 11 Feb 1991’ News Ltd.’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper front page news article of 11 Feb 1991 headlined “Taxpayers rescue bank” written by Nick Cater and David Hellaby – This news article has become the first reference to any SBSA bankruptcy problem with the front page news article headlined “Billion Dollar Bailout” removed (erased) from [the now fake] ‘archives of newspapers published.

‘Cater Hellaby 11 Feb 1991’ News Ltd.’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper front page news article of 11 Feb 1991 headlined “Taxpayers rescue bank” written by Nick Cater and David Hellaby – This news article has become the first reference to any SBSA bankruptcy problem with the front page news article headlined “Billion Dollar Bailout” removed (erased) from [the now fake] ‘archives of newspapers published.

‘Cater pg 6 11 Feb 1991’ The news article headlined “ ‘Premature’ to call for Bannon to quit” By Political reporter Nick Cater – the same page has the news article headlined “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” referring to news articles previously published that have since been erased from the Australian libraries’ ‘archives of newspapers published.  The erased news articles refer to the changing valuations [and number] of SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” companies – never pursued by Adelaide news media & never again mentioned.

‘Cater pg 6 11 Feb 1991’ The news article headlined “ ‘Premature’ to call for Bannon to quit” By Political reporter Nick Cater – the same page has the news article headlined “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” referring to news articles previously published that have since been erased from the Australian libraries’ ‘archives of newspapers published. The erased news articles refer to the changing valuations [and number] of SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” companies – never pursued by Adelaide news media & never again mentioned.

‘Cater pg 7 11 Feb 1991’ The news article headlined “Bannon rules out ‘easy quit cop-out’” By Political reporter Nick Cater

‘Cater pg 7 11 Feb 1991’ The news article headlined “Bannon rules out ‘easy quit cop-out’” By Political reporter Nick Cater

‘ASC 93-225 27 Sept 1993’ The Australian Securities Commission press release of 27 September 1993 on which a News Ltd. news article headlined “Pro-Image Studios Ltd. another Director charged” was based. The news article has been erased from publicly accessible records of newspapers published. Only by reading the information published by News Ltd. was I aware of the likely existence of the ASC press release, request it and receive a copy.

‘ASC 93-225 27 Sept 1993’ The Australian Securities Commission press release of 27 September 1993 on which a News Ltd. news article headlined “Pro-Image Studios Ltd. another Director charged” was based. The news article has been erased from publicly accessible records of newspapers published. Only by reading the information published by News Ltd. was I aware of the likely existence of the ASC press release, request it and receive a copy.

‘ASC 95-177 10 Nov 1995’ The Australian Securities Commission press release of 10 November 1995. The Adelaide SA news article published by News Ltd. reporting that crimes of Pro-Image Studios Ltd. that Director William Turner, had been dropped has been erased from publicly accessible records of newspapers published that are now fake ‘archives’.

‘ASC 95-177 10 Nov 1995’ The Australian Securities Commission press release of 10 November 1995. The Adelaide SA news article published by News Ltd. reporting that crimes of Pro-Image Studios Ltd. that Director William Turner, had been dropped has been erased from publicly accessible records of newspapers published that are now fake ‘archives’.

‘Carbone amphetamines 10 Jan 1996 pg 1’ A News Ltd. Adelaide front page news article originally published in ‘The Advertiser’ in January 1994 when crime gang members responsible for the “unsolved” terrorist bombing murder of 2 March 1992 (the date of the murder since changed to 2 March 1994) were arrested for amphetamines later at trial disclosed as being manufactured by NCA/SA police investigators of the March 1992 bombing murder of police officer Bowen.

‘Carbone amphetamines 10 Jan 1996 pg 1’ A News Ltd. Adelaide front page news article originally published in ‘The Advertiser’ in January 1994 when crime gang members responsible for the “unsolved” terrorist bombing murder of 2 March 1992 (the date of the murder since changed to 2 March 1994) were arrested for amphetamines later at trial disclosed as being manufactured by NCA/SA police investigators of the March 1992 bombing murder of police officer Bowen.

 ‘Carbone July 1995’ a copy of the news article that was published in July 1995 referring to Frank Carbone being charged with corruption crimes with co-accused SA police as a result of “complaints lodged with the SA Police Complaints Authority in June 1993”. The news article refers to police having “raided Mr Carbone’s Prospect business” and seizing files.  I was able to identify I know the name of my stalker since 1986 to the early 1990s (& associate of SA police 10 July 1992 ‘Home Invader’ thieves’ of SBSA letterhead documents) as Frank Carbone, from his photographs published in these news articles dated 13 July 1995 and 29 July 1995.

‘Carbone July 1995’ a copy of the news article that was published in July 1995 referring to Frank Carbone being charged with corruption crimes with co-accused SA police as a result of “complaints lodged with the SA Police Complaints Authority in June 1993”. The news article refers to police having “raided Mr Carbone’s Prospect business” and seizing files. I was able to identify I know the name of my stalker since 1986 to the early 1990s (& associate of SA police 10 July 1992 ‘Home Invader’ thieves’ of SBSA letterhead documents) as Frank Carbone, from his photographs published in these news articles dated 13 July 1995 and 29 July 1995.

‘Carbone sleuth 20 Jan 1996’ a copy of the news article that was published in January 1996 after Carbone had been, according to newspaper reporting, “acquitted” of amphetamine charges. The news article not attributed to any journalist refers to amphetamine charges in a manner suggesting that Carbone has not yet gone to trial.

‘Carbone sleuth 20 Jan 1996’ a copy of the news article that was published in January 1996 after Carbone had been, according to newspaper reporting, “acquitted” of amphetamine charges. The news article not attributed to any journalist refers to amphetamine charges in a manner suggesting that Carbone has not yet gone to trial.

‘Carbone SAPOL corruption May 1997’ From the fake newspaper ‘archives - SA’s ‘The Advertiser ‘May 1997 published news article headlined “Judge accusses ant-graft police of ‘cover-up, lying’” referring to police officers investigating Carbone’s and co-accused SA police corruption charges. Evidence was said to have been obtained illegally and I admissible to prosecute Carbone & his police associates. The original paper published news article quoted Judge Nyland as saying “It must be assumed that police expected to receive a benefit from providing Carbone with secret police files.” The reported quote has been erased from this Australian library fake newspaper archive copy.    The text “Carbone sold his business in October 1992 and it was from the new owner that about 9000 files were seized in April 1995”, not consistent with information published in July 1995 [see above], did not appear in the original May 1997 paper published news article and has been inserted into this copy from the fake records of newspapers published.

‘Carbone SAPOL corruption May 1997’ From the fake newspaper ‘archives – SA’s ‘The Advertiser ‘May 1997 published news article headlined “Judge accusses ant-graft police of ‘cover-up, lying’” referring to police officers investigating Carbone’s and co-accused SA police corruption charges. Evidence was said to have been obtained illegally and I admissible to prosecute Carbone & his police associates. The original paper published news article quoted Judge Nyland as saying “It must be assumed that police expected to receive a benefit from providing Carbone with secret police files.” The reported quote has been erased from this Australian library fake newspaper archive copy. The text “Carbone sold his business in October 1992 and it was from the new owner that about 9000 files were seized in April 1995”, not consistent with information published in July 1995 [see above], did not appear in the original May 1997 paper published news article and has been inserted into this copy from the fake records of newspapers published.

Carbone SAPOL 27.3.1999 A newspaper article published by ‘The Advertiser’ on page 24 written by an unidentified journalist.  Corruption charges for Frank Carbone and co-accused SA Police have become allegations.  Nothing more was reported by any news media concerning SA Police corrupt relationship with gangster Frank Carbone.

Carbone SAPOL 27.3.1999 A newspaper article published by ‘The Advertiser’ on page 24 written by an unidentified journalist. Corruption charges for Frank Carbone and co-accused SA Police have become allegations. Nothing more was reported by any news media concerning SA Police corrupt relationship with gangster Frank Carbone.

Tony Abbott MP News Ltd. journalist – Australian Press Council refusal to accept complaint

Tony Abbott MP News Ltd. journalist – Australian Press Council refusal to accept complaint

Tony Abbott MP, News Ltd.’s and the APC’s knowledge of fake records of newspapers published sold by Australian public libraries as ‘archives’ of newspapers

News Ltd.’s and its journalists knowledge of news media corruption, the fake records of Australian newspapers published sold by Australian state and national public libraries as ‘archives’, their participation in concealing crime, corruption and maladministration of governments and law enforcement and their deception of the Australian public

During March 2012 I lodged a complaint with the Australian Press Council (APC) concerning APC news media member newspaper’s (News Ltd.) breaches of journalism codes of conduct and standards in deceiving the Australian public by publishing false and misleading newspaper articles.

The Australian Press Council’s Jack Herman refused to allow the complaint to be adjudicated by APC members and have News Ltd. and its journalists respond to the claims that their news articles were misleading and in breach of acceptable standards of journalists’ ethics.

The three News Ltd. journalists were Tony Abbott MP then leader of the Australian federal parliamentary opposition Liberal/National Party, Tom Morton Director of the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism at UTS and a former ABC journalist and broadcaster, Chris Kenny and David Penberthy.

Chris Kenny and David Penberthy were both News Ltd. journalists and residents of Adelaide South Australia during the 1990s when news articles reporting the bankruptcy of the Bank of South Australia and the Adelaide NCA bombing murder of NCA police officer Geoffrey Bowen were published. News articles reporting those events have been erased from the publicly accessible records of Australian newspapers published sold by Australian state and national public libraries as ‘archives’.

All four journalists were sent my correspondence that I had sent to the APC lodging the complaint concerning their misleading and deceptive journalism. The journalists neither denied having knowledge of the media corruption issues I had raised and that their news articles were deceptive or acknowledged receiving my correspondence.

I had previously in 2009 received email from Shadow Minister for Police David Ridgway MLC advising that he had discussed with his state and federal political party colleagues the matters of the fake records of Australian newspapers published sold by Australian public libraries and the crimes and corruption that those fake ‘archives’ conceal. There can be no doubt that the News Ltd. journalists whom were the subject of my complaints to the APC knew of the news media corruption and deception of the public to which I had referred. A copy of the email from the office of SA Shadow Minister for Police David Ridgway appears below. He refuses to indicate that he can or cannot recall the news articles that have been erased from publicly accessible Australian library records of newspapers published.

Journalist Tony Abbott MP in his news article opposes establishing a News Media Council capable of keeping Australian news media accountable claiming that it “has the potential to muzzle political debate” while having received information and documented evidence that I have provided that allows him to have an understanding of the corrupt records of newspapers published that is intended to deceive the public and prevent their reasonable consideration of the facts of Australian corruption.

Journalist Tom Morton writes that “There is no evidence that any such serious breaches of the law and media ethics have occurred in Australia. Nevertheless, there is a strong community expectation that the media will set “decent standards” for themselves and abide by them. When journalists lie, distort the facts or break the law, the public has a right to expect they will be held to account.” while having knowledge of the fake ‘archives’ of newspapers published and the crimes and corruption that they conceal.

Please note his use of the words “no evidence that any such serious breaches of the law and media ethics have occurred in Australia” [in particular the word “serious”] in comparing Australian news media to United Kingdom news media and the crimes of Rupert Murdoch’s UK News Corp. newspapers.

Journalist Chris Kenny in his news article claims that “Media coverage reflects reality” while knowing of the manner in which Adelaide’s News Ltd. news media – a SA newspaper publishing state monopoly – carefully avoided pursuing issues of State Bank of SA bankruptcy public debt, abruptly considered the SBSA “Off Balance Sheet” debt as not news worthy and having knowledge of news articles published that have been erased from the now fake records of newspapers published that are sold as ‘archives’ of newspapers. Chris Kenny claims to have written a book about the bankruptcy of the State Bank of SA. The book ‘State of Denial’ does not indicate on its cover that it is the collective inadequate and incomplete reporting written by him and published in Adelaide’s News Ltd. newspapers.

Journalist David Penberthy, a resident of Adelaide SA employed by the News Ltd. [SA newspaper publishing state monopoly] at the time of publication of the news articles that have been erased from publicly accessible records of newspapers published, writes “regulation is a dated idea” intended to prevent competition, “a proposed media watchdog sets a very dangerous precedent that” “would put a handbrake on that freedom” with “dramatic implications for freedom of speech” and that news media has a “strengthened commitment from newspapers to admit wrongdoing when they are the subject of an upheld complaint”, that a “Media probe hints at vested interest” and refers to “an exhaustive arms-length audit overseen by two retired Supreme Court judges” “which found nothing at any of our Australian newspapers that even faintly resembled the conduct of journalists overseas”.

Yet the evidence of the facts of fake records of Australian newspapers [fake archives] being sold by Australian state and national public libraries, remains undisputed with the Australian Press Council response dated 9 February 2012 [appearing in full below] being “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.” with not even a hint that the claims of News Ltd. journalists who are aware of the fake records of the history of their work, should be considered misleading unethical and contrary to acceptable standards of journalism.

The 23 March 2012 reply of the APC to my complaints against these four News Ltd. journalists, accuses me of being “disingenuous at best and misleading at worst to refer to him as “Journalist Tony Abbott”. Tony Abbott’s words were published so as far as I am concerned he is a journalist.

The APC reply also claims that the News Ltd. news articles were not claiming that Australian news media is not corrupt [as in free of corruption], only that Australian news media corruption is not like UK news media corruption or at least there is no evidence of hacking of telephones as happened in the UK.

The APC reply specifically states “ACIJ Director Morton, an academic, the author of the final article cited, says that there is “no evidence of any such similar breaches of law …” Again the “any such similar” refers to the phone hacking scandal, not to any other alleged, but unproven, allegations of corruption.

The words written by Tom Morton and published by News Ltd.’s under the headlines ‘The onus of the media is to adopt ‘decent standards’, were “There is no evidence that any such serious breaches of the law and media ethics have occurred in Australia.”.

Please note the words “any such serious breaches of the law and media ethics”, in particular the words “any such serious”.

Any misrepresentations of the facts were made by the APC. The journalists simply refused to reply to my email.   At the time of receiving the reply from the APC I again had a look at the website http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/the-onus-of-the-media-is-to-adopt-decent-standards/story-e6frgd0x-1226297524636 and saw that the words had changed to “any such similarwith the copy that I had saved to my PC also changed. I had been hacked.   Some months later I again viewed the website and found the news article had reverted back to its original wording of “any such serious breaches”.

[I was later to discover a network connection with a ‘Windows Wi- Fi miniport adapter’ that I suspect was there at the time and was responsible for this and other hacking by a hacker close by within Wi-Fi range]

Tom Morton’s News Ltd. New article ‘The onus of the media is to adopt ‘decent standards’ [appearing below] also refers to “We do, of course, rely on publicly funded regulators such as the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission to regulate other areas of the economy and the polity”.

In a letter dated 31 January 2011 (ACCC ref. 1032406) that I had received from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) in reply to my complaint regarding the sale of fake records of newspapers as genuine ‘archives’, the ACCC when refusing to take any action on behalf of Australian consumers [victims of crimes who have purchased fake records as authentic ‘archives’ of newspapers published that are sold by Australian public libraries] replied that;

“Based on the information you have provided, my view is that the storage and public access of archived documents by public libraries is 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.”

The ACCC claims that the Australian public libraries fake newspaper archives (the sale to the public of the fake records is evaded – The libraries also purchased though microfilm records) are not a matter of commerce while the APC claims “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.”

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009 11:22 PM From: “Murray, Cecilia” Cecilia.Murray@parliament.sa.gov.au To: xyzrjb@yahoo.com Cc: “Ridgway, David” <david.ridgway@parliament.sa.gov.au> Dear Mr Bates, As stated in my previous email, Mr Ridgway has discussed the contents of your emails with the Liberal Members you have mentioned (both State and Federal). It would be most inappropriate for David to attempt to make any confirmations of the allegations which you have put forward. David has made the information available to his colleagues and as stated previously, the appropriate mechanism for further investigation will be an Independent Commission Against Corruption. Kind regards, Cecilia Murray Research Assistant _______________________________________ Hon David Ridgway MLC Leader of the Opposition, Legislative Council Shadow Minister for Police Shadow Minister for Mineral Resources Development Shadow Minister for Urban Development & Planning Shadow Minister for Small Business Member Assisting the Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs P (08) 8237 9361 | M 0433 606 473 | F (08) 8410 0535 E cecilia.murray@parliament.sa.gov.au ………………………..

News media council could muzzle debate by Tony Abbott theaustralian 17 March 2012

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/news-media-council-could-muzzle-debate/story-e6frgd0x-1226302085966?nk=b94380f80a576f0dea61917fb7fcc395#

News media council could muzzle debate by Tony Abbott

AS Malcolm Turnbull has observed, judge Ray Finkelstein has produced a thoughtful report with a misguided recommendation. The report of the Independent Inquiry into the Media and Media Regulation is a good exposition marred by a bad recommendation to set up a new and more powerful media regulator.

The Coalition rejects this recommendation and calls on the Labor Party to do likewise.

Let’s not forget that the inquiry was set up after Julia Gillard insisted that News Limited in Australia had “questions to answer” in the wake of Britain’s phone-hacking scandal.

The Prime Minister’s real concern was not Fleet Street-style illegality but News Limited’s coverage of her government and its various broken promises, new taxes and botched programs.

Late last year, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy accused Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph of a campaign to “bring the government down”. Gillard had a screaming match with former News Limited boss John Hartigan over an article about her dealings with a union official. Her allies, the Greens, were pushing for a punitive investigation into what Bob Brown has called the “hate media”. Finkelstein’s report has pointedly declined to join this “get News Limited” vendetta but his recommended News Media Council, if established, has the potential to muzzle political debate and thereby to protect a bad government.

Finkelstein’s new regulator would “set journalistic standards for new media”, “enforce news standards” and “have power to require a news media outlet to publish an apology, correction or retraction”.

Finkelstein doesn’t say who should appoint “community, industry and professional representatives” to the new council but inevitably the federal government that funds it would appoint the people that run it.

Last November, senator Doug Cameron accused the “Murdoch press” of “fabricating stories in relation to the leadership of the party”. Cameron turned out to be one of Kevin Rudd’s numbers men. I wonder how a watchdog hand-picked by the current government would enforce standards of political reporting?

There is already a watchdog, whose members the government appoints, that has established this government’s standards for fair and impartial regulation. Fair Work Australia regularly prosecutes businesses for minor breaches of award conditions, even when they believe they have followed FWA’s advice, but takes more than three years to conclude investigations into the misuse of union money involving a federal MP and refuses to co-operate with investigations by state police.

Especially in the hands of the current government, any new watchdog could become a political correctness enforcement agency destined to hound from the media people whose opinions might rattle the average Q&A audience. It’s easy to imagine the fate of Andrew Bolt or Alan Jones, for instance, at the hands of such thought police. Their demise, you understand, wouldn’t be because the government didn’t like them but because they’d persistently breached “standards”.

The current government has an ingrained tendency to bully and intimidate critics. Witness this week’s attack on Peter Costello for questioning the government’s handling of the chairmanship of the Future Fund; this month’s jihad against mining magnates for daring to question the government’s investment-sapping mining tax; or last year’s assault on mum-and-dad anti-carbon tax protesters in Canberra as the “convoy of no consequence” or the “convoy of incontinence”.

This is not a government that argues its case. It merely attempts to howl down its critics.

A case can certainly be made for giving an existing body such as the Australian Communications and Media Authority modest additional powers to regulate social media where anonymous defamation now flourishes. More effective take-down notices, perhaps, could be available against social networking sites. The Coalition has recently set up a taskforce to investigate this.

There is no case for additional regulation of newspapers. If people don’t like a newspaper, they don’t have to buy it. If individuals and entities believe they have been subjected to unfair, untrue and damaging assault they can sue for defamation. But if individuals or governments think they are not getting a fair go, the remedy is to argue a better case, not to disqualify their critics.

As Turnbull has observed, tweeting can often be the most effective response to inaccurate or unfair reporting.

Politicians and political parties that cop criticism just have to wear it. It’s called democracy.

– See more at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/news-media-council-could-muzzle-debate/story-e6frgd0x-1226302085966#sthash.K2Me1CsS.dpuf

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http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/the-onus-of-the-media-is-to-adopt-decent-standards/story-e6frgd0x-1226297524636

The onus of the media is to adopt ‘decent standards’

THE impetus for the setting-up of the Finkelstein inquiry, and the Leveson inquiry in Britain, came not from a desire on the part of governments to muzzle the press but from profound public revulsion at the revelation that News of the World journalists had hacked into Milly Dowler’s voicemail.

Milly’s parents told the Leveson inquiry they hoped it would serve as a vehicle to “put things right in the future and to have some decent standards”.

There is no evidence that any such serious breaches of the law and media ethics have occurred in Australia. Nevertheless, there is a strong community expectation that the media will set “decent standards” for themselves and abide by them. When journalists lie, distort the facts or break the law, the public has a right to expect they will be held to account.

As a practising journalist, I am deeply uncomfortable with the idea of a new regulator such as the News Media Council proposed by Ray Finkelstein.

We do, of course, rely on publicly funded regulators such as the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission to regulate other areas of the economy and the polity; and Finkelstein makes it clear that he believes the News Media Council should be fully independent of government.

But the attacks on the independence of the ABC under the Howard government — and, at other times, under Labor governments — ought to make us deeply wary about the creation of a new regulator that, potentially, may be subject to political interference.

I also do not believe that a regulator can or should concern itself with remedies against “campaigning” journalism, or with identifying political bias in the media; the latter, it could be argued, is an appropriate role for journalism academics.

But in Finkelstein’s defence, I can find no evidence in his report that he is proposing concrete remedies against bias or campaigning.

If journalists and media organisations do not want a new regulatory regime imposed on them, the onus is on them to convince the public that they will adopt and enforce “decent standards”. How to do so should now be a matter of open and robust debate, and the media should welcome the contribution of journalism academics.

At the start of the semester, I say to the students in my investigative journalism class that if they learn and remember three words from the entire semester’s classes I will have done my job. Those words are: “Where’s your evidence?”

Journalism is an evidence-based profession. Good journalism requires us to constantly test the assertions of those people who make the news, shape public debate, and exert power and influence, against the best available evidence.

Journalism education can, and should, teach the journalists of tomorrow a set of practical skills; how to “catch, kill and render” a story, as Peter Fray, editor-in-chief of The Sydney Morning Herald, has put it. But it should also encourage in them an attitude of mind: to think critically and never stop asking questions.

Distinguished British journalist and editor of the Evening Standard Max Hastings once said that the best advice he was given as a young journalist was a single phrase: “They lie, they lie, they lie.”

The public expects journalists to expose those lies and to hold the liars to account, whether they be politicians, lobby groups, corporations, union officials or loan sharks.

According to Robert Rosenthal, executive director of the Centre for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley, California, “The thing people care the most about is watchdog journalism. The general public understands the role of the press.” Rosenthal should know. He cut his teeth on the Pentagon Papers as a young reporter at The New York Times and went on to become executive editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer and managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Last year, Rosenthal was keynote speaker at Back to the Source, the first national conference on investigative journalism, convened by the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney.

The conference was launched by ABC managing director Mark Scott. Thirty Australian journalists and senior editors spoke, from Fairfax, the ABC, Seven Network and News Limited. Between them, the speakers had won more than 40 Walkley awards.

This was not a case of journalism academics showing “growing disdain for the mass media”, a trend identified by Cameron Stewart in this newspaper on Saturday. Rather, the conference sought to involve working journalists, educators and students in a conversation about where the industry was heading at a time of rapid and fundamental change.

Rosenthal told the conference that the future of quality journalism lay, in part, outside mainstream media organisations. He talked about the transformational model of quality journalism that the centre has pioneered, bringing together philanthropic funding, major media partners and teams of journalists, often working with community groups, crowd sourcing and — dare I say it — journalism academics and students.

Rosenthal’s father was a journalism teacher; he started the first journalism course at the City College of New York in the 1930s. And Rosenthal is a passionate believer in the central role of a free press in a democracy.

He tells the story of how, after his father’s death, he found a yellowed piece of paper in his files, with a quote from Thomas Jefferson typed on it: “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to choose the latter.”

One can share Jefferson’s conviction, as I do, and still believe that, just as journalists should be free to hold the powerful to account, they too should be held to account when they get their facts wrong, deny basic fairness to the subjects of their stories or fail to produce evidence for the allegations they make.

There is a wide spectrum of opinion among journalism academics about how this process of accountability might work and whether the regulator proposed by the Finkelstein inquiry is the right way to go. But there is a larger issue at stake, one in which journalists and journalism have a mutual interest.

Journalists, and the organisations for which they work, often claim to act in the public interest; and sometimes, in the public interest, it will be necessary to invade the privacy of people and institutions that have something to hide. Public interest can be an important defence when the actions of journalists are tested in the courts. But if journalists claim to act in the public interest, they must be prepared to expose themselves and the institutions in which they work to scrutiny by the public.

Tom Morton is director of the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism at UTS and a former ABC journalist and broadcaster.

– See more at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/the-onus-of-the-media-is-to-adopt-decent-standards/story-e6frgd0x-1226297524636#sthash.IpiKmSCa.dpuf

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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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http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/archive/news/penberthy-regulation-a-dated-idea/story-e6freall-1226274604422?nk=3ce8e4eb87da500f05a9e42f3746e724

Penberthy: Regulation – a dated idea

by: David Penberthy

From: Sunday Mail (SA)

February 18, 2012 10:00PM

Sydney-based video “poster” and YouTube favourite Natalie Tran has racked up 55 million views. Picture: Angelo Soulas Source: Sunday Mail (SA)

WHY regulate the media when the internet has already created a more open industry, David Penberthy asks

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WE LIVE in a world where everyone knows everything all the time, where the limited old ways of accessing information are no more, where people who are quaintly still described as newspaper “photographers” now shoot video footage for 24-hour news websites that you can watch on your telephone, your tablet or TV.

We also live in a more democratic media world than ever before. Once upon a time, traditional media companies and the people who wrote for them could posture as unchallenged oracles.

That is no longer the case. The barriers for entry into publishing in the digital age are zero. If you don’t like what a columnist has written, jump on their website and say so, or start your own blog putting a different view.

We can also be more readily and instantly entertained than ever before.

Thirty years ago there was no Foxtel, and the fact that you could set the timer on your VCR was cause for excitement.

Now you can program your IQ box online from your work PC, you can download anything from the app store, or find it anyway on YouTube, when and where you want it.

All of this is known in the media industry as convergence – a fancy term for the fact that, in 2012, there is little if any difference between radio stations, newspapers, TV networks and websites in their manner of operation.

It’s the subject of an inquiry by the Federal Government known as the Convergence Review.

Its final report is due next month, but from what we have seen so far there are several things about the Convergence Review that are both bizarre and worrying. The biggest concern is that it takes a whole bunch of businesses that have thrived on account of not being regulated, and seeks to regulate them.

These are industries that have been wholly driven by a desire to serve their audiences and customers, rather than meeting any mandated government requirements for content, and are now at risk of being dragged into a system of regulation that began in the days of black-and-white TV.

The reason free-to-air TV stations were regulated in the first place was that they used a scarce public asset, radio frequency spectrum, in order to broadcast. Subscription TV is also regulated in terms of community standards and Australian content, despite the fact that consumers happily pay for it, at no cost to the public.

Its regulation is not aimed at protecting our moral fibre or our sense of national identity, but simply to protect commercial TV from competition from Foxtel. The print media and the internet have never been regulated because they do not use the radio frequency spectrum.

Now it looks like that all of them will be regulated.

Rather than acknowledging that the world has changed and that the media landscape is now more open, competitive and innovative than ever before, the Convergence Review seeks to extend regulation with the creation of a new all-encompassing media category known as a “Content Service Enterprise” (CSE).

CSEs could be defined as TV stations, radio stations, newspapers, news websites, Google and YouTube, gaming websites such as Xboxlive, the news feed you read when you open your Hotmail or Yahoo accounts, possibly Facebook and Twitter if you use your account as a news service – you name it.

All of these CSEs would be subject to a new super-regulator, with broader powers than ACMA. There are reassurances in the Convergence Review’s interim report that the regulator would be at “arm’s length” from government.

They are not worth the paper they are written on. By definition, any body that is charged with implementing government regulations over the media is a form of government interference.

This body will also need a board structure, which will be open to the same kind of politically motivated appointments that have marred the ABC board over the years.

That’s a bit of a journo’s argument against the proposal, one which my company, News Limited, has made in its submission to the Convergence Review.

The strongest arguments are made on behalf of the audiences, and I would urge everyone with an interest to look at the submission made by Google, which also owns YouTube.

One nifty side point Google has made goes to the hilarious impracticality of imposing government regulation on YouTube, where in every second, one hour of footage is being uploaded by users around the world. You would need quite a big government department to check it all.

Google makes the good point that it is absurd to treat YouTube, where the content is created not by editors but users, in the same way as a media outlet.

The great thing about YouTube is that the very freedom it represents has been used by creative people, who in the past would have had to audition before a roomful of middle-aged Anglo-Saxon TV execs, with a direct portal to share their talents with the outside world.

They are people such as Sydney’s Natalie Tran, whose wry video discussions of social trends have amassed a stunning 55 million views, and former airport ground-crew worker Rob Nixon, a food nut whose cooking show Nicko’s Kitchen  has been watched 37 million times.

You don’t need to be told to run Australian content by a government agency with these sorts of people doing it for themselves. Anyway, all media are already subject to laws of defamation, anti-vilification, classification involving pornography, national security restrictions involving terrorism, so adding another layer of restrictions is unwelcome in the extreme.

And the three things the Convergence Review seeks to guarantee – greater openness, greater competition, greater innovation – all exist more than ever before.

If anything, a more credible argument can now be mounted not for the extension of regulation, but for its abolition, with an end to the content restrictions on free-to-air TV because of the explosion in audience choice.

The punchline is that all of this silliness has been brought to us from a Government that is spending more than $40 billion in taxpayers’ money to build a national broadband network, ostensibly to harness the full potential of the digital economy – the very economy directly threatened by the clapped-out, safari-suited, interventionist concepts in this strangely dated Convergence Review.

penberthyd@thepunch.com.au

Originally published as Penberthy: Media regulation just dated

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http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/opinion/penberthy-a-handbrake-on-freedom/story-e6freall-1226288197872

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David Penberthy    penberthyd@thepunch.com.au

Penberthy: A handbrake on freedom

by: David Penberthy

From: Sunday Mail (SA)

March 03, 201210:00PM

There was never any leadership tension, and any stories reporting that were fabricated, according to ALP senator Doug Cameron, who is pictured here arriving in Canberra airport on the day of the ALP leadership spill. Source: Sunday Mail (SA)

A PROPOSED media watchdog sets a very dangerous precedent, says David Penberthy.

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THE Federal Government’s media inquiry was ordered in response to journalistic behaviour overseas, which has no equal in Australia.

It was also championed most enthusiastically by those who were either in on the lie, or indifferent to the lie, about the crisis in Australia’s political leadership, an 18-month period of indulgent paralysis which came to a head in Canberra on Monday.

Against this backdrop it is hard for those of us in the press not to be suspicious about something that seemed politically motivated in its inception, and which would now subject the entire media, both mainstream and independent, to the most heavy-handed regulation Australia has ever seen.

It is impossible to discuss an issue such as the media inquiry without being accused of journalistic self-interest.

However, the inquiry has such dramatic implications for freedom of speech and potentially also the proper use of public money that it also raises broader issues of public interest.

It has at its centre a philosophical flaw that should jar with everyone who believes in free speech that it should be the job of government-appointed people to pass judgment on what we can write, and obviously also what you can read.

The report, released on Friday, is critical of the existing safeguards against media errors and misrepresentations.

It dismisses self-regulation by the Australian Press Council, ignoring the fact that the media has already been working to strengthen the work of the Press Council, with more funds and staff, and a strengthened commitment from newspapers to admit wrongdoing when they are the subject of an upheld complaint.

The inquiry recommends that the Press Council be replaced with a turbo-charged entity called the News Media Council, its 20 members selected by a committee comprising people who are themselves members of the Government.

The council would not only oversee big media but also independent bloggers and websites.

The marketing website Mumbrella examined the report and pointed out that sites with as few as 40 page views a day would be affected.

As a member of the mainstream media, I might not agree with everything which comes from the mouths of lefty critics of News Corporation, such as independent blogger Grogs Gamut or Crikey rabble-rouser Stephen Mayne.

But I respect their right to say and publish what they like. Nobody has a monopoly on wisdom, and it has been a good thing for democracy that over this past decade, independent critics have questioned big media, powered by the freedoms of the internet.

The recommendations of this inquiry would put a handbrake on that freedom.

Moreover, they could also cost you, the taxpayer, a bit of dough. One recommendation is that the Productivity Commission should examine whether public funds be used to help media organisations deal with declining print revenues and the transition to digital.

If we believe in free markets, I’d say that declining print revenues are our problem, not yours, and that it’s the job of media companies to find a solution which doesn’t involve a taxpayer bailout.

Moreover, the moment you take a cent of government money in the media, you’re co-opted, so the free speech argument must be a two-way street.

The backdrop to the inquiry both here and overseas merits some detailed examination.

In terms of the international setting, the London phone-hacking scandal, I am not so much of a company man to try to make light of the often shameful accusations against the London arm of the business.

Yet it has mattered not to our Federal Government that the Australian arm of this company, News Limited, ordered an exhaustive arms-length audit overseen by two retired Supreme Court judges, which found nothing at any of our Australian newspapers that even faintly resembled the conduct of journalists overseas.

No phone-hacking, no dodgy payments, nothing like it.

The London scandal was too handy an opportunity for our Federal Government to kick off a media inquiry of its own, enthusiastically supported by those Labor MPs who felt crushed by local media coverage, cheered on by Gillard’s de facto partner in Government, Senator Bob Brown, with his cheery attacks on what he calls the “Murdoch hate media”.

Once the inquiry had been ordered, the recurring coverage of Labor’s leadership woes was consistently held up by ALP figures as an example of why the media in Australia needed to be inquired into, and ripped into line.

Senator Doug Cameron was one MP who let fly after a story appeared, suggesting that Kevin Rudd was white-anting Julia Gillard and readying himself for a challenge early this year.

Here’s what Cameron had to say about a Daily Telegraph front page on the leadership. It’s worth quoting because it is so hilariously misleading in light of this past fortnight’s events.

“The Murdoch press are an absolute disgrace, they are a threat to democracy in this country and we should absolutely be having a look at them. They run unsubstantiated stories. I’m saying it’s a fabrication. They run unsubstantiated stories in relation to the leadership of the party.

“We should not be diverted by the Murdoch press and their attempt to destabilise this Government. This is a good Government. It doesn’t suit Rupert Murdoch and his minions and we are prepared to take that on.

“Day in and day out, the Murdoch press are putting false headlines out there. They are misrepresenting the position of the Government. Day in and day out, it’s absolute lies and nonsense that is getting printed in the Murdoch press, and that’s the issue.”

Touche, Doug. How any of us ever got the idea that there was a leadership issue in the ALP is anyone’s guess.

Against this dissembling backdrop, forgive us for being a bit cynical about the prospect of more Government regulation and intervention in what we can or cannot say, and what you can and cannot read.

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http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/media-probe-hints-at-vested-interest/story-e6frfhqf-1226288238037?nk=84915def90bffd2ffa4e8910a051e1a1

Government’s media probe hints at vested interest

by: David Penberthy

From: Sunday Herald Sun

March 04, 2012 12:00AM

Senator Doug Cameron was one MP who let fly. Picture : Renee Nowytarger Source: News Limited

THE Federal Government’s media inquiry was ordered in response to journalistic behaviour overseas which has no equal in Australia.

It was also championed most enthusiastically by those who were either in on the lie, or indifferent to the lie, about the crisis in Australia’s political leadership, an 18-month period of indulgent paralysis which came to a head in Canberra last Monday.

Against that backdrop it is hard for those of us in the press not to be suspicious about something which seemed politically motivated in its inception and which would subject the entire media to the most heavy-handed regulation Australia has ever seen.

It is impossible to discuss an issue such as the media inquiry without being accused of journalistic self-interest.

However, the inquiry has such dramatic implications for freedom of speech – and potentially also the proper use of public money – that it also raises broader issues of public interest.

The report, released on Friday, is critical of the existing safeguards against media errors and misrepresentations.

It dismisses self-regulation by the Australian Press Council, ignoring the fact the media has already been working to strengthen the work of the Press Council, with more funds, more staff, and a strengthened commitment from newspapers to admit wrongdoing.

The inquiry recommends that the Press Council be replaced with a turbo-charged entity called the News Media Council, its 20 members selected by a committee comprising people who are themselves members of the government or appointed by the government.

The council would not only oversee big media but also independent bloggers and websites.

The marketing website Mumbrella examined the report on Friday and pointed out that sites with as few as 40 page views a day would be affected.

As a member of the mainstream media I might not agree with everything which comes from the mouths of lefty critics of News Corporation, such as independent blogger Grogs Gamut or Crikey rabble rouser Stephen Mayne.

But I respect their right to say and publish what they like.

It has been a good thing for democracy that over this past decade independent critics have questioned big media, powered by the freedoms of the internet.

The recommendations of this inquiry would put a handbrake on that freedom.

Moreover, they could also cost you, the taxpayer, a bit of dough.

One recommendation is that the Productivity Commission should examine whether public funds be used to help media organisations deal with declining print revenues and the transition to digital.

If we believe in free markets I’d say that declining print revenues are our problem, not yours, and that it’s the job of media companies to find a solution which doesn’t involve a taxpayer bailout.

THE backdrop to the inquiry both here and overseas merits some detailed examination.

In terms of the international setting – the London phone-hacking scandal – I am not so much of a company man to try to make light of the often shameful accusations against the London arm of the business.

Yet it has mattered not to our Federal Government that the Australian arm of this company, News Limited, ordered an exhaustive audit overseen by two retired Supreme Court judges, which found nothing at any of our Australian newspapers which even faintly resembled the conduct of journalists overseas.

The London scandal was an opportunity for our Federal Government to kick off a media inquiry of its own, enthusiastically supported by Labor MPs who felt smited by local media coverage.

Once the inquiry had been ordered, the recurring coverage of Labor’s leadership woes was consistently held up by ALP figures as an example of why the media in Australia needed to be inquired into, and ripped into line.

Senator Doug Cameron was one MP who let fly after a story appeared suggesting that Kevin Rudd was white-anting Julia Gillard and readying himself for a challenge early this year.

Here’s what Cameron had to say about a Daily Telegraph front page on the leadership.

It’s worth quoting because it is so misleading in light of the events of this past fortnight.

“The Murdoch press are an absolute disgrace, they are a threat to democracy in this country and we should absolutely be having a look at them.

“They run unsubstantiated stories in relation to the leadership of the party. Day in and day out the Murdoch press are putting false headlines out there. They are misrepresenting the position of the government. Day in and day out it’s absolute lies and nonsense that is getting printed in the Murdoch press, and that’s the issue.”

Touche, Doug.

How any of us got the idea that there was a leadership issue in the ALP is anyone’s guess.

Against this dissembling backdrop, forgive us for being a bit cynical about the prospect of more government regulation and intervention in what we can or cannot say and what you can and cannot read.

Doug Cameron was right about there being a threat to democracy, it’s just that he was a part of it.

Originally published as Media probe hints at vested interest

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Re: Latest complaint to the Australian Press Council

Press Council complaints <complaints@presscouncil.org.au>
 
                               3/23/12

to me

Dear Roger Bates

The Council has received your complaint form in which you raise concerns with material in the Australian and on other News Limited websites. As I understand your complaint, you believe that the references in those articles to any activities in Australian journalism similar to the phone hacking scandal are inaccurate.

The principal complaint is against an commentary piece written by the Federal Opposition Leader. Since he hasn’t practised the profession of journalism for over two decades, being a professional political operative and then politician, it is disingenuous at best and misleading at worst to refer to him as “Journalist Tony Abbott”. The thrust of Mr Abbott’s commentary, and of Malcolm Turnbull’s statements relate to whether there has been activity in Australia analogous to the phone hacking uncovered in the UK. They say there hasn’t been and your allegations of corruption do not amount to such an analogous activity.

The subsidiary complaints, related to articles by Kenny and Penberthy are similarly based on a misrepresentation of what they have written: they say that the Australian press has not done what was done in the UK. And, based on the evidence so far, they have not misled their readers. ACIJ Director Morton, an academic, the author of the final article cited, says that there is “no evidence of any such similar breaches of law …” Again the “any such similar” refers to the phone hacking scandal, not to any other alleged, but unproven, allegations of corruption.

Accordingly, I do not believe that the newspapers have breached the Council’s Principles, and therefore cannot assist you further with this matter.

Jack Herman

The Australian Press Council Inc

Suite 10.02, 117 York Street

Sydney 2000

p: 02 9261 1930

f: 02 9267 6826

e: complaints@presscouncil.org.au

w: www.presscouncil.org.au

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Previous correspondence from the Australian Press Council regarding the fake records of Australian newspapers published sold as newspaper archives by Australian State and national public libraries

APC from Jack Herman 15 Feb. 2012 ref. Carbone

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

Re: Advertiser and News

Press Council complaints complaints@presscouncil.org.au
Feb 15 (3 days ago)
to me

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

The Australian Press Council Inc

Suite 10.02, 117 York Street

Sydney 2000

p: 02 9261 1930

f: 02 9267 6826

e: complaints@presscouncil.org.au

w: www.presscouncil.org.au

and

from:  Press Council complaints <complaints@presscouncil.org.au>
to:  Roger Bates <xyzrjb@gmail.com>
date:  Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 8:54 AM
subject:  Re: Complaint to the Australian Press Council concerning corruption of the Australian print media.
:  Important mainly because of the words in the message.

Re: Complaint to the Australian Press Council concerning corruption of the Australian print media.

Press Council complaints <complaints@presscouncil.org.au>
2/9/12

Dear Roger Bates

The Council has received your letter of February 1 in which you raise concerns with several aspects of the behaviour of the Advertiser, Adelaide, and the news media generally. It appears that your complaint relates to the newspaper’s primarily to what you see as the corruption of its database of articles and to the form in which an archive of articles may be available to readers through libraries. Other aspects of your complaint relate to the behaviour of entities which are outside the Press Council’s area of operations, the journalism of the publisher members of the Council.

As you may recall from 1994, when you previously lodged a complaint with the Council about the reporting of your court appearances in the Advertiser, the Council 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. The articles you cite are all well outside the usual time limit on complaints observed by the Council. Accordingly, the matter you have raised lies outside the Council’s remit.

If you believe that there has been a misrepresentation of the contents of items available from newspapers direct, or through libraries, that may well constitute a breach of Trade Practices legislation and you should take the matter up with the appropriate civil authorities.

On the question of your treatment at the hands of the Advertiser and the coverage of the scandals related to the State Bank, these matters were dealt with by the Press Council in the early 1990s and it will not be revisiting them. I do note, however, the David Hellaby’s award-winning series of articles on the collapse of the State Bank and the ensuing scandal is still available through the Advertiser archive.

Information on the Council’s Statements of Principles about media standards of practice and also a summary of the Council’s processes for dealing with complaints is available on the Council’s website (www.presscouncil.org.au).

I do not believe that the Council can assist you further in this matter.

Jack Herman

The Australian Press Council Inc

Suite 10.02, 117 York Street

Sydney 2000

p: 02 9261 1930

f: 02 9267 6826

e: complaints@presscouncil.org.au

w: www.presscouncil.org.au

ABN: 13 383 369 929

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UK responses to fake newspaper archives sold by British Libraries UK London

Fake records of newspapers published sold by British Libraries UK London Colindale – UK responses

Posted to WordPress in order to direct the attention of the Management Team British Libraries UK London to the evidence of the fake records that British Libraries UK London Colindale sell as ‘archives’ of newspapers published.  Their email address Customer-Services@bl.uk  is unable to accept for delivery the documents posted to this website.

The records of newspapers published sold by British Libraries UK London Colindale as ‘archives’ of newspapers published, are fake. Microfilm records imported from Australia of Australian newspapers published are very different to what was published on paper. British Libraries UK London (Colindale) records of UK newspapers published are also fake archives. From what the British Libraries UK London has disclosed regarding microfilm records imported from Australia it is apparent that the records were accurate at some point in time after which part of the true archives – some of the microfilm records – were removed [stolen] and replaced with false records. The fake archives of newspapers have had news articles that were published removed from the records for the purpose of concealing Australian national crimes, corruption and maladministration of politicians, governments (of both political parties), law enforcement and news media involving major crimes concerning events in Adelaide South Australia (SA) where Rupert Murdoch began his news media empire with his first newspaper the afternoon tabloid the ‘News’ and he has since maintained a newspaper publishing state monopoly.

During 2004 I travelled from Australia to London to view the records of Australian newspapers published which I had assumed were accurate and true archives. I was already aware that the Australian taxpayer funded public libraries were fraudulently selling false records of newspapers published as ‘archives of newspapers and that the fake archives were intended to conceal corruption related to the “unsolved” 2 March 1992 Adelaide South Australia bombing murder of National Crime Authority [NCA] officer Geoffrey Bowen and the NCA/SA police investigation into that crime.   While in London in 2004 I found that the British Libraries UK London Colindale records of newspapers published [micro-film records imported from Australia] were the same fake archives sold in Australian public libraries.

Intending to have my travel to the London not be a complete waste of time & my limited resources, I attempted to obtain copies of news articles reporting the February 1991 multi-billion dollar bankruptcy of my former employer the State Bank of South Australia (SBSA) published in Rupert Murdoch’s News Ltd.’s Adelaide SA newspaper the morning broadsheet ‘The Advertiser’.

I found that the British Libraries records were nothing like what was published on subject of the 1991 taxpayer funded bailout of the State Bank of South Australia.   A glaring example of the falsification of the records was the absence of Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ February 1991 front page news article headlined “Billion Dollar Bailout” that was the first news media indication of any problem with State Bank of South Australia.   The memorable news article had been erased from the records. The fake newspaper archive’s first disclosure of the SBSA’s bankruptcy was the front page news article headlined “Taxpayers rescue bank” published 11 February 1991 [according to the fake/records/archives] that was published on paper within a few days of the now missing headline “Billion Dollar Bailout”.   Other news articles published in Adelaide SA that were missing from the British Libraries UK London included those related to the changing valuations of SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” companies.

That SBSA “Off Balance Sheet” companies even existed was only disclosed in a news article of 2 October 1990 headlined “State Bank silent on mystery firm” referring to a company ‘Kabani’ with “assets of $100 million” with no mention of liabilities. In news articles published within a few months one SBSA “Off Balance Sheet” company became 58 “Off Balance Sheet” companies with newspaper reporting referring to assets greater than liabilities and within a few more days newspaper reporting referred to “OBS companies not in the black as first claimed but $31 million in the red”.

An Adelaide SA News Ltd. ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper page 6 news article headlined “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” published 11 February 1991 still exists within the fake archives of newspapers published sold by Australian & London libraries as authentic archives of newspaper published.   The news article refers to news articles previously published with headlines “State Bank in loans setback”, “58 firms in State Bank web”, “Our companies in the red – State Bank” and within the text of the news article referring to the previously published information of the changing valuations of SBSA “Off Balance Sheet” companies.   The news articles referred to as previously published, no longer exist within fake archives. The references to them should be considered as evidence of them having been published and the fact they do not exist within the BL London UK records should be considered evidence that the records are not archives but fake records of newspapers published.

Adelaide’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper page 6 news article headlined “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” published 11 February 1991 still exists within the fake archives of newspapers published sold by Australian & London libraries [appearing below in this blog post] refers to the previously published news articles [now missing from publicly accessible records] as having been published in December 1990. As a former employee of SBSA, a failed whistleblower & having some knowledge of the debts of SBSA ‘Kabani’ that I did not know was “Off Balance sheet” until 2 October 1990, I took great interest in the newspaper reporting published in Adelaide throughout the 1980s and 1990s.   I know that the newspaper articles referred to in the news article headlined “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” [11 Feb. 1991 – appearing below] were published but not in December 1990. They were not published until after December 1990. The references to the previously published news articles that are now missing, while seemingly helpful, [proving that they were published], appear on a page that I obtained from public library records but is itself inaccurate in the sense that the date of alleged publication of the missing news articles is wrong.     I have spent 100s of hours viewing publicly accessible purported ‘archives’ of newspaper that are within public libraries in the UK, Australia and elsewhere.   The news articles that the records state were published [“State Bank in loans setback”, “58 firms in State Bank web”, “Our companies in the red – State Bank” etc. & that mentioned in the text as a timeline of events] do not appear in the records of BL UK London or Australian state and national libraries’ as having been published in December 1990 or on any other date.

Adelaide’s News Ltd. newspapers in news articles published on paper and/or on microfilm records appear to be primarily concerned with obscuring its own impropriety and shoddy journalism that has made a large contribution if not been entirely responsible for the failure to detect & expose SBSA maladministration that created billions of dollars of still unaccounted for public debt.

The 5 Oct 1989 publishing of false and misleading information by News Ltd.’s the ‘News’ newspaper [file ‘Turner 5 Oct 1989 Adelaide PM News Ltd.’ – see summary below] concerning the bankruptcy of William Edward Turner [his “Off Balance Sheet” connection to SBSA never publicly disclosed] suggests Murdoch’s news Ltd. major responsibility to creating SBSA’s bankruptcy public debt. Justice for South Australians [who gave Murdoch the start of his media empire & were then betrayed] would be civil litigation to recover from Murdoch the billions of dollars lost due to the priority given to his needs rather than SA’s requirements from news media.

Why are the archives of newspapers that Australian & UK libraries sell fake records & not true archives?

The fake archives assist to conceal maladministration, corruption and crimes never prosecuted. The falsification of the records of newspapers that involve the removal of news articles concerning the State Bank of SA’s “Off Balance Sheet” debt and its bankruptcy assist to conceal the facts of illegal criminal use of “Off Balance Sheet” companies to conceal debt, associated accounting impropriety & crimes of SBSA SA state Treasury, the incompetence [or criminal conspiracy] of Australian law enforcement authorities [financial regulation & reporting laws enforced by federal authorities] and Australia’s news media’s deception of the public.   These authorities & news media have cost the Australian public billions of dollars while they have consumed further taxpayer resources to conceal their own involvement in concealing serious crimes.

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.

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I have 17-12-12 emailed the UK PM publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk with details of British Libraries UK London’s fake records of Aust. & UK newspapers published, sold as archives and the UK govt. response. The issues involve Mr Rupert Murdoch whose Aust. News Ltd. employees have been requested to confirm he is aware of my claims. They do not respond. I request that you, being a friend of Mr Murdoch and able to contact him, ask if he is aware of this Aust. & UK corruption of his newspapers. In the very unlikely event that he has no knowledge of this newsworthy information, he might be prepared to expose these issues for the benefit of all. Please notify me of your preparedness to do so and Rupert’s answer. Your honesty & integrity as the PM of the UK can be demonstrated by your actions and by asking him. I’m sure you agree that UK & Aust. citizens deserve access to real archives & not be paying for fake records that are intended to deceive. Lord Leveson should have asked.

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To Customer-Services@bl.uk [documents appearing below were attached to email sent to Customer-Services@bl.uk but could not be delivered due its inadequate email delivery service – the email was then sent without attachments] I have requested Customer-Services@bl.uk facilitate my further communication with the Management Team British Libraries UK London to rectify the problem of the fake records of newspapers published that are sold as archives by British Libraries UK London Colindale.

For the immediate attention of the

Management Team British Libraries UK London

Fake records of newspapers sold as genuine archives by British Libraries UK London Colindale

Sirs/Madams,

I refer to the attachments to this email one of which ‘UK Min Vaisey 12 Dec 2012’ being a letter from the ‘UK department for culture, media and sport’ Library and Arts Policy Officer Dempster Marples dated 12 December 2012, claiming to have been asked to reply to my correspondence to Minister Vaisey, PM Cameron & others regarding the fraudulent sale as genuine ‘archives’ of fake records of Australian (& it appears UK) newspapers published.

Mr. Marples, on behalf of Minister Vaisey (PM Cameron did not acknowledge my correspondence) claims that the UK Ministry of Culture, I had assumed had responsibility for the management of British libraries UK London, does not have any such responsibility for its maladministration indicated by the corruption of its ‘archives’ of newspapers published. Mr Marples appears to claim that the department for culture, media and sport’ has no such responsibility and has invited me to contact Customer-Services@bl.uk .

As my assumption that the corruption of the ‘archives’ must be considered to involve serious crimes of deception of the UK public and misuse of public resources, I had requested that Minister Vaisey & PM Cameron refer the issues to UK police for investigation.   It appears that they did not do so.

I had in 2004 travelled from Australia to view the newspaper ‘archives’ of British libraries UK London in regard to news media reporting of an orgainised crime gang terrorist Adelaide South Australia bombing murder of a police officer with the knowledge that Australian state and national public libraries newspaper ‘archives’ were not a genuine record of newspaper reporting of the 2 March 1992 event.

I found that the records of Australian newspapers published preserved on microfilm imported from Australia by British Libraries UK London were as false as the records of Australian public libraries.

While in London I took the opportunity to view the Adelaide South Australia News Ltd. newspaper reporting of the bankruptcy of my former employer the State Bank of South Australia. I had kept the originals and copies of newspaper reporting on SBSA’s bankruptcy & taxpayer funded ‘Billion Dollar bailout’ (that became unspecified billions of dollars) but they had been stolen with many other documents over a period of some years.   I found that you UK Library’s microfilm records of the Australian newspaper reporting of the bankruptcy of SBSA to be nothing like what was published on paper.     Many newspaper articles published had been erased from the preserved records.  While in London during 2004 I spoke to your ‘Newspaper Services Manager’ of the Colindale BL archive records office, Australian Stewart Gillies, who was indifferent to as to if the microfilm records imported from Australia were accurate. His attitude was one of “She’ll be right mate, no worries”.   He did send to me a letter dated 15 September 2004 that I enclose as an attachment.

As a former employee of the State Bank of South Australia I am aware of issues of its maladministration, crimes never prosecuted and corruption concerning the billions of dollars of public debt that has never been accounted for and has all details concealed, assisted by what I now know to be the fake ‘archives’ of newspaper published that are sold by the British Libraries UK London.     Upon my return to Australia in 2004 I viewed the records of newspapers published that are within several Australian states and the National Library Canberra and found that in regard to the newspaper reporting of the bankruptcy of SBSA , they are the same false records (fake archives) that are within your British libraries UK London Colindale records office.

Some of the details of the State Bank of SA crimes related to the unaccounted for public debt are explained on a wordpress.com website https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/ Your viewing of the website information and documentation posted to it will allow your understanding of why the Australian public libraries’ and British libraries UK London Colindale records of newspapers published have been falsified and the crimes that have been concealed.

From speaking to BL Coindale staff and the letter written by your Mr Gillies (attached file ‘Gillies Brit Lib UK 15 Sept 2004’ pages 1 & 2) I am aware that the microfilm records are imported from Australia at least every six months. It is my understanding that the records (in Australia & the UK) were not altered for some time (much longer than six months) until it became apparent to corrupt Australian authorities that there was a need to do so. The records of the UK London Library were therefore for some time accurate and the false records that now exist, replaced the genuine records that were stolen from the British Libraries UK London Colindale.

Having been to your Colindale records office to view & buy copies of the microfilm records I am aware of the security measures that members of the public experience to access those records. It must be assumed that whoever stole the records and replaced them with fake microfilm records, must have been employed by British Libraries UK London and have expected to receive a benefit for stealing the genuine microfilm files and replacing them with false records.

The sale of false records as authentic ‘archives’ to deceive the UK and visiting foreign UK London Library users must certainly be illegal under UK consumer protection laws.   The purpose of the crime being to further the conspiracy to conceal Australian corruption and crimes, is itself a crime of perverting the course of justice.

You can from viewing https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/ documents see that I have notified Australian authorities of what is the Australian national &, now with UK involvement, an International conspiracy to conceal corruption.     You can from reading the documents posted to the website see that Australian Consumer protection law enforcement authority ACCC considers the fraudulent sale of false records as ‘archives’ is considered not to be at all illegal. The manner in which that decision was made is of course an indication of the corruption of Australian law enforcement.

You will by reading the documents and information that I am providing and directing your attention, understand that these issues of Australian corruption involve Rupert Murdoch’s Australian news media. It is inconceivable that he could be unaware of the corruption from which he benefits (explained on WordPress) or that I could have occurred without his consent and approval.   I have through Facebook asked him to deny his involvement in these crimes of deception or acknowledge the evidence & act to rectify the corrupt records of the history of his news media. He has not done so.

Rupert Murdoch began his news media empire in Adelaide South Australia with his first newspaper and where the crimes of Australian national (& International) significance occurred.

I request that you refer these matters of the corruption of British Libraries UK London crimes committed, to UK police and other appropriate authorities for investigation. I request that you, British Libraries UK London Management Team, confirm that you have done so, provide me with some evidence of having done so, indicating what information you have provided to law enforcement authorities and provide me with the contact details of those authorities.

I request that you also confirm having made this correspondence, its enclosures & all other relevant information to the present UK government Minister for culture, media and sport responsible for the management of British Libraries UK London and ensure that the minister is aware of my request that he/she reply to me that he is aware of the issues that I am raising.

Please be advised that any suggestion that these matters are too old to consider is unacceptable. The ongoing conspiracy to conceal Australian & now UK maladministration, evidenced by the continuing sales by British Libraries UK London of fake records as authentic ‘archives’, invalidates any claims of the issues being too old to investigate and prosecute.

British Library’s staff who are not fully committed to serving the public & ensuring the integrity of archival records are not worthy of their taxpayer funded employment.

Attached documents – ‘Gillies Brit Lib UK 15 Sept 2004 pg 1’ and ‘Gillies Brit Lib UK 15 Sept 2004 pg 2’ BL UK assumes that what is sent to them is accurate. The suggestion that I request access to the National Library of Australia Canberra is not helpful. Creation of paper copies of the fake records is not difficult. Australian news media – News Ltd. & the ABC (close to 100% of Adelaide SA news media) are both involved in deceiving the Australian public & do not acknowledge any problem despite the evidence of news media corruption undertaken on behalf of governments & law enforcement.

‘UK Min Vaisey 12 Dec 2012’ Received 2013 – A subordinate of the Minister states that he has been asked by someone unidentified to reply to my correspondence, claims to have no responsibility for the management of British Libraries UK that “is independent from government”. The option of plausible deniability is preserved.

‘Cameron Roxon Dec 2012’ email sent to UK PM Cameron, Australian Attorney General Roxon & others

‘Roxon 4 Feb 2013’ & ALEIC 21.7.2008 to which Roxon refers

‘DPM Gillard 28.2.08’ refers issues to Att. Gen. McClelland who did not respond

‘Bradbury Assist Min Fin 28 May 2012’ Bradbury MP laims that the ACCC which is within his ministerial portfolio responsibilities is ‘independent’ & nothing to do with him. – Very similar to the UK Vaisey subordinate Dempster Marples reply.

‘Only BL UK ref. NCA bomb’ The only UK newspaper reference to the Adelaide SA NCA terrorist crime gang bombing murder. It’s fake & not published when indicated. Located in British Libraries UK London Colindale records in 2011. It was not there in 2004 when no UK newspaper reporting the event existed.

‘For Interpol Aug 2014’ Correspondence to Interpol that explains the purpose of the fake records of newspapers published. Should be read in conjunction with https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/

‘BL UK 18 July 2015’ A copy of this correspondence.

Your co-operation in investigating these matters and restoring your records of newspaper published that are sold by British Libraries UK London Colindale is requested and required.  UK and visiting foreign British Libraries UK London library users deserve the right to access true archives of newspapers published.

Your prompt acknowledgement of this correspondence and indication of your intentions will be appreciated.

Yours Sincerely,

Roger J. Bates 18 July 2015

UK Min Vaisey 12 Dec 2012

The reply from the UK department for culture, media and sport as a result of correspondence to Minister Ed Vaisey [correspondence also sent to UK PM Cameron] The reply appears to claim that the Minister & department has no responsibility for British Libraries UK London Colindale & the fake records it sells as newspaper archives. I would have thought that it would have been appropriate for the Minister and/or the department themselves refer the issues of apparent crimes and corruption within BL UK London to the Management Team British Libraries UK London or law enforcement. The “independence” of BL UK appears to be an excuse for the dept. & Minister to absolve themselves of any responsibility to the UK public – This letter although dated 12 Dec 2012 wasn’t sent until after January 2013 – There has been no reply or acknowledgement of delivery to the same email sent in January 2013 to UK PM Cameron [& Australian Attorney General Roxon & others]

I met Stewart Gillies British Libraries UK London UK 'Newspaper Services Manager' at Colindale in 2004. He seemed quite unconcerned that the newspaper records were false & unlike hat was published on paper. He's an Australian. His attitude amounted to 'She'll be right mate, no worries' although he didn't actually say that.

I met Stewart Gillies British Libraries UK London UK ‘Newspaper Services Manager’ at Colindale in 2004. He seemed quite unconcerned that the newspaper records were false & unlike hat was published on paper. He’s an Australian. His attitude amounted to ‘She’ll be right mate, no worries’ although he didn’t actually say that.

Gillies Brit Lib UK 15 Sept 2004 pg 2

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.

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.

Julia Gillard MP, later to become Australian Prime Minister, has been aware of Australian government, law enforcement and news media corruption for some years before becoming PM.  She referred the issues & evidence of corruption [involving Australian national matters] to Attorney General Robert McClelland who failed to reply.

Julia Gillard MP, later to become Australian Prime Minister, has been aware of Australian government, law enforcement and news media corruption for some years before becoming PM. She referred the issues & evidence of corruption [involving Australian national matters] to Attorney General Robert McClelland who failed to reply.

The only UK newspaper reference to the Adelaide SA bombing murder of a federal policeman. It was not within 'archives' BL UK London in 2004 but was found in 2011 when I again returned. The crime gang accused of killing the policeman has known links to Australian police who were also charged with crimes but never prosecuted because police investigating them were said to be corrupt & obtained evidence illegally.

The only UK newspaper reference to the Adelaide SA bombing murder of a federal policeman. It was not within ‘archives’ BL UK London in 2004 but was found in 2011 when I again returned. The crime gang accused of killing the policeman has known links to Australian police who were also charged with crimes but never prosecuted because police investigating them were said to be corrupt & obtained evidence illegally.

A copy of a page of ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper published on page 6 on 11 February 1991 that still exists within the fake records of Australian newspapers published that Australian state and national public libraries fraudulently sell as archives of newspapers published. The news article headlined “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” refers to news articles previously published regarding the changing SBSA valuation of its “Off Balance Sheet” companies.   Those news articles have been erased from the false records sold as archives of newspapers published.

A copy of a page of ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper published on page 6 on 11 February 1991 that still exists within the fake records of Australian newspapers published that Australian state and national public libraries fraudulently sell as archives of newspapers published. The news article headlined “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” refers to news articles previously published regarding the changing SBSA valuation of its “Off Balance Sheet” companies. Those news articles have been erased from the false records sold as archives of newspapers published.

Australian government law enforcement and news media corruption in brief ref SBSA bankruptcy

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

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)

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.

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.”

The man behind SA’s great marina fiasco was considered news worthy Turner is said to be bankrupt and sells his assets. His major interest in Mintern “a company established by Mr Turner to handle the marina project” is sold to the Burloch Group of companies”. “Acquisition of the project “came to quite a few millions” according to Mr Burloch”. http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/conferences/business/parker.pdf  “charges have been laid against a number of directors of Pro-Image Studios, alleging negligence and breaches of director's duties in that a profit of almost $20 million was recorded for the 1987/88 financial year when in fact a loss of approximately $2 million was disclosed in the management accounts: dividends of almost $7 million were paid out by the company.”    This information was not considered news worthy by News Ltd. newspapers or any South Australian news media.

The man behind SA’s great marina fiasco was considered news worthy
Turner is said to be bankrupt and sells his assets. His major interest in Mintern “a company established by Mr Turner to handle the marina project” is sold to the Burloch Group of companies”. “Acquisition of the project “came to quite a few millions” according to Mr Burloch”.
http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/conferences/business/parker.pdf “charges have been laid against a number of directors of Pro-Image Studios, alleging negligence and breaches of director’s duties in that a profit of almost $20 million was recorded for the 1987/88 financial year when in fact a loss of approximately $2 million was disclosed in the management accounts: dividends of almost $7 million were paid out by the company.” This information was not considered news worthy by News Ltd. newspapers or any South Australian news media.

 

Australian Securities Commission press release 93/225 27 September 1993 Pro-Image Studios Ltd – Another Director Charged* William Turner is charged with 29 charges under the Companies Code and 45 charges under the Victorian Crimes Act. “Seventy-one of the charges relate to the receipt of $18 million during 1987 by Mr Turner and others to the detriment of Pro-Image.”  This information was considered news worthy and appeared in a newspaper article published by News Ltd.’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper and has since been erased from records of Australian newspapers published, fraudulently sold by Australian state and national public libraries as archives of newspapers. Only by reading the news article was I aware of the information and requested the press release from the Australian Securities Commission (ASC since renamed Australian Securities and Investment Commission ASIC)

Australian Securities Commission press release 93/225 27 September 1993
Pro-Image Studios Ltd – Another Director Charged*
William Turner is charged with 29 charges under the Companies Code and 45 charges under the Victorian Crimes Act. “Seventy-one of the charges relate to the receipt of $18 million during 1987 by Mr Turner and others to the detriment of Pro-Image.”
This information was considered news worthy and appeared in a newspaper article published by News Ltd.’s ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper and has since been erased from records of Australian newspapers published, fraudulently sold by Australian state and national public libraries as archives of newspapers. Only by reading the news article was I aware of the information and requested the press release from the Australian Securities Commission (ASC since renamed Australian Securities and Investment Commission ASIC)

Australian Securities Commission press release 95/177 10 November 1995 Pro-Image Studios Ltd – three defendants committed to stand trial* ASC charges brought against Pro-Image Studios Ltd will proceed for some Directors. “All charges laid against three other Pro-Image Studios directors, Kevin Patrick Donovan, Stephen James Howard and William Edward Turner, were dismissed by the committal Magistrate.”

Australian Securities Commission press release 95/177 10 November 1995
Pro-Image Studios Ltd – three defendants committed to stand trial*
ASC charges brought against Pro-Image Studios Ltd will proceed for some Directors.
“All charges laid against three other Pro-Image Studios directors, Kevin Patrick Donovan, Stephen James Howard and William Edward Turner, were dismissed by the committal Magistrate.”

SAAMC 14 Feb 1996 ‘Our Telephone communication this morning’ Correspondence dated 14 February 1996 from the South Australian Assets Management Corp. (SAAMC – that part of SA Treasury that took control of the State Bank of South Australia’s bad debts before SBSA was sold)  The author Andrew G. Anastasiades Head of Treasury and Finance refers to a telephone conversation that I had with him early that day in which I raised issues of SA’s concealed public debt related to SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’ and the Marino Rocks marina and its developers William Turner and Alan Burloch.  Mr Anastasiades claims to have referred the issues we discussed to the office of the SA Crown Solicitor “for his response”.       The SA Crown Solicitor was in February 1991 appointed to a ‘State Bank advisory group’ with SBSA Chairman David Simmons who was also a Director of SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’ and BFC.  The ‘State Bank advisory group’ was formed to manage the funds of taxpayer bailout of the Bank and “supervise the work necessary to ensure the structure and operation of the bank is correct”.  (file ‘11 Feb 1991 pg 7 SBSA’)

SAAMC 14 Feb 1996
‘Our Telephone communication this morning’
Correspondence dated 14 February 1996 from the South Australian Assets Management Corp. (SAAMC – that part of SA Treasury that took control of the State Bank of South Australia’s bad debts before SBSA was sold)
The author Andrew G. Anastasiades Head of Treasury and Finance refers to a telephone conversation that I had with him early that day in which I raised issues of SA’s concealed public debt related to SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’ and the Marino Rocks marina and its developers William Turner and Alan Burloch. Mr Anastasiades claims to have referred the issues we discussed to the office of the SA Crown Solicitor “for his response”.
The SA Crown Solicitor was in February 1991 appointed to a ‘State Bank advisory group’ with SBSA Chairman David Simmons who was also a Director of SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” company ‘Kabani’ and BFC.
The ‘State Bank advisory group’ was formed to manage the funds of taxpayer bailout of the Bank and “supervise the work necessary to ensure the structure and operation of the bank is correct”. (file ‘11 Feb 1991 pg 7 SBSA’)

A copy of a page of ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper published on page 6 on 11 February 1991 that still exists within the fake records of Australian newspapers published that Australian state and national public libraries fraudulently sell as archives of newspapers published. The news article headlined “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” refers to news articles previously published regarding the changing SBSA valuation of its “Off Balance Sheet” companies.   Those news articles have been erased from the false records sold as archives of newspapers published.

A copy of a page of ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper published on page 6 on 11 February 1991 that still exists within the fake records of Australian newspapers published that Australian state and national public libraries fraudulently sell as archives of newspapers published. The news article headlined “Warning signs were there for more than 14 months” refers to news articles previously published regarding the changing SBSA valuation of its “Off Balance Sheet” companies. Those news articles have been erased from the false records sold as archives of newspapers published.

A copy of a page of ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper published on page 6 on 11 February 1991. The news articles headlined “How SA will fund the rescue” refers to SBSA Chairman (also BFC & “Off Balance Sheet” ‘Kabani’ Director) David Simmons’ appointment “A State Bank advisory group” to “supervise the work necessary to ensure the structure and operation of the bank is correct.

A copy of a page of ‘The Advertiser’ newspaper published on page 6 on 11 February 1991. The news articles headlined “How SA will fund the rescue” refers to SBSA Chairman (also BFC & “Off Balance Sheet” ‘Kabani’ Director) David Simmons’ appointment “A State Bank advisory group” to “supervise the work necessary to ensure the structure and operation of the bank is correct.

Correspondence dated 14 February 1996 from the South Australian Assets Management Corp. (SAAMC) Ron Rechner Office Manager / Accredited FOI Officer in which he acknowledges my payment of the fee for a Freedom of Information (FoI) release of my employment records and SAAMC communications with me and the SA Crown Solicitor including that referred to as being “for his response” in SAAMC Andrew G. Anastasiades Head of Treasury and Finance correspondence to me dated 14 February 1996. There has never been any Freedom of Information (FoI) release made by SAAMC, SA Treasury [or SA Police].

Correspondence dated 14 February 1996 from the South Australian Assets Management Corp. (SAAMC) Ron Rechner Office Manager / Accredited FOI Officer in which he acknowledges my payment of the fee for a Freedom of Information (FoI) release of my employment records and SAAMC communications with me and the SA Crown Solicitor including that referred to as being “for his response” in SAAMC Andrew G. Anastasiades Head of Treasury and Finance correspondence to me dated 14 February 1996.
There has never been any Freedom of Information (FoI) release made by SAAMC, SA Treasury [or SA Police].

ASIC pg 1. 4 March 2015 jpg

Correspondence dated 4 March 2015 from an unidentified author said to be an employee of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission ASIC.   “Pro-Image Studios was de-registered on the 19 December 2014.” “ASIC does not intend to comment on the actions of our predecessor, the ASC’s conduct of enforcement proceedings.”

Correspondence dated 4 March 2015 from an unidentified author said to be an employee of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission ASIC.
“Pro-Image Studios was de-registered on the 19 December 2014.” “ASIC does not intend to comment on the actions of our predecessor, the ASC’s conduct of enforcement proceedings.”

Australian Professor Alan Dupont opinion published 7 July 2015 by News Corp. Aust.

Australian Professor Alan Dupont opinion published 7 July 2015 by News Corp. Aust.

Email sent to Alan Dupont Professor of international security at the University of NSW appears below. Objectionable opinions of Professor Dupont have recently been published by Rupert Murdoch’s Australian News Corp. Australia news media.  There was no firewall preventing unpaid access to the Internet news article which appears below. The News Corp. Aust. firewall is today 19 July 2015 demanding money to read the published Opinion of Professor Alan Dupont. I, like very many users of the Internet, would never pay for News Ltd. Australia’s garbage journalism.

I have perhaps breached email etiquette by not waiting longer for a reply from Professor Dupont before posting my correspondence to this website but if past experience of my attempts at communication with Rupert Murdoch and his subordinate employees (including Australian politicians) is any indication, I have good reason to doubt that Professor Dupont will respond.

I have to consider the real possibility that emails that I have sent and received from Australian edu.au email addresses (Australian Universities & other educational establishments) is intercepted or even had replies sent to me from those addresses that are not from the people that are claimed by the Universities’ websites to be sending and receiving email through those addresses.   Australian media and government websites do undoubtedly present false and misleading information on those websites. The information presented as established facts on those websites can & does change. Wikipedia is also used by Australian authorities to publish false & misleading information.

News Corp. Aust. media corruption & published opinion of Alan Dupont ‏

Roger Bates    7/16/2015

To: a.dupont@unsw.edu.au Cc: suelette@unimelb.edu.au, bojones@unimelb.edu.au

From:  Roger Bates (rjrbts@hotmail.com)
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2015 3:57:15 PM
To: a.dupont@unsw.edu.au (a.dupont@unsw.edu.au)
Cc: suelette@unimelb.edu.au (suelette@unimelb.edu.au); bojones@unimelb.edu.au (bojones@unimelb.edu.au)

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Alan Dupont Professor of international security at the University of NSW, published 7 July 2015

Important information regarding News Corp. Australia media corruption 

Julian Assange, Edward Snowden helping our enemies      Published opinion of Alan Dupont

The Australian – ‎Jul 6, 2015

Are these not the mass surveillance states to which Assange and Snowden should direct their anger, rather than the West, where institutionalised checks and balances and a capacity for self-correction ensure that we don’t go down the Orwellian “Big Brother” path?”  – referring to the claim that “Iran and North Korea practise even more censorious forms of electronic surveillance over their citizens.”

“There is more than just a whiff of hypocrisy and partisanship in the sermonising of both that undermines their claim to speak the truth and their palpably false accusations that democracies, such as the US and Australia, are the worst offenders against civil ¬liberties and privacy.”

 

Professor Alan Dupont and others,

I’ve read your News Corp. Australia (News Ltd. before rebranding) Internet news article dated 6 July 2015 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/julian-assange-edward-snowden-helping-our-enemies/story-e6frg6zo-1227431208853  Please consider the following important information.

Yes, the hypocrisy is truly nauseating but it is your hypocrisy in claiming that the “West, where institutionalised checks and balances and a capacity for self-correction” exists, apparently claiming that Australia and Australian news media, in particular News Ltd. that employs you, has “institutionalised checks and balances and a capacity for self-correction”.

The fact is News Ltd.’s newspaper publishing state monopoly newspapers – Adelaide South Australia newspapers being my experience – are responsible for the destruction of my former employer the State Bank of SA (SBSA) and the billions of dollars of still unaccounted for public debt created by its bankruptcy.

By publishing false and misleading information and creating circumstances of fear for those who could have acted for the benefit of taxpayers (SA’s parliamentary Opposition party & MP for my electorate SA Shadow Treasurer Stephen Baker MP) News Ltd. prevented the early detection & acknowledgement of SBSA’s debt and its true financial position & circumstances (concealed by the illegal use of “Off Balance Sheet” companies) ensuring that its debt accumulated over several years to eventually bankrupt South Australia.

Some of evidence of the fake records of Australian newspapers published that are fraudulently sold as ‘archives’ by Australian state and national public libraries can be viewed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/ , presented to you,  & other News Ltd. journalists who are well of the facts of Australian news media corruption and the crimes and maladministration that those fake records and trash News Ltd journalism conceals.  The list of newspaper articles erased from publicly accessible taxpayer funded libraries’ records is incomplete.

As a Professor of international security at the University of NSW employed by Australian taxpayers and a News Ltd. journalist, you have access to recourses that will allow you to uncover even more of the evidence of the alliance of news media, state and federal Australian governments of both political parties, law enforcement and organized crime to deceive the Australian public.

It is noteworthy that a newstext.com.au 7 page list of newspaper articles published in Adelaide SA found using search terms ‘Frank Carbone’ was sent to me by the Australian Press Council. Those 7 pages can be viewed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/ .

Frank Carbone, a member of a terrorist crime gang responsible for the “unsolved” bombing murder of a policeman, was charged with co-accused SA Police with corruption offences but just like his fellow gang members was never prosecuted for his crimes.  From what was published by News Ltd. – some of which has been altered for the (fake) ‘archives’ – it is clear that he and his crime gang & SA police associates have been given very special consideration by News Ltd. news media.

Your use of language, “ensure that we don’t go down the Orwellian “Big Brother” path”, accusations of “failing the key test of truth-seeking”, “democratic state”, “laws of the land and the judgments of the people at an election”, “despite their occasional mistakes and misjudgments, democratic governments” (actually under the control of and indebted to News Ltd. & US citizen Rupert Murdoch whom all newly elected Prime Ministers must immediately consult) displays hubris and moral arrogance t in your self-appointed role as the guardian of truth and righteous behaviour. Rupert Murdoch would be pleased that Australians are so deceived.

The greatest enemy & most immediate danger to Australians and Australian democracy are not Iran, China and North Korea but Australia’s corrupt journalism and news media that is dominated by one news media organization controlled by a dangerous sociopath whose only consideration of the public, South Australians who gave him his start in building his media empire, is how best he can abuse, manipulate and exploit them for his own personal gain and pervert satisfaction.

Australians deserve the right to be able to access true archives of newspapers published though our public libraries & not be financing our own deception.    The facts of fake records of Australian newspapers being sold as archives & being exported to foreign countries should be newsworthy. Not being newsworthy or even comment worthy (News Ltd. does not deny the facts) provides some insight into News Ltd.’s and your integrity and standards of journalism.

Your opinions published can in part be forgiven in consideration of your ignorance. After being informed, your failure to act with courage for the common good and benefit of all Australians will be unforgiveable.

You are invited to respond to this correspondence, ask me reasonable, relevant questions the answers to which will permit your better understanding of the issues I have raised, and allow my further communication to you to assist your involvement in rectifying these problems of Australian news media corruption.

Yours Sincerely,

Roger J. Bates  16 July 2015

A copy of this correspondence is also attached as a pdf. document

The WordPress website I’ve directed you to is a little rough* & will be redone but it does contain most or at least some of the essential information, including details of SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” companies’ debt that was never publicly revealed but concealed with the assistance of News Ltd.  (*me being illiterate & having problems of hacker(s))

Please have the courage to reply to me & allow me to provide you with more.

………………………..

Julian Assange, Edward Snowden helping our enemies   theaustralian   7 July 2015

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/julian-assange-edward-snowden-helping-our-enemies/story-e6frg6zo-1227431208853

Julian Assange, Edward Snowden helping our enemies

ALAN DUPONT      Professor of international security at the University of NSW

THE AUSTRALIAN

JULY 07, 2015 12:00AM

WikiLeaks, led by the controversial Australian Julian Assange, is back in the news, accusing the US of spying on French President Francois Hollande and his two predecessors.

 

Meanwhile, from his Moscow hide-out American whistleblower and speaker of “truth” Edward Snowden continues to wreak damage on Western intelligence by drip-feeding journalists from the trove of 1.7 million secret documents he stole from his former employer, the US National Security Agency.

Both men justify their exposes by claiming the US and its UKUSA intelligence partners (Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand) are not only guilty of conducting mass surveillance of their citizens but are also the worst global ­offenders.

If true, then Assange and Snowden are doing us all a favour and the heroic status they have attained among their supporters is entirely warranted.

In reality, both men are guilty of a highly selective treatment of the intelligence universe they purport to reform, and of failing the key test of truth-seeking: a demonstrated capacity for impartiality and objectivity.

Both qualities are notably absent in the approach of Assange and Snowden to the complex moral, practical and legal issues surrounding surveillance and intelligence collection in an era of heightened national-security risk.

Despite the release of 61,000 diplomatic cables from the Saudi Arabian foreign ministry last month, overwhelmingly the ­WikiLeaks and Snowden disclosures have been detrimental to the interests of the Western ­democracies.

Assange and Snowden go to great lengths to highlight and excoriate the perceived iniquities of the UKUSA partners.

But they have virtually nothing to say about the intelligence and surveillance practices of the many authoritarian states and non-state actors who are essentially free of any legal or moral constraints and where notions of public accountability, if they exist at all, are more honoured in the breach.

More than 30 countries have a well-developed capacity to monitor their own people on a regular basis. Many do so in a far more intrusive and unrestrained way than would ever be possible in the US or Australia.

China’s “great firewall”, for example, is specifically designed and calibrated to impede the free flow of ideas and information as well as to monitor and intercept virtually all domestic communications at the whim of the government.

Iran and North Korea practise even more censorious forms of electronic surveillance over their citizens.

Are these not the mass surveillance states to which Assange and Snowden should direct their anger, rather than the West, where institutionalised checks and balances and a capacity for self-correction ensure that we don’t go down the Orwellian “Big Brother” path?

And what of Islamic State, al-Qa’ida and their bedfellows? Prolific and adept users of the internet for recruiting and propaganda, the idea of privacy is anathema to the collectivist, totalitarian world they promote.

Assange and Snowden are strangely silent on the excesses and serial abuses of privacy committed by the real Big Brothers of the internet age.

There is more than just a whiff of hypocrisy and partisanship in the sermonising of both that undermines their claim to speak the truth and their palpably false accusations that democracies, such as the US and Australia, are the worst offenders against civil ­liberties and privacy.

There is a very good reason we have not seen a Russian Snowden or a North Korean Assange.

Far from enjoying celebrity status, their certain fate would be arbitrary incarceration or an assassin’s bullet as neither Moscow nor Pyongyang would ever tolerate such a challenge to their control of information and power.

Yet Snowden continues to enjoy the protection of his Russian hosts, all the while maintaining the highly sensitive intel­ligence secrets he stole from the US government could not be compromised by the formidable Russian intelligence services because he knew how to protect them.

Last month the British government confirmed what had been long suspected in Western intelligence circles: Russia and China are in possession of all the ­secret documents taken by Snowden and have cracked their ­protective codes.

So much for Snowden’s misplaced confidence “that no intelligence service” could “com­pro­mise the secrets I continue to protect”.

By the admission of British Prime Minister David Cameron, this has been a serious blow to British intelligence operations in Russia and China. And there may well be consequences for Australia as well.

Perhaps the most serious of these is the compromise of advanced techniques and capabilities that are crucial to the competitive edge that the UKUSA partners have long enjoyed over other countries in intelligence collection and analysis.

As a fully paid-up member of this exclusive club, these capabilities are a vital element of our overall defence and national security system. Their loss is no trifling matter.

Rather than doing us all a favour, the reality is that the ­selective leaking of the intelligence and diplomatic secrets of liberal democracies has most advantaged illiberal states and terrorist groups.

Assange and Snowden have shed no light at all on their intelligence and surveillance activities that are pervasive, unconstrained by privacy or human rights considerations and designed to perpetuate the conditions Assange and Snowden rail against.

The spuriousness of their claims to be protecting privacy and civil liberties is surpassed only by the hubris and moral arrogance they display in their self-appointed roles as the guardians of truth and righteous behaviour.

In a democratic state, such judgments are properly left to the appointed institutions: the executive, legislature and ­judiciary.

Each must operate within a system of checks and balances; government determinations on privacy, surveillance and intelligence are ultimately subject to the laws of the land and the judgments of the people at an election.

Yet Assange and Snowden see themselves as the sole arbiters of such weighty and complex decisions in pursuit of an elusive truth only they are morally equipped to determine.

In an imperfect world, and despite their occasional mistakes and misjudgments, democratic governments still will deliver better privacy and national security outcomes than the Assanges and Snowdens of this world.

Alan Dupont is professor of international security at the University of NSW and a non-resident fellow at the Lowy Institute.