Sunday, March 20, 2011

Schapelle Corby - Robert Oakeshott, Please Investigate QANTAS Lies

Dear Robert,

I see you're the chair of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit. In July 2005, your committee was reviewing aviation safety, and Qantas made a submission. They stated none of their baggage handlers were arrested in relation to an organised crime syndicate operating out of Sydney Airport. That was a lie. Their worker Norman Niass was already jailed on remand on very serious charges, and had a lengthy criminal record. Could you please investigate and report on this.

I am also very concerned that QANTAS refuses to explain how and why they were employing criminals with very significant histories, as the ramifications of this are horrific. It's also bizarre that 10 kilos of cocaine (secreted in the bags of an innocent QANTAS passenger), appears to have walked out of the terminal under its own steam. Could you please convene a Parliamentary investigation into this, before a whole World is asking the same questions when the book and documentary are released. Of course, this correspondence will be reproduced.

I should also remind you that Schapelle's book sold over 100,000 copies in the first year, and it's still selling strongly (now translated into six languages), and her issues remain very high profile.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards, Kim