Friday, April 29, 2011
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Friday, April 22, 2011
You know, Australia's one of the best places in the World to be, I did a bit of research, it's cheaper than Bali, cleaner and safer http://aussiehol.blogspot.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Schapelle Corby - The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity Hiding in Plain Sight . . .
- Schapelle had no criminal record.
- The improbability of Schapelle successfully smuggling 4.2 kilos of marijuana through three Australian airports without detection.
- Other passengers had reported finding drugs of unknown origin in their bags after arriving in Bali.
- There was extensive evidence of criminal activity by corrupt insiders at Sydney Airport.
- The Wheeler Report clearly says on page 111 that cannabis was smuggled between domestic airports.
- Alan Kessing (a very senior customs officer at that time) has just publicly asserted that Schapelle was (without doubt), the victim of airport corruption.
- A number of these baggage handlers were known offenders, with long criminal histories.
"These cameras are located within Customs-controlled areas within the terminal, in the basement baggage make-up areas, in the public areas of the terminal and includes coverage of the airside tarmac areas and the public car parks. The Customs CCTV network at the airport provides full surveillance coverage at all times. Areas under surveillance are generally covered by more than one camera."
So do you wish to formally inform the World that you're clueless as to why the Australian Federal Police failed to preserve a single frame of CCTV from 100's of cameras, relating to one of the most high profile cases in Australian history? I'll leave that up to you, and I look forward to receiving direct evidence of your investigations on this key point. And if millions and millions of dollars worth of CCTV can be rendered useless (and completely ineffective), by internal corruption within the Australian police, I think tax payers should damn well demand a refund.
2. Specific information required. The AFP failed to access the Mutual Assistance Treaty with Indonesia, in order to ensure the physical evidence was forensically examined (see point 10 of The Evidence File), and also lied about this crucial testing to the media. Please supply . . .
(a) AFP policy and procedure documents relating to making an application to the Attorney General, re accessing the mutual assistance treaty with Indonesia.
(b) Your interview with the officer/s responsible for this process.
(c) Your interview with the AFP officer/s who told the media (specifically the ABC), that Schapelle had "Refused" forensic testing of the physical evidence.
(d) Any and all information relating to your research and investigations on this specific point.
(a) AFP policy and procedure documents relating to investigating the source of drugs grown, produced and supplied within Australia, then exported from this country. Please note, Queensland Police Minister Neil Roberts has formally denied (in a letter) that his officers were responsible for these investigations.
(b) Your interview with the officer/s responsible for this process.
(c) Any and all information relating to your research and investigations on this specific point.
"4. Bruce Griffin (paragraph 21), a former NSW drug squad detective, testified that some local drug traffickers (with the help of airport contacts), use the luggage of innocent passengers to move drug shipments between Australian cities - an accusation also echoed by Ray Cooper, former Chief of Internal Investigations for the Australian Federal Police. Please make sure you talk to both former officers, and retain transcripts of these interviews."
Please provide evidence you did that, especially in the light of these later comments by Ray Cooper to Channel 9 . . .
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE OFFICER, PRESS CONFERENCE: This is a significant syndicate of major criminal proportion. And it has been smashed today, I mean smashed.
ROSS COULTHART: But not before 200 kilograms of cocaine worth $30 million was allegedly smuggled into Australia between June and December last year. Allegations, too, that it was corrupt Qantas baggage handlers who took bribes of at least $300,000 to sneak the drugs past Customs.
RAY COOPER: Well, they were key players. You couldn't move the commodity through the airport without their involvement. They were key. They were key players in the organised crime role.
This is especially important, because Ray Cooper's view of the Qantas baggage handlers dovetails with mine, and is at complete odds with yours. I also clearly mentioned this point (about speaking to Ray Cooper), to your officer Steven Hayward in September 2010 . . .
"Yesterday, Steven Hayward, the Executive Director of ACLEI rang me at home. He said my complaint was still under "Assessment" (after 16 weeks), with absolutely no time frame to begin an investigation, and zero further detail. He also asked me if I'd spoken to Ray Cooper, I said I hadn't, but I hoped he had. The silence was deafening."
When replying to this new FOI request (necessary because of the poor quality and irrelevance of most of the material you were proposing to charge me nearly $200 for), can you please print out points 1 to 4 listed above, and then respond to each (specifically), beneath. Further, if the requested documents do not exist (and please tell me in writing if that is the case), then that will speak volumes about your efficacy and integrity.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Schapelle Corby Would Have Got Less for a Terrorism & Murder - Some Questions For Kevin Rudd (scroll down)
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
"Maybe Bradley, now 59, sees the writing on the wall; a new government is likely only weeks away. The opposition's police spokesman, Michael Gallacher, called for a royal commission in 2008. 'The culture of the crime commission has moved away from what we want,' he told Parliament. 'Far too often it is about sitting down with organised crime figures and negotiating an outcome with respect to the forfeiture or seizure of assets.'Also in Parliament, Bradley's former colleague from the Commonwealth prosecutors' office, Greg Smith, the shadow attorney-general, agreed: 'The commissioner of the Crime Commission is a friend of mine and I mean no aspersion to him, but it is clear that something rotten has occurred in the Crime Commission for some time.' "
MIKE GALLACHER, OPPOSITION POLICE SPOKESMAN: This position that Mark Standen held carried with it incredible access to information that, apart from the Commissioner himself - the Commissioner of the Crime Commission - virtually no one else would have access to. Informants - registered informants. The names, addresses, whereabouts of undercover police officers involved in covert operations; the details of covert operations not only in New South Wales in relation to organised crime, but indeed the tentacles spread to every state and even overseas. That's when it really dawned on me - the seriousness of what we were looking at.
QUENTIN DEMPSTER: Mike Gallacher, a former undercover and internal affairs police officer, is now Opposition Police Spokesman.
The Crime Commissioner Phillip Bradley in his press conference said - asserted - that this was a one-off incident. Do you accept that?
MIKE GALLACHER: Well, I think it's a fairly brave statement to make at such an early stage given the seriousness of what we're talking about. I mean, in the last 24 to 48 hours, since Mr Bradley made that statement, we've now had it revealed that Mr Standon has a relationship or has had a relationship with someone who now plays a very important role as a member of an assessment team looking at complaints about corruption at the ICAC. We've also been told that another member of staff down at the Crime Commission has since resigned upon being told about the allegations. So, from one person of interest, we know have three questions over personnel directly involved with the Crime Commissioner and also the ICAC.