Saturday, December 20, 2014

Schapelle Corby - Exposing the corruption and hypocrisy of the NSW Government

Click on the screen grab above to read comments just posted to this new Guardian Australia Facebook thread. And those comments are also posted below, with the clickable links (and shared again on Facebook HERE):

Sensible move (and about time), but far less sensible than the day the NSW Government allowed a cocaine-smuggling criminal, who worked at Sydney Airport as a baggage handler (code-named "Tom"), to keep hundreds of thousands of dollars of his ill-gotten gains.  Read this quote from the NSW Parliamentary Hansard: "The witness confirmed on Tuesday evening he had received a letter from the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. The letter contained an undertaking from the DPP that it would not confiscate Tom's assets under proceeds of crime legislation. The court heard that last year Tom handed over about $880,000 in cash he had earned from drug deals. Tom said he had given the cash to the NSW Crime Commission to be held in trust while the parties worked out what was going to happen. It was not clear from yesterday's court proceedings what arrangements, if any, had been made about this money. It was also revealed yesterday that Tom was to receive a further $200,000 from the NSW Crime Commission to be paid over a four-year period." And here's a direct link to the NSW Hansard containing that quote: And there's some more graphic background on "Tom," here and here And one more thing? For fuller context and explanation of this squalid, ongoing corruption see the doco at