Rinehart Syndrome: Beyond Quotagate and Breach-gate. The bureaucratic assult and ‘rape’ of a unversity student by the SSAT.

‘Jay’ is an alias for a university student who was emotionally abused and traumatized by the Social Security Administrative Appeals Tribunal system. If you are reading this posting ‘Jay’, I have some ideas for you to consider, so please read on.

BACKGROUND STUFF: On Tuesday 2nd September 2014, shortly before lunch time (in Adelaide), I received an interstate phone call from ‘Jay‘ who briefed me on the appallingly bad treatment that had been meted out by an Administrative Appeals Tribune. In addition to the ancient old ploy of ignoring medical reports from doctors by the simple process of either losing the reports, or not having processed them in time for a review hearing, ‘Jay’ had been subjected to both verbal and written abuse.

Nasty! Very nasty indeed, but not unsurprising at all.

It is important to keep in mind the statement by Centrelink’s Assistant Secretary Neil Skill, that “Centrelink does not collect post breaching terminal outcomes statistics and therefore cannot make them available…” That is a bureaucratic way of saying that Centrelink’s management simply don’t care if you drop dead! If or when you do, they don’t bother to count the either your body or any of the other bodies of those who died as a result of their Rinehart Syndrome insensitivity.

TECH TIP:- to print your own copy of any documents that I embed in my postings, just double click on a document, e.g. the letter below. It should pop up in a new window and you can then use your web browser’s PRINT command to print out a copy.

In just one simple statement, Assistant Secretary Neil Skill explains how post-breaching fatalities have been kept from the public for decades, i.e. they did not bother to "collect" this data.

In just one simple statement, Assistant Secretary Neil Skill explains how post-breaching fatalities have been kept from the public for decades, i.e. they did not bother to “collect” this data.

  1. At the turn of the century when the Howard Government was defrauding welfare recipients at the rate of 3 per minute through the illegal enforcement of ‘Performance Indicator targets’, i.e. breaching quotas, AROs (Administrative Review Officers) and Administrative Appeals tribunal staff tried to stem this fraud “administratively.”
  2. This means that they rejected many of the absolutely ludicrous, crazy excuses being used by Centrelink staff to as they tried desperately to meet the Howard Governments breaching quotas.
  3. In some states, a staggering 86% of appeals were being upheld, which meant that the Howard Government was unable to maximize the financial returns from the breaching quotas rip-off.
  4. Although it was quite obvious that welfare recipients were being defrauded, the AROs and appeals tribunal staff NEVER reported this activity to the cops, i.e. they did not blow the whistle.
  5. This failure to take action when action was required meant far more than either Nonfeasance or the loss of both systemic and personal integrity.
  6. Under Section 18 of the New South Wales Crimes Act (1900) and the South  Australian Criminal Law Consolidation Act (1935), any fatalities caused by this fraud may be FELONY MURDERS.
  7. BECAUSE THESE DEATHS ARE (STILL) UNREPORTED, SECRETLY CLASSIFIED AS  (both) “CONFIDENTIAL” and “IRRELEVANT”, the number is unknown. However, suicide data indicates that from this cause alone, there may have been 2,631 fatalities that TONY ABBOTT, Jocelyn Newman and Amanda Vanstone failed to report to Parliament in the period 1st January 2000 to 31st December 2002.


‘Jay’ was abused verbally AND ALSO IN WRITING, and that latter is very significant from a legal perspective.

  1. No-one was with ‘Jay‘ at the tribunal hearing and that is always a mistake for there is no witness if any verbal abuse should occur – ALWAYS go with someone who can testify on your behalf if the tribunal gets abusive. (Which is far less likely if some-else is present with a pen and notebook taking notes, et cetera.)
  2. Abuse in writing is EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE OF:
  • Abuse of Lawful Authority;
  • Procedural Unfairness;
  • Manifest Ostensible Bias.

Abuse in writing is legal grounds for claiming A Gross Miss-carriage of Justice which in turn opens the legal door to requesting a full review of the entire process. The Manifest Ostensible Bias mentioned above is backed up by a Queensland Supreme Court case that had profound implications.

The case of Queensland’s Dr Death.

After it was revealed that more than 60 of Dr Jayant Patel’s patients had died, the Morris Commission was set up to investigate WHY so many people had died. (The official name of the inquiry was The Bundaberg Hospital Commission of Inquiry. The person heading the Inquiry, Mr Tony Morris QC, was compassionate with families of those who died, and with those who suffered alleged injury as a result of Dr Patel’s surgical work. However this was not the case with Bundaberg Hospital administrators Darren Keating and Peter Leck. They undertook a court case against Morris.

  • The Morris Inquiry was wound up after Supreme Court Justice Martin Moynihan, on 1st September 2005, found that Mr Morris had been biased against Keating and Leck.
  • The Davies Commission subsequently found gross negligence in Patel’s conduct, as well as systematic failures of management to deal with the problem. Davies recommended that Patel be referred to the public prosecutor for consideration of manslaughter, fraud, and assault charges. In total seventeen patient deaths were referred to police. An extradition process was begun after the police issued a warrant for Patel, acting on 14 offenses.
  • The report also found that amongst Queensland Health bureaucrats concerns regarding “significant and sustained statewide adverse publicity” were rated as significant as “loss of life”.
  • The state chief health officer at the time, Dr Gerry FitzGerald was criticized for his own investigation into Patel, describing it as too positive.


The interim report of the Morris Inquiry was turned into “poisoned fruit” that could not be used. This would later prove most advantageous for Dr Patel, who in 2013,  was acquitted of Manslaughter charges after the High Court ordered a re-trial.

Any abuse, verbal or written, by a public servant involved in the welfare review process, is evidence of bias and that is grounds for scrapping the entire review as happened with the Morris Inquiry (at a cost of about $5 MILLION to Queensland taxpayers.

  • A few months ago, here in my home state of South Australia, the Supreme Court ordered the re-trial of two members of a motor cycle club who had allegedly shot another person. The judge ordered the re-trial on the grounds of “Procedural Irregularities.”
  • Believe me when I say that even minor “Procedural Irregularities” are grounds for having unfavourable administrative appeal decisions scrapped.
  • Rude behaviour, abusive language, stonewalling, missing or ‘unprocessed’ documents are all legal grounds for claiming “Procedural Irregularities” and welfare recipients have the legal right to demand a new hearing with a new, IMPARTIAL TRIBUNAL that will respect your legal rights.
  • If you believe that you are the victim of abusive behaviour, then you can use the Leck vs. Morris; Keating vs. Morris decision to DEMAND that the ARO or Tribune, RECUSE themselves from the processing and handling of your appeal.
  • If they refuse, then your legal rights have been violated and you may have grounds for appeal to a higher court.
  • If documents that you supplied are missing from the hearing, file a “Procedural Irregularities” complaint and demand a new hearing at a time that is convenient to you.
  • If they refuse, then your legal rights have been violated and you may have grounds for appeal to a higher court.


When you phone Centrelink, you get a canned voice telling you that the phone call may be recorded for “training and feedback” purposes. Well sometimes, that “feedback” is when it is tendered as evidence in a court by Crown prosecutors!

  1. Just as Centrelink can record your conversation, you can turn the tables and inform Centrelink that since they are recording the phone call, so are you.
  2. Be very sweet and polite, but be firm. Expect the “you can’t do that” response but explain that if one party to a phone conversation has permission to record the phone call, it is “implied permission” for both parties to record the call.
  3. If Centrelink stops recording the call, then you will also stop recording the call.
  4. You can also record your side of the conversation if you are not using a speaker-phone. This way, you at least have a record of what you said to Centrelink during the call.
  5. REMEMBER: BE POLITE, BUT BE ASSERTIVE AT ALL TIMES.  Never be rude as you compromise your legal rights and that is most unwise.
  6. What you are doing when you do this is changing the rules of the game by introducing other statute law rules that constraint Centrelink by forcing a more even-handed and fair approach to the dispute resolution process.


At a tribunal or ARO hearing, if the person you are dealing with gets abusive or is bureaucratically inflexible, YOU can change the rules of the ‘game‘.

As the following extract from Centrelink’s FY 2001-02 Annual Report makes quite clear with the “BALANCED SCORECARD” comment,  the treatment of welfare recipients is LITERALLY perceived by Centrelink’s top management as a game! (Oops! How did that revealingly indiscreet  comment get into this official report to the parliament? Why did 226 federal politicians ignore it?)

Save Money. not lives was apparently Centrelink's motto.

Centrelink annual reports are incredibly detailed but in every report ever published by the DSS and Centrelink the most critical information, i.e. the impact of breaching upon impoverished welfare recipients, was always absent. From Centrelink’s perspective, saving money was far more important than saving lives. In effect, each of these reports is A LIE, because the most crucial information of all, the human impact of Centrelink’s breaching activity was deliberately omitted so that the public could make an informed judgement about the merits of breaching activity.


The administrative appeals tribunals are QUASI-LEGAL systems that are NOT recognized in the Australian Constitution. Their authority is ‘derived’ from the AUTHORITY of the Governor-General, not the constitution and as such, one use of these tribunals is not to uphold your legal rights but to instead deprive you of your legal rights. keep in mind that the High Court’s May 8th 2013 “statutory fiction” decision, DPP (Cwlth) vs. Keating [HCA 20 -2013], was all about tossing out unconstitutional, human rights violating retrospective legislation that the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, had signed in law in 2011.

T.E.A.M. – Together Everyone Achieves More; a balance of power issue.

Here is one simple way to change the rules of the game and it really is a case of Together Everyone Achieves More. If you can arrive at a hearing with a group of friends who are there in an “AMICUS CURIAE” capacity,i,e, friends of the court, the dynamics of the hearing can be dramatically altered with the “balance of power” moving away from Centrelink towards you.

  1. If you have a friend with a mobile phone, ask them to record what you say.
  2. Ask the ARO or tribune if you can record what they say to you. The most likely response is a “NO” that you must respect.
  3. HOWEVER, when speaking and being recorded by your friend, repeat what was said to you so that it recorded  “second-hand”. For example, you could say, “You asked if I have filled in and filed all of the required forms? Yes, I have.”
  4. NEVER answer a question until you understand what you were asked and also be careful to NEVER over-answer the question, e.g. “Yes, I have” is sufficient to truthfully answer the above “filled and filed” question.

HEARING IMPAIRED (or have a hearing impaired friend.)

Hearing impaired people are legally allowed to use ‘Speech to Text’ aids that translate speech into text on a screen. Hearing impaired, my ANDROID mobile phone has a FREE utility that I downloaded from the Android Play Store. It is  called ‘Speech to Text Notepad‘.

  1. This utility translated speech to text and saves the text in a file that can later be printed out.
  2. If you are hearing impaired, or have a friend who is hearing impaired, this utility can legally be used as an hearing impairment aid in helping a person to correctly comprehend and understand the conversation whilst, conveniently for you,  a text file TRANSCRIPT of the conversation is made.
  3. It is odds on that a transcript is being made by the tribunal and this is in itself grounds for you making your own copy.
  4. If the ARO or Tribune objects, the door is wide open to claiming “Procedural  Unfairness”, “Bias” AND, “Disability Discrimination”, which is a matter for the Disability Discrimination Commissioner, and you can immediately request a new review hearing with a more impartial ARO or Tribune.

At the end of the day, people can only jerk you around and violate your legal rights if you let them do so. As the “Teacher warned” newspaper below makes quite clear, I am speaking from years of personal experience. In this particular instance, although I was warned, it was the Regional Director who was replaced once the issue hit the newspapers.

Teacher warnedI also have my very own personal “CONFIDENTIAL” classification issued by the Senate’s legal & Confidential Affairs Committee in November 2005. Since the Senate was trying to hide some where in the region of about 6,000 post breaching fatalities that had occurred since the Howard Government had come to power in March 1996, citing me for “contempt of Parliament” and jailing is not a wise option for the Federal Parliament, especially now that the full scale of this massive lethal humanitarian disaster is starting to become clearer.

A Check on submissions to the Anti-Terrorism Bill #2 Inquiry will show that submission 287 is officially "Not yet available". As this letter reveals, it is secretly classified as confidential.

A Check on submissions to the Anti-Terrorism Bill #2 Inquiry will show that submission 287 is officially “Not yet available”. As this letter reveals, it is secretly classified as confidential.

My personal view on this secret confidential classification, which I expressed in writing to the Hanger Royal Commission, is that the above secret gag is a criminal abuse of lawful authority by the Leg-Con Committee for the express purpose of obstructing and perverting the course of justice.

“Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes number practically zero. But there are millions who want to be civilians”

Those words are from the Rod McKuen anti-war song “Soldiers who want to heroes” (1971?) and they  accurately describe me. ‘Jay‘ thought that I was ‘brave’ by doing what I am doing in these postings but nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Like ‘Jay’, suffered the emotional and physiological trauma of being dumped on and in 1993, after discovering that the safety tests mentioned in last paragraph of the the “teacher warned” news article had been rigged, I resigned and moved out of teaching for 10 years.
  • See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfRDZnt8-MQ for more details.
  • In 2004, after receiving a very frightening death threat, I dropped the Quotagate murders issue for over a year!

So, if you want a hero, please look elsewhere.

If you have read previous postings, then you know that I sign off with the statement “A Christian advocate for justice.” That statement is the key to understanding what motivates and sustains me.


The Bible has a many commonsense statements that any welfare recipient who has been trampled on will appreciate and understand. Consider this statement from Isaiah 10:2,

“Governments make unjust laws to rob the poor of their rights.”

  1. Upon discovering that 15,000 welfare recipients had been convicted of law that did not exist, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott joined forced to put through the retro’ legislation that the High Court booted out on May 8th last year.
  2. Paragraph 51, sub-paragraph xxiiiA requires that the Federal Parliament makes laws for “THE PROVISION” of a welfare allowance but breaching legislation is all about DEPRIVING people of this constitution right.
  3. WORK FOR THE DOLE – the same paragraph makes it unconstitutional to link dole payments to “civil conscription” activities, e.g. Work for the Dole!
  4. Work for the dole pays about $6 per hour but the minimum wage is $17.05 per hour plus other award rates, holiday pay, superannuation etc. It is thus legitimized forced under-award payment employment.
  5. Breaching penalties and  forced labour is not only labour-market-exploitation, it also violates supposedly “inalienable human rights” conventions that Australia has been a signatory to for decades, e.g. Aricle 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which is supposed to guarantee the right to life and security of person.

As a Christian, my obligation is to “Speak up and defend the poor. See that Justice is done.” (proverbs 31, verses 8 & 9.)

  1. Even more blunt is the (paraphrased) statement in Micah, chapter 6, verses 4 – 8, in which God tells his people that he cannot be either flattered or bribed and if people want to worship him, they should get off their butts and see that justice is done.
  2. One of the parables told by Jesus was about a woman who had been denied justice by a corrupt judge. the woman nagged and nagged the judge until, totally exasperated by her nagging, the judge gave her the justice that she was entitled to. The moral of that parable is NEVER EVER GIVE UP and on that note, I leave you with the following cartoon which has deeper significant than first appears.

Commitment_Never give up

Ronald Medlicott – A Christian advocate for justice in Australia.




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Rinehart Syndrome: Beyond Quotagate and Breachgate – a letter to Joe Hockey.

Below is the text of a recent letter to the Australian Treasurer, a man who appears to have a very serious case of Rinehart Syndrome. However, before you read what follows, take the time to watch this YouTube video:


If you are about to be, or are, unemployed, are a Uni’ student, or a pensioner, then I suggest that you watch it because it may just save you a load of Rinehart Syndrome generated grief.

[NOTE: The short link for this posting is http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-ls    ]

Earlier this year I made a submission to the (biased as a bowling ballHanger Royal Commission, pointing out that the root cause of the deaths of 4 ceiling insulation installers was the same as the secretly classified, unreported Quotagate and Breach-gate fatalities. (See recent postings for further details of these preventable deaths.)

It was my contention that the root cause of all of these death was:

[QUOTE] …a culture of reckless indifference by decision makers who were too distant from the human impact of their decisions to know or care about the potentially dangerous consequences of their decisions. [END QUOTE]

In short, politicians, bureaucrats, law enforcement agencies, and the mass media, were totally out of touch with reality and as a direct consequence, people were dying. Joe Hockey recently proved my point by making the totally idiotic claim that “the poor were too poor to drive cars”. Check out this link:


Another out of touch with reality point is that whilst Joe Hockey was the Employment Minister, just like Tony Abbott, he never once reported any of the post breaching fatalities that occurred amongst the unemployed people that he had defrauded by unconstitutionally depriving of a welfare allowance, i.e. “the Dole.”


he and Tony Abbott though it okay to have a senate inquiry, a coroner’s inquest, and even a Royal Commission, into the 4 ‘Roofgate’ fatalities but strangely, the fact that during the Howard Years, the underlying reason why some 7,000 unemployed people committed suicide was of absolutely no importance at all is very strange. I have said it before and I will say it again until there is a public inquiry; these deaths are:

  1. Unreported by the Department of Employment and the Department of Human Services;
  2. Secretly classified by the Legal & Constitutional Affairs Committee in November 2005;
  3. Written of as “irrelevant” by the Employment, Workplace relations & Education Committee;
  4. Ignored by the Environment, Communication & Arts Committee when it conducted the initial ‘Roofgate” inquiry in February 2010;
  5. Not on the Queensland Coroner’s radar when he conducted the ‘Roofgate Inquest in 2013;
  6. Dismissed by the Hanger Royal Commission, despite the fact that the “WHY” question opened the door to very close scrutiny of the estimated 15,000+ fatalities that predated, or occurred in parallel, with the ‘Roofgate’ fatalities;
  7. Most, if not all, can probably  be classified as “Unlawful Killings;
  8. The Federal Police and other “Alphabet Warriors” such as the ACC, ASIO, ACMA, HREOC, OCO and SAPOL don’t want to know about them and in some cases have gone to extreme lengths to avoid investigating this still rising death toll.


Dear Sir,

Re:       Would you please carefully consider the following issues carefully.

(A)       The clear parallels between the 2009-10 ‘Roofgate’ disaster and your federal budget.

(B)       Deficits are a normal, reasonable way of maintaining quality of life or lifestyle.

(C)       Amicus Curiae: The Victorian Coroner vs. Hanger Royal Commission Report.

(D)       The ‘Quotagate’ Information Kit.

Point A: The clear parallels between the ‘Roofgate’ disaster and your Federal Budget.

Despite the ECA Senate Committee’s inquiry (Feb’ 2010), the Queensland Coroner’s inquest in 2013, and the recently completed Hanger Royal Commission inquiry, it is abundantly clear that the Abbott Government has failed to understand that placing fiscal priorities ahead of public safety is no longer a viable political or legal option. Far worse than the manifestly negative humanitarian impact of the now defunct Work Choices legislation, the current Federal Budget is another major national disaster for workers and the nation’s most impoverished citizens! To conjoin and paraphrase key comments from both the Queensland Coroner, Michael Barnes, and the Queensland Attorney-General, Jarrod Bleijie, the Federal Budget isa chaotic, rushed and underdone Federal Government policy” that seriously damages the national economy, destroys jobs, and, worst of all, appears to have been so financially focussed, that in exactly the same manner as the Rudd Government’s ‘Roofgate” disaster, by being so fiscal issues focussed at the expense of public safety, has once more fatally compromised public safety.

Point B: Deficits are a perfectly normal way of maintaining quality of life.

For some inexplicable reason, the Coalition seems to treat budget deficits as though they were a disaster. The reality is that they are a fact of life for almost every household in the nation. Each time I switch on a light or any other mains powered electrical device, I place myself in a deficit situation because I am incurring a debt with my power supplier. Ditto every time I turn on a mains water supply connected tap to wash, cook, or water the garden. My house has a mortgage and is taxed $4 a day just for existing. Non-home owners, other than the homeless or military personnel on deployment, incur a rent deficit. Many expensive household items, e.g. cars, and furniture, are commonly bought on credit. Debt is thus a core component of the national economy and is often crucial in maintaining a personal lifestyle. Properly managed, debt is a major benefit to both personal and national budgets. By sacrificing the nation’s automotive industry, and by seriously downgrading the nation’s education and health systems, the Abbott Government has created massive national voter alarm about just how out of touch with reality it now is.

Point C:          Amicus Curiae: Victorian Coroner vs. Hanger Royal Commission Report.

The deaths of 2 homeless people in Victoria on July 25th only serve to drive home the deplorable focus upon fiscal policy at the expense of public safety.

As I have pointed out to the Victorian Coroner, Justice Ian Gray, in my initial Amicus Curiae submissions, if these 2 young people have died because they had been unconstitutionally deprived of welfare payments and were so impoverished that they were then forced to seek shelter from the winter cold by living in a car,[1] then their deaths are almost certainly Unlawful Deaths rather than deaths by Misadventure, i.e. they were/are probably Manslaughter due to Criminal Negligence.

In a letter dated 18th May 2010, Assistant Secretary Neil Skill stated that “Centrelink did not collect Post Breaching Terminal Outcome statistics.” That statement simply highlights a fact that is evident in every report ever made public by the Department of the Employment, the Commonwealth Employment Service, the Job Network, the Department of Social Security/Human Services and Centrelink. For decades, what the reports of these agencies have done is, in often excruciatingly mundane detail, is emphasize the financial benefits of breaching activities whilst totally excluding any references to the “negative impacts” of this human rights violating, unconstitutional fraud, e.g. evictions, the problems of homelessness and the issue of “survivor sex” that was carefully surveyed and detailed by the Salvation Army in 2003. The most significant statistical “negative impact” that is omitted from ALL of these reports is the post-breaching death toll triggered by breaching activity.

Cross examining Kevin Rudd, Wayne Swan and Peter Garrett at the Hanger Royal Commission was a brilliant political mud-slinging tactic that has the potential to seriously undermine the general public’s confidence in the ALP under Bill Shorten’s leadership. However, a clear legal precedent has now firmly been establishing for a (Victorian) Coroner’s Court to subpoena prime ministers, federal treasurers and any other federal government ministers, past and present, e.g. yourself, to explain why the post-breaching fatalities were never ever mentioned in the tsunami of reports to the Federal Parliament.

On February 12th 2010, Tony Abbott was quick to point the finger at Peter Garrett and make the headline grabbing “industrial manslaughter” comment. The only problem with that was he had the proverbial

“3-fingers pointing backwards” problem in that in his capacity as a former Employment Minister, he had never once reported any of the post-breaching fatalities that had occurred. Considering his key role in ‘Quotagate’, this no surprise as, under criminal laws in New South Wales and South Australia, any of the Quotagate-triggered-fatalities that occurred in these two states are most probably ‘Felony Murders’. [2]

I believe that public awareness of the appallingly large scale of the unreported post-breaching death toll would have provoked a response to the plight of the homeless that may have seen urgently needed aid quickly provided to our nation’s homeless. It is my contention that the mindset that caused the deaths of Matthew Fuller, Mitchel Sweeny, Reuben Barnes and Marcus Wilson, may have thus played a crucial role in the two Ballarat fatalities.

Information to be provided to the inquest will include both my submissions to the Hanger Royal Commission and the Commission’s emailed responses. I shall be submitting this to the inquest in order to demonstrate that the Hanger Royal Commission was brazenly biased in refusing to examine the key role that the official concealment of the post-breaching deaths played in promoting a Culture of Reckless Indifference to the potentially lethal consequences of ideology-driven fiscal policies and practices.

Point D:          The ‘Quotagate’ Information Kit – Holden jobs can still be saved if…

Check my home address using Google’s street view utility; I live just 500 metres east of the doomed General Motors- Holden manufacturing plant at Elizabeth South, a geographic fact that I intend to capitalize upon. The cavalier destruction of Australia’s automotive manufacturing industry is going to have devastating effects upon the lives of those who livelihood has so casually been destroyed by Tony Abbott’s hard-line fiscal policies. I thus have an audience that is far more open to viable solutions to their problem.

  1. Last night, Channel 7 and Channel 9 news broadcasts had a segment in which GM-H officials reportedly stated that they will stay in business until 2017. However, as the reports clearly stated, this may not be possible because component manufacturers may soon be out-of-business.
  2. Apparently. some of the supply chain companies rely on bank financing to operate and their cash-flow is dependent upon having long-term contracts with automotive manufacturers. With the looming closure of these assembly plants, that once reliable source of revenue will disappear and as a direct consequence, the parts needed by assembly plants will not be available and the car manufacturing plants may therefore be forced to shut down much earlier than anticipated.
  3. Did your economic rationalist theories factor in this logical response from (bank) loan account managers who have a statutory Due Diligence obligation to shareholders, not to loan money to any businesses that may not be able to repay loans because the Abbott Government has deliberately undermined the economic viability of our nation’s $7 Billion-a-year car manufacturing industry?
  4. When many thousands of people are forced out of the workforce because of the economic rationalist policies of the Abbott Government, there will be no immediately available replacement jobs for this huge influx of additional jobseekers. Mitsubishi Australia shut down in 2004 but the reality is that 10 years on, many of those who lost their jobs at that time still rely upon a welfare payment as either their primary or sole source of income maintenance.
  5. Fortunately, paragraph 51 (xxiiiA) places a constitutional obligation upon the Abbott Government to provide a welfare payment to these people. (That will cost far more than any manufacturing subsidies!)
  6. What therefore is your projected Estimated Opportunity Cost for the massive spike in welfare payments that will be required to support the people who will shortly be unemployed when our (now unsubsidized) national car manufacturing industry collapses?

The Quotagate Information Kit: A member of the teaching profession since 1971, I intend to use my professional skills to educate soon-to-be-unemployed people. The information kit outlines their constitutional rights, and the no-so-minor fact of the unreported post-breaching fatalities that are:

  1. Secretly classified as “confidential” by the Senate’s Leg-Con Committee;
  2. Twice dismissed as “irrelevant” by the EWRE Committee;
  3. Ignored by the Senate’s ECA Committee;
  4. Repeatedly ignored by the ‘Alphabet Warriors”, e.g. the AFP, ACC, HREOC, OCO, ACMA;
  5. Repeatedly ignored by the apparently extremely biased Hanger Royal Commission.

Initial feedback on the “Burn Notice” video is that it grabs people’s attention.

For a decade, many people have ignored my concerns about the unconstitutional, human rights violating treatment of welfare recipients. However, now that some of these people are about to become your so-called “Dole Bludgers” because of your ideological insensitivity and utter ruthlessness, they are now starting to pay attention.

Unlike Justice Rares comments in his speech to the AGS Law Administrators conference on June 20th 2013, that most Australians do not know their rights because they do not care, I believe that they do not know because they are not taught their constitutional, legal and inalienable human rights!

It should be no surprise that as a teacher and workplace trainer I firmly believe that education is the key to remedying this lack of knowledge. Consequently, before the local factories shut down for Christmas, I intend to insure that there is widespread distribution of the Quotagate Information Kit so that as many people as possible can take time to consider the potential options that can be explored in an effort to maintain their jobs and the economic viability of our nation’s car manufacturing industry.

I am sure you if you watch the enclosed video and read the information in the information kit booklet, that you will be able to determine what many of these soon to be unemployed people may decide is the most viable option for ensuring that they may be able to retain their long-term job security and its associated lifestyle benefits.

STOP PRESS: The “Waivergate” 6 Week Rule Scam. (See page 16 of my first letter to Justice Gray.)

Yesterday afternoon I found the following message had been posted on my Ronald’s space web site:

Hi Ron…. I thought that I would advise your followers here that I did exactly what you mentioned in your previous blog, and I WON….. I persisted and also contacted my federal member of parliament… and all money deducted from me WITHOUT MY PERMISSION OR NOTIFICATION was returned to me….. however, months later, I received an ‘amended’ statement for my tax return for 2012/2103….. for ‘owing’ them money… so I waited for another ‘amended’ statement to wipe that balance back to nothing….. therefore, (don’t yell at me) I didn’t put in a tax return last year…. I was on Centrelink for the whole year so for that financial year they are sitting on $210 of money that I asked them to take as tax from my Newstart Allowance….. This financial year however, I have been working, so I am dreading doing a tax return…. I used to be able to afford an accountant, but this year I will be attempting it myself and they can scratch their own heads at their own figures……. Anywho…. I’ve talked about the 6 week rule to a lot of people on facebook and I’ve offered help to some…. THANK YOU again for this blog…. if it wasn’t for you, they would have $8000 of my money that they didn’t deserve…..

Hugs, Carolyn

This is one very happy former victim of the Waivergate Scam who used the information that I had posted on my web site and successfully fought this truly scandalous fraud. I shall shortly be providing the Queensland Coroner, Michael Barnes, with the details of a victim who did NOT survive this brutal scam.

Yours truly,

Ronald Medlicott – A Christian advocate for Justice in Australia.

FOOTNOTES in the letter:

[1] Yes, the poor do own cars! They use them to transport grand-children or even as emergency accommodation.

Now retired and thus having much more time to both care for my 91 year-old mother and to also provide assistance to our adult children, our grand-parenting responsibilities mean that my wife and I now travel much more than when I worked full-time. You are so out-of-touch with the lifestyles of the retired and the unemployed that your lack of real-world knowledge of the practical consequences of your ideology driven decisions is mind-bogglingly infuriating!

[2] The ‘Breach-gate’ fatalities that you also never reported to the Federal Parliament may also be Unlawful Killings.



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QUOTAGATE and BREACHGATE: The Howard Government’s “confidential” AND “irrelevant” WELFARE PENALTIES PROGRAMS TRIGGERED deaths.

 If you have just seen the BURN NOTICE video at:


then you should read this publication which contains documents and news reports that provide a look at Australia’s appallingly deadly human rights violations. (If you have not seen the BURN NOTICE video, do so right now.)

With a probable death toll of over 2,600 victims,Quotagate is Australia’s worst case of systemic fraud and mass murder. The scale of this senseless slaughter can be seen when compared 2 other acts of ruthless terrorism:

Flight MF 17              “9/11”                “Quotagate.”

      298                         2,977*                     2,631*

( *Estimated death toll figure as the exact number is unknown.)

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Aaron Anderson was the Queensland lawyer who represented the families of Matthew Fuller and Reuben Barnes at the Hanger Royal Commission’s inquiry into the fatal Home Improvement Program. In paragraphs 6.140 and 6.141, he used official testimony at the inquiry to zero in  on the fatal flaw in the Home Improvement Scheme, i.e. the lack of adequate risk assessment.

  1. In FY 2000-01, Centrelink was breaching financially impoverished people at the rate of approximately 3 per minute! 
  2. About 1 in 5 of the people had a mental health problem according to official published mental health reports that were available at that time.
  3. The obvious question then is, what risk assessments was Centrelink using BEFORE and AFTER welfare penalties were imposed?
  4. The Howard Government was so busy applying the lucrative PIT penalties at the rate of approximately 3 per minute that there were absolutely no HUMAN IMPACT risk assessment processes in place.
  5. It was basically a case of “SOUND ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT could be ‘achieved’ by depriving at-risk people of their only financial means of support and to hell with inconvenient “Human Imppact” issues like fatalities, homelessness, et cetera!

 Once you understand that no risk assessment procedures were in place, (by appropriately qualified mental health persons or sociologists),  then you can perhaps understand why NOT ONE of the post breaching  fatalities was ever “collected” by Centrelink or reported by Tony Abbott, Jocelyn Newman and Amanda Vanstone to the Federal Parliament. In effect, Centrelink was far too busy saving money for the Howard Government by defrauding welfare recipients of their CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to a welfare benefit to have even a split second of time for the far more important task of actually saving lives instead of placing them at risk!

THE ANDERSON EXTRACT: ==============================================================

6.160 In his evidence, Andrew Wilson highlighted the need for effective reporting lines to Ministers on issues of risk.

“MR HOWE: Yes. And just on this question of the rollout date of 1 July 2009, if it hademerged that that was not achievable in a way that satisfactorily accommodated a risk ofinjury or death, it would have been the responsibility of a number of senior public servants to have drawn that fact to the attention of relevant Ministers; wouldn’t it?

 THE WITNESS: It would have been the responsibility of the Department of Environment todraw it to the attention of their Minister, but it would also have been the responsibility of the Department to draw it to the broader public service community, ourselves included in the Office of the Coordinator General, because if you got to a situation where, as the responsible area, you felt that you were not going to be able to deliver a key plank of the government’s economic stimulus package, it would have flow-on effects to the Departmentof Finance and the Department of – and the Treasury, so you would need to inform a broad range of people within the bureaucracy, but the first port – the first point of call would be your Minister, to inform them that it is not possible to – these are the issues that we face,these are the risks that we face, we need to discuss and analyse whether or not you can actually achieve the date that the government has given you.

 MR HOWE: And it might seem obvious, but in fact, Minister Garrett, Parliamentary Secretary Arbib, and the Prime Minister would have needed to be informed.

 THE WITNESS: That’s correct. Yes.”

 6.161   “It is clear by the evidence given by Mark Arbib, Peter Garrett and Kevin Rudd that critical information in relation to the risks of death or serious injury to installers arising out of the performance of work under the HIP was not brought to their attention[1]”.


Centrelink Annual Report , 2011 -12: Risk Management (Page 22)

In 2011–12 the department continued to refine its risk management approach. A new Risk Management Policy, which forms the foundation for effective risk management in the department, was endorsed by the Executive Committee. The policy outlines the key elements for identifying and managing risks. It ensures consistency with best practice and the risk management international standard AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk Management: Principles and Guidelines. Assessing, treating and monitoring risks are integral to our planning and decision‑making processes.

Risks are managed at two levels—strategic and operational. During development of the new Strategic Plan, strategic risks were identified and as part of the department’s business planning cycle, operational risks were developed. Senior executive staff manage these risks. These arrangements ensure the department maximises opportunities and minimises uncertainty. In 2011–12 a department‑wide escalation coordination approach was also introduced to advise internal stakeholders about emerging areas of risk.


In March 2012 the department participated in the annual Comcover Risk Management Benchmarking Program. The department was awarded a 6 per cent discount (out of a possible 10 per cent) on the 2012–13 insurance premium. This resulted in approximately $419 577 in savings.


  1. Centrelink is accountable to the Minister for HUMAN SERVICES. Logically, Centrelink management would put their primary focus upon the HUMAN IMPACT of their policies and practices.
  2. However, Centrelink management clearly make EXACTLY the same mistake that the Department of Environment bureaucrats did with the Home Improvement Program, aka “Roofgate”.
  3. They have placed their focus upon internal organizational financial risk management instead of the core issue that they are paid to provide a RISK FREE service to extremely vulnerable, ‘AT-RISK’ people.
  4. How many of Centrelink’s clients are impoverished, with an income below the poverty line?
  5. How many are functionally illiterate?
  6. How many are known to suffer mental health problems?
  7. How many fit in to 2 or more ‘AT-RISK’ categories?

These questions provide the basis for PRIMARY RISK MANAGEMENT, with financial considerations a very distant second. With such SLOPPY HUMAN IMPACT RISK MANAGEMENT, is it really any surprise that the Quotagate fatalities are  (still) unreported to the Federal Parliament by senior public servants, e.g. Centrelink’s management team. They are also:

  1. Secretly classified as “confidential” by the Howard Government’s Leg-Con Committee. (Anti-Terrorism Bill#2 legislation – November 2005)
  2. NOTE: To view and/or print each document separately, double click a document and it will open in a new page. Use the <=  to then click back to this posting.)
  3. Officially "Not yet available" this submission is secretly classified as confidential in order to hide breaching fraud and fatalities.

    Officially “Not yet available” this submission is secretly classified as confidential in order to hide breaching fraud and fatalities.

AARON ANDERSON’s comment above is repeated  here to specifically contrast the above “Centrelink does not collect…” statement with the Rudd Government’s fatal (Rinehart Syndrome) blunders.

“It is clear by the evidence given by Mark Arbib, Peter Garrett and Kevin Rudd that critical information in relation to the risks of death or serious injury to installers arising out of the performance of work under the HIP was not brought to their attention

  1. 3 months after being secretly classified as “confidential” by the Leg-Con Committee, the Quotagate and “Breach-gate” deaths were dismissed by the Howard Government’s Work Choices Committee as “irrelevant”.
  2. Given that the deaths violated numerous federal, state and/or territory laws, is it any surprise that those people most responsible for thousands of preventable fatalities desperately wanted to fob me off and to  “regard this matter as closed”?
  3. EWRE irelevant doc

    Another "don't copy, don't distribute" Senate gag intended to prevent the general public from finding out about the death toll caused by the Howard Government's illegal Breaching performance Indicator target Quotas.

    Another “don’t copy, don’t distribute” Senate gag intended to prevent the general public from finding out about the death toll caused by the Howard Government’s illegal Breaching performance Indicator target Quotas.

  4. Term of Reference #3 for the ECA Committee’s inquiry into the Roofgate Disaster was a muck raking “Any other matters.” This backfired on the Coalition because it opened the door to the secretly classified death toll from the Howard Government’s illegal enforcement of unconstitutional breaching quotas! in order to maintain the secrecy about the Quotagate killings, the ECA Inquiry rejected my submission and kindly provided me with yet another, ‘don’t copy, don’t distribute’ Senate suppression order.

Each of the above Australian Senate committees was misusing its lawful authority to conceal the death toll caused by the unconstitutional breaching penalties, a death toll that may exceed 15,000 in number over a period of almost 30 years.

  1. MALFEASANCE: They all abused their lawful authority to cover up the Howard Government’s illegal use of breaching quotas and the death toll caused by that outrageous criminal abuse of lawful authority.
  2. The death toll was also totally ignored by the “Alphabet Warriors”, e.g. the AFP, ACC, ACMA, ASIO  and other agencies with law enforcement powers. All had constitutional and statutory obligations to take action to prevent further lose of life by conducting criminal investigations into the Quotagate and Breach-gate fatalities.
  3. It’s only dole bludgers so who give a stuff about how many die! Was that their amoral, sociopathic logic?)AFP refusal to investigate Perksgate email
  4. The AFP was working in partnership WITH Centrelink to catch welfare fraudsters but refused to investigate fraud BY Centrelink . I believe that's what is known as nemo iudex in causa sua, i.e. protecting your own patch.

    The AFP was working in partnership WITH Centrelink to catch welfare fraudsters but refused to investigate fraud BY Centrelink . I believe that’s what is known as nemo iudex in causa sua, i.e. protecting your own patch.

    Letter from the  Ombudsman's Office re High Court challenge to Centrelink breaching.11-05-10 ACC refusalEvery agency contacted has had a seemingly valid excuse, at least to themselves, for ignoring the unconstitutional, ruthless, human rights violation of welfare recipients. The reality is that no democratically elected government in Australia has the legal right to engage in activities that deliberately endanger or kill vulnerable, at-risk Aussie Battlers!

  5. Ignored by the mass media as being too unimportant to report. In point of fact, News Ltd newspapers have actively encouraged the vilification of the poor and totally disregarded the fact that Breaching legislation and Work for the Dole laws are UNCONSTITUTIONAL!AAAAA15 Penberty article“The first bludger uprising” the world has ever seen? This is UTTER GARBAGE! Riots by the poor and down trodden minorities have been a major problem for governments throughout recorded history. The Rome Colosseum was built mainly as a means to distract Rome’s poor whom the rich feared would riot. The French and American Revolutions were also about those on the receiving end of injustice and greed fighting for a fair go. I am sure that most Australians also know why the Eureka Stockade revolt occurred, i.e.the Victorian Government  exploited gold miners who then (literally) fought for a fair go!

 The editor of the Sunday Mail newspaper in Adelaide, David Penberthy’s concept of “humanitarian ” is to sink the boot into the victims of political policies that leave impoverished people in appallingly desperate straits.

How does he justify the fact that he has never once pointed out to his readers the unconstitutional, human rights violating laws that have resulted in the deaths of so many welfare recipients? The answer is that he does not justify his biased, partisan actions because they cannot be justified. 27-714 Work 4 Dole 4 all(2)It does not matter what warm and fuzzy rationalizations are used by Tony  Abbott and his Government to justify the Work for the Dole policy, for it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Paragraph 51 (xxiiiA) of the Australian Constitution specifically prohibits the Federal Parliament from making laws that link welfare payments to the payment of welfare benefits. The constitution clearly states that it is the responsibility of the Federal Parliament to make laws for:

The provision of maternity allowances, widows’ pensions, child endowment, unemployment, pharmaceutical, sickness and benefits, medical and dental services (but not so as to authorize any form of civil conscription), benefits to students and family allowances:


(a) “THE PROVISION OF…” Check any dictionary and you will find that “provision” is a word that means “to PROVIDE”. Welfare penalties that turn off the dole are unconstitutional because the obligation upon the Federal Parliament is to PROVIDE welfare benefits to the needy. (ACCC vs TPG -HCA 54, [2013] ) the  “Dominant Message” is a High Court Decision that may prove to be useful in sorting out what “PROVISION” means in the constitution.)

  • Breaching and ‘compliance failure’ penalties are about violating this constitutional obligation for the express purpose of deliberately DEPRIVING welfare recipients of a welfare benefit.

(b) THE PHRASE IN BRACKETS:- (but not so as to authorize any form of civil conscription).

  • Yes, the brackets are actually in the constitution!
  • This is a significant constitutional constraint  that was placed in the constitution by Australians in 1946 in the hope that it would bring an end to the ruthless exploitation of the nation’s unemployed by political parties and unscrupulous employers.
  • Work for the Dole is about being forced to work for $6 an hour when Australia’s minimum wage, (today) is just over $17 per hour.
  • There is no sick pay, holiday pay, long service leave or severance pay entitlements.
  • Just a far-below-minimum-award-rates slave wage that is close to Gina Rinehart’s infamous belief that that “workers are happy to work for $2 a day!
  • (Does Ms Rinehart work for that level of income or is $600 per second closer to the mark?)

Anyone who supports the unconstitutional, exploitative $6 a day Work for the Dole wage is obviously also prepared to work for the same wage?

Pigs ribs they are! most people would scream blue murder at being FORCED to work for $6 an hour; so how come so many of these same people think that Work for the Dole is a good idea? Can anyone visualize either David Penberthy or the News Ltd national political editor, Samantha Maiden, working for $6 an hour?

  • 100,000 unconstitutionally have dole cut off.

    100,000 unconstitutionally have dole cut off.

Note the statement in the 3rd paragraph that “breaches include failing to attend Work for the Dole appointments.” The sick reality is that Work for the Dole ‘compliance failures’ are used as an excuse to deprive people of a welfare allowance. What you actually have are not 2, but 3 deliberate violations of the constitutional rights of the unemployed.

  • The 3rd violation of constitutional rights comes from paragraph 75 (iii) of the Australian Constitution which states that the Jurisdiction of the High Court includes:
  • “75. In all matters–  (iii) In which the Commonwealth, or a person suing or being sued on behalf of the Commonwealth, is a party:”
  • Breaching  (now called “Compliance Failure Penalties”) is about accusing welfare recipients of breach of Contract, which is constitutionally a matter for the courts, and unfairly and unconstitutionally having PUBLIC SERVANTS with no legal qualifications make a decision that very conveniently puts a BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR into the Federal Government’s coffers.
  • Quite clearly the was, and still is, a massive financial incentive for political parties to ignore the humanitarian impact of the unconstitutional legislation, which brings us to  the infamy of the QUOTAGATE FRAUD.


The media release below provides insight into the Quotagate Fraud, i.e. the Howard Government’s illegal abuse of the unconstitutional Breaching laws. by enforcing the “Performance Indicator Targets” the Howard Government was able to “ramp up the volume” on the number of welfare recipients who were illegally deprived of a welfare allowance.

Centrelink staff risked their jobs to expose this fraud, but the mass media AND the labour Party both moved quickly to bury this political scandal.

Centrelink staff risked their jobs to expose this fraud, but the mass media AND the labour Party both moved quickly to bury this political scandal.

As you can see from the extract below from a Centrelink annual report, the “balanced scorecard” of so-called savings was staggering, almost a billion dollars a year was raised by deliberately defrauding welfare recipients.


DSS and Centrelink annual reports are big on "Scorecard" savings but are also TOTALLY DEVOID of any reports about the humanitarian consequences caused by those savings. The absence of this data from these reports to parliament makes it quite clear that the bureaucrats responsible for these reports, KNEW what they were hiding from the parliament and the public.

DSS and Centrelink annual reports are big on “Scorecard” savings but are also TOTALLY DEVOID of any reports about the humanitarian consequences caused by those savings. The absence of this data from these reports to parliament makes it quite clear that the bureaucrats responsible for these reports, KNEW what they were hiding from the parliament and the public.

What is missing from this “balanced scorecard” of so-called “Savings” was the even more staggering death toll that Centrelink, and the Howard Government, hid by the simple process set out below:


In just one simple statement, Assistant Secretary Neil Skill explains how post-breaching fatalities have been kept from the public for decades, i.e. they did not bother to "collect" this data.

In just one simple statement, Assistant Secretary Neil Skill explains how post-breaching fatalities have been kept from the public for decades, i.e. they did not bother to “collect” this data.

The Independent Pearce Inquiry was set up by welfare agencies after they were overwhelmed by a tsunami of desperate welfare recipients seeking a means of surviving the Howard Government’s illegal misuse of th unconstitutional breaching legislation.


Centrelinh whistle blowers testified at the Independent Pearce Inquiry in to the impact of ther Howard Government's breaching tsunami that they were ebing forced to meet breaching quotas. Since the quotas were illegal, Senator Vanstone denied there use but the statistics tell the true story, i.e. 346,078 breaches in FY 2000-01.

Centrelink whistle blowers testified at the Independent Pearce Inquiry in to the impact of the Howard Government’s breaching tsunami that they were being forced to meet breaching quotas. Since the quotas were illegal, Senator Vanstone denied there use but the statistics tell the true story, i.e. 346,078 breaches in FY 2000-01.

“I’ve been on the number of breach decisions.”   Lets just have a quick look at that statement by Senator Amanda Vanstone:

  1. “Breaching” was, and still is, an unconstitutional activity.
  2. “…advised by Centrelink management that were no explicit or implicit targets “.  REMEMBER, this is the same management team that had for 20 years never bothered to “collect” and report the death toll caused by the unconstitutional breaching legislation.
  3. Between 1st July 2000 and 30th June 2002, more than 600,00 times, impoverished welfare recipients were denied their constitutional rights and Centrelink (on behalf of the Federal Government) raked in a mind bogglingly massive $1,623,400,000

BREACHING was literally: “The targeted, deliberate removal of the only means of support from emotionally fragile and/or financially impoverished people who had no other means of support in meeting their most basic costs of living.”

When you stop hundreds of thousands of vulnerable, impoverished people from meeting their most basic costs of living FOR 3 MONTHS, is it really any great surprise that you have a death toll measured in the thousands?

Is it also any great surprise that those responsible for this massive, deliberately created, death toll would leave no stone unturned in deliberately concealing and denying any knowledge of this death toll?


Who’s Who?
Gang leader:        John Howard.
Bag-man:              Peter Costello
‘Hit’ team:            Tony Abbott
                                 Jocelyn Newman
                                 Amanda Vanstone.
The victims:        750,000 impoverished welfare recipients.

The Breach-gate Gang: Their actions do speak louder than their words.

  1. Virtually every member of the Australian Federal Parliament for the last 30 years!
  2. In 2011, the voted for the retrospective legislation that the High Court kicked on May 8th 2013 citing it as “statutory fiction.”
  3. Almost a year ago, at 10.30 AM on the 31st August 2013, I spoke with Senator Xenophon and asked him about both the High Court’s “statutory fiction” decision and why he had done nothing about exposing the secret confident classification of the Quotagate fatalities. I am still waiting for him to take action!

    Senator Xenophon under guard before being classified as a terrorist and being  deported by Malaysia.

    Senator Xenophon under guard before being classified as a terrorist and being deported by Malaysia.

  4. No matter how ‘concerned’ and ‘caring’ our federal politicians may sound, their actions with the “Jail-gate “statutory fiction’ cover-up clearly reveals that when push comes to shove, violating the legal, constitutional and fundamental human rights of Australia’s disadvantaged is as easy as breathing!

The Breach-gate Fatalities.

The precise number is currently unknown but there are perhaps as many as 15,000 suicides from breaching with a similar or even larger number of deaths from other causes.

Justice Moynihan’s Manifest Ostensible Bias decision.

Ignoring the appalling human impact of Quotagate is not an option because “Equality before the Law” is both constitutional responsibility that you and I must uphold and a basic human right for the victims of these crimes. If politicians can make up rules that exempt themselves from our system of justice, then there is no justice!

If the Quotagate gang are not held accountable in a court of law for their unlawful actions, i.e. the breaching quota fraud, the human rights violations and the flow-on fatalities, then anyone convicted of causing an unlawful death could argue “Procedural Unfairness due to Manifest Ostensible Bias”.

Does anyone really want our nation’s jails emptied of violent killers? Ignoring the lethal consequences of Quotagate could become an Ostensible Bias battering ram, i.e. the legal grounds for Exculpation, that smash open the gates of every prison in the nation!

  1. Although 87 of Queensland’s ‘Dr Death’ patients died and another 106 allegedly required major corective surgery, today Dr. Patel is a free man. Jayant_patelWhat worked for him could also work for those responsible for the Snowtown ‘Bodies in the Bank’ murders or the Truro Murders.
  2. If Peter Cowan and Gerard Baden-Clay are to remain accountable for their alleged crimes, then those people responsible for the alleged QUOTAGATE triggered deaths of welfare recipients, i.e. the QUOTAGATE GANG, must also be held equally accountable in a court of law.
  3. The reality is that if we turn a blind eye to the Quotagate and Breach-gate fatalities, then we are turning a blind eye to the Australian Constitution which, in paragraph 5,  clearly states that “the law is binding on the people.”
  4. The Federal Police excuse about not investigating Quotagate, Travelgate or Perksgate because of “government protocols’ is simply legal DIARRHOEA that just makes a total joke out of our nation’s criminal justice system!

Do we really want a criminal justice court system that has no option but to open every cell door of every jail in the nation, simply because the “Alphabet Warriors’ and self-serving public servants have put their own agendas ahead of either upholding the Law or doing their job properly?

No police office or any other person with law enforcement or investigative powers has the right to refuse to uphold the constitution and the law. When I say “no person” I include the highest office in the land. Quentin BryceIn September 2009, Quentin Bryce knew about Quotagate and kept her mouth shut instead of using her position as the Head of State to demand an inquiry into this fraud and its associated death toll. just DAYS later, as a direct consequence of her silence, the Roofgate Disaster claimed its first victims, i.e. Matthew Fuller and a co-worker who received horrific burns. Nice one DAME Bryce. Are you as proud of your silence as your are of being elevated to the Peerage?

The Queen's Vice-Regal representative in Australia does not wish to accept responsibility for the Australian Government laws that regulate the mass media. Laws that failed to protect Jacintha Saldanha from an illegally recorded phone call.

The Queen’s Vice-Regal representative in Australia does not wish to accept responsibility for the Australian Government laws that regulate the mass media. Laws that failed to protect Jacintha Saldanha from an illegally recorded phone call.

Fast forward 3 years and Quentin Bryce was still trying to avoid responsibity for her actions. Just 3 months and 1 week after this letter was written, the High Court turfed the “statutory fiction” diarrhoea retro legislation that she had had signed into law.

Make no mistake! Idiots do not become the Governor-General. Quentin Bryce was a highly qualified and experienced lawyer and she therefore knew precisely what she was doing when she decided to say and do nothing about the Quotagate and Breach-gate fatalities.

The death of Matthew Fuller was an unexpected consequence of Quentin Bryce’s decision to stay silent. Unfortunately, it was to simply be be the first of many more deaths!Sunday Mail Matt Fuller fatality report

If we put power, position, wealth or prestige ahead of constitutional law, then we have no law. It is as simple as that.

Canberra Killers Club

If we refuse to hold these people accountable for the Quotagate and Breach-gate fatalities, the lesson from the proposed Work for the Dole scheme is that the rate at which human rights abuses and their contempt for the people of Australia will only get worse.


Centrelink 10 a day prosecutions             10 people prosecuted every day; many for a law that did not exist!

In FY 2005-06, the Howard Government spent S10 MILLION of taxpayers money promoting this advertisement. At the same time John Howard and his team of cabinet Ministers were defrauding welfare recipients and concealing the fatalities triggered by this fraud.


  1. Why have the Federal Police repeatedly refused to investigate Quotagate, Travelgate, Perksgate and the Breach-gate crimes? Was it because of a secret ‘dirty deal’ with the Howard Government?
  2. Why has ASIO stayed silent about the Quotagate fatalities. They have known about them for AT LEAST the last 8 years?
  3. Was ASIO hoping to do a similar dirty deal that which the AFP had apparently secretly brokered with the Howard Government?
  4. Was ASIO delayed by the Kevin 07 election win and thus has had to wait for a Coalition win before ‘asking’ (blackmailing?) the Abbott Government in to give ASIO the power to secretly hack into our home computers?
  5. Why have so many other government agencies adopted a hands-off policy when issues involving alleged corruption by federal politicians pop up?

The ACMA does not investigate alleged offenders      Author:  Rochelle Zurnamer – Manager, the ACMA Broadcasting Investigations Unit. Correspondence 1st November 2011 (re ACMA Report 2780.) Since when did the ACMA have the legal or constitutional power to REFUSE to investigate politicians?


Justice Steven Rares speaking at the AGS Law Administrators Conference Canberra. June 2013. (LEGALITY, RIGHTS AND STATUTORY INTERPRETATION, Paragraph 30.)

The principal means by which liberty can be eroded today in Australia is by a law enacted by the Parliament or by its delegated legislative power or by a State or Territory law.

Look – Listen – Believe – Think – Act.

  1. ACT – Start by sharing this web link and the YouTube video link below with your friends.
  2. Link this web page to your Facebook page.
  3. Ask your friends to also share the links on their Facebook pages.
    Do you have a TWITTER account? Then spread the word.
  4. Act now – Demand an investigate of Quotagate and the Breach-gate fatalities before more people die.The link below is a Facebook page about a young HOMELESS couple who died last Friday whilst trying to keep warm by burning a small butane gas heater in their car.
  7. https://www.facebook.com/notes/andrew-heslop-social-entrepreneur-commentator-community-advocate/the-hidden-tragedy-of-homelessness/807292845967767

As I stated earlier in this publication, at least half, possibly more of the breaching triggered fatalities are NOT SUICIDES. Homelessness kills just as effectively as a gun, a knife, jumping of a cliff or slamming a car into a tree at high speed.

We have to restore sanity in our system of government because the only other option is the madness of a self-centred ‘dog-eat dog’ society in which the strong like Gina Rinehart and powerful commercial interests exploit the weak for everything that they can get.

Instead of a giving the poor a “fair go”, somehow, as a society, we have allowed those we elected to run the country  to turn the poor into “fair game.”

Aussie Diggers did not fight and die so that corrupt politicians and greedy corporations could exploit our nation’s poor as cheap labour. the fought and died so that their children and grand-children might have a life of dignity and respect if they fell into hard times.

Lawson Glassop “We were the rats”, page 256.                                                                      3rd Edition Horwitz Publications (1965)

We need to far more than rock up at an ANZAC parade on the 25th April

“It was. I had said. our heritage. This was our world. We could not help what it was like. But by God we would take it as it was, as it had been left to us. and some day. Perhaps, we would ‘shatter it to bits and then remould it nearer to our heart’s desire.” (sic)

Every day, we must honour our Diggers by ensuring that what they fought and died for lives on so that our children may reap the reward of their sacrifice.000 William Whitford Cropped picture(Least we Forget – Bill Whitford joined up when he was just 17 years old. )

Sadly, like the victims of the “9/11″ terrorist attack, the Bali bombings, and the destruction of Flight MH 17, through no fault of their own, far too many of our fellow Australians have become “dead meat.”

Why is Quotagate the worse case of fraud of mass murder in our nation’s history? Because, like the Stolen Generations’  and the appalling, decades long, sexual abuse of children of in foster care, it is a massive humanitarian disaster that we allowed to happen because we chose not to know about it or to care about it.

We murdered our nation’s real Aussie Battlers with our indifference!

Ronald Medlicott – A Christian advocate for Justice in Australia.


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The QUOTAGATE Saga continues. Systemic Jury Pool Tampering in the Adelaide Courts; the ‘bumping-off’ of Juror #157.

On May 2nd 2014, just 4 hours after being sworn-in as a Juror in the Adelaide Court jury pool, Juror #157 was ‘bumped-off’ by Sheriff Stokes in what may have been yet another deliberate attempt to conceal QUOTAGATE, the worst case of politically driven systemic fraud and mass murder in Australia’s history.

The logic used by the Sheriff of South Australia, Mark Stokes, through his deputy Matthew, for ‘bumping-off’ Juror #157 from the jury pool was that the WordPress publication posted by this juror at http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-ka (i.e. the last posting in Ronald’s space,) had allegedly violated the South Australian Criminal Law Consolidation Act because it contained the statement “A juror’s verdict: The Hanger Royal Commission is more biased than the Morris Commission was and needs to be shut down”.

[NOTE: the short link URL for this posting is:- http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-km ]

  1. According to Sheriff Stokes, allegedly revealing that the author was a Juror in the Adelaide Courts jury pool was unlawful and was consequently he had legal grounds for expelling Juror #157 from the jury pool.
  2. Interesting, a quick check on the Internet revealed that it is not unusual for people to reveal that they are jurors and therefore the crucial question is, what was Sheriff Stokes’ real motive in ‘bumping-off’ Juror #157?


If Juror #157 had violated the law, then Sheriff Stokes’ legal responsibility was to uphold the Law according to both the Australian Constitution and Due Process of Law (see my comments below), i.e. he should have referred this allegedly unlawful activity to the cops for investigation but he didn’t do this.

  1. In theory, jurors who are accused of violating the law are subject to precisely the same Due Process of Law as anyone else.
  2. However, in practice ,Sheriff Stokes used the Kangaroo Court method of dispensing justice, i.e. You’re guilty because I say you are.
  3. Sheriff Stokes literally took the law into his own hands by ignoring Procedural Fairness, etc and “convicted” Juror 157 of this alleged crime.
  4. The arbitrary sentence then imposed was expulsion from the Adelaide Courts jury pool.
  5. Had Juror 157 been reported to the police, the inalienable legal right of the Presumption of Innocence that Juror #157 was entitled too would probably have allowed Juror #157 to continue to fulfill his duties in the jury pool until such time as the matter was put before a judge for a determination, i.e. in about 6 months time!

The primary purpose of the Justice System is to protect the innocent.

  • IN THEORY, The primary purpose of the Justice System is to protect the innocent because anyone can accuse you of a crime and the function of the Justice System is to ensure that innocent people are not wrongly penalized.
  • In this instance, the basic legal principles of Transparency, Procedural Fairness, Due Process of Law and The Presumption of Innocence were conspicuously absence in the sacking of Juror 157 and in their place was what appears to be a blatant attempt to obstruct and pervert the course of justice by replacing these principles with arbitrary decision making.
  • For insight into these principles mean, check out what a former South Australian lawyer turned federal politician has to say about their importance in our supposedly democratic society.

Senator Penny Wong and “Due Process of Law”.

Senator Penny Wong unwittingly totaled Federal Agent Pearce's excuses for not investigating Perksgate.

Senator Penny Wong unwittingly also totaled Federal Agent Pearce’s pathetic excuses for not investigating Perksgate.

Sheriff Stokes’ action in getting rid of Juror 157 makes a total farce out of Senator Penny Wong’s very passionately spoken comments on the ABC’s AM program about the importance of ensuring Procedural Fairness and Due Process of Law which is, constitutionally, the responsibility of the courts, not Kangaroo Court sheriffs. Senator Penny Wong’s interview provides a valid basis for evaluating Sheriff Stokes’ decision not to have Juror #157 investigated for allegedly violating the South Australian Criminal Caw Consolidation Act.

The source of the interview below is an ABC Radio AM segment which was broadcast at about 7.10am (EST) on 11-05-12: (The ABC’s online file is bst_20120511-0710.mp3)


 (Senator Wong:)

“… there are allegations made against members of parliament, made against individuals in our community … and the appropriate way to deal with those is to allow the courts to deal with them. Now, I’ve spoken about this for a long time, including on the ABC. When I’m asked about a number of things which are in the public arena, for example in the Fair Work Australia Report, I’ve said, if those allegations are correct, they are manifestly inappropriate. Manifestly! But politicians are not judge and jury when it comes to these matters, and there’s a very good reason for that. Because we have a system that is about the separation of powers and is about proper process when it comes to these and Anthony (Albanese) was making that point.” (Note: My underlining of the text.)

 (ABC Presenter: “Are the gloves now off?”)

(Senator Wong:)

“Well, we have said, very clearly, we believe that the Parliament should respect the processes of our courts; the processes which exist for very sound reasons. Regrettably, that’s not the way the Opposition, on this issue, are approaching it.”

  1. So why did Sheriff Stokes become …“judge and jury” and expel me from the jury pool in a process that was neither transparent nor respected the processes that Senator Wong spoke about when she was defending Craig Thomson?
  2. Could it be that like the Hanger Royal Commission, the last thing that Sheriff Stokes wanted was to have me discussing my relevant “life experiences” about QUOTAGATE?
  3. These days, QUOTAGATE is about the Howard Government’s secret classification of the “confidential”, unreported Performance Indicator Targets (PIT) fatalities that preceded the 4 ‘Roofgate’ deaths?
  4. The QUOTAGATE fatalities include the deaths that Centrelink’s Assistant Secretary, Neil Skill, admitted had never been “collected” and therefore had never been reported in either annual reports or quarterly public accountability reports to the Federal Parliament.
  5. The QUOTAGATE fatalities are currently secretly classified as both “not relevant” and “confidential” by the Federal Parliament.
  6. That comes as no  surprise, for they, like the deaths of Matthew Fuller, Marcus Wilson, Reuben Barnes and Mitchell Sweeney, all unlawful killings caused by federal politicians who put financial considerations ahead of public safety.
  7. With a 1 in 4 chance that other jurors had previously been, or currently are, welfare recipients, the idea of my discussing the refusal of the Federal Police (and SAPOL) to investigate these (allegedly) unlawful deaths with other jury pool members may well have been far beyond what Sheriff Stokes was politically prepared to tolerate in his jury pool?

TAKE NOTE The official refusals by the Federal Police to investigate Quotagate, and other frauds, on the spurious grounds that they were/are public knowledge and therefore did not need to be investigated, throws the door wide open to anyone accused of major fraud, misrepresentation, public endangerment, manslaughter or even murder, e.g. those convicted of the “Bodies in the Barrels” murders, possibly being able to seek to have their charges/convictions annulled on the legal grounds of Manifest Ostensible Bias!

 Manifest Ostensible Bias. Leck vs Morris; Keating vs Morris. 1st September 2005.

For a jurors in a murder trial, the deaths that the Federal Police refused to investigate, citing such spurious excuses as “gravity/sensitivity”, and “current “case load” , et cetera may constitute legal grounds for citing Manifest Ostensible Bias and thus may be compulsory grounds for acquitting the defendant(s) because of a legal precedent in the Queensland Supreme Court: Justice Moynihan, Leck vs Morris; Keating vs Morris. (The findings were handed down on 1st September 2005.)

This a decision has as yet untapped ramifications, especially once accused persons facing serious criminal charges get their hands on copies of the (currently classified as confidential) AFP refusals to investigate numerous alleged criminal activities within the Federal Parliament such as Travelgate, Perksgate and Quotagate.

  • The really good news for these peoples is that all but one of my email communications to/from the Hanger Royal Commission are, at the present time, still unclassified.

The Hanger Royal Commission may also be deliberately obstructing justice.

  1. It is my ‘ordinary, reasonable person’ opinion, the primary role currently being played by the Hanger Royal Commission is the concealment of the Quotagate fatalities and other DSS and Centrelink triggered fatalities.
  2. The Hanger Commission is flatly refusing to consider these fatalities, many of which may be major crimes, and therefore I believe that this Commission of Inquiry needs to be the focal point of an intensive investigation to determine why .
  3. Surely, if the deaths of 4 ceiling insulation installers was enough to finally have the ceiling insulation installation program (Roofgate) re-coded from “Green” to “Yellow”, then a valid question to ask is just how many deaths of unemployed people, publicly vilified by the Howard Government as “Rorters” and “Dole Bludgers”, were necessary before the practice formally known as “Breaching” should have been ‘Red Carded”?
  4. This statement comes for a 1998 federal mental health report: “Suicide is a leading cause of death in Australia, resulting in a total of 2,393 deaths (1,931 males, 462 females) in 1996. Since 1990, suicides have exceeded road injury deaths and have been the leading cause of death due to injury in Australia.”
  5. About a third of these deaths involved unemployed welfare recipients and yet there has been no investigation as to why the nations most vulnerable people, i.e. he unemployed, make up the largest identifiable group of people who are committing suicide.
  6. How may of the unemployed people died as a direct consequence of the Howard government’s illegal QUOTAGATE policies?
  7. That is a question that both John Howard and Tony Abbott now both need to answer.
  8. Unfortunately that is also a question that the Hanger Royal Commission, which was set up by Tony Abbott, flatly refuses to consider.
  9. Why is this so?


Accused persons may also find useful the fact that Liberal-National Coalition controlled Senate committees have secretly classified these fatalities as “confidential” and have also issued, under Parliamentary Privilege powers, ‘don’t copy, don’t distribute’ suppression orders. To steal a phrase from the high Court’s findings in ACCC vs TPG (HCA 54 [2013]), the “dominant message” in the actions of these Liberal-National Coalition dominated Senate committees is that Liberal-National Coalition politicians appear to believe themselves to be above and beyond the Law because they make the Law, and therefore the Quotagate fatalities can  be placed ‘off-limits’ to both the public and the nation’s Criminal Justice system.

So much for Senator Wong’s statement that “the Parliament should respect the processes of our courts.”

The problem with Justice Moynihan’s ‘Manifest Ostensible Bias Decision is that is a legal precedent that has far ranging implications  when it comes to Procedural fairness, as the (3) recent court cases involving Dr Patel  clearly reveals.


Dr Jayant Patel.

Despite the fact that (allegedly) 87 people are dead and (allegedly) another 106 people required major corrective surgery as a result of Dr Patel, based upon the evidence presented, in the March 2013 re-trial, the jury had no option but to bring in an unpopular but legally valid “Not Guilty” verdict:

  1. Justice Moynihan’s Ostensible Bias decision has also shut down the Morris Commission of Inquiry and turned 50 days of testimony to that inquiry hearings into ‘poisoned fruit’ that (literally) had to be shredded.
  2. It would be 5 years before Dr Patel was finally brought to trial and Justice Moynihan’s decision appears to have made possible useful legal grounds that may have aided Dr Patel in having his original March 2010 convictions overturned in by the High Court in October 2012.
  3. At his subsequent retrial on 1 count of Manslaughter in 2013, the Queensland Director of Public Prosecutions may have been ‘straight-jacked’ (constrained) by both Justice Moynihan’s 2005 decision and the subsequent High Court appeal decision.

Although Dr Patel could be charged with having lied his way into the job of Director of Surgery at the Bundaberg Base Hospital, if that is a crime, it should be noted that recently the ALP ran a national advertisng campaign claiming that Tony Abbott had lied his way into the Prime Minister’s job with  “non-core promises.” Consequently Dr Patel could argue that he had no case to answer on the grounds of Manifest Ostensible Bias! How’s that for irony?

Poniatowska and Procedural Fairness – Incredible but TRUE!.

I believe that all readers of this posting, especially people who may have been summoned to jury duty, need to understand that Procedural Fairness principles may supersede or totally over-ride any evidence presented during a trial. There is probably no better case history precedent to support this belief that everyone, especially Jurors, need to know about and consider is the High Court’s Poniatowska Decision (HCA 43 [2011]).

  • Totally unbelievable but also totally true; 15,000 impoverished welfare recipients prosecuted and convicted for a crime that did not exist!
  • In the cases where a jury presided, not once did the prosecutor, the judge, or where present, the defence counsel, inform the jury of this basic fact.
  • Can you image the following scenario?
  • At the end of each of the trial before a jury, the presiding judge sums up the facts of case for the jury and then, just the jury rises to go to the jury room to determine the merits of the case, the judge says, “Oh, by the way, there is no actual law that the defendant has broken but you need not worry about that. If you find the defendant guilty, I’ll put him/her in the slammer for the next 3 years.”
  • In reality, no judge ever said that to any jury.
  • Instead, some 15,000 times,magistrates at Arraignment Hearing referred people to trial where judges and/or juries actually convicted impoverished welfare recipients and put some of them in the slammer for being so as stupid as to get caught for violating a law that did not exist!

Unfortunately, thanks to Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott and the other 224 members of the Australian Federal Parliament, an even greater injustice was  occurred they tried to ‘fix’ this monstrous legal blunder.

 “STATUTORY FICTION”: The Keating Decision (HCA 20, May 8th 2013).

Totally topping the Poniatowska Decision for Gross Injustice was the High Court’s Keating Decision (HCA 20 [2013]). In a deliberate attempt to undermine the Poniatowska Decision, the 226 members of the Federal Parliament violated the constitutional, legal and fundamental human rights of 15,000 welfare recipients with retrospective legislation that was  intended to validate all of the above mentioned unlawful criminal convictions.

  •  Quite rightly, the High Court dismissed this gross violation of Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, citing it as “statutory fiction.”
  • Unfortunately for Australia’s impoverished welfare recipients, the High Court pulled its punch with the statutory fiction comment and did not cite the Federal Parliament for “Crimes against Humanity.”
  • Had the High Court done so,  it is quite possible that today Australia’s Prime Minister might well have been Clive Palmer and not the current human rights violating incumbent, Tony Abbott.
  • The Essence of Truth is Proof; when it comes to the above mentioned court decisions, there is a lot of proof in plain sight – just GOOGLE these court decisions.


The official secrecy and the bureaucratic stonewalling that conceals unreported lethal impact of the Breaching penalties legislation that was in place for decades is necessary, at  least for federal politicians. A quick read of Paragraph 75 (c) of the Australian Constitution will reveal that Breach of Contract is a matter for the courts, not the string of governments (and syncopate bureaucrats) that for decades have financially benefited from this legislation with literally billions of dollars in so-called “Savings.”

  • You should test everything that I post, especially references to the Australian Constitution.
  • Please, check out paragraph 51 (xxiii) (a) of the constitution and you will also find out that Civil Conscription, i.e. Work for the Dole, is prohibited.


Check out the statements below which were contained in a paper presented by a Federal Court judge, i.e. Justice Steven Rares, at the June 2013 AGS Law Administrators Conference.


 STATEMENT #1 “The principal means by which liberty can be eroded today in Australia is by a law enacted by the Parliament or by its delegated legislative power or by a State or Territory law. The Constitution confers specific legislative powers on the Parliament, generally divided into subject matters. Many of those powers are found in section 51.”

STATEMENT #2 “…Our legal system currently allows every court in this country, from a local court magistrate to the High Court, when exercising federal jurisdiction, to declare a law made by any parliament or under delegated legislation or any executive conduct to be constitutionally invalid.”

Re: “Many of those powers are found in section 51.”

Too right they are:- check out paragraph 51 (xxiii) (a) of the constitution.

  1. The Dole is a constitutional right;
  2. but Work for the Dole is unconstitutional.
  3. So why is Work for the Dole a major plank in the Abbott Government’s current FY 2014-15 federal budget?
  4. Readers might like to ask their federal MPs and senators why this is so.


[Readers please note: This section looks at the systemic ways in which juries can be rendered so ineffective as to constitute systemic jury pool tampering. It is lengthy, informative, but possibly quite boring in some parts – you have been warned!]

CURRENT COMPETENCY – JURORS and the National Training Agenda .

Current Competency is the core principle of the national training agenda. Whether the issue is a TAFE level 1 Certificate in Computer Studies or a research PhD, the key point of the assessment process is Current Competency. In a trial, Jurors have to make many complex judgements, and if one or more members of the jury have concerns about the validity of legislation, then it their responsibility to query the issue with the judge. If the judge agrees with the juror(s) viewpoint, as Justice Rares has pointed out, the judge can rule that a (federal) law is legally invalid. (The High Court has the final say in the matter.)

  1.  However, if the jury briefing process that I undertook on May 2nd 2014 in the Adelaide Courts jury pool room is a typical example of how these sessions are conducted, they represent a ‘1-Finger-Salute’ to the concept of Current Competency.
  2. At the moment, to qualify as a juror you just need to be on the electoral role, alive, and living within 150kms of the courts. No other qualifications appear to be required.
  3. In the light of Poniatowska and the Keating decisions, jury pool members need a far higher degree of competency that the system currently allows them to have.
  4. By withholding from potential jurors details of the full scope of their responsibility, e.g. the responsibility to confirm the validity of both the charges against the accused and the legal merit of that legislation, the jury pool induction process is seriously flawed.
  5. I believe that a good analogy is to liken this process to teaching young people to drive cars in an off-road facility and then letting them drive on the road without telling mentioning any road rules, e.g. Keep Left.
  6. To withhold such core principles from jurors is to pervert the system, i.e. it is systemic jury pool tampering. In the 21st century, potential Jurors needs far more information than the system is providing and this failure to make full disclosure of all appropriate information, perhaps using modern technology, e.g. DVD tutorials, is now causing systemic problems.

 “The Tyrannosaurus in the jury pool room.

In a commentary posted on the Internet in 2010, Assistant Professor Lorana Bartels, (School of Law and Justice Canberra) stated that 21st century problems caused by the Social Media are “an elephant in the room” for the nation’s Justice system.


As both a technology studies teacher with over 30 years of years of computing experience, (which includes a post-graduate research thesis on the role of micro-computer technology in farm business management), and as an ex-Juror with a massive 4 hours of intensive observational experience in the Adelaide Courts jury pool room, I fully agree with Professor Bartels comments. (Did I just damn Professor Bartels with faint praise?)

 In the light of my May 2nd 2014 “Life Experience” (which is the primary criteria for my assumed ‘competency’ as a Juror), I would go one step beyond Professor Bartels “elephants in the room” comment by making the definitive statement that systemic jury pool tampering is a far more dangerous issue than many of problems posed by the social media for I believe that jury pool tampering is “a Tyrannosaurus Rex in the jury pool room.

 Was I booted out of the jury pool because I had allegedly broken the law, or was I booted out because of the “boat-rocking” documents and comments that I had published on my web site in the last 2 years? If the real reason was the highly sensitive content of those web pages, then the sheriff was deliberately abusing his authority by excluding my ‘life experience’ from both the jury pool and the jury room, i.e. he would have been jury pool tampering.

 Teacher warnedAs the “Teacher warned for speaking out” news article makes quite clear, this would not be my first life experience of being deliberately suppressed by SA Government officials.

The core function of a Sworn Juror (note the proper noun usage) is precisely the same as that as a person who has been sworn in as a Member of the Judiciary, i.e. a Judge, for both are charged with the same responsibility. Each must impartially assess the fairness of the legal process and then impartially evaluate the evidence presented in a case in order to determine, beyond a reasonable doubt, if an accused person is guilty of the alleged violations of criminal law(s).

 (A)  The Oath that both jurors and judges take, places upon them a common obligation to uphold the Law and to be impartial and honest when evaluating the evidence presented in court. Consequently, although the position of Juror is a temporary on-call position, to all intents and purposes, Sworn Jurors are temporarily “Officers of the Court” until officially relieved of their post.

 Therefore the expulsion of a Sworn Juror from their official duties is a very serious matter that should not be subject to the capricious or arbitrary, possibly unlawful, discretion of the Sheriff and/or members of his staff.

“A medium affects the society in which it plays a role.” So do the actions of those holding a position of power. Consequently in the Court System, the process of removing a person from jury duty be TOTALLY TRANSPARENT and in accordance with Due Process of Law.

To do less is to leave all officials involved vulnerable to allegations of corruption. (Has anybody heard of Marshall McLuhan’s saying, “The medium is the message?”)

 SUSPICION: “Speculation with foundation.”

One legal definition of Suspicion is “Speculation with foundation”. When there is any Speculation with foundation that a judge or a juror has broken the law, then scrupulous attention must be paid to the principle of “Procedural Fairness.” Any violation of Procedural Fairness processes would provide the accused person with an opportunity to have the charges dismissed or to have a conviction overturned.

TRANSPARENCY: “Due Process of Law.”

The High Court’s Patel Decision in October 2012. (QLD DPP vs Patel) which overturned Dr Patel’s 2010 convictions emphasizes the requirement for both Transparency and strict adherence to “Due Process of Law” which, from my layman’s viewpoint, should work something like this:

There is a “Suspicion” (based upon reasonable foundation, i.e. evidence,) that the law has been broken by a legal entity, i.e. a particular person, a group of people, or by a corporate body.

  1. There is an official investigation in which evidence is gathered, recorded, reviewed and stored in accordance with “The Rules of Evidence.
  2. The investigation is conducted by a licenced/authorized investigator, e.g. a police officer, or a duly constituted Commission of Inquiry such as a Royal Commission or an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC.)
  3. The Alleged Offender, i.e. “The Suspect”, (again note the use of proper nouns) is served with a warrant of arrest, i.e. arrested by a police officer, and charged with allegedly violating specific sections of statute laws.
  4. The proper nouns Alleged Offender and The Suspect are not just fancy word semantics but are legally correct terms because under Australia’s system of Justice, a person is Presumed to be innocent of any of the charges until proved guilty beyond reasonable doubt in a Court of Law.
  5. Once charged, the suspect is Arraigned before a magistrate who determines if there is sufficient evidence for the charges to be put before a judge or a jury.
  6. If the magistrate determines that the evidence should be put to a higher court, i.e. the District Court or the Supreme Court, then the Alleged Offender, i.e. the Suspect, is held over for trial where the charges are put before a judge or a jury in a public hearing.
  7. At the start of the trial the Alleged Offender has the right to hear charges against him/her and to rebut them by challenging the evidence and any witness statements that are made under Oath.
  8. Until a Verdict is rendered at the end of the trial by the presiding jury, or by the presiding jury, the Alleged Offender is at all times Presumed to be innocent of the charges.
  9. IF, I repeat, IF a verdict of “Guilty” is rendered by the presiding judge, or by the presiding jury as may be the case, then the Alleged Offender is now a Convicted Offender.
  10. At this point in the process, a new set of processes come into play, i.e. Sentencing Hearings, the purpose of which is to determine an appropriate penalty that is consistent with the requirements of Statute Law, and Fairness to both the convicted person and any persons directly harmed by the convicted persons actions.
  11. After the Sentencing Hearings, have concluded the presiding judge at the trail then imposes sentence, i.e. the judge issues an appropriate penalty.

 It is important to note that the convicted person may appeal both the conviction and/or the penalty imposed. Even if an accused person if found guilty beyond reasonable doubt by a judge or by a jury, appeals to the Appellate Court or to a higher court, e.g. the Australian High Court, may see the convictions over-turned as per the previously mentioned case of Dr Patel.

That case highlights the importance of Procedural Fairness for 87 of Dr Patel’s patients are dead and another 106 allegedly required corrective surgery to repair the injuries allegedly caused by Dr Patel’s surgical activities. The “dominant message” of the Patel case is that no matter how guilty a person may be, or how serious the crime, if Procedural Fairness is screwed up anywhere in the prosecution process, the accused effectively gets a “Get out Jail” card. (More on this point later.)

 As  stated above (repeatedly), on May 2nd 2014, Sheriff Stokes tossed Procedural Fairness and Due Process of Law out the window so to speak by skipping steps 3  to 12 above when accusing Juror #157 of violating the South Australian Criminal Law Consolidation Act.

By offering to not take the matter further, Sheriff Stokes was tacitly involving Juror #157 in a criminal conspiracy to violate the law.

 Thank you, Sheriff Stokes, but no thank you!

  1. Having read some of my postings covering the period 1st July 2012 to 1st May 2014, Sheriff Stokes would have be well aware of my suspicion that Tony Abbott may have been a key player in the unreported Performance Indicator Targets triggered fatalities that may have occurred in South Australia at the turn of the century.
  2. Any such fatalities would be Felony Murders under Section 16 of the South Australian Criminal Law Consolidation Act. (Crown vs Finch, SA Supreme Court 2006)
  3. For me to ignore my own alleged violation of this legislation whilst continuing to point the finger at Tony Abbott for not revealing the Breaching Quota fatalities would be grossly hypocritical on my part!

 In point of fact, if I were to be charged with violating the South Australian Criminal Law Consolidation Act, I would attempt to defend myself on numerous grounds including Exigent Circumstances, i.e. the proposed unconstitutional Work for the Dole legislation. In addition I would also argue my defence on the grounds of Manifest Ostensible Bias, i.e. why prosecute me and ignore the possibility that Tony Abbott may have triggered a number of fatalities that may be covered by the Felony Murder provisions in Section 16 of the South Australian Criminal Law Consolidation Act?

 More on “The Elephants in the (jury pool) room.

There are a number of other very serious Elephants in the (jury pool) room issues that are also swept under the carpet in South Australia when it comes to the mission-critical issue of swearing in a pool of 200 or so jurors every month whose services may be required in the 10 courtrooms of the South Australian Supreme Court and the Adelaide District Court.

  1.  The 4- hour Juror in-servicing and swearing-in session that I attended on May 2nd 2014 was so outdated as to possibly constitute systemic jury tampering.
  2. In 1215 when the Magna Carta was signed, lynch mobs effectively received official sanction in the form of “juries of peers.”
  3. Using traditions handed down from that time, Standard Operating Procedure is to only provide a token minimum of information about the issues that confront jurors.
  4. For example, the idea that if jurors ‘get it wrong’ the accused can always appeal displays an appalling lack of basic knowledge of the huge expenses involved to those wrongly convicted, e.g. $10,000 a day for a QC/SC and $6,000 a day for a “2nd Seat”.
  5. In March 2013, the SA Supreme Court awarded Dr John Knight $3.6 million in compensation for wrongful dismissal and then awarded a further $640,000 in legal costs.
  6. Jurors need to know ALL of the real-world consequences of their decisions; in business this called ‘informed decision making’, and in the 21st century, jurors need the same baseline information for the same reason, i.e. to make a fully informed VALID decisions.


In the aftermath of the Poniatowska, Patel and Keating decisions by the High Court, the deliberate withholding of such basic information from the jury poor is far from adequate, especial since, Matthew informed me, and Jurors are forbidden to “investigate” such basic facts once they are impaneled.  However, “ignorance of the law is no excuse” when accused of crime, so is it “investigation” or “self-education” for juries to acquaint themselves with the law?

  • There is no simple answer to that question for lawyers have one view-point and  educators  have another.
  • So what is fair and reasonable?
  • Who knows? Certainly not any of the people who were in the jury pool room with me on May 2nd, that’s for sure for no-one questioned this statement.

 By concealing relevant systemic information from jurors and not pointing out the need, the responsibility and the obligation to the defendant(s) to query both the procedural fairness of the case and the legality of the legislation that applies in the case at hand, the briefing process effectively amounts to systemic tampering with the jury pool. Ignorance is not bliss; it is a breach of duty of care to the defendant(s) that makes a mockery out of the principles of Procedural fairness and Due Process of Law.

 Elephant #1 – the ignored problem of Jurors and the Social Media.

As my own example of 2ND May 2014, clearly demonstrates, doing nothing about the social media problem until after the jury pool is Sworn-in is very much a case of too little, too late! Why was I sworn-in at midday and then booted out of the jury poll at 4.30 PM. (Is that a record?)

 Seating in the 2nd row from the front, I had made my presence known in the jury pool room with a series of statements that took Matthew and others by surprise.

  • “I am here today because the Hanger Royal Commission will not subpoena me.”
  • “As a result of my ‘Life Experiences’ I know about a number of High Court decisions.”
  • “Poniatowska. 15,000 impoverished welfare recipients prosecuted for a non-existent crime. Wow!”
  • “PATEL. 87 dead and 106 injured but Dr Patel is free today because of Procedural Fairness issues.”
  • “Keating. On May 8th last year, the High Court dismissed as “statutory fiction” unconstitutional, human rights violating, retrospective legislation that was intended to undermine the Poniatowska decision by validating the 15,000 convictions of people who had not broken the law because the alleged law did not exist at the time of the alleged offence!

I then filled the silence in the room that followed these statements with the comment that “I am the author of submission 287 to the 2005 Anti-Terrorism Bill #2 Inquiry. This submission is secretly classified as confidential and I also have to suppression orders that relate to the fatalities that the Federal Parliament does not wish reveal.”

 At this point Matthew found his voice and stated that he would like to see me after the jury pool swearing-in process was completed.

  • My response to this request was to point out to Matthew that I had some documents that I wished to show to him but, they were so sensitive that he may not wish to look at them.
  • Matthew counter-responded with the comment, “In that case, I won’t.”

 Unfortunately for Matthew, he forgot that statement when we spoke privately at the end of the meeting, he looked closely at the 4 documents that I had handed to him. As a consequence, I have 4 documents with his fingerprints (and DNA) that prove that he is aware of the unreported breaching triggered fatalities and the refusal of the Federal Police and the National Audit Office to do anything about these deaths.

 After reading the documents Matthew then expressed the viewpoint that he needed to be sure that, knowing about these issues, that I could fulfil my obligations as a Juror. I assured him that I could. However, at the forefront of my mind was the thought that he had had clear ‘warning’ of my knowledge of these sensitive issues and had failed to clarify them BEFORE I was sworn-in as a Juror. Expelling from the jury pool was a clear case of wasting taxpayer’s money, i.e. shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted!

  •  Swearing in jurors and then turfing them out of the jury pool once it becomes evident that their dissident “life experiences” or alternative lifestyles may result in valid but unacceptable views being expressed in jury room, or even in a court room, is clearly a very flawed and tainted process that urgently requires much needed transparency.
  • Turfing out Sworn Jurors with anti-establishment life experiences , e.g. ‘boat-rocking’, ‘whistle-blowing’, or dissident political viewpoints, may be Standard Operating Procedure; if so it is socio-economic or political jury pool tampering and that is just not on.

 I am of the opinion that, without total transparency and strict compliance with Procedural fairness obligations, the removal of a Juror from the jury pool is simply systemic jury pool tampering.

Assistant Professor Lorana Bartels perceptive “elephant in the room” comments about the interactive role of the Social Media in the 21st century and its impact upon jurors and some trials, has highlighted the need for the Sheriff’s Office to be pro-active with the well-known problems of jurors and their interaction with the ubiquitous nature of Social Media:


Australia’s population of 22 million people own some 24 million mobile phones, almost all of which can be used to directly access Twitter, FaceBook, et cetera, in real time.

  1. With 12 million Facebook accounts in Australia, 2 million Twitter accounts, 4 million LinkedIn accounts plus an unknown number of blogging web pages, the Summons to Jury Duty notice is the point of contact where Social Media is an easily foreseen problem/issue and consequently it is an issue that must be confronted, not ignored, at that point of contact.
  2. To just continue to treat the problem as “The elephant in the room”, as Professor Bartels puts it, is simply just not good enough for it is a serious failure of Due Diligence that involves NONFEASANCE, i.e. a failure to take action when action is required.

 The 2nd” elephant in the room” is the problem of ‘Functionally Illiteracy’

Check out the hyperlink to an Australian Bureau of Statistics Literacy Survey published in 2006; A staggering 50% of jurors may be functionally illiterate!


First published in 2006 and then again in 2008, this survey was updated with a ‘spot check’ in Tasmania in 2013. The initial surveys revealed that a staggering 47% of Australians aged between 15 and 70 are functionally illiterate. A 2013 survey in Tasmania upped the ante to an even 50% and highlighted the fact that this was costing Tasmania billions of dollars each year in lost productivity.

 (A)  The obvious question to consider is what is what else besides productivity, time, and money, could get “lost” in the courtroom?

(B)   Could the answer to that question be “JUSTICE”?

One of the most common ways in which functionally illiterate people try to conceal this problem is to avoid situations where this educational deficiency may be revealed. When a Summons to Jury Duty is received, a common avoidance response is a “no show”, i.e. the person does not present themselves for jury duty, fearing that their literacy problems will be exposed.

  •  For juries, a ‘No- show’ at induction may be a potentially beneficial case of ‘Natural Selection’ at work if it is filtering out people who cannot ‘read between the lines’ because, according to the Bureau of Statistics, in many instances functionally illiterate people cannot even comprehend the instructions for the safe use of prescription medication and yet, magically, they are expected to understanding hours, days, or even weeks of complex legal argument. A teacher for 43 years, I believe that this is totally unrealistic.
  • Therefore, instead of fines being $1,250 being issued, potential jurors should be interviewed on a confidential one-on-one basis and asked if they have literacy problems and if they say “Yes”, then they should automatically qualify for an exemption from jury service.
  • This needs to be determined before the Swearing-In of jurors. By deliberately ignoring this issue, the Sheriff’s Office is effectively ‘stacking the jury’ with people who may have difficulty in coping with the legal complexities of a criminal case.

 The 3rd “elephant in the jury pool room” is the issue of mentally ill Jurors.


[This report wins the prize for the longest title]

 National Health Priority Areas Report: Mental Health 1998


Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care Australian Institute of Health and Welfare AIHW Cat. No. PHE 11 © Commonwealth of Australia 1999   ISBN 0 642 39406 7

Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (1999) National Health Priority Areas Report: Mental health 1998 . AIHW Cat. No. PHE 13. HEALTH and AIHW, Canberra.

 According to this report, 1 person in 5 may have a mental health problem and it may be a lifelong problem, i.e. medication treats, but does not cure their problem(s).

 For any Australian Sheriff’s Office swearing in a jury pool there are a number of “elephant in the room” mental health issues that are currently ignored but which urgently need to be addressed:

 (A)  The risk of mental health stress triggered Suicide page 23 of the report states: “Suicide is a leading cause of death in Australia, …

“Since 1990, suicides have exceeded road injury deaths and have been the leading cause of death due to injury in Australia (DHFS& AIHW 1998a)…”

 “Several known factors can, under certain circumstances, contribute to a person attempting suicide. Mental disorder, and specifically depression, consistently emerges as the largest single risk factor for suicide and suicidal behaviour (Patton et al 1997). It is estimated that about 88 per cent of people who died from suicide suffered from a diagnosable mental disorder at the time of their death (Henriksson et al 1993). “People with a history of mental disorder are 10 times more at risk of dying from suicide compared to the general population (Gunnel & Frankel 1994).”

 (B)   People with mental health problems may be not mentally competent to stand trial for a crime and yet paradoxically, they may be compelled to undertake jury duty! How do you explain that legal contradiction?

 Report extracts:

1.11 Mental health and disability – page 28 of the report.

“The burden of mental disorders is more evident in associated disability than in mortality. The effects of this psychiatric disability are multidimensional. Not only is a person’s full functioning compromised but their participation in day-to-day life may also be affected.”

 Note the last sentence which I have underlined. There are clearly identifiable “Duty of Care” issues implicit in the above statements when swearing-in juries.

 (A)  The obligation to ensure that the responsibilities of jury duty do not overburden a person with (hidden) mental health problems. Compromising a person’s health, welfare, or safety by arbitrarily imposing $1,250 a day fines for a “No show” is a sub-set issue that leaps into the grey area of Culpable Negligence, especially if a person is stressed or traumatized that they (attempt to) commit suicide.

(B)   The obligation to ensure that the accused person who opts for a trial by jury is presented with a jury selection process in which ALL of the jury pool candidates are legally “fully functioning competent persons” from a `mental health perspective.

With a statistical 20% probability of mental health issues or problems, many of the 193 people at the Adelaide Courts Juror Pool Swearing-in session on 2nd May, 2014 have one or more dysfunctional mental health problems! The 193 people who attended juror swearing-in session thus statistically represents a potential 38 people who may be serving on juries who, legally, are not mentally capable of making fair and accurate judgements.

 In the 21st century, knowing what we now know about the societal problems that are deeply embedded in our society, compulsory jury duty is potentially a massive legal disaster in many ways because a ‘normal’ jury of ‘ordinary, reasonable people’ may be composed of 47 – 50% functionally illiterate people, 2 in every 5 of whom are also mentally incapable of making sound judgements. [Think Poniatowska!]

 A potential scenario is a jury composed of:

  • 50% functionally illiterate jurors,
  • AND another 20% of jurors with a mental health dysfunction problem!
  • And that is not the end of the problems faced by defendants fronting up to dysfunctional juries.


A news media report on May 15th 2014 reported that an estimated 20% of South Australian adults may have a chronic pain problem. This is an additional factor that needs to be considered in the jury selection process.



  •  50% of Jurors are functionally illiterate;
  • 20% of Jurors are with impaired mental functional capacity;
  • 20% of Jurors are with a distracting or serious chronic pain problem.

 This means that statistically it is possible that up to 90% of a jury may be functionally challenged people whose competency to serve on a jury may be in some doubt.

 So, what do you call a process whereby “the System” appoints juries composed of people who may not be competent to meet the stringent requirements of jury duty?  Surely that is jury stacking which is a form of jury tampering?

The “T-Rex” of BIGOTRY.

 Senator BrandisThe recent statement in the Senate by Senator George Brandis, the Federal Attorney-General, that “People have a right to be racial bigots… even if it harms people”, is a potentially catastrophic T-Rex problem when it occurs in the jury pool.


(A)  Whilst the political ideology of so-called ‘Bigots Rights’ may seem perfectly reasonable and logical to Senator Brandis, the NAZI Holocaust and other more recent acts of racial genocide underscore the very obvious fact that Bigotry is a Weapon of Mass Destruction.

(B)   Since 10th December 1948, Australia has been a signatory to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (The UDHR)

(C)   Article 3 of the UDHR guarantees Freedom, Security of Person, and the Right to Life and bigoted racial statements that engender racial hatred are 100% contrary to this most basic, fundamental human right.

(D)  Bigotry in the jury room is a time bomb that could totally undermine the concept of Justice contained in Article 10 of the UDHR which states that:

  • Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal in the determination of his rights andobligations and of any criminal charge against him. [Bigotry and Impartial are contradictory terms.]

 If Jurors run with Senator Brandis’ logic about the “right” to be bigoted and are UNCHECKED in the privacy of the jury room in the exercise of their ‘right’ to be bigoted in any way, e.g. racial, sexual, religious, socio-economic et cetera, then it will be impossible to provide “in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, i.e. jurors impartiality will be seriously compromised and surely, complements of the Federal Attorney-General, that is another form of systemic jury tampering?

 With the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, fully supporting Senator Brandis’ comments in the House of Representatives, and the very real possibility that Section 18 of the Racial Discrimination Act will be amended to legally allow racially bigoted comments, active measures need to in place to ensure that bigotry in jury pools is totally eliminated before it results in grave injustices once again re-occurring.

  • “The Stolen Generations” and “The White Australia Policy” are two well-known examples of bigotry driven national political agendas that have been proven to be exceedingly harmful to targeted minorities, e.g. the Royal Commission currently looking at the sexual abuse of children in institutionalized care is graphically highlighting the harm caused by racial bigotry in our society.
  • Until recent times, indigenous people in Queensland and Western Australia were up to 10 times more likely to be imprisoned for a minor crime than white people who may have violated the same laws.
  • Bigotry in the jury pool will turn back the clock to the 19th century. Do we really want that to happen? If not, then jury pool in-servicing procedures must formally address this problem rather than ignore it and simply let the “life experiences” of Jurors ‘resolve’ this problem within the confines of the jury room.

 In the 21st century, the practices and procedures for assembling a jury that have stood the test of time since the Magna Carta was signed in 1215 are no longer viable.

 The fundamental legal concept of the ‘ordinary, reasonable person’ whose life experiences enable them to make fair, honest, impartial and accurate judgements is a myth. The reality is that statistically, many ‘ordinary, reasonable people’ are either not capable or are not competent enough to meet these crucial but mythically ‘idealized’ standards. Even if they are, there is a 50% probability of bias or bigotry of some form.

 The implications are quite obvious; without empirical Job & Person Specification standards that establish baseline levels of “Competence”, jury selection is a joke! Intensive one-on-one vetting by skilled counsellors prior to the Swearing-in jurors, is now essential in order to ensure that jury members are reasonably capable of achieving the high standards of competence and integrity required for jury duty. To reject such measures and deliberately allow the status quo to continue is to “stack the jury” in ways that may be detrimental to either the defendant(s), or to the victim(s) of a crime; both of whom are entitled to see that justice is done, and done impartially.

 End note: Justice Rares on “clear wording…

When Matthew called me about 4 hours after I was sworn-in to inform me that I had expelled from the jury pool, he claimed that I had violated the South Australian Criminal Law Consolidation Act. Was that statement actually true?

 (1)   What is the precise, ‘clear wording’ of the Act as per Justice Rares’ comment at last year’s AGS Law Administrators Conference? Since Matthew did not provide this information, how do I know if he was telling the truth?

(2)   Does the precise wording apply to people who are not yet jurors, or does it only apply to people who have been sworn-in as Jurors? If it only applies to the latter, then the Sheriff has almost certainly exceeded his lawful authority by excluding me from the jury pool by misleading me as to the legality of the grounds for doing so.

 If the law applies to people who have been Summons to Jury Duty and not just too Sworn Jurors, I have still been denied my constitutional rights, legal rights, civic rights and basic human rights, by a deplorable lack of systemic transparency. Such a gross and arbitrary denial of these rights is flagrantly systemic jury tampering.

 Transparency, procedural fairness and due process of law may be an administrative and legal pain the butt to implement, but these steps are the only way to ensure that the legal system can be seen to be both fair and impartial.


Lawyers across the nation who represent clients accused of major crimes that may violate laws dealing with Fraud, Endangering the Public, Manslaughter and/or Murder should study the following sample documents very carefully for they may throw open the door to a “Manifest Ostensible Bias” defence for their clients. When it comes to larceny and unlawful deaths on a grand scale, thanks to a plethora of law enforcement authorities, federal politicians have so far gotten away with massive fraud and wholesale murder.

The devil is in the detail, but these documents and the appended web links make a good start.

QUOTAGATE: Between 1st July 2000 and 30 June 2002, the Howard Government “saved” $1.62 BILLION but never reported any of the lives ‘lost’,

27-06--2000 KernotCheryl Kernot’s mass media-suppressed Media Release provided detailed insight into how the Howard Government bilked over 600,000 impoverished welfare recipients, violating Section 135.2 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act (1995). It was never investigated because of the [political] “gravity/sensitivity” of the issue. The 85% ‘Performance Indicator Targets’, i.e. breaching quotas were achieved by using the slightest excuse to deprive welfare recipients of the dole. If a bus was 10 minutes late and a job seeker was late for a Centrelink interview, that was deemed by the Howard Government to be a valid excuse to suspend welfare payments for a period of 3 months! Quotagate was dangerous, ideology driven fraud; in South Australian any deaths are Felony Murders!

 ABC Radio news – AM Program, Monday 11th March 2002, 8.25 AM. Reporter: Rebecca Carmody.

Linda Motteram: An independent review into breaches and penaties in Australia’s social security system has recommended a major overhaul after finding it to be unfair and counter-productive. Chaired by Emeritus Professor of Law at the Australian National University, Professor Dennis Pearce, the review also involved the Australian Industry Group.

 Rebecca Carmody: Professor Pearce says some of the failings he identifies are the direct result of Centrelink staff being exposed to excessive pressure or incentives to impose penalties. He says staff have told him of being called before management to explain why they had been soft on breaching.

Dennis Pearce: If they’re not carrying through a fairly tough line on penalties, then they are called to account.

Amanda Vanstone: The people who wrote the review were advised by Centrelink officers that the assertion was simply incorrect and nonetheless had gone ahead and continued to print that. I think you need to ask them why they’ve done that.

MY COMMENT: If Senator Vanstone had admitted to having applied the PIT breaching quotas reported by Centrelink staff, she might have been charged for systemic fraud and mass murder.


Trish Draper allegedly left her defacto spouse at home and allegedly took a young male acquaintance overseas at taxpayer’s expense. Upon returning, John Howard allegedly ‘spat the dummy’ when he found out about this. However, whilst prosecuting welfare recipients at the rate of “10 people a day” for allegedly violated Section 135.2 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act , he did not report Ms Draper’s fake travel claim to the AFP. Why not?

Falsely claiming a travel allowance for someone who was not her spouse was one mistake. Sacking a whistle blower who knew about this fraud was another. Implicating the Prime Minister in this fraud was real whopper of a mistake, so yes, she certainly made some errors!

Falsely claiming a travel allowance for someone who was not her spouse was one mistake. Sacking a whistle blower who knew about this fraud was another. Implicating the Prime Minister in this fraud was real whopper of a mistake, so yes, she certainly made some errors!

The Double Standards of the Australian Federal Police:

Centrelink 10 a day prosecutionsWelfare recipients can be prosecuted at the rate of “10 people a day”, but politicians who allegedly commit the same crimes, or even worse crimes, were not investigated.

In June 2004, the federal Police Commissioner, Mick Keelty, was asked to investigate both Travelgate and Quotagate. A specific question put to Commissioner Keelty was the issue of whether or not breaching quota triggered fatalities were Felony Murders? The answer to that question is that under Section 18 of the New South Wales Crimes Act (1900) and the South Australian Criminal Law Consolidation Act (1935) any fatalities triggered by the Howard Government’s Performance Indicator Target fraud are probably Felony Murders.

 What is currently known about the unreported, un-investigated and now secretly classified post-breaching fatalities? In part, the answer is to be found in the previously mentioned National Health Priority Areas Report- Mental health 1998, Suicide (See page 23 of that report)

“Suicide is a leading cause of death in Australia, resulting in a total of 2,393 deaths (1,931 males, 462 females) in 1996. Since 1990, suicides have exceeded road injury deaths and have been the leading cause of death due to injury in Australia (DHFS& AIHW 1998a)… Several known factors can, under certain circumstances, contribute to a person attempting suicide. Mental disorder, and specifically depression, consistently emerges as the largest single risk factor for suicide and suicidal behaviour.” (Patton et al 1997).

Connecting the dots.

About 30% of these deaths involved unemployed people; i.e. about 700-800 per year! “Connect the dots” and what you get is a Federal Parliament that puts financial issues ahead of public safety, even when hundreds of thousands of lives are  at risk.

  • Unemployment.
  • Depression.
  • Breaching.
  • Suicide.

So how does anyone explain the fact that since breaching penalties were first introduced decades ago, not one single post-breaching fatality have ever been reported in DSS and Centrelink reports to the Federal Parliament? The answer may possibly found in this remarkable letter from Centrelink.

“Centrelink does not collect…unable to assist with this information.”

Neil Skill 300dpi copyCheck out the 2nd paragraph in the above letter and also note that a return address is not included in the letterhead. This letter explains the basic reason WHY these fatalities have never been reported to the parliament. (This statement may also provide chilling insight into why the Hanger Royal Commission flatly refuses to look at these fatalities , which in some states may be Felony Murders, a crime that has no statute of limitations.)


The simple answer is that until Centrelink releases the data, no-one knows. However, just as a ‘Black Hole” is unseen but can be detected by what happens around it, the post breaching fatalities can also be detected in a similar manner.

Check out the following suicide statistics that are contained in Australian Bureau of Statistics and National Institute of Health reports such as the example below:

INJURY RESEARCH AND STATISTICS SERIES. Number 49 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Canberra.

Table 2.1: Number of suicide deaths in Australia according to ABS causes of death data by sex and year of death registration, 1997–2006. (Source: ABS 2008b:Table 4.1.)

     YEAR     MALE     FEMALE     TOTAL.

  • 1997       2,145         577              2,722
  • 1998      2,150         533             2,683
  • 1999      2,002        490            2,492
  • 2000     1,864        503             2,367
  • 2001      1,936        521              2,457
  • 2002     1,817         503             2,320
  • 2003     1,737         477             2,214
  • 2004     1,661         437            2,098
  • 2005     1,658        444            2,102
  • 2006     1,398        401            1,799
  • TOTAL DEATHS =             20,914
  1. Australia’s unemployed make up approximately 3 – 4% of the population but account for approximately 30% of all suicides.
  2. In very simple terms, unemployed people in Australia are 7 or 8 times more likely to commit suicide than the rest of the population.
  3. That means that in the 10 year period above, i.e. “The Howard Years”, some 7,000 unemployed people committed suicide and yet John Howard DELIBERATELY breached emotionally fragile, impoverished people at the rate of up to 3 people per minute. (346,078 people were penalized for an alleged “Breach of Contract” in FY 2000-1.)
  4. HE KNEW what he was doing and he knew the potentially lethal risks and yet his 2002 ‘solution’ to the problem of POST BREACHING FATALITIES (apart from concealing them) was to try and double the unconstitutional, human rights violating Breaching Penalty is an incredible 26 weeks!

Why was this so?

 As of 1st June 2014 the status-quot on these fatalities is:

  1. The Hanger Royal Commission does not want to know about them;
  2. Centrelink still does not reveal them;
  3. Federal Parliament has officially classified the post breaching fatalities as “confidential” and “not relevant”.
  4. Australian law enforcement “Alphabet Warriors” refuse to investigate.

Every decent, honest person in Australia should be asking, Why is this so?

  • As of 30th May 2014, Centrelink has produced 16 annual reports and 67 quarterly public accountability reports that contain thousands of data tables that highlight how efficient Centrelink has been at prosecuting welfare recipients.
  • However, the most mission critical of all of Centrelink’s data, the post-breaching death toll is still not deemed by Centrelink’s senior management to be of sufficient importance to merit being reported!
  • Who really believe that this data is not worth “collecting”?

The Hanger Royal Commission is currently trying to determine why the Rudd Government failed to take action until 4 ceiling insulation installers were dead.

  1. Significantly, despite the possibility of a massive death toll caused by unconstitutional breaching legislation, the general council to the Hanger Royal Commission, Jessica Robinson, refuses to either acknowledge the validity of information about these deaths, all of which preceded the 4 Roofgate deaths.
  2. The Hanger Royal Commission will not subpoena anyone, e.g. me, who may provide insight into the cavalier attitude of politicians, the AFP and the Australian Public Service towards the easily foreseeable potentially lethal consequences of the unconstitutional, human rights violating welfare penalties legislation.
  3. Is this because these deaths were secretly classified as confidential by the Howard Government in 2005?\ or is because the political party that set the Hanger Royal Commission is also that the political party that illegally enforced the Performance Indicator Targets, i.e. Breaching Quotas, that in just 2 years saw over 600,000 impoverished welfare recipients defrauded of some $1.6 BILLION ($1,600,000,000.)?

The Australian Federal Police should have investigated “QUOTAGATE” but as the extract from an AFP letter dated 4th July 2004 clearly states, the AFP refused to do so.

Denley extractQUESTION? Was the “gravity/sensitivity” of the QUOTAGATE fraud too insignificant for an AFP investigation or was  this fraud and its attendant mass murder too significant?

  • We all need to know the answer to that question, especially now that John Howard’s QUOTAGATE ‘hatchet man’, Tony Abbott, is now running the country after having, according to a recent ALP advertising campaign, lied his way into the Prime Minister’s job.
  • If the suspicions of both the ALP and myself are valid, Australia’s Prime Minister is a liar, a thief, and a mass murderer.
  • Suspicion in itself means little; the validity of the above statement requires the Due Process of law that Juror #157 did not receive.
  • Ultimately, it is for a jury of 12 people to come to a unanimous decision as to whether or not Tony Abbott is a mass murderer.
  • Until now, the hard bit,has been getting Tony Abbott in to court. Thanks to Sheriff Stokes bumping-off of Juror #157 on the alleged grounds of violating the South Australian Criminal Law Consolidation Act, that ‘Mission Impossible” task may now be possible.


The death toll caused by QUOTAGATE was officially classified as “confidential” by the Legal & Constitutional Affairs Committee in November 2005. It is possible that the AFP’s refusal to investigate was the result of a ‘dirty deal’ between the Howard Government and the AFP, i.e. no investigation of Travelgate and Quotagate in exchange for the draconian police powers contained in the Anti-Terrorism Bill #2 legislation. If that is the case, then the legislation is the proceeds of a crime and is not legally valid.

  1. Perhaps, the lawyers who represent Wissam Mahmoud Fattal, Saney Edoe Aweys and Nayef el Sayed, may like to give that some thought? I’m sure that Mr Fattal, Mr AWeys and Mr Sayed will.
  2. That’s the other big problem with QUOTAGATE; it has the potential not just to destroy the Liberal Party politically, legally and financially, it also has the potential to empty our nation’s jails of people who perhaps many people should never be let loose back into our society.

Sheriff’s Stokes’ research into the social media activities of Juror #157 began with the the URL link below. It appears to have taken about 3 hours to work through the subsequent postings to the May 1st 2014 Ronald’s space posting, i.e. the previous posting to this publication.

To understand the scope of QUOTAGATE, you need to do the same. My suggestion is to ignore what I have written and just concentrate on the documents that support my views for I believe that the essence of Truth is Proof, and those documents are proof that QUOTAGATE is very real.

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-3v (1-7-12 Senate classified documents.)

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The Hanger Royal Commission appears to be politically biased, i.e. pro Tony Abbott and anti ALP.

I believe that the Hanger Royal Commission may be extremely biased and so I have written a statutory declaration that will be passed on to lawyers representing people at this inquiry.

[The short link to this posting is  http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-ka

(Please Note:- Update re legal ‘stuff’.  Although originally written as a statutory declaration, in South Australia such a declaration must fit on just 1 page. It will be revised to meet the legal requirements of an Affidavit and then be submitted to the Hanger Royal Commission and other vested interest parties.  Ronald Medlicott, 3rd May 2014)


May 16th Update re Peter Garrett’s “I was not told…” statement to the Hanger Inquiry into the 4 Roofgate deaths.

The letter below is independent corroboration that bureaucrats deliberately conceal fatalities from government ministers and the public.

In this instance, with the death toll building up over decades, it is not about 4 deaths but rather a 4 or 5 figure death toll that we can only guess at until the figures are revealed.[ Note that the letterhead has no return address. This is a top down letter from a high ranking bureaucrat who did not want me to respond to his admission that Centrelink has never collected the data on pst breaching fatalities.

Neil Skill 300dpi copyChoke on this letter from the Governor-General written just weeks before Matthew Fuller’s death. It was her official response to a 38 page document detailing the scams that were killing welfare recipients. Mrs Bryce has a lot of explaining to do about why she took no action for had she done so, 4 young men might still be alive today.

Extract of a letter from Quentin Bryce's secretary, Mark FraserAnd how about  the 14 September 2009 refusal of the Federal Police to investigate the rorting of $4.64 million by federal MPs, also just weeks before Matthew Fuller’s death. The attitude within Federal Parliament was “anything goes” with both major parties. It is this refusal to hold politicians accountable for their actions that underpinned the Roofgate Disaster but the Hanger Royal Commission still refuses to look at any of the deaths that preceded the 4 Roofgate fatalities.

AFP refusal to investigate Perksgate email+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


  [Note: Hyperlinks to supporting web pages with documentary evidence, etc are placed after  this declaration. It is recommended that readers check out these links.]                                                         

I, Ronald Medlicott,

Of 40 Siddall Road, Elizabeth Vale South Australia 5112,

do solemnly and sincerely declare that I have a grave concern that evidence in my possession justifies a reasonable belief that the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Home Improvement Program, hereafter the Roofgate Inquiry or ‘the Inquiry’, may be far more biased that Queensland’s Morris Commission of Inquiry which was shut down by order of Mr Justice Moynihan, on 1st September 2005. [QLD Supreme Court, Leck v Morris; Keating v Morris.]

In 2013, a High Court’s decision, ACCC v TPG Internet Pty Ltd [2013] HCA 54) focussed upon the “Dominant Message” in a TPG advertising campaign and in doing so the High Court placed the emphasis on the real-world impact or intent behind the actual words of TPG’s advertisements. Applying this “Dominant Message” principle to the Terms of Reference for the Roofgate Inquiry, I believe that the primary purpose of this inquiry is to accurately determine the circumstances that resulted in the Roofgate disaster, i.e. the Home Improvement Program which resulted in the deaths of Matthew Fuller, Marcus Wilson, Mitchell Sweeny and Reuben Barnes and injury to others e.g. Monique Pridmore.

The Terms of reference specify details such as:

  • the processes by which the Australian Government made decisions about the establishment and implementation of the Program, and the bases of those decisions, including how workplace health and safety and other risks relating to the Program were identified, assessed and managed; and, also
  • whether, in establishing or implementing the Program, the Australian Government failed to have sufficient regard to workplace health and safety or other risks relating to the Program; orfailed to deal adequately with the risks, advice, warnings or recommendations; and,
  • if so, why sufficient regard was not had to the risks, advice, warnings or recommendations, or why they were not dealt with adequately;

I believe that the repeated question of “why” in the Terms of Reference does empower the Inquiry to consider any long-term, underlying factors that may have influenced the Rudd Government’s planning, implementation and management of the Home Improvement Program., i.e. “why” allows the Roofgate Inquiry to scrutinize any prior policies or programs that may have also involved unlawful misconduct and/or mismanagement in other federal government programs that were the responsibility of any other government ministers in other any federal governments that may have placed people in harms way.

The repeated refusal of the Roofgate Inquiry to look at other allegedly unlawful activities that may have resulted in other fatalities and the lack of transparency by previous governments concerning these fatalities, may be evidence of political bias by the Roofgate Inquiry. The refusal to even consider the possibility that other fatalities may have been crucial links in the chain of events that precipitated the Roofgate disaster only adds to the on-going lack of transparency concerning every fatality.

The “Dominant Message” in subpoenaing Kevin Rudd and Peter Garrett to explain the Roofgate fatalities whilst declining to consider the role of the Howard Government in the alleged “Quotagate” fraud is a factor that is of major political benefit to Tony Abbott who, as the Employment Minister at the turn of the century may have played a key role in the non-reporting of post-Breaching fatalities.

In FY 2000-01, the Howard Government deprived 340,078 impoverished welfare recipients of their welfare allowance and ‘saved’ $867 million. The Roofgate Inquiry has a copy of Assistant Secretary Neil Skill’s letter, dated 18 May 2010, in which Centrelink’s decision not to “collect” the post breaching terminal outcomes statistical data is clearly acknowledged. The Inquiry is also aware that none of Centrelink’s 16 annual reports and 67 published Quarterly Public Accountability Reports, contain any reference to the death toll caused by Breaching legislation which was legislated for the express purpose of deliberately depriving welfare recipients of their constitutional right to a welfare benefit for a period of 3 months. Until 30th June 2009, even though this benefit was officially acknowledged as being the only means of support for many people in meeting their basic costs of living, there were no human impact risk assessments, either prior to Breaching penalties being applied, or during the 2-3 month penalty period.

On July 4th 2013, the Queensland Coroner, Michael Barnes, was scathing in his criticism of the Rudd Government’s focus upon economic issues rather than public safety. He said These three young men lost their lives because of a chaotic, rushed and underdone Federal Government policy.”

  • This same reckless attitude to monetary issues rather than public safety is clearly evident in Centrelink’s FY 2001-02 Annual Report which contains a “Scorecard” detailing “Savings” of almost$ 1.623 Billion in the 2 year period 1st July 2000 – 30th June 2002, but the “Scorecard” omits any reference to the shocking humanitarian impact that resulted from these “Savings”.
  • Compounding the issue of the unreported fatalities is the possibility that the Howard Government was illegally implementing and enforced a policy of “Performance Indicator Targets”, i.e. breaching quotas, (hereafter referred to as Quotagate.) These were revealed by the Shadow Employment Minister, Cheryl Kernot, in a press release dated 27 June 2000.
  • These alleged breaching quotas, when combined with the official breaching data in Centrelink reports, indicates that the Howard Government may have been in violation of Section 135.2 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act (1995).
  • Consequently any fatalities caused by this illegal enforcement of breaching powers would mean that under Section 18 of the New South Wales Crimes Act (1990) and the South Australian Criminal Law Consolidation Act (1935), any quota triggered fatalities can probably be reclassified as Felony Murders in these 2 states.
  • In Victoria and other states, breaching quota-triggered fatalities, once investigated, may have to be re-classified as ‘Manslaughter due to criminal negligence.’

The Inquiry is also aware that on July 7th 2004, the Australian Federal Police, hereafter the AFP, refused to investigate either Quotagate or alleged rorting by a federal MP, Trish Draper, hereafter referred to as ‘Travelgate’, who allegedly had falsely claimed a travel allowance benefit for a person who was not her defacto spouse. This alleged rorting by Ms Draper and the alleged Quotagate fraud were referred to the Australian Federal Police Commissioner Keelty for investigation in June 2004:

  • Ignoring both Paragraph 5 of the Constitution, i.e. the law is binding on the people, and Section 135.2 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act (1995), the AFP officially declined to investigate these alleged breaches of the law citing “gravity/sensitivity” and falsely implying that the AFP’s case load was too high to permit any investigation of these alleged activities.
  • The “Dominant Message” presented by the AFP’s July 7th 2004 written response was that even if the law had been broken, the AFP would not investigate John Howard or other government MPs.
  • This “politicians are above and beyond the law” Dominant Message was reinforced in 2009 with the AFP’s formal response to investigate ‘Perksgate.’

‘Perksgate’: In September 2009, the federal Auditor-General tabled Report No. 3 in the Federal Parliament. A comment on Page 12 of that report contained the following alarming standard-of-ethics statement:

“As elected officials holding public office, Parliamentarians are expected to act with integrity in accordance with the public trust placed in them.”(Auditor-General’s Report No.3 2009-10. Audit Report – Administration of Parliamentarians’ Entitlements by the Department of Finance and Regulation)

In an email that I received on 14 September 2009, the AFP refused to investigate ‘Perksgate’, i.e. the alleged rorting of $4.64 million of tax-payers funds to allegedly fund re-election campaigns in 2007 by ‘a high proportion’ of the 144 federal MPs that the Auditor-General had investigated.

4 of the absurd, Broad Ultra Vires reasons cited by the AFP for declining to investigate these possible violations of Section 135.2 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act (1995) included:

  • “…gravity/sensitivity”;
  • “…government protocols”.
  • The incidents had been reported in the newspapers;
  • The incidents had been debated in the Federal Parliament.

This spurious, outrageously biased response, was very similar to the AFP’s July 7th 2004 response and again sent the “Dominant Message” that no matter strong or valid the evidence of unlawful actions may be, the AFP would still not investigate federal politicians who may have broken the law.

In addition to being aware of, and ignoring the AFP’s responses to Travelgate, Quotagate and Perksgate, the Roofgate Inquiry is also aware of allegations that 3 Senate committees, the Legal & Constitutional Affairs Committee (LEGCON), the Employment, Workplace Relations & Education Committee (EWRE), and the Environment, Communications & Arts Committee (ECA) may have abused their Parliamentary Privilege powers for the express purpose of concealing Centrelink’s failure to report any of the post-breaching fatalities.

My specific allegation is that these committees abused their powers for the express purpose of obstructing and perverting the course of justice in order to avoid legal accountability for the breaching triggered fatalities. At this point in time, the view that I have expressed to the Roofgate Inquiry is that the Quotagate fatalities share many similarities with the 4 Roofgate fatalities for they are:

  • Unconstitutional,
  • Unlawful,
  • Unreported and ‘Un-investigated’.
  • On top of this, secretly classified as “confidential” by the LEGCON Committee,
  • and classified as “irrelevant “by the EWRE Committee.

In a letter dated, 1st November 2011, Federal Agent Rochelle Zurnamer, the manager of the Australian Communications & Media Authority’s (ACMA) broadcasting investigations unit, responded to a complaint lodged with the ACMA concerning the role of the 7 Network in aiding Centrelink and the Human Services Minister, Tanya Slibersek, to defraud welfare recipients by concealing the ‘Waiver of debt due to Centrelink error’ provisions found in Paragraph 1,237 (a) of the Social Security Act (1991), with the comment that “The ACMA does not investigate politicians…” In view of Justice Moynihan’s “Manifest Ostensible Bias” determination in Leck vs Morris; Keating vs Morris, it is quite clear that some federal law enforcement authorities, e.g. the AFP and the ACMA, show extreme bias in favour of federal politicians and little or no regard for Paragraph 5 of the Constitution or for state or federal criminal laws.

It is my expressed view to the Roofgate Inquiry that the lack of transparency and accountability for the Quotagate fatalities, and the other hardships caused by unconstitutional and unlawful Breaching activities that I am personally aware of are crucial factors in the chain of events that resulted in the mindset and events that resulted in the Roofgate disaster. For Commissioner Ian Hanger QC to disregard the Quotagate fatalities and other Centrelink triggered deaths is to be blatantly biased against the former prime minister, Kevin Rudd, members of his government and the Australian Labour Party.

It is also my expressed concern to the inquiry that the lack of legal accountability of federal politicians for the harmful consequences of their decisions has fostered a recklessly dangerous culture of risk-taking in which no real consideration is given to the human impact of ideology driven decisions. The colloquial name that I have given to this exceedingly dangerous mindset is “Rinehart Syndrome.”

  • Whilst “Rinehart Syndrome” is not a recognised term legally or medically, I believe that it accurately characterizes a sociopathic mindset that is endemic in Australia’s political and bureaucratic systems and that this mindset now poses a clear and present danger to the public as is evidenced by the 4 Roofgate fatalities and the High Court’s DPP (Cwth) vs Keating decision.
  • As has been highlighted by these fatalities and the unreported, secretly classified post breaching fatalities, it is now standard operating procedure for ideology driven economic and financial considerations to take precedence over the health, welfare and safety of the general public.
  • The unlawful refusal of the AFP, the ACC, and several other federal government agencies to hold politicians accountable for alleged unlawful actions such as Travelgate, Quotagate and Perksgate has served to foster and encourage the false belief that federal politicians are beyond accountability before the law. (Unless some politicians deem it to be politically expedient and advantageous for specific individuals to held accountable for their allegedly unlawful actions.)

In the performance of my duties as a juror at the Adelaide courts in May 2014, I shall at all times keep in mind the following statement from ACMA Report 2729: A person of fair average intelligence, who is neither perverse, nor morbid or suspicious of mind, nor avid for scandal. That person does not live in an ivory tower, but can and does read between the lines in the light of that person’s general knowledge and experience of worldly affairs. (Amalgamated Television Services Pty Limited v Marsden (1998) 43 NSWLR 158 at 164–167 (references omitted)

This decision clearly infers that an ordinary reasonable person’s general knowledge and experience of worldly affairs is adequate in enabling them to ‘read between the lines’, or as the High Court expressed it, can understand the “Dominate Message” that is implicit, but not stated, in issues of importance that they may encounter in their daily lives.

I believe that Justice should be fair and impartial and therefore as a juror, I believe that it is my responsibility to reject the Ultra Vires biased and unconstitutional ‘justice’ of the AFP, and numerous other federal agencies with law enforcement powers and will therefore uphold the Australian Constitution, statute laws, Common Law obligations, and fundamental human rights such as Equality before the Law. I refuse to discriminate on the basis of political or high socio-economic status. With some regret, I believe that the yardstick used by the AFP, for Perksgate and, Quotagate and is an inappropriate baseline standard of Justice that I must now apply to everyone else who may be accused of breaking the law for to do differently would be manifestly biased. As the outcomes of Queen vs Patel in the High Court in 2012 and again in the Queensland Supreme Court in 2013 have demonstrated, no matter how serious the alleged crime or how overwhelming the evidence of guilt, as a juror, I cannot can ignore the crucial principle of Procedural Fairness which I believe takes precedence over the case evidence if Justice is truly to be applied in a fair and impartial manner.

And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the provisions of the Oaths Act 19336

 Ronald Medlicott

The essence of Truth is PROOF, so check out the documents in these hyperlinks.

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-eK High Court May 8th “statutory fiction” decision

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-3v  1-07-12 Senate classified stuff posted on the web.

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-3K 2-07-12 Still more senate classified stuff.

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-3K          16-07-12   More ‘don’t copy, don’t distribute’ stuff.

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-4y     22-07-12 The gag on constitutional rights.

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-5E    How Centrelink works the 6 week rule.

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-52 31-07-12 Privacy Act blog

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-5k  10-08-12 HREOC blog

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-5x  28-08-12 Patel prosecution???

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-5E 4-09-12 Update of 6 Week Rule

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-8u         Jacintha Saldanha Submission: Part 1

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-8C           Part 2

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-96           Part 3 a

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-9J          Part 3 b  

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-ap         Part 3 c  

http://wp.me/P1n8TZ-2           Part 3 d Governor-General letter

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-bo         Part 3e Dept Communications downplay Jacintha’s death    

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-bu     Brief statement re ACMA Report 2729 quote

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-bC           The role of Australia’s mass media regulations in the death of Jacintha Saldanha. Part 3h:- The Vice Regal cop-out.

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-bT    The role of Australia’s mass media regulations in the death of Jacintha Saldanha. Part 3i:

http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-bX The role of Australia’s mass media regulations in the death of Jacintha Saldanha. Part 3j: The statutory declaration


 5,000 South Australians are dead and an estimated 15,000 more are expected to die but most of these new victims do not know that they were sacrificed to economic and political expediency – check out the 1st video to see if you are a potential victim.

School safety problems


Centrelink Prosecutions:

Poniatowska [2011 HCA43] and Keating [2013 HCA20] were two recent High Court decisions that highlight just how far off the rails Justice is in Australia. So jurors need to understand that “Procedural Fairness” is more honoured in the breach than the observance in Australia at the moment:

Bunging a spanner in the works.


Are Centrelink penalties unconstitutional?


Centrelink and the 6 week Rule.


Murder by Legislation: The Canberra Killers Club.


Centrelink’s Secret Breaching Triggered death Toll.


Billabong Ghosts (How almost 4 million Aussie Battlers were thrown in the Billabong.)


SIDDALL ROAD PARKING PROBLEMS – the council that is playing Russian Roulette to raise revenue.


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“Lander’s Law” may be an example of why 3,300 South Australian voters may die before the March 2017 state election .

wreckage“ South Australia is cursed with politicians and powerful public servants who demonstrate a “Costa Concordia” attitude towards public safety. At the moment I calculate that there is a 0.3017% statistical probability (roughly a 1 in 300 chance ) that South Australia’s 1, 039, 025 voters  have a possibility of dying because of shoddy public safety standards.

[ Note: the short link URL for this posting is http://wp.me/p1n8TZ-jQ ]

Gee Ron, 1 in 300! Those are pretty long odds, so who cares? Since members of my family, my friends, my neighbors and myself have a 50-50 chance of being in that 3,300, I CARE! The problem for every South Australian citizen is that no-one has a guarantee that they will not be a statistic in 3 years-time, i.e. if you live in South Australia, your personal odds of being dead because of public safety stuff-ups are the same as mine, i.e. 50-50.

 There is an old saying that “The devil is in the detail” and my recommendation is that you now check the video, “South Australia’s Costa Concordia public safety problems”, which can be viewed on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pDoJRtk9xc&feature=c4-overview&list=UUXMZsmDNjq71mKLPjx_toFQ


“Lander’s Law” may be an example of why 3,300 South Australian voters may die before the March 2017 state election .

bruce-lander_sm   Justice Bruce Lander QC

Once you have seen the above mentioned video, check out the letter below which was written by South Australia’s newly appointed head of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, Judge Bruce Lander.  At first glance his letter may seem to be  quite reasonable; however a closer scrutiny of “the devil in the detail” soon raises  questions  that South Australians need to seriously consider as soon as possible. It has a lot in common with the old 1980s TV series “Rafferty’s Rules” for Judge Lander appears to be playing by his own rules in deciding what is OK and what is not, i.e. it seems that “Lander’s Law” takes precedence over statute law when it comes to potentially lethal public safety issues.

Forget about minor details such as A Fair Hearing and the Procedural Fairness principles that a Federal Court judge, Steven Rares, reminded the nation’s judiciary that they need to be using when sitting in judgement on cases.

  1.  For a fair hearing, you must have the opportunity to speak up and argue the merits of your case or viewpoint. However, there was no hearing at which I could argue the public safety or public interest issues.
  2. The was absolutely no apparent regard for the clear and present dangers shown in the (silent) YOUTUBE videos.
  3. Judge Lander made no requests for the original UNEDITED videos to be presented for his scrutiny and impartial evaluation.
  4. In fact, there were no requests for any other evidence to be submitted.
  5. Witnesses to these events were not in short supply. However, Judge Lander did not need witnesses, especially those with first-hand experience of the dangers faced by road users in Elizabeth Vale. Perhaps this was because their testimony might have contradicted any  of Judge Lander’s carefully crafted judgements?
  6. There was a total disregard for what Justice Steven Rares described as “clear words” in legislation, especially the clear words in the Australian Road Rules that require “a clear view” of the road ahead or the ability to “drive safely”, when forced by a local council to drive on the wrong side of the road because timed parking zones have been set up in streets that are not fit for long-term parking use.
  7. Believe or not, in the 21st century, if councils do not paint white lines on residential access streets, it is still legal to set up parking zones that force drivers onto the wrong side of the road!
  8. This rule was established about 50 years ago when far fewer cars were on our roads but it is still in force today.
  9. Judge Lander never even listened to an audio recording of a conversation that provided insight into the actions and mindset of Playford Council and its senior management which was NOT focused on safety of residents
  10. Anyone who has seen Part 7  of Road safty or a Con Job  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRKvRgUV_Q8&feature=c4-overview&list=UUXMZsmDNjq71mKLPjx_toFQ  will  known that a conversation had been recorded. For some unexplained reason, Judge Lander was totally uninterested in listening to this recording, which like the 2day FM recording of the conversation with Jacintha Saldanha, was illegally recorded.
  11. Heck, even by breaking federal and sate telecommunications laws, I could not get Judge Lander to talk to me about these issues.
  12. You have to wonder, “Why was this so?” Could it be that Judge Lander was deliberately perverting the course of justice?

 “The devil is in the detail.”

In his letter, Judge Lander majored on the minor uncontested issues and studiously avoided “the devil in the detail” that provided insight into Playford council’s real intentions and motives.

  1. Nowhere in the letter is there a reference to the Minutes of Meeting for the council’s deliberations on September 12th 2013 when Playford Council “considered, finalized and approved” a parking trial aimed at sussing out timed parking zone “opportunities” within close proximity to the Lyell McEwin Hospital.
  2. $60 per parking fine per parking spot at 3 times per day, even for 50 spaces in the parking trial was potentially quite a money spinner in the long term – especially if council could get away with creating a 1,000 such parking spots “in close proximity to the LMHS.”
  3. It is manifestly apparent that Judge Lander had no intention of being required to have to consider any evidence that Playford Council and senior council officials were prepared to deliberately compromise public safely in the pursuit of the “opportunities” discussed by council members.

So exactly why did Judge Landers toss Rule of Law principles out the window and in doing so, violate my constitutional rights, my legal rights, and my most basic of human rights, i.e. the right to live? (In the above video, the margin between a head-on crash and a near miss was just 2 seconds!)

 To be honest, I do not know the answer to that question; I just know that his response has placed the lives of South Australian citizens in danger. At about 3.05Pm on the 25th February, 3 lives were in danger in yet another head-on near miss in Broughton Street and again at 10:45 AM on the 27th February 3 lives were at risk in another head-on near miss in Siddall Road. An hour ago I had a golden opportunity to smear a pedestrian between my car and a parked car!

[ 5 dead in 84 hours – that is the carnage on South Australia’s road since I wrote the above comment. Lander’s Law nearly made that ‘scorecard 8 deaths! Cars kill, something that Judge Lander does not seem to comprehend too well.]

It may be that Judge Lander did not wish to ‘rock the boat’ with a decision that would prevent  local councils across the state from using new electronic “parking Inspector” technology to rake in millions of dollars in revenue by setting up timed parking zones in streets that were too narrow to be safely used for this purpose.

Electronic spy cameras at 24/7/365 'parking inspectors that can raise millions of dollars in parking fines, all without human intervention!

Electronic spy cameras at 24/7/365 ‘parking inspectors that can raise millions of dollars in parking fines, all without human intervention!

One thing is for certain, his apparent unwillingness to allow the most basic of procedural fairness principles, the right to heard, raises a lot of disturbing questions that need to be answered before more injustices occur:

  1.  Is Judge Lander, the head of the Anti-Corruption Commission, corrupt and making political decisions that will please his political masters instead of making legally valid decisions in accordance with Due Process of Law?
  2. This is a valid question to ask because 18 days BEFORE I filed my formal complaint, Lee Odenwalder, the local Member for Little Para, told a group of irate local residents that “the ICAC would not investigate.”  Lee Odenwalder’s confident statement was 100% spot on and the obvious question here is “Why was he so confident of no investigation of a clear and present danger to the public?”
  3. I am old, but Judge Landers is even older, having started practicing Law in 1969. Could it be that he has hit his ‘Use-by’ date and needs to hang up his wig and robe?
  4. Or could it be that as ‘the boss’ of the ICAC, Judge Lander is blinded by his own perceived magnificent and thinks that he can make up his own laws on the fly?
  5. The worst case scenario is that Judge Lander is merely doing what he did when he was sitting on the Bench. That is a really frightening thought isn’t it, given that some 40,000+ people each year argue their own case in court and they all rely upon the judge presiding in the case to be fair and impartial rather than capriciously doing their own version of Rafferty’s Rules! (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafferty%27s_Rules )

 Beyond Commonwealth vs. Keating.

Passengers on the Costa Concordia were abandoned when the ship started sinking. For decades, focusing upon budgets and elections, rather than public safety, the major political parties have concealed lethal dangers to the public. In this there is a clear parallel with the High Court’s Commonwealth vs. Keating “statutory fiction” decision on May 8th 2013.

 Rather than admit that the Liberal-National Coalition and the ALP had prosecuted and convicted some 15,000 impoverished welfare recipients for violating a law that did not exist, the Gillard Government (ALP) and the Liberal-National Coalition joined forces and retrospectively legislated to make these convictions valid. In voting for this retrospective legislation, the ALP and Coalition politicians in Australia’s federal parliament deliberately violated the constitutional, legal and basic human rights of 15,000 people.

 In the clash between public safety and political expediency, guess which one loses out?

Ponder this:

QANTAS is the only international airline that has NEVER HAD A PASSENGER FATALITY. There are many reason for this but one of the most crucial reasons is the primary back-up safety system, i.e. the CO-PILOT. If a QANTAS co-pilot believes that the captain has stuffed up, then he/she is expected to speak up and take action before an accident occurs. Because of this requirement to act in the interests of passengers, QANTAS is the world’s safest airline.

I too am speaking up in the interests of South Australia’s “passengers”, and if you are a South Ozzie who wants to stop  our political parties from doing a ‘Costa Concordia’ with South Australia and running our beautiful state onto the rocks, then you also need to speak up and demand that a Royal Commission into the failure of public safety in our state.

Keep in mind the fact that if you do nothing and you become a fatal statistic before the 2017 state election, you won’t be around to complain, so do it now before  it’s too late.

NOTE: The was a total absence of procedural fairness with both the Office of Public Integrity and Judge Lander “quarantining” themselves from:

  1. The plaintiff
  2. Other victims.
  3. Witnesses.
  4. Expert advice from the RAA.
  5. Other video evidence.
  6. Audio evidence.
  7. Documentary evidence.
  8. An on-site inspection of the problem.
  9. Australian Road rules that require a clear view of traffic coming in the opposite direction and the ability to proceed in complete safety.

In addition to all of the above, Judge Lander deflected attention away from Playford Council’s motives and the potentially lethal consequences of both the “improved road safety” and the logic behind the decision to hold the public meeting in a bituminized car park at 5PM on a hot December afternoon.

Judge Lander’s “other options” comment deflects attention away from why, of all the safe options that were available, Playford council opted for the car park despite the fact that in 2009, 92 people died from heat exhaustion in a two week period. Playford Council staff knew precisely what would happen when they chose that venue, i.e. only a few residents would attend a meeting held in those extreme circumstances.

Overall, Judge Lander’s letter reading like the opening statement being made to jury by a barrister who is defending a guilty client; it does not read like a fair and impartial assessment of a clear and present danger to the residents of Elizabeth Vale.

Page 1:LanderPage 2:Lander (2)

Page 3:Lander (3)Please note that “other options” included a web site that was not revealed to residents until December, i.e. 2 months after it was set up and that residents in other streets whose lives were affected by the trial were not notified.

The ultimate insult in Judge Lander’s letter is that NO ONE knew the venue had been switched to an air-conditioned room at the tennis club UNTIL THEY ARRIVED IN SCORCHING 36 Degree HEAT! Playford Council was bound and determined that as few people as possible would attend the meeting as possible. If Judge Lander had bothered to listen to the full recording of the (illegally) recorded phone conversation between a Playford Council official and my self, he probably would not have written his page 3 “other options” comments.

LyellMcEwin parking emailThe best response to Judge Lander’s “other options” comment is found in the official Timeline of Events.

After months of planning, on 12th September 2013 Playford Council “considered, finalized and approved” a parking trial plan that would force residents to drive on the wrong side of the road into on-coming traffic! This was not a voluntary action by residents but a carefully planned scheme by local government politicians and the council’s PROFESSIONAL support staff.

Playford Council’s planning included:

    1. Avoiding any prior public consultation with residents about  its plans to force residents top drive on the wrong side of the road!
    2. Setting up a feedback web site but not telling residents about this website until the “trial” was almost over.
    3. At least 6 local air-conditioned venues that were available to Playford Council were totally ignored in favour of an open car park in the heat of summer!

Does anyone really believe that Playford Council was leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that there was full disclosure and full community consultation?

  • The reality was that Playford Council knew, that with 8 tee-junctions, 2 right angle corners and 2 bends, the trial zone was did not meet the minimum requirement for clear views and the ability to proceed safely. Council’s solution to those problems was to avoid consultation and to do everything possible to minimize the possibility of a large public turnout.
  • The only way to avoid questions about the legality of Playford council’s action was to control the agenda from A to Z, and that included full control of the public consultation process so that awkward questions could be avoided.
  • Judge Lander’s response is a cop-out that needs to be independently scrutinized.

There needs to be a royal commission inquiry into both Playford Council’s actions and the manner in which the office of Public Integrity and Judge Lander handled these issues

Please not that journalists or TV reporters who asks for an MP3 copy of the Friday 13th phone conversation will be provided with one upon request.

Ronald Medlicott. (A Christian advocate for Justice in Australia.)



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