Corrupt former judge appointed as administrator of the HSU East Branch by Justice Flick.

The former federal court judge and well-known bribe taker Michael Francis Moore has been appointed as the administrator of the Health Services East branch by his mate Justice Geoffrey Flick. Flick has been accused of bias which he has form on the board for including the Kristy Fraser-Kirk v David Jones and my own matters.

The proceedings before the court are to have the state union, HSUeast, and the HSU East branch of the federal union into administration. The reason for this is the fall out of the Craig Thomson fraud scandal which I covered extensively in a previous post. (Click here to read the post)

Both Moore and Flick are old sparring partners of mine so to speak which I should put up front because there is at least perceived bias by me and some might argue real bias. But the facts talk for themselves. They should both be in jail. Given that I have had dealings with both of them does put me in a position to give a real viewpoint that others cannot. Moore resigned from the bench last year and Flick is obviously still up to his old tricks.

Michael Moore is the same Michael Moore, along with two others, that Bill Shorten appointed to review the Fair Work Act a few months ago which I did a post on titled “Bill Shorten appoints two stooges to review the Fair Work Act.” (Click here to read the post) And the same Michael Moore who I allege took bribes during the course of my unlawful termination proceedings against Fairfax Media. Allegations that neither Michael Moore nor the attorney general have challenged. And Justice Geoffrey Flick was one of the appeal judges who heard my appeal of Justice Moore’s judgement. An appeal that went forward with no appeals books, no written submissions and they refused to hand over the transcript form the original hearing..

Moore has been appointed to make sure the corruption within the union can be covered up as much as possible and reduce the amount of further crimes that are uncovered. This should keep many people happy including the NSW Police who tried to sweep it under the carpet last year.

It came to my attention Tuesday last week that Michael Moore was a candidate to be appointed as the administrator (which he since has been) so I shot a quick email of to Justice Flick, Chief Justice Keane, the federal police and others which is below. It is not one of my better emails but it was sent to Flick and he knows who I am and he also knows the gravity of the email. The others,  some know me and some do not, would know the gravity of the allegations could and should not go unchecked.

From: Shane Dowling [mailto:shanedowling@hotmail.com]

Sent: Wednesday, 6 June 2012 1:54 AM

To: Justice.Flick@fedcourt.gov.au; ChiefJustice.Keane@fedcourt.gov.au; tony.negus@afp.gov.au; andrew.colvin@afp.gov.au; val.gostencnik@corrs.com.au; attorney@ag.gov.au; Bill.Shorten.MP@aph.gov.au; hatcher@hbhiggins.com.au; inquiries@holdingredlich.com.au; PPasfield@slatergordon.com.au; uwe@uwe.com.au; Paul.Lorraine@harmers.com.au; SVecellio@mauriceblackburn.com.au; ncini@mauriceblackburn.com.au; flickg@fedcourt.gov.au; jack.de.flamingh@corrs.com.au; jack.de.flamingh@corrs.com.au; tony.abbott.mp@aph.gov.au; senator.brandis@aph.gov.au

Subject: Health Services Union – NSD579/2012 – NSD613/2012

Dear Justice Flick

It has come to my attention that the former federal court Judge Michael Francis Moore is under consideration as the administrator of the troubled HSU East Branch as mentioned in an article in the SMH titled “Judge criticises Jackson for contacting his chambers” published on the 5th June 2012.

As you are well aware Mr Flick, Michael Moore was well-known for taking bribes when he was on the bench. As you may recall you had to protect him in a full court judgement.

As I am sure you are also aware Michael Moore’s bribe taking ways are well documented in the book I wrote “Love Letters from the Bar Table”

In fact there is even a picture of me on the front cover holding a sign saying “Justice Moore Federal Court of Australia takes bribes”. The same picture you would have seen in the affidavit that is in the court files you had for the appeal. (people can see for themselves on the website – loveletterfromthebartable.com)

The book is in numerous libraries around the country including but not limited to The Australian National Library, NSW State Library and the NSW Parliamentary library.

Mr Moore has never complained about the book which most people would and should take as admission of his bribe taking ways.

As you are aware Michael Moore resigned from the bench last year some 10 to 12 years before he had to because the embarrassment got too much. Everyone in the Law Courts building knew what a joke he was.

It must be noted that Michael Moore is a well-known Labor Party boy as well. I have recently done a posting about him on my website titled “Bill Shorten appoints two stooges to review the Fair Work Act.”

If I was you Mr Flick I would not be worried about looking after Mr Moore, I would be worried about keeping your own sorry ass out of jail.

I will put you on notice that you will be getting a mention or two in at least one up and coming post on my website, Kangaroo Court of Australia, where I name and shame corrupt judges.

Regards

Shane Dowling
Ph: 0411 238 704
Website: kangaroocourtofaustralia.com
 
For some mysterious and unexplained reason I never received a reply from Justice Flick although I did get a read receipt from Chief Justice Keane. The others I sent it to were the other parties lawyers as well as some obvious people. Not much Flick can do about the email. Although it achieved little given Moore was appointed anyhow. But is does show voters that people in the highest places do not care about the corruption on a broader scale than what they just read in the papers or watch on TV news and current affairs.

The national secretary of the HSU Kathy Jackson on Friday accused Justice Flick of Bias. Nothing new here! One has to ask is it appropriate for a federal judge to appoint a former federal judge to a position as administrator. The average person would immediately see perceived bias in that they know each other and Justice Flick is looking after his mate. How much will Michael Moore be charging? Maybe $5000 or $10000 per day. And who approves his payments? Justice Flick one would assume.

It should not be allowed for a current federal judge to appoint someone he knows personally. The average person might suspect that Justice Flick appointed his mate Michael Moore, then approves his payments and then gets a kick back off Mr Moore of say $5000 or $10000. Would Moore and Flick do that? Yes they would they are both grubs.

And why did Bill Shorten want Michael Moore as the administrator? He has already given him a big fat pay check to review the Fair Work Act. Shorten and Moore obviously get along very well.

Let’s have a look at the Kristy Fraser-Kirk v David Jones matter which Justice Flick was the presiding judge.

Kristy Fraser-Kirk was harassed by the CEO of David Jones which is a large department store chain in Australia. She took legal action against David Jones, the directors and the CEO Mark McInnes (who was very quickly forced to resign).

Kristy Fraser-Kirk said she had numerous other witnesses to come forward that had been harassed at David Jones by Mark McInnes.

Once I heard the hearing dates that Flick had set down it was clear to me it was game on. He set the case down for hearing on December 20 and said “the hearing will continue during such days as are available between Christmas and the New Year and will further resume at the outset of January 2011.” It is unheard of for a case like this or any case for that matter to be set down for those dates.

These dates clearly benefited David Jones as it would greatly reduce media coverage and public awareness of the case as reporters and the general public are on holidays. It also would make it harder for Kristy Fraser-Kirk to call other witnesses who support her as they would also be reluctant to give up their holidays and probably make excuses of why they could not go.

Justice Flick was sending a clear and loud message to Kristy Fraser-Kirk and her lawyers that they should settle the matter because they will not be getting any favours from him and he will look after David Jones. (As we know they did settle not long after)

But the real humdinger is a report on the matter from the SMH journalist Elizabeth Knight on the October 14, 2010 where she says:

“The Federal Court proceedings yesterday were procedural and provided no real hint as to what the judge was thinking.”

While it appeared Flick was favouring David Jones, the company had already made more concessions during out-of-court negotiations over the past week.” (Click here to read the full article)

The big problem there is that Elizabeth Knight is clearly defending Justice Flick of perceived bias in favour of David Jones. What Ms Knight should have disclosed is that one of the respondents was the Chairman of David Jones Robert Savage who is also a director of her employer Fairfax Media. And how would have Elizabeth Knight known that they had made out of court concessions? Sounds very much like she was the mouth piece for David Jones lawyers. (Mr Savage has announced his retirement from Fairfax Media effective June 20 2012)

It is well-known that reporters should disclose anything that gives the apprehension of bias. You will see financial reporters do it all the time. At the bottom of the story they will say something like. “This reporter has shares in the above mentioned company.”

I have never known of a reporter to defend a judge for perceived bias let alone when one of her ultimate bosses is a respondent in the matter. There may have been people in court that day who seen Justice Flick in action who came to the conclusion he was biased in David Jones favour then read Elizabeth Knight’s story and changed their minds not knowing of the fact that a director of Fairfax Media was one of the respondents in the case and Ms Knight had concealed it.

Elizabeth Knight is a very experienced reporter she would have known full well she should have disclosed that. I was not in court that day but for Knight to come out and defend Justice Flick for perceived bias and fail to acknowledge a Fairfax director’s involvement says plenty about Flick.

Fairfax directors are well known for interfering in the editorial of their papers and other media assets although they argue otherwise. So the question has to be asked did Robert Savage or any other directors or managers interfere in the Elizabeth Knight story to defend Justice Flick because he was helping David Jones.

Justice Flick and my appeal

Michael Moore was the judge for my unlawful termination proceedings against Fairfax Media and Justice Flick was one of the judges who heard the appeal. But before it got to Justice Moore my matter bounced around all over the place for some 18 months and by the time it got to hearing 22 months. From the start to the appeal judgement it was almost 3 years. Fairfax Media and their lawyers Freehills were running every frivolous and vexatious argument they could to avoid a hearing. Any lawyer will tell you there was something badly wrong there, disturbingly so for it to last almost 3 years.

The reality is I knew six months in that I was pushing the proverbial uphill because of the corruption and said to myself win, lose or draw I can at least write a book about it which I have and I will write another in the future. But that does not mean I did not try in the court case. I did give it 100% effort. As much as you can when you are self-represented and working full-time as well.

But one analogy would be that I was like a Trojan horse right up the guts of the corruption going on in the judiciary. They thought they were denying me justice, as they do on a regular basis with many people, while I was there documenting it all for future publication.

I am certainly not looking for sympathy and have no regrets. I made the choices I made and could have moved on at anytime but decided to follow through with the case. I did not appeal to the High Court as I decided there was nothing to be gained as I would have just wasted more time and money to achieve little based on the corruption I was faced with. As I have said previously this site is not about me and my personal experiences but given I have had direct dealings with a couple of the key players involved (Flick and Moore) that enables me to give the readers of this site an experienced and inside viewpoint of who they really are.

A quick look at Justice Moore’s conduct

If you know the processes and you are a criminal you can abuse the system. And that is what judges and barristers do all the time even more so when they up against a self-represented litigant. But by the time I hit Justice Moore my matters had been before the court for over 18 months and I knew a lot of the processes, so when he abused them I knew.

Justice Moore, as he was then, clearly was taking instructions of Fairfax Media’s barrister Kate Eastman. I knew the court processes and he was dismissing grounds of my claim and interlocutory orders that I sought simply by her raising it in court and asking him to dismiss them. This was a massive abuse off process. She knew if she wanted grounds of my claim or interlocutory orders that I was seeking dismissed she had to file what is called a notice of motion and Justice Moore knew this as well.

For those who do not know what a notice of motion is, it is what you file along with a supporting affidavit when you want something like grounds of a claim or interlocutory orders sought by the other party dismissed. You have to file it at least 3 to 5 clear working days before it is heard. (depending on the court) This gives the other party a chance to prepare counter arguments and defend it. But when you go to court and they start raising these things out of the blue you have very little chance to defend it and are caught on the hop. That is why litigants have to file a notice of motion.

So the next question is why was Justice Moore aiding and abetting Fairfax Media and their Lawyers Freehills and Barrister Kate Eastman.

My initial proceedings where against the company and then also I filed proceedings against the directors and managers. The directors just did bother showing up even though there was a reverse onus of proof and a court order had been issued for them to file their defence. I filed a notice of motion to have them charged with contempt of court for breaching the court order and not filing their defence. Justice Moore dismissed it and never gave any reasons. I also filed a notice of motion to subpoena them as witnesses but once again Justice Moore dismissed it and no reasons were given.

It is standard practice in a case like this for the application to want documents in the companies possession like emails letters etc. So I sought orders for Fairfax Media to hand them over. Justice Moore issued an extremely scandalous order on Kate Eastman’s instruction that being:

“In providing discovery, the Respondents are not required to provide an affidavit verifying the List of Documents”. In other words they could withhold any documents they wanted. It is the same as saying you can commit perjury if you want to.

His next order was “The Respondents, through their solicitor, are to certify the List of Documents.” That is like saying you can get your lawyer to take the oath or affirmation for you when you hop in the witness stand.

I took a video asking one of Fairfax’s lawyers from Freehills, Shivchand Jhinku, about him helping fabricate evidence which he had.

About two weeks later I went to court for a directions hearing and Mr Shivchand Jhinku had filed an affidavit in relation to a video I took (click here to watch on previous post) and Ms Eastman asked Justice Moore to give me a warning. It was 500 pages long when included with an annexure. They gave me the affidavit and annexure while I was at the bar table and said here you go we are about to argue this. I’m there thinking WTF (although they had this sort of things many times). They had filed it with the court the day before and Justice Moore had a copy. So why did they leave it until we were at the bar table to give it to me. I said to Justice Moore it is 500 pages long and I just got it. He said we can adjourn for 30 minutes if I want to read it. I said you have to be joking it is 500 pages long.

He proceeded to give me a warning based on what was in Shivchand Jhinku’s affidavit and annexure. I asked him numerous times exactly what was in the affidavit and annexure that he was giving me a warning for but he would not say. Why? Because he had not read the affidavit and annexure. He was clearly taking instructions off Kate Eastman on what to do.

I asked him what could happen in relation to his warning and he said that I could be charged for contempt of court. I asked him what could happen then and he said that I could go to jail. When he said that I started to drop the boot into him. I said it was nothing more than attempted blackmail by him to try to force me to shut my mouth. Justice Moore backed right off then.

The reference to above video and Justice Moore’s warning had no impact on the merits of my claim but what it shows is actual bias and criminal conduct by Michael Moore. The same actual bias and criminal conduct that was evident with the rest of the proceedings.

The above is just the tip of the iceberg. But Michael Moore cannot justify the above let alone all the rest of his corrupt conduct that is why my book, which accuses him of taking bribes on the front cover, goes unchallenged.

Now back to Flick and the appeal.

The appeal was heard by Justice Graham (now retired), Justice Logan and Justice Flick and went forward with no appeals books, written submissions and they would not give me the transcript.  They blame me for failure to prosecute because I did not get the appeals book ready amongst other things. Their judgement was full of lies. Justice Graham even had a financial interest in the matter through his Fairfax Media shareholding but did not step down from hearing the case.

Justice Graham wrote his decision by himself and Justice Flick and Logan wrote theirs together.

Justice Graham at paragraph 26 says:

26 One would like to excuse the intemperate language employed by the appellant on the basis of his limited understanding of the English language. However, it became quite clear when he was asked what he had meant by his use of the words ‘bribery’, ‘perjury’ and ‘conspiracy’ that he had in mind deliberate wrongdoing on the part of the persons against whom his allegations were made.

Why does he write that? I am a fourth generation Australian with an English heritage and only speak one language and I publish this site and have written a book yet Graham says “on the basis of his limited understanding of the English language.” That is a straight out lie by Graham. He wrote that for a simple reason. Any lawyer who read the judgement would have many queries on many issues that did not seem procedurally fair and straight out wrong. But by putting in there my “limited understanding of the English language” it sounds like I am a new immigrant who just got off the boat and the judges had a hard time understanding me and I had a hard time understanding them. So a lawyer reading the judgement would sit back and think to themselves that is why all the strange decisions by the appeal judges and clear abuse of processes by them.

To prepare for the appeal you need the transcript from the case. It is standard practice that when a party is given fee waivers by the court then they will get a copy of transcript free of charge. It costs the court nothing, they can just email you a copy and there are many precedents on it.

But the best they could do with the transcript is they wanted me to go to the court and identify what pages I wanted and I might get a copy. That would have taken me days although I did go for one hour one day and realised what a waste of time it was and I could not afford the time of work. First it was registrar Tom Morgan and then Justice Flick who refused to give me the transcript. I can only assume they wanted to tamper with the transcript when I had identified the pages.

If you do not have the transcript you cannot prepare properly for an appeal and Flick and the others knew this. And they knew what Justice Moore had been up to. But you are on a website and reading a post written by a person as the appeal judgment says has “limited understanding of the English language”. That says it all for the creditability of the three appeal judges which included Justice Flick.

This is important as people who have been following the HSU scandal now think the HSU East Branch has an honest administrator. Well they do not.

Craig Thomson and others ripped off the Health Services Union which was investigated by corrupt ex union officials (the two general managers) at Fair Work Australia and it now has a corrupt former judge who is a Labor Party boy as the administrator.

The Liberal’s know this but will do nothing as Flick was appointed by them just before they lost government in 2007. And the Greens are obviously in tight with the Labor Party so will say nothing.

I could go on about the appeal and maybe should in another post but I have gone way over the 3000 words I try to limit posts to because if posts get to long people will not read them. (If you have any feedback on this let me know)

Last Friday in court Kathy Jackson asked Justice Flick to stand down for perceived bias. This I believe, from what I have read, will be revisited this coming Friday in court.

Some of the questions that Kathy Jackson should ask Flick.

  1. Do you know Justice Moore on a personal basis. Answer: Yes we used to work together.
  2. Do you think it is appropriate that you have appointed him as the administrator given that you know him.
  3. Did you ever hear an appeal where the first ground of the appeal was that Justice Moore took a bribe off the respondent Fairfax Media? Answer: Yes.
  4. Are you aware there is a published book that accuses Michael Moore of taking bribes on the front cover that has gone unchallenged? Answer Yes

If she was to ask those questions it would certainly put a rocket up Justice Flick.

Just as a side note my appeal was heard on the 6th of November 2009. My book was published on the 18th of August 2009. So while the three judges were hearing the appeal you could go 100 meters down the road and buy a copy at the Co-op Bookshop. As per state book deposit laws there was even a copy at the State Library which I had to give them given I had published the book in NSW.

I was also meant to give a copy within 2 months of the publication date to the NSW Parliamentary Library but the State Library said there was no need as the parliamentary library is small and they do not usually want a copy.

When the book was published I sent emails to most of the federal and state politicians and then I received the below email.

From: Info Resources [mailto:Info.Resources@parliament.nsw.gov.au]

Sent: Wednesday, 21 October 2009 5:58 PM

To: shanedowling1@bigpond.com

Subject: Legal Deposit Claim

New South Wales Parliamentary Library
Macquarie Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
Telephone: (02) 9230 3380
Fax: (02) 9231 1932
Email: info.resources@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Dear Mr Dowling,

A search of our records reveals that we have not received the following publication:

Love letters from the bar table / Shane Dowling

ISBN: 9780646517360

Under the provisions of the Copyright (Amendment Act) 1952 we are requesting a copy of this publication to add to our collection please.

If there is any reason why the provisions of the Copyright (Amendment Act) do not apply to the publication described, could you please let us know.

Yours sincerely,

Anthea Darmon
Accessions Officer
Information Resources
 
I went and dropped a copy of the book off at parliament house a couple of days later. The lady from the library who came to get the book off me at reception had a big smile on her face. I asked her if she had anyone waiting to read the book. She smiled and said quite a few. Obviously the politicians where too tight to buy a copy and knew a free copy would be delivered to the library so waited.

The point in relation to the book? Here I was appealing Justice Moore’s judgement with the first ground of my appeal being that he took a bribe of Fairfax Media and everyone in the judiciary and political system knew the book had been published. It was the big white elephant in the room during the appeal. It showed what a joke the whole system is.

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30 Comments on “Corrupt former judge appointed as administrator of the HSU East Branch by Justice Flick.”

  1. amcoz June 12, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    Shane, in my extensive reading – Sibel Edmonds’ ‘Classified Woman’ being the latest – corrupt legal systems are the fundamental basis of the power base for the ruling clique, everywhere in the so-called democratic world.

    It galls me to tears at times, to think that truth, morality and ethics has nothing to do with justice these days. Keep up your spirits and maintain your rage as, some how, some time, the truth will come to the fore one day.

  2. Frank Nejad June 12, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    Shane, as far as I am concerned Justice Moore is corrupt and He should be brought to justice, please go to austlii page and see a case where Justice Moore and Justice Einfeld hands in hands made corrupt judgements in case, This case is a black chapter of Australian Judicial System.

    http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/cases/cth/FCA/1998/1626.html?stem=0&synonyms=0&query=moore%20and%20nejad

    • Paul June 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

      Einfeld. An object lesson in “by way of deception”.

  3. gerard crewdson June 12, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    Shane.. I was interested to see barrister Kate Eastman’s name appearing in your post.
    I faced her as a self represented litigant in 1999 when she appeared to defend the then President of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board Chris Puplick in proceedings in the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal. Mr Puplick had improperly thrown out an unlawful victimisation complaint I had made to the Board against the then Director General of DOCS and the NSW Crown Solicitor. I won the case on a point of law however the tribunal member who wrote the decision Professor Neil Rees (now Law Reform Commissioner Victoria) proceeded to make highly prejudicial remarks about the merits of my case though it had not yet been investigated or heard on its merits. These remarks ensured that my complaint was ultimately thrown out two years later when it returned to the Tribunal.. Professor Rees engaged in this malicious behaviour as a result of a discussion he had with Kate Eastman in court. I was present but they just ignored me and spoke over my head treating me as if I had no intelligence at all..

    I was the first person to win against Mr Puplick using that particular provision of the Tribunal Act granting a right of review against summary decisions of the President of the Board. Two more people after me also won against Mr Puplick (for his legally rotten decisions) and so the NSW State Govt changed the legislation to get rid of the right of review provision. Now you cannot challenge the President of the Board if he summarily dismisses complaints of unlawful discrimination or victimisation. This was all part of Kate Eastman’s legacy in NSW.

    In about 2003 I also watched Kate Eastman defending the Australian Human Rights Commission (then called HREOC) and a former commissioner Irene Moss in a Federal Court case alleging that HREOC and Irene Moss had protected a pedophile working in a Sydney grammar school. That case was also improperly thrown out and has left me with a lasting distrust of the Federal Court having witnessed what went on.

    I believe that Kate Eastman was at one stage working for HREOC as a legal officer.
    There is a close and very cosy network of relationships between certain barristers and tribunals and courts both state and federal that renders the notion of judicial independence in Australia a complete and malevolent farce.

  4. Pat McCann June 12, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Shane, this is so obviously a ‘set up’ by the ALP, Shorten in particular! All to save Gillards hide! If it is known that Michael Moore is corrupt, and he hasn’t denied this it seems, Gillards mob are doing AGAIN, what they have done in recent past! They accepted a known crook, Thomson, then another, Slipper to boost the numbers for a PM who is an absolute failure (with criminal history?). The UNIONS have lost any respect and are losing members….there is not one member of the Labor Party who will declare that he is HONEST and wants no more of this CORRUPTION in Government, so what are we waiting for? We want an ELECTION….we have NO CONFIDENCE in the Gillard Govt. which is backed by the UNIONS and a CORRUPT SYSTEM OF JUSTICE! The PEOPLE must stop Gillard before she can do MORE DAMAGE! Why can’t we DEMAND that the G.G. declare a double dissolution before the people are forced to take action!!

  5. Whyn Carnie June 12, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    Thus it has ever been. In 1372 Edward III excluded lawyers from British Parliament, along with the Yeomenary (us middle class plebs). By 1422, of the 262 Parlimentarians 40 were lawyers. Just shows we were and are still in the hands of various Establishments, or covert ruling classes.

    We are kidded to believe that there is a Separation of Powers and an independent Judiciary by our politicians when they know full well that it is those same politicians who appoint Judges and it is Parliament that pays their ample salaries. All the while, a compliant Judiciary seeks to maintain favour with the Establishment, that’s just human nature.

    Democracy and Civil rights are stuffed and corrupted in Australia by those we mistakenly think are our elected representatives. Roll on a better system.

  6. ROSS E. SMITH June 12, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Gillard’s Scheming Lying Labor Unwarranted Taxes now we are further subjected to this corrupt person placed in power in order to save her hide as PM…I am so very sorry to have fought at war for this country and lost many mates…should just open up the border gates…please bring on the revolution……soon!!!

  7. peter June 12, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    as for the Kristy Fraser-Kirk and david jones case , she got a enormous sum because the ceo her asked her some thing like . would u like to go out with me ,
    my father had a eye nail through his eye at work and got enough to pay the legal fees , he dragged himself around half blind and had one day off a year , where he lay on his old army blanket in the sun
    it makes me sick to my stomach that a women like that exists from memory the dirty parasite was going to give some of the money to women that had been harried at work . don’t know how she was going to do that or if it ever happened or how giving 35 dollars to a woman who was harried at work would do any good
    apart from some one with a hyphenated mane being allowed to bring a court case at all look at all the people who are crippled for life etc. and get near nothing , and this thing
    who should be glad a man speaks to her with her pompous name has the hide to ask for millions for what any normal woman would just simply say no im not interested too
    and Shane Warne style of course he some how had her mobile numbers etc which one would presume would be only given to someone u wanted to contact you
    the ceo had worked his way up from nothing with out the benefit of endless “woman’s” { (are there any men at uni any-more “? )”useless uni degrees and to be brought down for nothing by a nothing makes me sick

  8. Bea June 12, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    What can one say. SPEAK UP and Be HEARD.. You are doing a mighty job single handedly, for someone of “limited understanding of english” that is. Really people – who was it that said BAD things Happen when GOOD people stand by and do NOTHING……..

  9. Richard June 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    2012 the year of australias first uprising EVERYONE GET READY

  10. Liz of Vic June 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Do not have a lot of time at present, but will tell you that I have experienced Unions’ practices, so believe you.
    If i can help at any time please contact me but question: How can one contact the G.G. if
    her son-in-law is a Minister of the Crown?
    Good luck!

  11. Concerned Aussie June 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    richard, i do hope you are right but sadly i don’t think it will happen (if it does though, count me in). there are just too many people in this country that don’t care. i posted numerous links to this site on facebook, and while everyone was commenting and “liking” the plethora of games and other useless diversions i’m not aware of a single person who showed any interest. i think that demonstrates clearly that most people are unfit to vote, yet they so cleverly make it compulsory for them to do so.

    i will soon be getting a kangaroocourt t-shirt. i might even be bold enough come next election to stand at my local polling booth all day and help educate the mass sheep about the corrupt system they are voting for if they vote for the wrong people.

    i for one have had enough of this crap. i hope many others will gain the same level of disgust and together we can start to do something about it. Shane, i will do as much as i can to help out. wanna run for PM? you’ve got my vote. i can potentially see a new political force coming out of this.

    • nottwistedyet June 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

      Agree with all you have said.Feel the same. May be there will be an opportunity for us!

      • peter June 12, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

        there is always a bright side , at least hes not a sex offender which would be in the minority with anyone connected with the Labor party . , has anyone done a comparison with say plumbers or candle stick makers and labour politions’ comparing the number in jail for sex offences , in qld they had to build a new jail for them , im serious ,these animals are beyond belief

  12. Allison June 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Oh for heaven’s sake, why don’t they just get an administrator out of the Yellow Pages like everyone else? They all must think we are dumb – maybe we are putting up with all this stuff.

    Shane is correct in writing about his own experiences. The Federal Court is very expensive to litigate in because there are so many fees and costs just to get in the door without having legal representation. The transcripts are usually around $1,500 a day as well you have fees for lodgement of documents and sitting fees which I think are around $1,000 a day but I could be wrong. Then that leaves the cost of a solicitor and barrister per day which you pay win or lose.

    It is fair to say that a self-represented litigant gets chewed up and spat out by the system; the appeal books Shane speaks of are thousands of dollars to prepare so in reality money runs the system and buys you justice. In the majority of cases, no money means no justice but there are some good barristers around who take on cases pro-bono for public interest cases or reduced fees etc.

    If you read this Shane, did you ever get the Bill of Costs from the other side?

    • Shane Dowling June 14, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

      I have deleted the comments on the Bill of Costs as they are way off topic of this post.

  13. Paul June 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    At the rate they are going Shane you won’t be able to type fast enough to keep up with them.

  14. John Greer June 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Shane, your site must start to get up there nostrils. Sorry you didn’t have enough money to get some justice but we are better off that you didn’t as you would possible not have started this site. Keep up the good work John.

  15. plumber perth June 13, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    boys for the boys man they make me sick and they get away with it because we don’t stand up as a group. hopefully Kathy Jackson can keep them to account but i don’t hold much hope for her.

    • Eric June 14, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

      Kathy Jacksons little games are going to come out soon she’s a sellout who had her fingers in the till like the rest of them . I hope a royal commission will be held into the ongoings of the HSU .

      • plumber perth June 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

        i would have thought that she is the only honest one there as she stands up to be counted not a gutless (edited: no swear words please) person like the rest of them who are on leave at full pay.

      • Concerned Aussie June 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

        eric, i reckon you are one of their goons and your comment is just posturing and misinformation. so you think a royal commission is a good idea? ha! you know that will never happen because they are just burying the whole thing as we speak. that was the whole point behind appointing a mate as administrator.

        sadly, your words will fool many blind people. but people are slowly starting to see for themselves.

        as for kathy “having her fingers in the till”, she would be foolish to expose the others knowing full well that she would be exposed too, thus i do not believe that she stole anything. as for her salary (which i believe from memory was quoted as being $250-300k) i think she deserves it far more than a low life scum who gets the same or more, PLUS all the theft/siphoning/deals/kickbacks/prostitutes on the side. for trying to clean up the HSU and hold people to account, she deserves every dollar she gets.

  16. JMH (Victoria) June 14, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Thank you, Shane for taking the time to research so well and thank you for this blog.

    Please keep the pressure applied. Sooner or later, you will hit paydirt.

    JMH

  17. maryann.manchee@bigpond.com June 21, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    This should be emailed to Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party and also to Andrew Bolt and Piers Ackerman

  18. Karen August 2, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    Hi Shane

    Well done on bringing the corruption, fraud and deception played by Freehills. I have faced Freehills in my employment litigation to find the way they try to win a case is the bribe your own lawyer. When the scum bag my own solicitor and barrister becomes a agent of Freehills there is nothing you can do. Thanks for being bold enough to bring this out. I was thinking if Freehills are doing this to me they can do this to others perhaps this is how Freehills wins cases. They harass litigants with zillion hopeless interlocutory applications to rack up your legal costs and then bribe our own solicitor to sabotage our case. I am appalled the system is rigged top down when Freehills joining hands with the opponents solicitor rig the case and a swathe of interlocutory applications the litigant is finished.

    The only thing closely resembling Freehills I recall is Arthur Andersen recall they were high fliers like Freehills and then became embroiled in the biggest scam and fell on their sword.

    I hope the same fate will befall on Freehills.

    Karen

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