Peter Wicks who has been harassing intimidating and stalking Kathy Jackson and her children online made a complaint to the Castle Hill police last Tuesday seeking an AVO against me for my last post and a few tweets that I did on Twitter.
The Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) attempt failed but it makes me wonder who was behind it. Was it just Peter Wicks or was his puppet master Craig Thomson and/or the ALP involved?
All the evidence shows Peter Wicks is a puppet for Craig Thomson and an online troll for the Labor Party which I showed in my previous post. It also makes out a prima facie case to have Peter Wicks charged for criminal offences including section 474.17 of the 1995 Criminal Code: Using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence.
Regular readers would know I am well versed in this area of law. Last year when the federal police were having trouble determining in any offence had been committed in the ADF / Skype sex scandal I shot of a quick email to the federal police outlining the relevant offence. A couple of weeks later charges were laid for this particular offence. (Click here to read the post and email)
So how did we get to the point where Peter Wicks went to the police seeking an AVO?
Sunday July 1st 2012
I sent 15 questions via email to Peter Wicks which he responded. I sent a follow-up 3 questions and he emailed me asking me to call him. Before I had a chance to call him he responded to the 3 questions and asked me to call him again. We spoke on the phone for about 50 minutes.
I did my post last Sunday, 8th July titled “Craig Thomson conspires with ALP member Peter Wicks to harass, intimidate and stalk key witness Kathy Jackson and her children.” (Click here to read)
In that post I said:
Victorian and New South Wales police are currently conducting separate investigations into fraud at the Health Services Union (HSU). These involve numerous people including Federal MP Craig Thomson. Fair Work Australia (FWA) have launched civil proceedings against a number of former members of the HSU and are about to launch proceedings against Federal MP Craig Thomson. Kathy Jackson the National Secretary of the HSU is the one who blew the whistle on the corruption and made a complaint to the police. She is a key witness against Craig Thomson.
Peter Wicks is an ALP member, former candidate and has been in regular close contact with Craig Thomson and with other ALP members on a regular basis. He has also told me that he is a possible future candidate for the ALP. He refers to himself as an investigative blogger. He publishes on his own site which he calls Wixxyleaks which does not get much traffic and recently also on Independent Australia which gets more traffic.
Independent Australia is published by David Donovan and would have to be called a struggling site given they publish on a regular basis but do not get a great deal of traffic. Over the last couple of months is has spiked and almost guaranteed to be because of Peter Wicks posts.
The problem is that Peter Wicks deliberately and knowingly conceals his association with the ALP and Craig Thomson. Also when reading his posts it is clear that they are not about exposing corruption and writing a story in a legitimate manner. They are vindictive and designed to intimidate and harass Kathy Jackson and would have to be regarded as online stalking. He stoops to an all-time low and even harasses and intimidates Kathy Jackson 11-year-old son and sixteen year old daughter. He does this while also making some outlandish attempts to show Craig Thomson is innocent.
Peter Wicks and David Donovan say this in a recent post:
In other – more pleasant – news, Kathy Jackson’s daughter (xxxxxxxxx) is about to celebrate her 16th Birthday. We hope she has a great birthday — and hope mummy remembers how many candles to put on the cake, as she may occasionally forget these things.
For instance, when discussing her court appearance on 2UE with Paul Murray a week ago, Kathy brought up the situation of her children, presumably seeking a sympathy vote:
“My children on Friday turned up to court because I haven’t seen them for three weeks I flew them into Sydney and (xxxxxx) who’s 11 says to me, you know ‘Mum who’s on your side?’
Really tugs at the heartstrings, doesn’t it?
According to family friends, (xxxxxx) was born in December, 1999. That would make him 12, according my calculations. Then again, I didn’t attend school in Jacksonville… (Click here to see the post)
(I have deleted the names but have decided to put a link to where they are because people will go looking for them anyhow and it hopefully will force them to be taken down.)
Peter Wicks and David Donovan should be jailed just for naming Kathy Jackson children alone. What has this to do with Kathy Jackson and any alleged fraud? Absolutely Nothing! It is clearly designed to intimidate and harass. What would Kathy Jackson think? What would her children think? Mr Wicks and Mr Donovan are very sick people. And how did Peter Wicks know? He says “According to family friends”. I doubt that very much. More likely the information came from Craig Thomson.
I published the post about 6pm last Sunday and at about 10pm received the below email.
From: Peter Wicks [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, 8 July 2012 10:14 PM
To: ‘Shane Dowling’
Subject: My phone number
Can you please remove my phone number from your site.
ThanksPeter Wicks mob 0400 057 980 fax 02 8883 5592 email email@example.com
I updated the post and wrote this:
I checked and Kathy Jackson’s 11 and 16-year-old children’s names are still on the Independent Australia site in the post Peter Wicks did. But Peter Wicks does not like it when his phone number is on a site. Well Peter you know what my response is.
It is worth noting that he does not dispute any of the facts. Just wants his number taken down. Just for the record my number has always been on this site on the about page. I stand by everything that I write and say and do not hide.
Monday the 9th of July
I received a call from Peter Wicks at about 2.50pm and he asked why I would not take down his phone number. I said that I had made some very serious allegations against him and it was inappropriate for me to talk to him, if he had any issues he should email me. He said he had and this went around in circles a couple of times before I hung up.
A few minutes later I received a three voice mail messages from three different people. I checked them later and one said “So you are the weazel”. Another said please take down his phone number and the third said what I had done was wrong by putting his number on my website. I assumed that Peter Wicks had tweeted my number.
When I got home I checked and Mr Wicks had tweeted:
A gutless weasel called Shane put my mob number on his blog site, when I asked him to remove he put up again. Here’s his mob 0411238704#hsu
2:49 PM – 9 Jul 12
I did two tweets:
ALP Troll Peter Wicks & #Thomson supporter takes offence at being outed. http://bit.ly/N8phQ7 #qanda #auspol #electionnow
9:26 PM – 9 Jul 12
ALP member stalks children online & takes offence at being outed. http://bit.ly/N8phQ7 #qanda #auspol #electionnow #peterwicksisasicko
10:00 PM – 9 Jul 12
On Tuesday at about 4.40pm I received a call from a police officer at the Castle Hill station in Sydney. He said words to the effect that Mr Peter Wicks had been into the station and that he has made a complaint about me and was seeking an AVO or failing that wanted to know what other options he had. He said they would not be investigating but that Mr Wicks had insisted that it be placed on the record. He said that after speaking to me he would file it and that would be it. He did not read out the exact complaint but from what I gathered Mr Wicks had mainly complained about me putting his phone number on my site and the tweets I had put on twitter
Peter Wicks says this is this is correspondence between himself and the police officer:
The quotes below show my correspondence after I gave my statement; I have only removed the officers details. I cannot show his email due to the police disclaimer, however it gives an event number, and gives me a recommendation on how to proceed, and this line discussing Mr Spineless’s counter claims.
‘obviously made counter claims in regards to things you have posted about him and he has received death threats from your supporters.’
I appreciate your efforts, I knew he would make a counter claim, and yes I did let people know what he had said about me. He should have thought about that before he made his insinuating remarks, after all he chooses to make his mobile number public on his website, I do not.
I have not encouraged any threats at all, in fact of the people who have rang to abuse me, at least 2 of them were calling him back for misleading them about me.
It is interesting also to note that according to the story about me on his website, one of my “supporters” was sending him death threats due to his story before he even wrote it or put it online, this seems unlikely in the extreme, a bit like me complaining today about something I will see on TV next week even though I don’t know I will be seeing it…
Anyway, thanks again for your assistance on this matter, and if there are any further developments I will let you know.
I didn’t get those two calls by the way. And he did encourage people to call me so he lied to the police. Why did Peter Wicks make the complaint in the first place I do not know. It was frivolous ands vexatious. As I said to the police officer. If they where to investigate it would be Peter Wicks who would be charged not me. Mr Wicks is big on the bullying and harassment but when he is outed he starts playing the victim. Sounds like Craig Thomson. Maybe he thought a call from the police would intimidate me which if that was the case he was wrong.
Peter Wicks response to my post titled “Jacksonville Odd Jobs” (Click here to read)
Peter Wicks refers to me as Mr Spineless in his response. He does not name me or my website. This is clearly because he does not want people to come to my site and not only see my post on him but also my posts on Julia Gillard and her corrupt history etc.
Peter Wicks lies right throughout his post and fails to address key issues that I had raised. He tries to narrow my allegation against him being that he is an ALP member and him naming Kathy Jackson’s children. He actually blames Kathy Jackson for him naming and belittling her children.
He says in relation to naming and belittling Kathy Jackson’s children:
“I agree with Mr Spineless on this, children should not be involved in these matters. I believe that it takes a particular type of scum or, as one of his readers states, someone “lower than whale shit” to involve children in this mess.”
“That is why I was so surprised when a couple of saints like Michael Lawler and Kathy Jackson would dump their kids in the middle of it.”
That is right Kathy Jackson made him say things like “and hope mummy remembers how many candles to put on the cake” and “Really tugs at the heartstrings, doesn’t it?” in relation to what her 11-year-old son said. Peter Wicks then says “According to family friends, (xxxxxx) was born in December, 1999.” Why is he even asking about an 11-year-old boy? And who is this family friend who told him this?
Peter Wicks has some very serious questions that he needs the answer. Less than 24 hours after I published my post he did a post on his site titled “Sweet Child O Mine” on child protection. I wonder why? Maybe to cover himself for any charges. It must be remembered that I wrote in my previous post that Kathy Jackson should think about taking out an AVO against Peter Wicks. (Click here to read the post)
He said this “The main thrust of Mr Spineless’s post is that I am an ALP member and that I have tried to conceal that from my readers.”
“He does have a point there. Clearly as anybody can see I have been hiding my ALP membership — it explains many of my actions. My Twitter account @pwicksalp for one. My contributors’ bio on Independent Australia that says I was an ALP Candidate is also quite concealing.”
Slight problem is they forgot to update the Bio Page before they told the lie. It makes no mention of being an ALP Candidate. See below.
And it is not my thrust that he is just an ALP member. He is also a former candidate and possible future candidate by his own words, has been in regular contact with Craig Thomson and talks about things such as Q6 that I put to him shows:
6. When you have spoken to Craig Thomson what have you talked about. We spoke about football the other day, had a chat about the central coast, we discussed a recent trip I had to the Hunter Valley, as he had been the weekend before apparently… and on my findings also obviously
Also a lot of what he writes is not journalism and is clearly designed to intimidate and harass Kathy Jackson. And with over 15 posts it has also become stalking. On none of those posts does he declare he is an ALP member.
He does this while trying to defend Craig Thomson and writes things like “Kathy, is of course Craig Thomson’s accuser, Craig is an MP in a place that I like to refer to as the “real world”. It seems Craig must have done something in the past to upset Kathy, and we all know what they say about women scorned and hell’s fury…”
He says in relation to Kathy Jackson’s looks “she has a look on her face that would curdle milk” (Click here to read my previous post with more detail)
He spends most of his time in his response trashing me and my site. This addresses no issues and is consistent when Peter Wicks and IA responded to The Australian outing them. (Click here to read)
He fails to address his intimidatory and belittling language he uses against Kathy Jackson for starters. He makes no mention of his communication with Craig Thomson.
Judging from Mr Spineless’s Twitter follower numbers, it’s safe to say nobody much has heard of his site — or if they have, they were not impressed. I had certainly never heard of it before he contacted me.
Interestingly he refers to twitter follower. He has 1318 followers and I have 330. I think the fact that he has done 10,419 tweets and I have done 479 might have something to do with it. Given that he has written this on his blog why did he not use the number of blog followers. He has 218 and I have 1214. How dodgy is this guy. Once again who has the most followers has nothing to do with my allegations against him. His whole post is riddled with irrelevant material, lies and avoiding the real issues
He says “ He told me his theory on the corruption of virtually everyone involved in the case except Jackson and Lawler.” A straight out lie. This is what I wrote in the post “Even if his evidence does show fraud by Kathy Jackson his actions have undermined any prosecution of Kathy Jackson given he would be a witness and has no credibility because of his actions”
This comes from a person who was caught out lying in the first 4 questions that I put to him which are below with his responses:
2. You sent Craig Thomson a copy of the documents you have in your possession. In The Australian it quotes you saying “”Just so if he needs it, he has it on hand,” What do you mean by this? Exactly what I said, in case he needs them for legal reasons, as I cannot contact Lawler or Jackson, I was unable to do the same for them
3. Did you send Craig Thomson the documents because he had called you and requested them? I sent them to Craig’s electoral office, I did not know Craig at that time
4. Did you speak to Craig Thomson on the phone before you sent him the documents? No I did not know him, I contacted his electoral office and sent a copy of the documents to his receptionist
I then wrote in my last post: “If you look at Q and A 2, 3, and 4 Mr Wicks is clearly lying. He says he could not send the documents to Mr Lawler or Mrs Jackson because he could not contact them. But he says in relation to Mr Thomson “No I did not know him, I contacted his electoral office and sent a copy of the documents to his receptionist”. Mr Wicks knew where Mr Lawler and Mrs Jackson worked and could have sent copies there but did not.” (Click here to go to previous post and read all the questions and answers)
I received a death threat in the lead up to the post that I did on Mr Wicks in my last post. Mr Wicks says this “As for death threats to him, I am not involved in any way with that.” And “This alleged Eric person is not someone I know and Mr Spineless seems to be the one emailing him — certainly not me.”
Well in a post that Peter Wicks did on the 29th of June titled “Last Stop this Town” this is what shows up in the comment section:
Hey Wixxy shane dowling from kangaroo court reckons he’s doing a post on you . He’s that caped crusadader against labor party corruption . He and his followers think what you’ve done in exposing Kathy Jackson is a revenge. Job he will reveal all in a few days wAtch his blog
- wixxy says:
I know I spoke to him last night…
He refused to take off his tin foil hat….
I’m not bothered, he can’t be taken seriously anyway, and I won’t be commenting on his post to direct traffic to his site…
Thansk for the heads up though Eric
Sounds like the same Eric to me. I had said in the comments section of my website that I would be doing a post on Peter Wicks to stop Eric from continuing to keep on mentioning Wicks and his posts. That is how Eric knew that I would be doing a post on Wicks (Click here to see the post)
Peter Wicks complains that I even mention his wife, Felicity Wicks, in my last post. Well Mr Wicks is the one who has told us that she is heavily involved. Proof reading, going though documents looking for dirt on Kathy Jackson and approaching Kathy Jackson outside court etc. And she is an adult not a child Mr Wicks.
Peter Wicks in his post implies that I am HSU member. That I assume is a joke. The man is a compulsive liar.
This is the same Peter Wicks who said in an email to me in my previous post “Many have told me to go after Williamson, I would gladly if someone would give me evidence, rather than opinions and rumours. The same goes for Thomson.” (Click here to read my previous post)
Thats right. Mr Wicks tells us there is no evidence against Craig Thomson. Just opinions and rumours.
I could write a lot more dissecting the Peter Wicks lies but that is not the main issue with this post.
A question I have is how much government money has been spent by Peter Wicks and Craig Thomson in their stalking of Kathy Jackson.
We know the NSW Police have had their time wasted and has Craig Thomson been using government paid phones to call Peter Wicks? And who are the other Labor people who Peter Wicks has been talking to in relation to this?
This has got the Peter Slipper / Mal Brough /James Ashby script written all over it. But this time it is Peter Wicks / Craig Thomson / Australian Labor Party.
Peter Wicks is the patsy who is being used up by the Labor Party and Craig Thomson. He will never go anywhere in the Labor Party and is now a clear liability for them. But he always was expendable as far as they are concerned.
Others are also asking serious questions such as the blog Club Troppo which says “Wicks claims to be a self-employed businessman and amateur blogger undertaking this investigation in his spare time, although the volume and detail of his articles suggest it’s currently close to a full-time occupation. I can’t help wondering whether Wicks is in receipt of some sort of funding from the ALP. Of course that’s the problem with ad hoc “amateur” investigative journalism. You can never be quite sure whose agenda is being pushed or why.” (Click here to read the full post)
With Peter Wicks it is very clear whose agenda he is pushing and that is Craig Thomson’s and the ALP’s.
The last few posts have been on the HSU issue and I will move on in the next few posts hopefully. But will keep a close eye on Mr Wicks.
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