Bill Shorten and the Labor Party cannot help themselves and have been up to their standard dirty tricks trying to intimidate journalists and social media users at the Trade Union Royal Commission. Bullying and threats seem to be a specialty of the Labor Party and unions. Even the barrister James Glissan QC representing the TWU tried to bully a self-represented witness, Michael Wong, in open court and as we all know bullying is a criminal offence. (See video below)
(Click anywhere on the above video to watch) (The video is a classic as Michael Wong shows plenty of fight and a sense of humour in defending himself)
Although the TWU barrister James Glissan QC committed the crime of bullying in relation to Michael Wong neither Commissioner Heydon nor counsel assisting Jeremy Stoljar stepped in to help. The old attorney/attorney respect law kicked in where they turn a blind eye to the corrupt and dodgy conduct of other lawyers. Heydon and Stoljar made themselves look quite pathetic and gutless. At one point Heydon even gave Michael Wong a warning which does not exactly encourage other witnesses to come forward. Mr Heydan and Mr Stoljar should review their legal obligations to witnesses.
I have been watching the Trade Union Royal Commission this week and getting the usual trolling on twitter. But it came to my attention today that one of the trolls Andrew Landeryou and his wife Kimberley Kitching, who are good friends of Bill Shorten, are named adversely in evidence that is already before the Royal Commission.
I am told that evidence relates to the Heath Services Union (HSU) Victoria Number 1 Branch who trade as the Health Workers Union and the evidence is to be examined at the Royal Commission next week. The alleged corruption is that Landeryou, Kitching and others were stealing from the HSU as reported in The SMH newspaper last year and possibly still are. (Click here to read) As Kimberly Kitching is General Manager of the HSU Victoria Number 1 Branch she will quite likely be called as a witness, if not next week then sometime after. She would already know that she has been adversely named as well as her husband Andrew Landeryou. The Royal Commission notifies people who receive adverse mention in evidence so they can defend themselves if they wish.
So why then is Mr Landeryou going on Twitter this week defaming people? Quite simple, he is trying to intimidate the media not to write about him, his wife and others. Why Mr Landeryou attacks me is obviously related to the fact that I have written numerous times about his past of fraud and theft. Any adverse findings in relation to Kitching and/or Landeryou will have a negative impact on Bill Shorten as well because they are friends. Landeryou is acting with Shortens full support without a doubt.
Andrew Landeryou and Kimberley Kitching and why they are not fans of KCA
I have written a number of posts that have included the criminal history of Andrew Landeryou and his wife. One last year before the federal election titled: “Does Kevin Rudd support the Bill Shorten backed “Kimberley Kitching for Senate movement”? Andrew Bolt does!“ (Click here to read) and “Bill Shorten’s handpicked management team at the HSU in crisis again and heading back to court“ (Click here to read)
But the mainstream media have been writing about the thief and fraudster Andrew Landeryou and his wife Kimberley Kitching for years. Some classic headlines they have given us include:
The tycoon, the missing husband and the millions
April 23, 2005
When runaway businessman Andrew Landeryou finally comes home he’s going to have a lot to answer for, report Leonie Wood and David Elias.
There is a bank account in Melbourne that authorities are watching very closely. Every so often, someone draws off a few thousand dollars. A bit gets sent here, a bit there. And once the money runs out, the authorities believe that runaway businessman Andrew Landeryou will return to Australia.
The Arrowhead Media bank account, and the way it is being managed, bear all the hallmarks of Landeryou’s curious business dealings. There are front men, false names, bogus directors and a chain of money transfers that crisscross the world.
Landeryou, 35, fled the country in early December, dumping a $3 million debt on his wife, former Melbourne City councillor Kimberley Kitching, and his father, Bill, once a state government minister and for many years a powerful union leader and numbers man for the right wing of the ALP.
And later in the article:
Landeryou may have thought he would make a small fortune from the student union, but as he was tying down student deals, his business connections with Solomon Lew were falling apart.
Their friendship dissolved rapidly when Landeryou, half-owner and managing director of the IQ business, failed to account for Lew’s $4 million investment. The financial records were missing. Kitching had been IQ’s company secretary and Landeryou’s sister had been bookkeeper, receptionist and personal assistant.
Midway through an investigation by IQ’s liquidator in the Federal Magistrates Court, Landeryou and Kitching struck a deal with Lew. Kitching would buy Lew’s IQ stake for $3 million, and payment was guaranteed by Andrew and Bill Landeryou. Landeryou left Australia just before the payment was due, telling Kitching he was going to Sydney on business. Kitching failed to pay Lew, and this week she filed for bankruptcy owing about $3.8 million to Lew and other creditors.
Lew now has possession of Kitching’s $1.8 million Victorian mansion in Parkville and has secured a court judgement against Bill Landeryou that could lead to his bankruptcy.
If Andrew Landeryou returns to Australia, he must face police, the courts, tax investigators, the wrath of creditors such as Lew, the student union liquidator and his father… and one hell of an angry wife. (Click here to read the full article)
And another article:
Landeryou faces union damages bidThe student union’s liquidator says Andrew Landeryou and two former presidents benefited from dishonest schemes.
By Leonie Wood and David Elias – May 25, 2005
The liquidator of the Melbourne University Student Union has launched a multimillion-dollar damages claim against businessman Andrew Landeryou, three former student presidents and four former employees, alleging they conspired to defraud the failed student union. (Click here to read more)
I won’t say much more on this subject at the moment as I have made a second formal complaint as per below and lets see what the Royal Commission does this time.
From: Shane Dowling [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Wednesday, 20 August 2014 4:36 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Media being Blackmailed while Commissioner Heydon does nothing – 2nd Formal Compliant
Dear Commissioner Heydon and Mr Stoljar
It has been well-known for over a month, since I first raised it with the Royal Commission, that the media are in effect being blackmailed by Bill Shorten’s good friend Andrew Landeryou. Mr Landeryou has been using the twitter account @landeryou to defame journalists and other people in a criminal manner in an attempt to stop them reporting on corruption by him, his wife and others.
Mr Landeryou and his wife Kimberley Kitching have been named adversely as fraudsters and thieves in a complaint to the Fair Work Commission as reported by Clay Lucas in The Age newspaper on the 13th September 2013 in an article titled “Claims of cronyism in health union”. That investigation by the FWC is still ongoing.
I also understand both Mr Landeryou and Ms Kitching have been named adversely in evidence that is before the Royal Commission and that the Royal Commission will examine that evidence next week starting the 25th August 2014.
Mr Landeryou has made many defamatory comments about me including calling me and others a paedophile and continues to harass me. While I can handle myself the harassment is also designed to intimidate others. He uses the hash tag for the Royal Commission #turc in a clear attempt to let other journalists know that they will get the same defamatory treatment if they dare write about him or his wife or friends.
This is a clear attempt to intimidate the reporting of the Royal Commission and to conceal crimes relevant to the commission. Can you advise what action will the Royal Commission take given Mr Landeryou is in clear contempt of the Royal Commission.
If the best Bill Shorten can do is have a failed union fraudster and twitter troll attack the media then you know you that Bill Shorten is desperate and even he knows that his days are almost up. For a union paid barrister, and one who claims to be a QC such as James Glissan, to use bullying tactics is extremely poor form and the TWU would sack him if they had any brains.
I am overdue to do a another post on the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) but I will stay focused in the Royal Commission at the moment as I think it is about to get very interesting to say the least. Labor Party Vice President and TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon is due in the witness stand either Thursday or Friday and with the evidence that has already come out so far he is in a lot of trouble.
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