A Melbourne court heard last week that Bill Shorten’s Parliamentary Secretary Michael Danby wrote two letters in support of Malka Leifer, a school principal accused of molesting children. The letters were used by Mrs Leifer to obtain a working visa in Australia which allowed her to work at the Adass Israel School in Melbourne.
Mr Danby did not write one letter but two which suggests he knows Malka Leifer well. A lot of politicians have been caught making the mistake of supporting people they shouldn’t but Mr Danby has a history of writing support letters for crooks and criminals he knows.
The current court matter is a civil case were one of Mrs Leifer’s victims is suing Leifer and the School where she was abused. Mrs Leifer is currently in Israel under house arrest as the Victoria Police have started extradition proceedings to have her returned to Australia to also face criminal proceedings.
“The trial has heard Mrs Leifer, who is not defending the action against her, also abused two of the woman’s sisters and a string of other students.” (Click here to read more)
The School is also not defending the abuse “Adass Israel school will not contest allegations of sexual abuse by its former principal, the Supreme Court of Victoria heard today.”
But “the school will argue that it is not liable for the conduct of Malka Leifer” because she was not employed by the School but was employed by the “congregation” the School says. (Click here to read more)
How the School is avoiding its responsibility is a familiar theme heard daily at the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse currently afoot.
Mr Danby needs to explain exactly why he wrote the two letters of support for Malka Leifer. If the Victoria Police do manage to extradite Mrs Leifer back to Australia for criminal charges the full story might then be revealed whether or not Danby says anything now.
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While Michael Danby’s letters for Malka Leifer might not be as bad as the Monis letter all things considered. It is not far off it and then add it to Dandy’s letter for Kimberley Kitching, as per below, and a disturbing pattern starts to emerge.
Dandy’s letter for Kimberly Kitching
In July 2013 before the September Federal Election Michael Danby wrote an open letter of support for his good friend Kimberley Kitching who was trying to be pre-selected for the Labor Party, but failed. Ms Kitching is a strong possibility of facing criminal charges which were recommended by the Trade Union Royal Commission. She is also the wife of another good friend of Danby’s, Andrew Landeryou.
Below is Michael Danby’s letter of support for Kimberley Kitching written with the Federal Government letterhead.
It is well-known in the Labor Party and Union movement that both Kimberley Kitching and Andrew Landeryou (Dumb and Dumber of the Labor Party) have been and still are involved in ripping off the HSU Victoria Number 1 Branch for millions of dollars. No one in the Union movement or Labor party says anything to stop it because they are supporters and friends of Bill Shorten. This is also fine by Michael Dandy as well as he continues his friendship with them. So supporting crooks and criminals is not a problem for Danby which makes one wonder what his reason was for supporting Malka Leifer.
Mr Landeryou, who uses twitter on a regular basis as a sleaze and smear tool to deliberately defame people, said on Twitter last week that he is planning another trip this year to Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a known paedophile tourist destination and Landeryou has been there before avoiding authorities regarding fraud and theft at the Melbourne University Union. (Click here and here and here to read more)
Landeryou quickly deleted the tweet when I pointed out that it was obvious he was planning the trip to avoid giving evidence at the Trade Union Royal Commission. The RC announced a few weeks ago that they are again investigating the HSU Victoria Number 1 Branch under the leadership of Diana Asmar. This would involve fraud and theft by Andrew Landeryou and Kimberley Kitching and would lead back to Bill Shorten, at least to some degree.
So why does Michael Danby continue to support them? Because he is more than happy to support crooks and criminals if it suits him and that is why Danby’s relationship with Malka Leifer needs closer investigation.
Labor trying to get rid of Michael Danby
Some of the above might explain why people in the Labor Party are trying to get rid of Danby before the next federal election. It was reported last December:
“The seat of Melbourne Ports – safely held for Labor by Michael Danby since 1998 – has emerged as the most likely focus of a preselection challenge.” (Click here to read more)
Where there’s smoke there’s fire
Bill Shorten has a lot of skeletons in his own closet some of which includes:
1. Shorten has been named many times at the Trade Union Royal Commission for involvement in widespread corruption issues at the AWU and HSU. Shorten refuses to answer many questions about his involvement.
2. Rape allegations. Shorten refuses to answer any questions about it. (Click here to read more)
Shorten wants to be Prime Minister but he tells us what questions he will and won’t answer regarding allegations of corrupt and criminal conduct.
Bill Shorten only seems to have crooks and cronies supporting him in his own party. Michael Danby is just another one of many that needs exposing. Danby is someone very few people know because he has done basically nothing since he entered parliament in 1998 other than work the system for his own benefit.
It should be a huge concern for all voters that when you look at the people behind Bill Shorten it is only low altitude flyers or major fraudsters and thieves. It is now wrong to say there is smoke coming from Bill Shorten and his supporters as it has become a raging fire. There is no doubt the corruption and criminal conduct is there. It’s just that a lot of voters don’t see it.
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