Evidence shows there is some type of scam running in the federal judiciary whereby asylum seekers and refugees are denied natural justice. One Federal judge in Sydney dismissed 252 out of 254 migration cases that came before him in the first six months of this year.
It involves Judge Alexander “Sandy” Street from the Street legal dynasty and Chief Judge John Pascoe of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
“In his time on the Federal Circuit Court, Judge Street has heard an astonishing number of cases.”
“Between January and June this year, he delivered rulings in 286 cases. The other eight judges who sit on the Federal Circuit Court in Sydney delivered 357 cases combined.” (Click here to read more)
“The success rate of migration applicants, largely asylum seekers, in Judge Street’s court was 0.79 per cent, the documents filed in the Full Federal Court claim — whereas other judges found for the appellant in about 10 to 12 per cent of cases.” (Click here to read more)
There is obviously something badly wrong and it is not accidental. It is deliberate and criminal.
In many cases Judge Street has been dismissing cases without even giving litigants a hearing which is a denial of natural justice. The reason judge Street’s conduct has come to the attention of the media is that a litigant crunched the numbers and used it in an appeal against Street’s judgment. There have now been a number of Justice Street’s judgments overturned and some currently on appeal.
In one case “lawyers for the Immigration Minister had cautioned against the summary dismissal of the Tamil man’s case, stressing the duty of the Minister to put evidence before the court.”
“The man’s immigration file had not yet been obtained. But the judge did not accept the Minister’s counsel’s entreaties, summarily dismissing the case with costs.”
“The Full Federal Court took a dim view of the judge’s approach when it ruled the case should go back before a different judge to be re-heard in the Federal Circuit Court.” (Click here to read more)
So why is Judge Alexander Street acting in such a clear and blatantly corrupt manner on such a large-scale?
How the scam possibly works
From what I can make of it the scam probably works like this.
Chief Judge John Pascoe makes sure almost all immigration cases are allocated to Judge Alexander Street who has financial troubles and is up for a bribe. Judge Street does the hatchet job on the cases. The Federal Immigration Department who defend the cases start using the same lawyers and barristers as they keep winning cases. The lawyers and barristers who get paid millions of dollars of taxpayers money from the Immigration Department give kickbacks to Judge Street and Chief Judge John Pascoe and possibly others.
Government officials who would also be suspicious of what is happening are either involved or turn a blind eye. The issue has been raised with Federal Attorney-General George Brandis but he has so far ignored the issue and based on his history will continue to ignore it.
Chief Judge John Pascoe
John Pascoe is a major league crook and is up to his neck in corruption at the Federal Circuit Court. He was also involved in fraud, theft, price-fixing and succumbing to blackmail when he was the CEO of George Weston Foods (Click here and here to read)
So running a scam with litigants at the Federal Circuit Court is very much in John Pascoe’s skill set.
Judge Alexander “Sandy” Street
Judge Alexander Street is a new judge at the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and has taken immigration laws into his own hands and denied natural justice for possibly 100’s of asylum seekers and refugees. In another recent judgment Judge Street said a blind man had no right to take his guide dog on a plane.
Judge Street comes from a legal dynasty.
“Alexander Whistler Street SC is part of an endless line of lawyers. His father, grandfather and great-grandfather were all chief justices of NSW. His sister Sylvia is a federal judge and his other sister, Sarah, is a solicitor turned head-hunter with Carmichael Fisher. His son, Charles, is studying law and is indentured to Smuts McKenzie and his niece Isabella is a UTS student and para-legal at Gadens.”
“His brother-in-law, Arthur Emmett, is a judge of the Federal Court while Sandy Street’s nephew, James Emmett, is a prospering junior on 12 Wentworth. So many lawyers from one clan is scarcely enough.” (Click here to read more)
Alexander Street was only appointed as a judge in December 2014 and started in January 2015.
Sandy Street caught Stealing from his mother-in-law
In June 2014 prior to being appointed a judge Sandy Street was taken to court by his former mother-in-law who sued him for $836,989.39 plus damages and costs. (Click here to read more) In July 2014 the mother-in-law had a win and “the court made a garnishee order directing all his income to his mother-in-law, Helen McDonald, in repayment of a $540,729.92 debt he owes her.”
And then in September 2014 the court “ordered the prominent silk to pay significant contributions to his ex-wife’s rented Watsons Bay apartment – and $2000 a month towards her leased Porsche.” (Click here to read more)
In September 2014 Sandy Street also had a $230,000 Tax Office debt which he quite likely still has or at least part of it.
The relevance of Street’s financial troubles is that he would be a prime candidate for taking bribes which is about the only thing that would explain his conduct as a judge.
Street has only been a judge 9 months and in his first 6 months he did enough damage that most if not all migration litigants would not want him. But immigration litigants are not the only people Street is denying justice.
Full Federal Court overturns Judge Alexander ‘Sandy’ Street ruling in airline guide dog case
In another recent case Alexander Street denied justice to a blind man.
“David Mulligan — who has cerebral palsy, severe mobility restrictions and is hearing and sight-impaired — launched a claim against Virgin Australia earlier this year, challenging the airline’s refusal to let him travel with his guide dog.”
“After hearing the case, Judge Street ruled in favour of Virgin Australia, ruling that carrying Mr Mulligan’s dog Willow would have “imposed an unjustifiable hardship on Virgin Australia””
The judgment was overturned on appeal.
“The Full Federal Court this week overturned Judge Street’s ruling that Virgin Australia had the right to refuse to board Mr Mulligan’s dog and ordered the airline pay $10,000 compensation.” (Click here to read more)
So does Judge Street really think a blind person has no right to take his guide dog on a plane? If he does he is the only one in Australia. Once again it looks like Judge Street is getting a kickback of some sort. Or at the very least doing a friend a favour with a dodgy judgment. So Judge Street does not just deny natural justice to litigants in migration cases, he also denies handicapped people natural justice. I suspect if there is a dollar to be made Judge Street will deny anyone justice.
George Brandis – Why did he appoint Street in the first place – Chief Judge John Pascoe
Given Alexander Street’s history, which was all over the media last year, why did Federal Attorney-General George Brandis appoint him as a judge in December 2014? And what will George Brandis do now given Judge Street’s corrupt conduct as a judge?
And what action will George Brandis take against Chief Judge John Pascoe for corruptly allocating all the cases to Judge Street?
Prima facie case of widespread corruption in the Judiciary
If you add the conduct of Chief Judge John Pascoe and Judge Street with the recent reports that the Mafia bribed NSW judges $2.2 million (Click here to read) then that alone is a powerful prima facie case of widespread corruption in the judiciary.
Hopefully a Royal Commission into the judiciary is not far away as it is long overdue. In less than 10 months as a judge the corrupt conduct of Alexander Street has done more than most to justify a Royal Commission.
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