There is no evidence more powerful that a crime took place than when a criminal confesses to committing a crime. In December 2015 Justice David Davies of the NSW Supreme Court confirmed that NSW judges had been bribed $2.2 million by the Mafia and also confirmed systemic corruption with NSW Judges refusing to publish reasons for their corrupt secret hearings and court orders.
The above admissions by Justice Davies came to light last year in court on the 30th November 2015 when Kerry Stokes’ defamation matter against me was before him and Justice Davies’ subsequent judgment which was published on the 4th December 2015.
In July last year Fairfax Media (The SMH and The Age) and the ABC (Four Corners) reported that a top-secret police report alleged the Mafia bribed NSW judges $2.2 million. (Click here to read more)
This clearly required an immediate and direct response from our political leaders and authorities. No one has said anything. They all seem to be hoping if they ignore it the scandal will go away and the public will forget.
I wrote to Megan Latham who is the Commissioner of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) regarding the $2.2 million bribe and other judicial corruption. (Click here to read more) Ms Latham did not respond which is not a surprise given she was a NSW District judge and NSW Supreme Court judge and therefore a possible recipient of the Mafia bribe.
On the 30th November 2015 I raised the NSW Mafia Bribe in court before Justice David Davies and I hit the jackpot.
Justice Davies said the bribe took place “30 or 40 years ago” in a clear attempt to downplay it as old news. I responded words to the effect “it didn’t happen that long ago as one of the judges had only recently retired and there are other judges still on the bench”. Justice Davies then sat there like a stunned mullet and said nothing.
But what Justice David Davies said did confirm that the $2.2 Judicial / Mafia bribe did take place and Justice Davies is the first government official to make any comment on the matter. Although the fact that Justice Davies was trying to conceal the bribe by downplaying it should be disturbing to every law enforcement officer and politician. And what else does Justice Davies know about the bribe and who else knows?
Systematic Corruption by NSW Supreme Court judges
Every person in the legal fraternity and most members of the public know that judges have to give reasons and publish the reasons. It’s common law. That is what is meant to keep judges honest and accountable. There is no excuse for not giving reasons.
Justice Davies’ judgement is full of lies (e.g at paragraph 18) and he should have never been anywhere near the case as per my previous articles on him. (Click here to read more) I will dissect his judgment some other time but he drops a bombshell at paragraph 20 where he says “it is the practice of the Court where an ex parte injunction is sought as matter of some urgency that reasons are not given.” – Munsie v Dowling (No. 7)  NSWSC 1832 (Click here to read)
Anyone in the legal fraternity will tell you without a doubt that this is clear admission of corrupt conduct by judges. Every judge including Justice Davies knows they have to give reasons. Justice Davies saying that “it is the practice of the Court” “that reasons are not given” does not make it legal and he knows it.
And what were the reasons for the “urgency” for the ex parte hearing that Justice Davies had with Kerry Stokes’ barrister Sandy Dawson? There was no urgency and that is a key reason why Justice Davies did not publish reasons.
An ex parte hearing is where only one side involved in the case is in court pushing their arguments and agenda. The other party is denied natural justice. It is only in extreme situations that ex parte hearings should ever take place. If an ex parte hearing takes place and it cannot be justified, then it is clear corruption by the judge and he/she is in effect having illegal private communication with one party.
Because there is only one party in the court at the hearing it is even more reason why judges have to publish reasons.
NSW Supreme Court previously caught not giving judgements
It was only last year that the NSW Supreme Court was caught in a corruption scandal aiding and abetting illegal phone tapping by NSW police. NSW judges were rubber stamping warrants for police to bug phones and the judges were not giving reasons.
NSW Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Bathurst tried to downplay the corrupt conduct by the NSW judges not giving reasons. But he quietly said “he had introduced a procedure whereby judges are required to write brief reasons for granting a warrant to any state or federal agency for covert surveillance”. (Click here to read more) The reality is Chief Justice Bathurst did not have to introduce the procedure as it is common law for judges to give reasons and the judges who didn’t give reasons should have been disciplined or sacked.
So the obvious question is why did Chief Justice Bathurst introduce a “procedure” for judges to give reasons for warrants for surveillance yet he has taken no action regarding the practice of the NSW Supreme Court judges that “reasons are not given” in ex parte hearings. Justice Bathurst has been caught out concealing corruption.
If judges are not giving reasons for ex parte hearings what other hearings are they illegally not giving reasons for?
At one stage at the hearing Justice Davies said he does not have to answer my questions when I was asking him about his corrupt conduct. This is consistent with him refusing to give reasons for his ex-parte hearing and ex tempore judgement.
Just to clarify
What Justice Davies is saying is that it is OK for a judge to have a secret hearing with one party (e.g. Kerry and Ryan Stokes) without the knowledge of the other party and issue orders against the other party (e.g. myself). And there is no need for the judge to give reasons on what legal basis they had the secret hearing and what justifies the orders they issued.
What Justice Davies is explaining sounds very much like the legal system that dictators use in communist countries. But he is not, he is explaining the NSW judicial system which is fully supported by the NSW politicians.
This is the type of systemic corruption that ICAC in meant to investigate but Commissioner Margaret Latham refuses to do so.
Follow-up with ICAC, Premier Mike Baird and NSW Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton
Premier Mike Baird, A-G Gabrielle Upton and Chief Justice Bathurst were well aware at least as far back as last year that Judges were not giving reasons for ex parte hearings as I raised it with them many times. And Justice Davies said it is “the practice of the Court” so maybe they have known for a long time. So why then have there been no orders making judges give reasons? The answer is because if all the public knew it would be a national scandal if not an international scandal. How can we call judiciaries in other countries corrupt when at least most of their judges give reasons for their judgments?
I will be following up with Baird, Upton, Bathurst and others.
How many other people have been denied natural justice and how many other super-injunctions have been issued the same as the one Justice Ian Harrison issued for Kerry Stokes? And how many other laws are being broken?
Kerry Stokes has been the beneficiary of 4 ex parte hearings. Not one judge has given any reason as to why they needed to have an ex parte hearing. They are clearly on sale for the right price or why else would the judges act in such a corrupt manner?
If the only thing this website achieves this year is to make the government do something about judges refusing to give reasons then it will be a big year for KCA. This is a massive issue and needs to be driven until real change happens. With Justice David Davies confirming that the $2.2million Judicial / Mafia took place it also needs pushing until authorities take action.
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