Chief Justice Tom Bathurst

NSW Chief Magistrate Judge Graeme Henson protects his paedophile mate Chief Justice Tom Bathurst and 17 others

Chief Justice Tom Bathurst has already started calling in favours to have me stitched up for a frivolous and vexatious criminal charge for outing paedophile judges and judicial bribery and NSW Chief Magistrate Judge Graeme Henson has been more than happy to help his mate.

I sent the below email to NSW Chief Magistrate Judge Graeme Henson today and he did respond but he failed to address one very key issue and that is whether he intends on appointing an interstate Magistrate and if not why not given the clear perceived bias.

Background to emails

The NSW police charged me in June 2017 for an email that I sent in September 2016 accusing 16 Judicial Officers and 2 Registrars of being known paedophiles or suspected paedophiles and raising the $2.2 million Mafia bribe of NSW judges.

The hearing is set down next Wednesday, 28/3/18, at the Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney at 9.30am.

I wrote in June 2017:

On Wednesday, the 21st June I was charged by the NSW police for breaching telecommunications laws for an email that I sent in September 2016 to all the judges of the NSW Supreme Court asking questions and giving them an opportunity to respond to allegations which is nothing more than journalists do around the world every day of the week.

The police executed a search warrant on my unit while I was at work and took my computer and the spare one I have which the police said they will give back in about 10 days which has forced me to buy a new one. I went to the police station after work and was charged.

If I am found guilty the repercussions are potently huge for every journalist in the country who emails questions to criminals or alleged criminals before they publish articles. The police officer who charged me even said that the area of law that I am being charged with is unsettled. In other words, he was not sure that there was a legal basis for charging me.

At this point, there is only one complainant and that is the NSW Supreme Court registrar Rebel Kenna although it was the Crown Solicitor Ms Lea Armstrong who made the complaint on Rebel Kenna’s behalf. They are also the 2 people who are overseeing a current contempt of court case against me in the NSW Supreme Court.

The charges are some 9 and 1/2 months after I sent the email and the police said no one else has complained at this point but it is only 6 weeks since I raised allegations of criminal conduct against Rebel Kenna and Lea Armstrong in the NSW Supreme Court on the 4th May 2017. It makes it very obvious that Rebel Kenna’s complaint is a retaliatory action against me raising her and Ms Armstrong’s criminal conduct in court.

The email in question shows up in an article I published last year titled “Paedophile priest gets 3 months jail for raping 3 boys by NSW Supreme Court’s Justice Hoeben” and the article was also filed in court on the 4th of May as part of my defence. 

Late last year evidence came to hand via a police statement of CEO and Principle Registrar of the Supreme Court of NSW Chris D’Aeth that Chief Justice Tom Bathurst was the driving force to have me charged and jailed and I wrote an article titled: “Chief Justice Tom Bathurst behind judicial paedophile and bribery cover-up evidence shows (Click here to read the article)

Today I sent the below email which is self-explanatory where they are trying their hardest to deny me natural justice and a fair go in court.

Sent: 20 March 2018 14:49
Subject: Media request – Paedophile Judges and Magistrates matter – R v Shane Francis Dowling – 2017/00186138

Dear Chief Magistrate Judge Graeme Henson

I filed 14 subpoenas on Monday 19/3/18 of which 5 were to give evidence and 9 were to produce documents for the matter listed next week where there is evidence before the court accusing 16 NSW judicial officers and 2 registrars of being known paedophiles or suspected paedophiles and judicial bribery allegations against NSW judges have also been raised.

Today, Tuesday 20/3/18, Deputy Registrar Stephen Lister rejected all 14 subpoenas. This is at the very least perceived bias but when looked at closely one can only draw the conclusion it is actual bias given Registrar Lister gives vague and factually incorrect reasons for rejecting the subpoenas and one of the accused known paedophiles is Magistrate Doug Dick who is part of the same court. Given the perceived bias Deputy Registrar Stephen Lister should not have been making a decision on whether or not to approve subpoenas.

I believe it is also relevant that Magistrate Graeme Curran has been stood down by you because he is currently facing criminal charges that he is a paedophile which I think is possibly more evidence of perceived bias by Registrar Lister. I also note you have appointed an interstate Magistrate to hear Magistrate Graeme Curran’s charges, yet you have not done so in my matter which deals with paedophilia allegations against 16 NSW judicial officers and 2 registrars of which only one of them have denied the allegations.

I can only draw one conclusion and that is Deputy Registrar Stephen Lister has acted on your instructions? Can you confirm this?

Can you advise what action you will take regarding this scandalous situation? I am also writing on an article with the working title “Chief Magistrate Judge Graeme Henson protects his paedophile mate Chief Justice Tom Bathurst and 17 others”. Would you like to make a comment? I plan on publishing tonight so please respond no later than 6pm today.


Shane Dowling
Kangaroo Court of Australia

Alleged paedophile Magistrate Graeme Curran who has been charged by the police and has been stood down awaiting trial

Below is the response I received Chief Magistrate Judge Henson’s office:

From: cmo <>
Sent: 20 March 2018 15:37
Subject: RE: Media request – Paedophile Judges and Magistrates matter – R v Shane Francis Dowling – 2017/00186138

Dear Mr Dowling,

Judge Henson, Chief Magistrate gave no instructions or had any discussion with Registrar Lister in relation to the return of subpoena in your proceedings.

The Chief Magistrate cannot interfere in individual decisions made by other Magistrates or Registrar exercising judicial functions or legislative administrative functions. This is not the role of the Chief Magistrate. Each Magistrate is an independent judicial officer and it would be inappropriate for the Chief Magistrate to intervene in any way regarding determinations that have been made by other Magistrates in the exercise of their judicial powers.

There is a power of review in relation to registrar’s decision, but application would need to be made to the court and the matter dealt with in open court.

I regret that this office is unable to assist you further in this matter.


Jacinta Haywood, Executive Officer, Chief Magistrate’s Office
Email: | Phone: 02 9287 7588
Level 5, Downing Centre, 143-147 Liverpool St, SYDNEY NSW 2000

The Chief Magistrate’s response avoided dealing with a key issue which is whether they are going to have an interstate Magistrate hear my matter, so I sent the below email:

Sent: 20 March 2018 17:03
To: cmo <>
Subject: RE: Media request – Paedophile Judges and Magistrates matter – R v Shane Francis Dowling – 2017/00186138

Dear Chief Magistrate Judge Graeme Henson

Your response has failed to address the issue of whether or not you intend on appointing an interstate Magistrate to hear my matter given the clear and blatant perceived bias.

I was told by the registry that any decision on appointing an interstate Magistrate was up to you. I dropped off paperwork to your office on Monday 19/3/18 requesting an interstate Magistrate be appointed to hear my matter and your staff also confirmed that appointing an interstate Magistrate is a decision for you and they took receipt of my application. So can you can confirm whether you intend on appointing an interstate Magistrate and if not why not?


Shane Dowling
Kangaroo Court of Australia

At this point I am awaiting a response and I will update this article if and when I get one.

Update: At 5.26pm today 21/3/18 I received a letter from the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions saying they are withdrawing the criminal charge against me as per above. A copy of the letter is below in the comment section. Thank you to everyone for your support and I will write an article about it later.

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12 replies »

  1. I have experienced similar corruption in a Queensland, I reported the matter to the AG at the time Kerry Shine, he came back with similar pathetic excuses, the so called magistrate, (follow catholic) is a close friend of Shine, what goes on be hind closed doors should be EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS!

  2. Demand a jury siteing the constitution. Send an affidavit outlining their treason in point form also siting references.with 32 days to reply. They cannot deny or provide proof and the affidavit makes it truth.

  3. Shane, by now you should have realised ‘justice and a fair go’ have no place in Australian Courts.. My case went before the Qld Supreme Court. Twice I wasn`t notified it was happening. The remainder, I was blocked from presenting my case.

  4. From: cmo
    Sent: 21 March 2018 08:10
    Subject: RE: Media request – Paedophile Judges and Magistrates matter – R v Shane Francis Dowling – 2017/00186138

    Dear Mr Dowling,

    I confirm that on the 19 March 2018 His Honour Judge Henson, Chief Magistrate made the following order:
    “The application is dismissed. There is nothing in the application of any persuasive substance. Application refused.
    Hearing date 28/3/18 to remain. I decline to seek approval from the Attorney General for the appointment of an interstate Magistrate as an acting Magistrate in NSW to hear this matter.”


    Jacinta Haywood, Executive Officer, Chief Magistrate’s Office
    Email: | Phone: 02 9287 7588
    Level 5, Downing Centre, 143-147 Liverpool St, SYDNEY NSW 2000

    • Well, that just demonstrates how WEAK there case was from Day 1.

      Secondly, it raises further concerns as to just how many Rock Spiders do exist in the NSW Judiciary. (14) Subpoenas dismissed 🤦‍♂️

      To drag this on for (4+) months, obtain a search warrant to remove your equipment is an absolute FARCE and nothing less that an act of BULLYING and HARASSMENT.

      A HUGE victory SD, well DONE 👍

  5. Unfortunately “the system” in Queensland is no better, if you think about it why wouldn’t crooks radiate towards positions of power, it gives them the greater chance of covering up their criminal behavior!

  6. Congratulations, Shane. I would not be in your shoes for “all the tea in China” but I sure do admire your guts and your tenacity.
    Our world will eventually be a better place as a result of your gallant efforts.

  7. My heart goes out to you and you deserve to be compensated greatly for all of the grief you have endured. The amount of stress and anxiety they have caused would have been insurmountable to most people and your safety as an Australian citizen was clearly at stake.They allegedly failed to employ moral, legal and ethical principles in handling this matter and blatantly ignored your constitutional right to due process thereby violating the principle of fairness, out of which ones whole concept of equity and justice is developed thereby diminishing your value as an equal and contributing member of society. They had no right to do this.

    Your experience raises some serious issues with the current Westminster system which places judges, (and others), above the law due to immunity from prosecution, suggesting that there could be many in prison who should not be. When there is no accountability abuse of process can occur and your case clearly demonstrates this. There would be many who would not have the knowledge or stamina to fight like you did and end up behind bars for who knows how long.

    It is my understanding that the Attorney-General’s Department is above the police and they are merely pawns in the process following instructions. Every policeman and every policewoman, and every Australian for that matter, should be standing up against this.

    It appears that something may be finally happening to address this. I note the reply from the Department “Illegal Imports and Exports and Human Exploitation and Border Protection – exploitation defined as the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work. Could it possibly be they were doing so to shut you up? How does this matter suddenly get defined under this category or dealt with by this Department? And why are human rights suddenly grouped with imports and exports as if they are just commodities? This is meant to be a democratic country and justice is a fundamental part of democracy. You could play a very important role in reconstructing this system so that it becomes what it should be and be paid accordingly.

  8. Keep up the great work you do Mr. D. and thanks for attaching the ‘letter of consideration’ and in reality was an assessment which proved your innocence.

    Unfortunately corrupt judges don’t have any considerate cells in their brains.

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