In the last week 2 former Australian Prime Ministers, John Howard and Tony Abbott, have confirmed they supported George Pell before and after he was convicted of being a paedophile. The only person I know who would support a paedophile is another paedophile. So, with that and the other evidence below the question that has to be asked is if Howard and Abbott are paedophiles themselves.
In 2015 former Liberal Party Senator Bill Heffernan said in parliament that he had a police list of 28 paedophiles, which included a former Prime Minister and current judges, that was leaked to him by a law enforcement body. This was not refuted by the Attorney-General or former Attorney-Generals who it was also claimed had seen the list. In fact no one in government or anywhere else ever denied the list existed.
Then this week 2 former Prime Ministers, Tony Abbott and John Howard, gave their full-support for convicted paedophile Cardinal George Pell which included John Howard writing a letter of reference (see the letter below) for Pell to try to get him a lesser jail sentence. At the very least it should make you wonder if at least one of them is a paedophile although Tony Abbott was the Prime Minister at the time Bill Heffernan raised the list in parliament so that would rule him out as the “former Prime Minister” named on the list.
“In the photo, Catholic priest Gerald Ridsdale (left, in sunglasses and hat) walks to court, accompanied by his support person (Bishop George Pell, then an auxiliary bishop in Melbourne), when Father Ridsdale was pleading guilty to his first batch of criminal charges in May 1993 for sexually abusing children. But no bishop accompanied the victims, who felt deserted by the church leaders.”
Even though we didn’t know at the time it turns out Pell was supporting his fellow paedophile in court and obviously didn’t careless for the victims. But the picture alone said Pell was a grub for supporting Father Ridsdale in court and Prime Ministers, and any person with self-respect, should have nothing to do with Pell.
I published an article in 2015 titled: “Who is the former Australian Prime Minister and judges who are paedophiles?“ and said:
There is enough detail in Senator Heffernan’s allegations to make them very credible. Some of the details are:
- The list “formed part of police documents that had been “signed off” by Gary Crooke, QC, the former senior counsel assisting NSW’s Wood royal commission into police corruption in the 1990s. Mr Crooke declined to comment when contacted by Fairfax Media on Tuesday.”
- The list includes a former Australian Prime Minister, judges, members of the legal fraternity and others.
- “Every Commonwealth attorney-general since Philip Ruddock had seen the list”. This seems to have been confirmed by Philip Ruddock and Former Labor Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus.
- Senator Heffernan “accused former royal commissioner Justice James Roland Wood of refusing to investigate lawyers who had allegedly attended a Kings Cross “boy brothel”. (Click here to read more)
- The name of the club was Costellos and was a known “boy brothel” attended by members of the Sydney legal fraternity. (Click here to read more)
- Former Royal Commissioner Wood denied the allegations by Senator Heffernan, but not outright. “Mr Wood could not recall if the alleged list had been raised at the 1995 commission but said: “I reject that we failed to investigate anyone that fell within our terms of reference.” That is a very weak denial by Mr Wood and allows him plenty of wriggle room to change his story later down the track if needed. (Click here to read more)
(Click here to read the full 2015 article: “Who is the former Australian Prime Minister and judges who are paedophiles?”
Below is the video of Senator Bill Heffernan on 19th October 2015 making the allegations in parliament:
Below is a picture of former Australian Prime Ministers and it would be one of them who is on the police list:
In September 2013 I wrote the below in an article :
“Tony Abbott and George Pell have a history of working together in politics. Before the 2004 election Tony Abbott gave an infamous interview on the ABC’s Lateline where he was caught lying and deceiving in relation to a meeting with George Pell. A couple of days after the meeting George Pell was a signatory to a letter criticising the Labor Party.” (Click here to read the article) Below is the video showing Tony Abbott lying.
On Wednesday (26/2/19) Tony Abbott did an interview with radio announcer Ben Fordham and ducked and weaved, like he did in the previous video from 2004, when asked if he had spoken to George Pell after he was convicted of being a paedophile. Eventually Abbott answered yes but his ducking and weaving says a lot. The interview is below.
Below is the letter that former Prime Minister John Howard sent to George Pell after he was convicted of being a paedophile to be used as a reference in court to try to help Pell get a reduced sentence. As far as I am concerned the letter is about as scandalous as it gets and shows what contempt John Howard has for survivors of abuse.
John Howard’s reference for paedophile George Pell to try to help reduce his sentence and is almost identical to Tony Abbott’s reference for accused paedophile Priest Father John Nester in 1997 to try to help him get his conviction overturned. I wrote an article in 2013 titled “Tony Abbott and his friend Cardinal George Pell. Perceived bias for the Royal Commission into child sex abuse” and said:
Tony Abbott – reference for accused paedophile Priest Father John Nester in 1997
Father John Nestor and Tony Abbott both attended the Sydney’s St Patrick’s Seminary in the 1980s when Mr Abbott was planning on becoming a priest.
Father Nester “was a priest in the Wollongong diocese in NSW when he was charged with the indecent assault of a 15-year-old altar boy in 1991.”
“Father Nestor was convicted in Wollongong Local Court on February 18, 1997, and sentenced to 16 months in jail, with the magistrate describing the case as a ”gross breach of trust”.”
“In court, the priest admitted he had – while dressed in boxer shorts and a singlet – slept on mattresses on a floor in the presbytery with the boy and his younger brother some time between June and September 1991.”
On appeal in October 1997 the conviction was overturned. But Father Nester was never allowed to return as a priest.
“The then-Wollongong Bishop, Philip Wilson, now Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide, advised Fr Nestor in writing ”significant additional material that I have received … has been a cause of worry concerning your suitability for a further pastoral appointment in this diocese or any other”.”
“Fr Nestor appealed to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy, which decreed he be reinstated.”
“But in February 2001, the Wollongong diocese appealed and the decree was overturned.” (Click here to read more)
During the course of those proceedings Tony Abbott who was then a Federal MP gave a reference in court for Father Nester.
“Tony Abbott insisted on providing a character reference for a Catholic priest later struck off the clergy list by the Vatican following a child abuse case, the former priest says.”
“Mr Nestor told AAP at his home in rural NSW that Mr Abbott agreed to provide the character reference in 1997 after being approached by his barrister.”
“When the lawyer approached Tony Abbott, he said look, I know you’re a parliamentary secretary and you may feel that because of your position you don’t want to get involved in this case’.”
“Tony said, no, I’m coming down,’. He insisted on coming down and giving the reference, because he’s a man of integrity.” (Click here to read more)
Tony Abbott told the court Father Nester was a “An extremely upright and virtuous man. I guess one of things that I liked very much about John when I first him, was his maturity, intellectual, social, emotional he was, to that extent I guess, a beacon of humanity at the Seminary” (Click here to read more)
In an interview in March this year the victim questioned why Tony Abbott gave evidence:
“the alleged victim, who asked not to be named, said Mr Abbott should not have provided a character reference for Mr Nestor.”
”I was not aware of who Tony Abbott was at the time,” he said.
”While I do not necessarily believe that he has done anything wrong, in hindsight it may have been better if he had not involved himself in the matter.”
It is understood Mr Abbott communicated with Mr Nestor twice after the court cases, but has had no contact with him for almost 15 years.
”In 1997, Mr Abbott provided a reference for Mr Nestor in an open court. He was subsequently acquitted by a District Court judge,” a spokesman for Mr Abbott said.
The alleged victim queried why Mr Abbott hadn’t stayed in contact with Mr Nestor.
”If someone was of such good character, why has contact not been kept?” he asked.
He said Mr Abbott’s reference may have been a factor in Mr Nestor’s successful appeal.
”Certainly a character reference from a member of parliament would hold some sway, no doubt about it,” he said.
“It probably did play a big part, but there were other things that played a bigger part. For example, John Nestor never gave evidence at the trial. He was never cross-examined.”
He said his case should be examined by the royal commission into child sex abuse. (Click here to read more)
The Nester case and Tony Abbott’s involvement at the very least show poor judgement by Tony Abbott given Nester was ultimately struck off as a Priest. (Click here to read the article)
As far as I know the Royal commission didn’t review the Father Nester case. In summary Tony Abbott supported alleged paedophile Father Nestor and now supports George Pell even after he has been convicted of sexually abusing children. The fact that Tony Abbott tried to conceal his support for Pell shows he knows what he is doing is wrong.
George Pell’s lies on 60 Minutes in 2002 – We now know that George Pell was a paedophile overseeing what compensation the Church would give survivors and doing what he could to make sure the police never became involved in any of the cases of abuse by priests as per the below video.
A few others such as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp and their journalists have also been supporting Pell and in doing so have stuck their hands up saying they are members of the Australian paedophile support ring. Exactly what Murdoch and News Corp have been up to could end up being exposed in court as the Victorian CDPP has apparently said they intend on following through with contempt charges against some of their journalists for breaching suppression orders and sub judice laws.
I think the ultimate fallout from this matter with be far-reaching covering the church, the judiciary, politics and the media.
It’s a disgusting thought that a former Australian Prime Minister could be a paedophile but the possibility can’t be dismissed. What can be said for a fact that since George Pell’s conviction a high-profile paedophile support ring has outed itself in the Australian media and some parts of Australian politics and it needs to be investigated.
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