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Alleged rapist Christian Porter copies failed strategy of alleged paedophile Alan Jones by instituting frivolous defamation proceedings

Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter has instituted frivolous and vexatious defamation proceedings against the ABC and journalist Louise Milligan in the Federal Court of Australia (NSW) where Mr Porter appoints the judges. The stupidity of the claim is the stuff legends are made of as Porter is only suing for one article that was published on Friday the 26th of February 2021 about the alleged rape, but he is not suing for the ABC’s Canberra Bubble story published in November 2020 last year which exposed Porter for being a sexual predator and sexual deviate which was also published by the ABC and the same journalist.

So, on one hand, Christian Porter is saying he is not a rapist and suing for it but on the other hand, he is in effect confessing to being a sexual predator and sexual deviate by not suing for those allegations in the ABC’s Canberra Bubble story even though he threatened to sue last year and his lawyers discuss the Canberra Bubble story in the Statement of Claim. (Click here to read the Statement of Claim) The reason Porter is not suing for the Canberra Bubble story is that there are many witnesses and he would get destroyed in court so Porter is in effect trying his luck against Katharine Thornton, who accused him of rape, who is deceased.

Christian Porter is copying the failed strategy of alleged paedophile Alan Jones

Mr Porter is copying the same failed strategy and using one of the same barristers, that Alan Jones used against the SBS who Jones said accused him of being a paedophile etc. I wrote an article when he sued the SBS in October 2020 titled: “Alan Jones sues SBS for defamation for implying he is a paedophile, racist and liar. So where’s the defamation?” and I published a follow-up article on the 7th of December 2020 titled “Alan Jones refuses to deny having sex with schoolboys when he was a teacher in defamation case against the SBS” and Jones withdrew his defamation case on the 24th of December 2020 while most journalists were on holidays. I wrote an article this year covering the matter titled “Alleged paedophile Alan Jones settled defamation case with SBS after they filed a truth defence and Australian media covered it up“.

It is almost certain that Christian Porter’s defamation case will end in similar circumstances that the Alan Jones / SBS matter did as any half-decent lawyer and barrister will destroy Christian Porter in pre-trial preparation, the same way Jones’s case was destroyed, with affidavits off witnesses and by filing subpoenas for documents and evidence from Porter.

Christian Porter is using one of the same barristers that Jones used, Sue Chrysanthou, SC, who would have had to lie and deceive in Jones defamation claim because it was that weak as soon as the SBS filed their truth defence and subpoenaed some documents from Jones he settled in world record time. (Click here to read more)

Christian Porter’s Statement of Claim is a joke and Sue Chrysanthou, SC has done no better for Christian Porter than she did with Jones. (Click here to read the Statement of Claim) Porter also has barrister Brett Walker SC representing him but while he got George Pell off in the High Court this matter is a whole new ball game.   

I emailed Christian Porter’s lawyers the below questions, but I haven’t had a response.

From: SHANE DOWLING
Sent: Monday, 15 March 2021 12:40 PM
To: ‘sue@chrysanthou.com.au’ <sue@chrysanthou.com.au>; ‘Maggie.dalton@stjames.net.au’ <Maggie.dalton@stjames.net.au>; ‘rebekah@companygiles.com.au’ <rebekah@companygiles.com.au>
Cc: ‘Richard Keegan’ <richard.keegan@addisons.com>; ‘sandy.dawson@banco.net.au’ <sandy.dawson@banco.net.au>; ‘Kieran Smark’ <smark@smark.com.au>; ‘Martin O’Connor’ <Martin.OConnor@addisons.com>; ‘justine.munsie@addisons.com’ <justine.munsie@addisons.com>; ‘executivedirector@nswbar.asn.au’ <executivedirector@nswbar.asn.au>; ‘pcd@nswbar.asn.au’ <pcd@nswbar.asn.au>
Subject: Corrupt Attorney-General and alleged rapist Christian Porter

Dear Ms Chrysanthou, Mr Walker and Ms Giles

I will be publishing an article with the title “Alleged rapist Christian Porter uses the same corrupt barrister, Sue Chrysanthou, SC, as alleged paedophile Alan Jones used in his failed defamation case against the SBS” and I have a few questions as per below:

  1. Is Attorney-General Christian Porter using the same frivolous and vexatious defamation strategy as alleged paedophile Alan Jones used against the SBS in 2020?
  2. Will Christian Porter also withdraw his case if the ABC file a truth defence as happened in the Alan Jones defamation case?
  3. Will Christian Porter also withdraw his case if the ABC file a subpoena for documents as happened in the Alan Jones defamation case?
  4. Can you confirm that Christian Porter has previously settled sexual assault/harassment claims made against him by other women as suggested by a journalist at the press conference in Perth on Wednesday the 3rd of March 2021?
  5. Can you confirm that Christian Porter has had sexual relationships with staff members or other parliament house staff?
  6. Given Sue Chrysanthou, SC, must have breached the Barrister Rules in Alan Jones’s frivolous and vexatious defamation case against the SBS is she a fit and proper person to represent someone as corrupt as Christian Porter?
  7. Given Christian Porter has been on leave for mental health issues how has he managed to instruct lawyers for the defamation matter against the ABC?
  8. Given Christian Porter is the Federal Attorney-General isn’t there a conflict of interest for him to sue for defamation in the Federal Court of Australia given he appoints the Federal Court judges?

Can you please respond by 5pm today (15/3/21) so I can publish.

Regards

Shane Dowling

End of email

Some of the above questions I put to Porter’s lawyers will be raised in his defamation case so he can’t avoid answering them forever. And as you can see by the questions I asked, Porter has a lot of skeletons in his closet and I doubt he will be able to keep the closet door closed for long so we will hear plenty more about Porter’s past soon which will also undermine his defamation claim.

Porter is meant to be on sick leave for mental health issues and the below picture on Twitter sums it up. It’s by the Twitter account @TwoEyeHead

Playing the victim card

Porter is playing the victim and claiming via a lawyer statement (Click here to read Porter’s lawyer’s media release) that he has been denied natural justice and it has been trial by media but Porter has a long history of denying others natural justice such as whistleblowers Bernard Collaery, Witness K and David McBride who Porter is trying to have jailed in closed courts where the public and journalists are not allowed to watch or report the evidence in the cases. So, I have no sympathy for Porter at all.

Porter files his defamation claim in the Federal Court to avoid a jury trial

Porter has filed his claim in the Federal Court of Australia (NSW) which he oversees as Attorney-General and one of the reasons is that defamation matters in the Federal Court don’t have juries which if he had filed his claim in the Supreme Court of NSW the defamation claim would have almost certainly been heard by a jury. The ABC should file a motion to have the matter transferred to the Supreme Court. 

Christian Porter is a desperate man and his defamation claim against the ABC and Louise Milligan is an act of desperation that will fail badly. The latest media reports say Porter is due back at work on the 31st of March which I suspect will be a wild ride and the beginning of the end of Porter’s political career. 

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24 replies »

  1. When Albanese, seeking to Suspend Standing Orders after Monday’s truncated Q/T, used the magic words Brittany Higgins the Acting (sic! Dutton) Leader of the House (once upon a time, in earlier, happier daze that would have been unxtian Porter) moved “that the Member no longer be heard” .
    It could just be an effort to stop, or lessen, the speculation, demands for extra judicial action and general opprobrium through which the government is swimming like a squad of scared sewer rats.
    If, by the time the action threatened comes to court – if ever – something new & shiny will have attracted the mayfly attention span of the media.
    If not, is anyone making book on the case being quietly dropped before going before the beak?
    Assuming that the gutless ABC doesn’t blink first.

    • I think you underestimate Louise Milligan of the ABC. She is a good and truthful journalist.

      As to the case being dropped, that may happen, but remember that Morrison is transactional, and no doubt, so he would not be forced to set up an inquiry, he has told Porter to sue for defamation, thereby throwing more mud in the water.

      Everything the Morrison government does is transactional, and right now, that bunch of scared sewer rats are trying to find any piece of dry ground they can buy. They won’t. They are in a sewer of their own making, and the ordure is piling ever higher.

      The good news is that the flushing has started with the WA election, and if the polls are to be believed, sometime over the next 430 days, Morrison and the rest of the rats will be flushed forever from the government benches, and long may it stay that way, because Australia has been in that sewer for over a decade and has an awful lot of catching up to do.

  2. I disagree that the 31st March will mark the beginning of the end of Porter’s career. The beginning of the end of his political career, although he did not know it at the time, was way back in 1988, when he took a child into a room and changed her life.

    In his arrogance, he assumed that he could continue his sexual depredations without discovery, but met his match in that 16 year old schoolgirl who no doubt could whip his arse in debating, and in death, still provides a formidable and truthful opponent.

    Porter wont be missed when he eventually shuffles off the political stage and there will be many, many women who will jeer him on his way.

  3. Defamation proceedings are personal proceedings and can be discontinued at any time. As a commercial lawyer of more than 25 years standing I can advise that these sort of proceedings are often used in a commercial context to shut down public and media comment and many actions never make it to trial. Of course the plaintiff is at risk to the extent he or she will have to pay costs on discontinuing.

  4. There is supposed to be separation of powers under the Constitution. This all seems to get a bit blurry in this case with the bloke who hired the judges now presiding over a political case involving the boss like this
    So much for the rule of law: separation of powers is a key plank

    • If politicians, judges, lawyers and their latched-on associates conformed to The Constitution Of Australia, only then would corruption among them become minimal.
      In the case of Christian Porter, abject corruption by those involved is rife.

  5. The tactics being played out by Morrison and Porter amongst others fool only the dim-witted. We know what is happening and why. I hope that in some way this whole issue makes it to legal and legitimate microscopic analysis and truth and justice is enacted. A dark cloud floating is no good to anyone.
    I want to know what James Cooke has to say re the relevant discussions he had with both people. There must be something there to be Relevant, so what happened?
    That cartoon was my first thought when I heard Porter was going with defamation proceedings. How sick is he really? If, as he trembled and weeped while talking about RUOK, wouldn’t it be right to totally focus on his health rather than legal proceedings? By the way, I am not an actor but I guarantee I can weep and tremble as good as Porter about anything to save my arse too.

  6. I attended and marched in Perth last Sunday. It was very heartfelt and sobering. I also watched Ms Higgins and Ms Tame on TV yesterday (ABC). I then watched HR QT – the man whose name I can not speak – is an evil monster. Also, I would like to know who is footing the bill for the defamation proceedings. Keep up your very good work, KCA.

  7. Good point D Wotherspoon, as the L/NP have, ever since the Howard era, had commenced the disregard by he and his rat pack of culpable ministers.toward a series of the paramount principles held in the Australian Commonwealth Constitution Act 1900.

    We are expected to believe that the mythical Separation of Powers is still being observed, but no, not any longer must the Australian people be taken in by the deceptions practiced by Christian Porter and his L/PN party colleagues.

    The stacking of Australia’s Federal Court Administrative Appeals Tribunal had commenced during the reign of George Brandis QC as our Federal Attorney-General.

  8. Rebekah Giles does not appear as a solicitor with a current NSW practising certificate on the NSW Law Society on line Register of Practitioners.
    Her website indicates an address in Elizabeth St, Sydney.

    • True, but she is on the roll in Victoria (and therefore allowed to practise anywhere in Australia). Company Giles Pty Ltd is in both NSW and Vic.

  9. From my reading of the offending article there are only two sentences that make reference to the alleged rapist. They are:

    “Australian Federal Police have been notified of a letter sent to Prime Minister Scott Morrison detailing an alleged historical rape by a Cabinet Minister in the federal government.”

    and

    “Last year, NSW Police set up a strike force with a view to commencing an investigation into the historical allegations about the Cabinet Minister after the woman came forward. “

    I think it takes a vivid imagination to transpose those two sentences into the claims that are made in Statement of Claim lodged by Porter.

  10. Besides Bret Walker, the other Senior Counsel in this matter is Sue Chrysanthou. She has acted successfully for a series of high-profile defamation plaintiffs such as Geoffrey Rush and Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, More recently Ms Rebakah Giles and Ms Chrysanthou together represented Brittany Higgins in her settlement against Defence Minister Linda Reynolds.

    There is some irony in this.

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