Journalist Shane Dowling (me) has been sentenced to 10 months jail by Justice Kelly Rees of the NSW Supreme Court on the instructions of Kerry Stokes’ Seven Network and its parent company Seven West Media. This is the third time Kerry Stokes’ Seven have had journalist Shane Dowling charged with contempt. The first time backfired badly and Stokes and Seven have a lot to answer for but when an old media company is having new media journalists jailed all media should be asking some serious questions.
They have issued an arrest warrant as I live in Queensland and Justice Rees and other judges refused to transfer the matter to Queensland even though I made several applications to have it transferred so I could go to court. They transferred the Capilano Honey v Simon Mulvany defamation matter from Sydney to Melbourne in 2017 so they could have transferred this matter to Queensland. This makes me a fugitive in my own country.
I am currently free in Queensland where I originate from and where I have lived since November 2019, and if I am arrested, I intend on fighting the extradition to NSW on numerous legal grounds.
I have not read the full judgment, but from what I have read it is as dodgy as it gets. Justice Rees claims that I owned 2 websites in 2017, which I deny, and published Seven’s secret information. Originally it was only one website but now in the judgment she claims I owned two. Seven’s own expert witness said he could not say beyond a reasonable doubt that I owned the first website and there was no evidence tendered that I owned the second. But Justice Rees says both websites only lasted a few months and stopped existing by July 2017. Yet she claims I am a serious risk of re-offending. If I was a serious risk of re-offending there would be evidence of that since July 2017 but there is none. (Click here to read the judgment)
Judges who hear cases are meant to declare anything that might lead to a perception of bias. In my case the court should have declared the following:
- I have published the Kangaroo Court of Australia website since 2011 which specialises in judicial and government corruption.
- I have published over 100 articles on the topic of judicial corruption at the NSW Supreme Court and made allegations of corruption, with supported evidence, against more than 10 NSW Supreme Court judges.
- In September 2016 Chief Justice Bathurst instructed the court’s CEO and Principle Registrar Chris D’Aeth to have me jailed for an email that I sent to the court regarding paedophile judges and judicial bribery. CEO and Principle Registrar Chris D’Aeth and Registrar Rebel Kenna both made police statements against me. This led to a police charge which was later dropped because it was a malicious charge.
- In 2019 the NSW Police’s Fixated Person Investigation Unit paid me a visit and harassed me after a complaint from Chief Justice Tom Bathurst and tried to pressure me to stop writing about judicial corruption and to delete this website. (Click here to read more)
- In September 2020 I published the book titled “Australia’s Paedophile Protection Racket” and on the front cover it has a picture of Chief Justice Tom Bathurst just behind Prime Minster Scott Morrison and at the bottom it has pictures of NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman.
Justice Rees has a swipe at me calling myself a journalist in her judgment, but she does not mention any of the above 5 points.
If the average person knows the 5 points above, they would know that I was never going to get a fair hearing in the NSW Supreme Court and either an interstate judge should have heard the matter or it should have been transferred to Queensland when I moved here in November 2019. I applied for an interstate judge to hear the matter numerous times both when I was living in Sydney and when I moved to Queensland, and it was always refused the same as the applications to transfer the matter to Queensland. Seven always argued against both because they knew they have the judges in the NSW Supreme Court in their pocket.
If I do end up in jail and you want to know why all you have to do is read the book “Australia’s Paedophile Protection Racket” which covers all the details of why Kerry Stokes has wanted me jailed and why the NSW Supreme Court’s judges regard me as public enemy number one.
Not only does the NSW Government think they are running the country as far as Covid is concerned the NSW Supreme Court also thinks they are running the country’s judicial system and can hear a matter that clearly should be transferred to another State, so a person is not denied natural justice. And remember the NSW police are hunting other journalists such as Jordan Shanks and Kristo Langker on behalf of the NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro.
When media companies and their owner can have independent journalists stitched up for some jail time because the journalist has written about corruption by the owner of the media company then everyone should be worried.
What happens from here is unknown. But as someone said to me the NSW Police could not take a police statement off Christian Porter’s alleged rape victim Katharine Thornton for over six months because of the Covid border lockdowns in South Australia so how are they going to extradite me given the current Queensland border lockdown? And given the Queensland lockdown on the NSW border how could the Queensland Police and Queensland Attorney-General justify extraditing an unvaccinated person like myself to NSW who have a Covid crisis happening?
As I said I will fight extradition and there is no time limit on appealing contempt matters in NSW although I doubt I could do it right now given I am currently a fugitive. I have people lined up to run this website and social media accounts if I am jailed but hopefully I will at least get to publish a few more posts before that happens.
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