Kathryn Campbell, advisor to the AUKUS program on $900,000 per year, has been suspended for her role in the fraudulent Robodebt Scheme and is possibly facing criminal charges. Most people would not know whether her suspension is justified or not but in the video below she is in full flight lying, deceiving and showing contempt for a Senate hearing into Robodebt.
What is also concerning is her friendship with National Anti-Corruption Commissioner (NACC) Paul Brereton, but more on that in a minute.
Kathryn Campbell’s background can be read on Wikipedia but her key role in Robodebt was overseeing it when she was Secretary of the Department of Human Services from March 2011 to September 2017 and then she moved to the Department of Social Services from September 2017 to July 2021.
There are 3 parts to the below video. In the first part Kathryn Campbell gives a speech at the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) in September 2018 where she tells the audience what Robodebt is and shares jokes. In part 2 Kathryn Campbell gives evidence at a federal Senate hearing in 2020 and she claims she does not know what Robodebt is and is very aggressive responding to the Senators. In part 3 Kathryn Campbell gives evidence at the Robodebt Royal Commission and she is very sombre as she clearly knows she is in a lot of trouble.
Scott Morrison was Prime Minister from the 24th of August 2018 until the 23rd of May 2022 which is when both part 1 and part 2 in the below video occurred which is important to note because at the time Kathryn Campbell would have known she is protected and her arrogance shone through, especially at the Senate hearing in 2020.
Does anyone remember how many people the Scott Morrison government forced the billionaire and millionaire company owners to pay back the $billions in overpayments and fraudulent claims of Jobkeeper? Answer: Zero percent.
From Wikipedia: Appointment to AUKUS
On 31 May, 2023, Senator Jacqui Lambie questioned Greg Moriarty on his appointment of Campbell to the $900,000 job as a supervisor for the AUKUS nuclear submarine project, specifically because she has been the central figure in the Robodebt scandal. Although Moriarty said that at the time he appointed Campbell there was no Royal Commission, her responsibilities for Robodebt were already well-known, as were her denials including to Senate Estimates. Lambie described Campbell’s appointment as a disgrace. Campbell was suspended without pay from the role three days after the release of the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme. (Click here to read more)
I published the below video on Tuesday the 20th of July 2023 titled “Anthony Albanese flags sacking Robodebt fraudster Kathryn Campbell to keep the peasants happy” as it seems there is a good chance that Kathryn Campbell will be thrown under the bus to protect the politicians involved in Robodebt.
The Robodebt Royal Commission referred some matters to the National Anti-Corruption Commission and one key matter that needs investigating is how the AFP allowed their logo to be used on Robodebt letters to intimidate the public as per the below letter:
I received a tip that Kathryn Campbell, who is a former Major General in the Army Reserve (retired 2021), knows the National Anti-Corruption Commissioner (NACC) Paul Brereton who is also a Major General in the Army Reserve.
Given the NACC has it’s hearings in private, except in exception circumstances, and given the Robodebt Royal Commission concealed who it has recommended for criminal charges, will the NACC properly investigate Kathryn Campbell if she has been recommended for criminal charges.
From 2016 in The Australian: From desk job to calling the shots
One of Australia’s most senior public servants who runs the Department of Human Services, including Centrelink’s massive operations, has been serving for three months as second in command of Australia’s forces in the Middle East. Kathryn Campbell is a brigadier in the Army Reserve and was picked for the key operational role by Army Chief Angus Campbell.
From the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn website (Year unknown) Kathryn Campbell with her husband John Brennan and daughters:
It is hard to find much information about Kathryn Campbell’s husband John Brennan but the Canberra Times says this about him in September 2021 when the ADF helped with Covid borders:
“Colonel John Brennan, a reservist who usually works with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, has been drawn in to run the Canberra-based Joint Task Group 629.9, based out of Fairbairn.”
The tip I received said that Kathryn Campbell’s husband John Brennan is also good friends with NACC Commissioner Paul Brereton.
From the last paragraph of page 3 of Frontline – A defence service journal (December 2018 issue):
“The Association Annual Reunion was held in Orange on the weekend of 26 & 27 October with numbers slightly down due to a clash of “engagements” with the Regimental Weekend in Holsworthy. This clash precluded the attendance of the Colonel Commandant, MAJGEN Paul Brereton AM, RFD, BRIG Kathryn Campbell CSC and COL John Brennan and the CO, 1/19 RNSWR, LTCOL Ian Pattingale all of whom expressed regret at their inability to be in two places at the same time.” (Click here to read more)
That means Paul Brereton, Kathryn Campbell and her husband John Brennan were at the Regimental Weekend in Holsworthy at Holsworthy together in December 2018. So, we do know that they at least socialised together to some degree.
I’m told there are pictures of Paul Brereton, Kathryn Campbell and her husband John Brennan together on Army Reserve Facebook pages but I haven’t found any at this point. Their close relationship and the secrecy of the NACC and Robodebt Royal Commission criminal recommendations raises the real perception of a possible cover-up which wouldn’t be so obvious if there was open justice like it is meant to be.
I’ll keep investigating and if anyone knows more, please email me.
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