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Thursday 25th December 1997
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On-line research background to the book "Pauline, the Hanson Phenomenon" by Helen Dodd.


International:

The Wayne Goss shredding file.

Kevin Lindeberg (the Whistleblower):

"Curiously though what was forgotten by the mainstream media in the thousands of words written about him and his career to-date was his unexpected and stunning representation in 1995 of Queenslander Mr Kevin Lindeberg before the Senate Select Committee on Unresolved Whistleblower Cases when it attempted to investigate the notorious shredding of the Heiner Inquiry documents by order of the Goss Government.

"What has been curiously forgotten was his oral submission and written opinion regarding the legality of the shredding. He went so far as to suggest that it was open to conclude that the entire Goss Cabinet had committed serious offences when it ordered the shredding of those public records to prevent their use in litigation after the Crown had been served with notice of impending court proceedings in which those records were known to be critically relevant. He suggested in 1995 that the case warranted serious re-examination and severely criticised the Criminal Justice Commissionís handling of the Lindeberg allegations."

From a report by the report by the "whistle blower":

Submission to Senate Select Committee on Unresolved Whistleblower Cases (NB 210k text only document) - by Kevin Lindeberg - July 1995. (Downloadable MS Word Document).

"In essence Mr O'Shea has mis-stated Mr Callinan's submission, and then attempted to deal with various points on that mis-stated premise. He used the umbrella of Parliament to table his opinion without opening himself up to scrutiny by the members of the Committee unlike my counsel Mr Ian Callinan QC did on 23 February 1995."

From a report by Ian Callinan QC (now High Court judge):

"It is clear that Cabinet made a decision to destroy the documents knowing full well that Coyne wished access to them. It may be that Cabinet made that decision to destroy the documents on the basis that, in its view, the public interest in protecting the people who gave evidence before Heiner outweighed Coyne's private interest in having access to them."


Making the news"  -
an indepth exposé of media and political collusion at the highest possible levels in Australia.


You Say:

Subject: Comments on Australian News of the Day (Question)

Dear Sir,

I have a question for you and your readers. Can you or someone tell me the name/s of the "Canberra Based Bureaucrats" who were or are in Paris and have allegedly signed the MAI.

Also other than being told by Brian Wilshire of the front page article on the Australian on 7/12/97 saying that it had been signed (I have not personally read the article) I have not had any other confirmation of the act. Update please!

Merry Christmas to you and your family and all your regular readers. The Maverick

Subject: One Nation in PNG

I guess you heard the prime minister of Papua New Guinea today exhort his people not to fragment, but to become ONE NATION. I guess that makes him a racist / fascist / neo-NAZI as well does it?

Seems like the idea of ONE NATION is spreading world-wide, and if it does, then Oz might be the only nation left with a system of apartheid, while the rest of the planet moves on.

omega

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Personal trivia, from the global office:

Another beautiful day in paradise.

We had Christmas dinner last night - turkey and veg... and then broke into the presents.


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