WHAT  PRICE  JUSTICE?

IS THERE ANY DEMOCRACY LEFT IN OUR ONCE GREAT COUNTRY?

 

Did You Know

It appears that MANY AREAS OF AUSTRALIA’S JUDICIARY HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED BY ELECTED MEMBERS TO OUR FEDERAL AND STATE PARLIAMENTS AND MANY OF THEIR BUREAUCRATS.

 

One could be forgiven for believing that the majority of our judges have risen to their position, after practising at the bar, before being appointed to the judiciary by our State and Federal Parliaments.  The large number of our elected members of Parliament, who are responsible for introducing or repealing our State and Federal laws, lack experience and legal knowledge and, in fact, in many cases, appoint lawyers to the bench who appear to have, in the main, lived a sheltered life.

 

We are going to present some examples to prove that our aforementioned statements are correct, and the reason why the majority of law-abiding Australians are at last airing their concerns.

 

1.  SHOCK JAIL CUT TERM ON APPEAL FOR CHILD RAPIST.

 

From a report on April 16, 2013  -  A man who kidnapped an hysterical six-year old from her front yard near Wagga Wagga, raped her, and afterwards dropped her close to her home, telling her “You can walk from here”, has had more than two years cut from his minimum sentence.

 

In 2012 Adam Gilbert Jolly was sentenced to 22 years and 9 months, with a non-parole period of 15 years and 9 months, for kidnapping and several child-sex offences.  Jolly appealed against the sentence in part, arguing that it was “manifestly excessive.”  The Court of Appeal last Tuesday handed down a new sentence of 18 years and 9 months, with a non-parole period of 13 years and 4 months.

 

Condensed background to the Crime.

 

On the morning of Sunday, February 10 2010, Adam Jolly, who was aged 27, approached the girl as she sat on the steps in her front yard, and asked her “Is your mum home?”  He then picked up the screaming girl took her to his ute, and drove away as the girl’s mother tried to cling onto the back of the vehicle to save her.  Jolly then took the girl to two rural locations, where he raped her and molested her before driving her back and dropping her off near her home.  The sentencing judge said that Jolly’s offending was an aberration and uncharacteristic, “but his unspeakable acts” had left the girl living a life of fear.  The judge also accepted the opinion of a psychiatrist, who said “it was more probable than not that Jolly’s offending was a result of his feelings of revenge towards women.”

 

On appeal, Justice Geoffrey Bellew found the sentencing judge had erred in finding that “self-sexual gratification” was an aggravating factor, which in effect handed down a kind of double punishment.  Justice Bellew also found the sentences on two of his charges were excessive, as the trial judge did not take into account some factors that favoured Jolly.  Justice Clifton Hoeben and Michael Slattery agreed with Justice Bellew’s findings.

 

Whether you agree, or disagree, with the appeal judge’s decision, let us know  -  email votpp@yahoo.com.au

 

 

 

 

2. SIX YEARS FOR BASHING TO DEATH BOY, AGED 4.

This report by ISABEL HAYES.

 

The family of a little boy, bashed to death by his mother’s partner, has reacted in disbelief as his killer was jailed for at least six years.  Shouts of  “No” and “six years!” rang out in the Supreme Court on Friday April 19, 2013, as Nathan Forest was sentenced for bashing to death four-year-old Bailey Constable while bathing him at his rural N.S.W. home on April 1, 2011.

 

Bailey’s maternal grandmother, Karen Chapman, collapsed in her husband’s arms after the maximum 8-year sentence was handed down.  Weeks before his death, Bailey told Ms Chapman that Forest was hurting him, and she alerted the Department of Community Services (DOCS).  “They returned him to his death on the authorities’ say-so”, Bailey’s paternal grandmother, Sandra Campbell, said.  Ms Chapman was taken to hospital after the sentence was handed down.

 

We would like your input into your opinions about the actions of the judiciary in the aforementioned cases.  We believe it is long overdue to introduce mandatory minimum sentences.  Send your comments to email - votpp@yahoo.com.au

 

3. THE KESSING STORY.

 

WAS CUSTOMS OFFICER, ALLAN KESSING, A POLITICAL PAWN?

 

Learn the truth how a hero to the Australian public was victimised and sacrificed by political “BASTARDISATION.”

 

 Link - Update>February 2013, The Latest Updates - Index - THE KESSING STORY.

 

4. ON MONDAY APRIL 3, 2000, INVALID DRUG LAWS.

 

Is Australia’s Democracy being undermined by our major political parties and their bureaucrats?  A perfect example of this is the number of elected members from the Opposition parties in the N.S.W. Parliament who crossed the floor and voted with the Labor Government in October 2010, to pass the unconstitutional and federally illegal operation of the Kings Cross Injection Room.

 

To learn the truth about the illegality of this Bill go to Updates>February 2013 - The Latest Updates Index - ON MONDAY APRIL 3, 2000, INVALID DRUG LAWS.

 

5. THE AUSTRALIAN WHEAT BOARD (AWB)

OIL FOR FOOD SCANDAL IS ABOUT TO BE REIGNITED.

 

Discover how the Howard Government (Govt.) and his Senior Ministers “sabotaged” the Royal Commission into the Australian Wheat Board (AWB), in which Mr. Howard appointed his close friend, Terence Cole QC, as the Commissioner.

 

The hidden truth can be found on Updates>February 2013

 

 

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 I.C.A.C. COMMISSIONER IPP MAY ALLOW MINING COMPANY TO KEEP ITS CONTROL AT DOYLES CREEK.

 

Is it possible that N.S.W. Premier Barry O’Farrell, and his Energy Minister Chris Hartcher and Planning Minister Brad Hazzard could be the left wing of the Liberal Party, who are in tandem with the left wing of the Australian Labor Party and the Greens?  They appear to have all adopted the Communist ideology of formulating Agenda 21 in Australia, which will eventually lead our once-great Nation to become part of a new One World Government (Govt.), sooner rather than later.

 

In the latest report, the Independent Commission Against Corruption (I.C.A.C.), Commissioner David Ipp Q.C. on Monday April 21, 2013, said there was a possibility that the Coal Seam Gas (C.S.G.) mining company, which took over the Doyles Creek mine, could keep its lease for a penalty - even if there is a finding the licence was corruptly obtained.  The so-called corruption watchdog is investigating whether “an improper favour or benefit was conferred” as a result of the licence being upgraded by the then-Resources Minister Ian Macdonald to the small group of investors, including the former C.F.M.E.U. National President John Maitland, who made multi-million-dollar profits from their original investment.  Mr. Ipp said it was possible the C.S.G. mine’s current owner NuCoal, a listed company which has not been accused of corruption, may be able to retain its licence irrespective of the I.C.A.C.’s findings in relation to Doyles Creek.

 

The inquiry heard there were previously two options once Mr. Ipp made a finding in his report, expected by late July, about the exploration licence  -  to give it back to the Govt. or let it stand.  “I’m not saying corrupt conduct will be found, it is simply on the hypothetical assumption that it will be,” Mr. Ipp said.  “The third position is allowing the lease, but imposing a condition relating to a sum of money to be paid by NuCoal to the Govt., representing the sum of money the Govt. would have obtained had there been an open tender.

 

“My proposal, should corrupt conduct be found, is that the matter be returned to the Mines Dept. to fix a value.”  David Leeming, acting for NuCoal, told the hearing he would raise the suggestion with his clients.  The inquiry has previously heard from lawyers acting for the Doyles Creek investors about concerns of potentially - being - subject - its civil litigation - after I.C.A.C.’s findings are made - about the large windfalls they made on the project, which was the result of a Minister’s decision.

 

It appears, on studying Commissioner Ipp’s hypothetical assumptions, that he will do everything possible to put the C.S.G. mines licence into the domain of one of Premier O’Farrell’s agencies.  Once again the health of residents, the danger to water aquifers and the destruction of prime agricultural land could become a reality.  Remember, Governments‘ greed will overtake any sensible decision, including after 20 years of mining the eastern States of Australia, they will become a desert.  In addition, Australia has enough gas to last for 180 years.  They export more than 95% of their gas.