The most famous top-secret burglary since Watergate

THE upshot: under ‘national security’ auspices, no truth or public interest defence will stymie a Federal government’s prosecution of a person who reports – or is made privy to – crimes committed by ‘intelligence’ agencies. This means their personnel could rape the female staffers of a foreign embassy and it would be entirely legal. As it stands, the proven charge is that an Australian government merely raped the sovereignty of another nation after earlier green-lighting a genocide. A Coalition government – protecting a former Coalition government – prefers to hound a respected citizen rather than punish the erstwhile ministers responsible. And the Attorney-General who pushed ahead with this travesty was none other than Christian Porter, the man later given cause to prize the rule of law. But that was another case – in the superior court of karma.

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17 Responses to The most famous top-secret burglary since Watergate

  1. NoFixedAddress says:

    What you say Johnny Howard?

  2. C.L. says:

    Ultimately, yes – Howard ordered the illegal surveillance.

    I’m amazed at how little interest there is in this story.

  3. Boambee John says:

    CL

    Collaery is both a highly political and an unlikeable person, which probably doesn’t help his case.

  4. NoFixedAddress says:

    C.L. says:
    17 May, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Ultimately, yes – Howard ordered the illegal surveillance.

    I’m amazed at how little interest there is in this story.

    Because you would then have to question the entire basis of the North West Shelf boondoggle, Australia’s rescue of East Timor with NATO (!!!!) backing and the supposed legal-beagle industry involved with facilitating immigrants into their australia.

    PS I wonder if Bill Gates has an Australian passport?

  5. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “But that was another case – in the superior court of karma.”

    Correct, and remember how Porter, in the immediate aftermath of the HC verdict, didn’t waste any time releasing the RC findings against Cardinal Pell, siding with an organisation, MSM and social media sewers that later brutally assassinated him. He joined in the vilification to further embarrass Pell. Porter had an opportunity to speak up about the shameful legal lynching of Pell but he remained silent.

    You reap what you sow.

  6. C.L. says:

    Boambee, the state, the law and the courts are not supposed to destroy people because they’re not likeable. That’s how the persecution of George Pell started.

    The government’s argument that its bugging operation cannot be revealed (even though it already has been) because it might undermine national security is risible. They are doing this to protect the club.

  7. Boambee John says:

    CL

    Agree, but judges and prosecutors are human too (possibly).

  8. Boambee John says:

    And less possibly, so are at least some jis’imists, which might explain the limited publicity.

  9. NoFixedAddress says:

    C.L. says:
    17 May, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Boambee, the state, the law and the courts are not supposed to destroy people because they’re not likeable. That’s how the persecution of George Pell started.

    The government’s argument that its bugging operation cannot be revealed (even though it already has been) because it might undermine national security is risible. They are doing this to protect the club.

    I found the bloke quite personable.

    I didn’t agree with his politics, per se, but I respected what he was trying to do which was to represent some people, whether good or bad, in their struggle for independence from Indonesia.

    A situation that Australia had ignored from the Whitlam/Hawke/Keating days, if not before.

    Colleary’s representation of those people put him in opposition to the entire Australian Government including our so called “intelligence” Agencies.

    Shades of David Eastman prosecution/persecution for Winchester murder with no-one ever being caught!

    Who leaked the information to Collaery, and why?

  10. C.L. says:

    The Witness K case explained here, NFS.

    Essentially, Collaery is being prosecuted for taking on a client who allegedly intended to testify about the bugging operation to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

  11. C.L. says:

    He is now 77 years old and his legal practice has been destroyed.

  12. NoFixedAddress says:

    Witness K is probably Georgie Boy Brandis’ chum.

    And ASIO broke into Collaery’s office… I’ve been in an ASIO office after a computer caught on fire and even met the “computer expert” who made that pronouncement… it burned everything including the light fittings… good accelerant used in the fire sprinkler system… no smell,,

  13. Not Trampis says:

    This case has always been a disgrace from start to almost finish. IF there is a change of government surely this is the first thing for Dreyfus to deal with.

  14. NoFixedAddress says:

    If we ever get a representative government the first thing to do is sack the top 30% of every single Department and Agency!

    After all, Howard/Costello set up their Australia Fund to pay the retirement packages of ONLY so called “public servants”.

    What a bullshit term is the expression “public servant”!

  15. Fat Tony says:

    Boambee John says:
    17 May, 2022 at 6:32 pm
    CL
    Collaery is both a highly political and an unlikeable person, which probably doesn’t help his case.

    I’ve read that Galileo was probably the most abrasive arsehole to have ever drawn breath.

    It may explain his persecution, but if you’re interested in the truth, it doesn’t justify it.

  16. Boambee John says:

    Fat Tony

    My comment (initially poorly phrased, but later amended) derived form this comment by CL:

    I’m amazed at how little interest there is in this story.

    The qualification I added was:

    And less possibly, so are at least some jis’imists, which might explain the limited publicity.

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