US launches China-style attack on Mrs Duggan and her children

Seizing control of Australian land and courts: US tries to halt property sale by ex-marine’s wife.

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19 Responses to US launches China-style attack on Mrs Duggan and her children

  1. C.L. says:

    A senator has questioned if federal police are “just a post box for US authorities” as America attempts to stop the wife of detained ex-military pilot Daniel Duggan selling property to fund his legal bills.

    Duggan, a 55-year-old former United States military pilot and Australian citizen, has spent the past year battling extradition to the US on accusations of unlawfully training Chinese pilots in the early 2010s, which he denies.

    His wife Saffrine had listed for sale her acreage on the NSW south coast to raise funds for her husband’s mounting legal bills.

    She purchased the seven-bedroom homestead in the Saddleback Mountain range in 2014 for $1.15 million.

    But the plan hit a snag after federal police applied to enforce a foreign restraining order approved by a US court covering the property.

    An urgent first hearing of the case will be heard in the NSW Supreme Court on Tuesday.

    Greens Senator David Shoebridge, who has urged the US to release Duggan from custody, where he has been in solitary confinement, expressed outrage at the latest court action linked to the ex-marine.

    “How much is enough?” he told AAP on Monday.

    “Not only jailing an Australian citizen, husband and father at the request of the US but now trying to strip his family of their assets without any independent investigation by Australian authorities.

    “The AFP and the AG (attorney-general) need to explain if they made even the most cursory independent investigation before they filed these proceedings, or if they were just a post box for US authorities.”

    A Duggan family spokesman said the orders were being challenged as they were “obtained relying on material that was false”. He declined further comment.

    Duggan was arrested at a supermarket car park in central-west NSW in October 2022 after a request from US authorities.

    The father-of-six denies breaching US arms export control laws by allegedly providing military training to Chinese pilots through a South African flight school on three occasions in 2010 and 2012 while he was a US citizen.

    If convicted, Duggan faces up to 60 years in prison. Australia does not have equivalent laws.

    The Australian Federal Police told AAP its application had caused the NSW Supreme Court to register a foreign restraining order made in the United States.

    The US order restrained a NSW property.

    “As the proceedings in the NSW Supreme Court are ongoing, it is not appropriate to comment further,” a spokesperson said.

    By Luke Costin in The Canberra Times

  2. Lee says:

    Yet illegally accept many millions under the table from China (and others!), like the Biden Crime Family, and the so-called DoJ, State Department, and the FBI are not remotely interested, and you still get to run the country.

  3. Fat Tony says:

    It’s their justice system – not ours.

  4. Lee says:

    I suspect that if Duggan was black or dark-skinned none of this would be happening.

    Or at least the Australian government would not be cooperating with U.S. authorities.

  5. Morsie says:

    Bloody he’ll Shoebridge is right for once

  6. C.L. says:

    He was chosen very carefully.

    White, Catholic, heterosexual, husband and father.

    Guaranteed zero interest from the media.

  7. Lee says:

    Isn’t it the case that what Duggan is charged with doing (but says he didn’t do anyway) wasn’t illegal until the current Democrat admin got into office?

    I’d expect punitive retrospective lawmaking under an authoritarian government or in a banana republic, not an alleged democracy.

  8. C.L. says:

    Worse than that, Lee, what he is charged with isn’t a crime in this country.

    The convention is that this rules out extradition.

  9. NFA says:

    The entire draconian episode shows up the mockery of so called Australian “law”.

  10. Fat Tony says:

    The convention is that this rules out extradition.

    Yeah but there’s nothing stopping them holding him in the lockup for as long as they like – their justice system, not ours.

  11. Ed Case says:

    Anyone noticed that these travesties always play out during ALP Governments?
    Letting 84 non Australian maniacs loose, hoping no one would notice, Separation of Powers, dontcha know?
    Lawfaring the Duggster & family into the poorhouse, we’re proving our National Security bonafides to the Sniffer-In-Chief.

  12. Lee says:

    I wonder whether this ALP government would be so keen to do dirty work like this for a U.S. government under Trump.

    Not that I think that Trump would be so mean-spirited and vindictive as the current Democrat mob, who have shamelessly weaponized the DoJ, the State Department, and various alphabet agencies against their enemies, perceived and otherwise.

    I also wonder what U.S. authorities hope to gain from witch-hunts like this.

  13. Lee says:

    Yet our High Court can release 80-odd scum of the earth, including rapists and murderers, and not deport them because of the possible consequences if sent home.

    If Duggan is extradited to the U.S., faces a kangaroo court, and is found guilty he could face a very long prison sentence. You only have to look at some of the very stiff sentences handed out to January 6 protesters.

  14. Rabz says:

    If they can do this to Daniel Duggan, they can do it to you.

    These illegitimate power crazed maniacs, both here and in the US, are out of control.

  15. NFA says:


    I’m sorry, but I have to take issue with your phrasing this as a ‘China-style attack’!

    It is full on US Deep State Lawfare (TM) and wholly and solely their own evil creation.

  16. C.L. says:

    Fact check: ✅

  17. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    So Canberra has freed 83 indefinitely detained rapist and murderous non-citizens, but hasn’t freed a guy who has been indefinitely detained despite doing nothing illegal. Oh.

    Maybe someone might have a word in the High Court’s shell-like.

    Not a good look Albo. You do know, son, that if you undermine trust in the justice system too much that the ordinary prole-in-the-street might get all Red Octoberish?

    Tumbril futures are up.

  18. Ed Case says:

    Tumbril futures are up.

  19. A reader says:

    A stopped clock is right twice a day. Shoebridge is right…for once

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