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Errant police drop charges against Walter in Cairns Magistrates Court

by Gil Hanrahan in Townsville

Vexatious assault charges against David Walter by two Cairns court protective officers were dropped today at a trial in the Cairns Magistrates Court.

On the second day of the hearing, Chief Magistrate Ray Rinaudo allowed the police prosecutor to discontinue.

After eight witnesses for the defence gave their evidence that Walter did not assault the police officers, the prosecutor dropped the charges, which if found guilty, could have seen Walter jailed for a considerable time.

Vexatious charges against David Walter were dropped in the Cairns Magistrates Court after eight defence wirtnesses gave evidence that Walter did not assault court officers.

The moral of this story is that the bull-headed police, as most journalists know, form the thick blue line, and the prosecutor and the DPP are not afraid of spending more than $40,000 of Cairns Police District’s scant taxpayer operational funds to pursue a knowingly vexatious charge against a former senior police officer with 37 years unblemished service.

Details of Charge:

Charge 1 of 2 Bench Charge Sheet reference: 1701928063

Criminal Code (CC) – [CC] 340(2AA)(a)&(a)(ii) Serious assault public officer performing function causing bodily harm.

That on the 22nd day of May 2017 at Cairns City in the State of Queensland one David John Walter unlawfully assaulted Mark Francis Webb a public officer whilst Mark Francis Webb was performing a function of his office and it is further alleged that the assault by the said David John Walter caused bodily harm to the said public official.

Charge 2 of 2 Bench Charge Sheet reference: 1701928080

Criminal Code (CC) – [CC] 340(1)(a) Serious assault with intent to commit crime or resist arrest.

That on the 22nd day of May 2017 at Cairns City in the State of Queensland one David John Walter assaulted Matthew David Trezise with intent to prevent the lawful arrest of the said David John Walter.

Address of offence: CAIRNS MAGISTRATES COURT, SHERIDAN ST, CAIRNS CITY, QLD 4870

Occurrence no.: QP1700886562 QPS Reference: Senior Constable C. ERHARDT, 4019883, CAIRNS CIB.

Witnesses said Walter was able to get his entire argument about the court having no authority into the record in spite of the protestations of the prosecutor.

This has been a great day for the vague semblance of justice left in the corporate court system, run by judicial officers who are inside the corporation and lawfully, can only preside over civil matters to do with members of political parties.

Former Labor Premier Peter Beattie’s removal of the Crown in 2001 from the State of Queensland is now coming back to bite him.

These comments have been made by Romley Stewart who attended the court today:

 “I know all about the brutality of the Queensland Police and the Government, its a shame because believe it or not, it was the honest Police that told the truth on the stand and could not back up the lies of the one that lied under oath.

I called into the Court today and made a verbal complaint against the officer that lied under oath, the hearing was still going I think, the lying officer was the one that punched me in the back while I was in the watch house, I made a complaint to Sargent Dwan (Nice man) of the Cairns police and he asked me to please keep it internal, which I did and after seeing the same man lying under oath in David’s case, I went and made the complaint that I should have stuck to my guns and made the complaint formal in the first place… Both magistrate Bentley and the Lying Officer should be removed from Queensland Police and the Court…

David raised some very concerning points about the conduct of Queensland Police and Queensland Government while in Court, and even the Magistrate, as good as he was, seemed concerned about the research done by David in relation to the validity of governments since Whitlam signed the UNIDROIT treaty of Rome in 1973 and in relation to the registration of Australian governments being registered to the US SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, being a foreign banking system.

In relation to the Magistrate Rinaudo, and Magistrates like Magistrate Comens, as corrupt as the system may be, such man do consider and are interested in knowing the truth before making judgement within their Star chamber courts. Well done David, and thanks to Magistrate Rinaudo, for his conduct as well… He respected David from the beginning and gave David plenty of scope in order to get the truth out of this matter…”

Romley Stewart

Cairns

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Vacant One Nation senate position could go to the top of the party

Queensland State election to be held on November 25

by Gil Hanrahan in Brisbane

Rumblings from One Nation members have confirmed there is an unhatched master plan in place to elevate Pauline Hanson’s Chief of Staff James Ashby to the senate.

In its usual response the High Court sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns has ordered a recount for the next candidate on the party ticket to replace the ousted Malcolm Roberts, a most competent senator.

Roberts now will stand in the state seat of Ipswich as a part of the plan, to take over the state leadership should sitting One Nation member Steve Dickson(another competent Member) lose his seat of Buderim at the November 25 poll.

In the current episode of sloppy administration by One Nation, the next in line is Fraser Anning, a Gladstone business man.

Sources have revealed that Anning, believed to be close to bankruptcy, suddenly had his creditors paid off allowing him to sit in the senate.

Has One Nation senate candidate Fraser Anning been asked to stand aside for James Ashby?

It seems the deal is for Anning to step aside and create a casual vacancy which would allow Pauline Hanson to insert Ashby into the senate.

There is a similar precedent to this scenario going back to the famous  case when a hostile Labor Party member,Albert Patrick Field(Pat)  was appointed to the senate after union organiser, Senator Bertie Milliner died suddenly. This extract from Wikipedia explains how One Nation could appoint Ashby:

“On 30 June 1975, Bertie Milliner, a Queensland ALP Senator, died suddenly. It had long been a tradition that when a casual vacancy occurred in the Senate, the relevant political party would nominate the replacement to the state premier, and the state parliament would formally appoint the new senator. As was usual practice, the Labor Party nominated only one name, Mal Colston, to replace Milliner. Country Party Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen asked for a list of three names from which he would choose the replacement; he was possibly relying on a 1962 precedent, when his predecessor, Frank Nicklin, had also required such a list of names. The Labor Party refused to provide a list and insisted on Colston being appointed.

Token Labor member Pat Field was nominated by Joh Bjelke Petersen in 1975 as a replacement for Bertie Milliner after his sudden death

Although Field had long Labor Party and union connections, he was certainly not an active politician and had never before sought to become one. Nevertheless, he made himself known to the Premier’s office and offered his services.[1]

Although he would be technically a Labor Senator, he vowed never to vote for the Whitlam government. Field was conservative and religious and was openly critical of what he saw as a range of “immoral” policies being advanced by Whitlam and his government. That was exactly the sort of person wanted by Bjelke-Petersen, who responded by nominating Field in the Parliament of Queensland as the new senator.”

To the public, One Nation it appears, can do no wrong. Their savage internal politics have seen numerous candidates kicked out because they would not pay Ashby’s Sunshine Coast printing business for election material believing they could buy it cheaper elsewhere. Others have been kicked out for not adhering to Hanson’s ‘it’s my way or the highway’ policy.

This writer does not believe the  platitudes coming from the mouth of Liberal leader Tim Nicholls stating he will not do a deal with Hanson to form government. He would do a deal with the devil to grab a hold of the Treasury spoils.

So would Hanson and Ashby, both traditional Liberals with close ties to both the state and federal Liberal parties.

At a Canberra function soon after last year’s federal election, according to a bystander, Hanson’s first comments to Malcolm Turnbull were,” how can I help you Malcolm?” (Cairns News has contacted a bystander and Hanson’s comments were confirmed).

David Walter need support tomorrow when he delivers Cairns Court a lethal blow

Tomorrow at 9am Cairns Court to support David Walter

Today David Walter fronted Cairns Court and the same Magistrate who jailed him for contempt and made false claim of his aggression to government enforcers within that court to which many witnesses submitted statements to the perjury committed by the said Magistrate.

A lethal blow was delivered in that same court today by David at last recognised by government lawyers and the said Magistrate who when informed Queensland is but a private organisation and it is not an official government under a charter  for starters, which he backed up with irrefutable facts.

Several times the magistrate took leave from the bench to gather her thoughts she explained to the court and when David answered her question as to what was it he wanted to which he stated;

  1. Take the whole matter to the High Court to rule on this illegal government
  2. Produce just one true Australian in this court.

The fluster magistrate declined and removed herself from hearing the case which she has handed another Magistrate for tomorrow’s hearing.

 

Responsible citizen shoots 5.2m crocodile near Rockhampton

from the Guardian

A massive saltwater crocodile – said to be one of the biggest ever seen in Queensland – has been found shot dead in the Fitzroy River near Rockhampton.

Police and state environmental officers are investigating after the 5.2-metre male reptile was found with a bullet in its head in the Fitzroy river in Rockhampton on Thursday.

The crocodile was taken to the nearby Koorana crocodile farm, where it will be buried once a necropsy is carried out. Farm owner John Leaver said a five-metre crocodile had not been caught in Queensland for 20 to 30 years.

A responsible shooter shot this large salt water croc performing a public duty. The ALP/LNP junta has combined forces to prevent a KAP bill being presented in State Parliament which will protect the public, livestock and animals from croc attack.

“There may have been some others shot in the wild that we don’t know about, but from my recollection, over the past three decades this would be the largest,” he said on Friday.

Leaver, who ran a crocodile removal service across the state for 20 years, said the largest one he ever caught was 4.95m in the late 1980s. “We caught that one up near Airlie beach [in Queensland],” he said.

Leaver said it was not unusual for a crocodile of that size to be found so far south. The farmer said Rockhampton locals used to shoot crocodiles “equal to that size” in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, before it was illegal.

It is believed the 5.2m reptile had been dead for a few days before a member of the public spotted it floating and notified environmental officers.

Leaver said the gunshot had caused a large hole in the top of the saltwater crocodile’s skull, suggesting the bullet came from a “fairly large-calibre rifle”.

“I would say that someone felt very threatened,” he said, when asked why he thought it had been shot.

Innisfail man charged with shooting a croc

A north Queensland man has been charged with killing and decapitating a crocodile to keep its skull as a trophy.

The crocodile skull was allegedly found during a raid of a home at Eubenangee, north of Innisfail in the state’s far north, on 1 June.

The environment and heritage protection department is still working to confirm if the crocodile skull came from the carcass of a four-metre crocodile that was found dead on a creek bed on a private property at Innisfail in April.

The man has been charged with a number of offences, including taking a protected animal, as well as weapons and drugs offences.

The maximum penalty for killing a crocodile without authorisation is $27,425.

The 60-year-old is due to face Innisfail magistrates court on 10 July.

Comment

Cairns News has been told by indigenous people of several large crocs living near the tip of Cape York that are more than 5.2 metres in length. The Mareeba crocodile farm has at least one croc measuring 5 metres in captivity. Aboriginal communities on both the east coast and west coast of Cape York report large crocodiles menacing their communities.

Recently a dog was grabbed on mudflats near Daintree. The owner was next to the dog when the 4.5m croc, camouflaged in mud, grabbed the unlucky canine and the lucky owner nearly had a heart attack.

We have had numerous reports of crocs that have been shot in the north over the past 12 months. The hopeless and stupefied LNP and ALP have thrown the people of the north to the crocs, by holding up the Katter’s Safer Waterways bill.  We say we don’t blame fed-up people shooting crocs. We also say the corporation has no power to prosecute a citizen.

It is a puerile argument to expect the understaffed, under-resourced and uncaring EPA to respond to a crocodile sighting or facilitate their removal, by any means.

Culleton brings criminal charges against Brandis

The Federal Government and Opposition continue to fall apart driven by corruption scandals, citizenship disqualification and a judiciary acting as the arm of dishonest political parties.

Former One Nation WA senator Rod Culleton has borne the brunt of a corrupt and unaccountable judiciary marching to the orders of Liberal Attorney General George Brandis.

This time justice might catch up to the errant Brandis after he was served with a summons to face the Magistrates Court on a criminal conspiracy charge.

Attorney General George Brandis faces disqualification from two fronts. One is a criminal charge against him and two is an entitlement to German citizenship.

Culleton has charged the beleaguered Attorney General with conspiracy allegedly over his part in giving the senate false information to have the High Court disqualify Culleton over his bankruptcy which he says was an intentionally incorrect finding of a Federal Court judge.

Culleton launched the private prosecution after a meeting with the Chief Magistrate in Canberra.

Meanwhile the Director of Public Prosecutions is attempting to take over the case and shut it down, no doubt on orders from the accused Attorney General.

Culleton says the DPP is a public servant, “not a duly elected public officer.”

“The Director has no right or qualifications to take over my case. They are not a judge or jury,” he claimed.

“I was tossed out of the senate because my first question to Senator Brandis pointed out the High Court and all other courts had been functioning unlawfully since 2004 when the courts removed the Crown(Queen) from all process.” (Cairns News Nov 22, 2016)

Disqualification of sitting politicians under Section 44 of the Commonwealth Constitution of Australia, should also apply to lawyers or barristers who sit in Parliament.

“The Parliament is in conflict with the Constitution by having lawyers as politicians,” Mr Culleton explained.

“These members are officers of the court and being a politician they receive a reward under the Crown and as such should be disqualified under Section 44 too.”

A constitutional analyst has pointed out to Cairns News that George Brandis’ parents were both born in Germany, entitling him to German citizenship.

“”This would bar him from sitting,” the analyst said.

 

 

Corporation-v-Walter court dates

David Walter has sent advice regarding his next court appearances.

Cairns Magistrate Court October 16, 2017 to face charges of failing to submit a form relating to his bankruptcy action

Cairns Magistrates Court October 30, 2017  to face an assault charge against a court protection officer

We suggest anyone with an interest in the bogus charges against Walter listen to the Australian Patriot Radio podcast on Cairns News.

 

David Walter to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court Wednesday August 2

After spending one month in jail allegedly for contempt of court, Corporation-buster David Walter will attend a call-over to detail the charges against him and set down a trial date.

Mr Walter says the Magistrates Court has no authority and the case against him cannot continue.

Retired police prosecutor David Walter will attend a Mention in the Cairns magistrates Court on Wednesday. All freedom fighters are asked to attend

A senior Magistrate from Brisbane will preside at the mention.

After Mr Walter’s original hearing over his alleged bankruptcy he ended up in a scuffle with two large Court Protection Officers who threw the former Police prosecutor to the floor, handcuffing him and removing him from the courtroom.

Twenty witnesses seated in the public gallery swore statements immediately after the assault by the two officers, stating Mr Walter did not assault the two men.

One officer claimed he was assaulted and has filed serious assault charges against Mr Walter.

‘My’ Corporate Government led by CEO Annastacia Palaszczuk is in serious Constitutional jeopardy should Mr Walter get a proper hearing.

 

David Walter out of jail Friday, June 23

Cairns News has received notice from the Walter family that David will be released on parole from Lotus Glen prison on Friday.

Retired police prosecutor David Walter will be released from jail on Friday after spending a month behind bars allegedly for challenging the authority of the corporation in the Cairns Magistrates Court

He still faces spurious charges of assaulting Court Protection officers and some incredulous charge by the ACCC for not declaring his pet bird collection as an asset in vexatious bankruptcy proceedings.

We will keep informed our many thousands of readers who have been watching the Walter saga.

Qld Govt at war with itself over $7m cattle property purchase

More jaundiced reporting from the ABC about Springvale Station west of Cooktown that the Queensland Environment Department bought for $7 million to prevent sediment runoff into the ocean.

The only problem is that bogus data was used to base the purchase, when in fact the Government’s own previously published scientific data clearly showed Springvale Station was responsible for less than one per cent runoff into Princess Charlotte Bay.

See story Cairns News: ‘Lakefield National Park contributes more reef runoff than all combined cattle properties in the catchment’

from ABC

In what could be a storyline from the satirical TV series Yes Minister, the Queensland Government has gone to war with itself.

Key points:

  • The Mines Department is considering an application to mine a river on state-owned land for gold and tin
  • The Environment Department bought the land in a bid to halt sediment reaching the reef
  • The two departments are in a legal fight in the Land Court

The ABC has learned one Queensland Government department has lodged a legal objection to another department over a plan to mine a river on state-owned land.

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is taking on the Department of Natural Resources and Mines in a stoush in the Land Court over Springvale Station on Cape York.

The Queensland Government bought the massive cattle station for $7 million last year.

The idea was to stop, or at least reduce, hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sediment from the property washing from the West Normanby River into the Great Barrier Reef.

But it seems — in the best traditions of Yes Minister — the left hand did not know what the right hand was doing.

At the same time the Environment Department was buying the property to prevent damaging sediment flowing down the river, the Natural Resources Department was considering an application to mine the river at Springvale Station for gold and tin ore.

Now the case is before the Queensland Land Court.

In its objection, the Environment Department argues “the public right and interest will be prejudiced by the proposed mining activity as it will directly and negatively impact the biodiversity values for which the property was acquired”.

It says research suggests that “Springvale Station is the source of approximately 460,000 tonnes of sediment runoff every year, which is around 40 per cent of all gully erosion-derived sediment in the Normanby River catchment”.

The West Normanby River joins the eastern branch of the river before draining into Princess Charlotte Bay and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

“The proposed mining activity will likely further destabilise the alluvial and colluvial soils of the West Normanby River and increase soil erosion and sediment loss,” the Environment Department said in its objection.

“… The long-term economic benefits of enhancing environmental outcomes through this acquisition will far exceed the economic and employment benefits of this small mining operation.”

The department also warns sedimentation blocks light for coral, smothers marine organisms and reduces coral and seagrass growth.

It states the northern section of the reef has been significantly affected by coral bleaching, with “high levels of coral mortality”.

“For those corals to have the best chance of recovery, the water quality needs to be as good as possible,” the Environment Department wrote.

Endangered plants, animals on land: Environment Department

The State Government has already begun removing cattle from Springvale Station in a bid to reduce sediment run-off.

The Environment Department said it would invest a substantial amount of public money for conservation work on the property to further reduce run-off, with the price tag set at $30,000 a hectare.

The department also said the property was home to endangered or vulnerable flora and fauna species, including the northern quoll, red goshawk, brown antelope orchid and spectacled flying fox.

In a statement to the ABC, the Environment Department said it was the Government’s “intention that Springvale Station be declared a nature refuge”.

But it said such a declaration would “not necessarily preclude the commencement of activities proposed under the mining lease application”.

A spokesman for the Land Court said the objection to the proposed mine would be heard in August.

It’s official! The Corporation says Walter is sane

from Gil Hanrahan in Cairns

Observers from the court gallery swear 12 statements in registry immediately after Walter was removed from the Magistrates Courtroom

Queensland Government Pty Ltd

The exposure of the corporate governance of Australia has seen retired policeman David Walter unlawfully jailed for his research by Cairns Magistrate, Mrs Jane Bentley.

Comments received by Cairns News from onlookers at the court on Monday clearly indicate the Magistrate provoked David Walter, after she told him he had three minutes to state his defence to a spurious and vexatious bankruptcy charge.

It seems the Magistrate talked over Walter whenever he tried to present his extensive defence, soon expiring his three minutes.

She then allowed him five minutes to speak in his defence, but any mention of the corporation was spoken over by the Magistrate.

Clearly Walter was becoming more frustrated because of the stymieing efforts of the now vocal Magistrate in what eventually became a slanging match.

Walter picked up his books from the bar table, then accidentally dropped them throwing the remainder back onto the table.

The federal Department of Public Prosecutions barrister present to prosecute Walter allegedly for not declaring a collection of pet birds in his assets, stood looking rather stunned as Walter advised him of the legitimacy of the legal profession.

He told the Magistrate, who was in the throes of departing the court room, that the premises belonged to the real Crown and she had no business there.

He said he too was leaving but two burly Court Protective officers blocked the doorway from the court.

Walter told them they too had no authority and to get out of the room. Before disappearing through a rear door, Mrs Bentley told the two officers to arrest Walter.

Arriving with adjudication agenda instructions for a day at the bench

On his re-appearance at 11.30am a manacled Walter in the witness box was told of the new charges concocted by the Magistrate during the recess.

She ordered he undergo a mental assessment, then be held in the lockup charged with contempt, assault and other erroneous misdemeanours.

The ensuing mental health report said Walter was not delusional or psychotic, but “held some idiosyncratic views regarding several judgements from higher courts.”

In Corporation-speak we can only assume this means he knows exactly what his argument is about and judging by the Corporation’s knee jerk reaction, he is completely correct but was now ready to be admitted to the re-education camp.

Walter will remain incarcerated for a month then he should be eligible for parole, no doubt on the proviso he not mention the antics of the Corporation.

His family has held off filing a Writ of Habeas Corpus until a legal representative can be briefed next week.

In the meantime however he will have to take part in a video hook up from Lotus Glen prison at Mareeba, to defend the dodgy charge of failing to report his bird-keeping hobby.

This is Australia folks and we advise our many overseas readers contemplating a holiday down-under to have a rethink, otherwise you might end up like this highly esteemed policeman unable to defend himself against a totally broken, corrupt and unlawful corporate legal system.

One reader suggested the magistrate should undergo a mental assessment for referring to the ‘busted-arse judicial process’ as a “justice system.”

He said although Australia had been overrun by Chinese, “it does not mean we have to adopt their legal system too.”

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