by Robert J Lee in Canberra
Judicial corruption has again reared its head after Western Australia Federal Court Judge Michael Barker informed the President of the senate that Senator Rod Culleton is a bankrupt.
Senator Culleton said he had challenged the alleged financial claims against him that led to Judge Barker issuing sequestration orders to freeze his assets yet the judge had ignored all due process in his haste to get him tossed out of the senate.
The President of the senate, Liberal Stephen Parry, a former Tasmania police officer and mortician who has been accused of involvement in the official Port Arthur massacre cover-up, had “usurped the powers of the senate” by declaring Senator Culleton’s position vacant.
Senator Parry announced on Wednesday he had received confirmation from the Federal Court that Mr Culleton was bankrupt, making his position vacant, but Mr Culleton said the statement was premature and “should be withdrawn immediately”.
“No one is above the law, and the 21 day stay of proceedings granted to me in the Federal Court on December 23 does not expire until tomorrow,” Senator Culleton said.
“Senator Parry has no right to jump in before the 21 day stay period expires.”
Senator Culleton also filed a notice of appeal in the West Australian registry of the Federal Court late on Wednesday, along with an interlocutory application seeking that the sequestration order and proceedings under the sequestration order be stayed pending the hearing of the appeal.
“I am not a bankrupt and evidence of sworn valuations was given to Judge Barker by my solicitor in the court hearing but he refused to accept it,” he said.
The ‘law’ particularly in Western Australia has long had a question mark over its head and Senator Culleton has been another victim of the nexus between the judiciary, the Parliament and the public service.
He said the judiciary was a ‘basket case’ and this had been highlighted after Judge Barker called his own court a “circus” a sentiment echoed by the West Australian newspaper when reporting on Senator Culleton’s hearing in December after several One Nation antagonists were ordered to leave the courtroom.
“The courts have been starved of government funding and are not getting the revenue they need to operate properly,” he said.
“All courts need juries and litigants have the right to get one.”
On March 11 last year, to commemorate Australia’s worst official massacre, Cairns News ran a story about Senator Parry and his involvement in the Port Arthur cover-up by the major media and governments.
Revelations by Austrian-based author and researcher, Keith Noble, that Senator Stephen Parry had prior knowledge of the shootings, have not been refuted by him.
In his 16 page, disturbing 1997 paper entitled ‘Port Arthur Massacre – AFDA National Embalming Team – Detailed Report’, that appears in a little-known book entitled ‘PORT ARTHUR SEMINAR PAPERS: A record of the Port Arthur Seminar’, 11-12 March, 1997, Melbourne, Victoria (ISBN 0642271364) clearly shows the incident that rocked a nation was planned.
Senator Parry stated in the following passage :
“I was particularly impressed by the quick response and initiatives by some of the team members in packaging and collecting equipment.
The response time and the amount of equipment quickly relocated was fantastic. One firm in particular, Nelson Brothers, had organised for an embalming machine box and a special large equipment case to be manufactured ready for the incident. These two containers were the envy of all embalmers and worked extremely well.
I would suggest that design specifications may be available from this firm for any future considerations by other firms.”
Such is the appalling state of injustice in Australia where justice is only(sometimes) available to those who can afford it, that the public has lost any confidence it may have had in the court system and parliaments long ago.
by Robert J Lee in Canberra
Embattled Western Australia independent Senator Rodney Culleton has accused the Attorney General of “total incompetence” for referring him to the High Court to determine if he had been disqualified from entering the senate after the July 2 election.
A petition to the Federal Court from Perth businessman Dick Lester to have Senator Culleton declared bankrupt over alleged debts could only be determined by the senate.
He said the Attorney General was “out of his depth” in referring the matter to the High Court.
“Section 47 of the Commonwealth Constitution of Australia is quite plain when it says ‘until the Parliament otherwise provides, any question respecting the qualification of a senator or of a member,…. and any question of a disputed election to either House, shall be determined by the House in which the question arises.’” Senator Culleton explained.
“Quite clearly the judge was wrong in making a Sequestration Order to seize or freeze my assets especially after my lawyer told Justice Barker that sufficient funds had been deposited into his trust account to cover any alleged debt.
“The antics of Justice Michael Barker whose Court was described as a ‘circus’ by the Western Australia Newspaper and the efforts to frustrate the will of the people of Western Australia who have duly elected a Senator are matters that must now be faced by Attorney General George Brandis and the offending judge in the Senate.
“A referral to the High Court can only occur under the Electoral Act. There is no law which can refer a question like this to a court. This is a job for the Senate.
“The senate must consider Section 16 of the Parliamentary Privileges Act which brings in the Bill of Rights 1688 that guarantees jury trial and appeals to Parliament.”
Senator Culleton says he has the numbers to call the judge and Attorney General before the Bar of the senate to show cause why they should not be sacked.
Primary producers, small business and truck operators who had been gutted by the banks and lost their properties and lifetime’s work through similar court proceedings would benefit enormously from this manoeuvre, he said.