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Opinion – Open Justice Todays Committal Hearing Brisbane

I would like to take this opportunity to wish Russell, Patrick & Ann all the best for their Committal hearing in Brisbane Magistrates Court today and tomorrow. Unfortunately because of the alleged COVID-19 Pandemic I cannot attend in person as I am in NSW and it appears that the Courts are not really making the necessary changes at this time to honour the democratic principles of our open justice system. I always fail to comprehend why they cant just put up a livestreaming page on a Court website like they do with Parliament. You would think with all of the COVID-19 restrictions this would have occurred by now but alas it appears the open Court system gets more and more controlled and secretive by the day.

I find this somewhat concerning considering that open justice is one of the founding pillars of both our judicial system and our representative democracy.

I note that being aware of some of the alleged evidence in this matter it is without doubt one of the strangest court matters I have ever encountered. The allegations by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and The Commonwealth Dept of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) that as reported in the media these people are somehow part of an international child trafficking syndicate is in my view absurd when in reality it appears that most if not all of the defendants (as I now know three parties personally) are parents charged with stealing and/or harbouring their own children and/or grandchildren in an attempt to protect them from disclosed child sexual abuse.

Again in my opinion we are witnessing first hand the significant failures of not just our children’s courts and family courts, but now our criminal courts as well. As an advocate and support person for some of those people and in the interests of open justice, since it is not possible to attend,  these are the questions I would like to see answered.

  1. I do not understand how the prosecution can be allowed to continually change a brief and add to it and continually change charges even after two years ? 
  2. I do not understand how the prosecution can pad a brief with literally tons of irrelevant evidence ?
  3. I do not understand how the prosecution can refuse to give a workable readable brief ?
  4. I do not understand how the prosecution can charge a grandmother with “child stealing” and /or harbouring in relation to her grandson when there is no allegation of the child being stolen and no allegation of force or fraud being used ?
  5. I do not understand how a grandmother can be charged in relation to her grandson in the s42(1) charge where the prosecution alleges the child was abducted when they also concede the grandmother had lawful custody ?
  6. I do not understand why perjury and perverting justice by a detective is completely ignored by both the Court,  the prosecution and the police ?
  7. I do not understand why the prosecution charged these people with offences when these people are obligated at law to protect children ( section 286 of the criminal code act 1899 ) and yet they are still subjected to onerous bail conditions and the children still appear to me to be at significant risk of harm for now over two years and the police lie, pervert justice and put the children in continued danger and for how long should I remain silent when I know this and the system appears to be failing those children?
  8. I do not understand why the police can entrap people and nothing is said as they admit they posed as a journalist to entrap the accused people? 
  9. I do not understand why they refused to interview 26 people, to produce the 40 mandatory reports, and a further 20 reports where the children disclosed sexual abuse? 
  10. I do not understand why the brief has links that don’t work, why the prosecution continually change and add to that brief and why they refuse to specify orders they rely on? 
  11. I do not understand why the prosecution supplies an email to and from the Court where the court admits that the grandmother wasn’t under orders and why this is simply ignored? 
  12. I do not understand why the grandmother still has an ankle bracelet on for nearly two years and why she is prosecuted and persecuted when all she appears to have done if anything, is to protect her grandson from what she believed was happening.
  13. What I do understand is that clearly this matter if it is committed to trial will have to be appealed to the High Court.
  14. The brief is completely unreadable by anyone leading to an unfair trial and committal.
  15. there appears no chance of a fair trial.
  16. The facts do not give rise to the S42(1) charge.
  17. the charges should be dismissed under S42(7)
  18. The grandmother had lawful custody of the child and could not abduct him.
  19. Abduction is the basis of the charge of s42(1)
  20. The prosecution specifies a number of orders and refuse to elect a specific order.
  21. Nobody is charged with stealing the grandchild so therefore no one can harbour him under S363(b)
  22. The prosecution refuses to deal with the lies of the police and the evidence in the malicious prosecution also initiated by the grandmother that is currently on foot.
  23. the matter should have been dealt with in the family court.
  24. In the grandmothers case no recovery order was made.
  25. This is a massive waste of tax payer resources, as it’s the tax payer that ultimately pays everyone for this, well the courts and the prosecution are paid not the defendants they of course have had their lives ruined and don’t get paid for anything.

For all these reasons I do not understand how the grandmother could enter a  plea to her alleged offence and how she could be considered part of this alleged child trafficking syndicate also notwithstanding she has never even met some of the other  defendants? and I do not understand why she is even there today?

I pray that some semblance of Justice prevails but as in my own Court matters I completely understand how and why the system is failing. I may not be at this committal hearing but I and many others are most certainly watching.

All of the above would not be so bad of course if not for the children.

And as for all those children in this case and many other court matters involving children in alleged care that are currently on foot, lets just say that the alleged pandemic is certainly not helping or perhaps more appropriately ………………… !!!

Perhaps the people that are today labelled as conspiracy theorists with bizarre stories of children being freed from tunnels under cities may be wiser to look right under their noses in plain view for all to see. Makes me think of a great ole tune called ” A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke.

“To be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society is no measure of health” – Jiddhu Krishnamurti

xxx Pastor Paul

“Speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable.” – Prov 31:8

“There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known” – Luke 12:2


Draconian Victorian COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Amendment Bill Explained

To Good people everywhere, this is a great short video explaining the Victorian COVID-19 Omnibus Bill that is planned to pass into legislation through Victorian Parliament around early to mid October this year. It is without doubt one of the most disgraceful pieces of legislation ever written. The following post from NSW Liberal MP Craig Kelly I feel sums it up nicely. If you value Australia being a Representative Democracy (well for the next four weeks anyway if you are in Victoria) you must watch this video and share it far and wide xxx Pastor Paul

“The Victorian Labor government has introduced a bill to parliament that coupled with other measures is one of the most egregious attacks on civil liberties seen in war or peacetime.
The Bill would allow people to be detained indefinitely and give sweeping powers to untrained people to become “authorised officers” with sweeping powers to arrest and detain fellow Victorians.Called the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Amendment Bill, it overrides all other laws and legislation with the exception of the Charter of Human Rights (which the government ignores as it is not binding), the State Constitution Act 1975 and the laws created by the Bill itself.
The Bill confers and extraordinary power to the Secretary of the Department of Health to appoint public servants as “authorised officers” with the same powers as police.However worse than that is a provision which allows the secretary to appoint any of the following as an “authorised officer”:
[A] person the Secretary considers appropriate for appointment based on the person’s skills, attributes, experience or otherwise…This will expand the persons who may be appointed as authorised officers. It is intended to include additional public sector employees from Victoria as well as such employees from other Australian jurisdictions, and individuals with a connection to particular communities to ensure that certain activities, such as contact tracing, can be conducted in a culturally safe manner.
This sweeping power means the Secretary could appoint anyone as an “authorised office”; a member of the ADF who already patrols Melbourne streets with police or even a member of the Hell’s Angels.The Bill is mute on the specifics of who could be appointed. The Secretary has been given carte blanche to appoint anyone who has the “skills, attributes, experience or otherwise”.The word “otherwise” so broad and non-specific it gives rise to real concerns about who the Secretary could or would appoint. Critically there is no mention in the Bill of what sort of training these “authorised officers” would be given or the equipment they would be issued with.If you thought the hotel quarantine scheme was a fiasco image the damage and drama that could be wrought by this proposal.The Bill also “provides that an authorised officer may be assisted by any person in exercising a public health risk power under an authorisation given by the Chief Health Officer.”

Anyway, Victoria possibly has about four weeks left before becoming a Tyrannical Dictatorship and most of Australia is blissfully ignorant and even worse many are thinking that is being done to protect them from a highly infectious cold with a 1% mortality rate.

xxx Pastor Paul

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The Art of Self Defence

How exciting my bargain Genuine Antique Celtic Shillelagh arrived today the perfect Ministerial gift to protect against draconian legislation that overrides our constitution rights our common law rights and our inalienable God given rights.

According to both God and section 116 of our Constitution I have the right to pray with others and according to sections 418 to 422 of the NSW Crimes Act I have the right to Self Defence. I don’t like the rubbish I have been seeing in Victoria and in my view it has absolutely nothing to do with protecting the public from a highly infectious cold that is just an all out lie, the place to test these laws is in the Courts of course but in the meantime I intend to teach you all about your rights. In NSW read the Law Enforcement Powers And Responsibilities Act ( LEPRA Act ) start with section 11, there are many good policeman that don’t like what is happening as much as us and at this time providing you know your rights with the Police you won’t have any problems in NSW.

Unfortunately in Victoria they are about four weeks away from legislation unlike anything Australia has ever witnessed and much of the population is completely ignorant of what is happening. Anyway love to all and I’m off for my evening stroll with my new walking stick

xxx Pastor Paul