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Kangaroo Court - Absent Justice

This webpage is a work in progress; it was last edited in July 2024.


Kangaroo Court - Absent Justice recent CFMEU union corruption attack on Anthony Albanese by the Kangaroo is alarming. Shane Dowling rightfully points out in the article that both sides of politics have failed to address this corruption for years. Equally concerning is the lack of action against the Telstra Corporation, which has been siphoning off millions, possibly billions of dollars from the Australian government for years. Disturbingly, no charges have been laid despite evidence available from various government and Senate sources, which can be found on

No repercussions followed when the COT Cases exposed Telstra’s senior management, including the CEO and the entire Board.

Systemic billing problems have also affected thousands of Australian citizens, resulting in incorrect charges. Shockingly, no one has been held accountable for these actions. During the extensive theft within the Telstra Corporation, which amounted to billions of dollars, it's important to remember that Telstra was government-owned then. Surprisingly, the media barely covered the rampant theft and corruption that happened then, unlike what we see now with the challenges faced by the CFMEU.

For further details on how this corruption has impacted the lives of the COT cases and other unsuspecting Telstra consumers in Australia, feel free to continue reading.

If the two most recent Kangaroo Court stories are indeed accurate, as appears to be the case upon review, then the assertions made in my COT story warrant serious consideration. My narrative contains over 2,000 evidence exhibits available for examination on

The sexual abuse and the raping of Australian citizens in Parliament House Canberra during the period of the Casualties of Telstra mediation and then arbitrations is still very much in the public eye in 2024 as the following  Kangaroo Court website, and shows. 

Therefore, it is crucial to highlight the four letters dated 17 August 2017, 6 October 2017, 9 October 2017, and 10 October 2017, authored by COT Case Ann Garms shortly before her passing. These letters were addressed to The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia, and Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann (See File Ann Garms 104 Document).

On 1 June 2021, Mathias Cormann assumed office as the Secretary-General of the OECD in Paris, France. Similarly to Australia's former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, he is well-informed about the legitimacy of the COT Cases claims. Nevertheless, our claims have yet to be thoroughly and transparently investigated. These letters are documented under reference See File Ann Garms 104 Document, where she exposes the raping of the first nation (aboriginal children) by Senator Collins in his parliament house Canberra office ( ​

Access to crucial Freedom of Information (FOI) documents stored in Senator Bob Collins' offices, which included information related to Australia-wide Ericsson software issues, was denied to the COT Cases. This denial of access may have been motivated by concerns about inadvertently exposing evidence of the Senator's criminal activities during one of several FOI requests. It is essential to note that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) was concurrently investigating Senator Collins for criminal conduct (child rape) while also probing Telstra for intercepting telephone conversations and COT arbitration-related faxes, some of which were intercepted to and from Parliament House. The potential dissemination of this sensitive material to the media could have given rise to significant issues. Consequently, the COT Cases arbitrations suffered through no fault of their own.

The embezzlement of public funds by Telstra employees and the complicit board of directors, who knowingly allowed millions of dollars in erroneous customer charges to inflate Telstra's value during its privatization, constitutes fraud against unwitting shareholders. Shareholders were unaware that a significant portion of Telstra's profits came from overcharging its customers over a span of more than six years. The link to Kangaroo Court shows ongoing misappropriation of government funds in 2024.

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What made the partner of KPMG mislead the TIO concerning my still-undressed billing claims 

Kangaroo Court - Absent Justice The latest blog by Shane Dowling, author of the Kangaroo Court website, is featured here on Absent Justice because Australian citizens and several other media outlets are still discussing corruption within the public service I initially raised this issue with AUSTEL (now ACMA) on 11 June 1993, and it continued until my second Administrative Appeals Tribunal FOI hearing in May 2011. Other COT group members and I addressed these ongoing corruption issues with the Australian Federal Police, Australian Consumer Affairs, the Victorian Major Fraud Group at Victoria Police, and various other parties detailed in Chapter 1 - First Remedy pursued November 1993 to Chapter 12 - The twelfth remedy pursued.

The latest blog by Shane Dowling, the author of the Kangaroo Court website, is being discussed on the Absent Justice webpage. Several media outlets in Australia are still addressing the issue of corruption in the public service, which I first raised on Kangaroo Court in 2017. What is distressing about this corruption is that in my case, the Hon David Hawker MP, who was my Federal Member of Parliament from 1992 to 2001, did not address the ongoing telephone problems affecting my business when I sold my telecommunications fault-ridden holiday camp for land value only.

The corruption dates back to when the soon-to-be partner of KPMG became the Arbitration Project Manager for the COT arbitrations. As soon as he and his fellow arbitration advisors learned that FHCA had been covertly exonerated from all liability for negligence as administrators to the financial side of three of the first four arbitrations, John Rundell, the Arbitration Project Manager, allowed the wrong technical consultant, Lane Telecommunications Consultant, to assess the COT Cases' claims instead of the Principal Technical Expert, Paul Howell, who had flown in from Canada for that assessment.


Ann Garms is one of the four original Casualties of Telstra (COT) claimants.


At points 3.5, 3.6, and 3.7In the arbitrator's award delivered on 11 May 1995 regarding my arbitration claim, the Bell Canada Report, the Coopers & Lybrand Report, and the AUSTEL COT Cases Report were cited as crucial elements in determining my business losses. However, recent revelations have uncovered significant alterations and tampering with all three reports, calling into question the validity of the arbitrations. It's alarming that these flawed reports were also used to determine findings in four other COT Cases, including one involving Ann Garms and myself. The evidence of tampering was presented to Senator Richard Alston in September 1995 and again in June 1996, yet no action was taken. It is clear that these arbitrations, based on fundamentally flawed reports, should have been declared null and void in 1995 and 1996. The serious implications of this issue cannot be overlooked, and appropriate measures must be taken to address this long-standing concern.
During the arbitration process with Telstra, Deloittes, serving as Telstra's financial accountant, presented findings that our accountants strongly refuted. One concerning issue was the discrepancy between a statement made by one of Deloitte's witnesses regarding my telephone problems and the government report from AUSTEL’s Adverse Findingsat points 2 and 212.
The witness claimed nothing was wrong with my telephones, contradicting the government report. Another concern was that Telstra funded all three auditing companies in our government-endorsed arbitration rather than the government itself. This raises questions about the fairness of the arbitration process, particularly about testing the equipment under investigation. It's troubling that only the arbitration defendants were allowed to test the equipment and that the technical consultants did not conduct similar testing. 


John Rundell, Arbitration Project Manager 

The Arbitration Project Manager, John Rundell of Ferrier Hodgson Corporate Advisory (FHCA), was designated as the arbitration financial advisor for the COT arbitration procedures. Three of the four COT claimants were coerced into accepting last-minute modifications to the arbitration agreement, governing the operational rules of the process (Refer to Part 2 → Chapter 5 Fraudulent conduct). This agreement, encompassing clauses 24, 25, and 26, was endorsed and approved by the government and the claimants' legal representatives. Subsequently, upon receiving the agreement via facsimile from the arbitrator's office on the afternoon of April 19, 1994, the claimants' legal counsel sought additional counsel from a Queen's Counsel prior to advising the three remaining claimants, Ann Garms, Graham Schorer, and myself, to execute it.

Maureen Gillan, the initial of the four COT cases, had previously finalized the same agreement on April 8, 1994. Given Maureen's affliction with PSD, the former government communications regulator, AUSTEL's General Manager of Consumer Affairs, Amanda Davis, consented to serve as a power of attorney in Maureen Gillan's arbitration. Amanda Davis, after careful consideration, concluded that clauses 24, 25, and 26, firmly incorporated into the agreement, afforded her client Maureen Gillan a degree of assurance that the arbitration process would be conducted in adherence to the rule of law and with transparency, overseen by legal counsel and financial and technical consultants.

Chapter 5 (Fraudulent conduct) reveals that clauses 25 and 26 were completely removed from the arbitration agreement. The remaining three claimants were coerced to sign on April 21, 1994. It was discovered that clause 24 had been modified to the disadvantage of the three named claimants. These changes also had a significant impact on any potential future appeal against the entire arbitration process or against a single consultant, as mentioned in clauses 25 and 26.

Despite this, the government authority has not taken action against the threats the three COT Cases received if they did not accept the altered agreement. It is presumed that the influence of the arbitrator and the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman who approved these modifications is the reason why no government official has assisted the COT Cases in bringing this serious issue into the public domain. Before the arbitrations commenced, the government and media were informed that an independent technical consultant would be appointed to assess the COT Cases' claims against the telephone equipment installed by Telstra in their exchanges, which seemed to be causing widespread problems throughout Australia, not limited to the business operations of the COT Cases.

The COT arbitrations were of public interest, and although the names of the claimants would be disclosed in the media, the claims would be utilized to improve the network before being sold off. As more and more COT Case submissions began to demonstrate the faulty nature of the Ericsson AXE equipment and that Telstra had prior knowledge before the arbitrations began. Lane Telecommunications Pty Ltd ex-Telstra officials were assigned to investigate the failure of Ericsson's telephone equipment. Lane did not make any written findings regarding my ongoing Ericsson telephone problems. Not long after, while assessing the COT Cases claims, Lane was sold off to Ericsson for an undisclosed amount (Refer to Chapter 5 - US Department of Justice vs Ericsson of Sweden:

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Telstra threats carried out. 

Page 180 ERC&A, from the official Australian Senate Hansard dated November 29, 1994, details Senator Ron Boswell's inquiry to Telstra's legal directorate regarding withholding my 'Freedom of Information' documents during arbitration. This issue arose from my assistance to the AFP in their investigations into Telstra's interception of my telephone conversations and related faxes. Notably, forty-three arbitration-related claim documents faxed to the arbitrator never arrived, as indicated in his arbitration document schedule. This alarming event, which has not undergone a transparent investigation as of June 1994, demands attention.

“Why did Telecom advise the Commonwealth Ombudsman that Telecom withheld FOI documents from Alan Smith because Alan Smith provided Telecom FOI documents to the Australian Federal Police during their investigation?”

After receiving a hollow response from Telstra, which the senator, the AFP and I all knew was utterly false, the senator states:

“…Why would Telecom withhold vital documents from the AFP? Also, why would Telecom penalise COT members for providing documents to the AFP which substantiate that Telecom had conducted unauthorised interceptions of COT members’ communications and subsequently dealt in the intercepted information by providing that information to Telecom’s external legal advisers and others?” Senate Evidence File No 31)

As mentioned on this website, the threats against me during the arbitration proceedings have materialized, and the deliberate withholding of crucial documents is deeply troubling. Unfortunately, neither the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) nor the government has taken steps to investigate the harmful effects of this misconduct on my overall case presented to the arbitrator. Despite my cooperation with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in their inquiry into the illegal interception of phone conversations and faxes related to the arbitration, I still await their assistance.

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“…your persistence to bring about improvements to Telecom’s country services. I regret that it was at such a high personal cost.”

Hon David Hawker

“…your persistence to bring about improvements to Telecom’s country services. I regret that it was at such a high personal cost.”

The Hon David Hawker MP

“I am writing in reference to your article in last Friday’s Herald-Sun (2nd April 1993) about phone difficulties experienced by businesses.

I wish to confirm that I have had problems trying to contact Cape Bridgewater Holiday Camp over the past 2 years.

I also experienced problems while trying to organise our family camp for September this year. On numerous occasions I have rung from both this business number 053 424 675 and also my home number and received no response – a dead line.

I rang around the end of February (1993) and twice was subjected to a piercing noise similar to a fax. I reported this incident to Telstra who got the same noise when testing.”

Cathy Lindsey

“…the very large number of persons that had been forced into an arbitration process and have been obliged to settle as a result of the sheer weight that Telstra has brought to bear on them as a consequence where they have faced financial ruin if they did not settle…”

Senator Carr

“Only I know from personal experience that your story is true, otherwise I would find it difficult to believe. I was amazed and impressed with the thorough, detailed work you have done in your efforts to find justice”

Sister Burke

“I am writing in reference to your article in last Friday’s Herald-Sun (2nd April 1993) about phone difficulties experienced by businesses.

I wish to confirm that I have had problems trying to contact Cape Bridgewater Holiday Camp over the past 2 years.

I also experienced problems while trying to organise our family camp for September this year. On numerous occasions I have rung from both this business number 053 424 675 and also my home number and received no response – a dead line.

I rang around the end of February (1993) and twice was subjected to a piercing noise similar to a fax. I reported this incident to Telstra who got the same noise when testing.”

Cathy Lindsey

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