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12 Alternate remedies pursued

12 Alternative remedies pursued was last edited in September 2021.

These pages are currently being edited and expanded.

It’s most important we advised the reader how and when we COT Cases were first discovered and then reported our discovery to the government that Telstra was knowingly installing faulty telephone equipment at the customer’s premises (see Tampering With Evidence⟶ ) and/or using known faulty Ericsson telecommunications equipment in their telephone exchanges.

In Chapter Seven of the AUSTEL COT Cases Report, dated April 1994, AUSTEL notes my business and a number of other COT businesses suffered major network problems associated with Ericsson AXE equipment. At point 7:40, when discussing my AXE Ericsson problems, it notes:

“AUSTEL recently became aware that Telecom (Telstra) had prepared an internal document on the subject of this AXE fault and on 21 March 1994 sought a copy from Telstra.” (See Exhibit 9 AXE Evidence File 1 to 9)

Since this is in a government-prepared report, Telstra would have been duty-bound to provide this AXE report to AUSTEL. It is clear from AUSTEL’s secret findings, because of the damaging nature of the findings contained in it, that AUSTEL had obtained damning information from somewhere. This information would not only have proved to the arbitrator my claims were valid (had it not been concealed from him during my arbitration), but the arbitrator would also have had to investigate Telstra’s ongoing use of faulty Ericsson equipment (which was still being in use during the COT arbitrations). I only received my copy of AUSTEL’s Adverse Findings in November 2007, as the attached cover page to my FOI documents received shows.

On the receipt of this document and realising that AUSTEL had requested the AXE report from Telstra in March 1994, I, too, sought this document during my two 2008 and 2011 Administrative Appeals Tribunals, but to no avail (see Chapters 8, 9 and 12 below. AUSTEL (now ACMA) would not release it, even after senior AAT member Mr G Friedman suggested the government solicitors, as a show of good faith, provide to me free of charge all of my ACMA documents sought under various FOI requests.

Why were ACMA and its government lawyers afraid to release my Ericsson AXE FOI request?

See Brief Ericsson Introduction⟶

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All of the main events as quoted in this unbelievable true crime story are supported by copies of the original freedom of Information documents linked in the text.

Clicking on these links with your cursor will automatically open a PDF of the exhibit/evidence that a crime was committed. Using this method and following the various file numbers discussed in our various pages, you will verify our story. Without those documents, most people would really struggle to believe that public officials and their lawyers committed the illegal offences they did.

Using the acquired evidence the way we have is possibly a world first.


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“…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

“…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

“A number of people seem to be experiencing some or all of the problems which you have outlined to me. …

“I trust that your meeting tomorrow with Senators Alston and Boswell is a profitable one.”

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

“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

“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

“All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”

– Edmund Burke