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Chapter 1 - WikiLeak exposing the truth

Julian Assange

Absent Justice - Justice for All

absentjustice.com is not blindly glorifying Julian Assange

This website is not blindly glorifying Julian Assange as an Australian national hero to the free world. However, it is still a fact that he and his young friends played an essential part in the first four COT arbitrations.

The profile of these youths fit the Julian Assange mentioned in several editorials, i.e. justice for all. We have discussed this hacking issue because if it was not Julian Assange and his young friends who contacted COT spokesperson Graham Schorer, then someone else in Melbourne, Australia, decided to expose what they had uncovered concerning Telstra’s unlawful conduct during the COT arbitrations. Therefore, we needed to raise the Julian Assange issue here because of the serious nature of what these hackers saw as an injustice against fellow Australian citizens.

Between June 2011 and June 2012, I sent several letters to the Hon. Robert Clark, Victorian attorney-general, regarding the prolonged, unauthorised interception of Graham Schorer’s and my faxes during and after our arbitrations. Three replies (dated 12 October 2011, 23 March 2012 and 2 July 2012) are in Main Evidence File No 10. Each response, all headed Interception of facsimiles, stipulated that the Department of Justice cannot investigate interception of faxes, even though I provided documented proof of:

The interception of faxes exchanged between lawyers and their clients while they were involved in Supreme Court proceedings;
The interception of faxes to and from the arbitrator while the other COT claimants and I were involved in a federal government-endorsed arbitration;
Telstra’s admission to the Australian Federal Police that Telstra intercepted my telephone conversations.

On the covering page of a joint 10-page letter dated 11 July 2011 to the Hon Robert McClelland, federal attorney-general and the Hon Robert Clark, Victorian attorney-general, I note:

“In 1994 three young computer hackers telephoned Graham Schorer, the official Spokesperson for the Casualties of Telstra (COT) in relation to their Telstra arbitrations.

Was Jullian Assange one of these hackers?

The hackers believed they had found evidence that Telstra was acting illegally.

“In other words, we were fools not to have accepted this arbitration file when it was offered to us by the hackers who conveyed to Graham Schorer a sense of the enormity of the deception and misconduct under taken [sic] by Telstra against the COT Cases.”  (See Hacking – Julian Assange File No/2)

I also wrote to The Hon. On 20 June 2012, Robert Clark reminded him that his office had already received a 7 July 2011 statutory declaration prepared by Graham Schorer. This statutory declaration discusses the three young computer hackers who phoned Graham during the COT arbitrations of 1994 to warn him. They had discovered that Telstra and others associated with the arbitrations were 'acting unlawfully' towards the COT group. Graham's statutory declaration includes many alarming statements: (See Hacking – Julian Assange File No/3), as does his own story provided to me to add here in our next Julian Assange chapter, which is currently being edited.

Most (maybe even all) of the COT Cases would indeed have been able to walk away from their businesses with sadness if they had lost that business through the fire, flood, or other of life's tragedies. But losing a business because the government appointed a spinless arbitrator, along with those other officials who were under the arbitrator's control, meant that the defendants, Telstra, and their lawyers, were free to ensure that the claimants could not fully prove their claims, no matter how much proof they had in support of their claims. 

This was one of the issues raised by these hackers. Telstra was going to conceal all relevant requested arbitration documents from the COT Cases (Graham Schorer and I assumed that the hackers meant all our ordered freedom of information (FOI) documents would be concealed from us. The Commonwealth Ombudsman found in November 1994, five months after the hackers had warned Graham Schorer about the need for us to seek documents from Telstra's arbitrations, investigated our claims that we had not received those requested documents found our claims validated. 

Most (maybe even all) of the COT Cases would indeed have been able to walk away from their businesses with sadness if they had lost that business through  fire, flood, or any other of life's tragedies. But losing a business because the government-appointed arbitrator, along with those other officials under the arbitrator's control, thus allowed the defendants, Telstra, and their lawyers, free reign to do whatever they chose regardless of the rule of law.   

This part of our COT story has perhaps been the most challenging aspect for the COT Cases to live with. Writing this story in all its awful detail has helped, but only in a small way, because no matter how hard we try to ignore this calamity, nothing will adequately heal the wounds and scars left by those events that the government is still declining to investigate transparently. 

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How did the hackers know what was about to happen before it happened? 

 

Neither the Hon Robert McClelland, federal attorney-general, nor the Hon Robert Clark, Victorian attorney-general, have responded to those letters. We wanted answers to why computer hackers can have access to the truth but not the arbitrator nor the administrator conducting our arbitrations. 

This part of our COT story has perhaps been the most challenging aspect for the COT Cases to live with. Writing this story in all its awful detail has helped, but only in a small way, because no matter how hard we try to ignore this calamity, nothing will adequately heal the wounds and scars left by those events that the government is still declining to investigate transparently. 

Was Telstra's unauthorized interception of the COT Case's telephone conversations and their interception of the COT arbitration-related faxes all part of the illusive arbitration file the hackers had conveyed to Graham Schorer, which they had uncovered, which damned showed the government was assisting Telstra by not reporting all of the known facts? 

 
 
 
 
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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

“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

“…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

“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

“…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

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

– Edmund Burke