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Exposing the Truth. Helping People Find True Justice. ... This story is a call to action. It's an urgent plea to resolve the injustices inflicted upon the sixteen COT Cases

In January 2018, my partner, Cathy, was with me for my first appointment with our local doctor after I had survived a heart attack and double bypass surgery.  Although the doctor was very sympathetic to my situation (and knows my COT story), he couldn’t help but ask:  “Why am I not surprised?”

It is June 2023, and every time I revisit our website at absentjustice.com to finalize various sections, I feel anxious as I re-read the complex details of the true and terrible story. Unfortunately, I find myself stuck, unable to find the right words to finish this dreadful tale. No matter what I do, I can't adequately explain the disaster we have all struggled with for many years. One of the main reasons for this problem is that none of the COT cases, including honest Australian citizens, should have ever been forced into a situation that led to many still-unaddressed crimes. These crimes were committed against us while we were officially part of a government-endorsed legal arbitration process. The problem for the COTs has two parts.

First, some individuals who worked with Telstra are now identified as having carried out those still-unaddressed crimes. The second is Telstra itself, an organization with so much power that it could prevent anyone, including government authorities, from investigating any of those crimes, as absentjustice.com shows. I'd like to stress that every detail recorded on the website is accurate and supported by irrefutable evidence that can be easily accessed from the site.

It's also important to note that, after a recent discussion with other members of the COT group, we decided to release our stories to the public just as they are on the website now. This decision was made considering the stress that we are all still suffering, even though two of us are currently very ill.

At the time of writing this letter, I had no sound knowledge that Telstra had intercepted my faxes and was possibly still doing so. It was not until three years after my arbitration was over that the government were officially advised at least four COT cases had faxes, between them, their lawyers and various senators, scanned, possibly copied, and then redirected on to the intended destination. Evidence I supplied to the arbitrator shows at least six claim documents faxed from my machine, and my journal shows all six sent, did not arrive at his office. Even though his own secretary confirmed this was the case, he still did not investigate where these six claim documents ended up.

Despite two professional technical consultants advising, in their report, that a third machine intercepted numerous COT cases documents (see (see Open Letter File No/12 and File No/13), the arbitration process continued along its merry way. The arbitrator and his resource unit received hundreds of thousands of dollars in professional fees, while allowing the Telstra Corporation to destroy the very people who trusted the arbitrator, Dr Hughes, to ensure they received justice.

In fact one of the two technical consultants/signatories attesting to the validity of their findings in that report on 17 December 2014 wrote to me noting:

"...I still stand by my statutory declaration that I was able to identify that the incoming faxes provided to me for review had at some stage been received by a secondary fax machine and then retransmitted, this was done by identifying the dual time stamps on the faxes proved" (see Front Page Part One File No/14)

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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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“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.”

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

“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

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