Welcome To Q Research AUSTRALIA
In anticipation of FISA DECLAS and SPYGATE revelations, a new thread for research and discussion of Australia's role in The Great Awakening.
>>7994433 Q Research AUSTRALIA #7
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Q's Posts made on Q Research AUSTRALIA threads
>>7358352 ————————————–——– These people are stupid.
>>7358338 ————————————–——– All assets [F + D] being deployed.
>>7358318 ————————————–——– What happens when the PUBLIC discovers the TRUTH [magnitude] re: [D] party corruption?
>>7357790 ————————————–——– FISA goes both ways.
>>7356270 ————————————–——– There is no escaping God.
>>7356265 ————————————–——– The Harvest [crop] has been prepared and soon will be delivered to the public for consumption.
>>7356017 ————————————–——– "Whistle Blower Traps" [Mar 4 2018] 'Trap' keyword select provided…..
>>5945210 ————————————–——– Sometimes our 'sniffer' picks and pulls w/o applying credit file
>>5945074 ————————————–——– We LOVE you!
>>5944970 ————————————–——– USA v. LifeLog?
>>5944908 ————————————–——– It is an embarrassment to our Nation!
>>5944859 ————————————–——– 'Knowingly'
Q's Posts referencing Australia
Q's Posts referencing Australian citizens
Malcolm Turnbull (X/AUS)
Cardinal George Pell
Q's Posts referencing The Five Eyes intelligence alliance (FVEY)
"The Five Eyes, often abbreviated as FVEY, is an anglophone intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. These countries are parties to the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence."
"Does AUS stand w/ the US or only select divisions within the US?"
Q - 11/25/18.
are not endorsements
#7 - Part 1
>>7995098 Video: National Security Address: Admiral Michael S. Rogers - Australian Strategic Policy Institute 2019
>>7995267 Q Post #3821 - Who was the 17th Director of the NSA? (Admiral Michael S. Rogers)
>>7998185 Britain’s plan for post-Brexit union with Canada, Australia and New Zealand REVEALED
>>8001693 Review unearths years of sex abuse by Jesuits priests
>>8007270 Rabbi Joseph Gutnick who crowned Netanyahu warns against Trump plan
>>8007939 Human trafficking cases on rise in Australia
>>8022048 Elon Musk's SpaceX clears first hurdle to Australian broadband market
>>8022176 AusAnon's custom number plates - DOITQ
>>8035843 Video: Sky News Australia - Nancy Pelosi ripping up Donald Trump's speech will cause a 'big shift'
>>8046647 'Like terrorists': Malcolm Turnbull assails Liberal climate deniers
>>8046697 Pyne under fire for comments about cyber attack on Parliament
>>8050981 Julie Bishop says climate change has been 'weaponised' in Australian politics
>>8057610 First stop White House as Australia’s new ambassador to US Arthur Sinodinos meets Trump
>>8057610 Arthur Sinodinos Tweet: Humbled to represent Australia as custodian of our most important bilateral relationship
>>8057821 Psychiatrist struck off for posting 'bizarre' QAnon conspiracy theories
>>8058648 #QAnon currently trending on Twitter in Australia - 5:45 pm, Friday 7 February 2020
>>8062983 Video: Sky News Australia - When Australian news seems to get it more than a majority of the MSM in America…
>>8068946 Charged ALP lobbyist found dead before he was due to face court on child sex charges
>>8071296 Pedophiles coerce kids as young as three to film themselves
>>8071627 Westpac knew anti-crime provisions were inadequate years ago, MPs told
>>8089252 Court to decide if serial WA paedophile should remain in community
>>8089264 Sir Ron Brierley expected to plead not guilty to child abuse charges
>>8099730 Downer revelations could have put Five Eyes alliance at risk: Hockey
>>8099743 Struggling Biden touts experience, vows to rebuild Australia alliance
>>8119432 Video: TheJuiceMedia - Honest Government Ad | Quiet Australians - "Qanon Conspiracy Nutjob" at 1:48
>>8142036 Parliamentary trip to UK cancelled after High Commissioner pens angry letter over Huawei leak
>>8142036 Intelligence committee cancels UK visit amid diplomatic tensions over Huawei policy leak
>>8142592 Malaysian nationals facing deportation, allegedly exploiting foreign workers in sex and agricultural industries
>>8155124 US praises Labor MP Anthony Byrne’s Huawei stance
>>8155353 Catholic Church creates one-stop shop for victims of modern slavery
>>8161354 Video: Qanon hit piece from Channel 7 Weekend Sunrise, 16 February 2020
>>8162763 Holden brand and local design operations to be wound down in Australia and NZ
>>8165230 Bernie Sanders Tweet: Fires threatening an entire continent are extreme—a Green New Deal to tackle climate crisis is not
>>8165230 New York Times climate change article - The End of Australia as We Know It
>>8165309 Kevin Rudd Tweet: Time for all of us to boycott GM brands
>>8171207 New Q post referencing Australia - "I WAS INVESTIGATED and it could have been the UK, by AUSTRALIA, could have been by ITALY"
>>8171446 Former Australian PM calls party colleagues' conduct over climate change "idiotic"
#7 - Part 2
Julian Assange Indictment and Extradition Bun
>>8130996 Australian MP Announces Visit to Belmarsh Prison Amid Rising Calls for Julian Assange to Be Freed
>>8181291 Australian MPs say Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is 'a man under enormous pressure' following prison visit
>>8183702 Twitter Temporarily Locked WikiLeaks’ Account a Week Before Julian Assange Extradition Hearing
>>8183702 Anon speculates - Q hinted Wikileaks as an org is under C_A control but the source (Assange) is with the good guys
>>8192224 Dana Rohrabacher denies offering Assange a pardon from Trump
>>8204328 Julian Assange intends to seek asylum in France, lawyers say
>>8219423 Julian Assange and his Australian lawyers were secretly recorded in Ecuador's London embassy
>>8231933 Mrs Christine Assange Tweet Bun
>>8241344 Julian Assange an 'ordinary criminal' who put lives at risk, court told
>>8252669 Julian Assange was 'handcuffed 11 times and stripped naked'
>>8252669 Julian Assange attempted to warn White House, Hillary Clinton of impending WikiLeaks release, lawyer says
>>8265321 Julian Assange's extradition hearing finishes a day early
>>8300053 Imprisoned academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert deserves more sympathy than Assange, Sharma says
>>8330713 Consular officials pressured over trial conditions facing Julian Assange
>>8365724 Assange trial rehearsal? Hung jury results in mistrial for former CIA tech accused of handing ‘Vault 7’ docs to WikiLeaks
>>8365727 Roger Waters Talks to Tucker Carlson About Assange
>>8386157 Chelsea Manning attempts suicide in her jail cell and is resuscitated by guards
>>8397641 Chelsea Manning Is Ordered Released From Jail
>>8542944 Assange bids for bail amid virus outbreak
>>8568276 Coronavirus: Julian Assange loses bail bid amid infection fears
>>8676607 Fears for Julian Assange amid coronavirus outbreak in UK prisons
>>8720222 Julian Assange hearing to continue despite virus
>>8753335 Belmarsh ‘barely functioning’: Assange tells friend Covid-19 is raging through British prison
>>8753335 British journalist Vaughan Smith Facebook Post: Julian Assange's incarceration in the time of Covid 19 threatens his life
>>8763019 WikiLeaks Tweet: Julian Assange's newly revealed partner, and mother of their 2 young children, speaks for the first time
>>8763019 WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange fathered two children inside the Ecuadorian embassy with lawyer
>>8763074 Video: Julian Assange’s fiancée (and children) talks to camera for the first time on the one year anniversary of his imprisonment
>>8870904 Assange baby, fiancee's mum were spied on
>>8914571 Julian Assange in bid to postpone court hearing
>>8914616 Julian Assange 37 page Indictment - Case 1:18-cr-00111-CMH - Document 31 - Filed 05/23/19 (PDF)
>>8945372 Assange's case may be delayed until November amid coronavirus lockdown
>>8959504 FBI releases tweets between Roger Stone and Julian Assange
>>9026781 Julian Assange's US extradition case delay by coronavirus complications, will take place in September
#7 - Part 3
>>8171446 Video: Australia's bushfires show drastic effects of climate change
>>8171842 Video: Weekend Sunrise Australia - Qanon Hit Piece - Interview with Joe Uscinski, Political Scientist, University of Miami
>>8181677 Prime Minister spruiks Australian role in NASA's Mars plan at launch of space agency base
>>8181738 Kogarah dance studio rapist Anthony Sampieri to appeal life sentence
>>8181821 256 Australians spend more than $1.3 million watching child sexual abuse online
>>8181821 AIC Study: Australians who view live streaming of child sexual abuse: An analysis of financial transactions
>>8181875 Fresh charges for ex-Labor MP Orkopoulos
>>8183810 Government considering bringing foreign cyber spy powers onshore to hunt Australian paedophiles
>>8192337 Encryption laws haven't created weaknesses: ASIO boss
>>8204142 Scott Morrison flies to US spy base for first classified briefing
>>8204352 44-year-old Queensland man charged with possessing child-like sex dolls
>>8219557 Study identifies 16 child sex abuse rings in Victorian Catholic Church
>>8226445 Brisbane CBD stabber was on counter terror list, police reveal.
>>8232358 New $100 note design revealed with added security measures - New Oz $100 note covered in owls
>>8241572 ASIO boss warns of rising foreign interference and far-right extremism in Australia
>>8241572 ASIO Director-General’s Annual Threat Assessment
>>8252920 Trump wants stronger ties with India, Japan and Australia
>>8252946 Former NSW Labor minister Milton Orkopoulos has parole revoked
>>8262255 Perth paedophile who sexually abused his daughters, stepdaughters to remain behind bars
>>8262279 Kim Beazley offers Bloomberg impromptu campaign wisdom on Bernie Sanders poll bounce
>>8262732 ABC Qanon hit piece: Far-right groups and conspiracy theories are being brought together through the internet
>>8271716 Ebony Bowden, an Australian "journalist" mocking Indian reporter's accent
>>8272185 Australian man accused of abusing young children in Tulsa
>>8272185 Australian ‘child predator’ arrested in Oklahoma
>>8273050 Scott Morrison, Jacinda Ardern clash over policy to deport convicted New Zealand nationals
>>8273132 Convicted child sex offender and Marist Brother William Wade pleads guilty to concealing child sex crimes
>>8278224 Rachel Noble, Director-General of the Australian Signals Directorate, announces senior staff appointments
>>8278748 ASIO hiring intelligence officers - How to get a job as an Australian spy
>>8290159 Army would follow US withdrawal from Afghanistan
>>8297468 Australia in Daily Mail Headlines: Sergei Skripal, Miley Cyrus and Tom Hanks - Anon's gut feeling is comms are hot
>>8306284 Fiona Barnett's book: Eyes Wide Open, Revised 2nd edition 2019 - (PDF)
>>8306305 NZ deputy PM Winston Peters slams Peter Dutton over response to Jacinda Ardern deportation comments
>>8306327 President Donald Trump Tweet: Australia’s Central Bank cut interest rates and stated it will most likely further ease
>>8306396 Allegations against former St Kevin's head of junior school referred to police by child safety authorities
>>8306414 Video: Boys Club: Private school privilege and a culture of cover up | Four Corners (St Kevin's College)
>>8314054 Mum jailed over 'depraved' abuse of young daughter at sex parties
>>8314521 Fears private details of Defence Force members compromised in database hack
>>8316660 Five Eyes closes on tech child sex deal
>>8316828 Australian Signals Directorate has already spied on Australians, boss confirms
>>8322293 Freedom of Speech ‘No Longer Exists’ in Australia and the UK: Katie Hopkins
#7 - Part 4
George Papadopoulos Tweet Bun - Part 1
>>8071343 It’s now or never for the President to hold the U.K., Australia, Italy and Ukraine accountable for spying
>>8099739 Australian diplomat, Alexander Downer, and his intermediaries meet with an advisor to two Presidential campaigns
>>8099739 You can understand why Australia’s feet are to the fire now
>>8099739 The Australian government was mocking candidate Trump to my face and spying on his team
>>8099739 The “meetings” in London between myself and Downer/Halper were the same exact set up
>>8110733 Brennan was running this spying scandal against us along with Australia, the U.K., Ukraine and Italy
>>8142164 The lower level grunts like Alexander Downer and others having already been interviewed
>>8152327 Alexander Downer Tweet: In the end I guess the Democrats will choose Bloomberg and the race will be on!
>>8155183 This clown is about to get exposed in a spectacular fashion
>>8172016 Lower level grunts like Alexander Downer have all ready been interviewed. Just a matter of time
>>8209872 Alexander Downer Tweet: "The move by former Australian High Commissioner to the UK...was the act of a close ally”
>>8251542 Alexander Downer Tweet: Catching up with a mate in London! A great man (Boris Johnson)
>>8251542 The next clown that is going to have his true role exposed is Alexander Downer
>>8271811 Should I bring @AlexanderDowner on my podcast for an in-depth discussion?
>>8375095 Alexander Downer Twitter Thread: No transcript exists because there was no recording
>>8375095 I reported Alexander Downer to the FBI, Mueller and Congress...Five eyes at risk
>>8398369 The President should absolutely veto the FISA bill...and include new provisions to the 5 eyes intelligence agreement
>>8408032 Who was the head of the CIA office in London during the time all these operatives were “bumping” into me in London?
>>8438639 I reported Downer to the FBI, Mueller and Congress for incredibly bizarre behavior at our “meeting.”
>>8658955 Downer is the low level grunt that is going to squeal on the higher ups. He has no loyalty to the Obama administration
>>8670737 A counter intelligence trap against the Trump campaign in 2016, leveraging the UK and Australia to do so
>>8689168 The walls are closing in on Brennan. The low level grunts like Alexander Downer have flipped on him
>>8732834 I had informants from the US, UK, Australia working with the FBI/CIA/MI6 trying to entrap me in a fake conspiracy
>>8754825 U.K. and Australian officials were mocking candidate Trump to my face while they were spying on me
>>8754825 Alexander Downer and the Australian government were willfully trying to sabotage the campaign and spy on me
>>8767543 Guys, There is nothing like American lamb. Don’t ever get that fake stuff from Australia or New Zeland
>>8800196 Australia and the U.K. are stonewalling the investigations
>>8800196 The propaganda trying to cover up Australia’s role in willfully spying on the campaign and me in London has begun
>>8800196 The Daily Beast trying to rewrite history and cover up Australia’s true role in spying
>>8800196 Strzok’s boss, Bill Priestap, was in London two days before Alexander Downer and his handler, Erika Thompson
#7 - Part 5
George Papadopoulos Tweet Bun - Part 2
>>8803187 Expect Australia’s/UK role in this to be much more visible moving forward
>>8822189 Australia/U.K. are up to their eyeballs in spying with the last administration
>>8822189 Senator Graham in his letter to Australia made it clear that Alexander Downer was instructed to meet with me
>>8823422 If the U.K. and Australia are not held accountable, they will interfere again in this election against Trump
>>8860173 I always said the Clinton errand boy, Alexander Downer, was a wannabe spy
>>8860173 Remember when the Australian prime minister was on a call mocking and lying directly to the President
>>8860173 Alexander Downer was hostile and 'wanna be spy’ former Trump aide says | http://7NEWS.com.au
>>8860192 Clapper was in Australia the same days I was meeting Mifsud in Rome.
>>8860192 I always said it was a spy op designed to harm the campaign. I was right. POTUS should raise this with Australia
>>8860192 Australian government was lying directly to the President with the hope that he would get caught up in a fake “obstruction” trap
>>8870642 The Australian government is already distancing themselves from the Clinton errand boy, Alexander Downer
>>8870642 CIA involved in targeting me and other Americans as I always suspected Halper/Turk/Downer with them. Big problem!
>>8945582 We need to know who sent the Australians to spy on me in mid April 2016…Australia is knee deep
>>9006542 Alexander Downer, the Clinton errand boy, is the next to be exposed
>>9006542 Gina Haspel was running the agency’s London office in 2016. When all the spies and operatives like Alexander Downer…were around
>>9006542 I was meeting the U.K. and Australian governments at the highest levels during the campaign and transition
#7 - Part 6
>>8322569 For at least the second time, POTUS tweets at @abc but "incorrectly" tags Australia's @abcnews instead
>>8330571 Joe Hockey’s claims on Alexander Downer jeopardising Five Eyes ‘not credible’
>>8330911 Attorney General Barr And International Partners Announce New Initiative In Protecting Children From Sexual Exploitation
>>8330911 Attorney General Barr Announces the Launch of Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
>>8338917 Victims of paedophile school gardener John Bodey take legal action against WA Education Department
>>8338949 Morrison government to stop funding international collaboration on shift to zero emissions
>>8339071 Julia Gillard: ‘It’s important to show that women can hold their own’
>>8339298 Australia in the US Tweet: Home Affairs @PeterDutton_MP joins @IvankaTrump, Attorney General Barr & our five eyes partners
>>8339335 U.S. Senators Cardin, Barrasso Lead Senate Recognition of US-Australian Firefighting Cooperation
>>8342712 Biden or Sanders? Voters in Docklands could play a key role in picking Trump's opponent
>>8342822 Australia reaches breakthrough deal to buy US emergency oil supplies
>>8343204 Australian police praised for helping capture US pedophile
>>8343204 Spanaway, Washington man sentenced to 15 years in prison for production and distribution of images of child molestation
>>8343407 Suspected foreign agents ordered to hand over documents as new unit targets China links
>>8343730 Mark, @awakeinaus Tweet: Why would [Tom Hanks] he continue to post like this? He has to 'hide' it in plain sight for people to see
>>8343730 Tom Hanks Tweet: Kids sock, washed ashore. Lost ashore. Bondi Beach. New South Wales. Hanx
>>8346125 "Koala Kai" - Cobra Kai commercial on Fox News and Q Post #3331 - Karate Kid Analogy
>>8351034 Charity World Vision in allegations of corruption and nepotism
>>8354981 Facebook sued by Australian information watchdog over Cambridge Analytica-linked data breach
>>8355066 Russia sensationally claims Australia tampered with MH17 wreckage after the plane was shot down
>>8355066 MH17 investigation: Russia's ambassador to Australia accuses AFP of cover-up
>>8355934 Call for investigation into Australian Prime Ministers and their family members since Keating
>>8357990 World Vision accused of corruption and nepotism
>>8360039 Video: Why We Sued Big Tech for Artificial Intelligence Misuse & Contribution to Win for Humanity
>>8365788 Huawei gives up on Australia in short term but wants probe of 5G competitors
>>8374887 Essential poll: Scott Morrison regains lead as preferred prime minister after bushfire backlash
>>8375024 Child sex abuse victim says Anglican Church fobbed her off, then offered payout in exchange for silence
>>8375168 Spygate Could Make Watergate Look Like A Third-Rate Burglary
>>8375245 PICACC celebrates first year; firm in its resolve to end online sexual exploitation of children
>>8378439 WA Bishop Christopher Saunders steps down over ‘serious sex abuse allegations’
>>8386760 POTUS Oval Office Address: Anons identify gift from Scott Morrison to Donald Trump, statue of digger Leslie 'Bull' Allen
>>8386940 Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne Lays Keel For Future USS Canberra
>>8386940 Foreign Minister Marise Payne Tweet: We laid the keel today for USS Canberra, @Austal_USA’s littoral combat ship
>>8386940 Video: Austal USA - USS Canberra (LCS 30) Keel Laying Ceremony
>>8386971 Apple cops Dutton's scorn over US meeting
>>8387076 Secretary of State Michael Pompeo Tweet: Good conversation with Foreign Minister @MarisePayneMP
>>8387076 US Department of State: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Payne
>>8398120 Westpac hit with third class action lawsuit over AUSTRAC scandal
>>8398280 Top Australian Army general to head military taskforce to manage coronavirus outbreak
#7 - Part 7
Coronavirus / COVID-19 Bun - Part 1
>>8058791 Australians evacuated from Wuhan sent to MINES near Darwin to keep them isolated from Christmas Island evacuees
>>8262824 Coronavirus: PM initiates emergency response plan as Australia prepares for global pandemic
>>8311342 Economic modelling of potential Corona virus scenarios by ex-RBA economist - "Toll may hit 96K"
>>8322051 Border officials in coronavirus quarantine after child-like sex doll discovery
>>8316791 Has Australia’s leader learned from the catastrophic fires? The coronavirus is a test
>>8346573 Coronavirus toilet paper row at Western Sydney Woolworths leads to two women charged
>>8346573 Bold_Westie, @_West_Sydney_ Twitter Thread and Videos: All because of toilet paper / March Toilet paper madness
>>8365553 World watching Australia for virus response: Trump adviser
>>8385925 Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus at hospital in Australia
>>8386646 Anons speculate - Tom Hanks in Australia - Q Post #906 - This is BIG.
>>8393843 The CoronaVirus Cover Op 2020 - Draining The Swamp Operation…. Disguised as a Public Health Safety Response
>>8397835 PM Scott Morrison addresses nation on coronavirus health and economic plan
>>8397865 Katy Perry self-quarantined before fleeing Australia for the US
>>8397969 Video: Coronavirus: PM addresses the nation on pandemic | Nine News Australia
>>8398523 Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton diagnosed with coronavirus
>>8398523 Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton Tweet: This morning I woke up with a temperature and sore throat
>>8398734 Prime Minister Scott Morrison Twitter Thread: Only people who had close contact with the Minister…need to self-isolate
>>8407138 Ivanka Trump self-isolates after Peter Dutton meeting
>>8407138 Kellyanne Conway Tweet: White House Medical Unit informed me that Mr. Dutton was asymptomatic during the interaction
>>8408423 South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham possibly exposed to second coronavirus carrier, Australia’s Peter Dutton
>>8408423 Statement from the Office of Senator Lindsey Graham: Senator Graham continues to work from home while under self-quarantine
>>8409131 Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton Tweet: I’m feeling much better this morning - thank you to everyone for your well wishes
>>8409131 Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton Tweet: This is a time for everyone to pull together as the PM & Premiers did yesterday
>>8417683 Baz Luhrmann in isolation after star Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus
>>8426085 Anons speculate - Tom Hanks Vegemite Tweet and Instagram Door Frame barcode
>>8433742 Coronavirus puts the nation on ‘war footing’
>>8434230 Anons speculate - Nicole Kidman is moving back to Australia in the midst of a worldwide pandemic
>>8446919 Former PM Julia Gillard self-isolating after she hugged Canada's first lady week before she tested positive to COVID-19
>>8447023 Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton Tweet: I've been discharged from hospital and am at home self-isolating with my dog Ralph
>>8447023 Prime Minister Scott Morrison Tweet: Great news @PeterDutton_MP. Take care of yourself
>>8459313 Dassi Erlich Tweet: In Israel news - courts have been postponed due to the virus so there will be no #courtdate66
>>8459428 British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert not reported among prisoners freed among coronavirus fears
>>8459450 'Do Not Go Overseas': Aussie PM Calls on Citizens to Avoid International Travel
>>8459520 Australian researchers map immune response to Covid-19
>>8459600 Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Are Released From the Hospital
>>8459600 Chet Hanks Instagram post on parents release from hospital in Australia
>>8459664 How Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson may have exposed Australia's media to COVID-19
>>8459690 Australian border to remain open despite coronavirus
>>8464501 Red Cross needs 14,000 blood donors amid '800 cancellations a day'
#7 - Part 8
Coronavirus / COVID-19 Bun - Part 2
>>8468788 Tom Hanks Instagram image digg - Corona typewriter and medical sink basin
>>8472001 Q Post #252 - Red Cross is corrupt and used as a piggy bank.
>>8472001 Q Post #2145 - Sky News: "Drinking young blood could prevent age-related diseases, study reveals"
>>8472633 Australia blocks arrival of all non-residents in expanded coronavirus travel ban
>>8472762 Dutton says hoarders to be 'dealt with' by AFP, Border Force
>>8494541 Coronavirus Australia: Queensland researchers find 'cure', want drug trial
>>8514205 Western Australia and South Australia lock down their borders to stop the spread of coronavirus
>>8514299 Lifesavers being 'harassed' by beachgoers defying crowd bans over coronavirus fears
>>8515753 Australia coronavirus shutdown: which places are closed and which are open
>>8528169 Coronavirus in Australia: Everything that shuts on Monday, from pubs to cafes and cinemas
>>8528206 Australia Warned Beer Could Run out if Not Classified as ‘Essential’ to Life
>>8528361 Billionaire Clive Palmer taps deep pockets to fight the coronavirus
>>8542944 Assange bids for bail amid virus outbreak
>>8543187 Australian Defence Force adjusts posture in Middle East due to coronavirus
>>8543229 COVID-19: Defence sends troops to state health authorities
>>8543229 Defence is following whole-of-government guidance from the Department of Health in relation to COVID-19
>>8543431 Bid to halt coronavirus spread could see some NSW prisoners freed
>>8547258 Australian PM says 'stay at home' as coronavirus shuts down large sections of economy and social life
>>8547348 Jacinda Ardern asks for coronavirus relief for New Zealanders banned from Australia's welfare
>>8557015 Australian Government text message regarding Coronavirus prevention steps
>>8568276 Coronavirus: Julian Assange loses bail bid amid infection fears
>>8569045 Australian Officials ready to help Aussies in US
>>8569045 Australia in the US Tweet: Message from Ambassador @A_Sinodinos: Our Embassy & Consulate-Generals are here to support you
>>8582224 Inside the G20 'Zoom' summit: Scott Morrison is told he needs a 'war plan' to deal with coronavirus pandemic
>>8582304 Experts condemn Clive Palmer-funded ads claiming hydroxychloroquine can cure coronavirus
>>8595734 Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson return to the US after recovering from coronavirus
>>8595817 Accused paedophile Charles Batham arrested amid coronavirus chaos in Italy
>>8596012 COVID-19: General Raymond Says No Impact On Space Ops; Space Fence Operational
>>8608569 Fears of blood shortages as donations drop during coronavirus
>>8613099 'Astonishing breach of faith': Private hospital company stands down 800 staff
>>8632606 Australia's richest man Anthony Pratt to spend $1million funding the trial of two drugs that may treat COVID-19
>>8632656 Australia rolls out COVID-19 vaccine trial for healthcare workers
>>8632656 BCG vaccination to Reduce impact of COVID-19 in Australian healthcare workers following Coronavirus Exposure (BRACE) Trial
>>8636921 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tweet: Caught up with Prime Minister @ScottMorrisonMP this evening
>>8636921 Press Release: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison
>>8640947 Senator Malcolm Roberts Tweet: Should China pay compensation for unleashing COVID19 on the world?
>>8645439 Video: Scott Morrison prays for Australia and commits nation to God amid coronavirus crisis
>>8646209 'Twiggy' Forrest's $160m China deal to bring lifesaving supplies to Australia
>>8646218 AFP News Agency Tweet: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp to stop printing 60 regional newspapers amid COVID-19 advertising downturn
>>8657292 AusAnon's photo: "Card Transactions Only - This at my local Officeworks. They are going to use this virus to outlaw cash"
#7 - Part 9
Coronavirus / COVID-19 Bun - Part 3
>>8658908 'We will have significant supply': Drug considered the best treatment for coronavirus will soon be available in Australia
>>8659356 Defence Minister Linda Reynolds Tweet: The Australian Defence Force has established Operation COVID-19 ASSIST
>>8662795 Video: Alexander Downer: Coronavirus exposes 'inherent problems' with globalisation
>>8676503 Hydroxychloroquine: Australian government waives regulatory requirements for drug
>>8676797 John Durham Forges Ahead With Investigation Of Trump-Russia Probe Origins Despite Coronavirus Pandemic
>>8677194 Anti-child exploitation drive relentless amid quarantine: Philippine National Police
>>8677640 Video: WA Premier cracks up explaining it's not unlawful to get a kebab | ABC News
>>8689983 Canberra to push China to ban wildlife meat trade
>>8690132 Australian scientists discover head lice drug kills coronavirus in lab
>>8690328 The Prime Minister Of Australia Warns That Life Will Not Return To “Normal” Until A Coronavirus Vaccine Arrives
>>8690552 Australian state will install home surveillance hardware to make sure if you're in virus isolation, you stay there
>>8691017, >>8681850, >>8681939, >>8691622 NO CASH PAYMENTS – Caltex service station, country NSW Australia – picture
>>8701361 Scott Morrison’s Support Surges in Australia After Record Stimulus
>>8701572 Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton warns of dodgy COVID-19 test kits
>>8701607 Jacinda Ardern takes aim at Australia for telling thousands of New Zealanders 'it's time to go home' amid coronavirus pandemic
>>8701867 Alexander Downer Financial Review article: 'Australia is doing well. Now we must manage the aftermath'
>>8704469 'Obsolete scum of white Australia' behind anti-Chinese sentiment, says NSW Labor MP
>>8719653 Secretary of State Michael Pompeo Tweet: Productive call with Prime Minister @ScottMorrisonMP about coordinating efforts to respond to #COVID19
>>8719653 Prime Minister Scott Morrison Tweet: Australia & the US are good mates & we will continue to align our efforts as we work towards the recovery
>>8720552 Controversial drug hydroxychloroquine to be given to coronavirus patients in Australia
>>8732925 Video: Scott Morrison gives Easter message to Australians as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions hit long weekend
>>8732990 How Australia IGNORED the World Health Organisation and stayed one step ahead on COVID-19
>>8741250 Ship at center of virus outbreak raided by Australian police
>>8744121 AussieQne 369, @AussieQne Tweet: ITS ILLEGAL TO TALK ABOUT CORONA CURES IN AUSTRALIA!?!?!?
>>8744131 Video: Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly warns - ‘Illegal’ to make unsubstantiated claims of COVID-19 cure
>>8763878 Peter Dutton warns that coronavirus is 'much more serious than people realise' as he is finally cleared of the deadly disease
>>8765708 Electronic tracking devices among new coronavirus powers for WA security agencies
>>8776869 The three tests Australia will need to pass before the coronavirus restrictions end
>>8787437 Australia takes aim at the World Health Organisation after it supported the reopening of China's wet markets
>>8798021 Australian Couple Fined By Confused Police After Posting Old Vacation Photos
>>8798021 Surfing: Coronavirus lockdown advice leaves room for confusion
>>8808091 Focus on Coronavirus Analytics - Australian Statistics - Confirmed Cases, Deaths and Recoveries - April 2020
>>8810628 Coronavirus: Three steps to Australia’s ‘road out’ from restrictions
>>8810823 Secretary of State Michael Pompeo Tweet: Wonderful discussion with Australian Foreign Minister @MarisePayne today about U.S.-Australia cooperation
>>8810823 Foreign Minister Marise Payne Tweet: Great to talk with friend @SecPompeo re (Australia and U.S.) practical cooperation on #COVID19
>>8810898 How we'll commemorate Anzac Day 2020 during COVID-19 restrictions
>>8819062 World Health Organisation - Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) Emergency Press Briefing transcripts
>>8823215 Video: Australian Strategic Policy Institute Presents: Covid-19 and Radicalisation - Qanon / Pizzagate 'conspiracy theories'
>>8823278 Video excerpt: Covid-19 and Radicalisation - "Conspiracy theories like 'Qanon'…they are becoming more and more powerful..."
>>8823278 Video excerpt: Covid-19 and Radicalisation - "The guy who turns up at a pizza shop believing a whole heap of children are locked away in the basement..."
#7 - Part 10
Coronavirus / COVID-19 Bun - Part 4
>>8850013 Australia Adds Voice to Growing Calls for China Coronavirus Enquiry
>>8860406 'Nothing particularly disturbing': Coronavirus app safe, review finds
>>8860486 Pandemic gives Arthur Sinodinos 'baptism of fire' as US ambassador
>>8881647 Scott Morrison calls Donald Trump to discuss holding the WHO to account for pandering to China
>>8881647 Prime Minister Scott Morrison Tweet: Just got off the phone with US President @realDonaldTrump, constructive discussion on our health responses to #COVID19
>>8882431 Coronavirus: PM Scott Morrison talks with Bill Gates over World Health Organisation's future amid pandemic
>>8893943 Britain backs Morrison's call for probe into coronavirus' China origins
>>8893943 Prime Minister Scott Morrison Tweet: I also had calls yesterday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President @EmmanuelMacron
>>8898638 Tom Hanks sends typewriter to bullied Australian boy named Corona
>>8898687 Video: Coronavirus: Tom Hanks makes new Aussie friend | Nine News Australia
>>8909759 From YouTube Australia's front page - Channel 9 News COVID-19 thumbnail - Looks like a gun firing at Trump's head
>>8912665 Australians turn out for driveway dawn service to mark Anzac Day in time of coronavirus
>>8923616 Video excerpt: Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson donate blood for coronavirus vaccine
>>8923616 NPR podcast - “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” - We Call To Check In On Tom Hanks (complete interview)
>>8925358 Anzac Day inspires the fight against virus
>>8925392 The Royal Family Tweet: The Duke was due to attend the Dawn Service in London tomorrow. Instead he will join a collective act of remembrance
>>8925392 Statement - Prince Edward, Duke of Kent - Anzac Day 2020
>>8945474 How Australia partly funded two Chinese scientists from the Wuhan lab linked to the COVID-19 outbreak
>>8945737 Clive Palmer takes out three-page ads promoting purchase of malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine
>>8945789 China Warns Australia: Drop Push for Coronavirus Probe
>>8946264 Anon notes the similarity between the Palmer Foundation logo and the 8kun logo - Hmmm…
>>8959531 Australia was told there was a '50% chance' coronavirus may have leaked from a Wuhan lab two months ago
>>8959571 Coronavirus: Trump administration to closely monitor Australia’s winter virus experience
>>8959634 China labels Australia 'gum stuck to the bottom of China’s shoe' over calls for coronavirus inquiry
>>8959698 Coronavirus pandemic saves convicted paedophile from prison
>>8961025 Video: Prime Minister Scott Morrison flags easing of coronavirus restrictions in near future | ABC News
>>8970178 Australian intelligence officials have no evidence of Wuhan lab link to coronavirus
>>8970251 Coronavirus Australia: US secretary of state Mike Pompeo backs Scott Morrison call for virus inquiry
>>9021935 Jacinda Ardern to join Australian national cabinet meeting on Tuesday
>>9022200 Chinese government slams Australia over COVID-19 dossier coverage
>>9035392 US, UK and Australia working together on COVID-19 vaccine
>>9048415 Ebony Bowden Tweet: My Australian followers will be pleased to know that President Trump asked after our 2004 Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins
>>9048562 US Marines get clearance for NT deployment amid coronavirus travel ban
>>9048562 Defence Minister Linda Reynolds Tweet: Spoke with US Secretary of Defense @EsperDOD where we reaffirmed our Alliance
>>9048562 US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper Tweet: our #UnbreakableAlliance remains strong with the recent approval of the @USMC @MrfDarwin rotation
>>9048713 COVID-19 treatment news: How blood plasma could be used to treat future cases
>>9049269 Doctors banned from prescribing potential COVID-19 drug
>>9050361 COVID-19 outbreak in meat processing plant - ATTEMPT TO SLIDE AUS FOOD SUPPLY?
#7 - Part 11
>>8398280 Australian Signals Directorate - Leadership - Principal Deputy Director-General Lieutenant General John Frewen DSC AM
>>8398369 Judge Napolitano says Trump should veto FISA bill: Nothing but 'cosmetic' reforms
>>8398457 Parole denied for Hey Dad! sex predator Robert Hughes
>>8407234 Foreign Minister Marise Payne Tweet: A timely meeting with friend @SecPompeo to discuss #COVID19, infrastructure…
>>8408824 Peripatetic Katherine Keating pops up at Palm Beach
>>8419490 Defence Minister Linda Reynolds Tweet: Tackling orphanage trafficking needs us to work together in Australia & globally
>>8419490 Modern Day Slavery, Orphanage Tourism and the Modern Slavery Act 2018
>>8434230 Nicole Kidman and family 'relocating back to Australia to be closer to mother Janelle'
>>8434619 NSW south coast man charged with terrorism offences
>>8437036 Man arrested after allegedly planning terror attack on electrical substation
>>8438540 Fraser Anning declared bankrupt by courts on ‘egging’ anniversary
>>8459350 High Court overturns SA pedophile sentence
>>8459467 Video: Killing Field: Explosive new allegations of Australian special forces war crimes | Four Corners
>>8459498 Footage Shows Australian Special Forces Shoot And Kill Unarmed Man In Afghanistan
>>8459638 Wikileaks Tweet: Newly obtained video by ABC's @4corners shows alleged execution of unarmed Afghan by Australian SAS soldier
>>8468637 Australian "Hey Dad" Actor Robert Hughes - Timeline of allegations of sexual misconduct, arrest, and conviction
>>8472720 Ghislaine Maxwell, citing death threats and extensive legal fees, sues Jeffrey Epstein's estate
>>8486065 Evil 8 paedophile Alfred Impicciatore's appeal dismissed over notorious WA child abuse case
>>8486065 The horrors of the 'Evil 8' and how a young girl was preyed upon by her father, strangers (2017)
>>8486290 Defence Minister Linda Reynolds Media Releases - Statements on Four Corners report
>>8494961 Second NSW South Coast man charged with a terrorism offence
>>8528467 Third man charged following operational activity on the NSW South Coast
>>8543343 War hero Ben Roberts-Smith interviewed by police over alleged killing
>>8543613 Jill, @1Swinging_Voter Tweet: ABC smartarse Andrew Probyn hogging the press conference just got owned by the Prime Minister
>>8543613 Jill, @1Swinging_Voter Tweet: We need to see more of this from the Prime Minister!! Don't dance to the media tune!
>>8543613 Video: Prime Minister Scott Morrison to ABC journalist Andrew Probyn - "You don't run the Press Conference, OK?"
>>8543726 Australian Secret Intelligence Service - Black Ops Arm Of The Aus Deep State?
>>8557079 Malcolm Turnbull's wife Lucy suddenly stands down from her high-powered job 'for personal reasons'
>>8568249 Christchurch mosque attacker Brenton Tarrant changes plea to guilty, to be sentenced for 51 murders
>>8568301 Australian paedophile fights to stop police alerting Indonesia to convictions
>>8568600 Chinese government prepares to charge Australian academic
>>8569098 Video: Trump ‘came to appreciate’ Turnbull standing up for Australia
>>8569161 Q Posts #479, 908 and 910 - What phone call between POTUS and X/AUS leaked? Why that specific conversation? Focus - why AUS?
>>8569655 The Australian Store Where Everything Sold Is Sent to China
>>8569706 Chinese-backed company's mission to source Australian medical supplies
>>8582388 Australian police crack online child exploitation network
>>8582418 New South Wales woman charged with child exploitation offences
>>8587984 Man hands out $100 to every Person Waiting in Line for Welfare
>>8588025 Police identify 11 alleged victims in case of immigration agent accused of rape
#7 - Part 12
Dassi Erlich / Yaakov Litzman / Malka Leifer Extradition Bun - Part 1
>>8081538 Dassi Erlich Tweet: Tomorrow-bipartisan motion in Parliament will demand Leifer return to face justice!
>>8088032 Malka Leifer Extradition Motion to be heard in Parliament
>>8092565 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - SPEECH - Dave Sharma, MP - Monday, 10 February 2020
>>8092622 Dassi Erlich Tweet: So many members of parliament from both sides of the aisle standing on behalf of #bringleiferback
>>8092622 Dassi Erlich Tweet: Proud our Gov stood together 2night 4 all survivors of sex abuse
>>8121472 Video: Dave Sharma MP speech - #bringleiferback motion
>>8121480 Josh Burns MP speech - #bringleiferback motion
>>8160882 Dassi Erlich Tweet: These 2 hearings are to allow cross examination of the 3 psychiatrists who declared…
>>8160882 Dassi Erlich Tweet: Leifer was not only fit to stand trial but unequivocally faked her mental illness to escape justice
>>8181387 Judge in Malka Leifer case will allow private psychiatrists for defense
>>8181497 Dassi Erlich Tweet: This panel unanimously decided Leifer is faking on Sept 23 2019!
>>8181497 Dassi Erlich Tweet: We have been patient. We have been calm…But when we go backwards…we have had enough!
>>8181497 Dassi Erlich Tweet: This is a completely unprecedented move
>>8192296 MPs astounded at further Malka Leifer extradition delay
>>8203889 Dassi Erlich Tweet: President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin is visiting Melb next week. We requested to meet with him
>>8203889 Dassi Erlich Tweet: This letter was written by the Members of Israel's Jewish Peoplehood Coalition
>>8203889 Dassi Erlich Tweet: Our response to President Rivlin's letter addressed to Ambassador @MarkSofer
>>8252882 Israeli President Reuven Rivlin pledge to intervene on Malka Leifer extradition: MP
>>8262486 Rivlin pledges to help extradite alleged pedophile Leifer to Australia
>>8272203 Leifer psychiatrist cross-examination ends
>>8306237 Dassi Erlich Tweet: When will they stop protecting the abusers and start supporting the abused?
>>8374723 Court again rejects bid to speed up extradition proceedings against Malka Leifer
>>8374787 Dassi Erlich Tweet: This Saturday 14th March @3pm, Loud fence will tie ribbons around the fence of Adass Israel School
>>8386468 One step closer to justice? The Malka Leifer case will return to court on Wednesday
>>8386468 Dassi Erlich Tweet: Breaking news!!!! Just in from Israel…Judge Lomp has decided not to allow any more defense witnesses
>>8398028 Dassi Erlich Tweet: Reminder: #bringleiferback Loud fence event moved to Sunday @5.30pm
>>8433962 Dassi Erlich Tweet: I got emotional today, returning to a place where we walked in day after day…a hell we couldn't escape
>>8433962 Dassi Erlich Tweet: Today, we had a community standing beside us, visibly showing us they cared
>>8438430 Dassi Erlich Tweet: Courtdate#66 will go ahead 18th March (closed session) with prosecution delivering closing arguments
#7 - Part 13
Dassi Erlich / Yaakov Litzman / Malka Leifer Extradition Bun - Part 2
>>8459313 Dassi Erlich Tweet: Australian Story Ep 3 'The Justice Principle' airing March 23 @8pm!
>>8459313 Dassi Erlich Tweet: In Israel news - courts have been postponed due to the virus so there will be no #courtdate66
>>8477089 Australian Story Tweet: Silent no more: Three sisters’ extraordinary campaign to bring their former headmistress to justice
>>8477089 The Justice Principle (Updated) - Dassi, Nicole and Elly return to Israel to investigate why the case has stalled
>>8485809 Video: The Justice Principle - Part 1 - Nicole Meyer and Elly Sapper give their first Australian interviews
>>8485823 Video: The Justice Principle - Part 2 - For Dassi and her two sisters, justice finally seems closer than ever before
>>8582185 Dassi Erlich Tweet: Judge Lomp is anticipated to make a final decision on Leifer’s mental fitness on 21 May
>>8582185 Dassi Erlich Tweet: The decision may be appealed to the Supreme Court within 30 days of the decision being handed down
>>8658771 Three Australian Jewish community organisations plea for expediting the Leifer extradition hearings
>>8658771 Joint letter to President Reuven Rivlin
>>8658832 Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, accused of interfering in Malka Leifer’s extradition, tests positive for coronavirus
>>8677372 Netanyahu, heads of Mossad, NSC, MOH all in isolation after Litzman infected
>>8871023 Health minister recovers from COVID-19 after weeks-long illness
>>8906270 Litzman reportedly offers to leave Health Ministry
>>8906270 Dassi Erlich Tweet: Good news for Israel. Good news for us! #bringleiferback
>>8922851 ‘May justice prevail’: Litzman departs Health Ministry
>>8923059 Video: The Justice Principle - Part 3 - We join Dassi, Nicole and Elly as they return to Israel to investigate why the case has stalled
>>8923059 Statement ofIsraeli Health Minister MK Yaakov Litzman
>>9021901 Dassi Erlich Tweet: Nicole's interview with Woman's Weekly during her last trip to Israel #bringleiferback
#7 - Part 14
>>8596309 Defence Minister Linda Reynolds Tweet: Thank you to our 6,500 ADF personnel who served on Operation Bushfire Assist
>>8620356 Man reports woman to AFP after she offers child for sexual abuse over Whatsapp
>>8620356 Australian Federal Police - Online Child Sexual Exploitation - Child Protection form for reporting concerns to the AFP
>>8620467 Brisbane man in Court for child exploitation allegations
>>8632225 How Anita Cobby's killers could be released from jail under a radical plan to change the meaning of 'life behind bars'
>>8632515 Westpac still some way off settlement with AUSTRAC, court hears
>>8632568 Australian flight attendant jailed for abuse of children overseas
>>8633046 Awakening Greatly, the team that made vids Q has linked to, looking for Qanon patriots outside the US for their next video
>>8646321, Q Post #3893 - Rainbow Fairy Twitter Thread: An attempt to gather as many Q-related photographs from around the world
>>8646338, >>8646350, >>8646369 AusAnons from Perth, Sydney and Melbourne featured in Rainbow Fairy's global QAnon Twitter Thread
>>8650035 Defence Minister Linda Reynolds Tweet: 73 years since the establishment of the Defence Signals Bureau, now @ASDGovAu
>>8659036 President Donald Trump - Proclamation on National Child Abuse Prevention Month, April 2020
>>8670963 Australian "Journalist", Caroline Overington, has written a book about missing toddler William Tyrrell
>>8691883 When Catalog is broken try using the index - 8kun.top/qresearch/index.html - It will always show the most recent posts
>>8701445 William Tyrrell top cop faces five years in jail after being found GUILTY of illegally recording conversations
>>8701753 Video: Sky News Australia - Full Special Investigation: Donald Trump vs The Deep State
>>8720499 Western Sydney man arrested for alleged online sharing of child abuse material
>>8732811 Lead investigator on the William Tyrrell case convicted and fined $10,000 over illegal recordings
>>8738775 Q Post #3920 - What happens when state actor(s) [assets] are removed?
>>8738775 Q Post #3921 - FISA INDICTMENTS = START
>>8741615 ‘Crossfire Typhoon’: Here Is A 171-Page Transcript Of Ex-Trump Aide (Papadopoulos) Secret Conversation With FBI Informant
>>8741615 Full Transcript of George Papadopoulos' Oct. 31, 2016 conversation with FBI informant (PDF)
>>8743106 Sydney man arrested following AFP online child abuse investigation
>>8743190 WA man charged over alleged illicit firearms stash
>>8743258 Adelaide alleged online sex predator to face court today
>>8752094 Q Post #3929 - Patriots: be cautious in your interpretations of info posted...FISA INDICTMENTS = START (public_justice)
>>8752094 Q Post #3931 - Planned & coordinated [D/ F]. This is not about politics. Something far more sinister [evil] has been allowed to flourish
>>8752094 Q Post #3932 - FULL DISCLOSURE [DELCAS] PROVIDES TRUTH. FOREIGN CORROBORATION PROVIDES TRUTH.
>>8752094 Crossfire Hurricane Team had multiple reports disputing many material claims of Steele and his dossier - and warning of "disinformation"
>>8754989 Barr on Durham Investigation: ‘Evidence Shows That We’re Not Dealing with Just Mistakes or Sloppiness’
>>8756749 OPSEC = Operational Security. Anons - We are at war. Be CAREFUL what you give the enemy.
>>8765994 Q Post #3947 - https://twitter.com/Hev123truthsee1/status/1249159256823271424 - WWG1WGA!!!
>>8765994 Hev123 truthseeker Tweet: 'Australia Here!' #Australia #Qanon #WWG1WGAWORLDWIDE
>>8766281 Q Post #3951 - Best documentary of the year - https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=MY8Nfzcn1qQ
>>8766281 Out Of The Shadows documentary lifts the mask on how the mainstream media & Hollywood manipulate & control the masses
>>8767414 Q Post #3949 - https://twitter.com/qthewakeup?lang=en - WWG1WGA!!! (Q The Wake Up Twitter Thread)
>>8767414, >>8767462, >>8767468, >>8767829, >>8767842, >>8767913, >>8768088, >>8768104, >>8768120, >>8776247, >>8776283 AusAnons respond - WWG1WGA!!!
>>8767702 Q Post #3942 - https://twitter.com/SLYUnser/status/1249160215238455299 - WWG1WGA!!!
>>8767702 SYUNSER Tweet: 'American Patriots in Australia!' #WWG1WGAWORLDWIDE #WWG1WGA #QAnon
>>8770140 China, Macquarie Consortium and Long Beach Container Terminal Mini Bun
#7 - Part 15
Virginia Roberts Giuffre / Prince Andrew / Jeffrey Epstein Bun
>>7998613 Prince Andrew called his 'victim' Virginia Roberts 'a very sick girl'
>>8036310 Jeffrey Epstein victims’ lawyer claims she has a NEW witness who saw Prince Andrew with Virginia Roberts at nightclub
>>8071562 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Twitter Thread - Thank you Australia for being my sanctuary, a safe place for kids to grow up
>>8142607 Judge takes rare step to help serve elusive Ghislaine Maxwell with lawsuit
>>8151230 Annie Farmer Tweet: Grateful that Judge Freeman is not letting Maxwell's disappearance block this attempt to hold her accountable
>>8151230 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: Take her down @anniefarmer It’s time that spider gets served with a dose of justice!!
>>8151230 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: She’s out there & I sincerely believe @NewYorkFBI knows exactly where she’s hiding
>>8151230 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: WE ARE ONTO YOU & WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY!! SEX OFFENDERS BELONG IN JAIL NOT IN POLITICS!!
>>8219935 Virginia Roberts says EVERY SINGLE room of Jeffrey Epstein's $77million mansion had cameras
>>8219935 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: I’ve seen the video rooms - EVERY SINGLE ROOM was being filmed
>>8219935 'Epstein and I have everyone on videotape' Ghislaine Maxwell alleged to have confided
>>8223501 Witness claims he saw Prince Andrew kiss and grope Virginia Roberts on Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘paedo island’
>>8290196 Prince Andrew faces more lurid claims: New court evidence that he DID meet with his teenage accuser Virginia Roberts
>>8339023 Prince Andrew hires General Pinochet's former lawyer as he fights FBI Epstein probe
>>8339023 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: That was expected- I knew he’d never help with any probe or investigation because he’s guilty as sin
>>8418041 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: Naomi has so much information that would be useful to the investigation, one would only hope she cooperates
>>8418041 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: Not too far from reality- these ppl are sick. Mentally, physically & sexually!
>>8472720 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: Memo to GM- How dare you play the victim card when you victimised me and countless others
>>8511740 Virginia Roberts fled Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell after they asked her to have their surrogate baby
>>8543126 Epstein ‘pimp’ Ghislaine Maxwell denies victim’s baby surrogacy claim – as Epstein’s ‘no father figure’
>>8543126 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: Laura Goldman...You say you know where GM is but won’t turn her in
>>8543126 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: She’s not a pimp- she’s a pedophile who recruited me & many others into a sex trafficking ring
>>8632362 DUKE'S DEFENDER - Fergie says online trolls blasting Prince Andrew over paedo shame should show more ‘respect’
>>8645700 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: #PainIsComing #GreatAwakening #EndChildTrafficking
>>8645700 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Retweet: JLGraham @jlgraham22 - Done in 30! @realDonaldTrump Dark to Light!
>>8677000 Prince Andrew refuses to appear on US documentary to discuss friendship with Jeffrey Epstein
>>8689455 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: #PrinceAndrew refuses to discuss his relationship with #Epstein because he is guilty of being an active participant
>>8712410 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: I’m loving the spirit of the people!! Time’s are changing… finally & for the better!!
>>8755376 Prince Andrew reunites with ex Sarah Ferguson to deliver gifts to front line workers fighting coronavirus
>>8755376 Antonia Marshall Instagram Post: @sarahferguson15 and @hrhthedukeofyork packing all the care packages for @thameshospice in Windsor today
>>8755376 Sarah Ferguson Instagram Post: Thank you so much @kikas_cupcakes for the wonderful cupcakes donated to the front line workers
>>8810690 Jeffrey Epstein's victims could have chance to sue Prince Andrew after they get cash payout from disgraced financier's estate
>>8924760 Hand over everything you have on Prince Andrew: Victim's lawyers demand Jeffrey Epstein's estate hands over tranche of evidence
>>8924782 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: They want ALL the evidence and are not taking NO for an answer. CO-conspirators- we’re coming for you
>>8924782 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: They’ve got a few roo’s loose in the top paddock, if you know what I mean, thinking they’ve escaped justice
>>8935160 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: I am working so hard on trying to spread the word here too...Aussies took me in and taught me to love, live & laugh
#7 - Part 16
>>8772722 Tom Hanks attempts dodgy Australian accent, jokes about his coronavirus diagnosis and THAT Vegemite photo on Saturday Night Live
>>8773119 Tom Hanks opening monologue, Saturday Night Live - Season 45 Episode 16 - Saturday Night Live at Home
>>8773623 Saturday Night Live - Tom Hanks opening monologue on Streamable - https://streamable.com/u1pfpp
>>8787394 Westpac braces for $1.03bn AUSTRAC hit
>>8800299 Barr Pressed Australia for Help on Mueller Review as DOJ Worked to Free Its Hostages
>>8802988 Q Post #3965 - >Are we under attack - Always.
>>8802988 Q Post #3966 - FISA lead-in [stage 1 act 1]
>>8802988 Q Post #3967 - These people are pure evil. This is not about politics. You are ready
>>8802988 Q Post #3970 - Think of the World Awakening.
>>8805722 Video: Senator Heffernan Legal & Constitutional Affairs - Judges and others on a police list from 2015
>>8822039 Senate Judiciary Committee Releases Transcripts of George Papadopoulos and FBI Spies
>>8822181 Papadopoulos Reacts to Declassification of Spygate Transcripts: “Durham Knows” Who Sent Clinton Errand Boy to Meet with Me in London
>>8823278 Elise Thomas - Researcher, ASPI International Cyber Policy Centre and Qanon Hit Piece author - selected anti-Q articles
>>8823327 Australian Strategic Policy Institute - Counterterrorism Yearbook 2020 - (PDF)
>>8823327 'Manifestos, Memetic Mobilisation And The Chan Boards In The Christchurch Shooting' - Hit Piece author Elise Thomas on 4chan, 8chan, 8kun et al.
>>8829876 China must come clean on coronavirus, former Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer says
>>8829942 Downer raised Russia concerns at US embassy without government approval - Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
>>8831619 Q Post #3674 - WAS THE CoC FOLLOWED?
>>8831859 Video: "QAnon - The World Is Watching” from Awakening Greatly YouTube Channel, featuring Patriots worldwide
>>8833466 Q Post #3984 - Greetings from Maryland, DC, Hawaii, and beyond. WWG1WGA!!!
>>8834906 Q Post #3981 - https://twitter.com/WWinagain/status/1251191242962042880 - TOGETHER WE WIN. WWG1WGA!!! (SSG_PAIN Birthday Twitter Thread)
>>8835605 Screencaps from "QAnon - The World Is Watching” video - AusAnons prominent!
>>8836413 AusAnon decodes Q Post #3975 - "Clear your mind. Heal. Q." (CHQ) - AusAnon quoted in Q Post #3979 - Anons note Australian time stamp
>>8842598 Turnbull publisher names Morrison office in 'massive' book breach
>>8844988 AussieQne 369 @AussieQne Tweet: Australian patriots on the ready. Spotted at a market in Queensland Australia - #WWG1WGA Australia
>>8848760 'Trump kept talking over the top of me': Turnbull recounts tense call
>>8854045 Police bust ‘horrific’ child sex abuse ring spread across five states
>>8860173 Alexander Downer was hostile and 'played me' former Trump aide says
>>8860192 (March 2016) US spy boss James Robert Clapper Jr makes secretive visit to Australia
>>8870721 Video: Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on how the Liberal Party operates behind closed doors | 7.30
>>8871965 Kirsten Dunst Instagram picture - 'fallen Woody doll' - posted from New Zealand, anons speculate on comms, digg on Dunst's childhood career
>>8871992 Crazy Days And Nights: Anonymous Blogger, King of the Hollywood Blind Item on Kirsten Dunst, pedophile Producers, Directors and Actors
>>8877526 Video: Shaun Attwood interviews Wilfred Wong - Satanic Sacrifice and Satanic Ritual Abuse
>>8882394 Federal Government to spend $94 million stockpiling fuel in the US
>>8886044 Australian Navy joins US fleet near Chinese drilling ship as tensions soar
>>8886044 Australia joins U.S. ships in South China Sea amid rising tension
#7 - Part 17
Cardinal George Pell High Court Appeal Bun - Part 1
>>8132037, >>8132107 George Pell High Court appeal hearing date set for March
>>8195787 George Pell: High Court weighs details of witness testimony
>>8204086 George Pell’s legal team argue DPP adopted a “piecemeal approach” in defending guilty verdict
>>8273007 George Pell’s lawyers ‘have failed to identify judicial errors’
>>8365396 George Pell's appeal is before the High Court tomorrow. Here's what might happen
>>8374696 George Pell appeal: cardinal's lawyers say jury was wrong to reject defence arguments
>>8386313 George Pell's High Court appeal sees prosecutors defend appeal judges' viewing of victim's video testimony
>>8386362 Man charged over George Pell death threats
>>8387098 George Pell: High court reserves decision on granting special leave for an appeal
>>8459225 High Court to continue on Pell's bid for freedom despite coronavirus outbreak
>>8622676 Pell accuser knowledge of sacristy under scrutiny
>>8658409 Two new accusers say George Pell abused them when they were boys in the 1970s
>>8658625 George Pell High Court judgment on appeal against child sex abuse convictions to be handed down next week
>>8662683 High Court comes to swift judgment in George Pell case
>>8671557 George Pell accusers air sexual abuse claim against the Cardinal - ABC Revelation program: Episode 3 - Goliath
>>8701282 George Pell’s bid for freedom: high court verdict to decide disgraced cardinal's future
>>8711366 Judgement summary - PELL v THE QUEEN - Special leave to appeal decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria unanimously allowed
>>8711366 Full Judgement - Pell v The Queen  HCA 12 - 7 Apr 2020 - Case Number: M112/2019
>>8711762 George Pell to walk free from prison after child sex abuse conviction quashed
>>8711762 Most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse WALKS FREE from jail after granted appeal in unanimous decision
>>8711762 Cardinal Pell leaves prison after high court quashes conviction – as it happened
>>8711762 Ex-Vatican treasurer Cardinal Pell acquitted of sex offences, leaves jail
>>8711829 Cardinal Pell to walk free after Australian court acquittal
>>8711829 Cardinal George Pell leaves prison after high court quashes conviction
>>8712151 Relief for Pell supporters, while abuse advocates mull consequences
>>8712196 STATEMENT FROM CARDINAL GEORGE PELL - 'I have consistently maintained my innocence while suffering from a serious injustice'
>>8712252 Pope appears to offer Pell support at mass
>>8712275 Pell verdict paves way for inquiry reports
>>8712289 Archbishops say Pell has been vindicated
>>8712346 Statement From Victorian Premier Dan Andrews
#7 - Part 18
Cardinal George Pell High Court Appeal Bun - Part 2
>>8712372 Dassi Erlich Tweet: A tough day for so many. News George Pell has been released has left us utterly gutted
>>8712410 Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet: Absolutely abhorrent- there was so much evidence you could poke a stick at
>>8720389 Witness J, former choirboy who accused George Pell, says case 'does not define me'
>>8720389 Witness J Media Statement via Dr. Vivian Waller - Principal Solicitor, Waller Legal - Pell v The Queen  HCA 12
>>8720580 George Pell's legal woes far from over: Cardinal will still have to face a surge of civil cases from alleged sexual abuse victims
>>8720694 George Pell spotted at BP petrol station along Hume Freeway
>>8731891 Video: Nation remains divided over Pell’s acquittal | Nine News Australia
>>8732776 Cardinal George Pell to be interviewed by Andrew Bolt following release from prison
>>8741191 Child sexual abuse victims should not be put off by George Pell decision, experts say
>>8741328 Pope Francis accused of comparing convicted child abuser cardinal to Jesus after controversial comments
>>8753568 Cardinal George Pell writes about suffering, jail and coronavirus in News Corp piece
>>8753773 George Pell Easter message: In the suffering, we find redemption
>>8787381 Pell's jail diaries detail 'petty humiliations', job as roof gardener
>>8787563 Police investigating George Pell over fresh child sexual abuse allegation – report
>>8787563 Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Catholic Church in Ballarat (PDF)
>>8787582 George Pell faces fresh child abuse allegations days after cardinal's convictions were quashed by the High Court
>>8790895 Video: Full Cardinal George Pell interview with Andrew Bolt - Sky News Australia
>>8894042 Cardinal George Pell: Authorities weigh up release of redacted material
>>8945519 Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter seeks 'final advice' on release of commission's Pell findings
>>9048466 Findings on George Pell Royal Commission to be released within days
#7 - Part 19
>>8894024 Aussie and US cyber spooks issue joint anti-web shell malware guidance
>>8894024 (October 2017) Hacked Aussie Defence firm lost fighter jet, bomb, ship plans
>>8894184 INTERNATIONAL POLICE COOPERATION LEADS TO THE ARREST OF A DARK WEB CHILD SEX ABUSER IN SPAIN
>>8894184 Europol Tweet: Dark web child sex abuser arrested in Spain! The suspect produced videos to gain access to forums on the dark web
>>8894184 Queensland Police Tweet: The case highlights the global nature of online child sexual abuse
>>8894385 Hunter NSW man charged with child abuse material offences
>>8894399 Videos: Major US, UK, and Australia Pedo Scandals for Red Pilling Normies
>>8900297 Eastern Freeway crash: Richard Pusey taken from Fitzroy home by police for questioning - pedo t-shirt symbolism?
>>8900297 The End of April: A Time of Human Sacrifice
>>8906043 REMINDER: GLOBAL REPORT ALL CHILD ABUSE MATERIAL. ZERO TOLERANCE.
>>8906341 How Yorkshire detectives identified a girl being sexually abused in videos downloaded by a paedophile
>>8906341 Goodyear man arrested for child porn after tip from Australian police
>>8906442 U.S. Space Force deploying surveillance telescope in Australia
>>8906568 Video: Anzac Day Dawn Services LIVE | 7NEWS Australia
>>8906575 Video: Anzac Day 2020 Commemorative services | LIVE STREAM | ABC Australia
>>8906582 Video: Anzac Day 2020 - Live from Washington DC
>>8912598 Russell Crowe Tweet: For the Fallen. Anzac Day. #LestWeForget - Video: Recital of 'For the Fallen' by Laurence Binyon
>>8916106 The Cormack Foundation, major donor to the Liberal Party of Australia
>>8924854 Defense Intelligence Agency Tweet: #ANZACDay2020 marks the anniversary of the first major military action by Australian & New Zealand forces
>>8925646 Secretary of State Michael Pompeo Tweet: Honored to send our best wishes to the people of #Australia and #NewZealand on #AnzacDay
>>8925646 Anzac Day - PRESS STATEMENT - MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE
>>8934722 Gerald Ridsdale, prolific paedophile priest admits more abuse but lawyer asks for no extra jail time
>>8934993 Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) Analysis shows rise in number of child sex abuse images online
>>8934993 Internet Watch Foundation 2019 Annual Report | Zero Tolerance (PDF)
>>8935160 Anonymous’ 4thEstate Tweet: 28 prominent Australia's, including a former Prime Minister named in police documents to be pedophiles
>>8935160 (2015) Senator Bill Heffernan uses parliamentary privilege to accuse a former PM of being alleged paedophile
>>8935253 Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day in driveways
>>9006617 Q Post #4046 - https://twitter.com/q_arah/status/1256518761391157248 - We are in this together. Patriotism on the rise. WWG1WGA!!!
>>9006617 Q_arah Tweet - I joined Twitter specifically to be part of the cause and join my brothers and sisters to spread the word
>>9022017 International Production Orders Bill will give ASIO access to encrypted communications
>>9022163 Three NSW men arrested over alleged purchase of child-like sex dolls
#7 - Part 20
Australian / Regional Resignations Bun
>>8006882 Australia Agriculture Minister McKenzie Quits Over Sports Grants
>>8006882 Greens leader Richard Di Natale quits leadership, will leave Senate
>>8089238 Matt Canavan offers Cabinet resignation, throws support behind Barnaby Joyce for Nationals leadership
>>8089238 Barnaby Joyce backer and Queensland MP Llew O'Brien quits Nationals party room
>>8181925 St Kevin's headmaster Stephen Russell resigns over character reference for paedophile
>>8203946 Rebel Queensland Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller resigns
>>8203946 St Kevin's College deputy head Janet Canny stood down over inadequate response to teacher complaints about child-grooming
>>8203946 Relationships Australia Tasmania CEO Mat Rowell to leave in two weeks
>>8252985 Rugby Australia announces Cameron Clyne's immediate resignation as chairman
>>8252985 WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt in shock resignation
>>8252985 East Timor leader offers resignation after coalition collapse
>>8322219 Mike Baird privately rules out return to politics after quitting NAB
>>8322219 Mystery over Northern Territory tourism chief executive Simonne Shepherd’s sudden resignation
>>8351014 Westpac’s Anita Fung joins boardroom exits
>>8351014 Statement from World Vision Australia Board Chair Shannon Adams regarding Chief Executive Claire Rogers' resignation
>>8374644 Senate president to quit at next election
>>8374644 Konica Minolta names new Australian MD as David Cooke resigns
>>8398378 Paul Anderson resigns from Network 10 and ViacomCBS
>>8398378 'Frustrated' FFA technical director quits after year in job
>>8528410 Law Society of NSW CEO announces resignation
>>8528410 Senior NAB executive Anthony Healy to step down
>>8557079 Malcolm Turnbull's wife Lucy suddenly stands down from her high-powered job 'for personal reasons'
>>8582449 Victorian Premier's right-hand man Gavin Jennings resigns
>>8582449 Glamorgan Spring Bay Council's general manager has resigned
>>8720527 Labor MP Shaoquett Moselmane quits his position in NSW upper house
>>8720527 Border restrictions block Konica Minolta Australia managing director replacement
>>8755266, >>8755657 NSW minister Don Harwin resigns over breach of coronavirus public health order
>>8755657 Seafood Industry Australia CEO Jane Lovell resigns
>>8860470 NRL CEO Todd Greenberg announces sudden resignation
>>8860470 'Very surprised': ACT Health boss announces shock resignation
>>9048632 Rugby Australia plunged into more turmoil after Peter Wiggs exit
>>9048632 University of Adelaide insists mystery departures nothing to do with finances
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Child Abuse Royal Commission's key findings on Cardinal George Pell
The unredacted pages of the child abuse royal commission's reports reveal Cardinal George Pell turned a blind eye to paedophile priests, including Australia's worst paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale, and was "conscious" of the abuse nearly 50 years ago.
Despite his claims that he was unaware of sexual abuse allegations, the commission found Cardinal Pell should have known and would have known that children were being abused.
However, the commission cast serious doubt about a key allegation against Pell; that he attempted to bribe David Ridsdale to "keep quiet" about his uncle's abuse.
Here are the key findings on Cardinal Pell's conduct:
'Implausible' he was deceived by senior Catholic figures
The commission rejected Cardinal Pell's evidence that he was deceived by Catholic Church officials in "a world of crimes and cover-ups" about Australia's worst paedophile priest, Gerald Ridsdale, and Melbourne parish priest Peter Searson.
The commission rejected Cardinal Pell's claim that Ballarat bishop Ronald Mulkearns lied to him in a 1982 meeting about the true reason for Ridsdale's removal from the Victorian rural parish of Mortlake.
"Cardinal Pell's evidence that 'paedophilia was not mentioned' and that the 'true' reason was not given is not accepted," the commission said.
"It is implausible … that Bishop Mulkearns did not inform those at the meeting of at least complaints of sexual abuse of children having been made."
Pell knew about abuse in early '70s, sought to avoid 'gossip'
By 1973, Cardinal Pell was aware that fellow Ballarat priest Gerald Ridsdale was taking boys on overnight camps. He was "not only conscious of child sexual abuse by clergy" but he had "considered measures of avoiding situations which might provoke gossip about it", the commission said.
Pell failed to report Father Searson
The commission found Cardinal Pell should have advised senior Catholic authorities to remove paedophile priest Father Peter Searson – an "unstable and disturbed individual" – in 1989.
"We found that he should have advised the archbishop to remove Father Searson and he did not do so," the commission said.
Pell dismissed Dowlan complaint
The royal commission accepted the evidence of Timothy Green that in 1974 he tried to bring concerns about paedophile Brother Edward "Ted" Dowlan to Cardinal Pell and was met with resistance. The commission found Cardinal Pell said words to the effect of, "Don’t be ridiculous," and walked away.
Doubt over bribery allegation
The commission did not uphold the most serious allegation against Cardinal Pell; that he attempted to bribe David Ridsdale to stop him complaining to police about abuse he suffered at the hands of his uncle.
"It is more likely that Mr Ridsdale misinterpreted an offer by Bishop Pell to assist as something more sinister," it found.
Pell falsely accused in case of mistaken identity
Cardinal Pell was falsely accused of dismissing some complaints by otherwise honest witnesses in apparent cases of mistaken identity, the commission found.
"While we accept that [one boy] genuinely believes he spoke to Father Pell, we are not satisfied he did. We do not know the identity of the priest he did speak to," it said.
Pell did not report Fitzgerald's conduct
Cardinal Pell, who in the mid-1970s was an assistant priest at Ballarat East, told the royal commission it was "quite common knowledge" that Christian Brother Leo Fitzgerald used to take young boys swimming naked.
The cardinal did not inform his superiors or authorities about the behaviour, but the commission found it was "not unreasonable" for priests to believe it was not their responsibility to inform the Christian Brothers.
The Ellis case
Cardinal Pell sought to "vigorously defend" the church against civil lawsuits in order to discourage survivors of abuse from seeking compensation, the commission found. Cardinal Pell decided to fight a sexual abuse claim brought against the church by John Ellis because the alleged survivor was seeking what he believed were excessive damages.
"[A] reason [for Cardinal Pell's decision to fight the case] was to discourage other prospective plaintiffs from litigating claims of child sexual abuse against the Catholic Church," the commission said.
The unredacted commission findings were released on Thursday after the High Court last month overturned Cardinal Pell's child abuse convictions.
Pell pushes back on royal commission report
Cardinal George Pell has refused to accept a royal commission's findings about his knowledge of paedophiles within the Catholic Church and failure to protect children under his care, saying they are not supported by evidence.
Previously unpublished findings by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse implicate Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric in the culture of cover-up that allowed notorious predators such as Gerald Ridsdale, Edward Dowlan and Peter Searson to abuse children over three decades.
The royal commission found Cardinal Pell knew by 1982 of complaints against Ridsdale and perhaps as early as 1977, about 16 years before he was first charged by police. Ridsdale, one of the nation’s most prolific paedophiles, is still being brought to justice and will be sentenced next week for further crimes against children.
The royal commission described as "implausible" Cardinal Pell’s explanation that he was deceived about Ridsdale by Ronald Mulkearns, a former bishop of Ballarat who, when confronted by complaints against Ridsdale, moved him from parish to parish to avoid scandal.
The explanation by Cardinal Pell, a former archbishop of Melbourne, about why, a decade later, he did not do more to protect children from Searson at a small Catholic school in the suburb of Doveton was similarly dismissed by the royal commission.
The former senior Vatican figure, who testified before the royal commission in 2016 from Rome, said he was "surprised by some of the views of the royal commission" and "especially surprised" about the findings about his knowledge of Ridsdale.
"These views are not supported by the evidence," he said.
In response to the release of the commission's findings, Archbishop of Melbourne Peter Comensoli on Thursday issued an unreserved apology for his Archdiocese’s failure to care for and protect young and vulnerable people.
"While the passage of time can never obscure the systematic failure of leadership, process and culture of that period, the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne has acted upon the recommendations of the royal commission," the Archbishop said.
"Child safety and care is not a project with an end date. It requires life-long vigilance."
One of Ridsdale’s victims told The Age the findings would prompt more civil actions against the church. "It’s devastating to read that it all could have been prevented and it wasn’t," he said.
Chrissie Foster, an advocate for sexual assault victims whose two daughters were raped by a parish priest, said the findings about Cardinal Pell "fits in with what victims and family members have said all these years".
Premier Daniel Andrews urged "people of faith" to face the facts in the royal commission findings.
The royal commission found that in November 1989, when Cardinal Pell was an auxiliary bishop in the Melbourne Archdiocese, he received a delegation of teachers from the Doveton school, who raised concerns about Father Searson.
They complained that Searson, a sadistic figure previously accused of raping a young woman, had threatened people with a gun, engaged in "sexualised conduct" towards children and cruelly killed a cat, in view of children, in the school playground.
Serious and credible complaints about Searson had also been ignored by Frank Little, the man Cardinal Pell later replaced as archbishop of Melbourne, commissioners found.
Cardinal Pell’s testimony – that teachers put the allegations in a "non specific way" and their veracity was played down by a senior administrator of the school – was rejected by the royal commission, which found Cardinal Pell should have taken decisive action to have Searson removed from the school and the church.
The royal commission noted Searson went on to repeatedly rape an altar boy at the Doveton presbytery for years after the delegation of teachers met Cardinal Pell. This, said the royal commission, was "the tragic consequences of inaction".
"It was later put to Cardinal Pell that his evidence that he was deceived on two occasions was an extraordinary position. He said: ‘Counsel, this was an extraordinary world, a world of crimes and cover-ups, and people did not want the status quo to be disturbed.’
"We are satisfied that, on the basis of the matters known to Bishop Pell on his own evidence … he ought reasonably to have concluded that action needed to be taken in relation to Father Searson."
Searson died without being charged of child sex abuse.
STATEMENT FROM CARDINAL GEORGE PELL
7 May 2020
Cardinal Pell said he was surprised by some of the views of the Royal Commission about his actions . These views are not supported by evidence.
He is especially surprised by the statements in the report about the earlier transfers of Gerald Ridsdale discussed by the Ballarat Diocesan Consultors in 1977 and 82.
The Consultors who gave evidence on the meetings in 1977 and 1982 either said they did not learn of Ridsdale’s offending against children until much later or they had no recollection of what was discussed. None said they were made aware of Ridsdale’s offending at these meetings.
The then Fr Pell left the Diocese of Ballarat and therefore his position as a consultor at the end of 1984.
As an Auxiliary Bishop in Melbourne 1987-96, Bishop Pell met with a delegation from Doveton Parish in 1989 which did not mention sexual assaults and did not ask for Searson’s removal.
Appointed Archbishop of Melbourne on 16 August 1996, Archbishop Pell placed Fr Searson on administrative leave in March 1997 and removed him from the parish on 15 May 1997.
Most Rev Peter A Comensoli
Archbishop of Melbourne
07 May 2020
It is good that all the material from Case 35 of the Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has now been made fully available. There was never any question that the redacted information should remain closed to the public.
I again offer my unreserved apology for the failure of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne to responsibly care for and protect our young people and vulnerable adults.
I wish also to commend the work of all involved in the Royal Commission, particularly the survivors who took part, and for those many voices they represented. The Royal Commission was extremely difficult and painful and has been a critical catalyst for important and necessary change.
While the passage of time can never obscure the systemic failings of leadership, process and culture of that period, the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne has acted upon the recommendations of the Royal Commission. Much has changed as a result.
Rigorous policies, procedures and practices to ensure safety for children and young people are now in place, and principally regulated through the Commission for Children and Young People. New governance structures for Catholic education in relation to Parish Priests as employers has also been announced, and is intended to be implemented by 1 Jan 2021.
Child safety and care is not a project with an end date. It requires life-long vigilance. My commitment, and that of our leadership in the Archdiocese, is to listen attentively and honestly to those who have experienced abuse, and to find pathways of justice and healing for them.
As the current Archbishop of Melbourne, I now have the responsibility to consider the details of the material released today, and to determine what further steps may need to be addressed as a result.
Cardinal George Pell: Victoria police to assess unredacted royal commission findings
Solicitor who acted for victims at inquiry says police must investigate findings that Pell knew priests were abusing children but failed to act
Victoria police will receive a copy of the unredacted child abuse royal commission report findings relating to Cardinal George Pell.
“We will then undertake an assessment of those findings,” a spokeswoman told Guardian Australia. “At this time it would not be appropriate to comment further about any possible action.”
The comments follow the publication of previously redacted parts of the child sexual abuse royal commission’s final report after its five-year inquiry into abuse within institutions, including churches. The findings regarding Pell were not released with the rest of the commission’s final report in 2017 due to legal action against the cardinal and fears the report would prejudice a jury. Pell was acquitted in April of child sexual abuse charges and released from jail, clearing the way for the report to be made public.
The commission found that Pell was aware of children being sexually abused within the Archdiocese of Ballarat by the notorious paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale, and it was “implausible” that other senior church figures had not told Pell abuse was occurring.
A solicitor who represented victims during the inquiry, Peter O’Brien, said police must investigate the royal commission findings that Pell knew priests were abusing children but failed to act appropriately to stop them.
“At the very least there must be a criminal investigation,” he said. “The findings are extremely damning and suggest criminal, not only immoral, misconduct.”
To date, no one has been convicted in Australia for the crime of concealment of child sexual abuse. New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory have concealment-related offences but they are difficult to prosecute.
In a statement issued on Thursday afternoon, Pell said he was “surprised by some of the views of the royal commission about his actions”.
“These views are not supported by evidence,” Pell said. He maintained that he did not know of Ridsdale’s abusing children at the time or that this was the reason for him being moved between parishes. He also said a meeting he had with a delegation from Doveton parish in 1989 about Father Peter Searson did not mention sexual assaults, nor did the delegation ask Pell to remove Searson.
However, Pell confirmed when he gave evidence before the royal commission he was handed a list of incidents and grievances about Searson at the meeting, which included reports Searson had abused animals in front of children and was using children’s toilets. But Pell told the commission this was not enough information for him to act.
Shine Lawyers’ national practice leader, Lisa Flynn, who represents the father of Pell’s alleged victim, now deceased, said Pell did not deserve his cardinal title.
“In my view, his position as Australia’s highest-ranking representative in the Catholic church should be reviewed based on his choice to protect paedophiles over innocent children, at the time the abuse occurred,” she said.
“Pell’s preference to protect paedophiles over the safety of children is deplorable. There are no excuses for someone who conceals this disgusting behaviour towards innocent, young children.”
Pell has always maintained his innocence in response to allegations against him, and was acquitted of his convictions by the full bench of seven judges of the high court in April. He has previously said he had been made a scapegoat for the Catholic church’s failures.
Pell told Sky News in April: “I’m the scapegoat that’s copped most of this.” He said his actions setting up the Melbourne Response – the scheme established by the Archdiocese of Melbourne in 1996 to respond to allegations of sexual abuse within the church – had not been adequately recognised and showed he took abuse allegations seriously.
Dr Cathy Kezelman is president of the Blue Knot Foundation, which provides specialist phone counselling to survivors of abuse. She said the royal commission’s findings were not the result of a “witch hunt” but were “the considered findings of a thorough highly professional Royal Commission examining the facts”.
“The commission found it implausible that Cardinal Pell was not aware of child sexual abuse activity,” she said. “It identified that not only was he aware that children were being abused, but that he failed to act – not once but on numerous occasions.
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I was consulting on multi billion dollar pipeline deals between Israel-Egypt-Greece-Cyprus and clearly was illegally spied on. Now that this was confirmed, the meetings with Downer, Mifsud, Turk, Halper are much more critical. ALL probed me on ties to Israel. This is damning
Let this breaking news by @kyledcheney settle in. The Obama administration was spying on me for my commercial energy work in Israel, Cyprus and Egypt and, in the process, exposed that they used foreign governments like Italy, U.K. Australia to do so. This is going to get good!
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Turnbull delivers roasting on climate, calls COVID-19 an 'opportunity'
London | Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has lambasted the government of his successor Scott Morrison for populism, denialism and out-of-date thinking on global warming, saying the COVID-19 pandemic should be a springboard to tackle climate change.
He also offered in-principle backing to carbon border taxes, calling them "inevitable". He said the European Union could impose such tariffs on high-intensity emitters like Australia, possibly using the Australia-EU free-trade deal talks to pressure Canberra.
Speaking late Thursday (AEST) to the British think tank Policy Exchange, which is chaired by former foreign minister Alexander Downer, Mr Turnbull said the COVID-19 crisis was "a metaphor at high speed for the climate change challenge".
"The challenge from climate change is just as existential, in fact arguably more so, as that from the virus," he said. "Now is the time for a concerted investment … that a renewable or zero-emissions energy sector requires."
"This would be a great opportunity to strike a blow against global warming and to provide the economic stimulus. … All that is needed is for the engineering and economics to replace ideology and idiocy."
'Blood-soaked political battlefields'
He avoided specifically mentioning Mr Morrison or US President Donald Trump by name, but said the two governments' climate denialism and political populism had "turned the physics of global warming into an issue of values, identity or belief".
Australia and the US were "blood-soaked political battlefields", where "the flakiness and unpredictability of government" had deprived investors of regulatory certainty that could foster the uptake of renewable energy.
"The big fallacy that we have got to get over is out-of-date thinking on the economics of energy generation," Mr Turnbull said, arguing that Australia should speed up its phase-out of coal-fired power generation.
He said government didn't need to offer big subsidies to the renewables sector, but should use regulation to guide and accelerate the inevitable energy transition, which would deliver cheaper power.
But "you've got to have some predictable rules. because you're talking about people making investments in infrastructure that they're looking at making 25-plus year returns on."
He was speaking alongside Mark Carney, former Bank of England governor turned climate finance adviser to the British government.
Green investment needs
Mr Carney said it was impossible to "self-isolate" from climate change, and called for governments to require companies to produce net-zero transition plans as a kind of quid-pro-quo for the financial support offered during the coronavirus crisis.
He also said that fiscal stimulus in the infrastructure sector should be oriented towards green investment.
After the GFC, Mr Carney said, only one dollar, pound and euro in every six had been spent on sustainable infrastructure, as governments grasped for projects that were ready to roll.
"I'm not sure we should be shovel-ready and backwards-looking," Mr Carney said.
Mr Turnbull pointed to Snowy Hydro 2.0, a government-owned project, as an example of governments stepping in. Governments could also "clearly play a role in common-user infrastructure like transmissions grids".
Asked about China's recent step-up in coal production, Mr Turnbull said it was "a very important and retrograde step".
"China is the world's biggest producer of coal … and it has been a driver of renewable energy," he said. "China has a massive vested interest in green energy so it is very troubling to see them - no doubt for employment reasons - reverting to coal-fired power."
Mr Turnbull said he not only supported carbon border taxes - at least in principle - but could also see an argument for domestic carbon taxes.
"Governments are going to be looking for revenue. There is a respectable argument that a carbon tax would be less of a deadweight or brake on economic activity than jacking up company tax or income taxes."
Australian Border Force warns against self-medication as shipments of Trump-touted virus 'cure' soar
West Australians are turning to the dark web to buy an anti-malaria drug touted by US President Donald Trump as a coronavirus treatment, despite recent studies showing there is no good evidence to suggest it is effective in fighting the disease.
Australian Border Force revealed the amount of hydroxychloroquine detected at the border had surged since January, with officers intercepting thousands of tablets shipped from overseas.
While the tablets may be legally produced in their country of origin, accessing hydroxychloroquine without a prescription is banned in Australia.
Hydroxychloroquine is commonly used to treat malaria and autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, but it can potentially cause serious side effects such as sudden heart attacks and irreversible eye damage, and can also lead to a coma.
Since the start of the year, dozens of batches of the drug have been intercepted at the Australian border, including in Perth, prompting a warning by the ABF to stop importing and self-prescribing the medication.
Hydroxychloroquine tablets can be bought online from overseas suppliers for around $25 plus air shipping costs without a valid prescription.
The shipments intercepted by ABF came into the country via air and sea cargo, and international mail from countries in South East Asia.
WAtoday understands some of the packages contained tablets for personal use while others were small commercial quantities of the medication destined to be sold on the black market.
ABF acting commander Susan Drennan said officers were on the lookout for consignments of the drugs, adding anyone attempting to import it into Australia "will be wasting their money".
"Whether it's individuals wanting to self-prescribe, or criminals aiming to sell the drug on the black market, our officers have the technology, skills and innovative processes to detect and disrupt their illegal importations of pharmaceuticals such as this," she said.
The drug has been pushed by Mr Trump as a potential coronavirus cure after some very small, early tests suggested it might prevent the virus from entering cells.
The endorsement promoted worldwide shortages of the drug, which is sold as fish-tank cleaner in a different compound form.
Australian dentists had to be banned from prescribing the drug by the Therapeutic Goods Administration in March after writing out bulk doses for themselves and their families, leading to shortages for patients who needed it.
"Recent reports of increased off-label prescribing of medicines containing hydroxychloroquine have raised concerns that this will create a potential shortage of this product in Australia," the TGA said.
The therapeutic goods watchdog then discouraged the use of the medication outside of its current indications and clinical trials, adding there was "limited evidence for its effect against COVID-19".
All batches of hydroxychloroquine intercepted by Australian Border Force had been referred to the TGA for assessment.
Tablets have been returned to patients who can prove they have a valid prescription.
Three children rescued in the Philippines after tip-off from Australian authorities
An ongoing investigation by Australian authorities into the sexual abuse of children in the Philippines, including suspected live distance abuse committed by an Australian citizen, has resulted in the rescue of three children and the arrest of one woman in the Philippines.
Following a referral from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to the Philippine Internet Crimes Against Children Centre (PICACC), the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) conducted operational activity on Monday (4 May 2020) in Caloocan, Luzon.
Three children have been rescued and one woman arrested for her alleged role as the facilitator of online child sexual abuse.
This outcome in the Philippines comes as Australian authorities continue to investigate suspected child abuse offences committed by an Australian citizen.
The Australian investigation was launched following the return of an Australian citizen from the Philippines in late 2019. Information provided by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) helped identify the man leading to an examination of his devices by the Australian Border Force (ABF). This resulted in him being charged with the importation of child abuse material, contrary to 233BAB(5) of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth).
The ABF referred the matter to the AFP regarding the man’s alleged conduct offshore for further investigation, with financial intelligence provided by AUSTRAC.
Acting AFP Commander Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation and Child Protection Operations Paula Hudson said the outcome demonstrates the need for authorities to work quickly and effectively to rescue children from abuse.
“We are extremely heartened that a referral of critical information from Australian authorities has helped Philippine authorities rescue children from harm,” Acting Commander Hudson said.
“International partnerships are critical to our combined efforts to protect children no matter where they live.
“This arrest in the Philippines demonstrates the close working relationships between the AFP, Philippine National Police and the National Bureau of Investigation as well as all our domestic and international partners who work to ensure the protection of children around the world.
“We are not distracted by the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue our tireless work targeting anyone who seeks to exploit children.”
ABF Commander Investigations, Graeme Grosse, said the arrest and rescues were a powerful reminder of why the ABF works closely with both domestic and international stakeholders.
“Law enforcement agencies around the world are just as dedicated as we are to strongly combatting this type of activity, which has no place in any society. It is only when we work together that the most effective outcomes can be achieved, and the ABF continues to work tirelessly to detect, investigate and refer these types of abhorrent cases,” Commander Grosse said.
AUSTRAC National Manager Bradley Brown said financial intelligence helped to narrow in on this individual and continues to play a key role in our work to combat child sexual exploitation.
“We are committed to working with our partner agencies and the private sector to target and disrupt this offending, and we will continue to generate financial intelligence on Australians who are involved in this abuse.”
Acting Commander Hudson said the outcome shows that efforts to combat child sex abuse in the Philippines are having an immeasurable impact on the lives of young people in the region.
“The establishment of the PICACC in Manila in early 2019 has seen strong collaboration between domestic and foreign law enforcement partners, non-Government, public and private sectors.
“We have come together through the shared belief that no child should have to experience these abhorrent crimes.”
Further details on the PICACC are available here:
You can make a report in relation to online child exploitation online by alerting the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation via the Report Abuse button at http://www.accce.gov.au/report
You can also make an anonymous report by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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This week we pause to remember the Battle of #CoralSea, when U.S. and Australian forces fought together in defense of peace & freedom. We honor the bravery & sacrifice of the 656 Americans and Australians who gave their lives to protect Australia during that battle #LestWeForget
We were privileged to interview @Australian_Navy veteran Gordon Johnson (dec.) on his experience at the Battle of #CoralSea. His story, told to us in 2014, remains captivating, and a reminder on this 78th anniv. just how high the stakes were for (Australia) and the (United States) back in May 1942…
In Australia, who specfically, can authorize a 5EYES spying operation on a person in another country, anyone?
We need to find this out…
>As per Q:
Israel MOSSAD controls US MSM, and US Politicians
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>As per President Trump:==
MSM is THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE==
MSM is OWNED BY JEWS
JEWS AND ISRAEL MOSSAD ARE ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE
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LUCIFERASE Enzyme Is What Makes Bill Gates Implantable Quantum Dot MicroNeedle Vaccine Delivery System Work
Bill Gates is building something that we call the Human Implantable Quantum Dot Microneedle Vaccination Delivery System, and it needs an Enzyme called Luciferase in order to make it work.
From MIT News website: Storing Medical Information Below The Skin's Surface
Quantum Dots: "Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation".
At its center we have the COVID-19 vaccination that he wants to give every human on earth, there will be quantum dot microneedles, a digital identification mark from ID2020, and a human implantable device for buying and selling cryptocurrency with a patent number of #060606.
The digital ID will come in the form of something called an Immunity Passport.
All of these things, and all being funded by one man, Bill Gates, represents in total at the very least a stunning forerunner to the Mark of the Beast world system.
That’s at the very least estimation, taken to its logical end, it very well could be the actual Mark of the Beast system.
Near infrared bioluminescence enzyme luciferase which is the chemical that will make the quantum dot vaccination readable through a special mobile device app.
Scientific Abstract: Luciferase gene-loaded CS-Q dots as self-illuminating probes for specific hepatoma imaging.
That’s right, the enzyme that will light up Bill Gates Human Implantable Quantum Dot Microneedle Vaccination Delivery System is called Luciferase, that’s what makes the vaccination readable long after the victim has been injected, and what allows a mere vaccination to function as a mark.
US Shows Bipartisan Support to Australian Ally in Response to Chinese Embassy Threats
In a show of bipartisan support, members of the United States Congress sent a letter on May 7 reaffirming its alliance with Australia and condemning the recent threats made by the Canberra-based Chinese Ambassador.
Members from both chambers and across the political divide wrote of the country’s “mateship” and reaffirmed the “strong support for the U.S.–Australia alliance.”
Addressed to Australian Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos, the letter said it is only “natural” that Australia seeks an objective and independent review into the origins of the virus, with the members of congress saying they “could not agree more.”
The United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee wrote on Twitter on May 7:
“The US stands w/ our Australian friends & allies in the face of #CCP threats. I’ve joined Senate & House members in supporting #Australia after PRC Amb. Cheng suggested economic retaliation after it called for an investigation into the origins of #COVID19.”
The letter was signed by 27 members from both the House of Representatives and Senate and included senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
They cited comments from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong.
In calling for an investigation Morrison said, “We’d like the world to be safer when it comes to viruses … I would hope that any other nation, be it China or anyone else, would share that objective.”
The letter said the response from Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye in an interview with the Australian Financial Review on April 26, was “deeply disturbing” and that they “unequivocally opposed this behavior.”
When Cheng was questioned on calling for an investigation, he responded by claiming: “It’s not in your interests. It won’t bring you respect and it’s detrimental to global efforts.”
When pressed on whether China would stop buying Australian iron ore, coal, or gas, he said there would be no boycott, but the Chinese public was “frustrated, dismayed, and disappointed” with Australia.
“Maybe the ordinary people will think why they should not drink Australian wine or eat Australian beef?”
The letter from the U.S. members of Congress said these comments insinuated Australia may face “economic retaliation.”
“This incident is part of a broader and concerning pattern from the Chinese government,” wrote the lawmakers. “As we continue to confront this deadly disease and its consequences, we will be faced with many tough decisions, including those that may arise from the Chinese government’s continued lack of cooperation and transparency.”
“One decision that is not difficult is to always stand with our Australian mates. No matter the external pressure or coercion, we will always have Australia’s back, just as Australia has always had ours.”
Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI) wrote on Twitter on May 7:
“Not for the first time, the CCP has issued thinly-disguised threats against our ally Australia. Earlier today, I wrote to Amb @A_Sinodinos alongside my colleagues @RepJoeCourtney, @SenatorRisch and @SenatorMenendez to make clear the US always supports our mates.”
Congress of the United States
May 7, 2020
The Honorable Arthur Sinodinos
Embassy of Australia
1145 17th St NW
Washington DC, 20036
As Australia, along with the rest of the world, deals with the terrible human and economic consequences of COVID-19, we write to reaffirm our strong support for the U.S.-Australia alliance. For more than a century, our nations have stood side by side during moments of great peril. The current crisis is no different. Although the challenges we face are new, what has not changed is our shared commitment to our values and to our friends.
Given the tremendous toll COVID-19 has taken on the world, it is only natural that Australia – like all nations concerned with upholding best practices for global public health – would want an objective, scientific, evidence-based, and rigorous investigation into the origins of the virus. As Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated in calling for an independent review, “We’d like the world to be safer when it comes to viruses…I would hope that any other nation, be it China or anyone else, would share that objective.” Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong further emphasized that Australia must “press what is right, what we believe is right, for us and for the international community, and making sure that humanity understands how this virus started is the right thing to do." We could not agree more.
Unfortunately, and not for the first time, Chinese government officials responded to these calls with deeply disturbing and thinly-disguised threats of retaliation. In an interview with the Australian Financial Review, Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye called such an inquiry “dangerous” and threatened economic retaliation along a number of fronts, including boycotts of Australian wine and beef. We unequivocally oppose this behavior and strongly support Foreign Minister Marise Payne’s rejection of “any suggestion that economic coercion is an appropriate response to a call for such an assessment.”
This incident is part of a broader and concerning pattern from the Chinese government. As we continue to confront this deadly disease and its consequences, we will be faced with many tough decisions, including those that may arise from the Chinese government’s continued lack of cooperation and transparency. One decision that is not difficult is to always stand with our Australian mates. No matter the external pressure or coercion, we will always have Australia’s back, just as Australia has always had ours.
Thank you for your hard work on behalf of the U.S.-Australia alliance. We look forward to continuing to work with you in support of our common interests and values.
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI)
Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT)
Senator Jim Risch (R-ID)
Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Senator Chris Coons (R-DE)
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Senator David Perdue (R-GA)
Senator Todd Young (R-IN)
Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)
Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)
Rep. Ed Case (D-HI)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ)
Rep. William Timmons (R-SC)
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA)
Rep. Ron Wright (R-KS)
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX)
Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-CA)
Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH)
Yo (999); Here's the D.O.R.
Open with Care:
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Svalbard, Norway McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
La Coruna, Spain Christchurch, New Zealand
Leon, Spain Wellington, New Zealand
Seville, Spain Auckland, New Zealand
Timbuktu, Mali Fiji
Bermuda Perth, Australia
Bogota, Colombia Jakarta, Indonesia
Lima, Peru Bangkok, Thailand
Asuncion, Paraguay Taipei, Taiwan
Santiago, Chile Xian, China
Buenos Aires, Argentina Shanghai, China
Cordoba, Argentina Wuhan, China
Bahia Blanca, Argentina Beijing, China
Repost from Q Research General #11646
Panic Australian MSM
‘Plandemic’: The concerning new coronavirus conspiracy movie going viral
A disgraced doctor is the face of a worrying new coronavirus conspiracy movie with thousands of believers fighting to keep it online.
There’s been plenty of conspiracy theories to come out of the coronavirus pandemic.
But the latest worrying one, a documentary called Plandemic, is having some serious staying power as thousands of believers battle with social media sites to keep the video online.
“The Hidden Agenda Behind COVID-19,” the documentary’s description reads. “Was COVID-19 a plan?”
YouTube and Facebook continue to delete copies of the 26-minute video, saying it breaks their “community guidelines”, but versions of it keep popping up.
Filmmaker Mikki Willis anticipated the video getting deleted, and encouraged his followers on Facebook to keep sharing it.
“Be brave. Share this video far and wide,” he wrote, adding a Vimeo link of the footage “should this video be removed from this platform”.
However, the video has also since been deleted by Vimeo.
The movie, which claims the coronavirus pandemic is part of an elaborate plan from big pharma and billionaires to enforce globally-mandated vaccinations, features Dr Judy Mikovitz as its main spokeswoman.
Dr Mikovitz, once a practising medical researcher, spent five days in jail for allegedly stealing material from a lab and had her research on chronic fatigue discredited in 2011.
She is also a well-known anti-vax spokeswoman, despite claiming she is not in the film.
Dr Mikovitz even blames Italy’s horrific experience with coronavirus on a flu vaccine they received in 2019.
“Italy has a very old population. They’re very sick with inflammatory disorders,” she says.
“They got, at the beginning of 2019, an untested, new form of influenza vaccine that had four different strains of influenza including the highly pathogenic H1N1.”
Dr Mikovitz also takes aim at Bill Gates in the film, whose charitable foundation is one of the biggest funders of the World Health Organisation.
“This is the crime behind letting somebody like Bill Gates with billions of dollars, nobody elected him, he has no medical background, he has no expertise, but we let people like that have a voice in this country while we destroy the lives of millions of people,” she says.
Health authorities and global experts on zoonotic diseases – ones spread from animals to humans – have repeatedly shut down suggestions coronavirus came from a laboratory with its most likely source being a bat.
However, when Dr Mikovitz was asked if she believes the virus was “created” in a laboratory, she claims to know exactly where the virus came from.
“I wouldn’t use the word created but you can’t say naturally occurring if it was by way of the laboratory,” she says.
“So it’s very clear this virus was manipulated … and studied in a lab where the animals were taken into the lab and this was what was released. Whether deliberate or not.
“I’m sure it occurred between the North Carolina laboratories in Fort Detrick and the Wuhan laboratory.”
Dr Mikovitz is referring to the research relationship between scientists in the US and the Wuhan Institute of Virology, however, the collaboration between them has long been a well-known fact.
Despite the film doing the rounds, its sceptics are also fighting back.
Thousands of people online are pushing to get the video off the internet and the theories in the film continue to be debunked.
“What’s gone wrong with our education, what’s gone wrong with our common sense?” Dr Zubin Damania asks.
“This video is filled with the worst kind of conspiracy nonsense … this is crazy. Don’t waste your time watching it, don’t waste your time sharing it, I can’t believe I’m wasting my time talking about it.”
My little china girl
You shouldn't mess with me
I'll ruin everything you are
>David Bowie - China Girl (Official Video)
butt the musk-rat' shite in orbit?
From the Melbourne Rally today
Ten arrested and police officer injured at protest against Victoria’s Covid-19 lockdown laws
Majority of arrests for failing to comply with public health orders as protesters rallied against self-isolating, tracking apps and 5G
Ten people have been arrested and one police officer has been hospitalised after demonstrators who gathered in Melbourne’s CBD to protest against “self-isolating, social distancing, tracking apps [and] 5G being installed” clashed with police enforcing Victoria’s lockdown laws.
Victoria police said on Sunday that 10 people, including two organisers, were arrested after more than 100 people turned out on the steps of Victoria’s parliament on Sunday in contravention of emergency powers restricting gatherings introduced to slow the spread of Covid-19.
Footage from the Melbourne protest showed numerous confrontations between demonstrators and police. While the majority of the arrests were for failing to comply with public health orders, three people will be charged with assaulting a police officer and another for “discharging a missile” after allegedly throwing a bottle at an officer.
One officer was taken to hospital after suffering a rib injury, Victoria Police said.
In a statement, a spokeswoman for Victoria police said officers would review social media footage of the protest and fine people who attended.
“When attending the protest today, the priority for police was to quickly arrest those individuals who were acting unlawfully and inciting others to breach the chief health officer’s directions,” a police spokeswoman said.
“Once police made arrests, the crowd started to disperse. Police are continuing to investigate the events of today in order to identify other people who were in attendance. Once individuals are identified, we will be issuing them with fines and will consider any other enforcement options.”
The protest, which was promoted on various Facebook groups linked to fringe conspiracy groups including QAnon and various anti-vaxxers, followed a smaller demonstration in Sydney on Saturday in which a 36-year-old woman was arrested and fined while wearing a sign that read “if you don’t know your rights, you don’t have any. *Magna Carta,” after refusing to provide her details to police.
Demonstrators in Melbourne held signs about 5G, China and the Murray-Darling River while chanting “arrest Bill Gates”. Various speakers claimed Covid-19 was a conspiracy orchestrated by “globalists”, while one of the main organisers of the rally, Fanos Panayides, told the crowd he promised his father he would never be microchipped.
Panayides, previously a contestant on the Nine Network program Family Food Fight, was later arrested by police as he tried to find a verse from the Bible on his mobile phone.
He later posted a video of himself on the train after the demonstration, saying “innocent people were being arrested”.
“I don’t have a problem with what the cops do – I never did – I just have a problem with who they do it for,” he said.
“I sat in the back of a [police] van for the first time in my life. It was quite a surreal feeling. Because I didn’t fight back the police were quite respectful in terms of not causing me any harm. I didn’t give them any reasons to detain me other than being guilty of a summary offence.
“Yeah, it was pretty interesting when I was trying to say that part out of Revelations about the microchip is when they came and grabbed me.”
When questioned about the protests at a press conference on Sunday afternoon, the chief medical officer, Brendan Murphy, said there is a lot of “very silly misinformation” out there, such as the 5G network spreading the virus.
“There is absolutely no evidence about 5G doing anything in the coronavirus space. I have unfortunately received a lot of communication from these conspiracy theorists myself,” Murphy said during his daily update on the Covid-19 pandemic.
He also said while people had the right to protest, they should not be breaching social distancing rules and those who do “should be held to account”.
Beyond its links to various conspiracy theories, the protest marks the first pushback against the lockdown laws introduced in Australia following the outbreak of Covid-19. Similar protests have taken place across the US, and the “arrest Bill Gates” chant was started by far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones at a protest in Austin, Texas.
It comes a day before the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, is expected to announce a loosening of restrictions on smaller gatherings in line with other states.
Repost from Q Research General #11654
public art works - sculpture
Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
Australia has a small satanic pedophile problem. And by small, I mean as big as the small island-continent of Australia itself. The symbolism is EVERYWHERE in Australia.
Pyramid (Bronze Sculpture)
Dimensions 190 x 170 x 160 cm (H*L*W) 750 kgs approx.
Gillie and Marc created Pyramid as a symbol of a perfect balance of community and friendship. However, after donating it as part of the Forbes Sculpture Trail, not everyone from the town was feeling the community spirit. In the lead-up to the 2014 NRL Grand Final, rival fans dressed the artwork in Bulldogs and Rabbitohs team colours. “I love (the sculpture), but I know my community is divided over it,” said Forbes Mayor Phyllis Miller said. “I find it quite bizarre that anyone can find anything sexual in it. I know there’s genitalia but it’s about diversity. And I even see humour in it.” Forbes Arts Society president Keith Mullette said nudity had brought out Forbes’ ‘conservative heritage’. He also said he loved the statue and it had already drawn tourism dollars to the town. “It’s been the most photographed thing in town for the past 12 months.”
Gillie and Marc
Gillie and Marc Schattner are an Australian collaborative artist couple. Gillie and Marc are known for their animal, human-animal hybrid and abstract sculptures, which have been exhibited as public works of art around the world. They also produced many paintings, street art and people statues.
Gillie and Marc met in 1990 on a film shoot in Hong Kong, where Gillie was a model and Marc was the creative director. She is Catholic and he is Jewish. They married seven days after they met, in a Hindu ceremony. They have lived in Singapore, and New York, and now live in Sydney.
Marc studied graphic design at Swinburne, Melbourne, while Gillie received no formal art training. Prior to collaborating, Gillie worked as a model, and Marc was an artist from Melbourne working in an advertising agency. The Schattners first exhibited as a pair in Singapore in 1990. Upon returning to Australia in 1999, they had a joint exhibition called Life Can’t Wait, painting portraits of twenty Australians who face death and were on the organ waiting list. The project was sponsored by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and was used to create awareness and encourage the public to sign up to be organ donors. In 2006 they were Archibald Prize finalists for a portrait of former Olympic swimmer John Konrads representing his battle with bi-polar disorder. They made their first hybrid human-animal heads in 2005; they created the characters Dogman and Rabbitgirl, (who later became Rabbitwoman) in 2011. Their work has been stolen, and the nude figures have generated controversy.
Gillie and Marc have been called “the most successful and prolific creators of public art in New York’s History” by the New York Times. Creating some of the world’s most innovative public sculptures, Gillie and Marc are re-defining what public art should be, spreading messages of love, equality, and conservation around the world. Their highly coveted sculptures and paintings can be seen in art galleries and public sites in over 250 cities. They’re Archibald Prize Finalists and have won the Chianciano Biennale in Italy, together with winning 2 years in a row People’s Choice Award in Sydney’s Sculpture by the Sea, among other notable awards and accolades.
The artists are best known for their beloved characters, Rabbitwoman and Dogman, who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together to become best friends and soul mates. As unlikely animal kingdom companions, the Rabbit and the Dog stand for diversity and acceptance through love. Gillie and Marc believe art is a powerful platform for change. Their art is multi-disciplinary, paying homage to the importance of togetherness, as well as the magnificence of the natural world, and the necessity of preserving it – for we are it, and it is us.
Ruling Elite Running Around Like Headless Chickens While Coronavirus Scam Falls Apart
Ben Fulford 5/11/20
By now, even the most brainwashed of the sheeple realize something is very wrong with their government (govern=control, ment=mind).
It is also clear that the attempt to use a fake pandemic to impose martial law is backfiring as it has provided a perfect cover for military and agency White Hats to hunt down the Satanists who hijacked Western governments.
“See lists of coronavirus-infected politicians and celebrities in the United States, England, France, and more! Over 70% of them are Jews !!” an FSB source noted.
He is almost right, but they are not Jews, they are Satanists. Also, they are not being infected by the provably fake virus. Instead, they are being arrested and/or executed.If you do still think this pandemic is real, go visit a hospital and see for yourself that it is not.
Or take note of the fact the president of Tanzania sent samples from fruit, goats, and other random things and they all tested positive for this so-called coronavirus.
People who still have a hard time wrapping their heads around the fact that Satan worshippers took control of the West, need to look at a few recent news items that prove it is true.
For example, the people of Israel, for some unfathomable reason, have yet again made Satanist Benyamin Netanyahu their Prime Minister.
One of the first things he did was call for children to be micro-chipped with “mark of the beast” identifiers.
Last week Netanyahu said:“I spoke with our heads of technology in order to find measures Israel is good at, such as sensors. For instance, every person, every kid – I want it on kids first – would have a sensor that would sound an alarm when you get too close, like the ones on cars.”
Then you have the U.S. Congress passing a bill with the Satanic number 6666 calling for government goons to forcibly enter peoples’ houses, test people for the fake coronavirus, and take their kids away if they test “positive.” You can’t make this stuff up.
We are also getting mind-blowing intelligence sent to us about the Satanic ruling Western bloodlines who have been staging world wars and other horrific events as part of their plan for total world conquest.
For example, we have now confirmed that Adolph Hitler was the grandson of Queen Victoria of England. We confirmed the story we were sent about this (details at the links below) with a European royal and MI6 British intelligence.
The story is as follows: In 1868, after the death of her husband Albert, Queen Victoria went to the “British Crown Colony of Switzerland” with a Mr. “John Brown,” who was from the Stuart bloodline (same as Princess Diana).
There she gave birth on August 24th to Klara Hanover.
Klara was educated by the Jesuits and was fluent in English, French, and German.
When she grew up, Klara Hanover was impregnated by gung-ho British imperialist Houston Steward (Stuart) Chamberlain.
In 1889, Chamberlain arranged a marriage between Klara and a man named Alois Hitler. He became the surrogate father of baby Adolf. Chamberlain was also the ghostwriter for Adolf’s Mein Kampf.
Now get this, one of her descendants was Pamela Digby Churchill—the mother of Hillary Digby Churchill Clinton!
Here is what a senior MI6 source had to say about this:
“Yes. The House of Hannover like all European Imperial and Royal House are what is commonly referred to as the Venetian Nobility. There are abundant forensic materials available on all of this. The Moscow State University ‘Chronologia’ is probably the most authoritative.
”Remember the rulers of civilization are those who control the narrative and therefore the timeline.
Bear in mind also Khazarian Mafia infiltrated and corrupted all of Europe and Russia hence the prevalence of Satanism etc.
The Rothschild dynasty [Saxe Gotha Hanover], like many, are deeply Satanic and espouse a bastardized version of Luciferianism which is a theosophical expression, etc.
Really what it means is all warfare is blood sacrifice etc.
The Reason Trump and Barr Are So "Supportive" of Jews and Israel
1. May 2018 President Trump moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
>2. Jan 2020 The new Peace Plan gives Israel what Israel wants, 0 to Palestinians.
3. Feb 2020 AG Barr made "slapping a Jew in the face" a hate crime "that will be prosecuted".
When the 166,402+ Sealed Indictments are Unsealed, many many Tens of Thousands of people will be Arrested, Prosecuted and Convicted.
The 70% of Washington Swamp critters, and Biggest Corporate Criminals whose activities qualify as Treason or Sedition will be in GITMO = Military Tribunals.
Thousands of their minions will be in regular Prison, or perhaps in those FEMA Camps that Hussein so thoughtfully built to Gulag Patriots.
Something obvious will become apparent:
A LOT of these Criminals Are JEWISH !!!
* Think about the Thousands of CEOs who have resigned.
No CEO would just give up their $$$Multi-Million Dollar powerful jobs for no reason. They're dirty and they're gonna be prosecuted.
Most CEOs are Jewish - saw research on ZeroHedge couple years ago, in which someone made a list of aprox. 200 CEOs and 86% of them were Jews. among the CEOs who were not Jewish, many were married to Jews.
* An Anon made a list of the 16 Peach Mint Coup Plotters against President Trump all Jews–.
* All 4 Attorneys prosecuting General Flynn suddenly resigning from the case all Jews–.
* Of course, the entire Seditious MSM Media whores all Jews–.
When the Glorious Habbening HABBENS, it's gonna be obvious that A LOT of American Jews will be Prosecuted for Crimes against America. (I think Broward County alone might fill a whole FEMA Camp).
Which will cause a swift and LOUD [Shill Whine] kvetching of "Anti-Semitism"!!! It's anudda Pogrom!! "Jews are Victims!"
But they can't make that stick against Trump nor against Barr…because…
LQQK how much they "love" Israel, and protect the Jews against "anti-semitism" that even to slap a Jew in Brooklyn is prosecutable.
btw- there's no law in New York City that specifies that it's illegal or a hate crime to push someone in front of a Subway train to kill them. but touch a Jew, well…
President Trump and AG Barr have created impeccable Optics for when The Whole Diseased Corrupt TEMPLE is Brought Down Upon Their Heads.
Celebrity Chef Pete Evans Is Sharing QAnon Conspiracy Theory Posts On Instagram After Losing His Job
The last month hasn't been great for many. Pete Evans is likely to count himself among them.
The Australian celebrity chef and television presenter has previously courted controversy for making unfounded health claims about his recipes and platforming anti-vaxxers. But even for him, Evans has been subject to an abnormally large number of public scandals in recent weeks.
His company was fined $25,000 after Evans claimed the "BioCharger" wellness gizmo that he was selling on his website for $14,990 could address the coronavirus. Experts slammed his new cookbook of ketogenic recipes for being unsustainable and unbalanced. And then finally, multiple news outlets reported he had lost his lucrative job hosting reality cooking show My Kitchen Rules — the gig that made him a household name in Australia.
What has received less attention, though, is his social media activity. Evans frequently shares what he's been doing on his Facebook page (1.49 million likes) and Instagram account (231,000 followers).
In the past month, his content has taken a darker turn.
This week, after news broke of his departure from My Kitchen Rules, Evans shared content relating to the QAnon conspiracy theory, a baseless belief that US president Donald Trump is in charge of an investigation into a secret group of satanic, cannibalistic pedophiles among political elites.
Evans shared graphics on his Instagram on May 11 and 12 that use language and symbols common among the believers of this extreme theory.
His May 11 post is an overwhelming chart including dozens of obscure references to parts of the theory that are fringe even among QAnon believers, including "genetic farmer races", "Nazi breakaway groups" and "inner earth civilizations".
His May 12 post claimed the media will cover up the impending arrests of celebrities for "major crimes against humanity" by using codewords about their coronavirus testing results.
Other posts have included a clip from the misinformation-filled documentary Plandemic, a chart implying that conspiracy theorist bogeyman Bill Gates influenced the Imperial College of London's COVID-19 modelling, and a Trump post.
Pete Evans did not respond to questions from BuzzFeed News about his posts.
While Evans has long peddled misinformation about fluoride and other wellness fads, he has recently begun using his enormous platform to share more extreme content that promotes a wide array of conspiracy theories. In early April, he posted a raft of content popular with 5G truthers, antivaxxers and chemtrail believers.
Some of these posts were framed as queries rather than endorsements. On an interview about Bill Gates, Evans wrote "interesting interview just launched. Thoughts?"
The shift in tone appears to be hurting his Facebook following — but only slightly. According to social media analytics site Crowdtangle, Evan's Facebook following peaked in early 2016 and has consistently and gradually fallen since then. But April was his worst month ever in raw follower numbers as he lost more than 3,700 fans.
On Instagram, though, Evans is trending up. Since Crowdtangle began tracking his account in early 2016, his follower count has grown. His follower count grew by more than 900 in April — but that was the smallest monthly growth for Evans this year (he had 2,700 new followers in January, 1,600 in February, and 1,600 in March).
While some fans have questioned why so many conspiracy theories are suddenly turning up in their feeds, others have fully embraced the shift. One follower commented on Evan's May 5 post about an interview with longtime conspiracy theorist David Icke: "Thank you so much for sharing…"
Chef Pete Evans Instagram Post
Could this be true? And if so let’s start at the imperial college of London and see what has flowed from their information. ❤️✌️🌈. Comment if you like…and connect the dots. Interesting to search who also has shares in the bottom row 💰 If you thought multinational food ties to health authorities was interesting, this could be a whole other level.
George Papadopoulos Tweets
Where is the Alexander Downer and Joseph Mifsud 302s?
Has anyone checked on Stefan Halper, Joseph Mifsud or Alexander Downer lately to make sure they aren’t feeling depressed?
Australia, the U.K., Italy and Ukraine are implicated in Obamagate. As of now, only Italy has been helpful and is cooperating with the release of info on Mifsud. Australia was lying to the President during their call last year with the hope he would have been swept up by Mueller
Clergy abuse survivor draws support for petition to defrock Pell
A petition started by a clergy abuse survivor has received more than 30,000 signatures supporting his call for Cardinal George Pell to be defrocked.
Paul Levey, who was abused by convicted paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale, began the Change.org petition on Friday and said he was surprised by the response.
"The first night I went to bed and it was at 600 and I thought that was fantastic. Now, I think it's around 32,000 signatures," Mr Levey said.
Mr Levey was 13 when he was sent to live with Ridsdale in the presbytery in Mortlake, in south-west Victoria, where he was abused daily for six months.
He said the release of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse's previously redacted findings into Cardinal Pell inspired him to start the petition.
The Royal Commission found that Cardinal Pell was told at a meeting in 1982 that Ridsdale was being moved from Mortlake because of his alleged sexual abuse of children, although it made no finding that Cardinal Pell was aware of specific cases of abuses.
Mr Levey said he plans to send the petition to Pope Francis, Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli, and Ballarat Bishop Paul Bird.
"Hopefully it'll show them there's a lot of people out there that aren't happy with the way things are done with the Catholic Church," he said.
"Whether Pope Francis takes any notice of it, or just dismisses it, it shows the community of survivors that there's 32,000 people behind us now.
"We're not out there on our own."
In a statement, Cardinal Pell said he was "surprised by some of the views of the Royal Commission about his actions" as they "are not supported by evidence".
"He is especially surprised by the statements in the report about the earlier transfers of Gerald Ridsdale discussed by the Ballarat Diocesan Consultors in 1977 and 82," the statement said.
"The Consultors who gave evidence on the meetings in 1977 and 1982 either said they did not learn of Ridsdale's offending against children until much later or they had no recollection of what was discussed.
"None said they were made aware of Ridsdale's offending at these meetings."
Defrock Cardinal George Pell.
Paul Levey started this petition to Pope Francis, Arch Bishop Peter Comesoli and Bishop Paul Bird
Cardinal George Pell needs to be removed from the priesthood after the full details of the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Abuse findings were finally released, acknowledging he knew of child abuse in the Ballarat diocese. Pell allowed Gerald Ridsdale and others to continue to abuse children in their care for decades by simply moving them around to continue abusing
I was a victim of Ridsdale over a period of years, living in the presbytery in Mortlake where he abused nearly every Catholic boy in the town, as well as number of young girls.
George Pell accompanied Ridsdale to court in the ’90s as a character reference. He claimed he did not know why he was going to court that day.
I ask Pell be dismissed from the clerical state and defrocked, or in the very least resign immediately.
Pell attended consulters meetings in Ballarat Diocese were Ridsdale’s and other child abuse offending was discussed in Rome Pell quoted “ it was not of interest to me “
Please, help me get Pell removed from the protection of the Catholic Church in Australia and Rome.
The Church needs to face survivors and offer fair compensation, not the dismal offers you have made in the past
The Pope needs to set an example, showing child abuse and the cover-up of child abuse is not acceptable and will be dealt with by the law of the land, not your cannon law!
Please, sign and share my petition and stand with survivors of child sexual abuse.
Survivor of Gerald Ridsdale
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Three men charged, four children removed from harm after AFP investigation into child exploitation network
Two Sydney men and a Queensland man have been charged in the past week and four children have been saved from further harm, following a national police investigation into individuals allegedly producing and sharing child abuse material.
The investigation into an online network began in February 2020 after a tip-off from the United States’ National Center for Missing and Exploited Children resulted in the Australian Federal Police Child Protection Operations (CPO) team in NSW arresting another Sydney man, aged 29, for possessing and sharing child abuse material.
A subsequent forensic examination of that man’s electronic devices revealed he was allegedly communicating with a 28-year-old man from the Queensland town of Hervey Bay via an instant messaging application.
The NSW AFP officers alerted counterparts in the Queensland Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (QLD JACET), who began an investigation into the Hervey Bay man’s alleged online activities.
On Wednesday, 6 May (2020), the QLD JACET, along with members of the AFP Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE), executed a search warrant at the man’s residence and seized several electronic items, including a tablet and a laptop computer.
During this warrant, a forensic and ACCCE covert interrogation of seized electronic items identified another individual who was suspected of sending self-produced child abuse material to the Hervey Bay man.
The 28-year-old will appear before Brisbane Magistrates Court on 3 July on charges of transmitting and possessing child abuse material.
The NSW AFP CPO team began urgent enquiries to identify that person and on Friday 8 May, with the assistance of NSW Police Force Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad officers, executed a search warrant at a Sydney residence and removed a child from harm.
Police will allege a 29-year-old man had been sexually abusing a boy known to him at that location and creating and producing child exploitation material.
It will be alleged he had been transmitting and sharing videos and photographs of the alleged abuse of the boy, as well as other child abuse material.
Police will also allege that the 29-year-old has sexually abused three other young boys he had contact with and inquiries by the AFP and NSW Police Force Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad are ongoing.
The man is also accused of engaging in sexual acts with two dogs, which have also been removed from harm.
Several electronic items – which allegedly contain child abuse images and videos – and other evidence were seized from the man’s home during the warrant.
The 29-year-old has been charged with 10 offences:
* Having sexual intercourse with a child under 10, contrary to section 66A(1) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW);
* Three counts of intentionally sexually touch a child under 10, contrary to section 66DA(a) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW),
* Bestiality, contrary to section 79 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW),
* Two counts of using a carriage service to transmit child abuse material, contrary to section 474.22 of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth);
* Two counts of possessing or controlling child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service, contrary to 474.22A of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth),
* Possessing, controlling, producing, supplying or obtaining child abuse material for use through a carriage service, contrary to section 474.23 of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth).
The potential maximum penalties for the offences range from 14 years imprisonment to a life sentence.
The man has been remanded in custody to reappear in Central Local Court on 9 June.
Further inquiries on Friday (8 May), led police to search the Sydney home of a 48-year-old man, who is allegedly known to the 29-year-old.
A preliminary search of his computer uncovered images and videos allegedly depicting child abuse material.
The 48-year-old was charged with possessing, controlling, producing or supplying child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service, contrary to section 474.23 of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth) and faced a Parramatta court on Saturday, 9 May.
He was remanded in custody until his next appearance in Penrith Local Court on Tuesday 12 May.
AFP Acting Commander for ACCCE and Child Protection Operations Paula Hudson said the efforts of all the ACCCE, AFP and State police in NSW and QLD involved in the investigation had saved four young boys from further harm.
“It is heartbreaking to think of any child being sexually abused or exploited to satisfy an adult’s criminal impulses, but it strengthens our resolve to hunt down perpetrators and bring them to justice,” she said.
“Sexual abuse has a devastating and lifelong impact on the child victims and their families and that abuse is amplified each time images or videos detailing the crimes are shared.”
Acting Commander Hudson said the AFP and ACCCE work tirelessly to protect children wherever they live.
“We use a range of investigative techniques to detect anyone who preys on children – in person or online,” she said.
“We want to warn offenders they cannot stay anonymous online and the COVID-19 crisis has not shifted our focus from tracking down anyone involved in this vile behaviour.
“Use of encrypted applications and systems to share this distressing material will not protect you. We have the tools and capabilities to crack open your networks and arrest you.”
The ACCCE, which is headquartered in Brisbane, is committed to stopping child exploitation and abuse and is at the centre of a collaborative national approach to combatting organised child abuse.
The Centre brings together specialist expertise and skills in a central hub, supporting investigations into child sexual abuse and developing prevention strategies focused on creating a safer online environment.
Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child abuse and exploitation are urged to call Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.
You can also make a report online by alerting the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation via the Report Abuse button at www.accce.gov.au/report
EDITOR’S NOTE: Media are reminded of their obligations to protect the identity of child victims and victims of sexual assault under s15A of the Children (Criminal Proceedings) Act 1987 (NSW) and s105 of the Children and Young Person (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (NSW).
Note to media:
USE OF TERM 'CHILD ABUSE' MATERIAL, NOT 'CHILD PORNOGRAPHY'
Use of the phrase "child pornography" benefits child sex abusers because it:
* indicates legitimacy and compliance on the part of the victim and therefore legality on the part of the abuser; and
* conjures images of children posing in 'provocative' positions, rather than suffering horrific abuse.
* Every photograph captures an actual situation where a child has been abused. This is not "pornography".
Sydney man jailed for online exploitation and extortion of children
A 24-year-old Sydney man has been jailed for nine years and six months after he posed as a teen to exploit and extort explicit images from children online.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) began investigations in February 2019 after receiving information from a member of the public that a person was engaging in sexualised conversations with an Australian teenager through a social media platform.
Subsequent enquiries by the AFP Eastern Command Child Protection Operations identified a then 23-year-old Manly Vale man as being responsible for these conversations.
The man lied about his age and identity to elicit sexually explicit photos from the teenager, and then later threatened to share the images with the teenager’s friends and family if they did not send the man further explicit material.
The teenager reported the information to their parents, who alerted police.
The AFP arrested the Manly Vale man on 20 February 2019 at Sydney International Airport after returning from overseas.
A search warrant was also executed at his Manly Vale residence and he was initially charged with five offences.
After further investigations and forensic examination of devices seized during the February search warrant, investigators identified further child exploitation offences committed by the man.
As a result of these enquiries, officers from the AFP Victim Identification Team identified a further 48 child victims and, in September 2019, charged the man with additional offences.
The man faced a total of 54 charges, including:
* 29 counts of using a carriage service to solicit child pornography material contrary to s474.19(1) Criminal Code (Cth)
* Five counts of using a carriage service to transmit child pornography material contrary to s474.19(1) Criminal Code (Cth)
* 18 counts of using a carriage service to engage in sexual activity with a person under 16 years old contrary to s474.25A(1) Criminal Code (Cth)
* One count of producing child abuse material contrary to s91H(2) Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)
* One count of possessing child abuse material contrary to s91H(2) Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)
Today the man was sentenced to nine years and six months in prison, with a non-parole period of six years and four months.
AFP Detective Sergeant Jarryd Dunbar, NSW JACET, said the investigation is a reminder of the importance of making sure children feel comfortable speaking to their parents and police about suspicious online activity.
“We are very thankful that in this case the victim was courageous enough to speak up and let their parents know what had happened, and that the parents encouraged open communication with their child about their online activity,” Detective Sergeant Dunbar said.
“By speaking up, this brave act helped us to identify many other victims and potentially saved further Australian children from harm online.”
The father of the child who approached police said he was glad his child had come forward.
“He, and we, won’t know the full impact this will have on him for many years, if we ever do - it will be there for the rest of his life - what we do know is that by being brave enough to tell and show me [his father] it was immediately stopped. The impact was for him was minimised, the person was caught and he has saved all the future victims from harm," said the man.
His full statement can be read here:
The matter was prosecuted by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP).
The CDPP’s Deputy Director responsible for Human Exploitation and Border Protection, Mark de Crespigny, said the successful prosecution outcome was the result of strong working relationships between partner agencies and those agencies’ commitment to seeing perpetrators of these types of crimes brought to justice.
“This offender’s behaviour involved the prolonged, predatory and deliberate exploitation of vulnerable children, children who had a right to feel safe and secure while using the internet to study, and connect with friends and family, and the sentence delivered today reflects the seriousness of this type of crime,” he said.
“The work the AFP and our other partner agencies do in investigating the sexual exploitation of children is to be commended. The CDPP remains committed to prosecuting those who engage in this type of offending to the full extent possible.”
ThinkUKnow is an online child safety program aiming to raise awareness and prevent online child sexual exploitation. Information and resources for parents and carers can be found at www.thinkuknow.org.au
Statement from father of victim of online child exploitation
Media note: The father of the child who approached the AFP provided the below statement on the condition of anonymity.
“My son was the victim of an online paedophile. It took him weeks of extortion and exploitation before he could speak up. I am glad my son had the courage to speak up and show me what was happening. We were able to take screen shots and send them to the police and the paedophile was caught.
My son says that he wishes he didn’t have to be the one that spoke up - he wishes someone before him spoke up and it never would have happened to him, they would have saved themselves and they would have saved all the other victims that came after them.
I have told my son that by speaking up and showing me what was happening he has not only saved himself but he saved all the other kids that would have been victims in the future - he is a hero for speaking up.
My son knows it isn’t enough to just delete or block and run when you encounter an online paedophile, you have to tell your parents when it happens - they can keep you safe plus get the police to track the person down so he doesn’t do it other people. My son was scared to speak up but he knows that it makes you safer if you speak up and hiding it makes you less safe.
I am proud of my son for speaking up and showing me what was happening to him - it would have taken him great courage to show me as his father what he was doing after being forced to by this paedophile - by telling me and showing me what was happening to him we were able to collect evidence to have the paedophile caught and he has saved a lot of other kids from falling victim.
He, and we, won’t know the full impact this will have on him for many years, if we ever do - it will be there for the rest of his life - what we do know is that by being brave enough to tell and show me [his father] it was immediately stopped. The impact was for him was minimised, the person was caught and he has saved all the future victims from harm."
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Pleased to speak with @MarisePayne, @ernestofaraujo, @DrSJaishankar, @Israel_katz, @moteging, and @MOFAkr_eng to discuss cooperation in combatting the #COVID19 pandemic. The rule of law, transparency, and accountability will be key to our shared success.
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Transparency & learning the lessons of this pandemic are critical to prevent future global health crises.
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Videoconference with Partners on COVID-19
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MAY 11, 2020
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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Japan, and the Republic of Korea today via videoconference. Secretary Pompeo and his counterparts discussed the importance of international cooperation, transparency, and accountability in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and in addressing its causes. They also discussed collaboration toward preventing future global health crises, reaffirming the importance of the rules-based international order.
Tell me which fucking channel in Australia is capable of this caliber of reporting?
If any of you jurnos are reading this… know that you are a shit cunt and will never be of any fucking importance to the Australian public. MSM has fucked you good and you dumb cunts carry on as if they used lube (cause your not fucking wet while reporting are you?) Keep letting your boss tell you what you can can't say you fucking faggots.
Online predators targeting kids spikes during COVID-19 pandemic
A new police centre setup to catch online predators has been flooded with increased reports of child abuse material since COVID-19 restrictions began.
The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) granted A Current Affair access inside the state-of-the-art new facility.
Assistant Commissioner Lesa Gale says the latest statistics show reports of child abuse material sent to the Australian Federal Police have more than doubled.
"What we're seeing is an extra thousand reports a month being received which is really quite concerning for law enforcement," she told A Current Affair.
She says sex offenders who used to trawl the real world for victims are now searching online, even exchanging notes in chat rooms named "COVID" on the dark web. "Offenders are talking to each other and giving advice on how others can commit offences against kids while socially isolating," Assistant Commissioner Gale said.
Federal agent Leisa James is one of the frontline officers investigating the reports which come in the form of videos, images or conversations.
They compare their work to triage at a hospital emergency department - the most critical reports receive top priority.
"Any indication that the child is at imminent risk would put that to the top of our list," Ms James told A Current Affair.
Once they track down a physical address, it's usually handed over to state police authorities to make the arrest. ACCCE played a crucial role in the recent Operation Walwa based on tipoffs provided by the Homeland Security Investigations in the USA.
Federal agent Drew Viney says the centre "evaluated each target" as they came in and identified suspects before passing on to state and territories to make arrests.
The two year operation has so far made 16 arrests across the country with a total of 728 charges and four Australian children removed from harm.
"That is the most important figure for us. Everything we do is about removing children from harm," Mr Viney told A Current Affair.
Last week, information from Australian authorities led to an arrest of a woman in the Philippines - rescuing another three children from harm.
None of the arrests are possible without the painstaking work of viewing the distressing videos and images shared by predators online.
Warren Bulmer is a victim identification specialist on secondment to the ACCCE from Toronto Police. His expertise is in tracing the digital fingerprints attached to files and using enhancement technology to find visual clues.
"My job is what does the scene tell me? The person themselves is a clue, the bedspread is a clue, the wall is a clue, the electric plugs, anything in the background are all individually clues," Mr Bulmer said.
The new centre was designed with its staff's mental health firmly in mind, as they spend their days viewing things no one should ever have to see. Federal agent Leisa James says they "rarely listen to sound" and try to view the files in a very clinical way.
"We try to finish work where we are viewing images prior to lunch time so that you've got time to do other work which will then take your mind off what you've been seeing in the morning," she said.
The new $70 million facility located in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley has been a key priority for Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton who is a former police officer himself.
"The AFP officers here are really the best in the world," Mr Dutton told A Current Affair.
"They are saving lives here, they're stopping children from being sexually abused," he added.
"It's tough work. Not every police officer wants to do it, but these guys turn up every day and they are tracking down paedophiles."
New powers for ASIO to question 14-year-olds and go after foreign spies
Australia's domestic intelligence agency will have the power to forcibly question foreign spies and 14-year-olds under new laws introduced to Parliament.
The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation will also be able to place tracking devices on cars or in people's bags with only internal approval, rather than a warrant, as part of a major overhaul of the agency's powers.
As first revealed by The Sunday Age and Sun-Herald in March this year, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and his department have been working on a plan to remove ASIO's controversial power to detain people for up to a week and beef up its compulsory question powers to catch agents of foreign influence.
Laws which came into effect in 2003 gave ASIO powers to obtain warrants to question a person under compulsion for up to 24 hours in relation to a potential terrorism offence, or to detain and question them for up to seven days.
Under the bill introduced to Parliament by Mr Dutton on Wednesday, the questioning and detention power - which has never been used - will be removed.
The questioning power will be beefed up to ensure people attend and it will be extended to espionage, foreign interference and politically motivated violence.
The move to widen the counter-terrorism laws comes as security agencies warn the level of espionage and foreign interference in Australia is at unprecedented levels.
Parliament's intelligence and security committee will review the proposed changes.
China has previously been blamed by security agencies for large-scale hacking in Australia, while ASIO has been investigating a suspected Chinese military intelligence operative in Melbourne who had approached a Liberal Party member to run for parliament.
Without naming China or any other country which has been ramping up its foreign interference activities, ASIO boss Mike Burgess has said ASIO would need to have "a wide range of tools in our tool box" to counter the growing threat.
Under the changes, ASIO will also be able to question 14-year-old suspects, down from the current minimum age of 16.
The lower age bracket has been set in response to the increased threat posed by minors, according to the government.
The Attorney-General will also be able to issue questioning warrants directly under the changes, removing the role of the "issuing authority" who must be a current judge.
Questioning warrants will also be able to issued orally by the Attorney-General in an emergency.
The bill will also give ASIO the power to internally authorise the use of tracking devices without a warrant. This will give the spy agency "greater operational ability to respond to time critical threats, mitigate the risk to ASIO operatives engaging in physical surveillance and help resolve the operational difficulties faced by ASIO when engaged in joint operations with law enforcement
agencies", according to the bill's explainer.
Introducing the bill, Mr Dutton said the legislation was aimed at ensuring ASIO had the powers it needed to tackle terrorism, espionage and politically motivated violence.
"The [ASIO] director-general recently noted in his annual threat assessment the number of terrorism leads ASIO is investigating has doubled since this time last year," Mr Dutton told Parliament.
Law Council of Australia president Pauline Wright said she welcomed the repeal of the detention power, but was seriously concerned with the changes to the questioning warrants. She said he hoped there would be enough time to properly scrutinise the changes.
"The proposal to reduce the age of minors who may be subject to questioning from 16 to 14 years and the conferral of powers on police to apprehend and detain persons for the purpose of bringing them in for compulsory questioning also requires detailed scrutiny by the Law Council, among the many other amendments," she said.
Repost from Q Research General #11702
Coronavirus: China’s ‘bastard act’ against Australia after suspending meat imports
China has been accused of engaging in a “bastard act” against Australia, with one MP slamming the country’s actions as “bullying and coercion”.
China has been accused of engaging in “a bastard act” after it banned Australian beef exports before appearing to link the move directly with Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s inquiry into COVID-19.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian blamed the ban on violations of quarantine rules on Tuesday night, before promptly warning Australia it could face retaliation over the push for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus.
“Chinese customs has continuously found that multiple batches of beef products exported to China by individual Australian companies have violated the inspection and quarantine requirements,’’ he said.
When asked by an Australian journalist if he was linking the beef ban and the inquiry, he replied, “I just made it very clear”.
“They are two different things, you’re making a political interpretation”.
But Liberal-Nationals MP George Christensen said it was clear enough what was going on.
“It’s a bastard act,’’ he told news.com.au.
“My understanding is it’s about a third of Australia’s meat exports to China.
“It’s just wrong. China has just gone into full, bullying, threatening, coercion mode. That’s what I think.
The Queensland MP said China had questions to answer on the spread of the coronavirus.
But rather than engage in a “tit for tat” diplomatic debate he urged Australia to use the Chinese-owned Port of Darwin as a bargaining chip.
“There’s a lot of questions being raised now about the Port of Darwin,’’ he said.
“There is a clear clause in it that says at any point in time it’s deemed to be a national security issue that contract is null and void
“They are positioning themselves directly against us and against our national interests. Certainly, there are bargaining chips out there, like the Port of Darwin.”
Earlier, Mr Christensen told Parliament: “We can keep giving into Communist China’s threats, or we can stand up for our sovereignty and our economic independence.”
Repost from Q Research General #11705
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May 12, 2020
More jail time means Gerald Ridsdale is 'likely to die in custody'
Australia’s most prolific paedophile priest, Gerald Ridsdale, is likely to die in prison after having his jail time increased again following another sentence for sexually abusing boys.
Ridsdale, due to turn 86 next week, was 25 years into a 33-year sentence and was eligible for parole in April 2022.
But his earliest release date is now April 8, 2025, after he was sentenced in the Melbourne County Court on Thursday for the abuse of another four boys in western Victoria in the 1970s.
Judge Gerard Mullaly set a maximum 10-year term with a non-parole period of four years for the 14 charges.
Taking into account Ridsdale's age and the likelihood of him dying in jail, three of those years are to be served cumulatively with the sentences he was already in jail for.
“At your age, my sentence may well mean that you are as a consequence more likely to die in custody,” Judge Mullaly said.
It brings the total number of known Ridsdale victims to 69 and known sexual offences to 179 between the years 1961 and 1988.
“You knew what you were doing was profoundly wrong and harmful but you kept doing these things to these children over and over,” Judge Mullaly said.
The sentence of Ridsdale comes a week after the unredacted findings about Cardinal George Pell from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse were released.
The commission found Cardinal Pell, who shared a home with Ridsdale in the 1970s and provided character evidence for him in court in 1993, knew nearly 40 years ago that Ridsdale was moved out of another parish to protect the church from scandal.
Cardinal Pell was not involved in any of Ridsdale's offending.
The pattern of shuffling Ridsdale – under the leadership of Ballarat bishop Ronald Mulkearns – from parish to parish has since been proven to have only facilitated the abuse of new groups of children.
"In terms of the length of your offending it seems it only came to an end when you were moved on to a new parish which, as has been revealed, only facilitated you exploiting a new group of children," Judge Mullaly said.
Ridsdale, who uses a walking stick but is in otherwise good health, has been in prison since August 1994, a year after he was laicised by the church.
Ridsdale has been sentenced six different times from 1993 until Thursday, when he pleaded guilty to the new charges – 14 counts of indecent assault and buggery – for the abuse he committed when he was a priest in Warrnambool, Inglewood and Edenhope from 1970 until 1979.
The four boys were aged between seven and sixteen years old and most of the boys were abused for years.
He used the guise of reading the Bible to one boy to fondle his penis, and corrupted the sanctity of confession for another, pretending he was hearing the boy’s confession – alone in a bedroom of the family home – only to abuse him.
One of his victims said the abuse affected every part of his life in his statement to the court.
“I am single, alone, broke, depressed, embarrassed, forgetful, unemployed, wondering how I can afford and how I will get through tomorrow. Things would be different had this individual not been a part of my life.”
The elderly parents of two brothers both abused by Ridsdale spoke of the guilt they endured years later when they learnt what their priest had done.
“They say that they trusted their beautiful children to you without question,” Judge Mullaly said.
“They still struggle daily with a feeling of guilt. They are not to blame, only you are.”
Warning: Distressing and graphic content
'Monsters are still out there': Virginia Roberts Giuffre warns Jeffrey Epstein's accomplices 'you took our freedom, now we're going to take yours' in first trailer for Netflix's new documentary about the pedophile
Netflix has dropped the first trailer for its upcoming Jeffrey Epstein documentary.
Four part series 'Filthy Rich' will look into 'how convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein used his wealth and power to carry out his abuses', the online streaming giant says.
A new clip for the show features pictures of Epstein, 66, posing with Ghislaine Maxwell, the woman who has been accused procuring girls for the pedophile financier.
It also shows Prince Andrew with Epstein victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre. The trailer ends with her warning: 'The monsters are still out there. You took our freedom, now we're going to take yours.'
Roberts Giuffre claims Maxwell recruited her into the financier's circle before he forced her to have sex with his wealthy and powerful friends, including the royal, when she was 17. The prince has vehemently denied the claims.
Netflix's new series will also look to address questions over the billionaire's suicide in prison last August, asking: 'Did he kill himself? Was he killed?'
Epstein died in his New York City prison cell in August last year after he was arrested on sex trafficking charges.
He had pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing girls as young as 14 and young women in New York and Florida in the early 2000s. In lawsuits, women say the abuse spanned decades.
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich is directed by Lisa Bryant and based on James Patterson's bestseller of the same name. It will air on May 27.
Netflix says: 'Stories from survivors fuel this docuseries examining how convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein used his wealth and power to carry out his abuses.'
The trailer also shows flashes of his Caribbean estate dubbed 'pedophile island'.
It also hears from one talking head who calls his original conviction 'one of the worst failures of the criminal justice system' and shows Epstein posing with Donald Trump.
Epstein first came under investigation in 2005 after police in Palm Beach, Florida, received reports he had sexually abused underage girls in his mansion there.
By 2007, Epstein was facing a potential federal indictment for sexually abusing dozens of girls between 1999 and 2007. Epstein struck a deal, however, to plead guilty in 2008 to a lesser Florida state felony prostitution charge, and register as a sex offender.
He served 13 months in a county jail, but was allowed to leave during the day to go to his office.
Maxwell, who is said to be in hiding as the FBI's net closes around Epstein's circle, is said to be 'not convinced' her former lover killed himself.
'She is not convinced he killed himself. Who is? The only one is the medical examiner in New York,' the Sun reported a source close to Maxwell saying.
Maxwell has previously denied that she procured girls for Epstein or took part in any of his crimes.
Epstein's cause of death was ruled as a suicide by hanging by the New York coroner but an investigator hired by Epstein's estate said the scene was more consistent with murder.
A US prosecutor in January said Prince Andrew had provided 'zero cooperation' to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Epstein.
Andrew announced last year that he was withdrawing from his royal duties amid renewed public attention on a Roberts Giuffre's claim that she had several sexual encounters with the prince at Epstein's behest, starting when she was 17.
Roberts Giuffre says that after meeting Epstein in Florida in 2000, the millionaire flew her around the world and pressured her into having sex with numerous older men, including Andrew, two senior U.S. politicians, a noted academic, wealthy financiers and the attorney Alan Dershowitz, who was part of President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team.
All of those men have denied the allegations.
Roberts Giuffre has said she had sex with Andrew three times, including once in London in 2001 at the home of Epstein's girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell.
Andrew, who is eighth in line for the British throne, and Maxwell have both denied any knowledge that Epstein was sexually abusing teenage girls.
Resignations in the news
Former NIBA president David Wyner resigns from board
Former National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) president David Wyner has resigned from the national board, of which he was a member from 2008.
“David has been an incredible contributor to NIBA and broking in general,” said board president Eric Harris when the trade body announced Wyner’s resignation.
“I have had the pleasure of working with him on the board since I joined; David always demonstrated his passion for broking. His input and insight will be missed.”
NIBA did not cite reasons for the departure.
Meanwhile chief executive Dallas Booth expressed appreciation for Wyner’s work on the board as well as his service and commitment not only to NIBA but to insurance brokers in general.
Wyner, who was convention committee chair at NIBA, also acted as Australian representative on the World Federation of Insurance Intermediaries.
“David is a passionate advocate for the role our profession plays and was always a supportive sounding board,” commented board director Tim Wedlock. “We thank him for all his knowledge, guidance, and input.”
Equestrian Australia in turmoil as Ricky MacMillan quits
The future of the sport of equestrian, which has delivered Australia 12 Olympic medals, including six golds, is in turmoil again after former Olympian and chairwoman Ricky MacMillan resigned, becoming the third chair in 18 months to do so.
She stepped down from Equestrian Australia on Monday after just six months at the reins, and was joined in her departure from the board by former director Gillian Canapini.
An Olympian who represented Australia in dressage in Sydney and Athens, MacMillan was considered the sport’s saving grace and had vowed to change the organisation’s culture, rapidly moving to install a national safety officer to implement recommendations made after a coronial inquiry into the deaths of Olivia Inglis and Caitlyn Fischer in 2016.
MacMillan said change at EA had been “unobtainable”.
“The vision I had when I took the chair of EA was a sport for the members — each participating member in each state would have a voice and be listened to.
“Circumstances meant that as hard as I tried, this was unobtainable with the current structure of the organisation. I could not stand by and see the interests of members overlooked,” she said.
Canberra Airport’s Terry Snow, a benefactor of the sport, said MacMillan had been the best possible person to rectify the sport’s governance: “She’s got the experience, was an Olympic rider, has knowledge of the industry, is an international judge, she’s very focused and (a) very tenacious woman and I know she really wanted to make a big change.”
Ms Canapini said she had returned to the board with the expectation that members would be provided with full transparency of board decisions. “Sadly that is not the case,” she said. “It is time for our organisation to restructure and for the sport to be reclaimed by and for the members.”
Assange’s extradition: September 7 set for resumption of delayed hearing, WikiLeaks says
“A date of September 7 has been set for the resumption of Julian Assange’s delayed extradition hearing,” WikiLeaks tweeted on Wednesday. A court location has yet to be determined, it said.
A London court said on May 4 that the US extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Assange would resume in September. It had been postponed from later this month because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Assange is wanted by US authorities to stand trial for conspiring to hack government computers and espionage. The extradition case began in February for a week before being adjourned until May 18 for another three weeks of arguments, Reuters said.
The Australian citizen, 48, says he could spend decades in prison if convicted, and calls the case against him political and a threat to free speech. The US says he put the lives of informants in danger by publishing secret diplomatic cables. Assange was dragged from Ecuador’s embassy in London last April after spending seven years there in a bid to avoid being sent to the US.
Downer may face scrutiny in US probe
Alexander Downer's role in sparking what US President Donald Trump called "the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA" is set to be examined by a powerful US Senate committee.
Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced on Thursday he will lead in-depth hearings next month into the FBI's controversial counterintelligence Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
The FBI launched the covert probe into Trump-Russia links in July 2016 after Downer alleged former Trump aide George Papadopoulos told him at a London bar Russia might use damaging information on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ahead of the November 2016 election.
"The Judiciary Committee will begin holding multiple, in-depth congressional hearings regarding all things related to Crossfire Hurricane starting in early June," Graham said.
Trump has publicly pressured Graham to hold a hearing into what he has dubbed the "Russia Hoax".
In a Thursday morning tweet the president called for his predecessor, Barack Obama, to be a witness.
"If I were a Senator or Congressman, the first person I would call to testify about the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA, by FAR, is former President Obama," Trump wrote.
"He knew EVERYTHING.
"Do it @LindseyGrahamSC, just do it.
"No more Mr. Nice Guy."
US Special Counsel Bob Mueller concluded in his report into potential Trump-Russian ties that the London bar meeting between Downer and Papadopoulos prompted the FBI to open Crossfire Hurricane two months later.
Downer was Australia's high commissioner to the UK at the time.
Downer claims Papadopoulos told him over gin and tonics "the Russians might use material that they have on Hillary Clinton in the lead-up to the election, which may be damaging".
Papadopoulos, who was sentenced to a 14-day prison sentence in 2018 for lying to the FBI, denies offering the sensitive information to Downer.
Graham said the first phase of his committee's hearings will focus on the Justice Department's effort to dismiss a criminal case against Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Graham played down the prospect of Obama being called as a witness during the hearings, noting the precedent it would set.
"Both presidents are welcome to come before the committee and share their concerns about each other," Graham said.
"If nothing else it would make for great television.
"However, I have great doubts about whether it would be wise for the country."
Westpac failed to properly monitor 12 suspicious customers in AUSTRAC case
Westpac has admitted it failed to adequately monitor 12 customers who allegedly made suspicious transactions fitting the pattern of payments for child exploitation, as it also admitted to millions of anti-money laundering breaches.
In its defence to a bombshell anti-money laundering lawsuit, the bank also admitted to 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering laws, due to failures in its transaction reporting and record-keeping.
The defence, filed with the Federal Court on Friday, also challenged some of the allegations made by financial intelligence agency Austrac, which launched the explosive legal proceedings against the bank last November.
The bank denied that it did not have a compliant anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing program and denied it had failed to carry out regular assessments of its correspondent banks.
Westpac was last year thrown into turmoil when Austrac alleged more than 23 million breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) Act, including the failure to vet 12 customers making payments that fit the pattern of funding child exploitation.
Austrac last year said the 12 customers, who it did not identify, made thousands of suspicious payments that could be linked to child exploitation and live child sex shows in the Philippines and other parts of south-east Asia.
Westpac's defence said each of the 12 customers did hold an account with Westpac, and it said they were the subject of "ongoing customer due diligence." However, the bank added that it "did not sufficiently monitor" the customers "with a view to identifying, mitigating and managing" the risk of child exploitation material.
Another part of Austrac's case was its claim the bank did not report 19.5 million international funds transfer instructions over nearly five years. Westpac's defence admitted these were not reported within the 10-day time limit, and pointed to problems with its computer systems from late 2011. The bank also admitted to more than 3.5 million breaches of certain record-keeping obligations.
The case also took aim at Westpac's program for meeting its AML/CTF obligations, alleging it did not have the appropriate risk-based systems and it took an inconsistent approach across the group. Westpac's defence denied this allegation, saying a 2014 Austrac review had found no evidence of non-compliance with the Act, but that it had been working on compliance "issues" between 2015 and 2019.
The Austrac lawsuit unleashed one of the biggest crises in Westpac's more-than-200-year history, sparking the resignation of former chief executive Brian Hartzer and the early departure of former chairman Lindsay Maxsted.
Westpac has signalled it intends to settle the case, and it last month took a $900 million provision for a penalty, which would be the biggest penalty in Australian corporate history.
A bank spokesman on Friday said the bank and Austrac were engaging constructively and in discussions over a statement of agreed facts and admissions.
"Westpac accepts the gravity of the issues raised by the Austrac claim and has made a large number of admissions in its response to the statement of claim," the bank said.
"Westpac acknowledges that financial crime is a serious threat to society and is determined to continue to lift its standards and meet its anti-money laundering and other financial crime obligations."
>Senate Judiciary Committee
When they actually accomplish something except talk all day, wake me up.
Five governments line up legal challenge to Facebook's 'dangerous' encryption of messages between terrorists, paedophiles and criminals
Ministers from the 'Five Eyes' nations want to hold Facebook and other social media sites liable for encrypted messages between criminals
The “Five Eyes” intelligence network of nations is preparing a legal challenge to Facebook’s plan for end-to-end encryption amid fears the platform will become a haven for terrorists and paedophiles.
Ministers from the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are due to meet next week to consider legal measures to hold Facebook and other social media platforms liable for messages that could lead to serious criminality.
Facebook has refused direct appeals from Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, and US Attorney General William Barr to allow security services and police “lawful access” to messages to prevent terrorist attacks, child abuse and other criminal acts.
In a submission to the US senate in December, Chloe Squires, the Home Office’s head of national security, warned Facebook’s plans would mean the tech giant would be unable to prevent almost 3,000 children a year continuing to be “abused, raped and degraded and have their lives ruined.”
Ministers now believe Britain’s proposed new duty of care laws could be framed to allow the new regulator to impose fines or prosecute Facebook and other platforms if end-to-end encryption hampered efforts to combat terrorists or paedophiles.
The thinking was revealed by Home Office Minister Baroness Williams when asked by Yvette Cooper, chair of the home affairs committee, where it would be a breach of the proposed duty of care laws if the introduction of encryption “knowingly stops the company preventing illegal activity.”.
Baroness Williams replied: “I fully expect that that is what some of the Five Eyes discussion happening very shortly will look at.”
Facebook’s refusal to back down will also be targeted at a summit of police, Government agencies and charities called by Boris Johnson next week to discuss strategies on “hidden” harms.
Baroness Williams said that encryption “in and of itself” would not be a breach of the duty of care but failing to prevent or “allowing criminal activity to happen on your platform” would leave the tech giants liable to enforcement action.
Ministers have yet to confirm the sanctions but the White Paper proposed fines up to four cent of global turnover - which would be £2 billion for Facebook - as well as suggesting criminal prosecutions and the power for the regulator to block access to UK users.
Baroness Williams said Facebook’s encryption proposals would remove 12 million reports of child abuse to the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) every year, which led to more than 2,500 arrests in the UK and 3,000 British children being safeguarded.
Facebook’s own reports showed they had acted against 26 million pieces of terrorist content between October 2017 and March 2019 including messages that under encryption neither the company nor law enforcement agencies would be able to see.
Andy Burrows, NSPCC Head of Child Safety Online Policy, welcomed the Government’s statement: “End-to-end encryption of messages engineers away the ability of platforms to moderate large parts of their sites and prevent grooming and child abuse images being shared.
“Unless tech firms can prove it doesn’t put children at risk, it’s clear that end-to-end encryption would breach the Duty of Care.
“The Government will need to make it clear that tech firms can’t hide behind encryption and if their design choices enable criminal activity against children the new regulator should hold company directors criminally accountable.”
Facebook said: “Strong encryption is critically important to keep everyone safe from hackers and criminals. The rollout of end-to-end encryption is a long-term project and we are committed to building strong safety measures into our plans.
“We have led the industry in tackling terrorism and child exploitation, including tripling the size of our safety and security team to 35,000 people in recent years, and will continue working to combat criminal activity across all our platforms.
“We look forward to more details from the government about their online harms proposals.”
What is QAnon? How the coronavirus has given a voice to the bizarre, pro-Trump US fringe movement
COVID-19 has provided the unexpected breeding ground for a movement to take hold, the roots of which began with a pro-Trump conspiracy theory.
Jessica Wang - MAY 16, 2020
From baseless associations linking 5G to health risks, high-profile paedophile rings, President Donald Trump’s secret plan to arrest elites and hoax medical supplements advertised to cure COVID-19, these bizarre theories all share one thing in common.
They’ve seemingly originated from the fringe QAnon movement – a haven for conservative conspiracy theorists.
The roots of the group originated in October 2017 on the internet chat forum, 4Chan. The anonymous poster, who went by the pseudonym of ‘Q’, began sharing what appeared to be highly-classified information about the government.
One of their central beliefs, of many, is that the world is controlled by a group of anti-Trump elites. Among the group are Democrat politicians, Hollywood heavyweights, billionaires and other people of influence.
Accusation of a child sex-trafficking ring has also been thrown into the mix, as has inferences of cannibalism.
Furthermore, Q also believes President Trump has launched a secret investigation to bring these deep state elites to justice.
The group has amassed mainstream attention as well. In August 2019, QAnon became the first a fringe conspiracy group determined by the FBI to be a Domestic Terrorist Threat. In May of this year, Facebook also removed several groups, accounts and pages linked to QAnon.
Now with coronavirus top of mind, the community has been linked to some of the most harmful and dangerous myths associated with the pandemic. Closer to home, their views have also been circulated by high-profile social media accounts.
AN INFODEMIC FLAMED BY A PANDEMIC
While initially COVID-19 was believed to be a deep state plot designed to ruin President Trump’s attempts at re-election, QAnon followers have since pivoted their approach.
Writing for The Conversation, researcher of online movements, Marc-André Argentino said they now believe the pandemic to be a "cover for the Trump administration’s secret plan to arrest deep state agents".
An influencer within the QAnon community, David Hayes, or Praying Medic as he’s better known, has also called the virus “spiritual warfare,” stating that it will only affect those not chosen by God.
However, these are among the many ‘crowdsourced narratives’ from the community, wrote Hayes.
QAnon theorists have also implicated Bill Gates as a key-figure in the pandemic.
In several videos circulated by believers, they accuse the Microsoft co-founder of knowing about the pandemic and using the virus as a means to fan his 'pro-vaccine agenda'.
They alleged he knew about the pandemic due to his participation in Event 201 which looked at a high-level pandemic simulation in October 2019 as well as the fact that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have donated to the Pirbright Institute which received a coronavirus-related patent in 2002.
However, an investigation from the New York Times determined this to be misleading.
“The patent was not for COVID-19; it was connected to a potential vaccine for a different coronavirus that affects poultry,” they reported.
ON HOME TURF
Whether intentional or by chance, the beliefs strongly-held within the QAnon community have reached Australia.
Last Sunday saw over 200 anti-lockdown protesters at the steps of Victoria’s Parliament House who carried signs rallying against vaccines, restriction and 5G. On social media, ideologies linked to QAnon have also been shared among high profile celebrities.
On March 26, former Married At First Sight contestant, Haley Vernom also shared a video alleging the coronavirus pandemic was a "set up by the elite".
“Stage a world crisis. Create panic and fear. Crash the global economy. Create dependency in the government,” she wrote in the caption.
“This is not just an illness this is a way to whip and align the masses and to take your freedom your choices out of your hands.”
Former My Kitchen Rules Judge Pete Evans has also shared theories which align with beliefs from QAnon community. On his Facebook group, the controversial anti-vaxxer has shared multiple posts which denounce Bill Gates and the creation of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Most pertinent, in a recent Instagram story he shared a graphic which links the arrest of high profile people to coronavirus, claiming they’ve committed “major crimes against humanity”. Despite this, Mr Evans has never made mention to QAnon.
Multi-millionaire Sir Ron Brierley to plead on child porn charges, court hears
Police are only halfway through studying alleged abuse material found on the computer of multi-millionaire Sir Ron Brierley.
WARNING: Distressing content
Multi-millionaire corporate knight Sir Ron Brierley will remain holed up in his luxury mansion under strict bail conditions over child pornography charges as a Sydney court heard police say they were only half way through studying alleged abuse material on his computer.
The 82-year-old famed businessman, who is charged with six counts of possess child abuse material, was not required to appear in Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday.
A brief hearing before NSW Chief Magistrate Graeme Henson heard that police prosecutors need more time to examine material allegedly found in Sir Ron’s possession.
Last year police allege they found more than 200,000 images and 500 videos on his laptop and electronic storage devices, among which police allege was material “consistent with child abuse material”.
Chief Magistrate Henson told the court that some urgency was warranted by prosecutors given the matter had been before the courts for close on six months.
“Given the nature of the defendant I suspect they’ll be jumping up and down,” he said.
As revealed by news.com.au, the child abuse material allegations against Sir Ronald contain disturbing allegations.
Court documents seen by news.com.au reveal charges against the 82-year-old include possessing images and videos allegedly of “young girls aged between approximately two years to 15 years in sexually suggestive poses”.
Two of the six counts of possess child abuse material Sir Ron is charged with are “typed stories that spoke of the rape of children”.
The famed corporate raider is currently on strict conditional bail living in his mansion at Sydney’s most exclusive address, Wunulla Road, Point Piper.
His lawyer told the court in an earlier hearing that Sir Ronwas intending to plead not guilty to the charges, however no formal pleas have yet been entered.
Sir Ron, who is both a chairman or director of a number of companies in Australia, NZ and the UK, was stopped by Australian Border Force officers at Sydney International Airport on December 17.
Acting on a NSW Police travel alert after a six-month investigation sparked by a tip-off from a member of the public, detectives seized Sir Ron’s carry-on luggage.
Sir Ron was taken to Mascot Police Station, charged and granted bail, which Registrar James Wiseman continued on Monday.
Brierley, who emigrated to Australia from New Zealand in the 1980s, received a knighthood in 1988.
His firm Brierley Investments was once New Zealand’s biggest company with stakes in Air New Zealand and the Paris department store, Galeries Lafayette.
In Australia he forged a glittering corporate career.
He instigated takeovers of once struggling companies, such as Woolworths, which he helped transform into a multi-billion dollar chain.
He helped mentor other corporate executives, was a trustee of the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust and a patron of the arts.
Little is known about his personal life, although privately he is a keen stamp collector and avid train traveller.
He lives at the mansion Wunulla on Wunulla Road, a tree-lined street with multimillion-dollar mansions and apartments with stunning harbour views.
Child abuse predator 'handbook' lists ways to target children during coronavirus lockdown
Australian authorities warn of significant rise in reports of child sexual abuse material under Covid-19 restrictions
Child abusers have created and shared an online grooming manual describing ways to manipulate and exploit the increased number of children at home and online during Covid-19, Australia’s e-safety commissioner has said.
Covid-19 restrictions have coincided with a significant increase in reports to the eSafety Office about child sexual abuse material, Julie Inman Grant told Guardian Australia. She said investigators had seen a jump in searches by predators on the dark web seeking information on how to abuse children.
“I think of it like bees in a hive, gathering around the honey,” Inman Grant said. “Abusers see Covid-19 as a honey pot for them, with at-risk boys and girls spending much more time at home and online, often without supervision, and often while feeling isolated and lonely.”
The Covid-19 predator handbook contained details about how to coerce children online to share sexual images and videos of themselves, she said. “The handbook advises predators to get their kicks online rather than trying to meet children face-to-face because of restrictions and heightened vigilance of law enforcement on the streets,” Inman Grant said.
Investigators had seen a marked increase in a phenomena known as “capping”, she said, where abusers took screenshots during explicit video calls and live streams with minors, and then circulated them widely or used them to coerce children.
There was an average of 670 reports per month to the commission in 2019. Data provided by the commissioner to Guardian Australia shows child sexual abuse material reports increased 27% in March and 37% in April 2020. While reports of abuse had been steadily increasing before Covid-19 restrictions, Inman Grant said there was no doubt the pandemic had contributed in part, while raising the risk of children being abused online.
“More disturbing than the stats, perhaps, is that our investigators have also seen increased chat on forums on the dark web from predators talking about how with isolation measures in place, they have greater opportunities to contact children remotely to groom them for sexual exploitation, while others observe that they have more time to abuse children,” a spokeswoman from the eSafety Office said.
“We’ve picked up other users commenting that Covid-19 is bringing more youth online to platforms such as YouTube, vlog sites, online challenges and Omegle, creating more opportunity to groom them.”
A spokesman for the Australian federal police, which runs the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation, said the organisation regularly saw cases involving children and young people being targeted through social networking, image or video-sharing apps or instant messaging, where offenders encouraged the children to self-produce online exploitation material. The centre’s past six months of data show reports between October 2019 and March 2020 increased by 123% compared with the same period the previous year.
“This increased the average number of reports from 776 report per month to 1,731 reports per month,” the AFP spokesman said.
According to research commissioned by the centre, only 52% of parents or carers talked to their children about online safety. “If you are unsure about an app, game or site, research and review them yourself to understand both the positive and negative aspects,” the spokesman said.
“It is important to make children feel comfortable to approach you or another trusted adult if something isn’t right to help them deal with the issue, rather than the technology. Children may be reluctant to report issues online if they believe they will be punished or have their devices taken away.
“Supervision is recommended for younger children as well as encouraging your child to apply critical thinking skills, like questioning suspicious behaviour or ‘friend’ requests from other users online.”
Child abuse crimes were “devastating for victims and their families”, he said.
Catholic brother nicknamed 'The Rat' jailed for sex abuse of four Traralgon schoolboys
Marist brother Gerard Joseph McNamara, 82, has begun his second stint in prison after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting Traralgon school boys in the 1970s.
McNamara was working at St Paul's Catholic College in Traralgon when he indecently assaulted more than 15 students between 1970 and 1975.
He abused his victims while giving them massages in the monastery, his office and a sports equipment shed, and many were targeted multiple times.
Prosecutors have described how many of the abused boys were left smelling of McNamara's massage liniment, which made them identifiable as victims and open to ridicule by their peers.
McNamara was sentenced in the Victorian County Court on Friday to 35 months in prison, with 28 months suspended, after pleading guilty to four charges of indecent assault and one count of common assault.
'The Rat' a notorious offender
McNamara was in his mid-30s and worked as headmaster and sports master at St Paul's when he sexually abused the boys.
Since 2006, he has been sentenced three times for sexual offences against pupils but, until Friday, had only served nine months in jail.
On June 17, 2006 McNamara was sentenced to 36 months in prison, wholly suspended, for indecently assaulting seven boys aged between 11 and 13.
In December 2016 he escaped jail time again when he was given a wholly suspended prison sentence for abusing two young brothers at the school back in 1975.
It was not until September 2018, when McNamara came before the courts again, that he was ordered to serve nine months in prison for assaulting four boys aged between 11 and 15 years.
Boys abused during 'sports massage'
McNamara lured his victims with the excuse of massaging them after sports injuries.
After injuring his knee, one of the boys was ordered to a sports shed for a massage when McNamara touched the boy's genitals.
The same boy was targeted another two times after games of football.
In 2018, the man revealed to his wife the details of the abuse he had suffered as a child.
A second victim, aged 13 at the time, was practicing karate when McNamara took him to a small room in the brother's quarters.
It was there where McNamara instructed the boy to remove his shirt and lay on the bed "to be examined".
McNamara went on to touch the victim's genitals.
'Why is this happening to me?'
One boy was indecently assaulted during a massage that lasted 20 minutes.
Judge Ryan said when McNamara was "done" he ordered the boy to go back to class.
"Your victim left the room and then commenced crying, wondering why this was happening to him," he said.
Another boy was ordered to leave the school corridor and go to a room in the monastery where he was directed to undress "as he needed a massage".
That assault lasted 15 minutes.
The court was told during sentencing that McNamara also punched a 13-year-old boy in the ribs.
The court heard, when McNamara was asked by police if he was sorry for what he had done, he replied that, "Times were different and I don't want to go into all the implications of that."
"I think, in a lot of cases, we do things in the way it was done to us," McNamara said.
Lives in ruin
Laird MacDonald, a lawyer at Rightside Legal, said the Marist Brothers had paid out more than $4 million in compensation to some of McNamara's victims.
"The judge said it was an open secret. He was notorious in terms of his offending," Mr MacDonald said.
"The nickname was The Rat, and he was a feared person amongst the students, and they didn't want to go anywhere near him — they knew about the sports massages [and] all those sorts of things."
Mr MacDonald said the assaults had permeated the victims' lives.
"The damage that they suffered infected all parts of their lives, ranging from sexual confusion as an adolescent, to broken relationships, alcoholism, depression, suicide attempts," he said.
"All that goes back to what Gerard McNamara did to them."
In sentencing, Judge Ryan said McNamara deliberately orchestrated situations where he could be alone with his young victims.
"It is plain, you were notorious for this type of conduct among the pupils at St Paul's College," he said.
McNamara suffers glaucoma, skin diseases, prostate cancer, anxiety and depression.
He will be eligible to be released from prison before Christmas.
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Nicole Kidman's father was a known pedophile and has been accused by FIONA BARNETT of being part of a Satanic Pedophile Ring in Australia. After Fiona accused Kidman's father, he died very shortly afterwards on a trip in Singapore.
I seen these photographs on ET website when reading a report about Kieth Urban giving a free concert at a drive-in movie theater for COVID health workers:
Fiona Barnett sauce:
I'm looking for that Instagram photo, and found this Kieth Urban photo that was just 4 days old.
He was red pilled over Big Food. He kept going - good on him.
I know that he's not everyone's cup of tea but he is seeking out truth.
They want to control you.
Australian Federal Police tip-off leads to rescue of child sex slaves
The arrest of an Australian man with links to child abuse in the Philippines has triggered an international police bust which resulted in three children being rescued and a woman arrested.
The paedophile ring bust is part of an ongoing investigation by the Australian Federal Police into the sexual abuse of children in the Philippines.
The raid was sparked after the AFP arrested a 63-year-old Sydney man in January who is accused of live-streaming child abuse online.
An investigation by the AFP’s child-protection unit in Sydney then used intelligence provided by the financial crimes watchdog, AUSTRAC, to discover the man had made 395 transactions, totalling $113,000, to individuals in the Philippines over many years.
After a tip-off from the AFP to authorities in the Philippines, local police raided a property last Wednesday in the north of the capital, Manila.
Three children — aged six, 11 and 14 — were rescued and a 34-year-old woman was arrested on charges that she used the minors to live-stream sexual acts on the internet. Photos show Philippine authorities shielding the children and leading them out of the property.
Since 2010, the Sydney man is suspected of travelling to Manila on a regular basis to engage in criminal activities. He was in the country as recently as December last year.
The initial investigation was sparked by one of his visits to the country last year and he was later arrested and charged with producing child abuse material.
The man was granted bail in the NSW Supreme Court last month after a $30,000 surety was posted by his brother, who the court found to be an "acceptable person".
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age the operation was a strong example of Australia's key security agencies working together across borders to protect children from further harm.
“We will continue doing everything within our power to protect these children and to bring justice to these insidious offenders," Mr Dutton said.
The bust is the latest in a string of raids on properties in the Philippines uncovering child-exploitation networks, involving the payment of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Australia's most senior security and police chiefs have warned that communication and live-streaming on the "dark web" have been rising for years, suggesting new laws are needed to crackdown on the growing problem.
Under one plan being worked on by the Morrison government, the nation's premier foreign cyber intelligence agency — the Australian Signals Directorate — would be enlisted to help track down online paedophiles, terrorists and other serious criminals within Australia. The change could allow the AFP to call for assistance from the ASD to go after serious criminals onshore, while the government is also looking at giving police and security agencies new powers to access end-to-end encrypted content to fight online child sex abuse networks.
With more people on the internet at home during the coronavirus outbreak, AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw has also warned that communication and child-grooming attempts across the dark web have been increasing since the start of the pandemic.
Since the creation of the international law enforcement body known as the Philippine Internet Crimes Against Children Centre in February last year, 50 operations have been launched resulting in the rescue of 156 victims; 46 suspects or facilitators have been charged and three offenders convicted.
Paula Hudson, the acting AFP commander for the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation and Child Protection Operations, said the officers who investigated the latest case were determined to save the children.
“Our officers don’t stop investigating when there is a chance of rescuing a child from harm and this referral to Philippine authorities is a great example of their dedication to protecting children,” she said.
Coalition of 62 countries backs joint Australian, EU push for independent inquiry into coronavirus outbreak
A coalition of 62 countries has backed a joint Australian and European Union push for an independent inquiry into the coronavirus outbreak ahead of a crucial World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting tomorrow in Geneva.
Australia was the first nation to call for an independent inquiry into how the coronavirus started.
That drew furious condemnation from Beijing, which accused Australia of launching a political attack on China. But international support for the idea has been steadily growing.
The Morrison Government has now swung its diplomatic firepower behind the European Union, which has also been pressing for an investigation while taking a more conciliatory line with Beijing.
European nations and Australia have been rallying support for a draft EU motion which calls for an "impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation" of "the WHO-coordinated international health response to COVID-19".
As of Sunday evening, Canberra time, 62 nations — including Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Russia, South Africa and the United Kingdom — had backed the motion.
The motion does not specifically mention China or the city of Wuhan where the outbreak is believed to have begun.
But it does say the WHO should work with the World Organisation for Animal Health to conduct "scientific and collaborative field missions" and "identify the zoonotic source of the virus and the route of introduction to the human population, including the possible role of intermediate hosts".
Australian Government sources said the language was strong enough to ensure that a proper and thorough investigation took place, although they are still calling this a "first step" towards ensuring transparency.
At this stage neither China nor the US have backed the motion. EU and Australian diplomats were still working on Sunday to convince both major powers to give their support.
In a statement, Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne said: "There is positive support for an independent review into the pandemic to help the world learn the lessons necessary to protect global health.
"Australia and a significant number of countries are co-sponsoring the EU-led resolution, which includes a call for an impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation.
"This is about collaborating to equip the international community to better prevent or counter the next pandemic and keep our citizens safe."
The EU's spokeswoman for foreign affairs, Virginie Battu-Henriksson, said the organisation was focused on reaching a consensus for an inquiry.
"Of course, we need to have the support of all the major players, and China is one of them," she told the ABC.
Meanwhile, US diplomats have been pressing for tougher language that specifically calls for a probe into how the virus started in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have both furiously denounced China's initial response to the virus, accusing it of covering up the initial outbreak and allowing it to spread around the world.
But Ms Battu-Henriksson said the EU was focused on "really getting together and finding a solution which is workable for all".
"For us, it is not the moment for us to enter any kind of blame game as we've seen in narratives from one part or another of the world," she said.
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Repost from Q Research General #11798
Risk of coronavirus spreading in schools is 'extremely low' study finds
The study examined by the government advisers was conducted by Australia’s National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance. It was cited by the country’s officials when they announced that children should return to the classroom and found schools had a “very limited” role in transmission of the virus.
The scientists found that across 15 schools in New South Wales, ten secondary and five primary, 18 people – nine teachers and nine students – had confirmed coronavirus.
Of the 735 students and 128 staff who were in close contact with the virus carriers, only one secondary school pupil caught it from another student and one primary school pupil caught it from a teacher.
It is believed to be the only study to look at transmission in primary schools, as the swift and unprecedented closure of classrooms across the world has meant that there have been limited research opportunities. They authors said their findings “do suggest that spread of Covid-19 within NSW schools has been very limited" and transmission “appears considerably less than seen for other respiratory viruses, such as influenza”.
They concluded that the data “suggest that children are not the primary drivers of Covid-19 spread in schools or in the community. This is consistent with data from international studies showing low rates of disease in children and suggesting limited spread among children and from children to adults.”
While Australia has a hotter climate than Europe, which some scientists believe may play a part in lower levels of infection, the findings have been backed by early data from countries such as Denmark and Norway which shows that the re-opening of schools has not led to a spike in the disease.
Repost from Q Research General #11789
Australian scientist says, "To quote a famous President,
A coronavirus vaccine in just 12 months is 'Fake News'
60 Minutes Australia
May 17, 2020
All because not one Jew on this whole planet 🌍 will admit that some Jews are cunts.
Collective suicide for 14,6 gorillion jews
And refused to share three scoops
Martin Geddes is the weakest link
Virginia Roberts Giuffre Twitter Thread
Sarah Ferguson @SarahTheDuchess
On International Family Day .. I am so proud of our united loving family #InternationalFamilyDay
Lovely family. Andrew looks well which is nice to see after all you must have been through take care all of you and God bless you.
Kate St Leger @DrogemullerKate
You must be unwell to ignore this mans involvement with paedophilia!!! Shame on you
Lankester Merrin @odilonross
Its possible he was targeted and framed. I dont know enough to really know but OBVIOUSLY he would be a top target.
To be fair the worst he may have done is engage with a 17 year old girl. That's not illegal. Millions of men do that. The rest is speculation and the world is trying to destroy him with their kangaroo keyboard warrior court!
Virginia Giuffre @VRSVirginia
May I introduce myself to you? I am THAT 17yr old girl. I was someone’s daughter, I was a kid. I was a trafficked teen to billionaires & royalty. I am Virginia Roberts. At worst that man did not just have sex with a 17 yr old girl & he & many more gave me eternal scars. #Abusers
I’ve definitely fucked a 17 year old and my last girlfriend was 25 and Spanish.
This is how and why trump lost
President Donald Trump Tweet
We are with them!
SBS News Tweet
India, Japan, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Indonesia, Russia, and all 27 EU member states are backing Australia's push for a probe into the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coalition of 116 countries back Australia's push for independent coronavirus inquiry
A group of 54 African nations has joined Australia's push for an inquiry into coronavirus, taking the total number of countries on board to 116.
More than 110 countries have backed Australia's push for an independent coronavirus inquiry which has caused a damaging rift with China.
The African Group's 54 member states will co-sponsor the motion, joining 62 other countries including Russia, Indonesia, India, Japan, Britain and Canada.
The European Union's 27 members are all on board, along with Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Turkey and New Zealand.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne on Monday said it was encouraging to see so many countries backing the inquiry.
"I think what it illustrates is a broad view that given the experience of COVID-19 - over 300,000 deaths, millions of people around the world losing their jobs, the impact on economies from one corner of the globe to the other - that there is a strong view that it is appropriate to engage in a review of what has happened.
"I don't want to preempt speculate about the outcome, those discussions will be under way later this evening. I think it's a win for the international community."
The draft resolution calls for impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation of the international response to the pandemic.
It doesn't mention China, but Australia's push for the inquiry has angered Beijing, which has threatened a huge tariff on barley and blocked some beef imports.
Health Minister Greg Hunt will represent Australia at the virtual World Health Assembly meeting on Monday night.
A vote is expected in the early hours of Tuesday.
In relation to the motion pushing federal Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said on Monday it was important to "get to the bottom" of what had happened.
"I think the most important thing, rather than apportioning blame to one particular country or another country, is that we get to the bottom of what's happened. And part of that is about the origin, where this virus came from," he told reporters.
"Looking at the entire way that it has spread so rapidly around the world and what's happened in different countries in the ways that different countries have approached that problem will be part of that investigation. And I hope that that resolution will be successful," he added.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said the inquiry was about investigating what the world could learn from the devastating pandemic.
"That's the responsible thing to do when 300,000 souls have lost their lives around the world," he told the ABC on Monday.
Mr Littleproud said his Chinese counterpart had indicated he would not discuss trade issues in the near future.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has not received a return call from his Chinese counterpart.
Australia isn't ruling out taking China to the World Trade Organisation over the 80 per cent tariff on barley.
Mr Littleproud said he would continue to make the case to China that exporters were not dumping product.
"We will prosecute that case on behalf of Australian exporters," he said.
"If those that we're prosecuting against don't understand it, we'll take it to an umpire for them to understand."
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has described the push for an inquiry into the origins of coronavirus as completely unremarkable.
But China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi lashed out at foreign lawmakers for politicising the pandemic.
Beijing's man in Canberra raised the prospect of consumer boycotts of Australian products because of the push for an inquiry.
Since then, the barley threat has surfaced, while four major Australian abattoirs have been blocked from sending their product to China.
George Papadopoulos Tweet
I will be giving my first national interview to the Australian people this week. Australia has a big role in the spying scandal, and the Australian people must learn the truth. Tune in.
Make sure you find out why Priestap was in London when the Australians were sent to spy on me. That should be good info!
House Judiciary GOP Tweet
#BREAKING: After failing to hear from FBI Director Christopher Wray, @Jim_Jordan & @RepMikeJohnson invite Bill Priestap and Joe Pientka to appear before the Judiciary Committee.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet
This young girl kept in plain sight
cried into her pillow in the middle of every night
Shared around like a shiny toy to the richest & royals,
her own mind began to uncoil-she fears that others will sense the shame
but was this girl really too blame? V
Ms @VRSVirginia has every right to be angry.
Meanwhile, #PrinceAndrew hides behind his mother, palace walls, deference and police protection.
Be outraged. ( and RT )
Former soldier to prosecute cases of alleged war crimes by Australian special forces in Afghanistan
A former soldier turned senior lawyer has been appointed to prosecute cases of alleged Australian war crimes during the Afghanistan war.
The ABC can reveal David McLure SC was recently drafted by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) for the arduous and high-profile role.
His appointment comes after the Inspector General of the Australian Defence Force (IGADF) revealed his long-running inquiry into the conduct of special forces in Afghanistan was in its final stages.
According to the IGADF's annual report, released in February, investigators are looking into 55 separate incidents of alleged breaches of the rules of war in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2016.
The IGADF inquiry has been underway since May 2016 and was sparked by allegations and rumours of special forces troops killing unarmed Afghan men and children.
Separately, Australian Federal Police (AFP) are understood to have also gathered significant evidence of possible crimes, and the recent appointment of Mr McLure as prosecutor could indicate charges may soon be laid.
"It would be inappropriate for the CDPP to comment on matters which remain the subject of an ongoing investigation," a CDPP spokesperson told the ABC.
During his military career Mr McLure served with the Special Operations Task Group in Afghanistan, and in recent weeks he came to public prominence while representing the owners of the Ruby Princess cruise ship during legal proceedings.
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has declined to comment on Mr McLure's appointment as a prosecutor for the CDPP.
In March an investigation by the ABC's Four Corners program uncovered new allegations that unarmed civilians were unlawfully killed by Australian special forces in Afghanistan.
An Australian soldier who was shown in the program shooting an unarmed Afghan man was later suspended from duty, with the Defence Minister referring the matter to the AFP Commissioner.
In 2016 former special forces sergeant Kevin Frost came forward to the ABC to claim he helped cover up the shooting of a captive in Afghanistan.
Top Sydney barrister to oversee war crimes probe against Ben Roberts-Smith
The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has appointed top Sydney barrister David McLure SC to lead efforts to prosecute decorated Afghan veteran Ben Roberts-Smith for alleged war crimes.
The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald has confirmed Mr McLure, a former legal officer attached to the special forces turned rising star of the Sydney bar, was appointed recently by the CDPP to handle one of the most sensitive cases in its history.
Mr Roberts-Smith, Australia's most decorated Afghan veteran, has been referred by the federal police to the CDPP to face possible charges for alleged war crimes.
The CDPP may advise there is insufficient evidence to prosecute or ask police to find more witnesses to strengthen a case, while in the case of war crimes federal Attorney-General Christian Porter will also need to approve any possible prosecution.
Mr McLure was the defence barrister in the bungled prosecution against two Australian commandos who had been charged with manslaughter in Afghanistan in 2011. The charges were thrown out by a military judge.
He has previously worked on some of the Australian Federal Police and Australian Tax Office's highest-profile cases, and was last year appointed to lead an inquiry into corruption claims surrounding Crown Resorts' international high-roller program.
The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald confirmed earlier this month a brief of evidence has been submitted by federal agents to prosecutors outlining allegations Mr Roberts-Smith kicked a defenceless prisoner off a cliff and covered up his subsequent murder during a special forces mission in Afghanistan in September 2012.
Multiple special forces sources have also confirmed more of Mr Roberts-Smith's fellow SAS soldiers have come forward to allege he was involved in other serious war crimes during his various tours of Afghanistan.
The alleged murders have been reported to a military inspector general inquiry or the federal police, according to special forces personnel who are aware of the allegations, and the allegations are in addition to the cliff kicking allegations referred to the CDPP.
The Age and Herald are not suggesting Mr Roberts-Smith has been found guilty of any war crime, only that he is the target of police probes – and the subject of a brief of evidence handed to prosecutors – as a result of allegations made by his SAS colleagues.
Asked for comment on the appointment of Mr McLure, the CDPP said it would be "inappropriate for the CDPP to comment on matters which remain the subject of an ongoing investigation".
Repost from Q Research General #11812
China slaps an 80 per cent tariff on drought-affected Australian exporters starting TODAY as brutal punishment for push for COVID-19 inquiry - just hours after saying it'll support inquiry when pandemic is over
China has imposed 80 per cent tariff on Australian barley exports from May 19
Earlier in May China claimed Australia dumped barley and subsidised farmers
Australia strenuously denies claims and will consider fighting the tariffs
Australia may now look toward supplying the produce to Saudi Arabia
It comes after China vowed to support a probe into the origins of COVID-19
Chinese president Xi Jinping said China would support inquiry after pandemic
Diplomatic relations between nations deteriorated as Australia called for probe
Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
China has imposed an extraordinary tariff on Australian barley exports as apparent punishment for Scott Morrison's push for a coronavirus inquiry.
The Australian Prime Minister in April demanded an independent probe into the deadly respiratory virus and the World Health Organisation's handling of the crisis.
In response, Chinese state media and leaders warned of trade retribution that could wipe $135billion from the Australian economy.
After weeks of threatening to boycott the meat and barley industries and restrict travel and foreign education opportunities, China on Monday announced an 80.5 per cent levy on barley exports starting on Tuesday.
Beijing claims Australia subsidised its farmers and dumped barley in China. The tax will remain in place for five years, China's Ministry of Commerce said.
The tariff is set to cripple Australia's drought-affected grain farmers.
Australia is the biggest barley supplier to China, exporting about A$1.5 billion to A$2 billion worth a year, which is more than half its exports.
The move came just hours after Chinese president Xi Jinping told a virtual session of the World Health Assembly his country would support an independent probe into the origins of the outbreak - but only when the pandemic is over.
US Embassy Canberra Tweet
This month, as we mark the 78th anniversary of the Battle of the #CoralSea, Ambassador Culvahouse took time to reflect on the shared history and values that drive our Unbreakable Alliance. #USwithAUS #LestWeForget
Mark @awakeinaus_ Tweet
Katherine Keating has links to Epstein, Maxwell, Rachel Chandler, Balasz, The Standard Hotel, Soros, Prince Andrew, Clinton, Obama and the Bush's. Dig, Aussie Patriots. #AussieQ #TheGreatAwakening #Qanon
A Facebook user sent me this which was seen posted there.
This is valuable behaviour for any product.
I also like to check where a product comes from and where the ingredients are sourced and buy Australian if I have the option.
China food bothers me because I have heard they use their own effluence as fertiliser.
I don't care how good God's nature is, I am not interested in eating China's shitty products.
Buy Aussie made. Jobs for our kids the future.
"DID YOU SEE LANDLINE on THE ABC?
BUY ONLY BIRDSEYE AND EDGELL
This was shown on the program Landline on the ABC
Think about this and circulate to your family and friends:
The ONLY Australian manufacturer of frozen Australian grown vegetables (Simplot Australia) is not far from closing because a number of the other well-known Australian brands have moved their plants to New Zealand in order to capture the Chinese vegetable market where they market via New Zealand to Australian tables (without the food being labelled specifically as Chinese) and Simplot is finding it hard to compete.
SHOULD SIMPLOT CLOSE, THIS MEANS THAT NO AUSTRALIAN GROWN FROZEN VEGETABLES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALL AND WE WILL BE RELYING ON FOOD GROWN TOTALLY OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA.
For a number of reasons this is not a good situation.
1. As most people know, other countries do not necessarily have the strict guidelines for growing their vegetables that Australia has and by buying Australian we can be sure that lethal chemicals that may be used in other countries will not be used on Australian vegetables.
2. We would be losing Australians jobs.
3. If ever the world became unstable regarding wartime we would not be able to feed ourselves
It is imperative that we all support these Australian brands selling good Australian vegetable products (via Simplot): Birdseye and Edgell.
Next time you shop, please think about the future of Australian food.
What do you reckon folks? Let’s buy Birdseye and Edgell.
Some of us love our designer labels. We buy premium brand shoes, premium brand clothing and well known premium perfumes and handbags.
BUT … we also look for and buy the cheapest food we can for our children to eat. That doesn't make sense.
This is so true. The farmers in Tasmania are extremely worried about Simplot's impending closure. They also have a lone food processing plant in Bathurst subjected to the same uncertainty.
If these last remaining plants close, it means that China then has total control over our fresh/frozen vegie industry.
It is particularly disturbing to see that Chinese-grown vegetables are coming in branded as a product of New Zealand.
PLEASE PASS THIS TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN
DON'T BITCH LATER ON WHEN ALL FOOD IS IMPORTED AND EXPENSIVE JUST BECAUSE WE SAVED A FEW CENTS BUYING THE CHEAPER BRAND TODAY AND HELPED TO CLOSE DOWN AUSTRALIA COMPANIES…"
Further to this person's post re high end brand products versus cheap food…
We only truly own ONE THING in this life and that is our bodies.
We can sell everything else, houses, cars, clothes, everything… but when it comes to food and healthcare, consider what is truly important.
PS We did the same thing for SPC baked beans.
We can do it for Edgell and Birdseye.
Melbourne doctors to take anti-malaria drug touted by Donald Trump as COVID-19 shield
Australian researchers are preparing to trial the drug Donald Trump has controversially revealed he has been taking to prevent COVID-19.
It comes as the US President batted away criticism for his decision to promote hydroxychloroquine, saying on Wednesday morning (Australian time) he believed the anti-malaria drug “gives you an additional level of safety”.
Now researchers from Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute plan to put hydroxychloroquine to the test, with healthcare workers to be recruited for a volunteer trial.
But they have warned everyday Australians should not follow Mr Trump’s lead while the jury is still out on the efficacy of the drug.
Professor Marc Pellegrini said the project, known as Covid Shield, was an important step in exploring whether medicines could prevent the coronavirus.
“Covid Shield is gold standard in its design as a multi-centre, randomised, double-blind study,” Professor Pellegrini said on Wednesday.
“The trial is focused on our frontline and allied healthcare workers, who are at an increased risk of infection due to repeated exposure caring for sick patients. Our aim is to help these people stay safe, well and able to continue in their vital roles.”
While Mr Trump has promoted the drug, which better known for preventing malaria, it’s not yet known whether it will help people avoid becoming ill with COVID-19.
The Institute’s Professor Ian Wicks said there were other trials underway assessing the drug’s as a treatment, but Covid Shield would be the first to test it as a prophylaxis, or prevention, against the flu-like illness sweeping the globe.
“We are hopeful this Australian trial will provide a definitive answer to this question,” Professor Wicks said.
“Hydroxychloroquine has shown promising anti-viral activities, including against SARS-CoV-2, and so this is what we will be exploring further.”
There is already some evidence the medicine stops the coronavirus from entering cells in lab conditions. At the same time, doctors have warned the drug can be dangerous.
In the US, the Food and Drug Administration has issued concerns about potential serious side effects. But Mr Trump’s own doctor supported him taking the medicine.
In a letter released Tuesday, Dr Sean Conley said “we concluded the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks”.
Mr Trump has again defended his use of the prescription malaria drug, saying it was up to individuals to make their own decisions.
Without offering any evidence, Mr Trump said during a visit to the US Capitol on Wednesday that he thought hydroxychloroquine “gives you an additional level of safety”.
“People are going to have to make up their own mind,” he said.
US Vice President Mike Pence, whose press secretary has contracted the coronavirus, told Fox News in an interview he was not taking hydroxychloroquine.
“I’m not but I would never begrudge any American taking the advice of their physician,” Mr Pence said.
He noted the FDA had approved “off-label use” of the drug when prescribed by a physician.
Mr Trump has promoted hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment based on a positive report about its use against the virus. However, subsequent studies found it was not helpful.
Australian researchers promise a ‘rigorous approach’
Releasing details of their plans to study hydroxychloroquine, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute said its trial had the support of the federal government.
It hopes to sign up 2250 health workers for the four-month study.
Half would be given hydroxychloroquine, while the rest would receive a placebo tablet.
Professor Wicks said rheumatologists were “very comfortable” with the drug’s safety profile.
“Like any medication, hydroxychloroquine has certain side effects, but fortunately these are well known and quite uncommon,” Professor Wicks said.
“The medical specialists conducting Covid Shield are highly experienced in using hydroxychloroquine in the clinic.
“All participants will be screened based on rigorous selection criteria and closely monitored throughout the trial.”
Professor Pellegrini said the hydroxychloroquine had been supplied by the manufacturer specifically for the study.
Its use in the trial would not affect hospital supply or patients who routinely required the drug for other conditions, he said.
Q Post #4299
May 20 2020 20:12:50 (EST) NEW
Important to note [future events].
Masking v unmasking
incidentally intercepted v direct [target]
702 collection [minimization procedures] v CIA v FVEY
How does the CIA collect intelligence?
CIA not governed by FISA [intelligence operations conducted outside US]
FBI is under FISA [foreign counterintelligence mission is principally domestic]
Target location: US or abroad [traveling][rules]
Foreign intelligence collection of US person(s).
Official v unofficial.
What [central] AB[C] agency played quarterback?
Q Post #1667
Jul 3 2018 00:54:59 (EST)
“Normally, intelligence passed on from a member of the “Five Eyes” alliance — Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K., and the U.S. — to another member comes through an official channel for intelligence sharing.
However, Nunes, upon reviewing the document that formally launched the FBI’s investigation, said there was no intelligence shared through that official channel, meaning that the intelligence was shared through unofficial means.”
Mike Pompeo attacks China and says 'we stand with Australia'
Published on 20 May 2020
The US secretary of state criticises China's handling of the coronavirus outbreak, while backing Australia's push for an investigation into the origins of Covid-19. In a media address, Mike Pompeo attacks the Chinese Communist party, declaring it 'ideologically and politically hostile to free nations'. His comments come after China slapped 80% tariffs on Australian barley exports and continue similar rhetoric from the Trump administration that is increasingly critical of Beijing.
'We stand by Australia,' says Pompeo
Washington | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unleashed a blistering verbal assault against the Chinese Communist Party, slamming its decision to target Australia with barley tariffs for the "simple act" of asking for an independent probe into the origins of the coronavirus.
"We stand with Australia and the more than 120 nations now who have taken up the American call for an inquiry into the origins of the virus, so we can understand what went wrong and save lives now, and into the future," Mr Pompeo told reporters in Washington on Wednesday (Thursday AEST).
Mr Pompeo, who has become the Trump administration's most-vocal, anti-China critic, let rip with a tirade against Beijing that he said was needed because the media's focus on the current pandemic risks "missing the bigger picture" of China's threat.
"First, basic facts. China's been ruled by a brutal, authoritarian regime, a communist regime since 1949," he said.
"For several decades we thought the regime would become more like us through trade, scientific exchanges, diplomatic outreach, letting them in the WTO as a developing nation."
"That didn’t happen."
"We greatly underestimated the degree to which Beijing is ideologically and politically hostile to free nations. The whole world is waking up to that fact."
Mr Pompeo went on to attack Beijing's handling of the coronavirus outbreak, which he says has accelerated the world's "more realistic understanding of communist China".
"The party chose to destroy live virus samples instead of sharing them or asking us to help secure them."
"The Chinese Communist Party chose to threaten Australia with economic retribution for the simple act of asking for an independent inquiry into the origins of the virus. It’s not right."
Mr Pompeo's broadside comes a day after the Coalition government won unanimous support at the World Health Organisation's (WHO) annual forum for a probe into the pandemic's origins.
Canberra's push for an inquiry has coincided with a dramatic escalation in China's threats against Australia and its exporters, including last weekend's decision to slap an 80 per cent tariff on imports of barley.
Mr Pompeo also took another shot at the WHO's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for excluding Taiwan from this week's World Health Assembly in Geneva.
"I understand that Dr Tedros’ unusually close ties to Beijing started long before this current pandemic, and that’s deeply troubling," Mr Pompeo said.
Dr Tedros, in his opening remarks at a news conference on Wednesday, made no reference to the WHO resolution's demanding an inquiry into the pandemic's origins.
Instead he focused on its calls for the classification of any vaccines as "a global public good for health".
The omission is likely to further anger his critics inside the White House.
The Trump administration has been critical of Dr Tedros' handling of the crisis and earlier this month President Donald Trump said he has cut funding for the global health watchdog. The US contributes about $US450 million ($684 million) to the WHO's annual $US2.3 billion budget.
Since then the administration has sent mixed signals recently over whether it will restore the money or make its withdrawal permanent, depriving the organisation of resources from its biggest donor just as the pandemic takes off in vulnerable developing economies.
Mr Pompeo also noted a recent US Defence Department (DoD) proposal that would seek to speed up an end to US reliance on China for rare earth minerals that are critical for milliary weapons and systems.
The DoD has reportedly proposed budget legislation that would raise how much it is allowed to spend on rare earth elements in munitions and missiles to as much as $US1.75 billion and US$350 million for microelectronics.
Australian-listed Lynas is one of two companies that have been chosen by the US government to prepare designs for a heavy rare earth metals processing facility on US soil. That decision came several months after Australia and the US government last year agreed to help develop each other's critical minerals.
"You saw … the Department of Defence make announcements about work on rare earth minerals so that, again, we wouldn't be dependent on a nation that has demonstrated its unreliability, its willingness to steal our intellectual property, all the things that, frankly, for decades – and this isn’t remotely partisan," Mr Pompeo said.
"Democrat presidents, Republican presidents all just turned the other way because of 1.5 billion people and the opportunity for enormous markets, and this hope, this hope that engagement would lead to a change in the behaviour of the Chinese Communist Party.
"It didn’t happen."
Esper and Reynolds confirm commitment to alliance during COVID-19
On Wednesday, Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds has confirmed in a statement that Australia’s commitment to US alliance co-operation and confirmed that a modified 2020 Marine Rotational Force-Darwin deployment can proceed.
The minister has confirmed she has spoken with US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper reaffirming the alliance.
"Our alliance is based on shared values and close friendship. As we have done for over 100 years, we band together in times of crisis, just as we are now in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic," stated Minister Reynolds.
They confirmed the importance of co-operation through the COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining momentum towards shared goals in the region.
"We agreed that the pandemic has only served to reinforce the importance of the Alliance between our two nations. Our defence organisations’ focus is now on maintaining force readiness and helping our partners in the Pacific and south-east Asia," Minister Reynolds said.
"We are continuing to train and operate together, as recently seen with HMAS Parramatta’s activities with the US Navy in the South China Sea."
Minster Reynolds was also able to confirm with Secretary Esper that after careful consideration, the government has decided that a modified 2020 Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D) can proceed later this year, adhering to strict measures in place to protect against COVID-19.
The MRF-D for 2020 had been paused in March as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world and strict travel restrictions were put in place by governments across the world, including limiting military training operations.
The Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF–D) initiative involves the annual rotation of US Marines through northern Australia for approximately six months during the dry season.
While in Australia, the MRF–D undertakes a range of activities including training unilaterally and with the Australian Defence Force and other Indo-Pacific nations. The MRF–D initiative has grown in size and complexity since the first rotation of 200 US Marines in 2012. The 2019 rotation consisted of 2,500 US Marines.
The decision was based on Australia’s record to date in managing the impacts from COVID-19, as well as strict adherence by deployed US Marines to the mandatory 14-day quarantine and other requirements.
Hosting this key Alliance activity provides interoperability benefits as well as signals our firm joint commitment to regional security. It is a clear testimony to the strength and value of the Australia-US alliance.
"Secretary Esper and I confirmed our respective commitment to ensuring the health and safety of Australians, with special provision for local Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory," the statement said.
"In our discussions, I noted how impressed I am by the cooperation between our Defence Science and Technology experts in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
"Australian and US researchers, with the Five Nation Research and Development Council, are examining the survival of the virus that causes COVID-19 on various surfaces, and how it is impacted by environmental factors such as temperature and humidity.
"We look forward to further discussing ways that the Alliance can deal with the long-term strategic and economic impacts of the pandemic leading up to AUSMIN this year."
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds Tweet
#YourADF is ready to receive the Marine Rotational Force – Darwin for 2020 following careful planning & preparations undertaken by Aust. & the US to minimise COVID-19 risks to the Northern Territory.
The deployment demonstrates our close #defence relationship with the US
All your politicians are going to get burnt to death live on tv
Courtesy of your military
Same for every commonwealth country.
*or Earth’s most dominant power structure for thousands of years
You’re all getting burnt to death anyway
Melbourne choirmaster jailed in Britain for child sex crimes
Jonathan Grieves-Smith, a renowned choirmaster who built the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus into a world-class ensemble, has been sentenced to 24 years in jail in Britain for historical child sex crimes.
A court was told disturbing details of how Grieves-Smith physically and psychologically abused his victim from the time she was five years old.
Grieves-Smith, appearing in court under the name Jonathan Smith, was convicted in March on 16 counts of sex offences including buggery, indecent assault and gross indecency.
His systematic abuse of the young girl, which lasted for several years, included blackmail to conceal his crimes, the local Argus newspaper reported.
"Many people speak highly of you," Judge Paul Tain said. "However, the experience in these courts is that a lot of people of seemingly good character harbour secrets that their friends and family aren’t aware of.
"To anyone taken in by your claims that you are in fact innocent, they would be wrong.
"This case involved targeting, grooming, threats and blackmail and caused severe psychological harm. It led the victim into a spiral of despair."
The 57-year-old’s conviction has shocked Australia’s choral community, in which Grieves-Smith was a prominent figure. It has also devastated his Melbourne-based family.
The Hove Crown Court was told the abuse took place in the late 1980s and early 1990s when Grieves-Smith was the music director of the Brighton Festival Chorus. His crimes had remained secret for more than 20 years until his victim approached police.
Grieves-Smith’s victim, in a statement published by Sussex Police, said her ordeal left her trapped in a "cage of self destruction".
"The impact of what he did to me for so many years has caused me long-term trauma in most aspects of my life and for so long cast a terrible shadow over my reality, causing a ripple effect out to those who could see me struggling, haunted by something unseen, causing upset and pain all around," she said.
"Keeping silent kept me in a cage of self-destruction.
"The life I had to survive while I grew up in silence was not happy, I did not feel like other children, I felt dirty and had to keep secrets. It hurts me the most that the whole [of my] family were also treated awfully with huge levels of manipulation.
"To know that Grieves-Smith has now finally faced the court and justice has been served feels right."
Defence lawyer Jane Rowley said that, as a consequence of his crimes, Grieves-Smith would lose contact with his own young family. He was extradited from Australia to face trial and will serve his prison sentence in Britain.
Grieves-Smith first came to Melbourne in 1999 and built the Melbourne Chorale, the forerunner of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus, into an internationally acclaimed ensemble.
When he was charged with historic sex offences in 2015, he was the director of music at one of the University of Melbourne’s prestigious boarding colleges, Trinity College.
He continued to work with two Melbourne choirs, the Hamer Singers and Hallelujah Junction, and perform at major music halls around the nation before returning to Britain last year to face the charges against him.
Throughout an internationally acclaimed career, he performed with choirs and orchestras in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, BBC Singers and London Mozart Players.
Trinity College warden Professor Ken Hinchcliff has written to current and former choristers informing them of Grieves-Smith’s criminal conviction and inviting anyone with concerns about his conduct while at the college to come forward.
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The conspiracy group infiltrating politics – but who are QAnon?
Nick Whigham - Yahoo News Australia
22 May 2020
A follower of the bizarre QAnon conspiracy theory has won a Republican primary for a seat in the US senate.
The QAnon conspiracy theory, and a loose online collective who subscribe to it, have been slowly working their way from the far fringes of right-wing social media into more mainstream politics in the country.
The endorsement of QAnon supporter Jo Rae Perkins is a notable development in the creeping spread of the fantastical fringe ideas pushed by the group.
After she won her party’s nomination for a seat in the US senate in Oregon this week, she credited fellow QAnon followers with her victory.
“I stand with President Trump, I stand with Q and the team. Thank you Anons, and thank you patriots. Together, we can save our republic,” she tweeted prior to the results coming in.
During a victory speech live-streamed to social media, Ms Perkins concluded by saying, “As we Q people like to say, ‘Where we go one, we go all’.”
The line is a slogan for the group.
She later deleted both of the election night videos containing QAnon references but her endorsement has raised eyebrows in the US.
So what is QAnon?
QAnon is a theory built around belief in an international conspiracy of high-ranking government officials to kidnap, abuse, torture and kill children.
It was under the same delusion that an an armed man attempted an apparent rescue mission at a Washington pizzeria in 2016 in an internet conspiracy that became known as Pizzagate – widely considered a precursor to QAnon.
In recent years QAnon proponents globbed onto the Trump campaign and attended rallies in ‘Q’ gear in an apparent bid to spread the conspiratorial ideas, however the Trump campaign has reportedly sought to distance itself from the group.
In the QAnon worldview, Donald Trump is working behind the scenes to expose and disrupt a child-sex trafficking ring but has been thwarted by “deep-state” bureaucrats and global elites.
President Trump, according to the more extreme proponents, is fighting back against satanic pedophiles and cannibals.
The narrative is fed by cryptic posts on internet message boards from the anonymous “Q,” who followers believe to be a high-ranking intelligence official, or possibly even the US president himself.
Popular YouTube and social media pages promulgate and analyse Q’s vague messages, turning the obsession into something of a game for many followers.
The nature of internet-based conspiracies gives them a global reach, including in Australia where a close friend of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been associated with the conspiracy group.
This month Facebook moved to suspend a number of accounts related to QAnon citing “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” on its platform, a company euphemism for fake accounts run with the intent of disrupting political elections and society.
Nonetheless a private QAnon group for Australia and New Zealand Facebook users remains up since it was created in May 2018 and currently boasts 3,900 members.
Conspiracy theories in the time of coronavirus
Existing and new conspiracy theories have gained increasing attention during the coronavirus, ranging from the longstanding anti-vaccination movement to blaming Bill Gates for being behind the novel coronavirus.
Ana Stojanov works in the Department of Psychology at the University of Otago in New Zealand where she has spent years researching the rise of conspiracy theories. As with other complex phenomena, the reasons people are drawn to them can vary widely, she says.
“If the content of the conspiracy belief confirms people's worldview they'll be especially drawn to it. The positive feeling arising from ‘being in the know’ and possessing unique knowledge about some event may likewise be satisfying,” she told Yahoo News Australia.
For some people, it’s about gaining a sense of control and order – something which has been borne out in her research.
“Sometimes the alternative to conspiracy explanation suggests that events happen at random, so people prefer malevolent agents over randomness,” Ms Stojanov explained.
Ms Stojanov has been conducting surveys in New Zealand where the coronavirus pandemic has been well contained and doing the same survey in North Macedonia, where the government is perceived as more corrupt and the pandemic response has been poor. Those in North Macedonia are more inclined to believe in coronavirus conspiracies.
“The studies so far show that people who have lower sense of control are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories, though the causality is not yet clearly understood,” she said.
George Papadopoulos Tweet
When the information comes out that the Australian government was recording my conversation with Alexander Downer and his handler, Erika Thompson, you will see permanent changes to the 5 eyes intel agreement as you are already seeing the FBI reigned in.
Watchdog Group Publishes The FBI Document That Got Crossfire Hurricane Started
The government transparency group Judicial Watch published the document that the FBI drafted to open Crossfire Hurricane, the counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible links to the Russian government.
Congressional Republicans have long fought with the FBI and Justice Department to obtain the document, which lays out the FBI’s rationale for opening Crossfire Hurricane. It is also likely at the center of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the FBI’s probe of the Trump campaign.
Durham has questioned the FBI’s justification for opening the investigation.
The FBI document, dated July 31, 2016, shows that the FBI opened the investigation based largely on a tip about Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos. The tipster’s name is redacted in the Judicial Watch copy, but Alexander Downer, the former Australian high commissioner to the United Kingdom, has publicly acknowledged providing a memo to the FBI about Papadopoulos.
Downer and his deputy, Erika Thompson, met with Papadopoulos at a London bar on May 10, 2016.
Downer claimed in a memo he wrote after the encounter that Papadopoulos made a vague reference to the Russian government possibly helping the Trump campaign by releasing information that would hurt Hillary Clinton.
According to Downer, Papadopoulos “also suggested the Trump team had received some kind of suggestion from Russia that it could assist this process with the anonymous release of information during the campaign that would be damaging to Mrs. Clinton (and President Obama).”
Downer provided the memo to a State Department official at the U.S. embassy in London on July 27, 2016, after WikiLeaks began releasing emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee.
Peter Strzok, the FBI’s deputy chief of counterintelligence, drafted a so-called Electronic Communication (EC) on July 31, 2016, formally opening Crossfire Hurricane.
“This investigation is being opened to determine whether individual(s) associated with the Trump campaign are witting of and/or coordinating activities with the Government of Russia,” Strzok wrote.
While the EC lays out much of what was already known about the origins of Crossfire Hurricane, it contains a peculiar passage that does not match what Downer has said about his conversation with Papadopoulos.
An individual whose name is redacted claimed that an unidentified government “had been seeking prominent members of the Donald Trump campaign in which to engage to prepare for potential post-election relations should Trump be elected U.S. President,” it stated.
“One of the people identified was George Papadopolous (although public media sources provide a spelling of Papadopoulos), who was believed to be one of Donald Trump’s foreign policy advisers.”
The passage redacts the name of the country being referenced, though the Russian government is readily identified in other parts of the EC.
And nowhere has Downer claimed that Papadopoulos conveyed that the Russian government was trying to engage with members of the Trump campaign in preparation for a relationship after the election.
The FBI — and later the special counsel’s office — investigated whether Papadopoulos acted as a foreign agent of both Russia and Israel. There was not evidence that Papadopoulos acted as a foreign agent of either country, the special counsel’s report said.
Papadopoulos did plead guilty on Oct. 5, 2017, to making false statements to the FBI regarding contacts he had with Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese academic who told Papadopoulos that the Russian government had “dirt” on Clinton.
Papadopoulos has said that he dismissed Mifsud’s remark, and that he does not recall discussing Clinton-related material or Russia with Downer.
Downer stopped far short in his memo of suggesting that Papadopoulos and the Trump campaign were working directly with the Russian government.
“It was unclear whether he or the Russians were referring to material acquired publicly of through other means,” Downer said in the memo.
“It was also unclear how Mr. Trump’s team reacted to the offer. We note the Trump team’s reaction could, in the end, have little bearing of what Russia decides to do, with or without Mr. Trump’s cooperation.”
For anyone who thinks the Kensington wine rooms meeting with Alexander Downer and his handler, Erika Thompson, was just to talk among allies (US-Australia), I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. That meeting is key to unlocking the entire unmasking scandal
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Concernfagging, watch vid, listen to lyrics.
Go Scomo, he can have my AOSM-BP. He's fucking well earned it.
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Joseph Gregory Hallett - The Hidden King? … (Of Australia?)
In this interview with Aussie hosts Virginie and Lynda, enjoy a conversation with Joseph Gregory Hallett, the hidden King and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Joseph Gregory Hallett seems to have presented proof to many people that he is the true Heir to the Throne of England and Ireland. You can view his website at: https://www.kingof.uk
Other interviews with Australians: 4-Part with The Bloody Aussie Battler Podcast:
More videos here: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/LZE5aXOiQVMQ/
Moar sauce…check it out: https://www.kingof.uk/documents-legal/
Repost from Q Research General #11870
'He could possibly die in prison!' Pamela Anderson claims WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is 'very sick' and says he should be 'let out'
Pamela Anderson has claimed that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is 'very sick' and that he could die in prison.
The Baywatch star, 52, also said that the Australian activist, 48, should be 'let out' due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that he's in a 'dire position'.
Appearing on Thursday's episode of Watch What Happens Live, Pamela revealed she has lost touch with Assange, who she has long defended in the press.
The Wikileaks founder is wanted in the US for allegedly conspiring with army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to expose military secrets a decade ago.
A US grand jury has indicted Assange on 18 charges - 17 of which fall under the Espionage Act - including conspiracy to receive, obtain and disclose classified diplomatic and military documents.
The charges carry a total of 175 years' imprisonment.
Pamela said: 'I was the first person to visit him at Belmarsh Prison, and he's still there, and he's very sick.
'They're letting a lot of prisoners out because of this COVID situation, they should be letting him out. He's in a dire position; he could possibly die in prison. I hope not.'
She added: 'I just wish him the best, but I haven't… I've been in contact with people around him, but no, he knew what he was getting into, he sacrificed a lot to give us true information. He's a hero to me, and I just hope people feel the same way.'
Earlier this month, Assange's extradition case was postponed and the hearing is likely to resume on September 7, a court heard.
District judge Vanessa Baraitser has ordered the Australian's case, which had been set for May 18, be moved from Woolwich Crown Court to another court and to resume in September.
'It's going to take some negotiation to find a Crown Court that is open in September, in the current climate, and willing and available to take this hearing,' judge Baraitser said in Westminster Magistrates' Court.
The new location, which might be outside London, and start date for the remaining three weeks of the hearing will be confirmed in due course.
Judge Baraitser scheduled a callover hearing on June 1 if the Australian was well enough to attend via videolink. He will remain in custody until then.
She said: 'Last week it became clear the May 18 hearing was at best uncertain and I adjourned the hearing until today for parties to take instructions. A likely start date would be Monday September 7 but I cannot confirm that today.
'A crown court will be made available in September but I cannot say which court this will be. It will take some time to impose firm arrangements so the best thing I can suggest is parties will be notified by email this Friday confirming the location and start date.
'It's likely to be a crown court in London but it will take some time to negotiate to get an open, not suspended, crown court.
'We will do our utmost to make sure the defendant can attend. In 28 days unless he is unwell he must appear, as everyone does, over videolink.'
James Lewis, QC, for the US government, said: 'We do need time for the American prosecutors to come over.
'We think it is doubtful flights will have resumed earlier than then so we would rather have a September date because it gives more opportunity to have the American prosecutors actually in court.'
George Papadopoulos Tweet
All the meetings I had with Joseph Mifsud are documented with emails and dates and time. The chronology of his overtures and when the Australians began to make contact is no coincidence.
Repost from Q Research General #11869
Australia Study Finds "Sign Of Human Intervention" In COVID-19
A scientific study in Australia has found that SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that has led to a pandemic, was likely created in a lab, barring some “remarkable coincidence” that led to the virus naturally evolving to be optimised to attack human cells.
The study was led by Nikolai Petrovsky, a vaccine researcher at Flinders University. The scientists in his team discovered that the coronavirus is optimized for penetration into human cells, rather than animal cells, which means that the theory that it emerged from an animal market and jumped to humans naturally is unlikely.
Lifesite News reports that the scientists “used a version of the novel coronavirus collected in the earliest days of the outbreak and applied computer models to test its capacity to bind to certain cell receptor enzymes, called “ACE2,” that allow the virus to infect human and animal cells to varying degrees of efficacy.”
“They found that “the novel coronavirus most powerfully binds with human ACE2, and with variously lesser degrees of effectiveness with animal versions of the receptor.”
The authors believe this means that the virus “became specialized for human cell penetration by living previously in human cells, quite possibly in a laboratory.”
The Study notes that “a virus would be expected to have highest affinity for the receptor in its original host species, e.g. bat, with a lower initial binding affinity for the receptor of any new host, e.g. humans. However, in this case, the affinity of SARS-CoV-2 is higher for humans than for the putative original host species, bats, or for any potential intermediary host species.”
It continues, noting that a “possibility which still cannot be excluded is that SARSCoV-2 was created by a recombination event that occurred inadvertently or consciously in a laboratory handling coronaviruses, with the new virus then accidentally released into the local human population.”
Dr Petrovsky added in a statement that, rather than being rapidly genetically spliced and mutated, the virus shows signs of being ‘cultured’ to evolve over time.
“Our and other analyses of the genomic sequence of the virus do not reveal any artificial gene inserts that would be the hallmark of a gene jockey, genetic engineers who manipulate or even create viruses by splicing in artificial inserts into their genome.” Petrovsky said.
“These are generally easily recognisable and hence clear signatures of human intervention in the creation of a virus. The fact that these artificial inserts are not present has been interpreted by some to mean this virus is not the result of human manipulation.” he added.
“However, this logic is incorrect as there are other ways in which humans can manipulate viruses and that is caused by natural selection,” he continued, adding that “you can force [a] bat virus to adapt to infect human cells via mutations in its spike protein,” after culturing it for a few years.
“The result of these experiments, according to the doctor, would be “a virus that is highly virulent in humans but is sufficiently different that it no longer resembles the original bat virus.”
If all of this sounds familiar, it is because this is exactly what the scientists inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology were doing with bat borne coronaviruses.
For the fake holy war
Massive Jew bonfire
Dopey disrespectful Oxford polymath as Judas Iscariot
For following the fat cowardly orange cunt and the three stars
For the fake and ghey holy war
Starting with Bibi 🍼
Fat wonky eyed kike
Blocked the team of four from twitter for three months.
Massive Jew bonfire
For blaming it all on China, Bill gates and Tom Hanks
Vile fucking parasites
A blight and cancer on humanity
Hit me up 🤙 lol 😂
Bill gates or Jews?
Nice Aussie girls especially welcome
That’s me at the back
George Papadopoulos on Sky News Australia.
FBI, Obama White House trying to 'sabotage' Donald Trump
Published on 23 May 2020
The Russia collusion investigation was designed by senior figures in the FBI to “sabotage” Donald Trump’s presidency, according to former campaign advisor George Papadopoulos.
Mr Papadopoulos was sentenced to 14 days jail in 2018 for making false statements to the FBI over his contacts with Russia.
It’s believed a meeting between Mr Papadopoulos and then UK high commissioner Alexander Downer is what sparked the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in US elections.
According to a US Inspector General report, Mr Downer passed on information to the FBI after he had drinks with Mr Papadopoulos, who reportedly revealed Russia obtained damaging information about Hillary Clinton and was planning to use it during the 2016 election.
Mr Papadopoulos said now that the Russia investigation is over, senior FBI and Department of Justice figures face an on-going criminal investigation “for their conduct.”
George Papadopoulos Tweet
The Clinton errand boy, Alexander Downer, and his bizarre handler, Erika Thompson, exposed Australia’s role in the spying scandal only for it to blow up in their faces. No wonder the government is distancing themselves from them already!
FBI opened Russia probe on third-hand 'suggestion' of collusion, declassified memo shows
Former FBI executive says memo shows probe should never have been opened up "in a million years."
The FBI's probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia was opened on a third-hand "suggestion" of wrongdoing and the thinnest of suspicions that illegal foreign lobbying had occurred, according to a declassified memo released Friday that shows agents immediately flagged the strong limitations of their evidence.
The July 31, 2016 electronic communication that officially open the counterintelligence investigation codenamed Crossfire Hurricane was obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.
It shows the criminal basis for opening the probe was suspected violations of the Foreign Agent Registration Act, but it did not identify a single episode that it said violated the law.
Rather it focused on a "suggestion" passed on by Australian ambassador Alexander Downer that Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos might be coordinating with Russia the release of damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
Downer had heard the information about the Russians during a bar conversation in May 2016 from Papadopoulos, who had heard it two months earlier from a European professor who had heard it from Russians allegedly.
The memo shows the case agent, Peter Strzok, expressed some doubts and reservations about the limitations of the evidence even as he opened the probe.
The memo cited concerns about "suggestions from the Russians that they (the Russians) could assist the Trump campaign with the anonymous release of information during the campaign that would be damaging to Hillary Clinton."
Papadopoulos "suggested the Trump team had received some kind of suggestion from Russia" that it had damaging information, the memo said. But Strzok's memo immediately noted the limitations of the allegations forwarded from the Australians.
"It was unclear whether he or the Russians were referring to material acquired publicly of through other means. It was also unclear how Mr. Trump’s team reacted to the offer," the memo stated.
Kevin Brock, the former chief of intelligence for the FBI, said the electronic communication did not meet the bureau's rigorous standards for predicating the opening of a criminal or counterintelligence case.
"There is nothing in the EC that meets the traditional thresholds for opening up a FARA or CI investigation," Brock told Just the News. "It appears hastily constructed."
The memo also contains evidence of other red flags, Brock explained, including that Strzok both drafted and approved the opening of his own investigation and originally segregated the memo so it could only be seen by "case participants" and not other FBI officials.
Asked whether as an FBI assistant director he would have approved opening Crossfire Hurricane based on what was in the memo, Brock said: "Not in a millions years. I wouldn’t have approved it as a squad supervisor either. This would have set off alarm bells in any FBI field for not meeting our standards for a predicate."
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton agreed, saying the newly declassified memo revealed that there "was no serious basis for the Obama administration to launch an unprecedented spy operation on the Trump campaign."
"We now have more proof that Crossfire Hurricane was a scam, based on absurd gossip and innuendo. This document is Exhibit A to Obamagate, the worst corruption scandal in American history," Fitton said.
Do not ever forget that the previous Australian leader was lying to the President during their call about Downer and Australia’s true involvement in attempting to sabotage the campaign. They hoped Mueller would have swept up the President. Australia must be held accountable!
Hey @AlexanderDowner when it’s all said and done, and the reality is exposed, realize that the crap you pulled might have worked against east Timor, but never worked against the United States of America. Next gin and tonic is on me. Just no phones this time to record one another.
‘Australia’s Watergate’ set for trial over East Timor spying claims
Australia’s Watergate’ set for trial over East Timor spying claims
Former spy and lawyer accused over alleged bugging of Dili cabinet during $40bn gas talks
NOVEMBER 1 2018
The trial of a former Australian spy on Thursday could shed light on allegations that Canberra used its intelligence services to defraud its impoverished neighbour East Timor during talks over gas contracts worth up to $40bn.
The case, which has been dubbed “Australia’s Watergate”, raises questions about how nations use spies to further commercial interests and follows the indictment of 10 Chinese intelligence officers on commercial espionage charges in the US this week.
Australian prosecutors have charged “Witness K”, a former senior intelligence officer, and his lawyer Bernard Collaery — a former attorney-general for the Australian Capital Territory — with revealing state secrets.
They allege the two men broke the law by revealing that Alexander Downer, a former Australian foreign minister, ordered the bugging of East Timor’s Cabinet Office in 2004 in a move that benefited an Australian resources company, Woodside, to the detriment of East Timor.
Mr Downer later secured work as a consultant for Woodside when he stepped down from parliament in 2008 while Ashton Calvert, who was secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs in 2004, joined the Woodside board when he retired from public service. Mr Calvert died in 2007, while Mr Downer was appointed Australia’s ambassador to the UK in 2014 — a position from which he allegedly tipped off the US about Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Mr Downer has refused to comment on whether he ordered the intelligence operation but previously told media the “Australian government was on Australia’s side in the negotiations” with East Timor. Woodside said it was unaware of any intelligence operation.
The charges could see “Witness K” and Mr Collaery imprisoned for up to two years if found guilty — a move critics say is designed to send a message to intelligence officers and civil rights advocates about the dangers of speaking out when they believe the state has broken the law. However, the trial could embarrass Australian authorities if details of the spying mission in East Timor are revealed and support claims by Mr Collaery the operation broke Australian law.
A group of independent MPs have called on the police to investigate the bugging claims, which successive governments have refused to confirm or deny. They are also calling for the establishment of an anti-corruption commission to probe the matter.
“Australia’s bugging of East Timor in 2004 was illegal, unscrupulous and remains unresolved, so it’s no wonder that the whole affair has been likened to the Watergate scandal,” said Andrew Wilkie, an independent MP.
“A succession of governments have covered it up and the current government is even charging the whistleblower and his lawyer.”
Pompeo warns of 'disconnect' over Victoria's Belt and Road deal
Sky News Australia - Published on 23 May 2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has issued a stern warning over Victoria’s Belt and Road deal with China, telling Sky News the US will “simply disconnect” from Australia if it affects America's telecommunications.
Mr Pompeo said he wasn’t aware of the specific details of the agreement but warned the US “will not take any risks”.
“We will not take any risks to our telecommunications infrastructure, any risk to the national security elements of what we need to do with our Five Eyes partners,” he said.
“I don’t know the nature of those projects precisely. To the extent they have an adverse impact on our ability to protect telecommunications from our private citizens, or security networks for our defence and intelligence communities – we simply disconnect, we will simply separate.
“We are going to preserve trust in networks for important information. We hope our friends and allies, especially our Five Eyes partners like Australia, do the same.”
Alexander Downer Tweet
Here’s a message for those on Twitter who buy the crazy conspiracy theories about me working as a spy for Hillary Clinton. We’ve told President Trump we’ll give the Barr/Durham enquiry all the information they want. Lucky I’m not litigious!
George Papadopoulos' Response
Mueller’s own team confirmed the meeting I had with this guy was recorded. An Australian “diplomat” and his handler, Erika Thompson, recording a conversation with an American they were directing towards a fake conspiracy and digging into my previous consulting work. Scandalous.
The Flynn Frame-Up: Everything Was Done by the Book
Consider the predicament members of the Obama administration were in after Donald John Trump won the 2016 election. Their undertaking to destroy and stop the Republican nominee for the presidency had failed. The powerful criminal and intelligence agencies of the federal government had engaged in behavior we would expect from corrupt third-world countries. They abused the FISA court system to spy on Trump campaign associates and hence Trump himself. They listened in on phone calls. They arranged baited meetings using foreigners in attempted set-ups. They leaked to the press.
But none of their manifold efforts produced any evidence that Trump or any member of his campaign team had colluded with the Russians to influence the election.
When we stand back and look at the manner in which the Obama administration went after the Trump campaign, it is truly bizarre. For the government to take such unprecedented action against a political opponent, you would expect to see a credible, verifiable tip as the catalyst. You would expect the tip to be really, really credible and specific, considering the gravity of making the entire Trump campaign team criminal suspects of the opposition party government.
Judicial Watch recently published the document the FBI used to justify the Crossfire Hurricane counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign. The tip the FBI relied on was from "Alexander Downer, the former Australian high commissioner to the United Kingdom, [who] has publicly acknowledged providing a memo to the FBI about Papadopoulos." George Papadopoulos was a young, low-level volunteer to the Trump campaign who was set up by the FBI. Papadopoulos never met or communicated with anyone from the Russian government; he met with U.S. government informants orchestrated by the FBI.
The accusations against Papadopoulos were vague, suggestive, and circular. It appears that the FBI was at the center of the involvement of Alexander Downer, Joseph Mifsud, Stefan Halper, and Azra Turk in creating the flimsy appearance that Papadopoulos was a colluder with Russia for the Trump campaign.
At this point, we know there was never an articulable, actionable tip about any collusion. After the so-called tip, what existed was a handful of Trump campaign people, and Trump himself, who previously had some level of legitimate business dealings with Russia. Carter Page had even been an informant for the FBI, a fact that was hidden from the FISA court.
Lawful contacts with Russia, however, was enough for the Obama administration to run with. After Hillary/DNC emails had been breached, the reset-button Russians were blamed. To this day, the allegation has not been substantiated. The DNC refused to turn over its computer servers for law enforcement investigation — even to its pals running the FBI. Was Guccifer responsible? Did Seth Rich deliver the emails to Julian Assange of WikiLeaks? Who knows? In our context, it doesn't matter. What matters is unsubstantiated Russian claims were made, and Trump and some of his team had actually been to Russia. Imagine that.
Hillary Clinton and the DNC paying millions for an opposition-research dossier put together by a foreigner with unsubstantiated and fanciful claims by, take a breath, Russians! is the stuff of novels. Paid-for claims against Trump by Trump-haters (including dossier author Christopher Steele) from Russian sources to be used to prove that Trump is the colluder is so far-fetched that it couldn't possibly be true — except it happened in real life. Add to the mix our FBI deceitfully used the unverified and now discredited political dossier to obtain not one, but several warrants to spy on Carter Page in the most intrusive way the law allows — essentially viewing Page as a traitor to the United States (but not informing the Republican nominee that he might have a traitor in his midst).
With the combination of the information-age overload and the Democrat Party news media controlling what's the news and narrative, major stories go unnoticed as a blip on the radar screen when red nuclear warning lights should be flashing. The Clinton/DNC paid-for dossier and FBI's involvement should shock the conscience of every American. But does the average American even know what happened?
Remember WIKISTRAT? Started by an Australian-Israeli, or is it an Israeli-Australian.? They were questioned re their offer to help the Trump campaign manipulate Facebk and Twatter. But the problem was they were foreign- Israeli. Now there is another coincidental encounter that a member of Wikistrat had with a Trump campaign member. Looks like Pdop did some time at the HUDSON institute under the watchful eye/management of his mentor, Richard Weitz- who just happens is a senior expert at WIKISTRAT. Perhaps when Pdop was about to leave working at the Hudson Institute, Mr. Weitz may have said, “Do keep in touch. And good luck working on the Ben Carson campaign.” After that campaign fell through, Pdop is back in London. Now he finds a spot(still building his resume) at London Centre for International Studies. Just a hop, skip and a juno from the Australian High Commissioner’s office in London.
Now that Italian school, LINK university is all-clown, where Pdop was told to go meet Mifsud. So then we have Comey going to AUS Mar 7-15, 2016, then James Clapper(CIA) arrives in AUS on Mar 16(from NZ btw. Isn’t that where US person with security clearance can go into a SCIF without being required to sign in?)
And Bob’s yer uncle. Alexander Downer meets with a young punk kid with a half-lies resume who just left ICILP to join the Trump campaign. Oh, and Downer, later goes in the board of a private intelligence company called Hakluyt. Keep an eye on that company. They may have more involvement than we know. Their offices are conveniently located adjacent to Hyde Patk. But the WW Hyde Park photos are turning out to be from an earlier time(2013? ;-)) I said too much.
The Flynn Frame-up.
Why did they need to get Flynn out of action and without access to intelligence. Just to hide the Spygate op? It may be the Flynn saga goes back even further.
Knowing that General Flynn Was invited to, and attended, a Security Conference Dinner at Cambridge in February of 2014, and if I told you the Q pic (pictured) is dated between October 2013 to May 2014, could this person(pictured) be General Flynn? Okay as to the picture’s date- I am saying it. That’s the timeframe - of the picture. An anon’s decode is coming soon. Seen it.
In fact, 2013, anons. Proof coming soon. Not my dig. Not at liberty to show anon’s proof.
In fact, this series of pics? NOT 2015/2016. Anon proof coming soon. Likely 2013, 2014. Again, not my dig. Can’t show how right now, but it’s coming.
Multiple contempt trials loom over reporting of Pell's conviction
Contempt of court charges against media organisations over their reporting of George Pell's conviction on sexual abuse charges could be divided into as many as 13 separate trials, based on the number of "separate controversies" alleged.
Thirty journalists and news organisations are accused by Victorian prosecutors of breaching a suppression order imposed by County Court chief judge Peter Kidd, which in December 2018 prevented the media from reporting the guilty verdicts a jury reached against the cardinal.
Cardinal Pell was last month acquitted of charges he sexually abused two choirboys in the 1990s, following a successful appeal to the High Court. The cardinal was released from prison.
Lawyers for the media organisations and prosecutors are still working through pre-trial issues, the Supreme Court heard on Tuesday, and Justice John Dixon encouraged the parties to resolve some of the issues in dispute so a trial could start.
"The matter to me seems to be getting a bit long in the tooth and needs to be pushed along a bit," Justice Dixon said.
The judge set a tentative start date for trial for early November, however, the court heard there could be multiple trials given the alleged offending and circumstances differed among the rival news organisations. The Age is one of the media organisations facing contempt charges.
Barrister Matthew Collins, QC, representing the media, said a total of 11 corporations and 19 individuals faced contempt charges.
But the charges related to 13 "separate controversies", he said, which meant rival news organisations shouldn't be grouped together in one trial. The facts and circumstances of each of the news organisations would be different, Dr Collins said, and they might prefer to employ different lawyers.
"On the face of it, it would be an injustice for rival news organisations to be heard together," he said.
"If our friends think this can be done in one trial … it's just not being realistic."
It is unclear how many trials will be held, but Justice Dixon conceded some cases could drag into next year.
Dr Collins said the media were anxious for the case to go to trial soon as the charges had been "hanging over their heads for far too long".
Lisa De Ferrari, acting for the Office of Public Prosecutions, said more discussions were needed between the parties to iron out pre-trial legal points.
There were still "knotty" issues to discuss and the talks were preferable to "doing it on the run" before the judge, Ms De Ferrari said.
The parties will appear again before Justice Dixon in July.
Prosecutors allege media companies breached Judge Kidd's suppression order by publishing articles and broadcasts that reported a high-profile person had been found guilty of serious charges. Cardinal Pell was not named in any of the stories published or broadcast.
The suppression order was in place because at the time Cardinal Pell was to face a second trial, and Judge Kidd did not want reports of an earlier guilty verdict to influence a second jury.
The suppression order was lifted and media were able to report the guilty verdicts in February last year, when prosecutors abandoned the second trial.
In March last year, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kerri Judd, QC, filed more than 200 charges against 36 journalists and news organisations, but most of those charges have since been withdrawn.
Dassi Erlich Tweets
Is it decision day?
Will Leifer be found fit to stand 4 extradition?
Expectations sky high.
We always attempt to lower expectations, today it's impossible to dampen them.
Leifer must b found fit. Manipulation of abused & court system must come to an end
Court hearing is at 9pm Melb time - 2 pm in the Jerusalem district court.
I'll be sitting with my sisters @NicoleM04999749 and @EllySapper nervously waiting to hear live updates from the courtroom by @mannywaks
General Angus Campbell Tweet
Today, on #MemorialDay we pay respect to the brave men and women of the USA who made the ultimate sacrifice in service. Thousands of (Australians) and (Americans) fought side-by-side in major conflicts. We will remember them. #TYFYS
Alleged paedophile Malka Leifer mentally fit to be extradited to Australia, Israeli court rules
An Israeli court has ruled former Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer is mentally fit to be extradited to Australia where she faces 74 charges of child sexual abuse.
It means Israeli lawyers can pursue an extradition request lodged by Victoria Police.
Ms Leifer is accused of abusing three sisters during her time as headmistress of the Adass Israel School between 2001 and 2008.
She allegedly fled Australia for Israel in 2008 when she learned the women were planning to file a complaint with police.
Australia lodged an extradition request for Ms Leifer in 2014, but the case has been repeatedly delayed.
Ms Leifer's lawyers have said she suffers from clinical depression and post-traumatic stress disorder and is therefore unfit to face trial in Australia.
But in January a panel of psychiatrists concluded the 54-year-old was faking her mental illness to avoid extradition.
An extradition hearing could begin soon, but Ms Leifer's defence team is expected to immediately lodge an appeal in the Jerusalem High Court.
Malka Leifer's mental health is a key issue
This is the 67th hearing in the Jerusalem District Court, in a case that has dragged on for nearly six years.
Australia's extradition request was suspended in 2016 because her lawyers successfully argued that she was catatonic and crippled by depression.
But two years later, a private investigator used a hidden camera to record Ms Leifer out shopping, socialising and commuting.
She has been examined more than 30 times by mental health experts, many of whom have declared her competent.
In January, an expert panel concluded not only that Ms Leifer was well but that she had been perpetrating a "fraud" to avoid justice.
"The psychiatric panel's findings lead to the inevitable conclusion that over the past five years, the court and the mental health system have fallen victim to a fraud perpetrated by Leifer and her supporters," the Justice Ministry said at the time.
But Ms Leifer's lawyers successfully argued that they needed more time to cross-examine members of the panel before she could face an extradition hearing.
The delays in the case have strained relations between Israel and Australia.
In February, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Israeli President Reuven Rivlin that Australia needs to see justice in the case.
Sisters allege abuse in conservative community
Sisters Dassi Erlich, Nicole Meyer and Elly Sapper grew up in the Adass Israel community — a Hasidic Jewish group in Melbourne.
They claim that as teenagers, they were repeatedly sexually abused by their high school principal.
They said they were unaware they were all being molested by their headmistress until years later.
Dassi Erlich sued the Adass Jewish School in 2015, and was awarded $1.27 million in damages against the school and Ms Leifer.
The sisters have voiced frustration over the slow progress of the court proceedings in Israel, saying Ms Leifer must face justice in Australia.
Dassi Erlich Tweets
JUDGE RULED LEIFER IS MENTALLY FIT TO STAND TRIAL!
This abusive woman has been exploiting Israeli courts for 6 years! Intentionally creating obstacles, endless vexatious arguments - only lengthening our ongoing trauma!
Too many emotions to process!!! This is huge!
Press conference with Former Premier @TedBaillieu MP @joshburnsmp and @SouthwickMP
9am tomorrow outside Glen Eira town hall.
watch this grow in real-time.
Drew is now being persecuted by the Kafkaesque machine of university oppression, so ironically similar to the Chinese Communist Party with whom they share such a deep connection.
New Q Post referencing Australia
Q Post #4327
May 26 2020 22:53:15 (EST) NEW
Australian researchers see virus design manipulation
A forthcoming Australian scientific study concludes that the coronavirus causing the global pandemic contains unique properties suggesting it was manipulated in a Chinese laboratory and was not the result of a natural occurrence.
Five scientists who conducted the study discovered an unusual ability of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, as the pathogen behind COVID-19 is called, to easily infect humans.
The scientists said there is no sign so far that the virus can be found in other animals, including bats or the exotic wildlife sold for fresh meat at a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus was first identified and where China maintains a major laboratory studying such viruses.
The preliminary report of the study, which is now being peer-reviewed, is based on computer modeling of the virus’ ability to infect various animals, including humans. It was published May 13 on the Cornell University website arXiv.org, which is used for discussion of pre-publication papers.
Nikolai Petrovsky, the lead researcher, said his team suspects human manipulation in Wuhan because of the unmatched ability of the virus’ protruding spike to infect human cells.
The virus’ binding strength for human cells “far exceeds” similar properties for infecting other animals, he said in a statement on the forthcoming report.
“This, plus the fact that no corresponding virus has been found to exist in nature, leads to the possibility that COVID-19 is a human-created virus,” said Mr. Petrovsky, a professor at the College of Medicine and Public Health at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia.
“It is therefore entirely plausible that the virus was created in the biosecurity facility in Wuhan by selection on cells expressing human ACE2, a laboratory that was known to be cultivating exotic bat coronaviruses at the time.”
ACE2 is the acronym for angiotensin-converting enzyme 2, which is on cell surfaces. The enzyme is the entry point the coronavirus uses to infect organisms and spread.
Human lung cells contain ACE2 receptors that have been shown to be key targets of the SARS-CoV-2.
A laboratory-treated coronavirus also could have escaped the facility through an accidental infection of a staff member who then visited the Wuhan wild animal market, Mr. Petrovsky said. Other potential sources include inappropriate disposal of medical waste at a Wuhan laboratory or transmission from a cat or other animal that came into contact with infected waste.
Mr. Petrovsky said the research team believes the quick evolution of the coronavirus and its unique ability to infect humans are either “a remarkable coincidence or a sign of human intervention.”
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying denied again this month that the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which houses China’s high-security laboratory studying pathogens, was the source of the outbreak. The head of the Wuhan laboratory has also said she is convinced after a review that her lab played no role in the virus’ spread.
Another Chinese Foreign Ministry official, Zhao Lijian, suggested that the U.S. Army brought the virus to China. President Trump and other top officials angrily denied that accusation.
The Australian study contradicts other scientists’ assertions that there is no evidence the virus originated in a Chinese laboratory or that it is the result of laboratory bioengineering.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a key adviser to Mr. Trump on the pandemic, has dismissed any suggestion that the virus came from a Chinese laboratory.
“If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what’s out there now, [the scientific evidence] is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated,” he told National Geographic this month.
“Everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that [this virus] evolved in nature and then jumped species.”
‘Highly adapted’ pathogen
The forthcoming study, however, concludes that the binding energy of the virus’ “spike” protein — the crownlike protrusions surrounding the surface of the round microbe — is highest for humans and greater than all other species tested, including bats, which have been widely targeted as the likely original source.
“This indicates that SARS-CoV-2 is a highly adapted human pathogen,” the Australian report said.
The team analyzed spike protein binding of the virus on a range of other animals, including pangolins, civets, mice, hamsters, cats, dogs, snakes, horses, tigers and cows.
“Overall, the data indicates that SARS-CoV-2 is uniquely adapted to infect humans, raising important questions as to whether it arose in nature by a rare chance event or whether its origins might lie elsewhere,” the report said.
Jonathan J. Couey, a research assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh, said he agrees with the Australian findings.
“Understanding the exact origin of this virus is vital to ensure that all scientific and medical data are interpreted correctly by policymakers and health care professionals alike,” Mr. Couey said.
However, he said, debate on the laboratory origin of the virus has been stymied by scientists opposed to even considering the possibility.
“Several scientists with obvious conflicts of interest have been permitted to go on the record denying that it would be possible to generate such a virus in a laboratory and stating specifically that the sequence of SARS-CoV-2 would never have been chosen by any ‘gene jockey,’” he said in an email.
“Both of these denials are not genuine scientific rebuttals, but rather semantic pseudo-denials formulated by some of those most closely tied to the funding of these [gain of function] research lines.”
“Gain-of-function research” is laboratory work to increase the ability of pathogens to cause disease. It is carried out to study pandemics and how to respond to them.
Research institutions and U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating the origin of the virus, which has now infected nearly 5 million people worldwide and is blamed for at least 323,000 deaths. The 106,000 new cases of infections recorded Tuesday was the most in a single day since the outbreak began, World Health Organization officials said in Geneva.
U.S. intelligence agencies say they agree with a “wide scientific consensus” that the virus was not man-made or genetically modified, according to an April 30 statement by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. But public and private researchers have said it is impossible to dismiss the possibility of an accidental leak from the Wuhan laboratory of what became the COVID-19 strain.
The spy agencies are studying emerging information and intelligence “to determine whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals, or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan,” the ODNI said in an unusual public statement.
Knowing the origin of the virus could prove critical to finding vaccines and treatments and responding to future outbreaks, researchers say.
The Australian study is the second scientific paper to suggest laboratory manipulation played a part.
A group of Indian scientists published a paper on Jan. 31 that found the new coronavirus contained four insertions to the spike protein that are unique to SARS-CoV-2 and not found in other coronaviruses. The features, they said, are similar to those found in the virus known as HIV.
Those scientists concluded that similar structures are “unlikely to be fortuitous in nature.”
The Indian paper was withdrawn under pressure from China, but the scientists involved refused to repudiate their research and promised to publish their findings eventually.
Mr. Petrovsky, who is also research director for Vaxine Pty Ltd., a biotechnology company based in Bedford Park, South Australia, said the source of the virus remains a vitally important question.
“While COVID-19 has close similarities to SARS and other bat viruses, no natural virus matching to COVID-19 has been found in nature despite an intensive search to find its origins,” he said. “This raises the very legitimate question of whether the COVID-19 virus might be the result of human intervention.”
Like other scientists who studied the virus, the Australian team did not find easily recognizable artificial gene inserts that would signal virus engineering. Mr. Petrovsky said there are ways to manipulate viruses without such inserts.
For example, laboratory technicians could take a bat coronavirus that is not infectious to humans and force its evolution by culturing the virus with cells that have the human receptor.
That process was used to culture SARS coronaviruses in laboratories.
The result would be that “you can force the bat virus to adapt to infect human cells via mutations in its spike protein,” Mr. Petrovsky said.
Israeli court finds alleged paedophile Malka Leifer fit to be extradited to Australia | ABC News
Published on 26 May 2020
An Israeli court has ruled former Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer is mentally fit to be extradited to Australia where she faces 74 charges of child sexual abuse.
It means Israeli lawyers can pursue an extradition request lodged by Victoria Police.
9 News Live Press Conference
Federal Labor MP Josh Burns will join Victorian State Liberal MP David Southwick, former Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu AO and Dassi Erlich in Melbourne, to address Malka Leifer being declared fit by an Israeli court to face extradition to Australia.
Candice Wyatt Tweet
Huge media pack and supporters here to listen to @dassi_erlich and her sisters speak, alongside former Victorian Premier @TedBaillieu. Alleged child sex abuser Malka Leifer found fit on an Israeli court to face extradition.
@10NewsFirstMelb @Studio10au #auslaw #springst
Nine News Melbourne Tweets
A breakthrough today in the battle to get a former school principal extradited from Israel to Melbourne to face dozens of charges of child sex abuse.
A Jerusalem court has ruled Malka Leifer is fit to face an extradition hearing. @dassi_erlich @NicoleM04999749 #9News
It's been a long journey for those involved in the Malka Leifer case. @Brett_McLeod #9News
How COVID-19 is driving a booming conspiracy industry
By Elise Thomas
May 27, 2020 — 12.00am
As legitimate newsrooms around the world are crumbling under the financial pressures exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis, including at least 157 in Australia since January that have closed temporarily or permanently, the conspiracy industry is booming. It's a dynamic that should have all Australians concerned.
When we talk about conspiracies today, it's often in relation to viral Facebook posts or misinformation on Twitter. That is only part of the story, however. Conspiracies are also an increasingly lucrative moneyspinner for everyone from Instagram influencers and celebrity chefs to long-time professional conspiracists such as Alex Jones or David Icke (if you’re struggling to remember who David Icke is, he’s the former English footballer who says the world is run by lizard people, and who has more recently pivoted to promoting the widespread conspiracy that COVID-19 is linked to 5G).
The COVID-19 crisis has been an unprecedented opportunity for the conspiracy industry, which has rushed to fill the many unanswered questions about the virus and the response to it with an alacrity that legitimate information sources simply cannot match. Good journalism takes time and money, and medical research takes even more, but spinning conspiracies is free and takes only as long as you need to make it up.
Conspiracies have always come with opportunities to make a bit of cash but the internet has provided a raft of new money-making possibilities for figures such as Jones and Icke, and paved the way for the ascensions of the likes of Steve Bannon and Paul Joseph Watson. Low-cost websites allow them to look and sound like news organisations, while social media platforms enable them to reach a vastly wider audience. Digital third-party advertising created a new revenue stream to supplement the age-old strategy of convincing people you have the solutions to their problems available at a low, low price – except instead of snake oil today’s conspiracists are selling $97 electromagnetic field protection hats and colloidal silver frequency water on Etsy.
The market for their wares is growing – a recent poll found significant minorities of Australians, particularly those aged 18-34, were likely to hold conspiratorial beliefs about the coronavirus pandemic. One in five young Australians surveyed believed that Bill Gates played a role in the creation and spread of COVID-19 and the same proportion thought 5G technology was being used to spread the virus.
For those willing to embrace the maxim that all publicity is good publicity, conspiracies have proven to be a great way for fading celebrities and languishing Instagram stars to bump up their numbers. Former celebrity chef Pete Evans, who has previously promoted health misinformation and anti-vaxxer views, took to Instagram after losing his spot on My Kitchen Rules to share content about the QAnon conspiracy to his 231,000 followers. The rush of mainstream media attention that followed, as critical as it may have been, undoubtedly boosted his profile and helped to keep his name in the headlines.
Evans continues to share conspiracies interspersed with cooking content on his social media accounts and it’s not difficult to see why. On May 21, for example, Evans made two posts, two minutes apart on Facebook. After one hour, the post on his recipe for ocean trout with minted pea puree had received 35 likes, 3 comments and 2 shares; the anti-vaccine conspiracy post had received over 1900 likes, 507 comments and 262 shares. For celebrities who build careers around social media engagement, those kind of numbers are hard to resist.
The stars have aligned for the conspiracy industry in other ways, too. Whether or not the professional conspiracists believe their own narratives or not (Alex Jones has claimed in court that his years of conspiracy-mongering over the Sandy Hook shooting was a “form of psychosis”, for example) their followers certainly do. Legions of grassroots conspiracy believers share and promote their content, many with the zeal of the newly converted, driving website traffic and merchandise sales.
The conspiracy industry is helped along by influential mainstream figures willing to publicly lend credence to their theories. Anti-vaccine sentiments have been expressed by high profile athletes including NRL players and tennis superstar Novak Djokovic (who later used his Instagram to promote the theory that the power of thought can change the chemical structure of water).
Geopolitical wrangling between the US and China has led to conspiracy theories about the origins of the being virus boosted by both sides, while many of the statements and behaviour of President Trump have been a gift to grifters with miracle "cures" to sell. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has suggested the virus is a "trick" perpetrated by the media and his political opponents, while Madagascar’s President Rajoelina is promoting an unproven herbal remedy as a cure.
The latest body-blows to real journalism in Australia could not have come at a worse moment, as the gears of the conspiracy industrial complex shift into overdrive. The vacuum left by legitimate news and accurate, well-researched reporting will instead be filled with misinformation, half-truths and conspiracies, driven at least in part by an underlying profit motive.
It’s still true that a lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can put its boots on. The COVID-19 crisis is proving that it can get there more cheaply and make more money at the end of it too. Solving the problems of misinformation and conspiracies will take more than just reader education; it will also require unpicking the business model that powers them.
Elise Thomas is a freelance journalist and a researcher with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
Fellow soldiers say the SAS operative filmed shooting an unarmed man killed another civilian
An Australian SAS operator is under investigation for killing an Afghan man his comrades say was an unarmed and intellectually disabled civilian, the ABC can reveal.
The 2012 shooting is known as "the village idiot killing" among the special forces.
The ABC can also reveal the SAS soldier under investigation for this killing is the same man shown shooting dead a different unarmed Afghan man in video footage aired by Four Corners earlier this year.
Known as "Soldier C", he was stood down after the program and is now under investigation by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) for both of the killings.
ABC Investigations has spoken to two SAS patrol members, witnesses to the newly uncovered killing, who say the disabled man was shot in the back of the head as he was trying to "limp" away.
"Choppers have landed, this guy's ran. Fair enough. We were pretty intimidating," said one patrol member.
"He was obviously intellectually disabled. [Soldier C's] shot this f***er through the back of the head. And I remember it so clearly because his brain literally hit the ground before he did. It was just so unnecessary."
Another patrol member says he saw Soldier C raise his gun to get what he thought was a closer look at the "unarmed" Afghan man through the sight of his weapon.
"But being that close, I thought that it was unusual that he was raising his weapon, and then he let two shots off," said the patrol member.
"His head exploded. There was no need for what happened. No need whatsoever. In my book that was war crimes — murder."
ABC Investigations has tracked down the dead man's family and identified the victim as Ziauddin, a farmer in his early 20s from the Paryan Nawa region of Kandahar Province.
"Ziauddin had a mental illness … because two years ago the Taliban beat him," said his relative Kalimulla, who spoke to an Afghan journalist engaged by the ABC.
"Because of those beatings, he developed a mental problem."
Kalimulla says Ziauddin was unarmed when he was killed by the Australian patrol.
"There was a raid. [Helicopters] landed at about 11:00. He was about 80 to 100 metres away from where [they] landed. As [they] landed, he came towards home, he wanted to come home. He walked a distance but those people shot him," Kalimulla said.
"He was shot here around the back of his head … the bullet had pierced through his skull and his brains were spread away from his skull."
ABC Investigations can also reveal the so-called "village idiot killing" is being investigated by the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force (IGADF).
The IGADF is investigating more than 55 separate incidents of alleged breaches of the rules of war in Afghanistan by Australian special forces between 2005 and 2016.
The ABC understands the IGADF is in the final stages of compiling its report.
ABC Investigations has confirmed that the disabled Afghan man was shot and killed on March 28, 2012.
The ABC put a series of questions to Defence about the killing.
In response, Defence said it was not appropriate to comment "on matters that may or may not be the subject of the [IGADF's] Afghanistan Inquiry".
'That's clearly covering something up'
After the killing, another member of the patrol was then ordered to dress the dead man in a "battle bra" chest rig containing assault rifle magazines, the soldiers allege.
"The reason for that is that enables him to be identified as a combatant and you can engage him using lethal force," said one of the patrol members who spoke to the ABC.
A scan of the man's fingerprints and irises confirmed that the man was not matched to anyone on the special forces target list.
Back at their base in Tarin Kowt after the raid, the patrol was told during a debriefing that the dead man should be regarded as a "high-value target" and a legitimate kill.
But the two patrol members who spoke to ABC Investigations say this was an attempt to cover up the killing of an unarmed civilian.
"I knew that was a lie. Everyone there knew that was a lie," said one of the patrol members.
"That's clearly covering something up. He was not a high-value target at all. He was a disabled … local national, unarmed non-combatant [in his] early twenties."
Repost from Q Research General #11930
Pompeo Blasted by Top Democrat for Thoughtless Threat to Cut off Australia From Intelligence Sharing
The US embassy in Australia sought to downplay the statement the top US diplomat made over the weekend, saying Washington had “absolute confidence” in Canberra’s ability to protect the security of its telecommunications networks and those of its intelligence partners.
Eliot Engel, Chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, blasted US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his "thoughtless" and "irresponsible" comment in which the top US diplomat threatened to cut off Australia from intelligence sharing. The statement was posted on the Twitter account of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The project the top diplomat referred to is China’s One Belt One Road initiative, a global infrastructure and investment project that Australia’s Victoria state might join. Pompeo said the US would "simply disconnect" Canberra from the alliance.
"I don’t know the nature of those projects precisely, but to the extent they have an adverse impact on our ability to protect telecommunications from our private citizens, or security networks for our defence and intelligence communities, we will simply disconnect, we will simply separate. We’re going to preserve trust in networks for important information. We hope our friends and partners and allies across the world, especially our Five Eyes partners like Australia, will do the same”, said the top US diplomat.
Australia’s PM Scott Morrison didn’t comment directly on Pompeo’s statement but said the federal government had never supported Victoria's involvement in the project.
The development comes amid heightened tensions between the United States and China over the coronavirus pandemic and China’s cooperation with key US allies.
Washington’s particular focus is on Chinese giant Huawei’s involvement in the development of 5G networks. The Trump administration has repeatedly pressured its allies to cease doing business with the telecom giant, citing security concerns. The US previously accused Huawei of conducting espionage at the behest of the Chinese government, a claim Beijing and Huawei categorically deny.
Repost from Q Research General #11924
US biotech firm Novavax begins Covid-19 vaccine trials on Australian volunteers after getting $388mn from Bill Gates-backed fund
Novavax is testing a new coronavirus vaccine on human subjects for the first time, launching a phase one clinical trial with a massive grant from an agency founded by Bill Gates, kicking off a storm of concerns online.
The Maryland-based pharma has begun its trial, which will dose some 130 Australian participants with the new inoculation, hoping to see results as early as July and proceed to the second phase.
“Administering our vaccine in the first participants of this clinical trial is a significant achievement, bringing us one step closer toward addressing the fundamental need for a vaccine in the fight against the global Covid-19 pandemic,” Stanley Erck, Novavax President and CEO, said in a statement on Monday night.
We look forward to sharing the clinical results in July and, if promising, quickly initiating the Phase 2 portion of the trial.
The new initiative got off the ground with a massive $388 million-dollar investment from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovation (CEPI) – its largest donation to date – a public health foundation established by billionaire Bill Gates.
In doling out his vast fortune to a number of similar health initiatives over the years – primarily through his own Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – the Microsoft mogul has drawn intense suspicion and doubt from the conspiracy-minded, who posit that Gates is committed to a “depopulation” agenda to rid the planet of its useless eaters. News of Gates’ connection to the Novavax trial set off alarms for some netizens, many warning the project is “not to be trusted” and urging Gates himself to volunteer to be the first guinea pig to receive the rushed-out vaccine.
George Papadopoulos Tweet
If you think this is bad, just wait until it’s revealed that there was an ongoing counter intel probe in the weeks before any of this fake information was created by the Australians to sabotage the Trump campaign. That’s the bigger scandal than fake info sent by a Clinton stooge
My “meeting” with the Australian diplomat was so shocking that I ended up reporting him to the FBI, Mueller (who ironically confirmed that the Australian was illegally recording the conversation) and Congress because I viewed it as a set up. The Downer 302s should be interesting
Victoria deepens engagement with Beijing's controversial Belt and Road initiative
"It is essentially a commitment by Victoria to work together with Beijing on future projects for the benefit of both parties."
"encourages Chinese infrastructure firms to establish a presence in Victoria and to bid for major projects."
"Foreign policy doesn't usually fall under the jurisdiction of state governments"
Important: Premier Daniel Andrew's statements:
"The Premier has also encouraged other state governments and the Federal Government to follow suit.
"We'd always hope that the Federal Government would have a similar approach to us to work closely with China for the benefit of Victorian workers …" he said.
"I think most Australians would say that was good … we need a strong partnership … and we would hope that every state and territory, and indeed the Commonwealth, would have a strong partnership and friendship with China.""
Coronavirus: Senior US officials back Australia’s tough stance on ‘pernicious’ China
America’s most senior military commander in the region has called out China’s conduct in the Pacific as pernicious and applauded Australia’s leadership in standing up to Beijing.
The commander of US Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral Philip Davidson, said: “China’s activities in Oceania, the Pacific Island chain, has been quite pernicious; that’s been going on for years.
“During this very serious time of COVID-19, that approach has become even more evident.”
In an exclusive interview in Thursday night’s defence special for the Sky News documentary series The Alliance, the admiral’s concerns are backed up by US ambassador Arthur Culvahouse.
“Our concern is not the Chinese people. Our concern is about the current government of China and the Chinese Communist Party and the malign influence that they are increasingly exercising in the region and throughout the world,” Mr Culvahouse said.
As tensions in the region escalate, Admiral Davidson described China’s linking of personal protective equipment aid to demands that recipient countries say China has been effective at controlling the virus as perverse. “From Australia’s own experience, just over the discussion of barley tariffs in the past few weeks, you can see how China is running a very coercive diplomatic routine,” he said.
Asked what his message to ordinary Australians would be, when the nation appeared to be paying economically for taking a global lead on the inquiry into the origins of the virus or banning Huawei, the admiral said: “My message to ordinary Australians is this: the sovereignty of our nations, our ability to choose, should be independent of coercion.
“Sometimes that makes for tough choices. I applaud Australia’s leadership on both the issues they decided they had to sit on. I know the US will be alongside.”
These comments follow the recent endorsement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of Australia’s lead in pushing for an inquiry into the origins of COVID-19.
“Prime Minister (Scott) Morrison has been fantastic in calling for an inquiry. One hundred-plus nations supported that. The US is fully on board too,” he said.
China’s plan to impose national security laws in Hong Kong is the latest disturbing example of hard and soft power in the South China Sea and the South Pacific.
Mr Culvahouse described Australia as the US’s most trusted Five Eyes partner, occupying important lanes in the road in the defence and intelligence field and working to ensure continued peace and stability in the Pacific.
“We trust Australia to occupy those lanes in the road so we don’t have to. We trust Australia absolutely,” the ambassador said.
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said: “It is really about us genuinely respecting the sovereignty of countries in our region and offering to work together, as we have done for many decades.”
Former prime minister John Howard also features in the documentary, saying China is throwing its weight around a lot more now.
“That has implications (and) we have to give it a measured response,” Mr Howard said.
George Papadopoulos Tweet
FARRELL: Spygate Could Make Watergate Look Like A Third-Rate Burglary
“George Papadopoulos was being targeted by foreign intelligence services like Australia, perhaps at Brennan’s behest, months before Donald Trump was the Republican nominee.”
FARRELL: Spygate Could Make Watergate Look Like A Third-Rate Burglary
Hopefully the Durham investigation will reveal the true extent of the spying operation, and how many innocent Americans had their rights violated and their privacy compromised. Another important question yet to be resolved is when Spygate started. For example, George Papadopoulos was being targeted by foreign intelligence services like Australia, perhaps at Brennan’s behest, months before Donald Trump was the Republican nominee. This raises the question, were members of other then-still active Republican campaigns being targeted in this time frame as well? Was this part of a general push to begin weaving the Russian collusion story against any potential GOP 2016 nominee, and not just Trump? If the answer to that question is yes, then it will be clear that the entire enterprise was not an intelligence operation at all but a criminal political conspiracy of unprecedented scope and impact. It would indeed make Watergate look like a third-rate burglary.
New FBI document confirms the Trump campaign was investigated without justification
Late last week the FBI document that started the Trump-Russia collusion fiasco was publicly released. It hasn’t received a lot of attention but it should, because not too long from now this document likely will be blown up and placed on an easel as Exhibit A in a federal courtroom.
The prosecutor, U.S. Attorney John Durham, will rightly point out that the document that spawned three years of political misery fails to articulate a single justifiable reason for starting the “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation.
Those of us who have speculated there was insufficient cause for beginning the investigation could not have imagined the actual opening document was this feeble. It is as if it were written by someone who had no experience as an FBI agent.
Keep in mind the FBI cannot begin to investigate anyone, especially a U.S. citizen or entity, without first creating a document that lists the reasonably suspicious factors that would legally justify the investigation. That’s FBI 101, taught Day 1 at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Va.
To the untrained eye, the FBI document that launched Crossfire Hurricane can be confusing, and it may be difficult to discern how it might be inadequate. To the trained eye, however, it is a train wreck. There are a number of reasons why it is so bad. Two main ones are offered below (if you would like to follow along, the document is here):
First, the document is oddly constructed. In a normal, legitimate FBI Electronic Communication, or EC, there would be a “To” and a “From” line. The Crossfire Hurricane EC has only a “From” line; it is from a part of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division whose contact is listed as Peter Strzok. The EC was drafted also by Peter Strzok. And, finally, it was approved by Peter Strzok. Essentially, it is a document created by Peter Strzok, approved by Peter Strzok, and sent from Peter Strzok to Peter Strzok.
On that basis alone, the document is an absurdity, violative of all FBI protocols and, therefore, invalid on its face. An agent cannot approve his or her own case; that would make a mockery of the oversight designed to protect Americans. Yet, for this document, Peter Strzok was pitcher, catcher, batter and umpire.
In addition, several names are listed in a “cc” or copy line; all are redacted, save Strzok’s, who, for some reason, felt it necessary to copy himself on a document he sent from himself to himself.
Names on an FBI document are always listed in cascading fashion, with the most senior at the top and on down to the least senior. On this EC, Strzok is listed last, so the redacted names should be more senior to him. Those names could well include then-FBI Director James Comey, then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and then-Counterintelligence Assistant Director Bill Priestap. The document also establishes these redacted names as “case participants.”
Second, the Crossfire Hurricane case was opened as a Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) investigation. A FARA investigation involves a criminal violation of law — in this case, a negligent or intentional failure to register with the U.S. government after being engaged by a foreign country to perform services on its behalf — that is punishable by fines and imprisonment. It is rarely investigated.
In a normal EC opening a FARA case, we should expect to see a list of reasons why the FBI believes individuals associated with a U.S. presidential campaign had been engaged by the Russian government to represent and advocate that government’s goals.
This, however, was no normal EC. Try as we might to spot them, those reasons are not found anywhere in the document. Despite redactions, it has been fairly well established that an Australian diplomat, Andrew Downer, met a low-level Trump campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, in a London bar for drinks; Downer then reported the conversation, which eventually made its way to U.S. officials in London.
The Strzok EC quotes verbatim an email authored by Downer. In it, Downer claims Papadopoulos “suggested” to him that the Trump team had received “some kind of suggestion” of assistance from Russia regarding information damaging to Hillary Clinton and President Obama. In other words, a suggestion of a suggestion.
Strzok apparently took this nebulous reporting by Downer and then leapt to the dubious conclusion that Papadopoulos and unnamed others were engaged by the Russians to act as foreign agents on Russia’s behalf. This, despite Downer also offering two exculpatory statements in the same email: 1) It was “unclear” how the Trump campaign might have reacted to the Russian claims and 2) the Russians likely were going to do what they were going to do with the information whether anyone in the Trump campaign cooperated with them or not.
Strzok then concludes the EC by moving the goalposts. He writes that Crossfire Hurricane is being opened to determine if unspecified “individual(s)” associated with the Trump campaign are “witting of and/or coordinating activities” — also unspecified — “with the Government of Russia.” He doesn’t even mention Papadopoulos.
Ultimately, there was no attempt by Strzok to articulate any factors that address the elements of FARA. He couldn’t, because there are none. Instead, there was a weak attempt to allege some kind of cooperation with Russians by unknown individuals affiliated with the Trump campaign, again, with no supporting facts listed.
What this FBI document clearly establishes is that Crossfire Hurricane was an illicit, made-up investigation lacking a shred of justifying predication, sprung from the mind of someone who despised Donald Trump, and then blessed by inexperienced leadership at the highest levels who harbored their own now well-established biases.
To paraphrase a fired FBI director: No reasonable FBI counterintelligence squad supervisor in the field would have approved and opened that Strzok EC. They know the rules too well.
Are we being stooged….
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I watched Morrison's coronavirus update today.
In the update, Morrison stated that the National Cabinet was now going to remain permanent and COAG was being ditched.
If I ever had doubts that the coronavirus was not a smoke-screen for the reworking of any form of legitimate government in this country - his feel-good speech dissolved those doubts.
1) the National Cabinet was formed BY COAG. So it is a body of the Council of Australian Governments.
COAG comprises the Prime Minister, the Premiers of each State and the Heads of Local Government - ALL with the same ability to vote.
We all know that Local Government is NOT a constitutional body and the people refused its inclusion in our Constitution three times. Yet, it has an equal representation in COAG - so by logical thought - COAG is not a constitutional body either.
QUOTE:COAG and its ministerial committees has been leading reforms and initiatives ranging from bans on waste, disaster and drought recovery management, energy, public safety, family violence and cross-government digital transformation.ENDQUOTE
COAG and its ministerial committees????? COAG has ministerial committees that lead reforms & initiatives???? Yet, COAG is NOT a constitutional body??? Aren't ministerial bodies part of Parliament???
And COAG has - apparently happily - dissolved itself and left behind a bastard child - the National Cabinet.
Now the National Cabinet consists of the "nation's first ministers – the Prime Minister, premiers and territory leaders".
So - for some reason - local government has also been ditched along with COAG.
But folks - apparent from the very clear unconstitutional creation of this body - lots of little strange things were revealed by Morrison.
1. this is a 'a form of co-operative federalism many officials had only dreamed of.' Which clearly establishes that they do not consider our Commonwealth & State co-operative federalism worked - or rather, did not work for them.
2. it is 'bringing together a massive whole-of-government response across the entire federation, never seen before in peacetime.' Now that really hit me, because we all watch Parliament meet, fight, bicker like little nasty children, lie, deceive the people and play party politics - none of which indicates they have the ability to operate through a 'whole-of-government response' - yet they create this totally new body of non-constitutional reform and suddenly butter would not melt in their mouths. Buddies, mates , willing and able to meet in the middle.
That clearly makes me wonder whether both Liberals and Labor haven't been playing us for fools for many years. Trying to get us to believe the copy-cat version of OUR system of law could not work, but their new version of the future government, does.
QUOTE: Morrison said on Wednesday the nation could take confidence that through the national cabinet all governments were working together: "… it doesn't matter what party you're in, in that national cabinet. There are five Labor members and there are four Liberals. And we are working together as one united team to deal with the issues that we have been sworn in to deal with." ENDQUOTE
Then we learn that "In just five days an extraordinary new federal operating model has been created.."
Five days eh. Funny how the corona pandemic made all their minds work so brilliantly and quickly, eh. I call that b.s. Months, possibly years, of hidden planning have come together in this virus response.
And Morrison - with the very clear support of the Labor party has "has enthusiastically embraced this administrative infrastructure. Over the weekend he established the national cabinet formally under the Commonwealth government's cabinet guidelines and set up the legal framework to operationalise the whole-of-government response now required."
Liberal & Labor, Morrison & Albanese - hand in hand in creating this fait accompli. Last time that happened so disgustingly, was with Whitlam & co.
But what Morrison stated today was the clincher that this was all wrong - the Ministerial portfolios will disappear - all absorbed into the aegis of the National Cabinet.
And guess what folks - not once - in articles, or Morrison's flowery speech today - was the Parliament mentioned. The representatives that YOU supposedly elect - were not mentioned in any capacity.
But then - YOU were not mentioned either. YOU were not involved in the creation of this de facto body. YOU were not asked your thoughts. YOU were not given a vote in it.
Clearly - oh so very clearly - it does not answer to you, but you are supposed to answer to it.
Our lawful Constitution - set aside.
Whitlam's de facto administrative governance - ditched
Morrison's bi-partisan dictatorial republic - now in charge.
The Separation of Powers in our Constitution was designed to protect the people from arbitrary government. Today's version is about separating the people from their voice.
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Virginia Roberts accepts Alan Dershowitz’s dare, tells doc they had sex
Jeffrey Epstein’s former lawyer Alan Dershowitz dared Virginia Roberts Giuffre to “look in the camera” and accuse him of having sex with her — so she did.
“I challenge Virginia Roberts to come on your show, look in the camera and say the following words: ‘I accuse Alan Dershowitz of having had sex with me on six or seven occasions,'” the 81-year-old lawyer said on camera in the new docu-series “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich.”
“She has never been willing to accuse me in public, so please accuse me on this show. I challenge you,” said the Harvard Law professor, a leading part of President Trump’s legal team for the impeachment hearings.
The Netflix doc immediately cut to his accuser doing just that.
“I was with Alan Dershowitz multiple times. At least six that I can remember,” she said straight to the camera, as challenged.
“I was trafficked to Alan Dershowitz from Epstein,” she said, saying the pedophile “forced me to have sex” with his attorney along with numerous other men.
“He’s denied being with me. Is one of us telling the truth? Yes. Is that person me? Yes.”
It was the first time Giuffre made the accusations on camera, but she has implicated Epstein’s attorney in previous court documents, sparking a slew of lawsuits between the pair and their legal teams.
“I assure you I never had sex with Virginia Roberts,” insisted Dershowitz, who spoke proudly on the series about landing Epstein a sweetheart deal in his original conviction for underage sex.
“Let me state categorically: I never had sex with an underage person in my life. Even when I was an underage boy, I never had sex with an underage girl. I never had sex with anyone related to Jeffrey Epstein.”
Virginia Roberts Giuffre Tweet
Sigrid McCawley, @BHenderson_Esq & @BradEdwards_Esq are my fav ppl in the world, the amount of love and devotion poured into this case by their hearts & soul is insurmountable. I have to believe the good will overcome evil. @bsfllp @BHenderson_Esq @BradEdwards_Esq #hope #Help
Yogi Yellow circle @YogiSunlight
@VRSVirginia Virginia Roberts Giuffre will not be silenced Alan Dershowitz. This scumbag will never take the case to court, many victims
Giuffre “I was with Alan Dershowitz multiple times at least 6 times. I was trafficked to Alan Dershowitz by Jeffrey Epstein” @Harvard”
Repost from Q Research General #11975
Australia's top court has ordered the release of Queen Elizabeth II's correspondence about the 1975 sacking of democratically elected prime minister Gough Whitlam
Australian court orders release of Queen's letters over PM sacking
Australia's top court has ordered the release of Queen Elizabeth II's correspondence about the 1975 sacking of democratically elected prime minister Gough Whitlam, which palace allies had battled to keep secret.
The country's High Court said letters between the British monarch and her Australian representative, governor-general John Kerr, over the affair were public record.
Kerr sacked Whitlam, the popular leader of the centre-left Labor party, three years after his election – causing a deep constitutional crisis that still scars Australian politics.
The reasons for his dismissal are still fiercely argued, with allegations of British and even American efforts to smother Whitlam's reformist agenda.
The queen's representatives had argued the correspondence held in the Australian national archive was private and had successfully kept them secret for decades.
But that argument was rejected by a majority of the court, which ruled Friday the letters were the "property of the Commonwealth or of a Commonwealth institution" and so part of the public record.
It was not immediately clear when access to the letters might be granted.
But the letters could help show if the British government tried to influence events in its former colony and what role the queen, Prince Charles and top royal advisers may have played.
Local historian and Whitlam biographer Jennifer Hocking took the case to court arguing that the texts were "extraordinarily significant historical documents" and needed to be accessed.
"They are contemporaneous real-time communications between the queen and her representative in Australia, written at a time of great political drama, and are a vital part of our national historical record," she wrote at the start of the case.
"As an independent autonomous nation, Australia has a right to know its own history, including and in particular the records pointing to British involvement in that history."
Hocking was represented by a legal team that included Whitlam's oldest son.
Whitlam who died in 2014 is still hailed as a champion of Australia's left.
He had opposed Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War, sought to assert Australia's sovereignty and end what he called "colonial relics" of the relationship with Britain.
He ended conscription, established the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, tried to normalise relations with China, set up a free public health service, made university free and replaced "God Save the Queen" with Australia's national anthem.
His detractors accuse him of destabilising the economy.
Kerr fired him without warning on 11 November 1975 after protracted political fighting and parliamentary machinations that weakened Whitlam's government.
Kerr then appointed opposition Liberal leader Malcolm Fraser as interim prime minister, without a confidence vote being held in parliament.
Fraser went on to win a landslide election victory later that year.
Australia became independent in 1901, but the queen is still head of state. A referendum on becoming a republic failed in 1999.
Repost from Q Research General #11963
Questions raised over hydroxychloroquine study which caused WHO to halt trials for Covid-19
Australian researchers query origin of data used for Lancet study, but stress there is no evidence drug is a safe or effective treatment
The study, led by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Advanced Heart Disease in Boston, examined patients in hospitals around the world, including in Australia. It said researchers gained access to data from five hospitals recording 600 Australian Covid-19 patients and 73 Australian deaths as of 21 April.
But data from Johns Hopkins University shows only 67 deaths from Covid-19 had been recorded in Australia by 21 April. The number did not rise to 73 until 23 April. The data relied upon by researchers to draw their conclusions in the Lancet is not readily available in Australian clinical databases, leading many to ask where it came from.
Questions have been raised by Australian infectious disease researchers about a study published in the Lancet which prompted the World Health Organization to halt global trials of the drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19.
The study published on Friday found Covid-19 patients who received the malaria drug were dying at higher rates and experiencing more heart-related complications than other virus patients. The large observational study analysed data from nearly 15,000 patients with Covid-19 who received the drug alone or in combination with antibiotics, comparing this data with 81,000 controls who did not receive the drug.
The findings prompted researchers from around the world to reassess their own clinical trials of the drug for preventing and treating Covid-19. The World Health Organization halted all its trials involving hydroxychloroquine due to the concerns raised in the study about its efficacy and safety. It was once viewed as among the most promising medicines to treat the virus, though no study to date has found this to be the case, and the drug can have toxic side-effects. The Australian Department of Health had been stockpiling millions of doses of the drug in case clinical trials found it proved useful.
The federal health department confirmed to Guardian Australia that the data collected on notifications of Covid-19 in the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System was not the source for informing the trial.
It's trump and clinton's dual loyalties to Israel that have destroyed the USA from within.
Thanks primarily to infiltration by about 20 or so high profile (pushed by twitter) Qanon accounts who were all Israel 1st, USA 2nd.
Our little four man team was banned from twitter about two months ago too.
Take it personally, like your politicians did, and keep up the pretense on twitter, and see how fast you can annihilate your amazing country.
You are in this position, both individually and collectively, due to initially, your politicians and twitter, but by compounding the lie on twitter and not challenging it, it will be a one way ticket to hell for every human being on this planet.
Because one man chose to put his faith in the protection of a monopoly on twitter, biblical quotes and Jews more than a higher power.
The demented push by Americans and twitter to push a billionaire property developer as a prophet, within the confines of a Jewish safe (((space))).
327M thick as fuck Americans.
(Great awakening BTFO)
62M thick as fuck Brits
(Team Satan/totally oblivious to what is happening)
14,6M sneaky Jews
(Skull caps, wailing wall and jew card in the ass)
And 13 vile and irredeemable kikes
Put themselves above 7,7bn
(Bloodlines wiped off the planet)
Disdainful and disrespectful.
It’s because none of our leaders have ever had permission to kill, not In the name of God Almighty or religion. Ever.
Despite what our politicians say.
Always someone else’s fault, isn’t it?
FOLDER 📁 OF DOOM aka
Victory of the light.
For those that have betrayed, blocked, argued, threatened or knowingly concealed (done nothing, in other words)
First illuminated polymath in thousands of years (context)
Totally detached from my knowledge too. Argue with that until the cows come home.
Thick, disrespectful and vile Americans, Jews and Brits.
Direct link to source document in pdf format. 2,238 pages
17 year long beam of light from the absolute.
One size fits all
Jon James Pratt (999)
49 year old illuminated polymath from Warwickshire
Aka 'the storm ☔️'
Aka ‘cosmic lol 😂’
Humbly blessed as the world’s top intellectual and philosopher
Never lies and is never violent
Emergency backup drive
RESEARCH AND MEMES
See how and why your individual and collective actions and subsequent non actions have had consequences?
Sealed indictments and Corona virus in your fucking asses.
the NHS here and Martin Geddes, the worst wingman of all time.
fat wobbly orange cunts that sell weapons all over the world never win multidimensional chess
breadcrumbs are hilarious
Direct link to source document in pdf format. 2,238 pages
17 year long beam of light from the absolute.
One size fits all
Jon James Pratt (999)
49 year old illuminated polymath from Warwickshire
Aka 'the storm ☔️'
Aka ‘cosmic lol 😂’
Humbly blessed as the world’s top intellectual and philosopher
Never lies and is never violent
blocked the team from twitter for three months
God's chosen one's lol
nothing to do with race at all
race war no
kikes on barbies yes
and Tom Hanks.
One of our team, Sonny Burgess (Aus) has been missing for over a year.
would be useful if MILITARY anons could locate him.
And explain the situation
Digging in here to understand the how and why this situation has happened would be a great help.
Dopey jews, brits and yanks have been fighting a 2,238 page pdf cut into vignettes for 18 months.
you have it all
FOLDER 📁 OF DOOM aka
Victory of the light.
For those that have betrayed, blocked, argued, threatened or knowingly concealed (done nothing, in other words)
First illuminated polymath in thousands of years (context)
Totally detached from my knowledge too. Argue with that until the cows come home.
Thick, disrespectful and vile Americans, Jews and Brits.
Spies kept busy by increase in suspicious internet activity during coronavirus lockdown
Australia's domestic spy agency says it has detected a rise in suspicious online activity during the coronavirus lockdown, which may have allowed extremists more opportunities to target young people.
The warnings from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation come as it pushes for the ability to question 14-year-olds and to place tracking devices in the cars of terrorism suspects without a warrant.
A bill introduced by the Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton this month would grant ASIO the controversial powers, in line with recommendations made by Parliament's powerful intelligence and security committee, the PJCIS, in 2018.
In a submission to the committee the intelligence agency argues "as security threats evolve, ASIO's ability to respond must also evolve".
ASIO believes extremists are being radicalised at a younger age, with one of the seven terrorist attacks conducted in Australia since 2014 carried out by a school-age person, and three thwarted plots involving minors.
"The extension of the existing questioning power to those as young as 14 who are the target of a politically motivated violence investigation — with appropriate safeguards — reflects a shift in the security environment since 2003 that has seen younger and younger people involved in extremist activities," the submission says.
Under the proposed amendments to the Australian Security and Intelligence Act, ASIO would also be allowed to attach tracking devices to cars without applying for a warrant.
In its submission, ASIO said allowing the devices to be used without warrants would help in "balancing the need to maintain physical surveillance of investigative targets with the need to protect our surveillance officers from physical threats."
"This is particularly the case in the current security environment, in which threats can manifest extremely quickly," it said.
Over the past few weeks ASIO is believed to have monitored an increase in extremist activity online while residents have been confined to their homes due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Intelligence officers also detected a rise in "anti-China" and "anti-migration" sentiment in the community as a result of the global pandemic, although it was not clear whether any threats had been uncovered.
The Law Council of Australia welcomed some aspects of the ASIO legislation but questioned the need to lower the minimum age for questioning a terror suspect from 16 to 14.
ASIO defended the change, saying it "represents a balanced and proportionate response to evolving security threats".
"The Bill repeals ASIO's more intrusive detention powers and replaces them with a less intrusive compulsory questioning framework."
Flynn Declassified documents
George Papadopoulos Tweets
Questions for the senate:
Why were Comey and Clapper meeting with Australian intel officials at a conference that Mifsud was supposed to speak at only to decline and instead “meet” me in Rome on the same days?
Who in the US government instructed the Australians to make contact?
Senator Lindsay Graham already has an open letter to the Australian government asking who directed the Australians to make contact with me. It’s only a matter of time before they become transparent.
>Australian prosecutors have charged “Witness K”, a former senior intelligence officer, and his lawyer Bernard Collaery — a former attorney-general for the Australian Capital Territory — with revealing state secrets.
>They allege the two men broke the law by revealing that Alexander Downer, a former Australian foreign minister, ordered the bugging of East Timor’s Cabinet Office in 2004 in a move that benefited an Australian resources company, Woodside, to the detriment of East Timor.
'I am unable to say much': anger simmers as Timor bugging hearing goes ahead in secret
High-powered witnesses have testified in the prosecution of Witness K’s lawyer, Bernard Collaery, but what they said may never be known
On Wednesday, in Canberra’s labyrinthine new court complex, a procession of remarkable power made its way past the guards stationed outside Bernard Collaery’s hearing.
Intelligence leaders, diplomats and former ministers lingered briefly in the waiting area of the oddly quiet ACT supreme court, before entering a room where journalists could not follow.
What was said may never be known.
Collaery stands accused of sharing protected intelligence information by helping his client, the former spy Witness K, expose Australia’s bugging of Timor-Leste government offices in 2004, while the two allies were negotiating to carve up lucrative oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea.
The barrister cannot speak about the case. But he remains unbowed.
“Our profession will not be cowed into ignoring those with a genuine grievance,” Collaery told the Guardian. “My colleagues and I shall continue to represent those who expose impropriety even at a cost to our own selves.”
Anthony Whealy, a former judge who has presided over NSW’s highest courts, has followed the case closely through its various twists and turns.
He, like the former leaders of Timor-Leste, sees Collaery as a hero, not a criminal.
“I think Collaery must be seen as somebody who’s done something quite heroic in the public interest, rather than someone who has committed an offence and is facing trial and a possible jail sentence,” he said. “That in itself places Australia in a position where its reputation would be very poorly received internationally.”
A lawyer on trial, national security and secret hearings
On Monday, reporters, including from the ABC and the Canberra Times, gathered in the public gallery for the start of Collaery’s pre-trial hearing.
The hearing is designed, largely, to work out what evidence can be heard publicly. Reporters were, initially at least, asked to hand over their mobile phones before entering.
Then, after a short explanation, they were booted out of the courtroom.
As they left, Collaery handed them a statement.
“I am unable to say much and you are unable to report much. This is the state of our now fragile democracy,” it read.
Justice David Mossop, a well-respected judge sworn in three years ago, has spent the time since hearing evidence in closed court.
He has little choice.
The commonwealth has intervened in the matter by invoking powers in the National Security Information Act, which strictly govern how sensitive information is handled by the courts.
Those powers have caused controversy in a string of cases in recent years.
In fact, as the Collaery case was heard on Wednesday, the same powers were being used to prevent the public airing of evidence in a defamation case brought by special forces veteran Ben Roberts-Smith, which is canvassing disputed allegations of war crimes by Australian troops in Afghanistan.
Two years earlier, the commonwealth powers were used to prosecute and jail a former military intelligence officer, Witness J, through the ACT’s courts in extraordinary secrecy. Not even the ACT’s justice minister knew of the proceedings.
The powers are designed to stop sensitive information finding its way into the wrong hands. The identities of intelligence officers, for example, or information about military tactics and capabilities.
There is little dispute that such material must be guarded closely, absent compelling public interest otherwise.
But critics say the NSI Act is not striking the right balance between principles of open justice, press freedom, and national security.
The powers are being closely monitored by the Law Council of Australia, among others.
Whealy dealt with issues of national security often when on the bench.
He says that, although the powers tip the scales towards national security, care is typically taken by courts to preserve a defendant’s right to a fair trial.
But the commonwealth’s approach in the Collaery case made it more complicated, he said.
“In the Collaery case, the commonwealth has adopted a neither-confirm-nor-deny approach,” he said. “This means that for the purpose of arguing about national security they will neither confirm or deny the bugging has taken place, even though at the same time they are alleging that Collaery wrongly communicated information about the bugging.”
The chief executive of Transparency International Australia, Serena Lillywhite, says the NSI Act is one element of what she sees as an “ever-increasing state of secrecy”.
“While there needs to be a balance between the government’s duty to protect Australians and the government’s duty to be held to account by its people, I, like many Australians, am increasingly concerned that this balance is out of kilter,” she told the Guardian.
The Law Council says the NSI Act needs reform to ensure that open justice, fundamental to a democratic society, is only limited in rare circumstances.
The council’s president, Pauline Wright, said “careful scrutiny” was needed to ensure the powers maintained the right balance.
That includes reforms requiring judges to give reasons when they close the courts in such matters, and the appointment of “contradictors”, or special advocates, who speak on behalf of any party forced to leave a courtroom before confidential material is canvassed.
“To maintain confidence in the administration of justice, trials must not only be conducted fairly, they must be seen to be conducted fairly,” she said.
More generally, Wright is also concerned about any intervention by the commonwealth that would interfere in a lawyer’s representation of a client.
“Having a robust and independent legal profession is fundamental to the proper administration of justice,” she said.
“To maintain separation of powers there should never be, or be the perception of, executive interference in the role of lawyers representing their clients and their clients’ interests.”
The bugging, a long memory and the prosecution
Protesters braved Canberra’s late autumn cold for Collaery’s arrival outside the gleaming new ACT court complex on Monday.
They’ve been there for many of the major milestones of this case, brandishing signs saying “defend whistleblowers”, “no secret trials”, and “spying is the crime”.
The anger over Collaery’s treatment still simmers, despite the long road to this point.
Collaery stands accused of unlawfully disclosing secret intelligence information and conspiring with Witness K, his client and a former Australian Secret Intelligence Service officer, in doing so.
Witness K was among a number of intelligence officers involved in a mission to bug the government buildings of Timor-Leste during oil and gas treaty negotiations in 2004.
The listening devices gave Australians the upper hand. They could get access to bargaining positions, tactics, and the competing positions of various ministers and officials.
Australia secured a 50-50 split of the Greater Sunrise fields, positioned 450km north-west of Darwin and 150km south of Timor-Leste. The deal was a boon for the Australian government and a joint venture of multinationals, led by Woodside, seeking to exploit the Timor Sea.
Witness K became deeply uncomfortable about the operation, conducted at a time when Australian intelligence resources were needed to counter terrorist threats following the Bali bombings.
He approached the intelligence watchdog and was given approval to talk to a lawyer, Collaery.
Collaery later helped mount a case on Timor-Leste’s behalf in the international courts.
The scandal was revealed publicly, causing significant embarrassment to the Australian government.
It responded by raiding Collaery’s home office in Canberra, and seizing Witness K’s passport, in effect preventing him from going to the Hague to give evidence.
In 2018, after Timor-Leste dropped its case against Australia in the international courts, criminal proceedings against Collaery and Witness K began.
Whealy says the fact of Australia’s bugging of Timor-Leste is now well known.
“You could honestly say that horse has bolted now, it’s been known for a long while that this happened,” he said. “Even though the commonwealth won’t admit it, it could hardly damage our international standing,” he said.
“I’ve long argued that Australia should acknowledge and apologise that this happened.
“That would enhance our reputation, I believe, not harm it.”
Q Post #4356
May 30 2020 12:58:39 (EST) NEW
Humanity at its finest.
Matt Finn Tweet
An ARMY of volunteers in Minneapolis helping neighbors clean up business damage. “Bring a broom” they were told. What a sight.
Donald Trump says he wants Australia to join G7
Washington: President Donald Trump says he wants to invite Australia to join the Group of 7 nations' meeting in the US later this year.
Trump singled out Australia, Russia, South Korea and India as possible additions, as he announced he will postpone the event until at least September and seek to expand the "outdated" group membership, which he says no longer properly represents what's taking place in the world.
The G7's members are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The leaders of the world's major economies were slated to meet in June in the US at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland this year, but the coronavirus outbreak has hobbled those plans.
Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One as he returned from Florida that he had not yet set a new date, but he said the gathering could take place in September around the time of the annual meeting of the United Nations. He also said it might wait until after the November election.
"I'm postponing it because I don't feel that as a G7 it properly represents what's going on in the world," Trump said.
The decision is a dramatic pivot for Trump, who had sought to host the group of major industrialised countries in Washington as a demonstration that the United States was returning to normal after the coronavirus epidemic, which has killed more than 103,000 Americans to date.
China, the world's No. 2 economy, wasn't among Trump's proposed attendees as tensions between Washington and Beijing run high over the coronavirus and Hong Kong.
Instead, Trump would bring in Australia, which has joined with the US in criticising China about the spread of coronavirus around the world, and has faced economic reprisals as a result.
Alyssa Farah, White House director of strategic communications, said that Trump wanted to bring in some of the country's traditional allies and those impacted by the coronavirus to discuss the future of China.
The move to invite Russia will be controversial. Russia was suspended from what was then the Group of Eight major economies in 2014 after its annexation of Crimea. Trump has mused before about bringing Moscow back into the fold.
"Maybe I'll do it after the election," Trump said. "I think a good time would be before the election." The US presidential election is November 3.
"So it might be a G10, G11, and it could be after the election is over," Trump said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated this weekend she was hesitant to travel to the US in June for a physical G7 meeting, one that Trump saw as a sign of normalisation after the coronavirus pandemic shut down major economies.
"She's unable to confirm her personal participation," a German government spokesperson said of Merkel in an emailed statement on Saturday.
Trump spoke to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron in recent days about progress on convening the G7 in person. It's unclear if either committed to a June gathering or encouraged a postponement.
Trump said the meeting could be held the week before or the week after the UN General Assembly, which is scheduled to open - potentially virtually, not in person - on September 15 and run through September 30.
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US spy boss James Robert Clapper Jr makes secretive visit to Australia - ABC News
US spy boss James Robert Clapper Jr makes secretive visit to Australia
Wed 16 Mar 2016
America's top spy, the US Director of National Intelligence, is on a secret visit to Australia, the ABC has learnt.
James Robert Clapper Jr directs the US National Intelligence Program and reports directly to President Barack Obama.
So far the Federal Government is refusing to give any details of his activities and meetings while in Australia, but the United States embassy in Canberra has confirmed Mr Clapper's visit.
"As allies, the United States and Australia cooperate closely on a wide range of issues," an embassy spokeswoman told the ABC.
"It is not uncommon that senior US Government officials visit Australia and engage in high-level consultations."
Before flying to Australia Mr Clapper stopped over in New Zealand where he met with Prime Minister John Key.
"I've met General Clapper on a couple of occasions. He's obviously got great insight into intelligence and what's happening around the world," Mr Key said.
The US intelligence chief is believed to be travelling onboard a US military C-17 Globemaster.
Last week the Australian Federal Police hosted the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James B Comey on a two-day visit to Australia.
Mr Comey also met with Attorney-General George Brandis and Justice Minister Michael Keenan.
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China coronavirus bioweapon conspiracy linked to QAnon and pro-Trump social media
Coordinated networks of Pro-Trump and QAnon supporters are behind organised efforts to disseminate disinformation about COVID-19, Australian research has found.
Claims that the virus was engineered in a Chinese laboratory then unleashed on the world have been going viral for months, in part egged on by the US president Donald Trump as he ramps up his rhetoric against China.
Now The Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsible Technology has analysed the source of more than 25.5 million retweets of 2.6 million tweets on this conspiracy theory over a 10 day period in March.
“The vast majority of coordinated accounts spreading the bioweapon theory identify themselves as Pro-Trump, QAnon and/or Republican partisan,“ said Peter Lewis, Director of the Centre for Responsible Technology.
“This deep data dive provides a real-time snapshot of how a conspiracy theory is politicised and spread from the margins to the mainstream.”
The data were collected by the Queensland University of Technology, leading to the conclusion in the report Like a virus: The coordinated spread of coronavirus disinformation that the spread of the bioweapon theory on Twitter resembled a coordinated astroturfing campaign.
Only one in every 30 clusters of accounts coordinating on the bioweapon conspiracy theory could be traced to broad left-wing or pro-Democrat accounts, Lewis said.
Denials don’t help
Perhaps what is most disturbing in the report’s findings is that when mainstream media and prominent social media actors engage with the conspiracy theory - even to dispel it critically - it reinforces the misinformation.
“Engagement by celebrities, journalists, politicians, media outlets, state authorities, and others with large followings substantially amplifies the visibility of the conspiracy theory,” the report concluded.
“Official denials and corrections can perversely be exploited by the conspiracy theorists to claim that authorities are covering up ‘the real truth’.”
Lewis conceded the Australia Institute research had no power to combat conspiracy theories being dreamed up and exploited for political gain.
“(But) it does expose the coordinated hubs where disinformation gains momentum and potency,” he said.
“By identifying coordinated clusters of accounts, this research can help social media companies improve the standard of information on their platforms.”
He said while Twitter was starting to call out some of President Trump’s more egregious tweets, social media companies had “a long way to go to stem the flow of divisive and dangerous disinformation” on their platforms.
“Social media companies need to take greater responsibility for disinformation on their sites, particularly where coordinated and automated retweeting is promoting dangerous disinformation,” he said.
Julian Assange misses court extradition hearing due to 'respiratory problems'
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has not been seen in public for more than two months after he missed another call over hearing for health reasons in the UK.
The 48-year-old failed to appear for a routine call over at the Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on Monday.
Assange is fighting extradition to the US to face 17 charges of violating the US Espionage Act and one of conspiring to commit computer intrusion.
District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said an email from Belmarsh prison, where the Australian has been held on remand for 253 days, explained that Assange was "refusing to attend the hearing and refusing to sign a refusal form".
When the judge asked if Assange was "not showing because he is too unwell", barrister Edward Fitzpatrick said the defence team had emailed court on Friday outlining that their client had "had respiratory problems for some time".
WikiLeaks later confirmed that Assange had been advised against going to the video conferencing room in Belmarsh prison by his doctors.
"He remains at high risk of contracting COVID-19 due to an underlying lung condition exacerbated by years of confinement recognised by the UK as arbitrary detention," the organisation said in a statement.
The Australian hasn't been seen for more than two months in court or via videolink, with his lawyers previously telling the judge he was "too unwell" to attend.
Judge Baraitser scheduled Assange's next call over hearing for June 29.
Psychiatric assessment unable to take place
Meanwhile, prosecution barrister James Lewis told the court his team had been unable to conduct a psychiatric assessment of Assange because they were still unable to access Belmarsh prison.
In response the judge pushed back the due date of psychiatric reports on the Australian to July 31.
Mr Lewis also mentioned that new evidence — not in response to the prosecution's evidence — had been served by the defence and would need to be examined to determine admissibility.
The judge ordered that the prosecution's new skeleton argument be presented by August 25 with the defence's skeleton argument due on September 1.
Judge Baraitser also said the court was yet to find an alternative venue for Assange's next three-week extradition hearing set for September 7.
It's understood that's difficult due to the huge backlog of cases in the UK, exacerbated by the coronavirus lockdown. The judge wants to limit Assange's travel time between Belmarsh prison and the courtroom as well.
WikiLeaks ambassador Joseph Farrell said the delay on the new venue was "ridiculous".
"The delay has been a punishment in itself. Whether Julian can get proper access to his legal team remains unlikely, as Belmarsh prison remains in full lockdown," he said in a statement.
"And to add insult to injury the court is unable to provide reporters with the most basic levels of access."
Assange is accused of publishing thousands of secret US diplomatic and military files, some of which revealed alleged war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The charges carry a total of 175 years' imprisonment.
Supply chains, critical tech on Five Eyes agenda
Five Eyes foreign ministers have discussed new plans to develop critical technologies and trusted supply chains for key products, amid rising tensions between the West and China.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne participated in the talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, UK Foreign Secretary Domonic Raab, New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters, and Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne on Tuesday morning.
Senator Payne said the online meeting on “global challenges” included discussions on “critical tech and supply chains”, and Hong Kong autonomy.
The coronavirus and “safeguarding against future crises” were also discussed.
Minister Champagne’s office said: “The ministers agreed that a shared priority would be to ensure the stability of supply chains, as well as the procurement of personal protective equipment and medical supplies.”
The coronavirus crisis has made the hardening of key supply chains an urgent priority for nations across the world.
There is also growing momentum in democratic countries against Chinese technology companies including Huawei and ZTE participating in 5G networks.
The UK is pitching a new “D10” grouping that would include G7 nations plus Australia, South Korea and China, which would co-operate on developing new digital technology to compete with Chinese 5G products.
Australian Strategic Policy Institute defence and national security program director Michael Shoebridge said trust, rather than the lowest price, was now at a premium in the global economy.
“That’s what the Five Eyes is all about. It's a relationship based on deep trust,” Mr Shoebridge said.
“So if you need a trusted set of partners for critical supplies in times of crisis, whether it's medical or military, you look towards those deep trusted partnerships as the foundation.
“It's a really interesting reset of the globalised economy. It means trust is now an appreciating currency globally.”
He said to have credibility, “a coherent and united approach to 5G” should be central to the new democratic push for trusted supplier networks.
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Five Eyes is an indispensable part of (Australia’s) international cooperation. Today @dominicraab @SecPompeo @winstonpeters & @FP_Champagne & I discussed global challenges, including #COVID19, safeguarding against future crises, Hong Kong autonomy, critical tech & supply chains
Scott Morrison asks Washington embassy to investigate attack on Australian TV crew
Australia's relationship with the United States is being tested by the escalating chaos raging across the country and Donald Trump's invitation to join an expanded G7 group of nations alongside Russia.
In a blow to the US president's plan to expand the G7 without the inclusion of China, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said inviting Russia back to the word's most exclusive group of nations would be unacceptable because it was a place "for frank conversations among allies and friends".
Mr Morrison accepted Mr Trump's invitation to attend a September G7 meeting in a phone call on Tuesday morning shortly after an Australian reporter and her cameraman were attacked by police while covering riots in Washington.
According to senior government sources, Mr Morrison was not aware of the attack on the Channel 7 crew at the time of the phone call. The Prime Minister later asked the Australian embassy in Washington to investigate and report back on how Australia should register its "strong concerns" with local authorities in Washington.
The Morrison government does not want to pass up the opportunity to participate in the G7, but is also hesitant to back the push to welcome Russia back into the group and sideline China.
Russia was kicked out of the then-G8 over its annexation of Crimea in 2014.
A federal government spokesperson said "membership is a matter for the existing G7 countrie