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It's not what you see, it's what goes on behind the scenes.
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA (ABN: 122 104 616)
Australia's Prime Minister (CEO) Tony Abbott : "Australia is Open for Business"
We should be aware that a class action lawsuit (Andrews v
ANZ) of approx. 38,000 regarding the ANZ bank’s dodgy business practice
resulted in a successful outcome for the people.
Recently, information has been obtained that a number of
dedicated individuals who reside in Victoria have spent a fair amount of time
compiling enough information to initiate a successful lawsuit against the STATE
If you have been effected by a ‘fine’ that calls on the Road
Safety Act 1986, Local Government Act 1989, Melbourne City Link Act 1995, Infringements
Act 2006 or the theft of property by the sheriff calling on the Sheriff’s Act
2009 or any other law pertaining to the Australia Act 1986, then you may have
very well been duped out of your money.
Although the scope of the class action is initially for
Victoria, there may be a possibility to take it to a national level.
The organisers require the numbers to be in the thousands.
From what has been mentioned at a meeting, it is not about the financial outlay,
but rather the numbers, the more the better (20,000+).
At this point in time, this is the only information
available, until the next meeting in approx. a month’s time with the
If you are prepared to put your name to the paperwork, when
the time comes to go to court, please become a member and like the group.
Germany’s plan to bring back the nation’s gold
reserves to Frankfurt by 2020 has fizzled, and instead has for now
decided to leave $635 billion of gold in US vaults.
Home to the world’s second largest gold reserves, worth $141
billion, Germany only keeps about one third of its gold ‘at
home’, the rest is abroad. 45 percent is in the US Federal
Reserve in New York, 13 percent in London, 11 percent in Paris,
and only 31 percent in the Bundesbank in Frankfurt.
“The Americans are taking good care of our gold, we have no
reasons for mistrust,” Nobert Barthle, the German Parliament
Budget spokesman, told RT.
Critics of the slow progress disagree.
“While we haven’t been allowed to inspect escapes me, I’m no
conspiracy theorist, but the Bundesbank should be able to audit
the gold once a year like it does with reserves in
Frankfurt,” Hans Olaf Henkel, German member of the European
Parliament, told RT.
In the end of June for the first time a Germany delegation
traveled to New York to check up on their gold holdings, the
first in the last 10 years. The lack of inspection has led some
to question whether it’s still there.
The movement to ‘bring the gold home’ was largely led by
euroskeptics who campaigned to repatriate all the country’s
previous metal by 2020. So far, they’ve only managed to bring
back 10 percent, or 300 tons.
Another 374 tons from the Banque de
France is set to be returned to Germany in the near future.
“We are still missing for example published bar number lists,
even though the US Federal reserve publishes this list for their
own gold,” says Peter Boehringer, Founder of Repatriate our
However, auditors last week said they were pleased with the US
continuing to look after Germany’s treasures. The delegation said
there is no rush to bring it home, and that keeping it there even
offers an advantage, as it can be used for emergency currency for
After World War II, Germany bought gold from the US Federal
Reserve, but decided to keep in overseas instead of back to the
Bundesbank. During the Cold War, fear of a Soviet invasion made
overseas storage a safer option.
Recently, the Bundesbank has been criticised for not holding its
reserves in Frankfurt, so it has decided that some should be
brought back to Germany.
Transporting the gold will be a high security operation. When
France transferred its reserves in 1966 it used a submarine.
rt.com. 7 July 2014
Apparently according to unnamed sources, the US has stolen Germany's gold, where there is a huge cover up, but no doubt this would be delegated to a 'conspiracy theory' by the mainstream media.
Lisa Marie Smith is escorted by a police officer after her arrest in 1996.
THE one good thing about being named after Elvis Presley’s daughter
and having the surname Smith is that it makes you harder to find if you
also happen to be the “world’s most wanted woman”.
That’s how Interpol extravagantly described Lisa Marie Smith after
she checked out of the “Bangkok Hilton” in 1996 and vanished for the
next 18 years.
There have been a few rumoured sightings since
then, including one yarn that she was married and living in suburban
Perth in 2001, but nothing as solid as the story that is unfolding here
The Perth story, from a shifty Australian who did time
in Thai jails and claims Smith wrote to him, is now all the more
intriguing because he claimed her married name was McGuigan, which has a
distinctly Irish ring.
It’s intriguing because it is now emerging
that the wanted woman may be hiding in plain sight in Dublin, running a
trendy cafe in the capital of the easygoing country where another
Australian fugitive, “Aussie Bob” Trimbole, hid in the mid-1980s.
Lisa Marie Smith after her arrest at Bangkok International Airport in February 1996.
The Irish have little interest in extraditing accused persons
to a jurisdiction like Thailand on 18-year-old charges that would
attract little jail time in any Western country but could mean a life
sentence — or a death sentence — in much of Asia.
It is inevitable
the poor little rich kid will turn up one day. The wonder is that it
hasn’t happened yet. She was barely out of her teens when she was
arrested in Thailand with a middling amount of (probably) someone else’s
drugs in early 1996. She’s now 38.
We’re talking about Lisa Marie
Smith the accused drug mule, not another Lisa Marie Smith who happened
to be born the same day in 1975 and who British police hauled in for
fingerprinting a long while after her namesake went on the lam.
only was that Lisa Marie born the same day but she is also the same
height (164cm) and weight (then around 60kg, which might have altered a
No wonder the police were confused. There are roughly 100
other Lisa Marie Smiths in the UK alone, all born in the era when Elvis
was still king. But only one of them is wanted by Interpol.
Lisa Marie Smith leaves Bangkok criminal court after being granted bail.
The “world’s most wanted woman” was in fact raised an only
child in Melbourne and Tasmania before moving to England as a teenager
with her mother Robyn and British-born father Terry Smith, a rising
insurance executive who chased promotions around the world.
For young Lisa Marie, it was a nomadic life that led to her having dual citizenship and dual passports.
England she became, some say, just another spoiled teenager, doing a
hospitality course, partying hard and waitressing in a dodgy Hong Kong
bar after Terry Smith took a big job in the former colony in 1994,
running National Mutual Life’s Asian business. While her father broke
records in the insurance business, Lisa Marie broke the rules at Banana
Joe’s bar and was sacked for smoking marijuana.
Terry Smith, the
corporate gunslinger turned the insurance company around, made
multi-millions for it and was handsomely paid. All those skills came in
useful in February 1996 after Lisa Marie was grabbed at Bangkok Airport
as she was about to board a flight to Japan with four kilograms of
“opium resin” and 565 amphetamine tablets in a false-bottomed bag.
frightened 20-year-old told Thai police (who had been tipped off) that
she’d been conned into taking the bag as a favour for “Hassan”, a smooth
Pakistani scammer who preyed on naive Western girls like her,
holidaying in Bangkok’s freewheeling backpacker district.
Marie the trembling victim became Lisa Marie the cool fugitive after
Terry Smith turned his formidable talents to the task of getting bail
Despite the fact accused drug dealers in Thai jails
usually don’t get bail, the rich man’s daughter did after less than five
months in Bangkok’s notorious women’s prison.
One thing that made
bail even conceivable was that the charges were reportedly (and
mysteriously) downgraded from possessing opium resin to hashish.
an understanding magistrate set bail at $74,000, which Terry Smith
promptly paid, and Lisa Marie apparently left Thailand on her Australian
passport while Thai police were left holding her British one. Easy if
you know how — or who.
By the time Thailand got around to alerting
Interpol three months later, the bail jumper had been to Greece and
taken the risk of picking up a new British passport at the embassy in
Athens by filling in forms swearing the old one had been lost or stolen.
After a holiday on the Greek island of Santorini, reportedly to celebrate her 21st birthday, she disappeared.
is, maybe, until now - as it has emerged she could have been tracked
down to a fashionable cafe she reputedly runs with a boyfriend.
smart money says that having got hold of a British passport, Lisa Marie
would have been able to move around the European Union with little
Whether she was able to obtain another legal passport when
the 10-year time limit elapsed eight years ago is hard to know, but she
doesn’t seem to have been troubled by officialdom.
Sources say her driver’s licence has both her correct name and date of birth.
The old crime saying goes “Money talks and bull---- walks”.
this case it appears money talked and Lisa Marie Smith walked. And she
didn’t even have to break into a sweat. That might have changed these
last few days.
heraldsun.com.au 7 July 2014
Another illustration of how corrupt the authorities really are. It's all about bribery and how much one can afford. It's not really that different from Australia.