16 February 2013

Drugs criminal clears port security hurdle

THE Federal Government's promise to tighten security around ports and airports has struck a hurdle, with a convicted drug trafficker being cleared to work in sensitive secure zones on the nation's waterfront.

Damien Ruffin was initially banned from the docks after being declined a Maritime Security Identification Card, a background check that is meant to keep criminals out of maritime security zones.

Ruffin served 15 months in jail for trafficking a commercial quantity of cannabis in 2007 and told investigators he had undertaken the lucrative scheme to pay for an expensive divorce to his first wife.

The 49-year-old was also convicted of possessing an unregistered firearm.

Despite his record, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has reversed the ban, allowing him to skipper boats that use secure marine zones.

The AAT heard Ruffin had been a model prisoner and since his release had worked hard to support his new wife and children.

"Mr Ruffin stated he has gone back to school, studied at a TAFE and has acquired a maritime Masters and Engineers ticket. Mr Ruffin now wants to work with friends in the maritime industry," said AAT's Conrad Ermert.

AAT reversed the ban despite hearing evidence that he could have settled his financial problems by selling his properties.

"I take into account Mr Ruffin's obvious efforts to improve his life and his evidence of a determination to support his wife and family," Mr Ermert ruled.

"Accordingly, I consider that on the balance of probabilities Mr Ruffin is not likely to be any more of a risk to maritime security than any other person, if I accede to his request for the issue of an MSIC."

AAT granted the MSIC and ordered Ruffin be subjected to drug testing and be of good behaviour for two years.

Ruffin now wants to invest in Oz Dive, a friend's company.

A spokesman for the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese said the government was considering its legal options after being alerted to the decision yesterday.

news.com.au 15 Feb 2013

The Melbourne docks are controlled by the criminal underworld. 

A prominent criminal name runs many registered businesses, and is literally untouchable.

It is only through government corruption in the police and taxation department, that these people are allowed to operate their drug syndicates. 

Firearms also will be always in the possession of criminals.

Lygon St hoons

Lygon St is a well known stretch of road in Melbourne Australia. 

It is most famous for its Italian restaurants, pizzerias, cafés and a bustling night life, especially during the Australian summer, along with many other events, which include a festival during the Australian Grand Prix, which has the Italian auto manufacturer’s Ferrari , as a theme.

Lygon St, is also known for businesses that are Italian mafia controlled, money laundering gambling venues, both legitimate and illegal and for at least a generation, a car hoon Mecca.

Recently, Lygon St has been in the corporate media news, for all the wrong reasons. A drug related shooting at a gambling venue, pedestrians being killed by hoon drivers, and hoon drivers wrapping their cars around poles.

The police constantly remind the masses that road deaths  are not only unacceptable, but can be avoided in many cases. When it comes to Lygon St the policy is quite different.

Many bikers frequent Lygon St, in their unroadworthy machines, with clearly louder than the state’s legal limit of 100 dB(A) pre 1985 or 94 dB (A) after 1985. The police in many of those instances choose to do nothing.

Hooning up and down Lygon St is a common practice amongst car enthusiasts. Various makes and models of cars can been seen from cruisers, supercharged 1930’s hot rods, rotaries, muscle car era vehicles all the way to exotic Lamborghini and Ferrari supercars.

One can be sitting outside a five star restaurant, and be subjected to noise pollution not once during the evening, but more close to once every 10 to 15 minutes, from mini drags at a set of lights to biker gang runs.
Police will diligently write an infringement notice to a student who failed to use an indicator while turning left, and completely look the other way to a cafe owner drag racing their Lamborghini or Ferrari.

Corpau has obtained a video (see below) of a common night at Lygon St, with literally no police in sight. 

This is not an isolated example of what happens at Lygon St, but rather a common occurrence.

Police do work in unison with criminals allowing them free passage. Just another small part in the state’s corruption.

14 February 2013

Two customs officers arrested in latest drug sting

Two customs officers have been arrested by the Australian Federal Police for allegedly importing pseudoephedrine through Sydney Airport.

Three other men were also arrested on Tuesday as part of the alleged syndicate. The arrests - as part of an ongoing investigation into corruption at Customs - relate to four separate importations of the drug, which is used to make ''ice'', in March and June 2012.

The arrests came as 15 search warrants were carried out across Sydney.
Further arrests are expected.

AFP Commissioner Tony Negus told reporters in Canberra that the customs officers conspired with a baggage handler, who is accused of removing suitcases of the drug from the back of the plane to avoid its detection in the baggage hall.

It will be alleged that the officers - one of whom was a supervisor - ''directed resources'' and monitored the CCTV footage to allow the importation to take place.

''The fact that a supervisor was involved in this process is of certainly concern,'' Commissioner Negus said.

The customs officers, who worked at Sydney Airport, include a 40-year old Kingsgrove man and a 38-year-old Blacktown man.

Also arrested were a 29-year-old Petersham man, who was a former baggage handler, and a 30-year-old Earlwood man. Both are alleged to be associated with the customs officers and co-conspirators.
The fifth man was a 35-year-old Oxley Park man and the brother of one of the officers. He will be charged with dealing with the proceeds of crime.

The others will likely be charged with a range of offences, including abuse of public office, conspiracy to import commercial amounts of precursor chemicals and giving and receiving bribes.

The 40 kilograms of pseudoephedrine seized in the final importation in June had the potential to make an estimated $9.5 million worth of ice.

The total number of those arrested as part of the investigation is now up to 17. This includes four customs officers and one from Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, three others and nine drug couriers.
‘‘I’d like to stress that ... this is not the end of the matter,’’ Commissioner Negus said.

smh.com.au 12 Feb 2013

The criminal underground and the lucrative drug cartel has had its member implanted in many various government institutions, from the police force, to the judicial system.

Customs officers as well as baggage handlers have been part of the drug syndicate for decades. The government chooses to ignore this fact, only putting the people on display who are the scapegoats.

Schapelle Corby was framed by government corruption, which originated from corrupt baggage handlers dealing drugs all the way to the top of politics.

Victoria 'the state of secrecy', says federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek

TALKS between federal and state ministers about Victoria's hospital funding cuts that have seen staff axed and beds closed have ended with no new deal. 

State Health Minister David Davis accused the Gillard Government of using ''slippery and flawed population'' figures to justify a $107 million cut to hospital funding.

Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek said Victoria was running a heartless political campaign to cover up its own cuts to elective surgery.

She said Victoria was ''the state of secrecy'' after a report by the public hospital funding administrator showed it was the only state not to provide a break down on how much it spent on emergency departments, mental health, small hospital sub-acute beds and other costs.

Mr Davis released an independent analysis by KPMG and letters from the Bureau of Statistics which he said backed his argument that Treasurer Wayne Swan had used wrong population figures in calculating the funding and caused $475 million to be slashed over four years.
''It's a flawed, dodgy calculation that strips money directly from patients,'' Mr Davis said.
Ms Plibersek seized on other figures that showed a cut of 3493 elective surgery procedures in Victoria despite extra federal money over the past two years.

She said Victoria had cut its funding by $616 million.

''It's a deliberately heartless political campaign to cover their own cuts and maximise pain for patients,'' she said.

heraldsun.com.au 13 Feb 2013

The whole purpose of the 'secrecy' is so that the peasants can be ruled over without any fear to government authority, at the same time, the government is also able to commit fraud against the masses.

Australia is uniquely a nanny state, where monitoring of the masses is done at every level. It is only through the ignorance of the stupidity of the uneducated herd that the authorities are getting away with breaches of civil liberties every day, on a grand scale.

Whilst the above article may pertain to secrecy in the health sector, it is actually spread across the entire board.

13 February 2013

Supermarket duopoly fraud against farmers

Australia is truly a microcosm, a system unto its own, where the corporatocracy rule.

Australians are given the illusion that they have freedom of choice, free speech, and have elected politicians who are currently in government.

In many industries the top purse strings are controlled by the few, and in some cases one entity. What Australians believe they have the freedom of choice by purchasing from other companies, in essence comes back to the same retail goliath.

The Coles-Myer retail group owns many labels that the public are not aware of. Similarly the so called opposition ‘Big W’ own many favourite Australian brands.

The two retail supermarket giants are holding Australian consumers to ransom, being caught in collusion with each other, with no real consequences by the corrupt authorities.

Information recently obtained by corpau, which has incidentally been going on for decades, is that the supermarket duopoly is defrauding the Aussie battler (farmers) millions of dollars worth in income annually.

The media is all too aware how vulnerable the Aussie 'battler' is, and how disgusting it is to take advantage of the Aussie 'battler', but curiously this information escapes the eagle eye of the Rupert Murdoch Empire.

Supermarkets purchase goods, e.g fruit and veg, at an ‘agreed’ (read not negotiable price) from the Aussie farmer. 

The financial transaction does not take place immediately, nor in the near future, but rather the farmer has to wait for the money to come in, once the supermarket has sold the items, meanwhile the supermarket rakes in the dollars earned from the interest on the capital.

Adding more salt to the wounds, the supermarkets are part of a fraud, in that they claim the fruit was rotten by the time it was to be sold, therefore they could not sell it.

They then force a price to the farmer which is one tenth of the original ‘agreed’ price, on the allegedly only sold fruit.

The purpose of this fraud is so that the Aussie battler farmer cannot afford to operate the farm, and the farms are bought out by the supermarket duopoly.

This is a reality that the corporate media are reluctant to report on, as they are subservient to the government and corporatocracy.

Shopping centre 'upskirt' scare sparks probe

Police are looking for a man who "upskirted" a woman on an escalator at a shopping centre in Melbourne's outer north-east last week.

Officers have been told that the victim, aged 26, was shopping last Friday about 6pm when a man she did not know approached her in a Greensborough shopping centre.

The victim got onto the first-floor escalator, and near the second level, felt a breeze on the back of her legs, a police spokeswoman said.

The woman thought her skirt had blown up and turned to pull it down. She noticed the man standing close by with a mobile phone in his hand. He quickly pushed past her and walked off the escalator.

Police believe the man used the mobile phone to film under the woman's clothes.

He is believed to be aged between his late 20s and early 30s, about 180 centimetres tall with a shaved head. At the time, he was wearing an orange fluorescent singlet.

Greensborough police want to hear from any witnesses, particularly a man who they believe saw what happened from a nearby shoe shop.

Anyone with any information is asked to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

theage.com.au 18 Jan 2013

In order to incite fear into the masses, the corporate media use emotion to help government push through a hidden agenda.

Whilst an alleged 'upskirt' incident may be happening, or it could even be the paranoid imagination of the person concerned, police are turning a blind eye to home invasions, aggravated burglaries, assaults on women, and even rape.
With the very corporate media circus pushed rape and murder of Jill Meagher, in that particular suburb alone where she lived in, there is approximately one assault on a woman every day, with one reported rape a week.

The whole purpose is to distract the masses from what is really going on.

Unpaid workers are slaves to the system

THEY are the apprenticeship hopefuls sweeping hair off the floor of salons for months at a time, waiting for a position that doesn't exist.

They are the unpaid legal students being asked to give legal advice to paying clients, or the "trial" real estate agents selling properties only to be shown the door when they ask for pay.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has shone a light on the murky world of unpaid work in an effort to ensure young people aren't exploited by unscrupulous employers.

In a new report they have also called on industry groups to tighten their guidelines around internships and trials.

The FWO has pointed the finger at the retail, beauty and hospitality industries, where some employers are making it part of their business model to make "trials" last as long as possible.

Job Watch executive director Zana Bytheway said many young workers were scared to speak out.
"Many young people see it as a part of life and don't want to damage their future job prospects by speaking up and looking like a trouble maker," she said.

"Much of this flies under the radar, but more needs to be done to protect workers."

Authors of the University of Adelaide report stress many employers are flouting the law by offering unpaid trials when they should be paying people on a probationary basis.

That way, if employers think they have hired a lemon they can show them the door, but still pay them for the contribution they have made to the business.

The report also highlighted a growing trend of university students and graduates being given internships for paid positions that will never become available.

Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson said the number of interns being exploited had boomed in the past decade, with public relations, advertising and legal services being the main offenders.

"If left unchecked, it will become a lot more significant in many industries in the next decade," he said.
"This is not acceptable to be treating the next generation of hairdressers or lawyers in this way.

"Not all university students can get these unpaid internships because they can't afford not earn a living in the summer.

"If this is going to be the way you get employment in the future those people who can't afford it will find themselves disadvantaged because they don't have the skills others have got."

Adelaide student Lucy Small-Pearce estimates she has done at least 50 hours of unpaid work when trying to get jobs in various cafes and restaurants.

The 21-year-old, who now works in fast food to fund her way through uni, said the practice was rife.
"I was hired for the job but never paid for the trial," she said.

"I've spoken to a lot of people about it and they have had the same experience. I've often had to do two trial shifts to get the job.

"We are working just like another staff member and making a contribution by cleaning, making coffees and doing everything else. But we are never paid for it."

But while there are nightmare stories of never-ending internships and eager beavers being worked to the bone for no cash, marketing ace Kathleen Chell is one of the lucky ones.

The 21-year-old last year approached advertising company Grand Brands in the hope of gaining some work experience and soon after become their first ever intern.

Studying for a business degree at the same time, she came into the office one day a week and soon built up a solid reputation as a hard worker and quick learner.

She has now secured one day's paid work with the organisation, who she said has valued her contribution to the company.

"It has been eye-opening because there is things that you learn at university but my time here has given me perspective on the industry itself," she says.

"It shows how different it is from university assignments. I got work across a variety of assignments which was great.

"I was the marketing assistant but now I'm a digital marketing assistant. I'm still working one day a week because I'm still studying."

Kathleen said young people can struggle to get internships and work experience because a lot of marketing agencies were not willing to give up their time to teach a rookie the ropes of the business.


Marketing, PR and event management
Legal services
Human resource management
Sport and exercise science

heraldsun.com.au 7 Feb 2013

Not paying a worker for time rendered is illegal.

The 'system' supports these kind of illegal activities, as there are huge financial benefits to all but the worker.

The government also supports this slave labour, and to amplify the 'problem' even more, Australia will import another 300,000 migrants into the workforce, to lower the wage rate of the Aussie worker.

We do not live in Financial Times, but rather with Financial Terrorists.

Senator fires up on smokes shares

The Future Fund has bought shares in a tobacco company which commissioned a report on the economic benefits of people dying prematurely from smoking-related illnesses.

It was revealed in a Senate hearing on Tuesday that the fund, which has the job of helping meet the Commonwealth's superannuation liabilities, had acquired a stake in the Czech Republic division of cigarette maker Philip Morris.

The Czech division outraged tobacco industry opponents in 2001 when it commissioned a report from consulting firm Arthur D. Little International which found the savings to public finances from smokers' early deaths, together with cigarette tax revenue, outweighed the burden of smoking related healthcare and other costs.

The company later issued a statement saying it ''deeply regrets any impression from this study that the premature deaths of smokers represent a benefit to society''.

The fund acquired the stake, now worth about $200,000, last May, but it was only revealed on Tuesday after questions from Greens senator Richard Di Natale. The $84 billion fund announced last October its governance committee was reviewing its tobacco investments.

Fund managing director Mark Burgess would not say when the review would be completed.

Mr Burgess said the fund held investments in 15 tobacco manufacturers, worth a total of $221 million. He said the fund did not directly invest in tobacco stocks but owned shares in tobacco companies through external fund managers who chose the stocks.

Senator Di Natale said the fund's tobacco holdings showed its policy on environmental, social and governance issues was ''pretty useless'', but Mr Burgess insisted its policy was ''world class''.
In 2011 the fund stopped investing in landmines and cluster munitions.

Australia is a signatory to the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which recommends governments have no financial interest in tobacco, but this is a non-binding guideline.

Senator Di Natale, who wants the fund to drop its tobacco investments as soon as possible, said he was ''disappointed that we're investing in a company that believes that it's good health policy and good economic policy to encourage people to smoke''.

He said among the tobacco companies the fund had invested in was an Indonesian firm that had added sweetened filter tips and had sponsored schools.

theage.com.au 13 Feb 2013

The government has zero interest in the well being of its citizens. Apparently you have a choice to smoke or not.

The government rakes in approximately $5 billion annually from Victorian's smoking habits.

Government actually support their multinational brethren, rather than hinder their business practices, irrespective how detrimental it is to the general population, as they are mere cannon fodder.

Company caught in US claims of speed camera corruption

VICTORIA'S main supplier of speed and red light cameras is embroiled in a corruption scandal in the United States.

Melbourne-based Redflex is being investigated over claims some of its US staff bribed a Chicago official to win and keep multi-million-dollar traffic camera contracts.

heraldsun.com.au 13 Feb 2013

By all rights and protocol, the government  should sever the tender immediately.

Corruption in the speed camera industry is rife.

Police wipe out fines if and when they are caught by the cameras. This has been going on for decades, unpunished by their 'brethren' legal system.

Speed Camera fines handed out to the general populous are illegal.

A Melbourne man posted this information on the internet a few years ago, and within hours he had a phone call ordering him to take the information down, or it will be taken down for him, with further consequences.

Corporate fraud along with government fraud is the country's biggest economic killer, but will never be stopped, as the system will crush any who get in its way.

Busy Baillieu rejects mayoral invitations to visit Melton

PREMIER Ted Baillieu has snubbed invitations to visit Melton, saying he is too busy.
Mayor Kathy Majdlik issued two invitations to Mr Baillieu to visit the city late last year.
In her first letter, Cr Majdlik said the council was keen for him to see first-hand the growth issues facing the west.

But an email from his assistant diary manager on January 25 claimed 'longstanding commitments' prevented a visit in the short-term and he offered his most sincere apologies.

Cr Majdlik warned Melton would not be ignored.

"Melton City is the second-fastest-growing municipality in Australia, not just Victoria, and I think it warrants a higher priority than it is getting from the Government."

Speaking in Parliament, Melton state Labor MP Don Nardella urged Mr Baillieu to visit Melton and even provided map references to help him locate the city.

heraldsun.com.au 12 Feb 2013

One of the purposes of the corporate media is to entertain the herd population, along with being the 'official' government propaganda tool, irrespective of which political party rules.

To entertain 'stupid man' (a term coined by the English aristocracy, referring to the commoner) the corporate media focuses on trivial events, where 'entertainment' is the focus.

Most people would not be aware of an event that happened in Melbourne recently or would even care, but the official government tool, the corporate media made a big deal about it.

A youtube 'sensation' (read group of teenage losers called the Janoskians) had their fan base congregate around them. The media true to their objective made it a focal event.

What is currently happening in the outer western suburb (satellite town) of Melton is much more important and significant, where attention of every land owner should be focused to.

Land rates collected by city councils are fraudulently collected, and therefore a criminal offence.

The Shire of Melton or the Melton City Council has been chosen as the place to legally challenge, the right to collect rates from citizens.

In late 2012 the challenge was made to Councillors about the legality of collecting rate, during a council meeting.

The result (read video) of this meeting was posted on you tube on 31 December 2012, under the title: Pirates of the Suburbs - Destroying Communities, see url : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4Lnze7O22g

This is not a matter of a Peasants' Revolt, but rather a structured challenge to question the legality of the collection of rates by city councils.

The questioners were not only met with hostility, but also threatened with police.

Exposing the fraud of the ruling elite, e.g. politicians, law makers, high profile business people etc, is usually met with intimidation and later force.

This video should be watched by every land owner in Australia, and followed up with the questioning of local governments.

The Melton City Council is in dire straits, and a 'come visit us' invitation may seem plausible, but there could be another agenda.

12 February 2013

Exposed Legal Secrets - An Introduction

In relative terms to other nations on the planet, (white) Australia is a fairy new addition to the conquering English fortune base.

Lessons learnt from the setting up of other countries, e.g. the United States, make new laws in a new land tighter with less freedom for the masses, with greater control by the ruling forces.

One fact never mentioned in the corporate media, is the oppressive influence of the Freemason’s brotherhood over society, and more importantly over non members. 

The politicians, law makers and financiers responsible for drafting Australia’s laws, originating from England with various backgrounds and religious beliefs were part of the English empire also belonging to various Masonic lodges, of which the Scottish Rite was one well known Masonic organisation.

Whilst one is not allowed to discuss which individuals are part of which lodge publicly, the majority of the top echelon of Australia’s society belong to whichever lodge designated to perform specific tasks, to which they conform to.

Masonic lodges whose members are nothing more than ‘foot soldiers’ come in contact with other members whose function is not too dissimilar.

From tax law to criminal law, the law makers put pen to paper to the sole benefit of their community brethren. This can be seen the way the law favours the criminal, to the detriment of the ‘layman’, or a more derogatory term used by the English aristocracy ‘stupid man’.

A term in law used is privilege, with the understanding that it is private law, i.e. justice to those who can afford it, and not the commonly defined term : “any of the rights common to all citizens under a modern constitutional government”.

In the newly created category, ELS – Exposed Legal Secrets, corpau will be publishing information obtained from various sources, how the law deliberately works to the detriment of not only victims of crime, humanity, but also how it supports criminals, especially from the corporate sector, who are essentially, the peers of the law makers, politicians and heads of state that enforce a ‘Draconian’ rule upon the uneducated herd. The sources have approached corpau with the understanding  of anonymity and  that any information provided cannot be linked in any manner to their person.

It is common knowledge in Australia that a whistleblower is the ‘criminal’ yet the allegations made are not only dismissed, if against the system, but then the whistleblower then suffers the consequences of harassment, job loss and eventually financial hardship and family breakdown.

Australia is truly a ‘lucky country’ as the corporate media slogan says, but neglects to mention especially if you are a corporate criminal.

Aussies get a rotten deal from Apple

AUSSIE consumers pay up to four times more than Americans for the same IT software, devices, games and downloads and a parliamentary inquiry is demanding to know why.

The world's biggest tech companies, Apple, Microsoft and Adobe, have been summonsed to appear before a public hearing of the House Committee on Infrastructure and Communications in Canberra on March 22 to explain their pricing discrepancies.

Aussie music lovers regularly pay around $2.19 for new release singles through Apple's iTunes store, where as US listeners pay the equivalent of $1.31, according to a submission to the inquiry by consumer group Choice last June.

The popular 16GB Apple iPad retails for around $679 in Australia, but costs only $640 in the US.
A 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro laptop costs $1349 for Aussies but just $1220 for Americans.

Australian gamers are forced to pay more than four times their US counterparts for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 game, which costs $89.99 in Australia and $20.34 in the US.

Microsoft also slugs Aussies $751 for its Windows Vista Ultimate software package, versus $436 for US customers.

Labor MP, Ed Husic, who is leading the charge against unfair IT pricing, said the tech giants had refused multiple requests to appear voluntarily before the committee.

"This is an important move but one we shouldn't have to take," Mr Husic said. "These firms should have cooperated and been prepared to be more open and transparent about their pricing approaches.

"In what's probably the first time anywhere in the world, these IT firms are now being called by the Australian Parliament to explain why they price their products so much higher in Australia compared to the US."

"Given the widespread use of IT across businesses and the community, the prices paid for hardware and software can have a major commercial and economic impact."

The CEO of Choice, Alan Kirkland, welcomed the move to get the tech giants to please explain.

"Australians are waking up to the fact that we are being ripped off. We believe it's time that these companies realise this and start pricing fairly in the Australian market," Mr Kirkland said.

A Choice investigation found that one Microsoft software development product Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate was so overpriced in Australia than an Aussie shopper could pay for return flights to Los Angeles, buy the software there and still come home thousands of dollars better off than buying it here.

"With price differences this stark, the same old excuses just won't cut it anymore," Mr Kirkland said.
A spokeswoman for Apple Australia refused to comment on the summons.

"We're not commenting on the IT pricing inquiry," she told News Limited.

news.com.au 12 Feb 2013

This practice has been going on for years, where Aussies consumers have been getting ripped off, by the multinationals.

Slave labour trade agreements boost profits for the multinationals, with government support.

It is unnerving how quickly governments act to install speed cameras, within months, yet take years or even decades to give consumers a 'fair go'.

Laws are set up by the corporate elite for the corporate elite, at the expense of the general population.

An example is how tax laws favour corporations, with the masses footing the bill for their operations.

A future article will outline how corporations are allowed to operate in tax havens, paying Australian citizens wages from their off shore, tax free nations like the Cayman Islands, etc.