THE FATE OF AN ANTI-CORRUPTION WHISTLEBLOWER
If you blow the lid on corruption in
Australia, you will be harassed and falsely charged by corrupt officials
and Police in an attempt to discredit you. This
is standard practice. An abridged chronology
of some of the harassment and lies used to try to silence Australia's foremost
corruption whistleblower Raymond Hoser, is detailed below.
SOME KEY DATES – AN ABRIDGED CHRONOLOGY.
(The earlier (pre 1995) incidents are covered
detail in The Hoser Files).
1976: Raymond Hoser makes allegations of corruption
in NSW Wildlife authority (NPWS) and police.
1977-8: Allegations continue. Hoser has high
media profile including on all TV networks and front pages of major Sydney
25 August 1981: A very large front page article
appears in the Australian featuring Hoser’s photo and his indisputable
evidence of high-level corruption in NSW Wildlife Department and Police.
September 1981: In retaliation to the above
news article, the first of many criminal charges are laid against Hoser.
Charges had been falsified. Case thrown out of court on 8 April 1982. Promise
made to throw more dirt at Hoser until it sticks.
28 June 1982: First ‘criminal’ conviction against
Raymond Hoser. The beginning of the Police dirt file to be used against
him to falsely discredit him as corruption whistleblower. The alleged offence
was failing to pay a $75 police fine for allegedly failing to stop at a
1982-5: Further falsified NSW Police charges
followed. Throw enough mud and some will stick. Police convictions since
discredited by S/C Duncan Demol at NSW Wood Royal Commission on 4 July
1995 (refer to Commission transcript and documents).
10 July 1984: Wildlife officers and Police
conduct illegal armed raid on Hoser’s Sydney house. Steal documents and
reptiles. Trashed place.
September 1985: Clive Jones (of NPWS/NSW) visits
Hoser and his father and tells Hoser to move interstate for at least two
years of be killed, (refer to Smuggled and Smuggled-2 for
details of multiple homicides linked to NPWS).
20 October 1985: Hoser moves to Melbourne.
9 November 1985: Hoser commences full-time
taxi driving (first shift). Continued for ten years excluding September
1986: Hoser has falling out with Road Traffic
Authority (RTA) officers over multiple hiring and lobbying over driver
1987-1997: Multiple charges fabricated against
Hoser by RTA and police. Most easily demonstrated as fabricated in Court
(refer to The Hoser Files for details). Many not listed here.
28 August 1987: Hoser takes fare evader Phillipa
O’Shannessy to St. Kilda police station. Policeman Ross Bingley refuses
to charge her.
October 1987: Hoser starts using micro-cassette
recorders. All key conversations with police, Vicroads and other officials
from here on taped. To attempt to hide the truth, Vicroads officers and
Police attempt to stop being recorded by Hoser at all times, but themselves
adopt the same practice. For obvious reasons their tapes are never volunteered
in court cases.
7 March 1988: Policeman Ross Bingley tells
Hoser he is falsifying charges of assault and theft against Hoser. Key
witness to be a Police protected criminal named Phillipa O’Shannessy as
well as two other Police protected criminals, Bridgitte Stenberger and
5 May 1988: Taxi driver "NAME SUPPRESSED" assaulted by
RTA officer Derry Ashton at Abbottsford.
August-December 1988: O’Shannessy matters prosecuted
by Bingley and Shearer of police in conjunction with David Robby and Roger
Bowman of the Road Traffic Authority.
16 August 1988: Robby makes an unlawful threat
to defence witness Shane Johnstone. This later turned out to be part of
a wider Police/Vicroads practice.
21 December 1988: Hoser convicted and jailed
for 6 weeks on charges of assault and theft over the Bingley/O’Shannessy
matters. Policeman Ross Bingley admits to paying off magistrate Hugh Francis
Adams to fix case. Court transcripts and associated documents corroborate
Bingley’s confession. Conviction overturned on 27 February 1990.
22 December 1998: Bowman unlawfully threatens
Hoser’s employer Tas Revis and forces him to sack him.
24 January 1989: Formal complaints lodged re
Bingley paying off magistrate. Taped confession given to Police Internal
24 February 1989: Vicroads/RTA official George
Leonard Olsen assaults Hoser at airport.
7 April 1989: Olsen assaults Hoser at airport
again. Complaint lodged immediately.
14 April 1989: David Robby of Vicroads illegally
went to the Credit Reference Association of Australia (CRAA) to investigate
Hoser’s credit file. Hoser’s credit rating placed under threat.
1 May 1989: Olsen charged and summonsed to
appear in court re second assault.
May/June 1989: On instructions of Vicroads
in Melbourne, Hoser’s father in Sydney is raided twice by NSW police. Both
times his flat is trashed.
May 1989-Present (1999): Telephone death threats
and other harassment against Hoser become routine. (Hoser had been subjected
to these in NSW before end 1985).
21 May 1989: Kew Police pick Hoser up at ANZ
Bank ATM Kew. Hoser bashed, robbed and hit with hamburger with-the-lot.
They said it was in retaliation for complaining about Bingley. Charges
include indecent behavior, resist arrest and assault. Tapes and camera
gear stolen. Informants were Police officers Richard George Valentine and
Craig Sharkie. Complaint lodged with Internal Investigations the next day.
24 May 1989: Olsen confirms Kew Police stole
tape recorders and camera gear. (Also confirmed by Bingley on 29 September
29 May 1989: Broadmeadows Court refuses to
proceed on Olsen assault case in spite of absence of Olsen or his lawyers.
Matter adjourned off by court.
16 June 1989: Bob Falconer, head of Police
Internal investigations lets Bingley off the hook. He whitewashes the matter.
5 July 1989: David Robby of Vicroads rings
Hoser’s brother in UK. Makes threats to him to try to unlawfully force
Hoser to drop charge against Olsen.
11 July 1989: Hoser formally drops assault
charge against Olsen. This followed advice from lawyer Martin Smith.
26 July 1989: Ashton (RTA) unlawfully directs
department not to release documents through FoI or other means to "NAME SUPPRESSED"
and Hoser that may help them to win in court.
5 August 1989: Sergeant Geoffrey Bailey, on
instruction from David Robby arrests and charges Hoser with ten counts
of fraud. The charges were thrown out of court for lack of evidence.
17 August 1989: Hoser’s father has heart attack
as a result of harassment by police and Vicroads over Hoser matters in
Melbourne. Rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital and admitted in critical
24 August 1989: Olsen confirms his role in
Kew bashing on 21 May 1989.
4 September 1989: RTA Officers Ashton and Herbert
caught attempting to burgle Hoser’s house.
18 September 1989: RTA Officers Ashton and
Herbert caught attempting to burgle Hoser’s house a second time.
29 September 1989: First of six unlawful cancellations
of Hoser’s taxi driver’s licence.
3 October 1989: Police whitewash Kew bashing
complaint. Letter made multiple false statements. Trend in Bingley and
Kew matters later found to be standard not just for Hoser, but complainants
4 October 1989: Ashton (RTA) makes unlawful
threat to El-Fahkri brothers telling them to sack Hoser. Moses El-Fahkri
says ‘get fucked’. (As a result, Moses was subsequently hit with fabricated
assault charges. He paid good lawyers and beat them).
7 November 1989: Ashton in company with other
Vicroads officers attack Hoser in front of multiple witnesses. Complaints
lodged everywhere. Ombudsman, Police and Vicroads all refuse to act.
30 November 1989: Vicroads officers John Perry
and John Brentnall unlawfully forced entry to Hoser’s house.
21 December 1989: Taxi driver Michael Streeter
is arrested by Federal Police. They allege he is ‘Raymond Hoser’. When
he produced his licence, they say it is fake. Streeter released without
charge some hours later.
15 January 1990: Vicroads lose first of many
revocation hearings against Hoser in front of magistrate Jack Tobin. In
line with common practice they ignore Court’s rulings and refuse to re-issue
27 February 1990: Bingley/O’Shannessy conviction
9 April 1990: Sergeant Geoffrey Bailey unsuccessfully
attempts to charge Hoser with five counts of assault after Hoser took five
photos of him with a telephoto lense.
19 April 1990: Hoser assaulted by Sergeant
Yates (Police) at Prahran.
2 November 1990: Bailey proven to have committed
perjury. AAT and Police refuse to prosecute.
1 November 1990: Ashton assaults Hoser second
time. This time in front of witnesses outside Melbourne Magistrate’s Court.
15 October 1990: Ashton charged by Hoser over
7 November 1989 assault two weeks before expiry of time allowed to do so.
18 October 1999: John Connell (Vicroads lawyer)
retaliates to Ashton summons with a threatening letter.
7-8 November 1990: Kew bashing trial. Hoser
convicted and fined on all counts by Magistrate Iain Treloar West. Prior
to hearing and on West’s orders, Police undressed Hoser in court to ensure
no tapes made of the hearing. In spite of this the matter was still covertly
taped (see below).
29 November 1990: David Robby is covertly taped
committing perjury at Broadmeadows court. Following a formal complaint
an attempt is instead made to have Hoser charged with contempt of court
for making the tape. Robby is not charged.
12 December 1990: Terry O’Keefe’s section at
Vicroads in an aborted attempt to fabricate rape charges against Hoser.
Hoser knew nothing of this for some years.
24 December 1990: John Connell (Vicroads) sends
another of a number of threatening letters to Hoser.
7 January 1991: Vicroads Chief Executive Reg
Patterson promises to sack Ashton if found guilty of assault.
4 March 1991: Ashton found guilty in court
of assault. Patterson breaks promise. Doesn’t sack Ashton. Immediately
following trial, Ashton attacks Hoser outside court and threatens to kill
him (3rd assault). Again there were witnesses and tape recordings. This
time a bystander had taken photos of the assault in action.
12-19 March 1991: Kew bashing convictions overturned.
Police and their rent-a-witnesses, including protected criminal, Brett
David Winduss (a child molester) were shown to have changed evidence at
second case based on covertly made tapes of first. Police in turn found
guilty of assaulting Hoser and fabricating charges against him. Ombudsman
and IID refuse to act on basis Hoser’s complaint now ‘too old’.
7 May 1991: Ashton charged by Hoser over third
26 June 1991: David O’Sullivan senior bureaucrat
at Vicroads says everyone in his department ‘wants to fucking screw you’.
In other taped conversations between 1991 and 1993 he confirms his department
is corrupt and will continue to falsify charges against Hoser until he
20 August 1991: Hoser taxi licence re-instated
after two year gap.
10 September 1991: Second Ashton assault trial.
1st day of trial. After production of photos, Magistrate Klesdadt asks
Olsen and Schofield why they committed perjury. Neither were charged. Matter
adjourned off part heard.
28 January 1992: Klesdadt apparently got at
by Vicroads side (later confirmed by several barristers). Not interested
in case and throws out Ashton charges.
8 March 1992: Hoser booked for going through
malfunctioning traffic lights at Harding Street, Coburg, by Police officers
Leo Martin Keating and Kevin John Daffy. All parties taped agreeing the
lights were out of order.
24 July 1992: George Olsen and Policeman Peter
Malliaris improperly book Hoser for a falsely alleged parking infringement
at St. Kilda.
4 July 1993: Hoser assaulted by Police officers
Nicole Warner and Natalie Bennett in Melbourne city. Independent witness
Geoff Drenkhahn gives Police false name and address to avoid harassment.
Both sides later charge each other with assault.
19 July 1992: Hoser’s car found stripped adjacent
to Northcote Police Station. Police tell Hoser 'It serves you right'.
28 July 1992: O’Sullivan denies anyone at Vicroads
had ever been to the CRAA. Says he has spoken with Legal Services section.
22 September 1992: State MP Victor Perton in
writing confirms earlier promise of $437,000 compensation to Hoser if his
party wins government in State Election.
3 October 1992: Perton’s party wins government.
He backs down on compensation promise.
28 February 1993: Fia Cumming publishes news
story in the Sunday Herald-Sun re Olsen/Schofield perjury. Government
pretends to act on matter. They quietly drop their actions after publicity
24 May 1993: Smuggled (the book) is
officially launched. Nationwide publicity and news stories in all mainstream
27 May 1993: Smuggled banned by the
NSW government. All major bookshops and distributors were faxed and told
not to sell book.
June 22 1993: Smuggled ban lifted by
Ministerial direction following intense media publicity. The illegality
of the ban had never been in question.
20 July 1993: Magistrate Julian Fitz-Gerald
refuses to have his proceedings taped and convicts Hoser on Olsen/Malliaris
30 September 1993: Hoser beats one of many
Police charges in court. Police officers Bradley Mark Milner and Kevin
James Walsh taped committing perjury. In line with common practice, magistrate
Linda Dessau and Police refuse to charge the officers.
3 November 1993: Magistrate Susan Blashki convicts
Hoser over Coburg lights incident on 8 March 1992. Refer to Victoria
Police Corruption - 2 or The Hoser Files for details.
4 November 1993: County Court Judge Thomas
Neesham refuses to have his proceedings taped. In a highly acrimonious
hearing he again convicts Hoser on the Olsen/Malliaris parking matter.
29 November 1993: Hoser pulled up for going
through malfunctioning lights at King Street, Melbourne.
3 December 1993: Hoser speaks with Count Court
clerk Findlay McRae re ‘Abandonment of appeals’ (see below).
8 December 1993: Hoser formally lodges three
legal ‘Abandonment of Appeal’ forms at the County Court. All related to
24 December 1993: Geoffrey Goodson of Vicroads
assaults Hoser’s taxi passenger Andrew Patterson as he enters taxi in city.
24 December 1993: Publisher Charles Pierson
serves damages writ on NSW government over lost sales of Smuggled
when earlier banned.
28 December 1993: Hoser formally lodges a fourth
legal ‘Abandonment of Appeal’ form at the County Court relating to a traffic
fine and carrying a one month licence suspension. Immediate suspension
runs concurrent with a demerit points suspension commencing the same date.
30 December 1993: NSW National Parks and Wildlife
service (NPWS) respond illegally to the Pierson writ and put out a media
release defaming Hoser and Smuggled by making false statements (refer
to Smuggled-2 for details).
31 December 1993: National newspapers run with
news story based solely on NPWS media release and without checking facts
11January 1994: Hoser beats another of many
traffic charges in court. Police officers Terrence West, Grant Roy Beasley,
Glen Matthew Owen and Aaron Jay Wood taped committing perjury. In line
with common practice magistrate Brian Clothier and Police refuse to charge
the officers. There are many other cases like this.
17 January 1994: Clerk Glynnis Jackson posts
Hoser her own hand-written letters re the County Court ‘Abandonment of
Appeal’ forms. She says the licence suspensions are still not in force.
24 January 1994: Hoser sends to Vicroads two
identical letters inquiring re malfunctioning traffic lights at Coburg
17 January - 6 April 1994 (exact date uncertain):
Vicroads officials in conjunction with clerks of the Melbourne County Court
unlawfully access Hoser abandonment of appeal document at County Court
and alter it, thereby backdating it by 20 days. This is then used as a
basis to generate a huge swag of other false documents that formed the
key basis of the Goodson charge. Those a party to the forgery and subsequent
charges included David Robby, Geoffrey Goodson, John Connell (all Vicroads),
Peter Billings (Barrister), Glynnis Jackson and Findlay McRae (County Court).
1 February 1994: Tim Robertson of the NSW Independent
Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) confirms the NPWS media release was
false and defamatory.
1 February 1994: Hoser is faxed two replies
to letters sent to Vicroads on 24 January 1994.
17 February 1994: Hoser appeal for traffic
light matter in front of Susan Blashki. As usual Police side took steps
to ensure proceedings not taped. Also as usual corrupt Judge Rosemary Balmford
sided with Police and didn’t want matter taped. As usual Hoser still had
matter taped. Hoser falsely accused by Police and Vicroads of forging 1
18 February 1994: Continuation of Balmford
matter. Police side ‘lose’ Hoser witness. Hoser conviction re Harding Street
18 February 1994: Hoser house raided by police.
Carloads of material taken including tapes of Balmford hearing and all
relevant documents. Thousands of other tapes, computer disks, documents,
etc, taken. House trashed. Police banned independent witnesses but themselves
covertly taped the whole raid. They then passed material on to other Police
and Vicroads officers, falsified charges and unlawfully harassed witnesses.
21 February 1994: Magistrate Robert Kumar refuses
to order return of goods seized on February 18.
22 February 1994: Hoser given legal aid funding
for first time following direction by MP Victor Perton.
March 1994 (exact date not known): Policewoman
Nicole Warner illegally harasses Hoser witness Geoff Drenkhahn.
1 March 1994: 1/3 of goods seized returned.
2 March 1994: Hoser charged with perjury over
evidence given in Balmford hearing.
2- 4 March 1994: Legal Aid Commission approached
by Police to stop funding Hoser for perjury matter. This they do.
7 April 1994: George Olsen and Ray Arnold (Vicroads)
serve summons on Hoser alleging multiple offences by Hoser on 24 December
1993 (the Goodson matter). Charges include ‘touting’, assault and multiple
counts of unlicenced driving.
15 April 1994: Police brief-of-evidence against
Hoser re Balmford alleged perjury matter. Police brief hinges on ‘fact’
there is no recording made of Hoser’s evidence in front of Balmford. This
is central to their case. Several witnesses to be called solely to confirm
no tapes had been made, thereby making it a simple case of their word against
Hoser’s, unverifiable by independent means such as a tape.
19 April 1994: Police produce second (different)
‘original’ of allegedly doctored letter.
2 May 1994: Keating (Police) says he won’t
proceed with perjury matter unless Hoser is represented.
23 June 1994: Hoser arrested when driving a
taxi by Policeman Rob Beckingham who falsely alleged Hoser was disqualified
from driving. Hoser subsequently charged. End result was no conviction.
6 July 1994: Police unlawfully remove Hoser
assault charges against Warner from court computer, (charges re-instated).
23 August 1994: Rod Lambert of IID whitewashes
Hoser complaints re the raid. Later in court fellow Police confirmed Lambert’s
inquiries were defective and didn’t tell the truth.
3 October 1994: Policeman Leo Keating attempts
to extort money from Hoser.
4 October 1994: Australian Press Council upholds
Hoser complaint (Judgement 746) in relation to the NPWS media release (see
previous). All newspapers are censured for failure to verify alleged facts.
10 October 1994: Keating (Police) returned
a large suitcase full of tapes including originals of the Balmford matter
(both days). On oath Keating admitted to having copied it. This included
the 28 minutes of Hoser evidence in front of Balmford which proved no perjury
by Hoser on 17 February 1994.
13 October 1994: Magistrate Jacinta Heffey
commits Hoser to stand trial for perjury. She had upheld Keating’s request
not to play the tape made at Balmford’s proceedings at her hearing on the
basis that Keating had left it back at his office.
24-25 October 1994: Magistrate Brian Barrow
convicts Hoser on Goodson matters (except the assault charge). Perjury
by Goodson and others was openly taped. No complaint lodged.
8 November 1994: Magistrate John Hutchins in
violation of common law strikes out assault charges against Warner without
hearing evidence – proceeds against Hoser.
9 November 1994: Hutchins refuses to convict
Hoser of assault. Hutchins directs Hoser to re-instate charges against
23 November 1994: After Police go magistrate
shopping, Magistrate Brian Barrow hits Hoser with $2,200 costs in relation
to unlawfully struck out assault charges against Warner.
2 March 1995: Keating extortion bid directed
dropped by senior Police.
22-23 March 1995: Goodson convictions overturned
in front of Judge Duggan. Case openly taped. All prosecution witnesses
shown to have lied on oath following production of previously made covert
tapes. In spite of complaints, none were prosecuted for the perjury or
forging of documents. Duggan openly stated that the case had been based
on an illegal forgery.
1 April 1995: Hoser arrested by Police in South
Melbourne and falsely accused of stealing his own taxi. He is then brutally
bashed and thrown out of Police station. Admitted to Royal Melbourne Hospital.
1 June 1995: The Hoser Files was officially
launched. Pre-publication sales in May of about 1,000 copies. Reported
widely in local media. Alleged ‘D’ notice prevents mainstream media from
reporting a word about the book. Remains the case as late as mid 1999.
Books subsequently seized from shops and libraries. Tower Books of Sydney
ultimately forced to stop Nation-wide distribution of the book. This
and later events detailed in this chronology are covered in more detail
in Victoria Police Corruption - 2.
2 July 1995: Hoser runs over pedestrian. All
witnesses at the scene, including the pedestrian himself said the pedestrian
was solely at fault. Attending police Steven Talbot and John Anderson stated
that they would charge and convict Hoser regardless of the facts. They
said it was ‘punishment’ for writing The Hoser Files. Hoser later
charged with dangerous driving and other offences.
4 July 1995: NSW Convictions against Hoser
are discredited (see for 1982-5 above).
18 July 1995: Terry O’Keefe and David Robby
of the Taxi Directorate announce cancellation of Hoser’s taxi licence in
retaliation for publication of The Hoser Files. Revocation set to
commence on 20 August in order to simultaneously be a ‘non-renewal’ in
order to exploit a legal loophole to ensure successful cancellation (refer
to "NAME SUPPRESSED" case in The Hoser Files).
22 August 1995: Chief County Court Judge John
Waldron refuses Hoser’s application for a lawyer to represent him at upcoming
perjury trial. At the same time he told Hoser he wouldn’t win.
4 September 1995: Neesham trial commenced.
Hoser ‘convicted’ of perjury a month later.
20 September 1995: Unsuspecting members of
the public Connie Cassar and David Haskins were bashed by Police after
walking into Hoser case to observe proceedings. Cassar was carted off and
bashed so severely she was admitted to hospital. She was also hit with
multiple falsified charges including assault. Attack happened with knowledge
and approval of trial judge Thomas Neesham and his Associate Ed Sullivan.
21 September 1996: Cassar bashing reported
in the Herald-Sun. Hoser name censored out of article due to ‘D-notice’
22 September 1995: Waitress at Metropolitan
Hotel tells a table of 8 whistleblowers that jury has been knobbled in
Hoser case. Information came from jurors themselves in same pub. Appeal
documents lodged next sitting day (Monday) even though case was only half
3 October 1995: Hoser ‘convicted’ of perjury.
Tape of Hoser’s 28 minutes of evidence in front of Balmford (the crux of
the case) was deliberately kept away from the jury by the prosecution side
4 October 1995: Hoser jailed for a minimum
of four months as a result of the above conviction.
11 October 1995: Hoser released from Pentridge
Prison as a result of bail being granted by Supreme Court.
28 November 1995: Taxi revocation hearing in
front of ex Police prosecutor, Magistrate Noreen Toohey commences.
12 January 1996: After 16 sitting days Toohey
confirms most recent revocation of Hoser’s taxi licence and accepts Taxi
Directorate’s application for costs against Hoser. They seek $40,730.95.
17 January 1996: Victor Perton invites himself
onto ABC radio and defames Hoser. Sunday Herald-Sun gag their own
journalist Fia Cumming and spike story.
16 February 1996: Magistrate Raffael Barbario
improperly convicts Cassar on all charges and fines her $796. Conviction
overturned on 13 May 1996.
27 February 1996: Taxi Directorate’s costs
application of $40,730.95 against Hoser dismissed by Magistrate Toohey
as unlawful (see above).
26 April 1996: Supreme Court gives Hoser right
to appeal taxi licence revocation via 'Originating Motion'. As of 1999
Hoser hasn’t taken up this option.
6 May 1996: Magistrate Graeme Angus Golden
improperly directs Police to arrest and charge Hoser with contempt of court.
13 May 1996: Cassar overturns Barbario convictions
at County Court.
22 August 1996: Magistrate Paul Smith lies
in his written judgement and refuses Hoser application for crimes compensation
re the Warner matter.
16 September 1996: LAC unlawfully place charge
against Hoser’s house in retaliation for publishing The Hoser Files.
1 October 1996: Smuggled-2 officially
launched. Gary Allen (Sydney book distributor) was unlawfully threatened
and forced not to distribute the book. Hoser sells thousands of books anyway.
20 November 1996: Writ served on Hoser alleging
defamation in Smuggled-2.
22 November 1996: Justice David Levine of the
Supreme Court throws out defamation case against Hoser and publisher Kotabi.
Levine similarly dismissed a specific application to have Raymond Hoser
and his websites banned from the internet.
22 November 1996: MP Victor Perton within hours
of Levine’s judgements commits a contempt of court and illegally threatens
Internet Service Provider (ISP) Starway Corporation. As a result they immediately
wiped Hoser from the internet.
2 December 1996: Second defamation writ served
on Hoser over Smuggled-2. December 1996: Hoser sets up internet
mirror sites in Australia and UK.
10 December 1996: Hoser receives phone call
from female juror in 1995 perjury case. She confirmed at length that they’d
been knobbled and that some had wanted to acquit. She’d now read The
24 December 1996: Second defamation action
against Hoser and publisher over Smuggled-2 fails in the Supreme
Court. Judge John Dowd refused all applications. A third defamation action
against Hoser also failed on the same day. (A good Christmas!)
25 March 1997: Chris Dane QC confirms he takes
on Hoser perjury appeal for $12,000 on basis that he guarantees an acquittal.
26 March 1997: Talbot traffic charges against
Hoser thrown out by Magistrate McLeod. As usual for magistrates McLeod
was not interested in taking action against Police for proven perjury during
23 April 1997: Appeal against Neesham conviction
dismissed. Hoser jailed for four months. Chris Dane (QC) stated the case
had been pre-determined and that he never had a chance. His comment is
repeated to Sydney lawyer Alex Tees. High Court appeal lodged.
13 August 1997: Hoser released from Loddon
11 August 1997: Perton makes more threats in
an unsuccessful attempt to wipe Hoser sites from internet.
7 September 1997: Hoser creates websites in
USA at http://www.smuggled.com to
pre-empt further attempts to wipe sites in Australia. 16 September 1997:
Terry O’Keefe and the Taxi Directorate unlawfully force removal of Hoser
websites from Australian ISP. Ombudsman’s office supports the move. Newly
set-up mirror sites in USA are unaffected.
15 February – 20 March 1998: Ms. Heather Jones,
an obsessive bureaucrat with Moreland Council takes it upon herself to
unlawfully stop sales of The Hoser Files and other Hoser corruption
titles. Causes lost sales of at least 2,500 books ($50,000). Tactics used
by Jones and paid heavies included assault, theft, verbal abuse, wilful
damage to property, serious alarm and affront and contempt of Supreme Court.
19 March 1998: Legal Aid Commission forced
to remove the illegally placed charge on Hoser’s property.
11 June 1998: Jasen Baker of USA ISP Interpseed.Net
phones Hoser and tells him a ‘Judge’s Associate’ has tried to force them
to remove a publicly available trial transcript (Neesham trial) from their
server. ISP tells ‘Associate’ to ‘go to China’.
September 1998: Australian Press Council upholds
Hoser complaint against the Herald-Sun (Judgement 990). The complaint
was that Hoser material was being deliberately censored out of the paper
and that in relation to Police matters the paper was deliberately mis-reporting
3 December 1998: Age newspaper plagiarizes
material from Hoser book, including Hoser’s photos and falsely cites another
27 December 1998: Hoser’s USA websites unlawfully
forced off internet as a result of actions by Moreland Council bureaucrat,
Ms. Heather Jones.
23 January 1999: Hoser re-establishes USA websites
(physical time off-line was measured in hours).
26 February 1999: Manager at the Herald-Sun
Chris McLeod states in writing his intention to continue ban on Hoser material
in his paper.
14 March 1999: Sunday Age plagiarizes
material from Hoser book, including Hoser photo again and again cites another
2 July 1999: Victoria Police Corruption books were tabled in the NSW Parliament by MP Richard Jones. Hoser ships the first CD's of the books on 5 July 1999.
2 August 1999: Victoria Police Corruoption books delivered to Kotabi Publishing - orders shipped immediately.
On 5 August 1999 Victoria Police unsuccessfully try to seize the entire print runs for the books from the book printer in Maryborough, Victoria.
6 August 1999, Victorian Liberal Prty goes into panic mode with knowledge they are unable to stop distribution of: Victoria Police Corruption books, plans to bring election date foreward from October 1999. Books contain a vast amount of previously unpublished information about Kennett corruption.
15 August 1999 Kennett calls snap State election. Herald-Sun newspaper promotes Jeff Kennett website - resulting in 40 fold increase in hits on Hoser Kennett corruption sites. Salse of books remains high, especially in Bendigo and Geelong.
Mid September 1999: Liberals lose government. Geelong goes to Labor by 16 votes. With several hundred books sold in the Geelong area, Hoser's books were credited with the overthrow of the Kennett gov't.
September 1999: Age loses Federal Court case and is forced to pay Hoser $10,000 damages for plagiarising material from Hoser's books (copyright violation). Newspapers refuse to report on the matter for fear of encouraging others to sue them when their copyright is violated.
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