The Great Heiner Cover-up continues

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

The people who hoped that with the election of Liberal National Party government the things in Queensland will start changing for the better, better for the ordinary, decent Queenslanders that is, and have another reason to regret their naivete. The Heiner inquiry is a good example. I wrote about it on 4th April this year. [Fog of Chaos – The Ghost of Heiner]

I was pessimistic then and I am even more pessimistic now. The victim of the rape is an Aborigine and, it seems, a relatively independent person, which is obviously anathema to the professional feminists. Furthermore, she is not exactly a poster child for the Aboriginal welfare industry, which is mostly, but not exclusively, run for the benefit of the parasites of the Left inclination. The original infection started with the so called conservative government, but the boil properly festered under the Wayne Goss’ Labor government. The truth about it would not increase the electoral chances of neither the Australian Labor Party, nor the Liberal National Party; so do not expect any T-shirts, media campaigns or ‘Get Up’ petitions.

The Queensland government established a commission into the cover-up, as promised during election campaign, but appointed as the head of the commission of inquiry Mr Tim Carmody, who happened to be the head of the Crime Commission when the Heiner allegations were referred to him already sometime last century and who happened to take no action. The mind boggles. Is Mr Carmody to investigate his own possible nonfeasance? Aren’t there some senior lawyers untainted by the association, financial or political, with the former government ? After more than twenty years of Labor, perhaps not.

I am not suggesting that a person who made his living from the government by protecting that government would necessarily keep on protecting the government. Far from it; after all, there are honest people, lawyers even, somewhere, allegedly. Pity the Premier Newman disregarded the saying – justice is not only to be done, but ought to be seen to be done, in favour of another – never appoint a commission of inquiry unless you know what they will find.

 Mr Piers Akerman now shares my misgivings:

Queensland justice has not changed under Premier Campbell Newman, if a ruling by former Queensland Crime Commissioner Tim Carmody is any indication.

Yesterday afternoon Carmody refused to step aside from presiding over an inquiry into child protection, which includes the notorious Heiner Affair, after ruling that the Crime Commission he headed was not “government”.

Under Section 3E of the terms of reference of the inquiry, Carmody’s commission is instructed to look into the government’s response to the alleged sexual assault of children at detention centres in Queensland.

The Heiner Affair involves the pack rape of a 14-year-old Aboriginal girl while she was a ward of the state juvenile system and an inmate at the John Oxley youth detention centre, and the subsequent shredding of documents relating to the rape that had been provided to former magistrate Noel Heiner as part of an inquiry he was conducting.

His ability to effectively examine his own role in the Heiner Affair was called into question by legal counsel Michael Bosscher, acting for former union official and chief whistleblower Kevin Lindeberg and respected former journalist Bruce Grundy.

When Carmody was head of the Crime Commission between 1997 and 2001, the Heiner allegations were referred to him directly but no action was taken.

Bosscher submitted that Carmody could end up judging his own response to the affair if he was allowed to preside over the 3E part of the inquiry.

In his ruling on the recusal application, Carmody said he interpreted the term government to refer to the political executive or the premier and his cabinet.

Carmody’s ruling duds the taxpayers and thwarts the intent of the premier who made the Heiner investigation an election promise – unless Newman never intended justice to prevail. [Full article]

Will we ever elect honest politicians?

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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40 Responses to The Great Heiner Cover-up continues

  1. Blackhat says:

    Why am I not surprised?

  2. Stary says:

    The feminists are traitors of women everywhere.

  3. Brauleider says:

    That Newman must be some disappointment. He is unlikely to improve with time.

  4. Andressa says:

    Some day the truth will out. Not during this government.

  5. longchamp says:

    And the win for ..? Lawyers

  6. here and now says:

    Such scandals provide many opportunities for a blackmail. Why spoil it by revealing it all? Great job, Newman.

  7. traviatt says:

    Do you see any solution? religion, perhaps? Islam?

  8. Eric Nathaniel Wilson says:

    I will bookmark your blog and have my kids check up here frequently. I’m very certain they will understand lots of new stuff here than anybody else.

  9. Mihaylo says:

    We can’t expect anything from politicians.

  10. Otter says:

    Newman is as dishonest as all the others.

  11. Mordechai says:

    I get the impression you do not trust Newman’s kabal too much. Well, neither do I. i would be surprised, pleasantly, if that faux commission discovered anything.

  12. Tasker says:

    Nothing new under the sun. Not even under Newman.

  13. mulberry says:

    There is no solution – give up.

  14. professiore says:

    We should not condemn Newman as yet. Plenty of time for his true character to emerge now he got to the trough.

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  17. Chris Wendell says:

    I don’t trust Newman.

  18. michael says:

    That idea is good.

  19. Mark King says:

    Surely nobody expects that any guilty party or a Party would be punished.

  20. makina deus says:

    Akerman is flogging a dead horse.

  21. Inge Deutch says:

    Surely nobody expects anything positive out of the farce?

  22. Mathew says:

    Hello, you used to write fantastic, but the last several posts have been kinda boring.

  23. The Bon says:

    You’re pissing against the wind – Newman as a crook, just as the others.

  24. Social misfit says:

    Newmann will disappoint, just like Abbott. Otherwise – Excellent post!

  25. Petra Wonder says:

    I would be very surprised if anything useful come out of this. They are all crooks.

  26. Clickton says:

    Obviously!

  27. visit goth says:

    I love reading an article that will make men and women think.

  28. Herb says:

    Just a sop to the population.

  29. work no play says:

    Do not expect the truth to come out – Newman would suffer.

  30. Clomerat says:

    We’ll have to hang a few politicians before the rest of them will wake up. Newman is another crook.

  31. seo man says:

    Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed! Very helpful information. Thank you and best of luck.

  32. Sael Man says:

    My brother suggested nothing would come out of Newman’s inquiry. I did not believed him.

  33. Theo Fill says:

    Nothing to do, but to revolt..

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  35. Asad Homer says:

    There may not be honour amongst the thieves, but there surely is amongst politicians!

  36. Sarmil says:

    It will became the news when Newman needs distraction.

  37. Nikolas Theo says:

    Interesting blog! But the Heiner inquiry is waste of time and money.

  38. Cheirts says:

    People should forget this. Politicians will always win.

  39. Dan Hollister says:

    Forgotten? Forgiven?

  40. Vivienne West says:

    Still nothing? What a surprise!

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