The Show Must Go On

Posted: February 12, 2013 in HSU Saga

As Victorian Police slowly work their way through over 40 boxes of evidence in their investigation into Kathy Jackson, she still has some cheerleaders in the far right realms of the media.

We continue to wait for the conclusion of the investigation into over 40 boxes of credit card statements, signed cheque requisitions, payments for childcare, cheque stubs for cheques made out for cash, putting her fiance’s children on the payroll, cash payments to ex-husbands and ex-members of staff, and an ex-employee who was still collecting a salary eight years after leaving the union based on the signatures of Kathy Jackson and Michael Williamson. A long wait it is becoming too, almost as long as the list of allegations.

Below is a reminder of a fraction on the evidence uncovered here, below are links to Kathy Jacksons spending habits, and details of some of the many cash payments made to her.

Statements HSU 3 Branch July 09 to July 2010

HSU 3 Branch Cheque Account Breakdown

Kathy Jackson Cash payments

Below is some more of the evidence I have uncovered now in Vic Police hands, including cheque requisitions and remittances bearing what appears to be Kathy’s signature for payments made to her own company Neranto #10 company details ownership of which include Kathy under her maiden name, Jeff Jackson, and a former director with the name Furphy. Also below are payments made to her childrens child care centre, remember she told us on 7 30 that members did not pay for her childrens child care. A quick check with the child care centre revealed that they don’t have uniforms either.

Creditor Watch Neranto Pty Ltd

Jackson Child Care Payments

Jackson Neranto Cheque Requisistions

Jacskon Neranto Cheque remittances

Again, this is just a tiny fraction of the evidence uncovered here.

Exonerated? The shady side is still on show

Jackson, looking decidedly shady

While we await completion of what could well be one of the biggest fraud cases in this country’s history, Jackson still has her cheerleaders who are happy to promote her distorted version of events for whoever is foolish enough to listen. Many of these cheerleaders are from the land of the Shock-Jock, a land that apparently shares a border with Jacksonville.

One of those cheerleaders is a man by the name of Michael Smith, some of you may remember him as the apparent racist on one of the teams on the last series of SBS’s Go Back To Where You Came From, others may know him from his days at 2UE, and a some may know of his blog site.

Smiths site is made up of opinionated right-wing blogs which he writes himself. It would be hypocritical of me to condemn him for that, being a left-wing blogger myself, however in my view it is arrogant in the extreme to name his site a News site, just because he has a tiny AAP feed. Smith however, in his infinite wisdom has chosen to take the arrogant route.

Now however, Smith has waded into waters he seems to not understand, and it would appear he has been caught in a rip.

Michael Smith, please I don't wanna know facts...

Michael Smith, please I don’t wanna know facts…

Smith has recently hosted union turncoat and alleged thief Kathy Jackson, who proved that once and for all that she is a serious contender should there ever be a Guinness World Record for saying “Ya Know” as many times as possible in one sentence. She would hold that record Ya know.

Smith has also made a deep dive into the Thomson arrest debacle, a deep dive indeed. However given his information, and his apparent need to

“make full disclosures of my interests in this matter”

he appears to have not noticed he is mistakenly diving deep into the kiddies pool and the meeting of his head and the pool floor won’t tickle much. He seems desperate to upgrade to the adults pool, but doesn’t seem to understand how foolish he will look in there with floaties, as that is what his logic seems to imply he should be wearing.

Smith also is quick to point out that any claim that the police only asked Thomson in for a chat, rather than the original story that Thomson refused a summons to report to police in December is a “bald face lie”. In order to prove his point he shows a section from an arrest warrant as in the picture below, no more no less.

Desperate & Dateless?

Desperate & Dateless?

You may notice that there is no date shown at all, which is kind of crucial when trying to prove a point about the date that the warrant was released.

You may also notice that the wording is identical to the warrant pictured below that he has on his website as further evidence dated 30th January 2013. Not December last year. This is the warrant that Thomson was arrested with the following day on the Central Coast of NSW for the waiting cameras and during the Abbott Press Club speech.

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What actually happened is that there was no summons issued in December for Thomson to avoid. In fact, it even confirms that the summons was issued on the arrest warrant, in the “Warrant To Arrest” section you will see that Tyquin has ticked the box that states “The person is avoiding the service of a summons”. How does one avoid being served a summons that has already been served?

This part of the warrant shines a light on the possible motives behind the police actions, and lend weight to the idea of other factors being at play, or other influencing police actions. I say this because this part of the warrant is completely false.

How exactly did Thomson allegedly avoid the service of a summons? He was in the country, he was not wearing a disguise or travelling with false documents, he was mostly at home with his family, or at his electorate office. In fact when the team of police went in to arrest him, he was not hiding in a secret hole in a paddock, or in a cave, he was in his electorate office.

Thomson, heavilly disguised in glasses prepares to make a desperate dash for freedom....

Thomson, heavilly disguised in glasses prepares to make a desperate dash for freedom….

In fact, after eading the day before about his own impending arrest, rather than run as the warrant would seem to suggest, Thomson tried to contact police several times, as did McCardle. So it turns out that the only ones avoiding anyone were the police avoiding Thomson.

My tip for Thomson would be next time to pretend your from News Ltd, then they’ll talk to you. As it seems that it was vitally important the press know all the details of the arrest, that way the show could be seen by a larger audience. Alternatively were the police having such a hard time tracking down the elusive Thomson that they told the press and followed them? Let’s hope not.

Interestingly Smiths claims not only make Thomson and his solicitor Chris McCardle “Bald Faced Liars”, but apparently so is Detective Superintendent Col Dyson, Commander of the NSW Fraud Squad as he later backed up McCardle and Thomsons claims. The following day the claims were backed up by every major news source in the country. However there was one particular “News” site belonging to Smith that didn’t report the correction, unless it briefly appeared on his AAP feed.

So why would Smith go out on such limb? The answer may be in one of his posts regarding Graeme Richardson’s comments on Thomsons arrest.

Smith states;

I should now make full disclosures of my interests in this matter. I was a member of the Victoria Police in the 1980s for about 4 years. I was at Port Melbourne Police Station at around the same time that Tyquin was there but I do not recall him as a friend from that time. I had not spoken with Tyquin until he phoned me early last year seeking evidence from me about my on the record broadcast interview with Thomson on 2UE in 2011.

I met with Tyquin in Sydney and I gave two detailed statements to him about Thomson. Tyquin has never told me anything to do with the specific timing of Thomson’s arrest and for about 3 months prior to Thomson’s arrest Tyquin and I did not speak at all.

I have spoken with Tyquin since Thomson’s arrest.

This statement seems to raise more questions than it answers, as it is in parts far too specific, and in other parts more vague than his recollection of maths, based on his earlier addition of the charges. With that in mind I sent Michael Smith some questions via email on Saturday 9th Feb 2013, to the email address on his website.

Below is the email exactly as it was sent.

Hi Michael,

I have a blog site that you may have heard of, WixxyLeaks and many of my articles are published at Independent Australia.

You have been writing quite a bit on the Thomson arrest lately, and one of your recent posts that referred to Graeme Richardson’s comments had what you called a “full disclosure” in it.

I had some questions that have arisen from that disclosure and also your apparent backing of Kathy Jackson that I hope you won’t mind answering for my readers.

The questions are below, and any answers that I publish I will publish in full and not edited on that you have my word.

My contact details are at the bottom of this email, please feel free to contact me at any time if you would like to discuss this further, or if you need any clarification.

  • You say you were based at Port Melbourne at “around the same time” as Tyquin. As you seem to know when he was based there can you be specific about the dates both you and Tyquin were based at Port Melbourne?
  • Do you normally have a good recollection of whom you were friends with?
  • Have you been a friend of Tyquin at any time whatsoever?
  • You say Tyquin contacted you seeking evidence regarding your on the record interview with Thomson on 2UE, why would he contact you and not 2UE considering you no longer worked there and they would have the recording of the interview?
  • When did you meet Tyquin in Sydney and how many times?
  • Were your statement based on the “on record” interview that he had already sought out, or we’re they just based on your opinion of events based on hearsay?
  • Did Tyquin tell you anything about the arrest of Thomson prior to the arrest at all?
  • Did Tyquin mention anything about the timing of the arrest prior to it, specific or not?
  • Did any member of Tyquins squad, or any member of the police provide you with any information at all about the arrest prior to it occurring? If so who was that person?
  • You say you hadn’t spoken to Tyquin for approximately three months prior to the arrest, how often did you speak before that?
  • Are you willing to provide details of your discussion with Tyquin since Thomson’s arrest?
  • Did Tyquin suggest, or discuss with you in any way about making your full disclosure?
  • Has anybody suggested that you do this full disclosure, and if so whom?
  • Can you tell us the exact nature of your relationship with Kathy Jackson?
  • What is your opinion on the huge amount of evidence against Kathy Jackson?

Thank you for your time, and I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Thanking you in anticipation

Peter Wicks

On Monday morning I received an automated response that said due to server difficulties on his end, my email would have its delivery delayed for another two days. Needless to say I will post his full response if and when one comes.

Mr Smith, next time you chat with your buddy of a non specific time frame, maybe you could do me a favour and remind him of the letter linked below. It kinda needs urgent attention.

Vic Police Letter

I have spoken before about “Thomson The Musical” and how this whole drama has seemingly become a stage-managed production involving the Coalition, the police, and the right-wing media. Commentary such as Smiths only encourage this theory and actually lend weight to it.

Here we have an ex shock-jock, now a right-wing blogger who has a past in the police force, feeling the need to give a disclosure statement that raises more questions than it answers. Not only that, he has made bold statements regarding the case without the necessary evidence to come to that conclusion. He makes comments on a warrant and declares that everyone saying the opposing view to his is a “bald face liar”, he even goes to the trouble of putting a small section of a warrant up without a date shown to supposedly prove every bodies bald face lie. Within days his theory was proven incorrect by police, which makes me wonder as to his undated evidence. Maybe the only bald face lie was on his blog site using false evidence?

I smell opportunity

I smell opportunity

Now we have Tony Abbott, on cue, talking about putting a Private Members Bill through Parliament to amend the Fair Work Act to increase penalties for corrupt union officials to $340K and five years jail. Geez, I wonder what could have brought that on? Hmmm

Looks like “Thomson The Musical” still has further to run in its season. I wonder which town it’s headed for next.

Correction

It has been pointed out to me by a bloke named Bill on my comment site that I have royally screwed up. Turns out he’s right.

 I have mistakenly not realised that there are 2 charges per sheet on the bulk of the Thomson charges sheets uploaded on Michael Smiths website, and the number of charges in fact totalled 154.

 I apologise to Mr Smith, and to you all for my error, it was certainly not my intention to make such a huge dick of myself as I have clearly done in this case. If I make an error, I always correct it as soon as possible.

 I have removed the incorrect part from the post now.

Thanks

 Wixxy

Comments
  1. debbiep says:

    Glad you are out there asking the right questions Peter. Look forward to the answers.

  2. wirilda says:

    Classic stuff Wixxy!!!!

  3. Lizzie says:

    Excellent work Wixxy and thanks for reminding us of some of the hundreds of thousands of dollars of HSU Vic 3 branch members money being “unaccounted” for.

    We’d pay to read these articles in MSM – hopefully you’re receiving lots of donations as payment for all your hard work

  4. About time someone presented the other side of this story. The more this goes on the more innocent Thompson looks, in fact I’m starting to admire his fortitude.

  5. This whole saga is turning into a tangled web isnt it? ,and all the spiders are running like hell in case they get stuck,but this web is coated with super glue and eventually they will all be trapped and i live in hope that sooner rather than later it will snare the Black Widow.

  6. higgs boson says:

    You don’t have a smoking gun, Peter. You have a smoking bazooka. Good work.

  7. teddysea says:

    Will somebody please tell me what happened to democracy in this country? And why the LNP neo-cons and their media backers got to trample it? And do we (on the left) have any legal rights at all?!

  8. ja says:

    More excellent work – thank you.
    I wish more people would question Michael Smith, as so many seem ready to believe and agree with everything he says.

  9. Marilyn says:

    So could they be dragging their chains on an actual fraud case by using Thomson as a smokescreen because these shock jocks like Kathy?

  10. Bob Lloyd says:

    Brilliant as usual. The whole thing stinks to high heaven.

  11. Michael Smith – of michaelsmithnews.com, eh?

    Registrant:
    Michael Smith
    GPO Box 4379 <———–
    Sydney, NSW 2001
    AU

    Domain name: MICHAELSMITHNEWS.COM

    Administrative Contact:
    Smith, Michael bexleyborn@gmail.com
    GPO Box 4379 <———–
    Sydney, NSW 2001
    AU
    +61.410446410
    Technical Contact:
    Smith, Michael bexleyborn@gmail.com
    GPO Box 4379 <———–
    Sydney, NSW 2001
    AU
    +61.410446410

    Of GPO Box 4379?

    Well, well, well… why, that's also the address of this lot –

    CANdo.
    GPO Box 4379. Sydney, NSW 2001.
    Email: info@cando.org.au.
    Website: http://cando.org.au/

    Looking at this domain's registration, we can find –

    Domain Name: cando.org.au
    Last Modified: 17-Jan-2012 07:48:09 UTC

    Registrant: COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK LIMITED
    Registrant ID: ACN 154705398
    Eligibility Type: Company

    Registrant Contact ID: TPP932814-R
    Registrant Contact Name: Jai Martinkovits

    Yes, that's the same Jai Martinkovits who serves as David Edward Flint's powder puff.

    The same David Edward Flint who always stands firm behind Alan Jones.

    The same Flint who appears with Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi to address crackpot fringe groups.

    Can this smear campaign against Craig Thomson get any more tainted?

    • wixxy says:

      Thanks for the heads up on this.

      I have spoken to Smith tonight, and I will be putting out an update tomorrow regarding our conversation

      However, this did come up as part of the conversation.

      Smith has explianed to me that he owns michaelsmithnews.com 100% outright, and there are no other interested parties.

      The address came about as he didn’t have a PO Box, and did not want to register the site using his home address, which I completely understand. He uses this as he knows the people using that PO Box and he needed to put an address in with the domain registration.

      For what it’s worth, I believe him, he seemed to be upfront, and he raised the subject with me.

      • Hi Peter,

        Thank you for the reply.

        However, given what Smith has accused others of doing with regards to telling the truth, I’ll reserve making any comment on his ‘explanation’ just for now.

        We readers all eagerly await your next update when it’s seen how Smith answered your questions.

  12. owen1967 says:

    Peter, would i ever have loved you to be a fly on the wall when the Jackson 2 (and ex-union boss friends) found out that their lord and saviour – Mr Abbott – called for increased penalties for union officials found guilty of corruption (the Private Members Bill mentioned above) … with friends like that, who needs enemies?

    as confirmed by the ex-Naional Party independent MP’s, such moves show the true colours of Mr Tony (i’ll do anything except sell my arse to become PM) Abbott. he is about as loyal as Guy Fawkes … maybe he should consider moonlighting as an “Anonymous” hacker … one of the Anonymous masks would surely have been more comfortable than the botox and make-up costume in which appeared at the Press Club recently … plus the Anonymous mask would have had the additional benefit of providing him with at least some credibility as a citizen interested in positive change.

    then again, Benedict Arnold perhaps would have been a better suggestion as the traitor most like Mr Abbott. with a reference to the ex-Pope, that would have been right up Tony’s alley (pun only a bit intended). like the a good catholic boy he is … how much we would love him to follow the pontiff’s lead and resign … ahhh, it’s the stuff of dreams.

    there seems to be very little consideration to the next move in the game of chess the LNP is playing. they play with reckless abandon … every piece is a pawn for king Tony to sacrifice as he sees fit. can you imagine being a colleague? more sleepless nights than a Bishop (pardon the multiple … chess, church and Liberal Party MP X 2 … pun).

    be careful Tony. sooner or later the pawns are going to wake up … the police may well be glove puppets (no doubt it suits their agenda) but the courts are more inclined to play be the rule of law. and when the truth is revealed (that you and your team cheated, lied and manipulated to win at any cost), you may find that trust and respect are eroded accordingly.

    the mainstream media is up to it’s tentacles in this fiasco. not just the usual Murdoch controlled right wing junk vendors (and their shock-jock buddies) … the ABC has been sucked in yet again (thanks Mr Howard for destroying what was once a reasonable service) with an under-welming effort at reportage. we are now left with independents … Wixxy, IA, WikiLeaks etc … for anything resembling journalism or the truth …

  13. womack says:

    No doubt she needs investigating and probably prosecution. No doubt. But to criticise Michael Smith when you do the same thing, but from the other end is the hight of hypocrisy.

    • wixxy says:

      What I have produced is evidence, which has been proven right.

      What Smith offers is opinion which has been proven wrong.

      This is not hypocrisy, I am just pointing out an attempt to pervert the course of justice from someone who is seemingly in a relationship with the police who made the now proven false allegations.

      So much so that he felt the need for a rather incomplete “full disclosure”

      • Michael says:

        Actually no. Michael Smith offers several legal pieces of evidence which can’t be disputed by any sane individual,which you seem to regard as “opinion”. Several of your statements also contradict what leading police officials have said,in a live broadcast,re Mr thompons arrest.
        When it comes to this,I’m more inclined to believe the police on this matter.

      • wixxy says:

        Glad to hear you’d believe the police….

        The police came and and corrected those statements you refer to, Mr Smith has never corrected his despite it being reported widely and NSW Fraud Sqad chief Col Dyson making ststements to the press on the matter verfying McCardle and Thomson were correct and Smith wrong

        http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/police-admit-to-errors-over-thomson-arrest/story-fn59niix-1226568163718

        I guess NSW Police and the entire Main Stream Media are not sane individuals….

  14. clarittee says:

    Umberto good work joining the dots. What a tangled web of intrigue they spin. Follow the money trail , check who funds them,check with the membership of the HRNicholls IPA etc. Check who’s father knows the father of the other guy. Who’s connected with Opus dei.?
    Who does Tony say is a hero/ great australian etc ? That is generally a sure indicator to guide you to someone with feet of clay, on the right..
    They are of the view they have everything covered. The whole thing is spin and lies.
    Abbott RUNS from any opportunity to be interviewed. This sort of exposure is priceless for someone trying to get a message across in an election year, but to be avoided by someone with “questions to answer”..
    The big challenge in reporting is now becoming the one who can get an answer from the “disappearing” Abbott. Thanks for your work Peter.
    How does someone get away with calling people ” bare faced liars”? Is defrauding some person/ organisation with a credit card one crime or is it a separate charge for each item? It sure makes it sound like an horrific crime when you are up on 150 plus charges. It’s all done for the effect isn’t it?
    All discovered during Abbott’s press club speech. Just too neat to be a coincidence. “If it quacks like a duck….

  15. Jez says:

    “Now we have Tony Abbott, on cue, talking about putting a Private Members Bill through Parliament to amend the Fair Work Act to increase penalties for corrupt union officials to $340K and five years jail. Geez, I wonder what could have brought that on? Hmmm”
    Hmm let me see. Millions ripped off from the HSU, whos members included very low paid workers. Millions fraudulently obtained by the Obeids. The AWU scandal that involves our current PM.
    The bill introduced by Tony simply brings union leaders in to line with business leaders. So are you against ensuring that union members are not ripped off ?. If you are then you would make a great ALP MP.. If you are not against criminals being held accountable then don’t question the reason why it was introduce, just agree with the bill and say so.

    • wixxy says:

      I am all for criminals being held to account, completely.
      If the bill was amended to also increase penalties for company directors, corruption in the judiciary, and law officials I’d vote for it definitely.

      I’m about stamping out corruption at all levels, not just in unions, I guess Tony doesn’t care too much about corruption elsewhere. This is cheap point scoring at its most blatant.

      You seem to forget, the whole aim of my HSU posts is the weeding out corruption and exposing it

      • Jez says:

        “If the bill was amended to also increase penalties for company directors, corruption in the judiciary, and law officials I’d vote for it definitely’
        The bill as it stands, is to ensure equal penalty for union officials as there is for company directors. I would suggest you read into it a bit more. By increasing penalties for company directors you are once again making them more accountable than Union leaders.
        They should all be as accountable as each other.
        If it was about cheap points scoring, he would be asking for greater penalties for union officials than there is for company directors , but he isn’t. if there wasn’t so much union corruption there wouldn’t be a need for a bill to be introduced.
        Re judiciary and law official corruption, the penalties are already there, the culture to bring them to account is not; just as the culture to bring corrupt union officials has been amiss for decades, and is only starting to gain traction now.

      • wixxy says:

        I haven’t read his proposed bill, but if it is like the NSW bill I believe it is based on it is not good. In NSW we have a member, not an official facing criminal charges for cooking sausages on a BBQ for other striking members. They use the legislation to make any member they like an official.

        As for the timing, not come up for the last 5 years but now, within a week if Thomson’s arrest????

        You gotta be kidding if you thank that’s not milking it….

      • Marilyn says:

        DFAT knew an Australian citizen was jailed illegally in Israel and have covered it up since he supposedly killed himself in that suicide proof prison.

        Now that is what I call corruption.

  16. Chris Ottaway says:

    Glad to see Kathy “Turncoat” Jackson HAS had the guts to blow the whistle on union corruption. If she was as guilty as is being alleged here, I wonder if she’d have risked exposing herself? I don’t think so. Furthermore, ANYONE who exposes union corruption or political corruption has my support!

    • wixxy says:

      Glad to hear I have your support Chris for exposing corruption

      Jackson is under investigation now so I’m sure you will rejoice when she is charged…

      If your logic was true about she’d have been charged by now is flawed, many of the allegations regarding Karhy came after Thomson left the union…. The snails pace that Vic Police move at does not mean she is in the clear…

  17. jaycee says:

    Hang on Jez..Millions here, millions there..aren’t we being a little TOO “liberal” W/ the cash-splash….for a start, these crimes are yet to be proven…and before you go shooting your mouth off about “Union Corruption”, I’d suggest you have a close look at the mates in the conservative side of politics who have used insider information as well to make extrordinary profits at the expense of the Australian Taxpayer on the stock exchange and from govvie contracts…now, I’d give you names, but hey!…I couldn’t prove anything with out the help of some mates in the right places….and as a private citizen, that aint gonna happen.
    Further on this union bashing business..most citizens of my class are more than grateful we have such unions that will work to obtain de4cent wages and safety-net services for us and our children and the older citz’s which, as sure as eggs would be snatched away greedily by the conservative side of politics….AND also, it is good to see that the majority of union officials and stewards are there working to keep the bastards on the other side of the factory floor honest!
    So…Long may the unions prosper and long may they serve the working classes and other bodies of workers.

  18. BillK says:

    Peter you said – “Smiths site contained two documents showing the charges, one charge for each page, and the first page being the arrest warrant. The first document is 72 pages, the first being the warrant, the others being a charge for each page, 71 charges. The second page contains a charge for each page and is 32 pages long. Thomson as you may remember was arrested on 150 Charges.

    Now I don’t claim to be a genius, nor a professor of mathematics, but to me Smith’s numbers don’t quite add up. Not even close. This type of adding up makes even Joe Hockey look good, or did Smith just borrow Joes calculator perhaps?”

    Peter, why don’t you do what I did and print off the charge sheets and have a good look at them? There are actually 78 pages in total. (Count them).

    The charges appear 2 to a page except the last page. They are individually numbered all the way to 154.

    Seems to me your adding is actually much worse than Joes. Perhaps an acknowledgment that you are not telling us the truth may be in order?

    • wixxy says:

      Bill, thanks for pointing this out, you are the first.

      I have put up an apology, and have taken that out of the post….

      Thanks for telling me, and you win the observaion award

      • BillK says:

        Thanks Peter. After living with a Labor government for 6 years, I’m always sceptical of what I’m being told.

      • wixxy says:

        You were proven right…. I’m the same living in such a right wing area myself, always sceptical
        Thanks again, I hope you note that I corrected the record within minutes, I hope others will endeavour to do the same…
        Thank you once again 🙂

  19. Max says:

    BillK … in your reading of the complete charge sheet did you find any reference to ice creams (for $12?)?

  20. Max says:

    This post was reproduced at
    http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/politics/jacksonville-43-michael-smith-responds/
    but the correction shown here has not been added (yet).

  21. Case de Bondt says:

    Golly gosh…Craig Thompson must be innocent ! Casey

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