A unique and extraordinary film has been released this week, free of charge, on the internet, via simultaneous upload to networks in territories as diverse as Russia, India, the United States, Japan, China, Vietnam, France, South Africa, and Germany. It is a film, however, which will certainly have long term implications for the state of Australia.
‘Expendable’, produced under conditions of strict secrecy in the US, demonstrates a lengthy series of corrupt and criminal acts by Australian politicians, sanctioned collectively by an Australian government. These involve not only activities at ministerial level, but central roles for Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers, and a number of prominent corporations.
Demonstrate is the operative word, because these are not allegations. Every abuse of power covered in the film is supported by documented proof, usually in the form of cables and correspondence between government ministers. These were pre-published on the Expendable website for public scrutiny.
Further, collectively, the movie and supporting dossiers are currently being collated for submission to the United Nations, and the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
The ‘Expendable’ film documents the case of Schapelle Corby, a young Australian woman, who was sentenced to 20 years in an Indonesian prison in 2005, when 4.2kg of marijuana was found in her bag as she collected it on arrival in Bali.
The movie tracks the Australian government’s response, which included the willful withholding of vital primary evidence. This included the information that 5kg had been added to the weight of her bags after check-in, and that the offending bag was the only one not screened at Sydney airport, which she passed through on route.
The need to hide the systemic scale of post 9-11 corruption at Australian airports, including within the AFP, and the strategic policy of the appeasement of Indonesia, frame these, and a whole series of other acts of hostility against her.
The steps taken to cover this policy, post her trial, are equally appalling. The film shows, supported by indisputable government records, how public opinion was managed, how Schapelle Corby was deprived of funds for an extraordinary appeal, how the AFP’s role was hidden, how known abuses of her human rights were ignored, and how a range of other hostile activities were initiated.
From the blurb issued with the film itself: “It presents, and demonstrates, the crushing, pre-meditated, and often brutal acts which a western government is prepared to inflict upon a helpless citizen in pursuit of political expediency.”
THE AUSTRALIAN MEDIA
The lack of plurality of ownership of the Australian media is a point made early in the film segment covering the state-owned Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). The implications of this resonate to this day.
In Australia, dead men cannot sue, a device which, since the death of Schapelle Corby’s father, has been ruthlessly exploited by unethical publishers, to spin and re-spin wholly disproved smears. The ‘Expendable’ producers present several concise ‘insider’ interviews, which dramatically expose the shady world which operates under the banner of journalism.
Presenting such objectionable material is by no means limited to the ABC, with the press organs of Fairfax Media, for example, also being prominent.
It is within this climate that, since the Expendable Project began publishing government cables in September 2011, not a single column inch of coverage has been forthcoming in the Australian mainstream media.
Incredibly, authentic correspondence proving gross misconduct and a series of corrupt acts by an Australian government, has been blanked completely,whilst fabricated paid-for smears against a dead man have continued unabated.
News of the release of the film itself is likely to meet a similar fate, as is the involvement of the ICC, the UN, and other international agencies.
Schapelle Corby herself, enduring her eighth year in an Indonesian prison cell, is now mentally ill. At the end of last year, she attempted suicide, via a huge overdose of the drugs she is prescribed for her psychosis. Read full story.
Sent in by Zheng Yong.
I won’t be travelling to the place (Australia) again anyway. I used to do years ago and loved the place, but I’m not going anywhere where you have to be irradiated for dropping in.
Australia continues trying to outdo America’s march toward authoritarian control over its population. The two countries seem to be trading salvos to see which can eradicate the rights of their citizens faster.
Australia appears to have taken the lead with their latest proposal to ban travelers who refuse being subjected to the full body microwave radiation scans that have proven to be a horrible invasion of privacy, as well as a legitimate threat to one’s health.
The list of assurances from the Australian government via its Orwellian-named Privacy Commission echo similar false guarantees issued by America’s TSA: passengers will not appear nude, and the images will be discarded. However, there is no mention of the cumulative negative health effects (particularly to children) of receiving a mandatory mega dose of radiation each time one exercises their right to travel by plane.
Australia’s transport minister, Anthony Albanese, cites the unsubstantiated claim that,
…the public understands that we live in a world where there are threats to our security and experience shows they want the peace of mind that comes with knowing government is doing all it can.
Adding for good measure that,
For this technology to work effectively, obviously there can’t be an option to refuse screening.
Full article from activistpost
Australia is producing ‘intellectuals’ who believe killing newborn babies is a good idea. http://the-tap.blogspot.com/2012/02/killing-newborns-good-idea-says-journal.html – Me.
Scotty writes –
Is Australia going to collapse in to chaos, as the result of corruption and criminals in the government? What about the recent Codex Alimentarius implementation in New Zealand? (I’m certain unpleasant things are happening in Canada, as well.) The thing is, aren’t these Crown Dependencies, or nations of some similar status – where Queen Elizabeth the Second is Head of State? QE11 dissolved the government of Australia in the 1970’s – the House of Windsor must be aware of (or implicated in?) these events, so I wonder what the Royals think of of all this and what are they doing? Does QE11 still have great power in the nations?