[LINK] Alleged slander of Peter Gamble and Link archives
adam at todd.inoz.com
Fri Apr 9 19:05:56 EST 2004
Bill, I've got an archive on my computer too. He hasn't asked me to remove
it because it is libelous.
I like the bit extracted below. It shows how limited Alston is with his
understanding of Law.
You see, he says that if there is a breach of the law, then go to the
police. However Police only deal with some laws. As I well know and so do
they. Breached of Telecommunications Act are dealt with by the ACA, or
occasionally by the ACCC when the ACA has no guts, assuming the ACCCC has
the guts at any rate.
Also Police aren't involved in breaches of Local Government legislation nor
are they empowered for breaches of the Environmental Planning and
Assessment Act. The police can't arrest you for building a cubby house
that exceeds the local Environmental Plan. Or for example putting a
shipping container on your front yard which is not mentioned in planning
regulations as being prohibited. Council can fine you and you can appeal
through the Land and Environment Court. However we do know that Council,
in particular Baulkham Hills Council, will use the police and fabricate
evidence and bring about a criminal like proceeding on they day they are
suppose to front up to court and defence their allegations of EPA
We also know the Council, again Baulkham Hills, contravened the Local
Government Act in the criminal proceedings which were dismissed, but by
that stage it was too late, the law was broken.
Now if I took this to the police, would they charge council? The Law, has
been broken. No, in this case, I take it to the Minister for Local
Government as it's his job to rectify and remedy, according to the law.
Sorry, I know this was a rather wide tangent form the topic and maybe
Baulkham Hills Council will try and have this information removed from the
computers of all the subscribers of Link too.
REPORTER: We've clear evidence that Telstra has broken the law across a
RICHARD ALSTON, COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER: Well therefore you have an
obligation to go to the police and have that dealt with.
REPORTER: Well I'm coming to you to ask you what you think about it.
ALSTON: But I don't, I don't run criminal investigations. If you say
there's been a breach of the law, then the obvious people to deal with
that are the police.
At 17:17 8/04/2004 +1000, you wrote:
>At 9:11 AM +1000 8/4/04, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>>4) Channel 9 have removed this story from their web site.
>Mr Gamble is obviously having less success with Yahoo:
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>Link at mailman.anu.edu.au
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