In the first Expendable 'Insider Interview', Allan Kessing explains all, including: the commercial interests and the political imperatives; the corruption throughout the airport; Keelty's false statements prior to the verdict; Schapelle Corby's innocence; the reaction of other customs officers, who also knew she was innocent; and the underlying motives.
The Expendable Project would like to thank Allan Kessing for the immense courage and integrity he has displayed throughout his ordeal.
THE AFP REFERRAL LETTER
In 2011, The Expendable Project obtained a referral letter from Customs to the AFP dated 1st June 2005. Despite this containing important evidence, which would have been extremely valuable to Allan Kessing as he was pursued through the courts on behalf of the Howard government, it was withheld by the AFP, both from his lawyers, and from the court.
When passed through to the media, this was reported as follows:
- Allan Kessing in 'wrongful conviction' - The Australian
- A pardon for Kessing is not enough - The Australian
- Allan Kessing By Monica Attard - ABC
- Allan Kessing: my side of the story - Crickey
- Whistleblower Allan Kessing to seek pardon over leak - The Australian
- For Secrecy's sake - The Australian
- Pardon Kessing: Logie winner - The Australian
- Labor's rank and file join Kessing push - The Australian
- Doubt cast on whistleblower's guilt - The Australian
- Customs letter raises questions - The Australian
- Conflict of interest in Kessing case - The Australian
- Terror warning over security conditions - Herald Sun
- Redress treatment of whistleblower Kessing - The Australian
- Whistleblowers get protection - The Australian
- Kessing's fate very different in the US - The Australian
- Xenophon warns on inquiry limits - The Australian
- Call to probe AFP role in Kessing conviction - The Australian
- Airport leak blamed on Customs official - The Australian
- Top cop avoids truth about Kessing - The Australian
- Wilkie buttonholes PM in bid for Kessing - The Australian
- Sharpen counter-terrorism - The Australian
- Customs, AFP in Kessing cover up - The Australian
- Shoddy handling of Kessing case - The Australian
- Cracks in Kessing case show secrecy unfair - The Australian
- Kessing mulls tilt at politics - The Australian
- Whistleblower's Kafkaesque saga a must-see - The Australian
- Secrecy proves a balancing act - The Australian
- AFP withheld 'whistleblower evidence' - The Australian
- AFP under fire over Kessing investigation - The Australian
- Disclosure of evidence a must - The Australian
THE AUSTRALIAN: Note that, when provisioned with far more damning and serious information covering the AFP's withholding of primary evidence with respect to Schapelle Corby, The Australian newspaper, which is edited by an ex-board member of the government funded Australia-Indonesia Institute, chose not to pursue the story at all.
SENATE ESTIMATES COMMITTEE 2011
When confronted by Senator Nick Xenophon in May 2011, the current AFP Commissioner, Tony Negus, deflected all the critical issues, and failed to answer any of the important questions:
To this day, neither the AFP, nor the Australian government, have provided Schapelle Corby, her lawyers, or the Indonesians, with the information contained within The Kessing Reports.