The systemic, cultural, and entrenched nature of corruption within Australian policing, particularly embracing drug syndication, is a matter of public record.
Equally, the increasingly political role of the AFP under the Howard government has manifested through a variety of channels, and indeed, was confirmed from within the administration itself. It is within this context that Schapelle Corby's case exploded in 2004/5.
The following reports and exhibits document both the AFP's political and operational roles, in the wilful sacrifice of Schapelle Corby:
EXPENDABLE REPORTS & INTERVIEWS
|The Transit Report|
Wilful withholding of evidence, lies, and cover up
|Mutual Evasion Report|
Duplicity, evasion and misrepresentation
|Political Seizure Report|
Appeal sabotage, abuse endorsement, and extortion
|Allan Kessing Interview|
Allan Kessing explains the political cover up
|The FOI Abuse Report|
Complicity, cover up, and abuse of legal rights
|The Whitewash Report|
The Cover-Up Of The AFP's Political Role & Corruption
|Response Of State Report|
Abrogation of responsibility and third party abuse.
|The AAT Report|
Censorship, obstruction and abuse of taxpayer funding.
|Intrusive Surveillance Report|
The instrusive surveillance & monitoring of Expendable
EXPENDABLE CASE EXHIBITS:
AFP duplicity & the changing DFAT request
A history of Australian police corruption
The withheld boogie-board bag letter
AFP duplicity on marijuana testing
Keelty, Ellison and the false photo incident
Keelty's comments & the law council
Suppression of the secret recording
Intimidatory raids on Schapelle Corby targets
Taxpayer funding of AFP censorship
EXHIBIT: The AFP Instruction To Seven Network
The Australian Federal Police were particularly zealous in their support, not only operationally, with respect to the government’s initial policy to sacrifice Schapelle Corby, but subsequently, in the management of political fallout and public opinion.
The film demonstrates that a range of factors influenced the enthusiasm with which the AFP set about this role. Examination of their own long term involvement in drug syndication, and systemic corruption, reveals a number of sinister turns.
The film examines a range of disturbing whistle blowing incidents, including the case of Gary Lee-Rogers, who predicted his own demise when he alleged AFP corruption. He was found dead in a pool of blood, with a knife in one hand and bottles in the other. The Australian establishment deemed this to be death by natural causes.
A number of vital questions are examined, such as the disappearance of CCTV tapes which could have freed Schapelle Corby, and the non-investigation of the potential source of the marijuana, which any credible police agency in the world would surely have had an interest in.
However, the hidden strings are ultimately revealed using a clip of the Prime Minister’s own Chief of Staff, admitting on film that the AFP’s role is, indeed, to do the bidding of government.
This extract is chilling, illustrating why aspects of the film itself were produced in a climate of fear. It exposes a level of political and operational corruption which is deeply disturbing.