Both the volume, and intensity, of recorded hostile actions against Schapelle Corby, by a multitude of government departments, illustrate the unprecedented level of commitment from ministers to the central government policy to sacrifice her. The self interest, and commercial aspects, are equally visible.
Department after department were deployed, not only depriving Schapelle Corby of her constitutional rights, but often, proactively undermining her future prospects and welfare, as she struggled to survive in Indonesia.
The following reports and exhibits document a number of the specific acts of hostility emanating through a range of Australian government departments and agencies:
EXPENDABLE REPORTS & INTERVIEWS
|The Transit Report|
Wilful withholding of evidence, lies, and cover up
|The Political Seizure Report|
Appeal sabotage, abuse endorsement, and extortion
|The PowderGate Report|
Exploitation, misinformation and manipulation of perception
|The DFAT Network Report|
Hostile propaganda, lobbying, and misinformation
|The Mutual Evasion Report|
Duplicity, evasion and misrepresentation
Equivocation, withholding, and evasion of responsibility
|Allan Kessing Interview|
Allan Kessing explains the political cover up
|The Whitewash Report|
The Cover-Up Of The AFP's Political Role & Corruption
|Robert McJannett Interview|
Kerobokan brutality, Bali corruption, Canberra cover up
|The FOI Abuse Report|
Complicity, cover up, and abuse of legal rights
|The Show Trial Report|
Legal and human rights abuses at the Bali trial
|The Quango Report|
Cover-up, complicity & the sanctioning of abuse
|The Insider Report|
The Australian decimation of Schapelle Corby's appeal
|The Prison Abuse Report|
Human rights abuse, intimidation, discrimination
|The Mental Illness Report|
Human rights abuse, mental torture, cruelty
EXPENDABLE CASE EXHIBITS:
A very clear message to Indonesia
Writing the script on the withheld evidence
Another boogie-board bag letter
The mechanics of sacrifice: the meeting
Preparing the script across departments
DFAT duplicity: the testing request
Schapelle Corby: the hot potato
Ellison's public facing letter template
The ignored sentence discrimination complaint
Evading the issues: Prime Minister
Confirmation of reality: testing request
Independent enquiry request rejection
The absence of motive: United Nations
Human rights abuse via neglect
Enforcing the policy to sacrifice a citizen
Whilst previous extracts have covered the roles of the AFP and ABC in supporting the government’s political decision to sacrifice Schapelle Corby, this extract considers the role of a multitude of other departments, including the DFAT, DPP, AGD, Justice & Customs, ASIO, and even the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s office.
Many of the examples shown, of deployment against Schapelle Corby, are both harrowing and deeply disturbing. The first demonstrates how a white powder hoax at the Indonesian embassy was grossly misrepresented to undermine public support for her, with false information and shockingly unsubstantiated allegations stemming from government ministers.
From there the film gathers pace, covering, for example: the seizure of Schapelle Corby’s book royalties under new legislation, revenue which was intended to enable her mother to visit her, for medicines, and for legal costs; the refusal of the DFAT to seek to prevent the Indonesian’s from burning the marijuana, which Schapelle Corby desperately sought to have tested for its country of origin; and shockingly, the withholding of vital primary evidence.
The mood music for the film is created through the shockingly hostile and dismissive comments of government ministers, coupled with the rubber stamp nature of the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s Office, illustrated with predictably evasive and negative response correspondence.
The sheer number of government departments, and the staggering number of incidents, tells the story, even without dialogue, yet these represent only a subset of what Hidden World Films could actually have included in the documentary.
The Allan Kessing comment at the very end of the extract is cutting; an incredibly sharp conclusion to an astonishing story of a government losing sight of morality and humanity.