Jason Clare (Minister Home Affairs & Justice) - The Crime Report

In May 2012, a formal Crime Report was submitted to a number of government departments and agencies. This cited a single illustrative case, selected as one example from many, to enable simplified tracking of the process and response of the government.

It included a 450 page evidential Addendum, inclusive of hundreds of exhibits of government correspondence, memoranda, and other documentation. Collectively, these detailed a catalogue of abuses perpetrated against Schapelle Corby, in many cases, involving corrupt and criminal conduct.

Both these documents can be viewed directly in PDF form on the following web page: A Formal Crime Report (Domestic).

The response of Jason Clare MP, Minister for Justice & Home Affairs, is detailed below.


The package was delivered and signed for on 25th May 2012.

The response, forthcoming on 10th July 2012, could hardly have been more dismissive, and suggested that Mr Clare had barely ventured beyond the front cover.

A reply was despatched to Mr Clare on 25th July 2012, pointing out the serious implications of his position:

No reply was ever forthcoming, either from Jason Clare, or from the Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon.

Despite its grave and serious nature, the formal Crime Report had been dismissed on rationale that was so flawed and inappropriate, that it suggested that it had not even been subjected to a cursory review. The alternative possibility, that the response was actually intended to be manifestly inappropriate, would indicate a position of wilful evasion.

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