. . . and he can do sweet FA about that statement, because he'll never be able to answer the vital questions he couldn't avoid if he challenged it. Here's what was asked of him in April 2011, and here's Mike running for cover in May 2011. He didn't even have the balls to sign the letter himself. So onwards and upwards. For posterity and the historical record (and the film producers), here's some direct questions to the Premier of New South Wales, Barry O'Farrell . . .
I look forward to your written response to these questions. I'll send you a written reminder (blogged), at regular intervals until I hear back. You'll also note that these points are numbered so when you get back to me, could you please reproduce each numbered question, and put your response beneath. Politicians are notorious for lies and avoidance, and we need to pin you down to direct answers . . .
1. A few years ago, the New South Wales Crime Commission paid $800,000 to "Tom," a corrupt Qantas baggage handler, and allowed him to keep three quarters of a million dollars of his criminal earnings. This was just after he threatened to name corrupt New South Wales Police. For the benefit of the tax payers of Australia, could you please explain and justify this incident?
2. Were the corrupt police "Tom" threatened to expose ever named and investigated? If not, why not?
3. During Operation Mocha, vital information about this police operation was leaked to gangsters. Obviously, AFP Police Officer Gerry Fletcher was NOT responsible for this leak - so who was, and was the real perp ever investigated? If not, why not? I will keep Gerry informed of your answer on this.
4. Do you have any idea why, out of a budget of around 22 million dollars in 2010, the New South Wales Police Integrity Commission recommended only four prosecutions against police (that's an extremely hefty bill per prosecution), and now says the facts noted above aren't "Serious" enough for them to investigate?
5. Do you agree that allowing 4.2 kilos of stinking, unconcealed marijuana on to a plane full of innocent, paying passengers at Sydney Airport in 2004 was a major security breach that should have been fully investigated at once, as per my current complaint to The Australian Office of Transport Security? Do you have any idea why it wasn't?
I look forward to hearing back from you Barry, and further, if you get in touch with Senator Claire Moore re my recent private correspondence with her, you may discover just how and why the truth is about to hit your Government faster and harder than a speeding freight train.