DYSON HEYDON’S TORTUOUS DECISION
... and the honest unionists he needs to protect
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
If Dyson Heydon stands down he will have given credence and legitimacy to the worst Labor and its moribund unions can offer and he will have tainted his own reports... he will have agreed that there was a perception that he was biased. But whose perception was that?
Doubtless, this is the best beat-up since Shorten’s thugs bashed Bob Kernohan senseless, (Bob pictured outside the Commission) because it’s no more than a fabrication of events in order to give a concocted impression of judicial bias that simply doesn’t exist.
So, today Commissioner Dyson Heydon will either hand down a decision on himself or he will flick pass a ruling on to the Federal or High Court.
So, should Dyson Heydon have sought counsel from presiding colleagues on the Bench of either court... did he? If he does decide on the flick pass option let’s hope he didn’t.
This is a new low for Labor and its union masters and a predictable low for a decadent Fairfax Press and the ABC. This has nothing to do with bias and no-one even suggests it has.
Heydon wrote that, “If it (the Sir Garfield Barwick Address) has anything to do with the Liberal Party, I cannot attend”, but Labor’s unions have suddenly been blessed with the magical powers of knowing what a Royal Commissioner is thinking... and they claim he was actually “THINKING of going” and therefore he should stand down. WTF?
If Dyson Heydon bends to union demands and stands down he will have effectively sabotaged the integrity of all future Royal Commissions. When the evidence starts to go against politicians and union witnesses they will be able, with the assistance of the ABC and Fairfax, to cast doubt on the presiding Commissioner’s objectivity. It will be easy.
Find an old photo of him shaking hands with some politician, get the neighbours to suggest a political preference, or how they think he voted, what groups he supported, what donations were given to whom, etc, etc. Keep these bullshit diversions in the media for a week or so and voila! You have a “perception” of bias.
But even “perceptions” must have bases and this “perception” has no basis whatsoever.
Every Labor Party Member and union boss knows that Dyson Heydon is not biased. But they are prepared to burn him in order to trash the Commission and degrade its findings. They demand it be shut down. Now why would that be?
This possible outrageous position was foreseen in 1902 when the Royal Commissions Act was drafted. Section 60 imposed a jail sentence for anyone criticising the role of a Royal Commission or its Commissioner. Huh, but since when has Labor or its unions abided by anything legal?
If Dyson Heydon decides to go, the Commissioner’s role must go to Counsel Assisting, Jeremy Stoljar.
If Dyson Heydon decides to stay, the hollow bleatings of bias from Labor unionists will be lost in the 24 hour news cycle within a week and Commissioner Heydon can start adding to the list of 30 or more union crooks he has recommended be charged.
Perhaps PM Abbott should stop playing happy corroborees and start defending Dyson Heydon against a foul, baseless and illegal attack from the criminal Left.
But there’s not much chance of that, just ask Bronwyn Bishop who was forced to stand down because Labor thought she showed bias against its “honourable” Members.
Is Labor’s demand that Dyson Heydon stand down any different?
For God’s sake, is everyone who is not a supporter of the Labor Party deemed to be biased? Seems so.