TRIGGS UNDER LABOR
... where the hell was she!
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.
An exclusive report from an ex-staffer on Christmas Island lifts the lid on how Triggs has shockingly politicised and all but destroyed the Human Rights Commission. Her Commission’s role is now entirely untenable.
Contracted to chair of the Commission for a five year term by Kevin Rudd soon after he was elected in 2007, with her contract being renewed by Julia Gillard in 2012, Gillian Triggs proved a godsend to Labor as she simply ignored mountains of human rights violations in detention centres until after Tony Abbott had gained Office.
The way then became clear, with advice on timing from the Opposition's shadow GG Mark Dreyfus, to unearth human rights violations but only subsequent to September 7, 2013.
Serious incidents of theft, rape, sexual and physical abuse of children and even murders reported prior to that date were completely ignored by Triggs.
If Pickering Post can get its hands on reports of these incidents why wasn’t Triggs able to? The answer is she didn’t want to because it was politically untimely.
The truth is that since Rudd’s and Gillard’s demise the Abbott Government has largely reformed a dangerous and disgusting environment that persisted unchecked under Labor where many of over 2,000 children were callously abused by Afghan and Iranian men on a daily basis.
Somehow that did not concern Triggs (who already has form when it comes to caring for her own handicapped child) nor did she concern herself with the 1,200 deaths at sea that occurred under Labor, nor the deaths in custody, nor the rapes and murders reported in transit, nor did she seem concerned at the number of women who were thrown overboard after they had been gang raped by male illegal immigrants.
Today, despite the screams of foul play from Triggs and Hanson-Young, offshore detention centres hold a diminishing number of 100 children who await processing of their parents.
They skip to school each morning in their blue and yellow uniforms to study subjects, including English, provided by centres that are run like happy holiday camps with quality extra-curricular facilities and supervised activities way beyond anything available on the mainland.
Ms Triggs claimed the Abbott Government was responsible for “armed guards”, “areas without a blade of grass”, “torture with night lamps”, “sick and diseased children with no medical facilities”, etc, etc. Blatant lies she still refuses to retract.
Horrific stories are now emerging from during the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd regime where Serco was required to conceal reports before they could be acted upon.
... an easy task where there was no investigative oversight by the HRC anyway.
An ex staffer who interviewed arrivals at Christmas Island during 2010-11 said suitcases full of women’s clothing were often left on the jetty unclaimed. “We knew what was happening but no-one would talk until after the perpetrators, under orders from higher up, had been quickly moved on through the system. I have no idea where they are now”, she said.
“The suspects were mostly Afghani military deserters or Iranians. They had claimed responsibility for the children without parents but we later found the same kids being sold for sex in exchange for cigarettes. It was horrible.
“Gordon Thompson, a Labor Union guy, had been employed to help keep stuff quiet. He is another who only became vocal about conditions after the Libs got in.
"He is a crook and as corrupt as the rest of them", she said. "He is the man who fed the ABC and the Greens false information but current Administrator Barry Hasse has Thompson in his sights now, and Thompson knows it."
The information supplied by the ex-staffer confirms many other reports I have had. “The weakest link is often chosen as the ‘sacrificial lamb’ to garner more sympathy in pursuit of visas.”
“I happen to know the young kid found hanging in the Curtain centre was not a suicide, he was murdered by a group of Afghanis hoping to get permanent visas.
"Other kids were forced to sew their lips.” This and other incidents at Curtain were corroborated by my Derby informant who worked as a tradesman at the centre.
The ex-Christmas Island staffer (who now lives in South Australia) explained, “The spate of female suicides was due to a visit from Labor/Greenies from the mainland who instructed the women to self-harm for an increased chance of a visa.
“We were left to clean up the mess after they left. We had signed confidentiality clauses, but I don’t give a shit now that the Triggs woman has got involved. She is telling lies about everything.
“The 5yo who is now suing the Government over trauma related things was given a razor blade by her mother and told to slash her arms so they could live in Australia.
“We knew that women were raped or murdered on boats coming from Indonesia as the AFP would be on the jetty taking statements from everyone.
"DIAC and SERCO would hide or move (allegedly) guilty parties so charges could not be finalised, therefore hiding the problem. Rapists and trouble makers were always fast-tracked through the system to hide the criminal elements arriving”, she said.
The horrors that prevailed under the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd reign were hidden until there was a change of government, only then was Triggs jolted into action with her outrageously false claims against the current administration.
She was, and still is, ably supported by the ABC and Fairfax of course.