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Today it has been confirmed that Kathy Jackson has had 70 charges of criminal misconduct laid against her.

This is a woman who has had praise piled upon her by all of the usual right-wing columnists and shock-jocks. Ray “Had His Day” Hadley, Chris “How Did That Pop Out Of My Pants?” Smith, Andrew “I’m not Racist But…” Bolt, Paul “Try Hard” Murray, were amongst the many happy to fly the Jacksonville flag up on high.

In the Australian Senate she had buddies like Eric Abetz and George Brandis she could rely upon. In the evening she dined with Liberal Party figures such as Peter Reith. In Parliament there were remarkable scenes as both Tony Abbott and Christopher Pyne sang her praises. This went even further once the Coalition were in government with Pyne putting up an apology motion in parliament to apologise to both Jackson and her accomplices for any harm done to their reputations by Craig Thomson’s words, words ringing true years and years later.

She was one of those that were screaming out for the Royal Commission into Trade Unions, until she became a victim of it. In fact she often credited herself with bringing the Royal Commission about all on her own.

Funny that the Liberal Party will listen to someone of Jackson’s moral standing when calling a Royal Commission, but not listen to the thousands of retiree’s who have had their life savings stolen when it comes to a Royal Commission into banks.

But I digress…

Is that sirens I can hear?

But I look crappy in orange

 

With all of this you would think Jackson being charged would be a huge win for the Labor Party, shock-jocks, columnists, and Liberal Party MP’s by the dozen all looking like they were, to borrow a term from Michael Lawler, “cunt-struck”.

Alas they won’t be cheering too loud in public.

This is because Kathy Jackson will go down swinging, and she will be looking to land one on the chin of Bill Shorten.

I have no doubt Shorten will be quietly chuffed to see Jackson in her current legal predicament, but he will also be concerned with what mud will be slung his way.

He should be, Jackson has shown in the past that she is happy to slander Shorten, releasing an affidavit to the press previously despite a Federal Court ordering her not to. Fortunately this affidavit was seen by most as the rantings of a deranged and crazy person, something she later declared she actually was to another Federal Court as she checked herself into a luxury psychiatric facility.

Bill does have some cause for concern however as I have pointed out previously, due to his former wife and her relationship with Jackson.

However the Labor member with real concerns would be David Feeney. If Feeney thought he had a bad campaign, it will seem like a honeymoon compared with what is likely to come.

Feeney’s name has allegedly come up in the joint Federal and Victoria police investigation several times related to his dealings with Jackson over the sale and purchase of one of Feeney’s properties. There is also the issue of Feeney’s role for years as one of the chief fundraisers for Jackson’s faction come union election time.

It is a shame that a waste of the comfy chair in parliament Feeney sits on will hold Labor back from not only making a meal out of this, but upsizing it as well.

Whether wittingly or unwittingly Kathy Jackson was part of what can best be described as a coup.

Tony Abbott used her accusations along with the right-wing media support to mount an attack on Craig Thomson, a Labor MP at the time, attempting to force him out of parliament to bring down the Gillard government which hung precariously by one seat.

Jackson dodgy? Really? Image - news.com.au

Kathy Jackson dodgy? Really?
Image – news.com.au

Abbott however was outsmarted by Thomson who despite leaving the Labor Party stayed on in parliament as an independent, thus leaving Gillard with the necessary numbers.

With his desire to pursue his coup regardless, Abbott turned his attention to the Speaker Peter Slipper to try to force Gillard to lose a vote when she replaced the Speaker. This was the start of the notorious Ashbygate saga.

Those who think that calling these acts an attempted coup is a bit strong need only look back to the highly questionable and controversial removal of Gough Whitlam.

Many of those involved in the promotion of Kathy Jackson, who is possibly the biggest union fraudster in Australia’s history, sit in government currently, some in Ministerial positions. For Labor to let the Coalition off the hook over this would be a crime of hideous proportions.

The laying of charges is only the start in what will no doubt be a long drawn out legal process, but one I’m sure will be an entertaining process indeed.

Speaking of shock-jocks right-wing allies of Jackson, one of her greatest allies and defenders has been Michael Smith. This evening I sent him an email to ask if he was still convinced that the

“Victorian Police are not investigating Kathy Jackson”.

No response as yet.

12 thoughts on “I Fought The Law – Kathy Jackson Charged At Last

  1. I can see Abbott and Pyne running for the HoR door when this comes up Wixxy

    Feeney should be disendorsed if his machinations can put Labor into disrepute in any way now that George Wright has vacated his secretary position

  2. Thanks for all your hard work in documenting Jacksonville

    Jackson scheduled to appear at Melbourne magistrates court on September 19

  3. While Shorten may have a few things to worry about I think there are some members of the Liberal Party that will be feeling very uncomfortable indeed.
    Pyne in particular already has his fingerprints on the Ashby/Slipper saga.

    I wonder what sort of personal assurances and behind-the-scenes support she was given to deliver them Government by toppling Thomson. How deep does this rabbit hole go?

    Kathy seems to be the type that will lash out at anybody and everybody to validate herself and the role of Lawler is an added bonus.

    From the amount of background material you have already uncovered, it could be a long and entertaining process indeed.

  4. “For Labor to let the Coalition off the hook over this would be a crime of hideous proportions”
    I agree but I must point out that with the MSMedia batting for the criminals it will be near impossible for labor to get even heard as is a well known fact.

  5. Thanks for pursuing this matter for so long, Wixxy. A great pity your Walkley will have some other bastard’s name on it.

  6. I am with BSA Bob A great great pity. But you can rest assured that those who really admire Investigative journalism know who did all the work. You and you alone. Thanks Peter. Look forward to many more stories from you.

  7. It is only in a failed political state that the work of the best investigator of corruption could be plagiarised by those who occupy the official positions that supposedly protect the public interest. This applies not only to the water-beetle writers of the mainstream media but also to those in the upper echelons of the law, such as Dyson Heydon and Jeremy Stolgar who coached Jackson prior to her appearance before the phony Royal Commission into Trade Unions.
    Without your work, Peter, things in Australia would be very much worse. It is good to see that there are people who recognise who the winner of the Walkley should be.

  8. Congratulations Peter. Your efforts regarding Jackson and her escapades have resulted in some action. You showed a dogged tenacity throughout the saga, and without your tireless efforts, we might never have known what a crook she allegedly really is.

    Just a pity the MSM failed to take your lead. Wasn’t a big story, they said, Thomson’s piddling transgressions were much more important, because that could have led to the removal of that woman as PM.

    Come to think of it, I wonder what responsibility Abbott bears for Jackson’s hubris and ultimate downfall? Sounds like his MO to me.

  9. I have followed your work on this for a long time. You have done a stellar job. You seriously deserve an award.

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