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I have been called many things before, occasionally complimentary, and plenty of things less than complimentary. I have had people accuse me of all sorts of wicked deeds, and immoral acts, even by my standard.

I don’t normally mind, as that seems to be how it is these days when you upset those on the far right of the political spectrum.

This week however, things reached a new low.

I will keep names out of this post, out of respect for somebody who realistically deserves absolutely none.

Many of you may have read my posts on the allegations of corruption at the HSU, known as the “Jacksonville” posts.

It seems Kathy Jackson still has a couple of fans out there, and this week I have found out the type of people that admire her, aside from Tony Abbott of course.

On Sunday the 1st July, I received an email from a bloke, whom I will refer to as Mr Spineless.

Mr Spineless claimed to be writing a piece for a blog site about my HSU posts. He asked me several questions, some of which I found irrelevant, some of which I found personal, and all of which I could have refused to answer.

In good faith I answered all of his questions, honestly and quite quickly, all I asked was that he call me so we could discuss his piece. He then sent me more questions, which I also answered and again requested he call.

When he called, we discussed his piece and the direction it was going to head, he told me it was a piece I wouldn’t like. He told me his theory on the corruption of virtually everyone involved in the case except Jackson and Lawler. Everyone else, including the administrator Michael Moore, and the Federal Court Judge, Justice Flick was corrupt apparently. Big calls indeed.

Anyhow, this week Mr Spineless’s piece of propaganda finally surfaced. What a disappointment it turned out to be.

His piece was so well researched, he couldn’t even spell Wixxyleaks correctly, despite it being the subject of his post. There are better researched stories written on the toilet walls frequented by right wing shock-jocks.

So far, I have posted 17 articles on Wixxyleaks and Independent Australia, most of which contain something I like to refer to as evidence. Evidence that the NSW and the Vic Police have taken seriously, evidence that has been reported in The Australian, The Age, The Daily Telegraph, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Herald Sun, and of course the ABC. Thanks to Australian Associated Press, it has also appeared on every Australian news network that uses AAP, this includes every TV station, every major radio station, and every major newspaper.

Mr Spineless’s piece doesn’t dispute any of that evidence. None of it…

Instead it tries to attack the sources. Myself, Independent Australia, even my wife Felicity came under fire.

Independent Australia is not independent he says. I can assure you IA is not a part of News Ltd or Fairfax. Mr Spineless, probably doesn’t know what the word independent means. When he goes to his local independent bottle shop, or his local IGA, he is probably surprised not to see Wilkie, Oakeshott, or Windsor behind the counter.

I will provide you a copy of Mr Spinless’s post, just to be transparent, it doesn’t warrant reading, but for those who seek context it will be handy. He appears to be desperately trying to get hits on his site, judging from our phone conversation, and the way he shamelessly begs people to repost his blogs via Twitter and Facebook. He even explains to people not to copy and paste in emails… how desperate, then again, he is trying to sell coffee mugs also.

The main thrust of Mr Spineless’s post is that I am an ALP member, and that I have tried to conceal that from my readers.

He does have a point there. Clearly as anybody can see I have been hiding my ALP membership, it explains many of my actions. My Twitter account @pwicksalp for one. The contributors bio on Independent Australia that says I was an ALP Candidate, is also quite concealing. Maybe the portrait pic’s in his post that he took from my Facebook page, of me with ex ALP Premier Kristina Keneally, yet another secret that I hid on my Facebook page. Or even the blogs I write where I mention it repeatedly, including the one which he asked me about regarding Kristina Keneally’s leaving State Parliament, where I clearly mentioned being a candidate.

But alas, Sherlock Spineless discovered my supposedly well hidden secret…

He even claims I try to pose as an independent, is he for real? Even while he publishes pictures of me with Keneally?

This is so he can call me a troll. Like I went looking for a right wing blog site to trash, once again the pot and the kettle…

Me trolling??

Mr Spineless assumes because I am an ALP member, I must talk to other members. How perceptive, most people assume we are all mutes. He is such a clever boy.

Mr Spineless’s big issue however relates to Kathy Jackson’s children, whose care is allegedly paid for by HSU members, if financial records are to be believed.

I agree with Mr Spineless on this, children should not be involved in these matters. I believe that it takes a particular type of scum, or as one of his readers states someone “lower than whale shit” to involve children in this mess.

That is why I was so surprised when a couple of saints like Michael Lawler and Kathy Jackson would dump their kids in the middle of it.

Kathy Jackson has named her children countless times in relation to this case, in interviews on TV and radio, however when I repeat those names she has mentioned, I am the bad guy. That to me seems odd, and just a bit desperate, not to mention hypocritical.

If naming a previously mentioned child makes you an online child stalker, Justin Bieber best beware, he seems to be mentioned quite often.

Anyway, when Mr Spineless posted his trash piece, he decided to include my mobile phone number in it. I assumed this was by accident and emailed him asking him to take it down. Instead he posted my request on his blog and included my number again.

Not wanting things to get silly, I attempted to phone him, he didn’t answer. A bit later I hid my number and tried again, he encouraged me to email him again, then refused to speak to me and hung up. Real mature.

Anyway, I wouldn’t really care too much, as it is clear by the number of calls I got, a country town dead end street at 3am gets more traffic than his online coffee mug store/propaganda site. Except for the way he chooses to promote his trash is something I take issue with.

Here is the teaser tweet we sent out to his handful of followers on Twitter.

“ALP member stalks children online & takes offence at being outed”

I do not think naming 2 children, whose names I only know due to previous reports where they are named, makes me a sicko.

Nor does it give someone the right to try and portray me as a paedophile, as his tweet seems to do. To me this is the act of a real sicko. What makes someone even think that? I hate to think.

This also belittles authentic accusations against real child sex offenders, and makes a mockery of victims of abuse. This, to me is a twisted mind, to even think that way is blood curdling.

If the Jackson fan club chose to fight evidence by posting unfounded remarks about those with evidence being online child stalkers, and listing their phone numbers, then it is a strange world on the fringes of Jacksonville indeed.

Here are some other tweets Mr Spineless used.

“ALP Troll Peter Wicks & ?#Thomson supporter takes offence at being outed”

?”#Thomson & ALP boy Peter Wicks harass intimidate & stalk key witness ?#Jackson & her children

?#Thomson conspires with ALP boy Peter Wicks to harass intimidate and stalk key witness ?#Jackson & her children

After these remarks I decided to go to the police, as disgraceful conduct like this should not go unreported. The quotes below show my correspondence after I gave my statement, I have only removed the officers details. I cannot show his email due to the police disclaimer, however it gives an event number, and gives me a recommendation on how to proceed, and this line discussing Mr Spineless’s counter claims.

“obviously made counter claims in regards to things you have posted about him and he has received death threats from your supporters.”

My Response:

I appreciate your efforts, I knew he would make a counter claim, and yes I did let people know what he had said about me. He should have thought about that before he made his insinuating remarks, after all he chooses to make his mobile number public on his website, I do not.

I have not encouraged any threats at all, in fact of the people who have rang to abuse me, at least 2 of them were calling him back for misleading them about me.

It is interesting also to note that according to the story about me on his website, one of my “supporters” was sending him death threats due to his story before he even wrote it or put it online, this seems unlikely in the extreme, a bit like me complaining today about something I will see on TV next week even though I don’t know I will be seeing it…

Anyway, thanks again for your assistance on this matter, and if there are any further developments I will let you know.


Yes, I did post Mr Spineless’s mobile number on my Facebook page, in good faith I have removed it now, and via Twitter once. However, I choose to keep my number private, his number is openly available to all via his online store/propaganda site, as such any complaints he has about making his number public are ridiculous.

As for death threats to him, I am not involved in any way with that. However, if you put your number on your site, and advertise the site by accusing others falsely of stalking children, here’s a tip for young players, I think you should expect the odd angry call…

As for this Eric bloke, described as one of my “supporters” like I’m a footy team. Eric who allegedly sent the death threat described in Mr Spineless’s post is according to Mr Spineless a regular at his site.

Judging from Mr Spineless’s  Twitter follower numbers, it’s safe to say nobody much has heard of his site, or if they have, they were not impressed. I certainly had never heard of it.

This alleged Eric person is someone I do not know, Mr Spineless seems to be the one emailing him, certainly not me…

Despite the call from the police, my number remains on Mr Spineless’s site. Not that I’m surprised.

In other related news, in the upcoming HSU executive elections, it seems Kathy Jackson herself will be running her own ticket. This has come as quite a surprise to all, maybe Jeff needs another car.

Still, if Mr Spineless is a member of the HSU, I guess she has at least 1 vote.

If anyone really wants to read his trash piece, you read it via the link below.

Trash piece

That way he won’t get the hits he so desperately hopes for.

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86 thoughts on “The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies

  1. I only block posts that people may find offensive.

    I bring up Thomson in many of my posts, but I see no reason not to sling as much “mud” as shows up about Jackson, I’m not going to stop posting evidence if it appears.

    As for Thomson, he has had several police investigations into “the evidence” and all the investigations have dimissed the evidence and have closed the investigations. I’m going to assume the police know more than you and I about that “evidence”

    People who attack me re this are cowards, I’m sorry, but that is what I think. If you are not attacking me, I am sorry, I thought you were.

    I’ve never been to FWA offices, but I know others who have, they may not sure an office, but they certainly share an office building.

  2. VP chambers are nowhere near the workstations used by any other division.

    You’ve cast a shadow over Lawler, and suggested that he inappropriately influenced an investigation.

    I only want to ask you about the actual evidence that allowed you to make this assertion.

  3. Again…. I have not said that anywhere, and for the 3rd time, I don’t have evidence that he did
    However I do say that based on the evidence all through my posts of documents concerning his partner that were missed, the investigation was either inept or influenced.

    My readers are adults, they can make up their minds based on my findings. Findings that were found from my office in a couple of weeks but were somehow missed by Nassios with total access to files etc over a few years

    I suggest that may be why a senate committee is asking the same questions of him….

    I don’t care where they worked in the same building, I would not want to be one to guarantee they had no relationship whatsoever working for the same company. Hell, you thought Iian Ross had influence not long ago…

  4. So, in summary-
    • Your views about Lawler are speculation, with no evidence
    • You are unable to suggest how the Thomson/HSU report could be issued given the role of Tim Lee, and Iain Ross
    • Your campaign against Jackson is just a non traditional version of “union bashing” for political/partisan ends.

    I’m glad we’ve cleared all that up.

  5. No problem. Equally, I hope you enjoy your baseless speculation, nontraditional union bashing and evidence free blogging!

  6. Wixxy
    You made mention of a senste select commitee asking questions now

    I cannot find any reference anywhere about this

    There is nothing listed on Parliament website that I can find

    Are you sure this is taking place now or maybe later?

  7. Ah ha found, dont know how I missed it have there been any revelations or difficult questions asked yet?

  8. Tom of Melbourne , accusing this site of nontraditional union bashing ?If anyone has taken a wrecking ball to unionism it’s Kathy Jackson and her new life support system the HR Nicholls & LNP Obviously not big on research Tom also disqualifies primary evidence provided here and to the police as baseless speculation? i used to believe in fairytales too Tom, but i grew up ,it appears there is a very strong prima facie case there to warrant an investigation into financial mismanagement of the Vic HSU under the Jacksons watch, someone needs to ask questions on whether the whistleblower , is infact “whisitlin Dixie ” .

    Many questions abound on the actual FWA report besider the ridiculous length of time and money it took to complete , the fact that Kathy Jackson herself hand delivered boxes to Terry Nassios, makes me ask, what of the boxes of evidence that weren’t delivered?? Is that infact a fair report if Kathy’s partner a Senior Judge was by Jackson’s own admission on national TV discussing union matters with her? Is it infact judge behaviour to call up a union official employed by the HSU who’s had a gutful of the Jackson factional powerplays and decides to resign , called up by the her partner the Senior Judge (which hat was he wearing lets see??) and tell her not to resign so that Kathy still retains her as an ally ?? A formal complaint was made against the Judge , and the complaint has mysteriously dissapeared in the FWA ether. Is this the way a court of law should behave??I believe the FWA has been tarnished irrevocably and even the president talks of the brand damage to the FWA over the incompetent handling of this whole affair. How fair are it’s findings?

    Insofar as Jackson’s current appeal to be reinstated (how selfless of her) her whole premise that the Shorten dark forces were out to destroy her factionally and tear her away from the union she clings to with great desperation and her self professed $270k “obscene” salary. I have one thing to say that will disqualify this , and that is why in her claims does she then chose to re-instate her own “factional allies” as part of the appeals process ??, if she infact is not a factional player herself??? The credibility of that argument is paper thin . She is infact and has always been a factional player herself for years, she used her union votes as a block to support her own factional pals like Sen David Feeney and at ALP conferences . Yet now she is suddenly no longer factional?

    Tom, this campaign was driven by the LNP because they sniffed blood in a minority Govt failing that stunt , even they don’t want a bar of Jackson, then was conveniently used as a “union insider” by HR Nicholls who are desperate for relevancy , and that’s a club every unionist wants to help out…just ask them.

  9. Wicks agrees that he’s attacking a union official he’s opposed to for political ends.

    Maybe it isn’t even “non-traditional” union bashing.

    Personally, I don’t particularly care about Jackson. That’s a matter for teh HSU. Thomson on the other hand presents himself as a community leader, he participates in the legislative program, but won’t even participate in an investigation on grounds of self incrimination!
    By the way, I don’t think the FWA hearing rooms and VP chambers are even in the same building. Do you have the applicable addresses Peter?

    I think even this claim is just made up by you.

  10. Why do you continue to try & put words in my mouth???

    I have not said I am “attacking a union official I am opposed to for political ends” So I will take your comments as confirmation that you are happy to include lies in an attempt to make your point, which is vague to say the least…

    The address for FWA can be found here… http://www.fwa.gov.au/index.cfm?pagename=headercontact

    It seems even Nassios agrees with me, yesterday he told a senate committee in regards to his own investigation “it would not stand up to police scrutiny”

    His words not mine

  11. Fine, have it your way.

    “I see no reason not to sling as much “mud” as shows up about Jackson”… for political ends.

    It just happens that Jackson is a union official whose interests are opposed to your political interests. Traditionally attacking a union official for political ends is “union bashing”, that’s why your attack is “non-traditional”

    But I really don’t mind. I’m just glad we agree that you have no evidence, nothing, zero to suggest that Lawler did anything at all to influence the investigation.

  12. Again with putting words in my mouth with your political ends crap…

    You really are an individual who is desperate to prove something that can’t be proved…

    I have to wonder why…

  13. Again have it your way… you’re “throwing mud” at Jackson. Who happens to be politically inconvenient to your political party.

    But I think this is where I’m up to regarding your assertions-

    *You’ve got no evidence that Lawler has ever even spoken to FWA Investigator Nassios.
    *You’ve retreated from the ‘they shared an office claim’
    *You say you’re writing about Jackson is ‘throwing mud’
    *You’re attacking a union official, for political ends. This is usually regarded as union bashing.
    *Nothing that you’ve written disproves FWA findings against Thomson.
    *You’re unable to explain how the report could have reached the adverse outcome given the involvement of Tim Lee (former union official, ALP ministerial advisor) and FWA Pres Iain Ross (former ACTU official).

    Have I missed anything?

  14. Some interesting comments were made by Nassios on Monday at the short hearing.

    1) The BDO Kendall report was ‘Significant” in that it gave them a lead as to which way the investigation should take place.

    2) Information from Fairfax was CRUCIAL for making conclusions in terms of expenditure on escort services.

    3) It is not to be made public who he interviewed and transcripts of those interviews.

    4) And that the report would not stand up to police scrutiny.

    Fair and forensic?

  15. Exactly Kim, I am going to be doing a post over the next couple of days regarding that
    Just waiting on some other info to come in 🙂

  16. Look forward to it
    He aknowledges that the report wouldn’t pass police scrutiny, then surely that means the report is not worth the paper its written on and needs to be ,basically ,thrown out?

  17. Did you know that FWA operates on the civil standard rather than the criminal standard?

    Was it in FWA’s brief to seek evidence to meet the criminal standard? That would be news to me.

    Good luck with that line.

  18. Maybe you need to tell the Shock Jocks, the LNP, the MSM and everyone else who has tried, judged, and convicted CT
    Otherwise some people could accuse you of having a biased agenda or even a hypocrite heaven forbid

  19. Oh and while your doing that maybe you should read the transcript of the hearing and ask why B Bishop the LNP front bencher spent so much time asking why the report wasnt handed over to the police when all she had to do was ask you

  20. Not at all Kimward!

    I’m only pointing out the nature of FWA investigations. I mean, if Peter Wicks was critical of the report because it did not meet a criminal standard of evidence, he’s be misrepresenting its purpose.

    I don’t imagine he’d want to do that. I’m only pointing this out to be of assistance!

  21. Peter is pointing out what you are saying i.e. it fails to present evidence or criminal standards that would “stand up” agreed
    So the question is put why has the LNP and their supporters spent so much energy in accusing the ALP of hindering this report being sent to the police if in fact it fails?
    You must recall Abetz I think it was whipping himself up into a lather because he had “found the smoking gun” that is the email purporting to recommend the report going to the police.
    The treatment by the MSM towards CT quoting parts of the report and the shock jocks doing the same, even today Alan Jones had B Bishop on his programe tipping a bucket on C T based on the report.

    So we agree I assume

  22. I’ve no idea what you’re on about mate.

    All that doesn’t concern me, I’m only noting that Peter Wicks has written a range of posts about Michael Lawler, inferring some knowledge or involvement in the investigation.

    He agrees though that he has no evidence about Lawler and Nasios even having a single conversation or ever meeting.

    He’s also retreated from his assertion that they “shared an office”.

    I’m only pointing out further potential pitfalls.

  23. Whatever
    But thats a long way away from your initial post.

  24. Tom I respectfully suggest you check out Peters Jacksonville number 2.

    Then maybe you will understand.

  25. I’ve been out at a meeting, I have not retreated from anything thanks Tom. If I need a spokesman, I will let you know, maybe…

    Fact is they work at the same place…Lawlers girlfriend delivered the documents to Nassios personally despite being in charge of the organisation being investigated, and in the FWA findings, Nassios complains of missing documents that Lawlers girlfriend, Jackson has seemingly lost on her delivery run…
    When Nassios says his so called investigation wouldn’t stand up to police scrutiny, he was understating…
    If you can’t see issues with this, well I think you are probably involved in it…

  26. So you think this comment (among others) is factual?

    ”Lawler and Nassios work in the same office. No matter who supervises them, they share an office”

    Or have you retreated to “maybe they work in the same building”.

  27. The building is the offices of FWA, if your argument is symantics, than it is a pointless one.

    Many organisations call their building an office, most in fact, have you never heard someone refer to head office?

    As I said I am not retreating, but yes I agree with you, this is a fact, and there are several others, many in fact…

  28. It’s past your bed time mate

    I don’t know what your link was meant to prove, but if you could try and get the state they are based in right it would be a start… Then we can work on city, suburb, and office

    If not going to waste any more time answering you, your stupid childish attempts to trick me are both weak and ridiculous

  29. OK then, which office is it that Lawler is in? Where is Nassios’ workstation?


    Where is it they meet? Do Commissioners and VPs even use the same lifts as everyone else?

    I mean, a central plank to your assertion about conflict of interest/interference/inadequacy of the report is the relationship between Jackson and Lawler, and Lawler’s level of influence in FWA and therefore over the report.

  30. @Tom of Melbourne
    I work in the same building of Lawler and Nassios.
    I can tell you that they work in the same building. Their offices are on different levels.
    All FWA staff, the Members (incl the President,the VP and SDPs,DPs and Cmrs) have access to the private lifts to all levels. Staff can freely go to the Members’ chambers if they need to.
    Nassios and Lawler can freely email, phone, meet face to face with each other.
    Lawler can be spotted smoking in the side lane a few times each day and is always very approachable.
    I just done understand what your problems are!!

  31. Thanks Katie, I have heard this from other staff there also, but didn’t want to name them…

    Thank you so much 🙂

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