As he awaits the results of the NSW election count, which is currently looking favourable, David Leyonhjelm weighed in on the smear against Pauline Hanson for her comments on the Port Arthur Massacre:
Not the first time David has attempted to get some answers:
Port Arthur has been considered a taboo subject politically for the last 23 years, in terms of any questions to the contrary of the official story. The media attack on Pauline Hanson’s comments and the public response is a reflection of that.
Even Liberal idiot Eric Abetz tried the old “I know someone that died so shut up” silencing tactic.
There are plenty of intelligent and valid questions to be asked of the events of April 28, 1996 and that should be the subject of rigorous investigation and debate; not the subject of rubbishing and dismissal from statist types that seem to think that taking John Howard’s word on everything is the de facto setting.
It’s arrogant to assume we know everything that happened then and one can argue if the events of Port Arthur had happened in the era of social media and the internet, we might not be where we are at now, in terms of the level of information available.
Sure, it’s valid to argue that it may be too late to have one. For example, key witness and pro-Inquiry activist Wendy Scurr, the first person into the Broad Arrow Café after the tragedy, sadly died last year after campaigning for a Royal Commission from day one.
However, if we can have a Royal Commission into decades-old child abuse by the Catholic Church and the Whiskey Au-Go-Go Inquiry can be re-opened after 44 years, then we can attempt to resolve some unanswered questions.
Open the books.
Nothing to hide nothing to fear, right?
I thought this year was the year records held by the Commonwealth on PA were going to be released.
This year, 2019, yet I’ve heard nothing about it in the news.
What is going on with these records that were finally supposed to be released THIS YEAR?
mate guess what… this is no joke but under everybodies noses they just locked em up for another 75 years.. im not kidding look it up.. nothing to hide?
Doesn’t surprise me but what is your source? Do you have a link?
If they can show that much bad faith by withholding the records for another 75 years, after 23 years have already gone by, then any Royal Commission could only be a farce. Remember that rule of government: never hold an inquiry of any kind that doesn’t already have the conclusion decided. This rule would clearly apply here and I wonder what David Leyonhjelm hopes would be achieved by having such a toothless Royal Commission.
Putting the date back another 75 years only shows that this matter is so sensitive it could possibly cause a revolution of some kind of the details were to become widely known. Yes, a revolution. It’s simply not feasible to imagine to imagine it’s any less drastic than that. If it was Martin Bryant acting alone why keep the files classified even for 23 years, let along 98?
Perhaps David Leyonhjelm would be a lot more of a gadfly if he put out a media statement in which he reminded everyone that these files were supposed to be released this year, which is I might add, already almost 1/4 of a century after the PAM.
yep exactly right. there needs to be a royal commission and the coronal inquest that was started should never have been shut down. It was and any suggestion of a royal commission gets slammed from all directions. This is blatant disregard for justice and liberty. Might well be that it will show that it was planned by govt to set the scene for the gun grab in which case all involved are guilty of treason and many other offenses as well
Nothing to hide nothing to fear, indeed.
I do strongly believe there to have been a “conspiracy” behind the PAM. The conspiracy in this instance hides in plain sight so to speak; not the “black ops” variety which to my mind the media throws out to more or less obfuscate / shutdown debate on the matter.
The PAM put paid to the lie that the state is “there to protect you”. Unfortunately for the shooters, the government and media were able to frame the “debate” very quickly in the aftermath as a “gun control” issue (sound familiar?)
The fact is that Bryant had a free hand for almost 6 hours , to inflict damage to his hearts content ; with nobody (police OR civilian) willing or able to oppose him.
It is a known fact (in Australian police forensic circles) that during that time, The crime scene was badly ‘contaminated’ from an evidence gathering standpoint. For example, many of the (hundreds of) spent shell casings fired by Bryant were souvenired by members of the public, in the hours before the crime scene was secured. This is one of the factors that led to the myth for example (based on the limited spent cartridges recovered) of Bryant’s “super accuracy” and the “super deadliness” therefore if the ar15.
It has been suggested that the forensic case against Bryant was so poor, that a good lawyer could have made a not guilty plea stick (recall that Bryant’s solicitor convinced him to plead guilty after an initial not guilty plea). Can you imagine the SHTF if that had occurred?
In a nutshell , gun control was a massive red herring, covering up
1. Poor police response that amplified the casualties
2. Poor police evidence gathering
3. The poor handling of the legal case thereafter
Yet these are the same people who we are led to believe are there to “protect us”? Spare me. This is why the file was sealed .
The “armed police disarmed public” paradigm today Forms part of Australia’s collective reality. A public inquest would shatter that zeitgeist; and represents the reason why an inquest into the PAM has (and will continue to be) resisted tooth and nail by government and their cheerleaders.
Dean, google Deadly Deception At Pt Arthur by Joe Vialls, who was an independent investigator, and you will soon realise that it was not Bryant.
There should be a royal commission held!
Let’s get this happening…nothing to fear? Nothing to hide!