Delete does not mean delete gone forever in Internet Land. Michael Riches the ICAC Commissioner removed the Darwin Turf Club Report from the ICAC website but you can find it easily on the web. Take a step back in time.
Did Ken Fleming wreck the NT’s ICAC? The actions of current ICAC Commissioner Michael Riches would appear to bring into question how Ken Fleming was running ICAC.
We believe that Fleming was after something big, he had to get a big ticket corruption case. We said this so many times in previous posts.
We also believe that Fleming scared off many whistleblowers who had genuine information regarding corruption so he could go after something big. We know of one case where it appears Fleming threatened a whistleblower with legal action.
Did Fleming actually know what was going on? Was he actually running the ICAC?
Talk about the Muddle-Headed Wombat!
The Trust has been telling the good people of the Northern Territory that something is very rotten about the NT Government. Perhaps you do not believe us! Here are just a few of the rotten things:
- The disappearing Chief Minister
- The Darwin Turf Club grandstand
- Travel rorts
- ICAC Ken Fleming (we almost typed clown!)
- Workplace bullying, intimidation, discrimination
- Telling lies, cover-ups
- Crime waves
- Not getting value for money
- Lobbyists running amok
The list goes on and on………………… .
The Northern Territory is going backwards.
WELCOME TO DYSFUNCTION AUSTRALIA
Ken Fleming seems have been running Carry On ICAC! LINK
Members of the Cane Toad, Lizard and Crocodile Racing Society of Northern Territory are wondering why they have not been given 12 Million dollars to build a grandstand.
Syd Stirling seems to support the dodgy Darwin Turf Club.
The 12 million should be paid back.
Moriarty v Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (NT)  NTSC 21
Damien Moriarty did not convince Justice Kelly of the Northern Territory Supreme Court to adjourn a matter set for trial for three days beginning on the 30th of March 2022.
It would appear that Moriarty wanted embark on a “fishing expedition” into ICAC and sought extra time to do so.
Moriarty has an application before Justice Kelly tomorrow (25th March 2022).
The Member for Fannie Bay must ensure that money obtained through corrupt means is returned. The Darwin Turf Club is making a lot money through gambling and has been propped up by government since the year dot. Racing is not a sport that involves a large percentage of the population in the NT. Only a few.
Get the money back!
Laughing all the way, that is what lobbyists and the the recipients of their largesse are doing. Popular short term direct gifts from lobbyists include food, drink, travel and entertainment, all things that leave little trace. The use of foreign bank accounts, companies and trusts opens the possibilities for serious gift giving. In return lobbyists can expect things like approvals, concessions and grants. It is jingle all the way.
Even better for both the lobbyists and their publically employed recipients is that the NT’s ICAC Commissioner is not interested in their activities, his main interest is in the end of the pandemic so that he can be a fly in fly out commissioner. He will probably only complain if he is not invited to the corporate marquee.
Michael Gunner is eroding public confidence in government. It would appear that Mr Gunner wants a weak ICAC. The Darwin Turf Club matter must have rattled Mr Gunner given his close confidant Alf Leonardi has been implicated. Gunner’s response is to dismantle ICAC and starve it of funding.
Commissioner Riches probably sees the writing on the wall!
Michael Gunner: Greg, I want a strong looking ICAC that in reality can do very little. No more f**king turf clubs!
An interesting initial directions hearing. The credibility of the NT ICAC is riding on this matter.