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It’s reckoned that some of us may have reached Australia fifty thousand years ago. Andrew Marr’s History of the World I, BBC 2012
The Japanese are occupying all the islands. They will get Australia. The white race will disappear from these regions. Adolf Hitler
The Howard Government is again on the defensive today over claims that it failed to act on key intelligence related to the involvement of the Indonesian military in violence and killings during the 1999 East Timor ballot. Andrew Plunkett, ABC AM Australian Radio 9th May 2001
We were actually told from our chain of command to go soft on the massacres and soft on body disposal ... The low-level pawns, the militia, they’ll get tried ... But none of the TNI [Indonesian Military] who organised it all, they’ll walk free. Andrew Plunkett
SBS Reporter: So is Australia holding information today that could lead to the conviction of Indonesian army figures?
Captain Plunkett: Definitely. SBS Dateline 16th May 2001
Three months before Indonesia invaded East Timor in December 1975, Gough Whitlam dismissed an Indonesian proposal to send a joint international military force to restore peace to the civil-war-torn colony.
WikiLeaks’ declassified US diplomatic cables questions the perception of Indonesia as a premeditated invader, after Mr Whitlam rejected a proposed joint peacekeeping army involving Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Portugal and New Zealand.
The cables infer the indifference of Mr Whitlam, as prime minister, paved the way for Indonesia's 24-year occupation of East Timor. News.com.au online report 11th April 2013
We would do absolutely nothing. Now that’s a blunt, truthful answer. Gough Whitlam
Cooktown aka Black Mountain aka Mountain of Death [Australia]: enormous black granite boulders piled precariously upon one another ... considered accused and an evil place. Ancient Aliens s3e10: Aliens and Evil Places, History 2011
He targeted the richest day in horseracing. And pulled off the biggest betting scam in the history of American sport. Masterminds: A Day at the Races, truTV 2004
On Breeders’ Cup day 2002 one lucky better beat the odds and became the only winner of the Pick 6 Multi-Million Dollar Jackpot. ibid.
Mastermind Chris Harn had found a way to turn a million to one longshot into a $3 million sure thing. ibid.
Armed with a degree in computer programming Chris Harn joins Autotote Systems. ibid.
He now manipulates the system to copy the winning serial numbers on to the test tickets. ibid.
His win turns out to be too big. ibid.
Autotote questions all employees. When Harn fails to explain his presence in the office on Breeder’s Cup Day he is immediately fired. ibid.
On a winter’s Saturday morning in 2003 ... Notorious gangster Jason Moran is sitting in his family van chatting with one of his men. In the back seat are five children including Moran’s six-year-old twins. A hired killer steps up to the car. Both men are assassinated. The killings are the latest and most brazen in a series of seventeen gangland murders over five years. They’ve been carried out on the orders of a man who’ll become known as a mass murderer, a killer with a perpetual smile, who never did his own dirty work but who paid others to ambush his enemies – Carl Williams. Australian Families of Crime s1e1: Carl Williams: Baby Face Killer, Nine Network 2010
In the late 1990s Carl Williams decides he wants a slice of the millions made from party drugs in Melbourne ... Carl’s new party drug generates enormous profits. ibid.
The Morans walk away laughing and suggest that he gets the bullet removed from his stomach and sends it back to them. ibid.
Their trial is delayed by a drugs squad corruption scandal. ibid.
Thompson is brazenly murdered in a crowded street. ibid.
Carl’s hitmen carry out the contract and shoot Michael Marshall outside his own home. ibid.
Carl William’s next target is the leader of the old guard of Melbourne’s underworld who are known as the Carlton Crew. ibid.
Lewis Moran’s public execution stirs a fresh wave of outrage. ibid.
On 19th April 2010 Carl Williams died from a heart attack after suffering traumatic injury caused by a brutal beating from a fellow inmate. ibid.
Victoria Club, Melbourne April 21 1976: Inside the Victoria Club in Queen’s Street Melbourne bookmakers and punters are meeting to pay off bets ... Security guards are delivering millions of dollars in cash. Australian Families of Crime: Dockers and Death s1e5
The Great Bookie Robbery was Australia’s largest single hold-up. ibid.
First in line for his cut – Les Kane – a member of the notorious Painters and Dockers Union whose reign over the Melbourne underground was at its peak in the 1970s. ibid.
Painters and dockers were frequently being murdered. ibid.
The three Kane boys were accomplished boxers. ibid.
Even the toughest cops were wary of [Ray ‘Chuck’] Bennett. ibid.
The bloody war that kills the Kane brothers and Ray Chuck Bennett has attracted a lot of media attention. ibid.
1970 Sydney too much blood on the streets had become an embarrassment to corrupt politicians and police who are paid to protect the city’s crime kings. Australian Families of Crime s1e6: Mr Bigs Lenny McPherson & George Freeman
Rackets were divided between members of a powerful cartel of extortionists. ibid.
Lenny McPherson: A tough petty thief prone to fits of uncontrollable rage. ibid.
He met a small-time thief in George Freeman. ibid.
McPherson recorded a weekly underworld news report for police using an old tape recorder. ibid.
The tight links between McPherson and senior detectives undermined the public’s trust in the entire New South Wales police force and justice system. ibid.
Lenny McPherson killed again shooting a rival ten times. ibid.
New South Wales was awash with corruption. ibid.
Dozens of rival criminals were said to have been in the ocean off Sydney. ibid.
In 1991 George Freeman died of heart failure. ibid.
Lenny McPherson was finally arrested and sentenced to four years in prison. ibid.
On a hot February evening in 1986 a gang of five suburban thugs are drinking at a hotel near Blacktown in western Sydney. They are burglars, armed robbers and rapists. One is also an escaped prisoner on the run. At the same time forty kilometres away ... Anita Cobby, a twenty-six-year-old nurse and former beauty queen, is having dinner at a city restaurant with two of her workmates. Within a few hours she will be abducted by the gang, tortured, raped and murdered. Australian Families of Crime s1e8: Blood Brothers: the Anita Cobby Killers
Anita Cobby’s abduction in Newton Road is witnessed by two teenagers. ibid.