PROCEEDS OF CRIME

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PROCEEDS OF CRIME must not be allowed to pass as it would make us a laughing stock. Shame to Channel 7!

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Checkbook journalism under fire as Schapelle Corby eyes big payday for interview

By Tim Hume, CNN

February 11, 2014 — Updated 1053 GMT (1853 HKT)

(CNN) — Reports that Schapelle Corby could earn millions of dollars for her first post-jail media interview have triggered howls of protest that crime will have paid for the Australian drug trafficker.

But legal experts say Australia’s proceeds of crime laws could ultimately make it a challenge for her to hold on to any profits made from selling her story.

A high-profile breakfast host for Australian television network Seven — the broadcaster tipped to be the front-runner to secure the Corby interview — spoke out on-air Tuesday voicing his disapproval at unconfirmed reports his bosses were set to pay A$2 million (about $1.8 million) for her story.

“I reckon we should have nothing to do with her as a network. Totally disagree with paying a convicted drug smuggler A$2 million,” said David Koch, co-host of the Sunrise program.

“I know Indonesia’s corrupt and all that sort of stuff, but you know, she’s convicted, so why pay the money?”

Seven did not respond to CNN’s request for comment, but in Bali, Seven journalist Mike Willisee told reporters outside the luxury compound where Corby has been staying with her family that the network was paying for security guards attached to her since her release.

He said a deal had not yet been struck to secure the interview, but disputed the amounts cited by Koch.

Corby, 36, was released on parole from a prison in Bali, Indonesia, Monday after being convicted almost nine years ago of smuggling 9 pounds (4.1 kilograms) of marijuana into Bali’s Denpasar International Airport.

She has maintained she was the victim of a set-up and many Australians sympathize with her cause.

Her case has attracted immense interest from Australian media, and on her release she was mobbed by a throng of reporters chasing an interview.

But Jenna Price, senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney, said forking out big dollars for the Corby interview “could backfire” on the network that successfully bid on her story this time.

She said there was a long tradition of “checkbook journalism” by Australia’s highly competitive commercial broadcasters, stretching back to the Lindy Chamberlain case in the 1980s.

But while popular sentiment surrounding certain stories, such as the Beaconsfield mine collapse survivors, held that subjects were entitled to financially benefit from their experiences, public sympathy for, and interest in, Corby appeared to have waned in the years since her conviction.

“I just don’t think people feel very fondly about Schapelle Corby. They just don’t,” said Price. “They did, and then they got bored with her.”

On social media, many were critical of the reports of an impending big payday for Corby.

“I see a line of pot smugglers heading towards Bali, thinking ‘In 10 years, I’ll be rich!'” wrote Twitter user @milesb.

“That’s 200k per year her jail time… Plus other money she’s going to make… Not a bad wage,” wrote @Crafterxxx.

Checkbook journalism by television networks has been under scrutiny in Australia recently, after Seven reportedly paid a significant sum for an interview with the partner of Simon Gittany, subsequently sentenced today to 18 years for having murdered his former girlfriend.

Price said the negative public response to Corby’s potential paycheck were in part “a response to being bored to tears” by the saga.

“The entire time she’s been in prison, every bit of Schapelle’s life has been thoroughly explored. What more could she possibly tell us?”

She said unimpressive ratings for a telemovie based on Corby’s story were evidence of the public’s fatigue.

“It’s staggering to me that Seven is doing this because they must have had some indication that the audience was tiring of the story.”

Hugh McDermott, senior law enforcement lecturer at Charles Sturt University, said Corby could find it difficult to hold on to any money earned for an interview, due to Australian laws allowing the government to seize assets acquired through the proceeds of criminal activity.

Australian authorities had previously used those provisions to seize Corby’s earnings from a magazine interview, he said.

“There’s a real question as to whether there would be an appetite to go after her, because she is so popular here in some sectors, but there are people in Indonesian law enforcement who would very much like to go after her if she’s paid that money,” he said.

Under an agreement between Australia and Indonesia, Indonesian authorities could request that their Australian counterparts act to recover the funds.

However, Corby could attempt to put the money beyond reach of officials by placing it in an offshore bank account or trust, he said.

“If she’s smart, she will put the money offshore so it can’t be touched,” he said.

The first clear picture of Corby since her release appeared in Australian media Tuesday, a picture of her toasting her freedom with a beer alongside her brother. The picture was subsequently removed from websites amid a dispute over who owned, and who had been paid for, the photo.

 


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Solder’s family torn apart by White Australia Policy

Dear Prime Minister Abbott, 

Can we do better to Don Carter’s family in the 21st century? 

Looking forward to hearing from you soon. 

Yours respectfully, 

Eddie Hwang

President

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Soldier’s family torn apart by White Australia policy

Date – December 22, 2013

 

Don Carter grew up in a family divided by World War II and the colour of his parents’ skin. His Aboriginal mother and African American father, an allied serviceman stationed in Townsville, were married, then separated after neither could migrate to their partner’s country after the war, due to racist migration policies.

Carter, who was born in 1943, grew up in Innisfail far from his mother, who worked 90 kilometres away in Cairns. As a single mother, she worked in a ply mill and later an abattoir, travelling back every weekend to visit her only child.

”I had cousins who I grew up with but I never had anyone I could call dad,” Carter says.

Carter’s father was posted out a year after he married in 1941. They never met again but did exchange a series of intimate letters and photographs.

Now, a new project directed by Dr Victoria Grieves, indigenous research fellow at Sydney University, will chronicle the untold stories of children fathered by allied troops in Australia during World War II.

Grieves will begin the project with Carter’s story. She worked with him 20 years ago and first heard his story over a lunch break.

”These two people loved each other, and they loved their little boy, and neither country could provide the circumstance for that family to raise their son,” Grieves says.

The previously documented stories of ”war brides” – when Australian women married to allied troops during war time migrated to the US after the war – are an overwhelmingly ”white story”, she says.

The project, starting next year, will collect the stories of children who grew up in families like Don’s, divided by the White Australia Policy.

The immigration policy barred African American troops returning to Australia even if they had married Australian women. Grieves says a similar segregation policy in the US, referred to as the ”Jim Crow laws”, prevented married Aboriginal women migrating to the US because of their colour.

”This period between 1941 to 1944 is an opportunity to look at the way these two segregation regimes came together on the Australian mainland,” Grieves says. ”The project is designed to help them [children of allied soldiers] understand their origin and identity and to help solve some of the mystery.”

Grieves says potentially thousands of children grew up in separated families or were institutionalised because of the racist policies. With about 800,000 American troops passing through Australia, there were 12,000 white war brides but it is unknown how many mixed-race marriages there were.

Grieves found one example of the stories she aims to uncover when researching the family of prominent Aboriginal activist Bobbi Sykes.

”I found letters from her mother in the archive, writing to two prime ministers to ask if the White Australia Policy could be suspended to allow the father of her two small girls to come back and live and the answer on both occasions is ‘no’,” Grieves says. ”In the same records, you can find that the government is actually paying the passage of white American and white Australian couples when they want to come back to Australia to live.”

Carter had been searching for his father for decades when his daughter, Georgia Gleeson, found his relatives in the US via Ancestry.com and arranged a family reunion in June.

”I was ecstatic and, of course, at that stage I didn’t know that dad had passed away so I thought I’d get to meet my dad,” Carter says.

Having missed the June reunion, Gleeson, a mother of four and part of the Robert de Castella indigenous marathon team, met her newly found family at the finish line of the New York Marathon last month.

”I felt happiness … but also a bit of sadness for my dad who has been looking, he’s in his 70s now and it’s taken so long,” Gleeson says. ”Now I have my own children, you realise the importance of where you come from … now they know their ancestry.”

Grieves says she is aiming to achieve dual American citizenship for the descendants.

Carter says American citizenship ”will give me something I can hold onto [and] say, ‘Well, I am the child of an American father and my family is in America and I’m part of that family now.”’

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/soldiers-family-torn-apart-by-white-australia-policy-20131221-2zrxt.html#ixzz2o9xDY3QN

 

 

Dear Prime Minister Abbott,

 

Can we do better to Don Carter’s family in the 21st century?

 

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Yours respectfully,

 

Eddie Hwang

President

Unity Party WA

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Soldier’s family torn apart by White Australia policy

Date – December 22, 2013

 

Don Carter grew up in a family divided by World War II and the colour of his parents’ skin. His Aboriginal mother and African American father, an allied serviceman stationed in Townsville, were married, then separated after neither could migrate to their partner’s country after the war, due to racist migration policies.

Carter, who was born in 1943, grew up in Innisfail far from his mother, who worked 90 kilometres away in Cairns. As a single mother, she worked in a ply mill and later an abattoir, travelling back every weekend to visit her only child.

”I had cousins who I grew up with but I never had anyone I could call dad,” Carter says.

Carter’s father was posted out a year after he married in 1941. They never met again but did exchange a series of intimate letters and photographs.

Now, a new project directed by Dr Victoria Grieves, indigenous research fellow at Sydney University, will chronicle the untold stories of children fathered by allied troops in Australia during World War II.

Grieves will begin the project with Carter’s story. She worked with him 20 years ago and first heard his story over a lunch break.

”These two people loved each other, and they loved their little boy, and neither country could provide the circumstance for that family to raise their son,” Grieves says.

The previously documented stories of ”war brides” – when Australian women married to allied troops during war time migrated to the US after the war – are an overwhelmingly ”white story”, she says.

The project, starting next year, will collect the stories of children who grew up in families like Don’s, divided by the White Australia Policy.

The immigration policy barred African American troops returning to Australia even if they had married Australian women. Grieves says a similar segregation policy in the US, referred to as the ”Jim Crow laws”, prevented married Aboriginal women migrating to the US because of their colour.

”This period between 1941 to 1944 is an opportunity to look at the way these two segregation regimes came together on the Australian mainland,” Grieves says. ”The project is designed to help them [children of allied soldiers] understand their origin and identity and to help solve some of the mystery.”

Grieves says potentially thousands of children grew up in separated families or were institutionalised because of the racist policies. With about 800,000 American troops passing through Australia, there were 12,000 white war brides but it is unknown how many mixed-race marriages there were.

Grieves found one example of the stories she aims to uncover when researching the family of prominent Aboriginal activist Bobbi Sykes.

”I found letters from her mother in the archive, writing to two prime ministers to ask if the White Australia Policy could be suspended to allow the father of her two small girls to come back and live and the answer on both occasions is ‘no’,” Grieves says. ”In the same records, you can find that the government is actually paying the passage of white American and white Australian couples when they want to come back to Australia to live.”

Carter had been searching for his father for decades when his daughter, Georgia Gleeson, found his relatives in the US via Ancestry.com and arranged a family reunion in June.

”I was ecstatic and, of course, at that stage I didn’t know that dad had passed away so I thought I’d get to meet my dad,” Carter says.

Having missed the June reunion, Gleeson, a mother of four and part of the Robert de Castella indigenous marathon team, met her newly found family at the finish line of the New York Marathon last month.

”I felt happiness … but also a bit of sadness for my dad who has been looking, he’s in his 70s now and it’s taken so long,” Gleeson says. ”Now I have my own children, you realise the importance of where you come from … now they know their ancestry.”

Grieves says she is aiming to achieve dual American citizenship for the descendants.

Carter says American citizenship ”will give me something I can hold onto [and] say, ‘Well, I am the child of an American father and my family is in America and I’m part of that family now.”’

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/soldiers-family-torn-apart-by-white-australia-policy-20131221-2zrxt.html#ixzz2o9xDY3QN

 

 

 

 

 

 

To grieve for the Chinese Community in Australia

The Hon. Kevin Rudd

Prime Minister of Australia

Dear Prime Minister,

We refer to the speech by ‘Michelle Rowland MP below and would like to know what are you going to do about it?

Looking forward to hearing from you soon so that we can decide whom to vote?

Eddie Hwang

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Dear Hon. Rowland.mp

Congratulations for making the excellent speech and sincerely hope that the next Governent will definitely do something about those injustice by making a public apology and abjure the impossible literacy tests.

Yours respectfully, 

Eddie Hwang

President

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GRIEVANCE DEBATE

Monday, 24 June 2013 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 197

CHAMBER

SPEECH

Date Monday, 24 June 2013 Source House

Page 197 Proof Yes

Questioner Responder

Speaker Rowland, Michelle, MP Question No. 

Ms ROWLAND (Greenway) (21:09): I rise this evening to grieve for the Chinese community in Greenway

and the wider Chinese community in Australia, who have been harshly and unfairly treated at various stages

throughout our history, something that I believe we have failed to acknowledge properly as a national parliament

over a very long time. We have seen this treatment take a variety of forms over a long period, from racist language

to specific discriminatory legislation and of course the shameful Immigration Restriction Act 1901.

The Chinese have been in Australia for over 150 years, with the earliest known significant presence during the

gold rush period in the 1800s. Since then, we have seen the Chinese population treated unjustly through racist

actions to racist policies. We had the Lambing Flat riots in 1861, when European gold-diggers drove the Chinese

from the goldfields. In 1855, Victoria was the first colonial government to enact specific anti-Chinese legislation;

South Australia followed in 1857; and then New South Wales in 1861. We saw similar laws in the United States

with the passing of Chinese exclusion laws in 1870 which explicitly discriminated against persons of Chinese

descent.

Anti-Chinese sentiment back home in the goldfields was rife. As reported in 1857 in the Ovens and Murray

Advertiser, a northern Victorian newspaper, it was proposed by a Mr S Fraser and seconded by Mr H Purley:

That the Buckland miners form themselves into an association, to be called the Buckland Miners’ Anti-Chinese

League, for freeing this colony from the daily increasing evils under which it is now labouring, in consequence

of the increased numbers of Chinese congregating upon the goldfields of Victoria.

As we moved into the 20th century and celebrated Federation, one of the first acts of the new federal government

was the infamous Immigration Restriction Act 1901, commonly known as the White Australia policy between

1901 and 1973, which targeted all people of ‘colour’. These laws were unjust and the complete antithesis of today’s

multicultural Australia. They affected the lives of Australians ‘of colour’ for several generations and represented

a shameful chapter in our nation’s history. As remarked by the Taipei Times in 2011:

Ships docking in British colonies were only allowed to carry a certain quota of Chinese, and Australia was the

first country to use a head tax to try and limit their numbers, a move soon adopted by Canada and New Zealand.

Punishing immigration laws known as the White Australia policy followed, with impossible literacy tests used

to ban foreigners, and requirements that saw Chinese men welcomed as cheap labour but their families excluded.

Some children were split from their fathers for decades, and those Chinese who made it to Australia, lured by

the promise of the 1850s gold rush, endured vilification, abuse and violent race riots.

Despite these early difficulties, Chinese Australians and others affected by the White Australia policy have made

an enormous contribution to all facets of Australian life. But these were the invisible Australians. They celebrated

Federation, they fought at Gallipoli, they struggled through the depression and they battled for freedom in the

Pacific. Australia defined itself as the white man’s country, yet the reality was something extremely different. The

invisible Australians were men, women and children who, because of the colour of their skin and the homelands

of their forbears, found themselves at odds with the nation’s claim to be white and as a result faced discriminatory

laws and policies designed to deny them a place as an Australian.

Over the 20th century we have seen great change in the situation for Chinese people in Australia but also flickers

of past discrimination and injustice, from the post-1950s Australian education of Asian students to the 1970s

recognition of the People’s Republic of China and the abolition of the White Australia policy in law and in

practice. We saw Bob Hawke’s granting of permanent residency status to 42,000 Chinese students in the 1990s,

and the disgraceful chapter that was Hansonism. It is true that great change has occurred, but one thing remains

for people of Chinese descent, as eloquently summed up by Mr Arthur Chang in The Sydney Morning Herald

in 2011:

Monday, 24 June 2013 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 198

CHAMBER

‘An apology would bring a lot of relief to people my age who for so long had to tell our children, grandchildren

and great grandchildren [that] it was not the good old days, it was the bad old days.’

In my electorate of Greenway I am privileged to represent an extremely diverse part of Australia, and the Chinese

community comprises a significant portion of this. A big part of this falls in Blacktown City, a city that shares

sister city status with Liaocheng in China and boasts the beautiful Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens, located

in Nurragingy Reserve.

According to the 2011 census, there are 6,811 people in Greenway with Chinese ancestry. It is a community

that is both very young and very old. It is a community with a distinct sense of history and a community that

would desperately like to see the wrongs of the past made right. As occurred in Australia, New Zealand, Canada

and the United States enacted and used anti-Chinese legislation throughout their respective histories. Those of

Chinese descent in New Zealand, Canada and the US whose families had been affected by such legislation sought

recognition and redress from their governments. The New Zealand, Canadian and USA governments have all

apologised or issued statements of regret. The Australian government, to date, has not.

A statement by the Australian government of acknowledgement, recognition and regret for past discrimination

and injustice would, I believe, not only be appreciated and bring some closure to the affected families but would

also announce to the world that such policies are no longer part of today’s multicultural Australia. As remarked

by the president of the Chinese Heritage Association of Australia, Daphne Lowe Kelley, in 2011:

The time has come for a number of Chinese-Australians to get rid of the last vestiges of white superiority. We

want to be recognised for all our contributions.

It is my belief that the 44th Parliament must recognise the injustices of the past and acknowledge the

discriminatory treatment of Chinese people in Australia throughout our history. This is something I am

determined to pursue.

This government has made China a major focus, both socially and economically. This is evident in the new

strategic partnership with Beijing and the Asian century white paper. The strategic partnership, which involves

annual face-to-face meetings between Australia’s and China’s leaders, regular economic talks and deeper defence

ties, highlights this government’s commitment to the Asian region and will make sure we are in the best position

possible to capitalise on the ongoing huge growth in China. Rory Medcalf, director of the Lowy Institute’s

International Security Program, has commented:

We’re not shifting our loyalties somehow to China but we are overcoming some of the coolness in the relationship.

As we now look to the future and attempt to grasp the opportunities of the Asian century, I believe—and I know

many people share my belief—that we must first acknowledge the mistakes of the past.

Iraq war widow demands inquiry

The Editor,

Sydney Morning Herald 

Dear Editor, 

Yes, we would fully support the inquiry and consider it is long overdue. 

We would add that future Prime Ministers will not be allowed to send troops overseas unless approve by both houses. 

Yours sincerely, 

Eddie Hwang

President

Unity Party WA

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Iraq war widow demands inquiry

Date April 27, 2013 

Tom McIlroy

Reporter at The Canberra Times

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Australia’s first service widow of the Iraq war has called for an inquiry into the nation’s involvement in the 10-year conflict.

Kellie Merritt says Australian and American political leaders ”exaggerated, cherry-picked and manipulated” intelligence to strengthen the case for invading Iraq in 2003.

Ms Merritt’s husband, Flight Lieutenant Paul Pardoel, a former member of the RAAF, died along with nine others when their British RAF Hercules transport plane was shot down by insurgents over Iraq’s Tigris River eight years ago.

Restating her calls for an inquiry into Australia’s involvement in the invasion and subsequent war, Ms Merritt said lessons should be learnt from the death of her husband and other military personnel and civilians killed in Iraq.

The attack that killed Flight Lieutenant Pardoel and nine British servicemen came as the first elections for the Iraqi National Assembly took place on January 30, 2005.

Ms Merritt accuses former officials including US vice-president Dick Cheney, UK prime minister Tony Blair and Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer of having ”dodged and reshaped the principles, rules and norms that limit and define the justifications for waging war”.

She said there was growing momentum for an official inquiry into Australia’s involvement in the war and that former prime minister John Howard should be called to give extensive evidence in public hearings.

”I think for those of us who have lost so much, the redeeming aspects of an inquiry would be that their deaths would not be in vain,” she said.

”There would be lessons learnt and information identified, particularly as countries such as the United States and Australia continue managing conflicts in the Middle East and on a global scale.”

The mother of three called for a wide-ranging inquiry to ”bear witness” to the human cost of the war.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/iraq-war-widow-demands-inquiry-20130426-2ik74.html#ixzz2RcQoG7C2

The Editor

Sydney Morning Herald. 

Dear Editor, 

With an unelected Prime Minister – chosen by a mob of faceless labor leaders, we consider Labor is more racial against those 457 Visa workers from China as the current Government has increased the English Test and its former Immigration Minister –Arthur Calwell made the statement in the 50s that “2 wongs don’t make a white” 

We sincerely hope the Liberals will be less racial towards those 457 Visa workers from China. 

Yours sincerely, 

Eddie Hwang

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Gillard, Abbott in row over ‘foreigners

 

From:AAP – March 05, 2013 7:38AM 1

PRIME Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott are trading shots over which one of them is stoking fears about immigration.

Mr Abbott has accused the prime minister of demonising foreigners with a crackdown on the 457 temporary foreign worker visa program.

He said trying to turn people against them was the last thing Ms Gillard should be doing, especially in western Sydney.

People on 457 visas who have come to Australia “the right way” were the best possible migrants, the opposition leader said.

Ms Gillard hit back on Tuesday, saying Mr Abbott’s words rang hollow.

“This is the man, who in the run-up to 2010 campaign and almost every day since has been out in the community … trying to raise fear,” she told Sky News, citing Mr Abbott’s use of terms such as “peaceful invasion” to describe a surge in arrivals of asylum seekers by boats.

As well, the opposition leader had let his immigration spokesman Scott Morrison “stoke community fears day after day”.

Ms Gillard defended her government’s decision to tighten the 457 program, saying it had been riddled with rorts.

She admitted the decision had been made after she and other Labor MPs heard concerns from the community about foreign workers being preferred over Australians.

“My view is that we have a migration system that is about permanent migrants coming to our country, getting a job, being real contributors to building the nation,” Ms Gillard said.

She said when there were temporary skill shortages, the government relied on 457 visas.

“But they’ve got to be properly administered so Australians have the reassurance of knowing if they’re there with the skills, ready to do the job, then they get the job,” the prime minister said.

Ms Gillard said Mr Abbott was stoking fear on the one hand while saying 457 visas would be a mainstay of the coalition’s immigration system.

“Well, he needs to explain that and justify that to Australian workers who too many times worry that they or their children are going to miss out on a work opportunity,” she told ABC TV.

The Migration Institute says politicians should focus on the facts around the program and not engage in a slanging match ahead of the September 14 federal election.

“I just think we need a steady mind and calm conversation going on around it, and not pitting Australian workers against some of these overseas people,” chief executive Maurene Horder said.

“That’s the thing I’m a little bit alarmed about – that we don’t develop a political bunfight for the purposes of an election.

Liberal frontbencher Simon Birmingham said the Gillard government had allowed 457 visas to reach their highest number ever.

“They have had five years to address this,” he told Sky News, adding the prime minister had produced no evidence of rorting.

“This is just about creating a smokescreen.”

Mr Abbott said the Howard government introduced a perfectly good system for foreign workers.

“From day one people who are coming here on 457 visas are joining a team and they are making a contribution,” he told reporters in Melbourne.

“This a great part of the Australian story.”

Mr Abbott said the government was tolerating asylum seekers coming to Australia and going straight onto welfare.

“And they are demonising people coming to this country and working from day one,” he said.

He questioned why Ms Gillard was trying to divide Australians.

“First of all we had the false class war, then we had the false gender war, now we have got the false birthplace war.”

The opposition leader stood by Mr Morrison’s suggestion that asylum seekers with bridging visas report their location to local authorities.

Mr. Mike Smith

CEO – ANZ Bank

Dear Sir,

I refer to my complaint for your attention and comment.

Can you please explain the interest rate your charge us?

What interest rate you pay us for our deposit?

The reason Costa refused to act so that ANZ can rip-off its customers?

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Eddie Hwang
President
Unity Party WA
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From: Bolger, Veronica [mailto:Veronica.Bolger@anz.com] On Behalf Of Complex Complaints Team
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 6:37 AM
To: unitywa@westnet.com.au
Subject: ANZ

Dear Mr Hwang,

Thank you for taking the time to speak to me on 26 November 2012.

As discussed, the letter sent to you signed by William Costa is a system generated letter to advise you to bring your account in order as it was over drawn.

It is not ANZ’s responsibility to transfer your funds between accounts and it is not the role of ANZ’s senior Managers to look after customers accounts.

When you are advised by letter that your account is overdrawn, you need to make arrangements to transfer the funds. As you are aware, the cheque account requires two signatures to operate, so if you go to a branch you would need to have two people attend, or have a deposit/withdrawal voucher with two signatures on it.

I apologise for the incorrect information given to you at the Branch.

As agreed, I have credited your cheque account $75.40 to cover the two overdrawn fees of $37.70, however ANZ will not refund these fees in the future as you have been made aware this your responsibility to have the funds avaiable in the cheque account prior to issuing the cheque.

Regards

Veronica



From: Unity Party WA [mailto:info@unitywa.org]
Sent: Wednesday, 14 November 2012 7:12 PM
To: ANZ Media Relations
Cc: Fed Treasurer; info@fos.org.au
Subject: Re: ANZ Bank thump their noses at their customers

CEO – ANZ

Dear Sir,

I refer to my email to Ms. S.E. Jeffery below with regard to my complaint about William Costa. She not only failed to address my complaint but also we were charge $77.90 because Costa failed to act as I have indicated in my fax to him – attached above.

I consider that you should not charge us $77.90 for Costa’s failure to act and also let me know why ANZ staff thump their noses at their customers who feed them.

Please let me know within 14 days or other action will be taken.

Eddie Hwang 

Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 11:51 AM
To: ‘media.relations@anz.com’
Subject: FW: Re: Useless William Costa

 

From: Unity Party WA [mailto:unitywa@westnet.com.au]
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 6:00 PM
To: ‘SMBcollections@anz.com’
Subject: Re: Useless William Costa

Ms Susan E. Jeffery,

General Manager.

Dear Ms. Jeffery,

Unity Party WA have  two accounts: Cheque and Business Cash Management a/c.

I issued a cheque from the cheque a/c without knowing that there is not enough money in it.

Got a letter from William Costa on the 3rd demanding the debit and I immediately faxed back with an instruction to withdraw the debit from the Business Cash M/ac.

Got another letter from you which I ignored because I have already faxed my instruction to Costa.

Got a phone call this afternoon from ANZ asking when I am going to fix the debit up and I was told that I can go to your branch to fix the debit up.

Went to your branch and after spending 20 minutes, I was told that I have to go home and fix the problem on the internet.

After few tries without success and at the meantime, I was told to get the other person to go to the branch with me, etc and then decided to refer me to another person for further action. Finally Jordan agreed to transfer the money from the Business Cash Management to the cheque a/c. 

What I want to know is why William Costa so useless with his job and other ANZ staff so inexperience.

Please let me know within 7 days or I will let the whole country know about my experience with ANZ.

Eddie Hwang
President
Unity Party WA
unitywa@westnet.com.au
www.unitywa.org
http://twitter.com/unitypartywa
http://unitywaorg.blogspot.com.au

Phone/Fax: 61893681884
Date: 06-Nov-2012.
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Aussie Banking Scandals Set to Rock the Economy in 2013?
Monday, 26 November 2012 – Melbourne, Australia
By Dr. Alex Cowie

  • Aussie Banking Scandals Set to Rock the Economy in 2013?

In today’s Money Morning:…cheap credit drying up for the finance industry…why you should be very wary of the Aussie banks…a property correction brewing…

Aussie Banking Scandals Set to Rock the Economy in 2013?

2012 has seen an impressive list of global banking scandals.

The problem is that even as they get more outrageous, the market becomes more desensitised.

Apathy reigns.

The real bombshell this year was the LIBOR scandal.

Some of the world’s biggest banks got caught with their pants down, manipulating the LIBOR rate. If you think that sounds boring, then know that it underpins derivatives worth over $300 TRILLION. Tweaking LIBOR a few basis points here and there can pay for more than lunch.

This was a scandal so huge that it involved some of the biggest names in the banking game: Barclays, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Credit Suisse, Soc Gen, Citibank, JP Morgan, and Bank of America, amongst many others.

So global banking titans formed a cartel to deceive the world?

This is the kind of thing that should spark a revolution!

 

A picture is worth 1000 words. This safe has been through a lot. Tell its story.

Dear Channel 9 Current Affairs Editor, 

 

We at the Unity Party WA is observing your antics in associating a reputable TV programme in Australia with the renowned white supremacist and racist Pauline Hanson to dehumanize Asians and their cultures, in short – Asian bashing. 

 

Is free-enterprising something to scoff at by white supremacist and racist alike? Is free-enterprise not a healthy thing to be engaged by all Australians be they Asians or  English, Spanish, Italians, Indians, Africans etc? 

 

Is Australia not a melting pot for all races who have given up their own country of origin to become loyal to our nation as Australians?  If they have certain racial dispositions to group together in marketing their wares so that they become specialist markets, is this not a welcome sign in developing Australian Cities more cosmopolitan?. 

 

Looking to hearing from you soon. 

 

Eddie Hwang
President
Unity Party WA
info@unitywa.org
www.unitywa.org
http://twitter.com/unitypartywa
http://unitywaorg.blogspot.com.au

Phone/Fax: 61893681884
Date: 12-Nov-2012.
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