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Independent investigation into unlawful editing of courtroom audio tapes and transcripts

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Jennifer Nash
PO Box 75

Total Signatures - 65

Sponsoring Member: Dorothy Pratt MP

Posting Date: 29/06/2010

Closing Date: 2/08/2010

Tabled Date: 3/08/2010

Responded By: Hon Cameron Dick MP on 2/09/2010

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House the fact a boy was repeatedly subjected to severe school bullying, education discrimination and denied access to public service on equal terms. Represented by his mother in the Queensland Anti Discrimination Tribunal and Supreme Court, she suffered repeated abuse, intimidation and was denied the right to be heard by impartial judges via the ICCPR and Rights of the Child.  Allegations of severe editing of courtroom audiotapes and transcripts are corroborated by retired journalists and an independent specialist confirmed considered time is missing from the tapes due to erasure but the CMC has refused to conduct an independent investigation into the complaint.  As a result the boy was ordered to pay over $28,000 in legal costs to Education Queensland.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to order a full, independent and impartial investigation into why the State Recording Bureau allowed the courtroom audiotapes and transcripts to be repeatedly severely edited.