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DAVID BARROW
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DAVID BARROW, INDEPENDENT Candidate, Federal Election, Senate Candidate, Australian Capital Territory


Q&A with News Corp journo Claire Bickers
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To: Claire Bickers

13 November 2017 at 7:08am

Your article in Daily Telegraph


Dear Claire,


I read your article in the Daily Telegraph today titled “How bounty hunters are trying to make money from dual citizen politicians”.


Was you article edited or pretty much published as you filed it?


Do you consider the reference you made to me was fair in the context of the slant of your article as a whole and the answers I gave to your questions on 8 November 2017?


Could you please send me a response by 3pm today.


Kind regards,

David C. Barrow






From: Claire Bickers

13 November 2017 at 4:40pm


Hi David, following up on your email, may I contact you on your mobile?


Kind regards,

Claire






To: Claire Bickers

13 November 2017 at 4:55pm


Dear Claire,


My concern remains that if I speak to you via telephone you may mis-report my words.


If we communicate in writing there is a documented record, which I can share online, in the public interest of the community then judging if News Corp papers are fairly and accurately reporting on persons contacted by its journalists.


Kind Regards,

David C. Barrow






From: Claire Bickers

13 November 2017 at 5:02pm


Hi David, the purpose of the conversation is not for publication.







To: Claire Bickers

13 November 2017 at 5:52pm


Dear Claire,


It seems that I will effectively be reporting on you.


There should not be anything that you seek to communicate to me as a journalist in a telephone conversation that you cannot also put clearly in writing.


Kind Regards,

David C. Barrow






Previously



From: Claire Bickers

8 November 2017 at 10:26am

Media query: citizenship seven common informer case


Hi David,


I'm touching base about your common informers case against the 'citizenship seven'.


Are you free for a chat later today, say after 3pm?


Kind regards,

Claire Bickers








To: Claire Bickers

8 November 2017 at 10:37am


Dear Claire,


I'm assuming you got my email from my website AndrewBoltParty.com


I'm not confident that anything I might share with you would get [reported] fairly or accurately in the News Corp papers.


I ask that you send any content concerning me for review prior to publication.


Kind Regards,

David C. Barrow






From: Claire Bickers

8 November 2017 at 10:51am


Hi David,


I'm requesting a phone interview but if you prefer I can send questions and you can respond via email?


We don't send out copy before publication.


Kind regards,

Claire






To: Claire Bickers

8 November 2017 at 11:05am


Dear Claire,


As you may know, relevant to the reasonableness of publication in a Lange defence is whether the publisher seeks a response from the person affected by the publication.


In a statutory defence of qualified privilege, a relevant factor as to reasonableness of the publication is "whether the matter published contained the substance of the person's side of the story and, if not, whether a reasonable attempt was made by the defendant to obtain and publish a response from the person".


Please be advised that I will not do a phone interview. Written questions are sufficient for your purpose and will provide me with documentation of answers and questions.


You are welcome to send me your questions.


As you can appreciate, I am quite busy so will require some reasonable time in which to respond.


I may also post your questions, and any answers I might give, online.


It may be that I am not the best subject for a News Corp story.


Kind Regards,

David C. Barrow






QUESTIONS asked.  MY ANSWERS:




Did you lodge a common informers case against all seven federal MPs who appeared before the High Court? If so, why?


Yes. See attached Writ of Summons issued 27 September 2017. This was the day after the Attorney General filed submissions (see ATTACHED) -- which gave me confidence that there was a proper basis for my allegations.


The action I commenced on 27 September 2017 gave a pathway for politicians to pay the penalty to a person (me) who would donate it to a worthy charity without seeking legal costs against them. It is a matter for the politician as to whether he or she wants to embrace that, starting with accepting service of the writ. The alternative is to face perhaps more mercenary 'bounty hunters' in the 12 months after last sitting in Parliament while disqualified.



Have you dropped the case against any of them? If so, who?


I discontinued against Senator Canavan on 24 [October] 2017, as I came to the view following the 10 to 12 October 2017 High Court hearings that a retrospective change to the Italian Constitution was not the safest foundation for disqualification. And so it turned out.


I congratulated Senator Xenophon via email on the referral question minutes after the 27 October 2017 decision and that is in the process of being discontinued.


Greens Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam consented to judgment back on 9 October 2017. We are waiting for the consent orders to be made.


Malcolm Roberts is waiting for developments as to whether he will consent to judgement against him; although I have also offered to discontinue with no order as to costs if he wants to deal with another 'bounty hunter'.


Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash have not made themselves available for personal service of the originating Writ of Summons and so I filed a discontinuance against each of them on 6 November 2017. They can deal with those other 'bounty hunters' now.


See attached various filings.



From your website, it appears Greens senators Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlum agreed to pay you $200 each to settle the case. Have you received those funds?


I have not received the funds as yet. The consent orders have been filed but not as yet made by the Court. I expect that the Court will deal with the various common informer actions together, at which time orders will be made.



Are you intending to lodge a Common Informers case against Liberal MP John Alexander or any other current federal politician? And if so, why?


No. The action I commenced on 27 September 2017 gave a pathway for some politicians to pay the penalty to a person (me) who would donate it to a worthy charity without seeking legal costs against them. I've done what I set out to do.






To: Claire Bickers

8 November 2017 at 11:05am


Dear Claire,


Perhaps this fellow will be a more interesting subject for your common informers story:


https://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/10/30/21/14/nsw-man-could-be-owed-thousands-from-dual-citizen-politicians


Although tell him he's dreamin' about $460,000. Maximum is $3,800 for a Writ served on 5 politicians between 10 and 15 October 2017.


I would prefer that you leave me out of it.


Kind Regards,

David C. Barrow







High Court of Australia proceeding
M140/2017 David Charles Barrow v Malcolm Roberts, Fiona Nash, Nick Xenophon, Matthew Canavan, Barnaby Joyce, Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters








27 October 2017: High Court JUDGMENT


5 Members of Parliament were incapable of being elected by reason of having dual citizenship.


One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts disqualified.


Greens Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam resigned with integrity from the Senate in July... and then doubled-down with more integrity on 9th October by consenting to judgment against them and payment of My Penalty Writ.   Story of their integrity at LINK.


Nationals Politicians Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash disqualified.  Did not serve my Writ of Summons. I will leave them to some other bounty hunter.


Senator Matthew Canavan is and was capable of being chosen and sitting in the Senate.  I had discontinued my claim against him on 24 October 2017.


Senator Nick Xenophon is and was capable of being chosen and sitting in the Senate... but is resigning to contest the State Election in South Australia.  See LINK






On 27 September 2017, I sued 6 current and former Senators and Mr Barnaby Joyce MP under the Common Informers (Parliamentary Disqualifications) Act 1975 (Cth).


This provides a bounty for citizens ‘hunting down’ any Parliamentarian who has sat when disqualified.


$200 is paid for proving the Parliamentarian is caught out during the 12 months before being served with a lawsuit; and $200 is paid for every subsequent day on which he or she sat.


Any penalties I receive and personal tax benefit, I will donate to the The Fred Hollows Foundation:


“We see a world in which no person is needlessly blind and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to good health.”



I will donate politician penalties to The Fred Hollows Foundation to end avoidable blindness www.hollows.org








Penalties have stacked up since I issued the Writ on 27 September 2017:


Yes, I slipped in Former Senator Culleton (formerly of One Nation) who was disqualified on 3 February 2017.








Public Statement PDF (click)



SEE ALSO (click): My Reasonable Steps to renounce Dual Citizenship last year






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