POSTGAME REPORT - JANICE MEYER MENTION - SYDNEY DOWNING CENTRE 2012/02/07
Anonymous was on the scene early chilling with Bryan Seymour (ABC's Steve Cannane was also present) and waiting for Jan Eastgate. Alas the planned enturbulation was not to be. After a couple of hours (11:12AM to be precise) the case was heard without Jan in attendance.
Jan was represented by some guy (name?) with a thick 2" binder, another guy sat behind him with another 2" binder on Jan ("Correspondence and Attendances"). It was quickly revealed that Jan Eastgate had NOT been excused from attendance, they had tried to have her removed but it failed. However despite this there was no Jan, it was revealed she is still on bail in the USA!
Sadly the magistrate did not seem to take much offence to this, unless I am mistaken there should be some sort of large fine for her non-appearance.
Moving on from this the DPP (Coyle?) revealed an additional charge was laid against Jan THIS MORNING. In addition there is to be an amendment to Charge No. 1.
It was also revealed there had been delays with getting witnesses, in particular there are two witnesses who are suppose to be part of the Brief who have NOT BEEN LOCATED.
Jan's defence declined to enter a plea. They apparently have some uncertainty about the the Brief and the charges and evidence contained within. There was much talk about the 'Section 91', I do not understand what this is but it appears to unfinished/incomplete in the Brief (?). The Crown was tired of the constant delays with this and suggested the DPP and Defence sit down that very day to sort of what is happening with the Brief and amend the Section 91 to completion. I believe it is to be finished by Thursday so a hearing can be locked in.
So, all in all, progress is happening. It appears Scientology has tried to slow things down as much as they can with endless Section 91 timetables, but it appears it will be finished soon (today?). As noted Jan was NOT present and we are hoping there will be punishment for this. Only one Scientologist (OSA) was spotted in attendance.
We expect to hear the details of the second charge and other info soon.
Edit: I think this is the OSA guy on the right, anyone got an ID?
Last edited by Zhent; 7th February 2012 at 05:38 AM.
Of course we couldn't go past Downing Centre without having a look at Sydney's Ideal Org!
Or lack there of... 201 Castlereagh St is falling apart, it is in a terrible decrepit state.
Note: Someone has plastered a Marxism poster on the building, LOL
And what on earth is going on inside? This is a homeless shelter not a renovation!
Last edited by Zhent; 7th February 2012 at 05:42 AM.
The total arrogance of her not turning up! I hope she gets a HUGE fine.
QUOTE OF THE YEAR: "I wasn't aware that a documentary (on scientology) was coming out but I'll be sure to not watch it." A Scientologist
the DPP and your solicitor will discuss the grounds for the granting of a committal hearing and try and reach agreement as to which witnesses are to be cross examined and about what. If the DPP consent the Magistrate must order that the witnesses attend to be cross examined. If the DPP do not agree, then it will be necessary for your solicitor to argue why the court should order that witnesses attend a committal hearing to be cross examined.
What Must Be Proved to Cross-Examine Witnesses
Section 91 of the Criminal Procedure Act sets out the test for the Magistrate to consider. The Magistrate may only order that a witness be cross-examined if there are substantial reasons why, in the interests of justice, the witness should attend to give oral evidence.
If I remeber right it was a small bond because Jan Eastgate has family in Australia.
I am confused...
How can her defence be challenging witnesses if Jan is suppose to be in court.
The Aus Federal Police were suppose to pick her up or at least JE was to be in custody.
Looks like Glen Hunter with Mike Gordon - yes he's OSA.
Last seen together when we raided Dundas
Paul David Schofield
"Scooter" to his friends
If he has no friends and everyone's against him
If he's failed in everything that he has tried
Try to lift his load, help to bear his burden
Let him know that you are walking by his side
And if he feels that all is lost and he is fallen
Try to place that poor man's feet on solid ground
Just remember he's some mother's precious darlin'
Always lift him up and never knock him down
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"During the chaos of the Eugenics Wars, cultists infiltrated NASA and substituted their own LRH Golden Discs for the official 'Sounds of Earth' records that were to be launched in the Voyager 6 mission. / Hilarity ensued." Gene Roddenberry
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