Labor Corruption and Lies.

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    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-15/victorian-labor-minister-adem-somyurek-sacked/12354870

    Hopefully, this might remind people of labor's lies and deceit under the Andrews Govt.
    Remember Andrews statement on air about the EW Link, about the contract not worth the paper it was written on, costing Vic. $1.2 billion for no freeway, Andrews and his Chief Scientist's statements about no commercial O&G onshore Vic, but then spending $40 million ? doing onshore seismics, etc to see if there is, having given Origin permission to drill onshore for offshore gas, contrary to LKO's non allowance to explore or drill since 2012, the Vic Govt's apparent attempt to bankrupt Lakes and probably favoring the majors, and the constant repeating of the word "FRAK" in Andrews and Chief Scientist' news interviews, continually trying to make Lakes look like a pariah ??
    And another strange unbelievable outcome for Lakes' court challenge, where you would think any reasonable thinking Australian would have given Lakes a positive outcome.
    But No, all went in Vic Govt, (liars), favour.

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    see geo-political risk IS important

    but don't worry no corruption in parliament now ..LOL LOL

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    maybe the ousted MP can team up with Clive Palmer and write a book

    i reckon ' Spilling our Guts for Prosperity ' should be an eye-catcher

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    The Vic. Govt. was/is not concerned for 11,000 share holders of Lakes Oil, mainly Victorians in their attempt to destroy the company.

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    LOL they are barely concerned their reputation just got trashed

    Adem didn't become a king-maker by cooking pumpkin scones , you can bet he made omelettes

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    I hope this latest scandal, revealed on 60 Minutes, opens up their cans of worms at last, as might help Lakes.

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    good post from HC;
    ... "LKO were about to develop the Wombat gas with BPT back in 2013," (should have said 2012), "when the then Liberals imposed the onshore gas moratorium on fracking in order not to lose NP support. However when LKO announced they would be able to develop the gas without fracking the moratorium was widened to include ALL onshore gas exploration. If you kept up to date you should have known that the National Party spokesman admitted that the strategy had backfired and the lost the election Andrews anyway.
    If not for the blatant political interference LKO would have been producing gas for the past five years. The Liberals have already said if they are elected they will remove the ban on onshore exploration immediately.
    The bans on onshore gas apply to CSG and fracking which to not apply to LKO intended targets
    The subsequent court action by LKO with regard to the illegality of the widening of the moratorium was confirmed by the judging panel but cop this!!.....the court ruled that even though the action was illegal at the time, the passing of retrospective legislation by the Andrews government extinguished any claim for compensation claim by LKO or its shareholders.
    Have you read the LKO submission to the Onshore Inquiry.....LKO put it to the panel that they believed there were large reserves of gas in the Wombat and Otway permits and this gas could be reserved for Domestic use only....the panel completely discredited the proposal saying that they did not believe LKO management. Then wonder of wonders!!!!!....Andrews spends 40 million of taxpayers money on a seismic survey that includes LKO permits......and what do they find? .... SUBSTANTIAL onshore gas...but wait it gets better.....that can be reserved for DOMESTIC USE.
    You must have your head up Andrews backside if you think he is a breath of fresh air or you are one of his lackeys....the man is incompetent and cannot be trusted as witnessed in the dirty politics in removing Somyurek of which there is no doubt he instigated and was fully aware of."

    And the dodgy court cases, wtf ?

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    from good old hc, ;
    "Rumblings around town is that China has been allowed to field for gas supplies in Vic. With that, they will be allowed to take up expired leases at from whats been rumbled at zero cost. From the rumblings, as manys as 3 Chinese gas exploration companies have shown interest. NOTE: These are just rumblings from a few people. I do hope they just rumblings."

    and , ... "Sounds like Chairman Dan's Belt and Road initiative, that may be why he had those surveys carried out. If so I hope the Federal Government steps in. I can't see them letting the Chinese get hold of more of our assets at this time."

    Would not be surprised at all, the Vic Labor criminals, stopping a legal Vic. O&G company from operating since 2012, with heartless attitude towards their own 11,000 or so Vic investors in Lakes Oil.

    Anyone else heard anything about Chinese O&G explorers coming to a place near you in Vic ?

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    no , ... but how long has Victoria been in severe lock-down

    anything could be happening down there day or NIGHT .. remember the Chinese have invested heavily in drone tech ( and robotic crawlers )

    apart from ( maybe ) seismic testing the Chinese could probably most of the exploration while sitting in a hotel somewhere

    remember the goss, says EXPIRED leases so a hack at existing data ... a very nice head start

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    Lakes IMO , has been targetted by Vic Govt, to let the big boys take over any development, offshore and/or onshore, and have tried their best to close Lakes down, bankrupt them.
    No one knows the details of BRI with China either, so would not surprise me what is actually happening in the back ground

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    "Premier Dan Andrews at risk from his class action fees
    CHRIS MERRITT
    Victorian Premier Dan Andrews: the legal problems confronting the government could drag on for years. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Ian Currie
    Victorian Premier Dan Andrews: the legal problems confronting the government could drag on for years. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Ian Currie
    12:40PM SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

    LAST NOVEMBER, WHEN THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT INTRODUCED CONTINGENCY FEES FOR CLASS ACTIONS, FEW WOULD HAVE GUESSED THAT WITHIN A YEAR PREMIER DAN ANDREWS AND HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD BE AT RISK OF BEING EATEN ALIVE BY THEIR OWN CREATION.

    THANKS TO THE INEPTITUDE THAT HAS BEEN REVEALED AT THE COATE INQUIRY INTO MELBOURNE’S FAILED HOTEL QUARANTINE ARRANGEMENTS, CLASS ACTIONS ALLEGING GOVERNMENT NEGLIGENCE ARE OFF TO A FLYING START.

    QUINN EMANUEL’S CLAIM SEEKS TO COMPENSATE BUSINESSES WHILE EMPLOYEES AND OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO EARN AN INCOME ARE COVERED BY A SEPARATE CLASS ACTION FILED THIS WEEK BY CARBONE LAWYERS. TESTIMONY AT THE COATE INQUIRY HAS STRENGTHENED BOTH CASES, WHICH COULD BE WORTH BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WHEN LOSSES ARE EVENTUALLY QUANTIFIED.

    THAT MONEY IS NEEDED BY THOSE WHOSE LIVELIHOODS HAVE SUFFERED A MASSIVE HIT. BUT DON’T FORGET THE LAWYERS.

    CLASS ACTION LAWYERS IN VICTORIA NOW HAVE THE OPTION OF ASKING A JUDGE TO ISSUE A “GROUP COSTS ORDER”, GIVING THEM A PERCENTAGE OF THE PAYOUT. THE QUESTION FACING A JUDGE IS NOT WHETHER THAT PERCENTAGE IS REASONABLE, BUT WHETHER IS IT “NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT JUSTICE IS DONE”.

    A MODEST CONTINGENCY FEE, OF SAY 5 PER CENT, COULD RESULT IN ONE OF THE NATION’S BIGGEST PAYDAYS FOR LAWYERS. AT THAT RATE, A RELATIVELY MODEST PAYOUT OF $1BN WOULD HAND $50M TO THE LAWYERS.

    READ MORE:‘MATE. WHY WOULDN’T AFP GUARD PEOPLE?’|‘CLOSED BORDERS AN ONGOING THREAT TO JOBS’
    WHEN ATTORNEY-GENERAL JILL HENNESY INTRODUCED THIS SCHEME SHE IGNORED A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION THAT CALLED FOR A SCALE OF SLIDING STATUTORY CAPS TO ENSURE LAWYERS WOULD NOT BE HANDED WINDFALL PROFITS.

    WITH CLAIMS OF THIS SCALE, IT MIGHT SEEM SURPRISING THAT THE POWERHOUSE IN CLASS ACTIONS, MAURICE BLACKBURN, LOOKS LIKE SITTING THIS ONE OUT. MAURICE BLACKBURN, IT WILL BE RECALLED, IS A MAJOR FINANCIAL BACKER OF THE VICTORIAN LABOR PARTY, WHICH IS NOW ADMINISTERED BY THE FIRM’S CHAIRMAN, STEVE BRACKS.

    THE FIRM SAYS AT THIS STAGE IT IS NOT LOOKING AT LAUNCHING PROCEEDINGS OVER THE PANDEMIC.

    BUT OTHERS ARE. AND THAT MEANS THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF A WAVE OF LITIGATION FROM VICTORIANS WHOSE BUSINESSES AND LIBERTIES HAVE BEEN TRASHED. FOR ANDREWS, THE POLITICS OF DEALING WITH THE LEGAL FALLOUT FROM THE PANDEMIC WILL BE DIABOLICAL.

    CONSIDER THE POSSIBLE OUTCOME FROM THE CLASS ACTIONS. IF THE GOVERNMENT LOSES OR AGREES TO SETTLE, IT WILL BE SEEN TO BE ADMITTING WHAT SOME WOULD ALREADY CONSIDER TO BE OBVIOUS: ITS NEGLIGENCE HAS HURT THOUSANDS OF BUSINESS AND MILLIONS OF EMPLOYEES.

    AN EVEN WORSE SCENARIO

    FOR ANDREWS, THAT MIGHT BE THE LEAST PAINFUL OUTCOME. IF THE GOVERNMENT WERE TO WIN BOTH CASES, IT WOULD INEVITABLY BE ACCUSED OF LOOKING AFTER ITSELF REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH IT MIGHT HAVE PAID OUT UNDER PROMISED STATUTORY SCHEMES.

    THERE IS, HOWEVER, AN EVEN WORSE SCENARIO.

    THE CLASS ACTION ON BEHALF OF BUSINESSES IS BEING RUN BY ONE OF THE NATION’S LEADING PLAYERS IN THE CLASS ACTION SPACE: DAMIEN SCATTINI OF INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION FIRM QUINN EMANUEL, WHICH RARELY LOSES.

    IF QUINN EMMANUEL WINS, AND CARBONE LAWYERS LOSES, ANDREWS WOULD NEED TO EXPLAIN TO HIS UNION BASE WHY BUSINESSES DESERVE MORE THAN EMPLOYEES.

    OTHER LEGAL ACTION, FILED BY NOH GROUP FOR BUSINESSWOMAN MICHELLE LOIELO, GOES MUCH FURTHER AND AIMS TO SHOW THAT THE GOVERNMENT ACTED UNLAWFULLY WHEN IT IMPOSED THE CURFEW.

    THIS IS IN LINE WITH THE ANALYSIS OF MICHAEL WYLES QC OUTLINED IN THIS SPACE LAST WEEK. IT ASSERTS THAT THE CURFEW WAS NOT BASED ON HEALTH ADVICE, AN ALLEGATION THAT DRAWS SUPPORT FROM RECENT STATEMENTS BY CHIEF HEALTH OFFICER BRETT SUTTON.

    LOIELO’S CASE, WHICH IS SEEKING A DECLARATION THAT THE CURFEW IS UNLAWFUL, IS MOVING QUICKLY. THE CROWN SOLICITOR HAS BEEN ORDERED TO FILE MINUTES BY SUNDAY AND LOIELO IS REQUIRED TO FILE EVIDENCE ON MONDAY.

    IF THIS CASE GOES TO THE COURT OF APPEAL, WHICH LOIELO IS AFTER, VICTORIANS WILL KNOW SOON IF THEY HAVE BEEN UNLAWFULLY CONFINED TO THEIR HOMES.

    IF SHE WINS, THE CURFEW WOULD NEED TO BE REMOVED. THIS WOULD NOT BE A PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER. IF A REPLACEMENT CURFEW WERE NEEDED FOR LEGALLY VALID REASONS IT COULD BE IMPOSED IMMEDIATELY.

    BUT FOR ANDREWS, IT WOULD BE A CATASTROPHE. OTHERS WOULD BE ABLE TO RELY ON LOIELO’S VICTORY. THAT COULD MEAN THAT THOSE WHO HAS BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY THE CURFEW — AND CAN QUANTIFY THEIR LOSS OR DAMAGE — WOULD HAVE A SOLID BASE FOR MORE CLAIMS.

    SUPERCHARGE THE CLASS ACTIONS

    THAT WOULD SUPERCHARGE THE CLASS ACTIONS BY OPENING THE WAY FOR A BROADER CATEGORY OF CLAIMS.

    THE GOVERNMENT’S PROBLEMS DO NOT END THERE. THE BODY REPRESENTING THE SELF-EMPLOYED IS TRYING TO USE WORKPLACE SAFETY LAW TO PRESSURE WORKSAFE VICTORIA INTO PROSECUTING THOSE WHO IT BELIEVES CAUSED WORKPLACE INJURIES LINKED TO THE PANDEMIC.

    KEN PHILLIPS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SELF-EMPLOYED AUSTRALIA, PLANS TO USE A MECHANISM CONTAINED IN SECTION 131 OF THE OCCUPATIONAL HEATH AND SAFETY ACT THAT MEANS THE GOVERNMENT MIGHT END UP PAYING FOR LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THOSE WHO MISHANDLED THE HOTEL QUARANTINE — IN OTHER WORDS, AGAINST ITSELF.

    SECTION 131 GIVES THIRD PARTIES THE ABILITY TO NAME THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR WORKPLACE INJURIES AND APPLY PRESSURE TO HAVE THEM PROSECUTED BY WORKSAFE VICTORIA.

    IF A PROSECUTION IS NOT LAUNCHED, THIS PROVISION REQUIRES WORKSAFE TO PROVIDE AN EXPLANATION, REFER THE MATTER TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS AND PASS ON ANY ADVICE FROM THE DPP.

    THE LEGAL PROBLEMS CONFRONTING THE GOVERNMENT COULD DRAG ON FOR YEARS.

    THIS MIGHT PERSUADE SOME INSIDE THE GOVERNMENT THAT THE ONLY WAY OUT IS TO TAKE THE NUCLEAR OPTION AND LEGISLATE RETROSPECTIVELY TO VALIDATE ANY NEGLIGENCE OR UNLAWFUL CONDUCT. THAT WOULD CONFIRM THAT THE STATE IS IN THE HANDS OF LAWBREAKERS WHO PLACE THEIR OWN INTEREST ABOVE THOSE OF THE PEOPLE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO SERVE.

    CHRIS MERRITT IS VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE RULE OF LAW INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA

    If Mr Andrew’s does a backstreet deal and robs the resource he should face a multimillion dollar class action from LKO shareholders on top of the others he is going to have to deal with "

    THIS SHOULD have taken place in 2012, when we were stopped from exploring for O&G, and share holders investments, about 11,00 Victorians , were put on hold and decimated down to zero value.
    Talk about having no concern for citizens mental well being and survival, when especially Labor doing everything in their power to commit this crime against Lakes Oil and share holders, and Vic. people by denying access to cheap energy, IMO, all in the name of politics, corruption and greed.

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    Maybe this is who, we Lakes Oil share holders need;

    https://www.quinnemanuel.com/attorneys/scattini-damian

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    About time, someone like Peta Credlin asked a few questions about this total fabricated bullshit to destroy a minnow O&G company, and don't give a .uck for 11,000 Vic. share holders,... while looking after majors or Chinese ?????

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-15/victorian-labor-minister-adem-somyurek-sacked/12354870

    Hopefully, this might remind people of labor's lies and deceit under the Andrews Govt.
    Remember Andrews statement on air about the EW Link, about the contract not worth the paper it was written on, costing Vic. $1.2 billion for no freeway, Andrews and his Chief Scientist's statements about no commercial O&G onshore Vic, but then spending $40 million ? doing onshore seismics, etc to see if there is, having given Origin permission to drill onshore for offshore gas, contrary to LKO's non allowance to explore or drill since 2012, the Vic Govt's apparent attempt to bankrupt Lakes and probably favoring the majors, and the constant repeating of the word "FRAK" in Andrews and Chief Scientist' news interviews, continually trying to make Lakes look like a pariah ??
    And another strange unbelievable outcome for Lakes' court challenge, where you would think any reasonable thinking Australian would have given Lakes a positive outcome.
    But No, all went in Vic Govt, (liars), favour.

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    Credlin with a Legal background has bought the Victorian paid off dictator to heel. Only a mater of time for this employee of Davos

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