|And here's a glimpse of his eBook – Beneath The Bench:
* During the course of an extensive business career, a major part of
* One of his primary companies was successful in attracting World Bank
* This same company was also awarded our nation's highest possible Export
* Beneath The Bench is an almost unbelievable yet true story of conspiracies, miscarriages of
justice, and the wilful falsification of the author's identity in the early 1970s; all of it
underpinned by criminal activity within government agencies.
* A heartbreaking story of childhood sweethearts whose love for each other would finally be
destroyed by a mentally ill inventor and those who protected him.
* An intriguing story of murder, suicides and premature deaths – and it's all real.Justice Jeffrey Spender (Retired)
Throughout many years of personal exposure to a legal system that often fails to deliver Natural Justice, it has always been evident that the cost of receiving justice is prohibitive for many Australians. In some instances assets are mortgaged or sold, and the parties seeking justice run the risk of falling from the system, broken.
As Chairman of The Australian Justice Tribunal, I witness first hand the debilitating effects of denial of Natural Justice. The resultant financial ruin and hopelessness can extend to families being torn apart, suicides, illness and premature deaths. And this is not a dramatic portrayal of a severe endemic problem which has endured throughout the history of our nation; a problem that responsible Law firms have been addressing for years through the offering of pro bono (free) legal assistance.
But these Law firms can only work within the reasonable limits of their available resources; resources that need to include – among other expenses – the cost of staff who dedicate pro bono time to their financially exhausted clients. Regrettably, there is much more to be done, particularly within civil jurisdictions.
In response, it has become the role of The Australian Justice Tribunal (The AJT) to assist those Australians who qualify for our pro bono legal representation. www.TheAJT.org.au explains further.
This political organisation enjoys the legal flexibility needed to ensure that Justice Reform can become a reality, unlike The Australian Justice Tribunal which is confined solely to offering pro bono legal assistance formerly under the Australian Taxation Office's - now the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission's (ACNC) - guidelines for Public Benevolent Institutions.
In the Federal Constitution of The Federal Party of Australia (The FPA) the term, "Australian Legal System" is defined in this manner:
"Australian Legal System" or "Legal System" means the conflicting dualism which initially embraces the investigative techniques required to create and enforce law, and then subjects its findings, in the main, to Judicial Proceedings within a predominantly Adversarial – not investigative – Justice System.
However, it needs to be said that Australia has, over the years, begun to amble into an inquisitorial (i.e. investigative) legal system; in part, not dissimilar to the European inquisitorial models. This is evidenced in our Royal Commissions, Senate Inquiries, Standing Commissions on Corruption, and to a lesser extent in our Family Courts, Magistrates Courts and Civil Administrative Tribunals. But there is a long way to go before County, District, Supreme, Federal, Appellate and High Court jurisdictions are dedicated to exposing truth; that is, dedicated to dispensing with an adversarial court system that is often tainted by adversaries (lawyers, barristers, and prosecutors) who choose to skilfully suppress the truth through the concealment or fabrication of evidence, and the manipulation of witnesses.
The Justice Reform policy advocated by The Federal Party of Australia will see the introduction of an Advanced Legal System (investigative) designed to deliver expedient Natural Justice and stop the theft of client funds. This will put an end to the Legal Abuse that continues unchecked within our existing adversarial legal system.
But ensuring that justice flows expediently and honestly from our courts is only part of the journey. A Federal Party government will be constantly dedicated to delivering Natural Justice throughout the lives of all Australians; and that means justice within the fabric of our families, in the workplace, the environment, health, education, industry, and throughout the full spectrum of policies beneficially affecting our lives.
We will also be arresting the dramatic decline in Home Ownership through the introduction of an Affordable Housing Program in association with innovative Home Loan packages. This will restore and underpin a nation's self esteem, which in turn will create the passion once again to work towards a secure future.
And as part of the Federal Party's thrust to strengthen the foundations of our nation, particular attention will be focussed on national security. This will mean the immediate introduction – for the first time in our nation's history – of a Democratic Parliament... at the same time introducing bold national programs which will make Australia a world leader in Cultural Bonding and outstanding in Immigration... Foreign Investment... Agriculture and Manufacturing.
However, by implementing the specific policies of Cultural Bonding (which involves a Gap Year at the end of Year 12), Justice Reform and Home Ownership, the Federal Party will need to ease the strain on the public purse. And this will be done, in part, by harnessing Retired Expertise; a policy that will see retirees voluntarily registered on a national Register of Competencies.
Thank you for your interest.