- MORE INTERNET
JANUARY 24TH 1999
AUSTRALIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
BANS USA WEBSITES
In a world first, a disgruntled bureaucrat with Melbourne's
Moreland Local Council (Australia) has had over 100 internet sites in the
United States formally censored. Ms. Heather Jones (photo to the right)
made threats which led to an American Internet Service provider (ISP) to
wipe the sites. Most dealt with scientific research into wildlife.
Last month an obsessive bureaucrat, Ms. Heather Jones
and/or her agents contacted USA company 'Interspeed.net' and directed them
wipe all their websites controlled by Australian corruption author Raymond
Hoser (lower photo to the left). Following repeated and unlawful threats,
Interspeed yesterday announced that they will wipe the sites next Friday
(Australian time). Jones took umbrage to sites selling Hoser's three high-selling
corruption titles, Smuggled, Smuggled-2
and The Hoser Files two of which have
'best-seller' status. Ms. Jones has, it seems, been waging a personal crusade
against Hoser's books apparently because she took
umbrage to a book's contents. She is not in any of them. Although apparently
some of her friends or associates are. For the record her contact details are: 97 Burrowye Crs Keilor 3036 Phone: (03) 9449 8623.
Over 18 defamation actions against Hoser (by various
people) in relation to the books and websites have all failed. Likewise
for a legal attempt through the courts to have Hoser's internet access
formally banned. The case in November 1996 was a first of it's kind in
Australia. At the time Justice David Levine specifically ruled that any
attempts to remove Hoser's sites from the internet would be a contempt
of court, (two other judges also upheld the ruling when it was later appealed).
Following the announcement by Interspeed that they
have caved in to the threats, Hoser's publisher, Kotabi Publishing, has
announced that they are speaking to lawyers with a view to lodging a damages
claim against Jones and her employer, Moreland City Council. They seek
to cover losses incurred while the domain name sites are off-line, a large
number of book orders are lost and other costs associated with re-establishing
the sites. Attorney and Solicitor Mr. Alex Tees said, 'it is likely that
the hapless ratepayers of Moreland could be stuck facing a damages bill
in excess of $100,000 over the wayward efforts of an out-of control bureaucrat'.
American lawyers are also being briefed with a view
to take civil action against Interspeed in the event that they do in fact
wipe the sites as promised. At the time the USA sites were first set up,
the manager at Interspeed, Jasen Baker made repeated written statements
stating that they had agreed not to wipe the websites in response to illegal
threats from people such as Jones. Today Hoser said 'these sorts of threats
had been anticipated, as we had them in Australia - hence the move offshore'.
However Hoser then said 'Heather Jones and the Moreland Council was the
last place we thought such threats would come from'.
Jones had her first clash with Hoser in February/March
1998, when Hoser was doing a book signing in her municipality. At the time
she took the unusual step of trying to unlawfully ban Hoser from 'selling'
books in the district. She also unlawfully assaulted him, damged an expensive
camera and upset numerous onlookers including former police. She later
admitted on oath in court that she had sought to 'destroy'. Witnesses described
her as a seriously crazed woman.
Until now, when interspeed first revealed the indentity
of where the threats had come from, Hoser hadn't heard or seen of Jones
since that first and thelast dispute nearly a year ago. Today Hoser said
'As far as I was concerned she was history. It was good riddance as far
as I was concerned. Now this obsessive woman is breaking laws again. She
is driving everyone crazy and at the same time wrecking Australia's international
Hoser is also an internationally recognized zoologist.
His books have been repeatedly cited in Australian parliaments and one
(Smuggled-2) recently precipitated a major
re-write of wildlife laws in New South Wales.
Further information as well as high quality photos
of Ms. Heather Jones and Raymond Hoser can be obtained (for republication
in newspapers and other media) from the websites: www.smuggled.com/morcou2.htm
or if censored at mirror sites including: www.lexicon.net/morcou2.htm (expected
to be online with this release for one week only after the date of this
media release) and elsewhere if both previous sites are wiped or offline.
HIGHER RESOLUTION VERSIONS OF THE PHOTOS DEPICTED ON
THIS PAGE CAN BE OBTAINED FOR PUBLICATION PURPOSES BY MEDIA BY CLICKING
ON THE IMAGES WHICH ARE LINKED TO THE BETTER QUALITY HIGH RESOLUTION VERSIONS.
OR ALTERNATIVELY CLICK ON THE NAMES IN THE NEXT LINE...
RAYMOND HOSER - - - - - -
- - - - - HEATHER JONES
THEY WILL ONLY TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO DOWNLOAD
IF PHOTOS ARE REPUBLISHED, PLEASE CITE RAYMOND
HOSER AS THE PHOTOGRAPHER (CONDITION OF REPUBLICATION).
STOP PRESS - FEBRUARY 10TH 1999 - Smuggled.com websites including this one have now been re-established on a different USA-based server.
Mirror sites have also been established.
Legal Action against Ms. Jones and Moreland City Council is now likely as Hoser seeks to recoup losses arising from
the illegal actions of Ms. Jones and her henchmen.
Phone enquiries can be made to:
Raymond Hoser on 0412-777-211. (International callers
ring +61 18 588 699) or
Kotabi Publishing on 03 9857 44491
For full details involving corruption involving Ms.
Heather Jones and criminal acts by her, CLICK HERE.
Heather Jones - assault,
paid thugs and more
More Illegal Internet
Even More Illegal Internet
Australians Against Corruption
Victoria Police Corruption.
BENT POLICE, BENT JUDGES, BENT POLITICIANS - THE HOSER FILES .......... HAVE YOU READ IT YET????