“under the Constitution you have no right” – “they want their heads read” Kerry Packer
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“under the Constitution you have no right” – “they want their heads read” Kerry Packer

September 25, 2019

we got all the photographs down oh man we could get down to actually being serious about it rather than just being a circus first of all I declare open this afternoon’s proceedings of the print media inquiry and welcome mr. Carey pack of the chairman of the Australian consolidated press mr. packer could you please state your full name and a capacity in which you appear this afternoon place Carey Francis Paul Moore Packer I appear here this afternoon reluctantly if you exercise the rights for the pre-emptive purchase of the junk bond holders what what effect does that have on the shareholding structure of to ring as we now know it from the information given to us by mr. Kennedy not at all – rang will be out of the business by then but if you think I’m going to be railroaded and sit here and be told that you’re going to change the laws and you’re going to push me around I may well buy them why is his 15% 15 what was his 15% any difference your 15 it’s bad to sit on the board don’t you know the difference of course this there’s some demeanor I don’t have any contact with the management I don’t have any access to the editors I don’t have any any method of talking to people mr. black on the other hand as a board member and as deputy chairman has the capacity to talk to the management are you saying that there’s no arrangement formal or informal between you and mr. black with these things it’s what I’ve said ad nauseam in that document you’re either gonna have to believe me or call me a liar I am Telling You there is no arrangement and I’m sick of telling people there is no arrangement no that is the situation there is no arrangement there is no agreement I am not in a position well of course formal or informal implied or anything else I’m sick of trying to tell you all I am NOT going to run John Fairfax I mean and what’s more I don’t want it constitutionally there’s got to be an enormous argument that you have no right to inquire into print media at all Foreign Investment Review Board 15% and it’s automatic what’s next so you’d legislate to be 15% is automatic so that would be no more than 15% foreigners I’m saying to you that Elizabeth at this point in time that you don’t have to go to the Foreign Investment Review Board if your ownership is under 15% no but there are still approval processes which have changed not by legislation but by regulation over the course of time which are very advised of percentage and the extent to which the F IRB provides a judgment under you’ve got very clear guidelines very clear guidelines and this is one of the things which I think has really been enormous ly hurtful to this whole process you have guidelines and you have changed them you’ve twisted them around in response to pressure from journalists now you know there are people out there who want to invest in this country and they want to invest in it because they think it’s a stable decent country the performance we have seen and the attempted hijackings in this company in this performance have taken people who I know over there who are saying why would anyone invest in Australia the laws get twisted and changed the whole structure gets moved around depending on whether they like the color your eyes or not now if we were a little bit more worried about jobs out there and getting people to invest money into this country and and getting some businesses going instead of trying to stop people helman Freedman represent a group of people in America who are committed to Pacific Rim Pacific Rim investment and the clients that they have are worth some hundreds of billions of dollars and they are sitting here saying nobody could carry on like these people it’s not possible now that’s the damage you’re doing changing the rules every single day and I think the people out there whose jobs have been pissed up against the wall don’t thank you for you saying that’s the package if you don’t think Parliament has the right to inquire into the print media yes I am saying exactly that and and so you don’t you’re doing it’s Australian Broadcasting control board you know about doing it for any other reason so you don’t think Parliament has the responsibility Constitution you have the right to do it can I finish my question [Music] that the national parliament has the responsibility for looking at any aspect of public policy which it judges to be appropriate you you seem to be completely unaware of the constitution of Australia which you as a politician have to abide by the same as everybody else my view is that under the Constitution you don’t have the right well the law now it can get the lawyers also hold that view almost equally whether you do or whether you don’t now if you really want any you can go to the High Court and find out no lawyer has come before us has because questioned that we have the right to do that maybe you haven’t asked them the question does epicycle just point out that the committee has taken evidence from the attorneys general Attorney General’s Department you’re going to be volunteering it well in fact they have advisors that they considered that the national parliament does have the power to legislate in certain areas but that doesn’t mean that it’s right to do so no I don’t but what’s your view do you think we should relax foreign ownership of television networks in Australia I don’t mind what you do I’d love you to make it open slather you made the rules in 1986 what I didn’t try to sneak around the back door or sneak underneath this these rules were made in 1986 I read the rules said what am I allowed to do and that’s exactly what we’ve done now why do you want to change the rules again this is the first what’s happened with this operation going on now is exactly what those rules were put in place for it’s the first time it’s been used it’s exactly what they were put in place for and we have obeyed them absolutely why do you want to change the rules again I mean since I grew up as a boy I would imagine that through the parliaments of Australia from the time I was 18 19 years of age till now there must be 10,000 new laws been passed and I don’t really think it’s that much better place and I’d like to make a suggestion too which I think would be far more useful if you want to pass a new law why don’t you only do it when you’ve repeals an old one I mean this idea of just passing legislation legislation every time someone blinks isn’t nonsense nobody knows that nobody understands you’ve got to be a lawyer but books up to here purely and simply to do the things we used to do and every time you pass a law you take somebody’s privileges away from what the four-corners program suggested was not that you’re evading text at all that would have been libelous but that you were minimizing tax with minimizing tax I don’t know anybody who doesn’t minimize their tax and that you were doing so in ways that were that were contrary to the spirit of the law well I just got through telling you what I thought about that and what you’re saying is exactly what the four-corners program says I am not evading tax in any way shape or form now of course I am minimizing my tax and if anybody in this country doesn’t minimize their tax they want they Headroom because I was look as a government I can’t any you’re not spending it that well that we should be donating extra

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  1. Greetings from Great Tartaria Have done lots of work for the late KP at Ellerston in the upper Hunter a man with Integrity

  2. The majority of Australian school students think that the word "CONSTITUTION" refers to the USA.
    I'm sure they have no idea that Australia has one!

  3. He's right ya know, and you can see it from back then, when you look back over what has changed and happened through the years, the Constitution 1900, has been trampled all over by politicians, from nearly all parties/independents, through the years!

  4. Got to love that….. Kerry Packer's words are immortal.
    Among the true words ever spoken in history these of Kerry Packer are some of the finest truths.
    Kerry Packer was not a fool.
    He sat in that room like an Eagle surrounded by Turkeys.
    May you rest in peace Mr. Packer, you were spot on …..

  5. LM, we observe the beam again emanating from a location near to Alice Springs :

  6. A powerful figure in Australia ,should of run for priminister He clearly shows, even then government constantly made laws / against the constitution against the peoples will and rights – So nothing has changed just got deceitful in how they do it that's the Australian government

  7. Little did he know, more laws = more revenue for the foreign commonwealth corporation and its federal Masonic puppet masters.

  8. There's been a massive decline in IQ/discourse of Australians since the 80's. Fluoride/immigration?

  9. When we take this country back every child must learn the Constitution and learn that government are our SERVANTS not our MASTERS. Especially the gestapo cops, get back to common law stop victimless crime crap.

  10. All people "I KNOW" who "DO KNOW" whats going on KNOW the polititians work for the Banksters "WHO" own our RESERVE Bank, NO sovereign country borrows money, They print their own, "THIS IS THE NWO PROBLEM" oust rottenchilds NOW!

  11. As he stirs his cup near the end, reminded me of a scene in the mini series about him or Ita Buttrose. He throws away the French pastries, "get me vanilla slice and some lamingtons".

  12. The start of the end.

    Stick it to em Kerry.

    Shame he is no longer with us .

    Fuck, that bloke with the glasses and the beard is a fuckwit.

    Young Costello, trying to look like he knows what is going on.

    Another fuckwit.

    Who wants to pay more tax ?

    Go on, hands up !

    These Politicians are absolute morons, so far up themselves it not funny.


    And it's far worse today.

  13. I notice that Peter Costello wasn’t game to say too much to Kerry Packer, Mr Packer would have chewed him up.

  14. More of us need tp take Kerrys Stance
    We have Fictional Politicians

    Kow towing To Banking Cartels and their Fictional Reserve Banking making money out nothing
    And screwing you and me .

    Come on Australia lets stand Strong and say "No" to our Current Corrupt System
    Time for a Peoples (Men Women & Childern ) Government where Politicians listen to us

    Put an end to Lobbing Government – No more Bribes Backhanders Influence for the Politicians $$$ €€€ £££ Enough "Time Government Governed with the Consent of the People" whom they are to SERVE

  15. Jeez he cuts an imposing figure.
    THATS is how you should aim to conduct yourself in the face of the law when discussing opposing view points. Don’t start paraphrasing thing after thing in attempt to appear more knowledgeable and powerful than you are. Dont loose your mind and composure, you need to be able to understand what is being said FULLY in order to respond in the most affective manner possible. Don’t continually talk over people, that way you can insist that you also, are not talked over.
    Dood pretty much nailed it. Even threw in a touch casual cheek in a naturally authoritative but considerate manner. Which is the sign of professional acting, or a clear, confident and firm belief in ones integrity, ability and rights.

    Usually the loudest claims of innocence or wrongdoing are the people with ones most desperate to divert the incoming prosecution as quickly as possible by any means they have. Which includes volume and attempted assertion of dominant authority.
    Real cats, that know exactly what they are doing and where to go from that point onwards, are the calm but staunch characters. That know the holes of both sides any play those cards as a “hey… back up” move.
    Watch this guy and learn well:)

  16. THE RULES. IN 1986 Rules Were Made Up ! Breaching The Australian Constitution 1901. ILLEGAL. A Criminal Act By Politicians. Treason , Penalty , Life In Prison.

  17. There is no law that compels anyone to pay income tax. Only corporations derive an income. People are remunerated for their time, energy and skillset…..

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