Exposing One Nation
At the very least, an alleged breach in access to confidential documents belonging to the PHSM committee by, then unknown, David Ettridge. Ettridge had absolutely no association with the PHSM when his office allegedly claimed to act in an official capacity in handling the movements financial records when writing to the Australian Electoral Commission. We are talking about critical times because this was pre-One Nation days, the days when funding and membership were two critical criteria needed by the two Davids and Pauline Hanson to make the vision of the One Nation party become a reality. 15 Nov 1999 News of the Day
Before One Nation there was a movement formed to give moral support to Pauline Hanson, the Independent for Ipswich. In seven weeks five people developed 40 Branches of the Pauline Hanson Support Movement. Then out of the blue Pauline Hanson's private Secretary Barbara Hazelton rang my home as the founder of the Movement and advised that a David Ettridge was to visit us the following day. Would Iris (my wife and PHSM Secretary) prepare a three course meal for him.
These three documents outline the result of that intervention.
The glibness, the charm and persuasiveness of David Ettridge had the PHSM people in the palm of his hands. His pitch, labouring upon the brochure of his glossy magazine Champions and his association with the McDonald Big Mac chain left all but myself as founder, convinced that he was going to do great things. When he finally sought my response after he had outlined what he was there for the committee were stunned. "You are nothing but a con-man. Now bugger off back to Sydney and forget all about us."
In November 2011 I came across this on the Internet for the first time.'
Those contemplating joining this resurgent party should question why after only seven weeks when five people with their own meagre resources created 40 branches, that Ettridge would set out to seize the movement. The answer repudiated by some One Nation people because it has never been exposed, lies in these documents. Irrefutable proof!
Under duress I was directed by Paul Trewartha to submit our membership list that contained 539 names on a floppy disc to David Ettridge in his Manly Office. Note the date, 18/02/'97.
The fraud squad were never able to locate the the damaging membership list in the Manly office. Ettridge claims that he never saw it. I am not surprised he would say that. This membership list was not electronically transmitted but was sent by surface mail on a floppy disc. Someone here is not telling the truth. Since it was common knowledge and sufficiently established for the police to search for it and could not find it does not mean that it did not exist. The only person who could verify that a membership list did exist was the man who created it, the founder. He was excised from the One Nation fraud trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court. What does that tell you?
The person who misled the Supreme Court and the Jury claimed to be the founder and convenor. He was not and never was. He was an instrument of David Ettridge. The Court were not aware of this and the opportunity for the authentic founder to repudiate and substantiate the facts were clinically removed.
The document below illustrates the manipulative process and planning employed by Ettridge.
You will note the sheer complicity where Pauline Hanson reimburses David Ettridge for the purposes of carrying out a mission to seize the property and funds of the Pauline Hanson Support Movement.
Whilst many despised the corrosive David Oldfield, three people played a pivotal role in the illegal seizure and control of the PHSM. Paul Trewartha, Barbara Hazelton and David Ettridge. Of these three two have expressed regret and remorse for their part; David Ettridge is not one of them. The role of Pauline Hanson is highly questionable, even though in this document she is implicated, the simple fact is that like everyone else she came under the manipulative influence of Ettridge. Although denied in her book Hanson promised both Hazelton and Trewartha Senate positions. This was the carrot, the sweetener, thus ensuring their loyalty in accommodating Ettridge's plan to seize the Movement until such time as they became 'superfluous to their needs'. Oldfield had others lined up. Hanson had no say.
What I have never been able to understand is why so many people fell victim to the 'charismatic charm' of David Ettridge?
Here is an extract from an e-mail that I received on Aug 16th 2011, from a One Nation Executive
What One Nation refuses to acknowledge by omission is that the material that was used, abused and plagiarised was not only my intellectual property but was seized from my home whilst I was absent. This was carried out when Pauline Hanson's One Nation (PHON) people came to my home at a time when my wife was Secretary and used that as a fulcrum to seize all of the working material that they considered was their property. IT WAS NOT THEN AND TIME DOES NOT ALTER THAT FACT!
No doubt it would surprise One Nation people to learn that the organising and preparation for the launch of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party at Ipswich on April 11th 1997, was done in and from our home. What is also unknown is that Barbara Hazelton was instructed by Pauline Hanson* whilst all of the invitations were being written out on my lounge table that on no account was an invitation to be issued to Bruce Whiteside. Ettridge had the gall to say that he was disappointed that I had turned down the invitation to attend.
Those thinking that One Nation is in fact Pauline Hanson's creation are sadly misguided. One Nation if it is to be credible cannot highlight the sanitised account of David Ettridge's association, whilst refusing to either acknowledge or recognise what is in fact the truth of how One Nation came into existence is ignored. If they were genuine they would link the Pauline Hanson Support Movement Saga to their National Website to balance the ledger. That requires a full understanding of how One Nation came into existence and that will never be the case whilst this fact is swept under the carpet.
Wander over to the One Nation Website for Queensland. Under Main Menu you are invited to view the various links like Membership, Policy and Media Reports. It is all there to read, to encourage and to invite you into the fold.. There is however one small anomaly; the invitation to learn the History of One Nation. It does not exist.
Can it ever be written now, when it exists on a spurious premise of integrity when the people whose work was ruthlessly seized, trampled and exploited were there when the bastard child One Nation was conceived? Unlike One Nation Executives who came along later WE WERE THERE AT THE BIRTH. We know the truth and that truth will not be suppressed.
A comprehensive account is contained in the book on this Website Pauline Hanson Support Movement Saga.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Martin Luther-King Jnr
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