Paedophile Clarence Henry Howard-Osborne’s files could have ‘brought down government’

International VIP Paedophile Networks

members of the judiciary, the legal fraternity, there were politicians, it was the top end

in Australia and the UK …


March 18, 2016

He was a world-class stenographer and his name was Clarence Henry Howard-Osborne.

…a leading shorthand writer for the Queensland courts and later state parliament in Australia.

caught photographing boys in bushland near Mount Gravatt.

Osborne was taken by police to Eyre St. There, they discovered thousands of pictures of naked children, hundreds of hours of tape-recorded conversations with boys and a meticulously organised filing cabinet filled with index cards bearing the details of his victims, from their names, ages and addresses, to their physical measurements. It was later estimated that Osborne had been involved with more than 2500 under-aged males over a 20-year period.

Police took Osborne back to headquarters in the city for questioning. They also confiscated three carloads of materials – a fraction of Osborne’s sordid trove of information.

Investigators were initially bewildered by the magnitude of the case

Down at headquarters, police noted that Osborne was remarkably cooperative.

Former Juvenile Aid Bureau officer Dugald William MacMillan said the JAB was not informed of the Osborne case on the day he was brought in by CIB officers and questioned. “They [the original investigating officers] never came near us,” MacMillan recalled. “I was absolutely stunned when I heard this story.

I couldn’t understand why the CIB hadn’t followed it up and they’d let him go.”

Osborne  commits suicide.

Incredibly, Osborne and his voluminous files were never thoroughly investigated by police. According to officers who viewed the Osborne material at the time, the names on the index cards, so dutifully recorded by Osborne, were not only those of the boys he had seduced, but adults – members of the judiciary, the legal profession, politicians, academics, and even police officers – with sexual interests in children.

One former officer said the Osborne material was enough “to bring down the [then Queensland] government overnight”. The officer said when he suggested the Osborne case deserved a thorough investigation, despite the fact that Osborne himself was dead, he was warned off by a senior officer and told to leave the matter alone.

Premier of Queensland Australia – Joh Bjelke-Petersen with Queen Elizabeth at the opening of the Queensland Art Gallery in 1982

MacMillan added: “My understanding is the case went as high up as the premier’s  (Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s) office because of who Osborne was.”

By the early 1980s the Osborne case had been all but forgotten, and many of the diminutive stenographer’s secrets were presumed lost with him. Except a retired Queensland police officer with a conscience and a phenomenal memory, who wanted to pursue Osborne at the time – and was warned off by senior officers, and who received a death threat after he pushed the paedophile investigation too far – only to be drummed out of the force, never forgot the case.



And in breaking his silence, he would link Osborne to an international paedophile ring, and the child abuse scandal currently rocking Westminster in the UK.

During the 1970s, Osborne was a familiar face around Parliament House. Political staffers remembered his outgoing personality, and his obsession with holidaying in Thailand. And a trainee shorthand co-worker recalled Osborne’s most peculiar hobby. “He used to take and develop his own photos  of the boys he went with,” remembers the co-worker. “He would show these photographs around at work.

I saw hundreds of them. There were even pictures of babies.

Complaints over Osborne’s behaviour were lodged.

Two secret inquiries were held by the Public Service Board in 1973 into Osborne, and as a result, the chief court reporter was moved to the Hansard bureau at Parliament House

In the winter of 1980, almost a year after Osborne had gassed himself at Mount Gravatt, a Juvenile Aid Bureau detective in the city branch headed down to the storeroom to retrieve a fresh police notebook.  He could not know that that routine trip for some stationery would change his life.

 In the storeroom, he noticed dozens of boxes on the shelves marked “Osborne”. “Within those boxes were all these index cards …

I recognised names … it was quite obvious there were members of the judiciary, the legal fraternity, there were politicians, it was the top end

there were no bloody truck drivers and bricklayers amongst them,” the retired officer, who requested anonymity, said.

The following year, another young detective was transferred into the JAB. The officer developed a trust and rapport with the newcomer, and they were soon digging through the Osborne files together. “But we both realised we had to do it on the quiet, we had to sneak the stuff out,” he said.

“We found magazines. There were German issue magazines. There were American magazines.

And the thing that was very disturbing about them was that the Brisbane kids [photographed by Osborne] were appearing in the German magazines …

then we’d find a copy of the same magazine in English … and it was almost like a tourist guide for paedophiles.

They could come to Brisbane and meet these kids. And this was all arranged through bloody Clarry.

We discovered that the motto of the paedophile group over there was – ‘sex before eight [years old] before it’s too late’.

One of the German magazines was named Spartacus and it was the codename of an international underground paedophile network.

It was run by a bloke called John Stamford out of Amsterdam.

He originated from the UK and I think sort of got himself in a bit of strife there and went over to Amsterdam and he was running this network, and Clarry Osborne was part of that.

Spartacus was in fact published by former British Catholic priest and paedophile Stamford, who had fled the UK for Amsterdam in the early 1970s after being convicted of sending obscene literature through the post. Stamford also ran the Spartacus Club, part of the British-registered Spartacus International. The company described itself as “general publishers of trade and business directories, periodicals, newspapers and journals”.

Through the 1970s Stamford also appeared regularly in the press as an advocate for gay rights, and was a leading member of what was known as the Paedophile Information Exchange PIE.

It was founded in 1974 as a pro-paedophile activist group. In addition, PIE had a “contact page”, a bulletin where members placed advertisements. They were required to quote their membership number, general location and their sexual predilections. PIE managed the replies through a private post office

As Osborne was sitting down with Wilson at UQ on the other side of the world, PIE was causing a storm in the UK.

Several members were charged with conspiring to corrupt public morals, and details of the outfit emerged during court proceedings. It was described as “sick and a force of evil”. Media coverage of PIE intensified through the late 1970s, as did the group’s attempts to push its message, which included the abolition of the age of consent. And its contact point in Australia was Osborne.

Clarry had been operating for so long that he virtually became the guru of paedophiles,” the officer said. “All of the paedophiles that we looked at were all in there [in the Osborne files], and that was only scratching the surface. They all came from Osborne’s system.”

In the end, the officer and his partner were on the brink of launching a major sting. 

The tension was just unbelievable. We took some of the Osborne files one day and we read them on a hill in Dayboro. We couldn’t get caught with it.

“It got to the point where we actually said to each other, don’t be surprised if they find one of us dead in the Brisbane River … that’s how bad it was getting.”

The officer also found a bullet in the drawer of his desk at the Juvenile Aid Bureau. He took it as a death threat. In the end, his investigation petered out, having met with constant obstructions.

More than three decades later, the impact of PIE continues to play out in Britain via its Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse, announced by Home Secretary Theresa May in mid-2014 following the scandal surrounding late entertainer Jimmy Savile and his abuse of hundreds of children.

Incredibly, a part of that same massive ring had taken root in Brisbane, Queensland, courtesy of Clarence Osborne.

Equally astonishing is that the extensive Osborne files were never properly investigated, despite the best efforts of a handful of honest officers. The boxes of material sat for years in the JAB storeroom under lock and key.

Their whereabouts are currently unknown.

In Osborne’s wake remain a number of serious questions.

Why did the Queensland police never look into the expansive Osborne material given that his notorious activities were known to some officers prior to his suicide in 1979?

How did the Osborne material, given its global reach, manage to evade the serious scrutiny of various subsequent inquiries, including the Fitzgerald and Kimmins inquiries?

And why hasn’t Australia’s current Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse not examined historic links with government and institutions such as the police?

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/paedophile-clarence-henry-howardosbornes-files-could-have-brought-down-government/news-story/247c25b437c48ae08605d5953eda3ddf

Elm guest house scandal: Coded advert that gave signal to perverts

The written message 10% Discount to Spartacus Club Members is understood to have alerted abusers that young boys were available for sex.

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Joh Bjelke-Petersen with Queen Elizabeth at the opening of the Queensland Art Gallery in 1982.

Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, … premier of a” notoriously corrupt government” in Queensland.

In 1984 Bjelke-Petersen was created a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) for “services to parliamentary democracy”
“I don’t believe there can be any doubt what his biggest legacy is – he was the long-term leader of a Government which engaged in rampant nepotism and used a corrupt and sometimes brutal police force for their own political ends…. the kickbacks for illegal brothels…
 it was the intimidation and harassment in so many individual people’s daily lives that was the worst aspect of the police force of the time. Political activists were continually having their houses raided and searched (with the constant fear that drugs might be planted), cars were followed and often stopped and occupants questioned or searched for no particular reason.”


Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Fountain celebrations at the Queensland Art Gallery site, 11 March 1977 

In 1984…
BjelkePetersen was knighted by the Queen in 1984.
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Also in 1984

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Leon Brittan and the 1984 “Cabinet Minister Scandal”

The ‘Cabinet Minister scandal’ ran for exactly one week at the height of the Miners Strike, 21st June-28th June 1984. It started with a denial in The Times, and ended with libel threats and an MP being gagged by the Speaker of the House of Commons. It was never mentioned again in British newspapers.

If the Thatcher government believed the ‘MI5 smear’ story, then why wasn’t there an inquiry into MI5’s alleged role in the scandal?

The way the Thatcher government dealt with the scandal was similar to the way the Elm Guest House scandal was suppressed in August 1982. That story made the headlines for 10 days before the Attorney General joined forces with Elm Guest House’s lawyers to threaten libel action against any newspapers that dared to print further allegations. Elm Guest House: The History of a Cover-Up


Aug 9 1982

Capital Gay, 13th August 1982

Sir Michael Havers


back to Joh Bjelke-Petersen…illegal brothels, ugly sex

...the truth about his administration began to emerge from an inquiry into police corruption.

In late 1986 two journalists independently began investigating the extent of police and political corruption in Queensland and its links to the National Party state government.

Dickie’s reports, alleging the apparent immunity from prosecution enjoyed by a group of illegal brothel operators, began appearing in early 1987

This was too much even for a tame Bjelke-Petersen cabinet. After trying to block the inquiry and dismissing five ministers, he was forced to resign in December 1987.

The inquiry went on to expose crime, corruption and cronyism extending far beyond the police.

On September 23, 1991, he went on trial for corruption and perjury. However, a hung jury ended the trial, and Bjelke-Petersen went free.
It was later discovered that the jury foreman was a member of Bjelke-Petersen’s National Party and had assisted in raising funds for his legal expenses.

Four cabinet ministers were eventually jailed; a fifth died while awaiting trial. The police commissioner, Sir Terence Lewis, got 14 years. The voters threw out the Nationals in favour of Labour, and Sir Joh became the 213th person to be charged

later years…he had become a tourist attraction in his old brick family farmhouse, with its pictures of the Queen and Sir Joh together.

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Joh Bjelke-Petersen conspired to appoint corrupt Terry Lewis as Queensland police commissioner

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David Moore (right) with then Police Commissioner Terry Lewis (left) TV puppet Aggro and TV presenter Fiona MacDonald in the 1980s.

Ex-TV cop “Officer Dave” Moore committed for trial on child porn charge

FORMER national children’s television police identity “Officer Dave” Moore has been committed to stand trial in Brisbane for possessing child pornography.

http://www.news.com.au/national/ex-tv-cop-officer-dave-moore-committed-for-trial-on-child-porn-charge/story-e6frfkp9-1225825843357

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The hidden hand of her majesty

February 10, 2007

The misconception the monarch has a hands-off role in Australia has been exposed

…publication of a book that sheds fresh light on the notion that Queen Elizabeth II might not only be Queen of the United Kingdom and Queen of Australia, but Queen of NSW and, for that matter, Queen of Queensland.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/the-hidden-hand-of-her-majesty/2007/02/09/1170524304007.html?page=fullpage

The return of Joh Bjelke-Petersen – premier who made the Queen sovereign of Queensland 

9 July 2012

Some of the decisions by the new Queensland LNP Government have a striking resonance with those of long-time Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen

The Newman State Government is showing its monarchist colours with Queensland set to become the first state in Australia to restore the title of Queen’s Counsel.

After nearly two decades of Senior Counsel, the state’s top barristers are expected to soon resume the old title, QC. The title QC dates back to the late 16th century, when Sir Francis Bacon was appointed the first Queen’s Counsel.

When Queensland decided to dump the title in 1994, it was riding the wave of modernism that was sweeping though many Commonwealth and former Commonwealth countries. It was replaced in many places with various permutations of Senior or State Counsel, with no apparent loss of efficiency or purpose. The Bar Council of the Queensland Bar Association has confirmed to the Attorney-General’s office its in-principle support for the proposal to recommence the appointment of QCs, and the matter is expected to go before Cabinet soon. Queensland Bar Association president Roger Traves SC, acknowledged in a letter to members that some might view the move as pro-monarchist.


Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson to step aside from duties after charge of failing to report child abuse by priest

 

  • Adelaide archbishop to concentrate on charge of failing to report child abuse
  • Foiled attempt to avoid prosecution means other figures could face court

9 June 2017

Philip Wilson, archbishop of Adelaide, is preparing to step aside from his duties after the New South Wales court of appeal unanimously dismissed his latest attempt to have a charge of failing to report child abuse quashed.

A spokeswoman for archbishop told Guardian Australia. “Now that there has been clarification on some of the points of law which arise, the archbishop is keen to move onto the trial preparation phase and will take time away from his duties when the trial approaches so that he can prepare his defence and demonstrate his innocence.”

Wilson is the most senior Catholic in the world to be charged with failing to report child sex abuse. He stood aside in March 2015 after a magistrate held he had to stand trial but resumed duties in Adelaide early last year as his legal team continued to fight through the courts.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jun/09/archbishop-philip-wilson-to-step-aside-from-duties-when-he-faces-trial-for-failing-to-report-child-abuse?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

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