Electoral Commission Secrets Exposed To The Public

Spy ForceAn interesting turn of events evolved since our Newsfront Blog site and Aussiewatch newsletters tickled the word corruption with accountability last week concerning the Australian Electoral Commission [AEC].

An email from a concerned retired senior public service bureaucrat presented us a key to the AEC Pandora’s box that is riveting material.

We are sure most Australian are unaware of a public inquiry into the conduct of the AEC over the 2013 election and are taking submission from the public until the 7th March 2014. As this story unfolds you will find links to submit your ideas they most certainly did not want you to know about.

Let us take a trip though the mire of AEC bureaucratic bullshit set in place to confuse, misdirect, and deceive the public.


SOS-NEWS published in our newsletter and blog site the AEC is a government department operated by Public Servants… “WRONG”.

We were mislead by this profile of the now defunct AEC Commissioner’s now deleted profile at the AEC website that stated, Mr Killesteyn is a career public servant, having worked in the Australian Taxation Office, the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs and the Repatriation Commission before joining the Australian Electoral Commission in January 2009.

Our forensic computer investigators located the deleted page now set in perpetual archive for all to read –  https://web.archive.org/web/20140125194423/http://aec.gov.au/About_AEC/commissioner.htm – this must be disturbing for the AEC academic accredited IT expert$ on the big bucks told to get rid of it from their website.

So who is the AEC if not a government department?

Once the elections were conducted by public servants in a department or branch of the Commonwealth public service. One of the first things the Hawke Government did in about 1983 to hive off the supervision and conducting of elections into an independent organisation the Australian Electoral Commission to keep prying eyes from the manipulation of voting being carried out and keep difficult question presented to politicians concerning elections being fired around in the house.

The AEC is what is called a “Statutory Agency” under section 29(2) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. It is NOT part of the public service, and is not bound by public service regulations, code of conduct etc and the Electoral Commissioner is the Head of that Statutory Agency. The AEC may directly employ staff or engage consultants etc in its own absolute discretion and prerogative under sections 30,31,32,33,34 and 35 of this act. Such persons are NOT bound by the normal provisions (e.g. code of ethics, code of conduct etc) that apply to public servants employed under the Public Service Act.  It is independent of Governmental control. What this means in practicality is that the AEC is NOT answerable to the Minister for State in the parliament.

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/cea1918233/

Further Inquires

We have established AEC staff reflects massive political bias is overloaded toward the Labor party within this unaccountable roller coaster running on flawed checks and balances now appearing through large cracks in this AEC bunker built to maintain the tow party status quo.

Politicians are not going to remove their power base or the decades of engineered control set in place to manipulate the Australian people.

Viewing a submission from AEC to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters [JSCEM] inquiring into the conduct of the 2013 federal election, revealed that the document was signed on the 4th February 2014 by Tom Rogers Acting Commissioner. Interesting that we the public were not informed that Commissioner Ed Killesteyn had been removed until 20th February 2014.

The question here, is Tom a more skilled political puppet at covering tracks than Ed was ?

Interesting read was this section of the AEC submission;

On 5 November 2013, Mr Killesteyn commissioned Mr Mick Keelty AO to inquire into the circumstances of the missing ballots.  Mr Keelty provided the Electoral Commissioner with the report of his inquiry on 2 December 2013.  A copy of the report was sent to the Committee on 13 December 2013 and a copy is also attached to this submission.  While Mr Keelty made a number of findings and recommendations in his report, he concluded that:

“it is impossible to determine whether the missing ballots were: 

a)  physically removed during the many transport and storage processes

b)  lost during transport or transfer

c)  misplaced through repacking into incorrect boxes, or

d) accidentally mixed with recycling material and disposed of as refuse.”

The report was examined by the full Electoral Commission in the days following its receipt with a view to determining next steps.  The Electoral Commission accepted all 32 of the report’s recommendations and then established a taskforce, headed by myself, to lead the implementation of the recommendations.  The report was also referred to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) which noted that the report did not identify evidence supporting the existence of any criminal acts, and that the AFP would not further pursue this matter.

With or without Keelty as lead blood hound for the AFP, it seems they still have great difficulty tracking a bleeding elephant through the snow.

To read this colorful (main shade being “Whitewash”) submission – http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=em/elect13/subs/sub20.pdf

Our Source Continues

I wrote to the then Minister for State Senator Eric Abetz in the Howard Govt in 2004 with very serious allegations of vote frauds and misconducts by the AEC attaching a Statutory Declarations. He was astonished at the letter in reply from the Minister stating that he had referred the complaints to the AEC who would reply to our source directly.

I was amazed the minister had abrogated his responsibility of “quality control” over the information in what the AEC would send to me. Of course the AEC never did reply – they did not want to investigate serious allegations against themselves!!

Discovering the horrible truth that the AEC is NOT part of the public service and NOT responsible to the Minister for State was a shock. A further jolt was discovering the AEC is responsible to it’s self and is answerable only to the “Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters” [JSCEM].

All the Public Service are directly answerable to the Minister who portfolio’s each government department. If you write directly to the Minister, the letter gets logged in his office, and sent to the respective department, which investigates and provides papers to the Minister’s office (as a public servant I did this many times, preparing papers for the Minister); the ministerial staff then assess the papers and prepare a letter in response to be signed BY THE MINISTER.

If the Minister provides an erroneous response, then he can be hauled up in Parliament and questioned in an embarrassing manner.

The open floor of Parliament provides a powerful mechanism of accountability.

AEC is NEVER subject to questioning on the open floor of Parliament!!
only answers to the “Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters” JSCEM


Who Is This Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters ?

Did you know there is an inquiry into the 2013 federal election? – well you should do.

This pathetic media release, issued on 12th December 2013 to inform the people of Australia was a good job of concealing the inquiry. How many saw this in mainstream media ?

Electoral Matters Committee gets to work

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has today announced its inquiry into the conduct of the 2013 federal election.

The Special Minister of State has asked the Committee to conduct an inquiry with the following terms of reference:

Inquire into and report on all aspects of the conduct of the 2013 federal election and matters relating thereto.

Submissions are now invited and a detailed schedule of public hearings will be announced in the near future.

It is the Committee’s intention to hold hearings in all capital cities as well as a number of rural and regional areas.


 No mention of public submissions close 7th March 2014 WHY?

The last thing they need is to be swamped from a public wanting a fair voting system. Well that’s what they are going to get now you know.


Inside The JSCEM

partyroomThe JSCEM is a biased committee – it includes 28 MPs from ALP and 15 MPs from the Coalition, plus a non-major party MP this time Independent Nick Xenophon. Click [HERE] to view the list. There is no mention of Tony Smith MP Liberal on that list, or on the website yet our inquires established he is the Chairman of the committee. His contact details for those wishing to ask question are detail at the end of these findings.

Contributors from the public could have put in good written submissions which then get selected OUT OF being discussed either by the committee in closed session or by the public in open session.

If we assume that the ALP runs vote frauds and has corrupted the AEC, and if we assume that the ALP selects the MPs to sit on the JSCEM, then you have a situation that HALF of the committee will rubbish any accusations of AEC misconducts and belittle people who try to raise concerns, this is of course what has happened.

The other half of the JSECEM, even if they are competent and honest (a tall ask), are so very BUSY with the vast range of Parliamentary business that they cannot hope to read all the written submissions – they read only those submissions recommended to them by the Canberra bureaucrats.

Furthermore few MPs have the competence to evaluate the issues even if they do get around to reading the written submissions.

Now the cat out of the AEC bag with SOS-NEWS public awareness to the inquiry, a very large influx of submissions would be just the ticket that would ride on top of the WA election fiasco and lets hear that loud voice of the people wishing to be heard and change being implimented.

Read the 30 odd submissions  so far – http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=em/elect13/subs.htm

Submit your ideas on how our elections should be conducted, demand to be heard – read how to prepare your submission link and go for it – http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=documnts/howsub.htm

Email your submission to – em@aph.gov.au


Public Hearing

So far only two have been conducted, both in Canberra, one with the auditors concerning the missing votes in WA, and the second addresses matters in relation to the Senate voting system. Interesting we visited the suggested JSCEM link to read the transcript, it did not work!

Our computer team found the key to opening the transcripts that offer further interesting reading from behind closed doors:

6th February 2014  Here they address matters in relation to the missing Senate votes in Western Australia before release of the High Court decision to call another WA senate election costing around $15 MILLION.


7th February 2014 Here they address matters in relation to the Senate voting system



Our Source Further Relates

In about 2005 I attempted to get an ex-ALP man, Sam *********, to testify before the JSCEM, but I was thwarted by the bureaucrats in Canberra.

I appealed to the Deputy Chairman of the JSCEM in several letters to him, but got fob-offs signed by his staff. IF this man (Scott Morrison MP) is an honourable man who would be indignant if he knew what Sam ********** was going to testify, then he has ‘leftie’ staff who would not permit him to even read my letters. I could not reach him to raise my concerns; I wanted to arrange him to meet Sam in person.

Sen John Faulkner and other ALP MPs and all senior AEC officials always rubbish claims of vote frauds and ‘irregularities’ by the AEC. They have claimed for years that there is no evidence.

Well, Sam ******** told me the following (I abbreviate it, by memory):- that for many state and federal elections he and a group of about a dozen other ALP members used to be given instructions (by persons he named in Sussex Street ALP HQ and by a few MPs that he named) to go and multiple vote in a list of false enrollment names; he and his dozen mates would go from polling booth to polling booth voting in different names until they got tired of it and he said that sometimes they did not finish the long list, and would adjourn to the pub for the rest of the day.

Here was practical evidence – not raised by a citizen like me of irregularities that I observed — but evidence of vote frauds by a PERSON WHO DID IT OFTEN.



(1) First and foremost -we urge all readers to forward this information far and wide allowing all Australia to be alerted to this clandestine AEC and government manipulation of the electoral system we have exposed. SOS-NEWS have more to come on this issue very soon including erosion of the democratic process.

(2) Send in a submission before March 7th to em@aph.gov.au

(3) Attend a suitable to you Public Meetings when the Committee announces and demand your voice be heard.

(4) Australian politicians and minders – As several hundred of are subscribers to SOS-NEWS mailing list, be aware our news reaches 65,000+ computers national and international plus countless readers receiving forwarded NEWS from those subscribing computers. It now seems that with this information out there, salvation of your political credibility to voters is now placed firmly into your individual hands.

You may care to consider today could be the first day of your political demise if you continue sitting on those hands.

(5) Contact the person at the top – demand the closing date for submissions be extended by one month now that voters are aware of the inquiry.

Ask WHY submissions are reviewed only by members of parliament who have a conflict of interest and no members of the voting public hold a seat on this committee – that’s of concern to  ALL AUSTRALIANS ?

tony-smith-mpThe Hon Mr Tony Smith MP

Chair, Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters


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AEC and AusAID Story Motivated Many

Politicians are terrified of the truthOur last post and newsletter story by Andrew Moyle exposing the Australian Electoral Commission distribution of dollars to Liberal, Labor and Greens from AusAID [review HERE] raised some interesting results.An email from Andrew informing us that the Bendigo newspaper had published his story but only after 8 days and some push I would suggest. They had it on their internet front page, but it was removed soon after posting.We can only assume public comments may have been to hot for them. However the comment are still available from this link – http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/2090881/ausaid-funds-misused/ – we suggest you send a comment, we did and be assured they will not print this one.At least our near 65,000 subscribing computers to this newsletter and out “NEWSFRONT” blog can read it along with the watching pollies on our mailing lists.

Comments we posted:

The letter Feb. 17, 2014 from Andrew Moyle with concern to “AusAID funds misused” donating $2.2 Million dollars to the Labor Party, $1.1 Million to the Liberal Party, and $220,000 to the Greens from Federal Government funding allocation over $300 million of our taxes last year to AusAid reflects not only the corruption involved but the desperation to control and maintain power at any cost the Liberal and Labor will engage.

After many decades of forced political hibernation kept warm and fuzzy by lies, deceit and well designed government legislation, people now are feeling the pinch at the family level and are stating to flex their muscles. Controlled media now has internet opposition with massive readership where political party spin doctors are neutralized and the facts emerge unscathed is having devastating results on the two party system of government in Australia.

Exposed corruption in government over the last few years has escalated while accountability and transparency remain suppressed by political pressure.

Fear of political accountability to the people is appearing in the Queensland government with Premier Newman introducing legislation to remove any litigation being brought against public servants granting protection to public officers from civil action.

It will be interesting how much longer media and political survival can remain as it has been now the hibernation period is over.



Recently I was employed by the AEC as an employee during election counting procedures.

While I had previously been welcome to work for them, the fact that I favored one party over the other this time, and I had website proclaiming this, seems to be against their policy of employing me.

Being a solid believer in fair play, I mentioned this to them myself, and was promptly dismissed by email, before I could take up my position.

The Australian rules on employment prevent them from doing this however they claim they can quite fairly stop me from being employed due to my political stance.

I argued, “Then anyone who works for you, who has to vote should not work for you should they?

Only people who were dishonest wouldn’t admit their stance, right?

No answer to this only a letter from up the ladder, saying no more correspondence would be entered into.

Meanwhile, locally a thousand odd votes were lost and miraculously found again after a search.

And our previously elected member, Sophie Mirabella was unseated.

Name withheld

Note: We have received 528 emails so far of public concern with this AEC story and still they come ...
Our extensive database of subscribing computer to our news service built over 12 years must be a worry to the large number of pollies and their minders on the list.

Australian High Court voided the results of last year’s disputed Senate ballot.

Justice Hayne rejected the argument mounted by Labor, the Palmer United Party and the Liberals that he could combine the results of the re-count with the records of the original election night tally of the missing ballot papers to decide who won the seats.

The Australian Electoral Commission lost 1370 ballot also ballot papers found in the informal pile were in fact FORMAL votes.

A Senate only election in just one State has never been held with the new poll expected to cost taxpayers at least $13 million.

Clive Palmer MP is continuing his push for electoral reform, claiming there is evidence of voter fraud quoting:

“You don’t need identification to vote.

“Secondly, they initial the ballot paper before they issue them, someone from the AEC, and we’ve got a suspicion a lot of ballot papers are not valid.

“Thirdly when you’re given a ballot paper, you’re given a pencil. Why have a pencil? Why not have it in ink? You have a pencil if you want to rub something out.

“They’re not suggestions, they’re facts.”

Mr Palmer says the process by its very nature is open to abuse, even though there is no evidence on the public record of voter fraud.

Mark Aldridge SA Independent Candidate – refers to the state 2010 election resulted in me taking action in the court of disputed returns for 24 breaches of the Electoral Act, 77,000 missing names on the electoral roll, over 16,500 missing ballot papers, 6,500 dodgy applications, hospitals and nursing homes missing out on their vote, dodgy practices, advertising and promises, and a variety of very important issues, the result “the results of a general election CANNOT be disputed regardless of the conduct” info on this site, including affidavits from the electoral commission to confirm this statement. Read more [HERE] there is loads of information.


Our inquiries are but the tip of this iceberg suggesting a true independent public inquiry, well removed from government and public servant both present and past intervention, be conducted YESTERDAY into the AEC.

A career public servant Mr Ed Killesteyn PSM (Public Service Medal) recently reappointed to a further 5 year term as Electoral Commissioner must be removed TODAY. This parliament puppet is the rear guard blocking any challenges to the Status Quo of our two party dictatorship and you are paying his massive salary to do this.

Be sure to pass this newsletter around to friends an associates for those hiding within the hallways of power are terrified of truth being spread amongst the people.


The letter below I send to both the Bendigo Advertiser and the Ballarat Courier one week ago. Neither paper has printed my letter.

In my opinion the Australian Electoral commission is a biased, major party card carrying, corrupt department. This opinion is born out of knowledge of what the AEC has, or has not done, to minor parties and especially independents that have ran for election in the past.

This link to Clive Palmer’s recent address to the National Press Club. Finally we have somebody with the finances and where for all to take these people on. My knowledge of the shenanigans by the AEC goes as far back as Senator Len Harris proving in the High Court that the ballot tally’s in Queensland for his re election to the Senate  had been ‘wrongly counted’.

I will also make clear that this is not a political message. I am not promoting or endorsing any political message or person/party, I am simply trying to expose the obvious corruption and dirty tactics used by the Australian Electoral Commission. This would appear to have been going on for a long time and I am sure there are many more horror stories relating to the AEC that you and I are not aware of.

Desperate times call for desperate measures and the AEC, in their desperation to stop the likes of Clive Palmer from winning a seat in Parliament may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. This man has the money and the smarts to get justice for all those in the past that have suffered at the hands of the AEC that did not have the money or notoriety to take them to task.

What is now happening is the exposure of the corrupt practice of the AEC and their manipulations to ensure the left/right paradigm remains the dominant political structure. We now need to ask, who is pulling their strings and to what extent have they manipulated and altered past election results.

The time has come that we all need to start becoming active for our future generations sake and don’t sit idly by and let this corruption continue. Take action, even if it is to inform others. Write to you local poly and to the AEC and lets bombard our media to force them to report on this.

Andrew Moyle
Community Law Resource Group (Australia)


The Australian Electoral Commission has released its reports showing who received funding and from where for the last federal election. I must say that it beggars belief. The ‘Australian Agency for International Development’ is a major donor to the Labor Party, Liberal Party, and the Greens. Who is this Agency? It is better known as AusAID.

This government agency was established to promote democracy and party politics around the world.  The Federal Government allocated over $300 million of our taxes last year to AusAid in which nearly $200 million was spent on employee benefits. Prior to the last federal election AusAid donated $2.2 Million dollars to the Labor Party, $1.1 Million to the Liberal Party, and $220,000 to the Greens. If you are a minor party or an independent you got zilch. Here we have the Government allocating funds in the budget only to have it returned to their party’s to fund their election campaigns. 

Our taxes are being used to ensure the major party’s get re-elected. This is incredibly immoral, unethical, and I believe, illegal, yet not a word from the Electoral Commission about this corrupt practice. The agency is supposed to promote free and fair elections in other parts of the world but sees fit to interfere with free and fair elections in Australia

Where is our media on this issue? – Not a peep from any of them. 

I demand that my taxes are returned to consolidated revenue. I demand an explanation from my local member. And I demand an investigation into AusAid. Those in AusAID and those in their respective political party’s that accepted this funding should be charged with conspiracy to defraud the Australian people. 

I would also like to see a statement from the Australian Electoral Commission explaining how they can ignore this corrupt practice.

Note: This was published, 8 days after it was submitted, but it was removed from their internet presence and hidden from comments, but this link will allow access to comment, PLEASE DO http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/2090881/ausaid-funds-misused/


  • Send this newsletter to as many people as you can.
  • Inform your local member you are aware to their scam to lock out any competition with your taxpayer money.

Mr Ed Killesteyn PSM

Remember the Australian Electoral Commission is under government public service which explains lack of disclosure to anyone outside the guarded hallways of power and a need not to rock the gravy train that houses some 800 FULL TIME employees around Australia.

A career public servant Mr Ed Killesteyn PSM (Public Service Medal) recently reappointed to a further

5 year term as Electoral Commissioner on a package of some $800.00pa, seems not aware of this corruption all over his department. He needs to explain to you why your tax-dollars are being stolen by the Liberal Party, Labor Party and Greens, why AEC auditors did not find this, and what he is going to do about it.

Mail Him: PO Box 6172, Kingston ACT, 2604

Contact him: – Ph: (02) 6271 4411 … Fax: (02) 6215 9999

email:  info@aec.gov.au


Australia Agenda21 Dark Future

Revisiting this video from May 2012 reflects government control freaks suggest our future has more dark clouds from Canberra as they manipulate Agenda21 offering the UN and the environmental movement to dictate policy from these unelected bodies.


Bob Carr in Action – illustration: Rocco Fazzari.

It reads like the bucket list of a dedicated sightseer. Except Bob Carr managed to tick off some of the world’s must-see tourist and cultural destinations in just 19 months as foreign minister.

The history buff found time in a hectic schedule of official meetings to visit 67 sites in 30 separate countries.

In Turkey, for example, Mr Carr walked Istanbul’s famous spice bazaar and made visits to the Byzantine-era Chora Church, the majestic New Mosque, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia (the Church of the Divine Wisdom) and Topkapi Palace. His wife Helena joined him in Turkey.

During a trip to Egypt, Mr Carr viewed the world’s finest collection of antiquities of the Pharaohs at the Egyptian Museum, the Hanging Church in Old Cairo and visited the district of Islamic Cairo. In Laos, he visited the World Heritage city Luang Prabang.

In Mr Carr’s advance instructions to embassies he requested visits to ”important cultural and historical sites early in a program. Such a visit can add useful context to other parts of the program.”

Mr Carr’s schedule of side visits was requested at a Senate estimates hearing in November by Liberal senator Sean Edwards. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade responded this week.

On Thursday, Mr Carr said the questions were a calculated stunt by a new government that was out of its depth on the world stage.

”This is a distraction from the government’s egregious failures in foreign policy, including in Indonesia and China, and its active neglect of the Pacific,” he said. ”Every cultural visit without exception was recommended by Australian embassies or the host government. Such visits demonstrate that Australia’s interest in these countries is more than just transactional.

”Instead of attacking their predecessor, Julie Bishop and her office should spend their energy mastering their brief and fixing relations with Indonesia and China.”

A spokeswoman for Ms Bishop declined to respond, saying only: ”The Foreign Minister is in the US meeting with US business leaders and senior executive of leading companies to promote investment and trade with Australia.”

Source: Canberra Times

Carr proved yet again, after deserting his sinking NSW Labor government when Premier to be one of the best politicians “Money Can Buy

The Big Fix – BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Cover up

We again revisit this amazing 2012 video production exposing this oil spill coverup and poisoning the people with toxic chemical to disperse the oil. This is a must view video for everyone to be aware how corporations and government work together to keep us all in the dark. This corruption is now endemic across the world.

Do you think it maybe time, being 24 months down the track, we the people did something about this everyday government and corporate corruption that causes decimation of life on this planet?

What Are They Doing – Snow without water across USA

Get this out there to our so called elected reps and ask them to please explain the weather anomalies all around the World including here with our abnormal hot weather.

Since we had a little snow still on the ground I tried the experiment and sure enough the snow would not melt.  It shrank and turned black and had an odd smell.  I also used rubber gloves to pick it up.  A lot of people everywhere are reporting this… “What do you think“?