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« Reply #69 on: Wednesday16December2009 »

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise dhuit
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« Reply #68 on: Wednesday16December2009 »

[/bTo all Forum Members,  My best wishes to you all for Christmas and have a safe and happy 2010.

 for all of the mad galahs,   may all your chooks turn into emus and kick your respective dunny doors in]

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« Reply #67 on: Wednesday16December2009 »

Well I suppose I better add my bit

For Fergus.........Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ur

and to everyone else Merry Christmas.
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« Reply #66 on: Wednesday16December2009 »

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Ooops!  The MG's found out they had the wrong "Fergus"....AGAIN! Cry

They certainly are a sharp witted mob, I don't think.

Merry Christmas Fergus, wherever you may be during this season of joy.

And to Spartakus and all members and readers of this forum, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

 Smiley Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #65 on: Wednesday16December2009 »

I would like to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the Infadells out there. May you enjoy your celebrations and those of you who are lucky enought to have family may your days over the coming sessional brake be happy ones. A Happy New year to all. May the year ahead be full of pleasure and happness, along with much profit and enjoyment.

To Fergus I would like to add, Aye Laddie, the Hagus is ripe for the table. Have a very plesant Holiday, God Bless you and the Family.

To All the Other Brave Harts. Do not loose face. You are amongst friends.

To my Father who also reads these. Thank you for all the good days, and those lessons in life I never quite listened to. I will be home soon.

And to Brig Neil Weeks. AM. MC.  Sir you leave me stuned and dumfounded that you of all people could turn your back on honesty, loyalty, and distroy your own integrety. Sir, I only know that Mr (Judy) Garland would never have done that. He was a man who taught and gave a level of pride to his men, for his men, and stood with his men at all times.
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« Reply #64 on: Wednesday16December2009 »

Happy Christmas Fergus and all AVM administrators and forum members. Let's hope the enemy doesn't give us heartburn during the Christmas Season. A ceasefire and not a Tet Offensive should be the go for the next few weeks. However, you wouldn't want to assume too much and neglect your weaponry during that time.

God bless
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« Reply #63 on: Wednesday16December2009 »

The Hunters and the Hunted

What the hell is going on? The Mad Galahs have issued another WANTED poster for Fergus.

Very recently Jim Wiltshire announced to the world that the Mad Galahs had identified Fergus Fairfax as being and ex Legal Officer who is now a Barrister in NSW. Prior to that he was positively identified as being an ex Naval Officer residing in New Zealand.

Incidently the information on the WANTED poster was initially written by none other than Neil Weekes. Fergus and Weekes had an honourable agreement to not disclose information that passed between them.

Weekes dishonoured the pact and proved that his agreement was only a ruse so that he could discover the identity of Fergus Fairfax.  Fergus was very disappointed that an ex senior Army Officer could dishonour a promise, however we all have our own understanding of the concept of honour. With a bit of effort anyone can rationalise their actions and assuage their conscience of dishonour.  It does not concern me, but those who do dishourable acts must live with their actions.

It is also disappointing that Neil Weekes would align himself with, and aid the Mad Galahs by passing confidential information to the likes of:

Wiltshire
Corse
Briggs
Martinek
Tate
Petersen

Currently I am enjoying the freezing conditions of my birthplace and associating with dour but honourable people.

Aye

Fergus


From: Allen Petersen
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 2:20 AM
Subject: CAN YOU ID THIS EX-MILITARY OFFICER ?

 ALL REPLIES TREATED IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE

 CAN YOU HELP IDENTIFY THIS EX-MILITARY OFFICER?

Your assistance is needed to identify this ex-military officer, who uses the nom de plume "FERGUS FAIRFAX" on the Australian Veterans' Matters Website.

"FERGUS" has made numerous, unproven accusations against fellow veterans.  Other contributors to the Australian Veterans' Matters website, also acting behind pseudonyms, have made similar allegations about veterans and veterans' wives without providing one shred of evidence.  This has caused an enormous amount of heartache to these veterans and their families.  They lack the courage and the moral fibre to make these allegations under their real names. Anyone who opposes them is publicly attacked and abused on their Forum, even to the point where their own members are forced to use nom de plumes.  Members who fail to comply are abused and expelled.  Then the AVM maintains the rage against these people.

These AVM people must be exposed.  If you can recognise the main spokesman for this website, "FERGUS FAIRFAX' their "Global Moderator" you may help identify some of the others.

This is what is known about "FERGUS":

   * Born 1939.
    * Served one tour in South Vietnam, nothing exceptional.
    * Served five years in Papua New Guinea.
    * Fergus was an officer who served 22 years in the ADF.  Some of this service may have been in the CMF/Army Reserve.
    * He has expressed concern, if he identifies himself, that it will compromise another area in which he had previously worked. (May indicate that he worked with the   
       AFP, an intelligence organisation or in the legal profession)
    * Does voluntary work for two days a week working with veterans (which is commendable). Probably counselling, providing legal advice.
    * Either late last year or earlier this year he visited Scotland.
    * In Apr - May he visited Europe.
    * He has just returned from another trip, destination unknown.
    * Loves to travel.
    * Loves British Colonial history and ancient history.
    * Loves to go bush to locate, identify and photograph native orchids.
    * He is very proud of his Scottish ancestry and uses the odd Gaelic/Scottish word. He usually signs off his messages with the word "Aye".
    * Articulate and has great pride in his own eloquence.

 He could be a Direct Entry Officer (Legal, Medical, Aviation, Psychology).

 Your help in identifying this person may prevent other people being viciously maligned.
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« Reply #62 on: Monday07December2009 »

What a nut case - get rid of dirty harry
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« Reply #61 on: Wednesday02December2009 »


Oh before i go back down south i wonder what Brig Weekes officer mates think about the comments he made on Tates so called book. If he read it first then he deserves all the flack he gets for those comments. But he might be banished to the NCO clubs from now on but you reap what you sow.
 
For the life of me how can supposed intelligent military officer indorse this book of tates. Huh
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« Reply #60 on: Wednesday02December2009 »

If Tate or his good soldier friends want to sue anybody then tate had better sell many more copies of his so called Book that changed "HISTORY"  he says 10,000 copies, you believe that number !!! Bullshit Australians are not that stupid. Grin

Under our laws it is very hard to win a law suit for speaking the truth, judges work that out really well, you must have a great memory to tell lies all your life,one slip and your Gone. You cannot change the truth it always stays the SAME.

This fellow Weekes an Officer who TATE has said time after time "Officers in the Australian Army" changed papers, were Corrupt to the core,didnt include him in battle reports,didnt love him. Then this weekes fella come along with all the Gongs he dreams of having and he love this officer, why well we know why dont we now. What a bloody Hypocrite this Tate bloke is. So he doesnt hate all officers will be his next reply LOL Roll Eyes
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« Reply #59 on: Tuesday01December2009 »

Mad Galah's most wanted man

Neil Weekes wrote and had promulgated a Wanted Poster  for Fergus, at the same time Neil Weekes was using the pseudonym "Viper".  The Wanted Poster was again distributed by the Mad Galahs on the Allen Petersen system on the 1 Dec 09.

Seems strange that a PMAC representative would put himself so firmly in the Mad Galah camp, at the same time as purporting to represent all Australian Veterans. The stance is simply incongruous.

Recently Mad Galah majordomo Jim Wiltshire using information from ex AVM member "80s" has published the identity of Fergus. He said:

This is who you seek.

"THOMSON, James Ferguson 216262 Date Of Birth 23/12/1939 Place Of Birth Greenock RENFREW SCOTLAND Corps Australian Army Legal Corps National Service No.

Headquarters, 1st Australian Task Force 14/06/1967 05/06/1968

Busted LOL -JW "


The initials "JW" of course are Jim Wiltshire.

If Jim Wiltshire has identified Fergus why is the Wanted Poster still being sent far and wide?

Aye

Fergus
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« Reply #58 on: Wednesday25November2009 »

According to an email put out by Donald Tate on 24 Nov 09 Brig Neil Weekes had this to say about Tates book.

"...a knock 'em out, drag 'em out type of book, permeated with anger (but) there is a richness and a vibrance in Tate's writing style...the reader grows with the author as he struggles through, and with, life....quite a remarkable man, a raucous Australian."          - Brigadier Neil Weekes (Rtd) AM MC

Weekes has every right to say what he wishes within the bounds of the law and he is entitled to his opinions. However I would have thought that a retired senior officer like Neil Weekes would have the intelligence and common sense to understand that becoming involved with such a controversial book and author would not be good for the morale and unity of the Veteran community. Surely the pitfalls leapt into his mind as he wrote that reference and showed his support in other ways for a sick warped Veteran who has caused more angst among Veterans than anybody else in lving memory.
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« Reply #57 on: Monday23November2009 »

Spartacus, Dirty Harry should stay even though he breaks the rule of no Mad Galahs.
 
After all having been being born on the 19 August 1934 he is no spring chicken.  But he still gets around up there in the Northern climes dropping pearls of wisdom from time to time and correcting cliché droppers.  Also, he was a pretty good bloke until he started slumming it with the Mad Galahs.
 
Should he desire to make another post - well we will see if he is starting to behave, if he still exhibits Mad Galah tendencies - out he goes.
 
We can hope, that maybe if we encourage him he will repent and shake off those who make him look bad.
 
 
Aye
 
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« Reply #56 on: Monday23November2009 »

Oh gee life is fun in here. Ya never know who is likely to pop. Maybe the humidity of the tropics is getting too much for you DH, but then again maybe you didn't read the rules of this forum. Let us think on your post and see if it breaches the policy and charter of AVM. You are at least skating on thin ice old boy. Anyway we'll make a decision about your post and whichever way the decision goes we hope the boys in the west and down Kiama way are happy.
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« Reply #55 on: Monday23November2009 »


Good Evening,



You speak of “hypocrisy” Aye kilt lifter.

This spiel of yours contains more hypocrisy than the English annals. But aye clichés after having suffered from severe indigestion whilst attempting to digest your annals all over this forum i wondered if you were the scarecrow leading us with some form of futile skip down the yellow brick road.

Ohhh clichés I’m sooo disappointed in you. READ THIS?

“Like the Scarlet Pimpernel Fergus chooses when he will go and when he will show.  Neil Weekes appears to be happy in his quest to distance himself from the Mad Galahs and to discover his Holy Grail.
 
McKenzie however is another kettle of haddock.  In his latest he puts himself across as the sagacious “Fergus advisor” and claims Fergus has heeded his "wise" words.  McKenzie is a professional soothsayer who believes that people knowing who he is, is much more important than actually achieving anything – He is like a bureaucrat from “Yes Minister”, he never makes a mistake because he never does anything except offer “sagacious” and useless advice.
 
Suddenly the Mad Galahs have become persona non gratia and no one wants to own up to ever being one of them. Except for ex CPMH/ANZMI member Jim Wiltshire (aka TJ) who still proudly displays the Mad Galah logo on all his emails and is sending out very “ratty” emails.
 
Jeeeeez only a couple of weeks ago they were all shunting emails between each other, swapping documents and designing strategies.
 
Looks like the Mad Galahs have a lot of fair weather friends.  The fact, of the act of Neil Weekes having to put forward such a detailed argument to distance himself from the Mad Galahs speaks for itself.
 
OK, Neil Weekes is not a Mad Galah and never was one. We accept that as true, because he says so, just like Fergus accepted confidentiality of communications between Neil Weekes and himself. The arrangement was made between Fergus (the pseudonym) and Neil Weekes, now Neil says there was no arrangement, because Fergus was a pseudonym. OK so we accept all of that, and iterate that Neil Weekes is not a Mad Galah and Fergus apologises for having said he was. 
 
Neil Weekes is also blessed with a charming friend and erudite writer in the form of “Dirty Harry” (See AVM) well now, you may wonder who “Dirty Harry” is, unfortunately for Fergus he knows who “Dirty Harry” is and once again is over awed by the hypocrisy of it all. Putting hypocrisy aside “Dirty Harry” is aiming for peace in the veteran community which, with the disappearance of the Mad Galahs will surely prevail.
 
So let’s see now, if it is out of fashion to be a Mad Galah, will the Mad Galahs disappear?
 
If they were to disappear, so would AVM and so would most of the chagrin in the Veteran community that commenced with the invention of the Orange Movement that metamorphosed into the Mad Galahs.  The Mad Galahs came first and AVM was set up to oppose their actions and philosophies.
 
Here is an opportunity for a new beginning.  All that is needed is for everyone to declare themselves as not Mad Galahs.
 
By the way for some strange reason McKenzie has a lot to say about Keith Tennent of Rockhampton. I don’t know Tennent or McKenzie, but  am reliably advised that the animosity between McKenzie and Tennent goes back a long way, and McKenzie’s attack on Tennent in the email below has nothing to do with current issues but is all about an ongoing vendetta.  McKenzie has joined with the Mad Galah’s as a matter of convenience specifically to pursue his old nemesis – What a Wanker.
 
So come on you villains and Sassenachs let’s make peace in the veteran community. If the Mad Galah’s are eradicated AVM will also disappear or perhaps change into an ongoing forum where truth and debate could reign, particularly if people of the calibre of "Dirty Harry" participate.
 
Fergus must again rest, and leaves you with the thought that if Fergus is the Scarlet Pimpernel then McKenzie could be Maximilien Francois Marie Isadore de Robespierre.
 
Aye
 
Fergus”


What’s with this unfortunate business of knowing who i am?

Who am I???

Does it matter???

Your concern is noted and I’m over awed with having been included in such an extra special lacking with substance spiel.

Perhaps our paths have crossed somewhere down the line, but Aye clichés don’t concern yourself or lose any sleep over it as i have no intentions of revealing your identity. I don’t want to be seen as the PARTY POOPER destroying the enjoyment that our comrades are having with such a forum as this.

I did play a game once and it was called Guess Who. I’m sure you’ve heard of it or just maybe you played it once or twice. You know just a two player game, but this one clichés has thousands of players. A quizzing game, something for those detectives out there to seriously sink their teeth into and ask questions such as “do you wear glasses”

Hmmmmmm interesting!

I must say thank you very much for adjusting my initial post and i think the other forum members found it much easier to digest with your learned or perhaps erudite grasp of the English language.

Now clichés let’s not allow a good story to get in the way of the truth. Let’s delve back into your somewhat spurious allegations of Mr Neil Weekes.

Could this have been a smear campaign due to his position on the PMAC? Or is our “Aye me hearty’s Fergus” sticking his hand up for his very own pompous position on the PMAC?

Oh wise one we seek your enlightenment.

One could only dream of peace in the veteran community so let’s focus on the vermin and leave those genuine contributors and supporters of the veteran community alone.

Oh and just to clarify I’m a much higher calibre than everyone’s beloved MGs.

Now ladies and gentlemen Dirty Harry is like the Lone Ranger and will avail when the need arises to further discuss veteran matters.


Aye Ho Fergus Away
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« Reply #54 on: Monday09November2009 »

I used to be a member using a different "handle", but removed myself from the membership when I thought that the forum administrators were deleting any opinions not strictly in accordance with their own opinions. However, I have now noticed that any censorship exercised has been on grounds of relevance to threads rather than "political correctness" - hence my return.

I have retained an interest in this forum because I agree that the quoted Mad Galahs are ratbags of the highest order. I also agree that Don Tate has overstepped the mark with his book, and has probably (because it is a legal concept) defamed may people especially Cosgrove and Gower. I'm not a Vietnam veteran, but I'm willing to accept that there might have been a bunch of troops dubbed "a" second D&E platoon even if there is no such thing as "the" 2nd D&E Platoon. I always thought that a soldier's loyalty was to his battalion, so I'm curious as to why Tate is not content to march with his battalion.

But I am a bit concerned at the level of hate directed at Weekes. Don't know him (I'm a different generation) but I have read what he has said and what others have said. I reckon Dirty Harry was pretty close to the mark with
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I believe that Mr Weekes has adequately explained himself and has certainly covered all the ... accusations made against himself and Mr Mansford.
To say that i agree with every aspect of his responses would be wrong and in particular the option to remain anonymous for whatever personal reason. A name that is revealed over the internet does not necessarily mean that he or she is the genuine person behind that name.
 

While Weekes will probably always regret being photographed with the MG 2nd D&E crowd, who amongst us hasn't been invited into a group shot that does not reflect who we really are?

My reading of Weekes & Tate is that Weekes originally accepted Tate's  bleat about "2D&E" being unrecognised, but I think his posts here reflect that he does not necessarily follow the ratbag MG line of thought.




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« Reply #53 on: Friday06November2009 »

Speaks for itself

From: Neil Weekes [mailto:sealure2@bigpond.net.au]


Sent: Wednesday, 22 August 2007 8:32 PM


To: Barry Corse; remloc; 'Donald Tate'; 'Richard Bigwood'; 'Kevin Lloyd-Thomas'; jimriddle; 'eric pope'; 'Denis Manski'; 'Doug McGrath'; 'Adam Rainford'; 'Kay & Allan'; 'Jackie Morris'; 'Bernie Fitzpatrick'; 'andrew bigwood'


Cc: 'Dave Briggs'; 'John Graham'; 'Bernie'; bill.dobell@bigpond.com; 'Jim Wiltshire'; 'Paul Dignon'; 'Pam and Greg'; 'Allen Petersen'; 'Harry Kirkman'; 'Ron Francis'; 'Ted McEvoy'; 'BARRY GILBERT'; kbovill@iinet.net.au; 'Rob de Haas'; 'Frank Maloney'; 'John Cassidy'; 'Brian West'; 'Neville Bryant'; 'uwe janssen'; 'John Pronk'; 'Rod Bain'; 'Bob Elworthy'; dougformby@rslqld.org; 'SA RSL'; pobaramsay@bigpond.com; 'Ted Chitham'; 'VVAA. WA O'Dowd Jason'; 'Ron Coxon '; 'John Ryan'; vvfa; national.president@rsl.org.au; 'Moose Dunlop'; president@peacekeepers.asn.au; 'Michael Ryan'; chook126; gtr15271@bigpond.net.au

Subject: nd D&E Platoon

G'day all,

As Barry has said, I too have been watching your fight for just recognition, with a great deal of anger and disappointment with the "system" that was supposed to look after all of us.  I have no problem with any Commander's decision with reassigning troops for a special task and he doesn't have to alter the Order of Battle to do that.  It is simply called "regrouping".  What dismays me is that the records do not record this "regrouping", its structure or its command and control arrangements.  Then for records not even to register who was in this 2nd D & E Platoon is a bloody disgrace.  No wonder you fellows have felt disowned.  George Mansford has said it better than I ever could, but keep going, sign those stat decs and someone write a book on the whole sorry episode.  As for gongs, well if they reopen Long Tan then they had better look into the actions of Jim Riddle and you fellows.  Be assured that there are many others out there who have been urging you on but not in a position to assist but just to say, "The truth will win"

Head up fellows, you have much more to puff your chest out than all of us.

Kind regards to all,

Neil Weekes
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From: Keith Tennent
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Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 10:12 AM
Subject: Fw: THE ATTACK ON MY PRIVATE LIFE BY BRIGADIER NEIL WEEKES AM MC


From: Keith Tennent
To: Veterans List ; RSL Nat President ; President Capricornia & Rockhampton Region RSL Sub Branch ; ESO List ; AWM Gen Gower ; Australian Defence Assoc
Cc: Rockhampton Veteran List ; PM Advisory Council ; Neil Weekes ; Minister for Veterans Affairs ; Media List ; Federal Parliamentary List
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Subject: THE ATTACK ON MY PRIVATE LIFE BY BRIGADIER NEIL WEEKES AM MC




I RESPOND TO THE ATTACK ON MY PRIVATE LIFE BY BRIGADIER NEIL WEEKES AM MC AND MEMBER OF THE PRIME MINISTERS ADVISORY COUNCIL ON EX SERVICE MATTERS.

On the 29th October Brig Neil Weekes launched into an unprovoked and astonishing PUBLIC attack on my private and military life. He did this as part of a wide ranging email he had sent into the ex service and political communities and I assume into other sectors of the Australian population. It seems extremely coincidental to me that at the time Brig Weekes launched his attack on me the mad galahs, led by Wiltshire, Petersen and McKenzie were also publishing a wide ranging attack on my private and military life. It should be noted Brian McKenzie also holds a Government appointment on the National DVA Forum http://minister.dva.gov.au/media_releases/2009/apr/VA020.pdf  Both men have been appointed to these bodies by the DVA Minister.

Information on the PMAC can be found here http://minister.dva.gov.au/PMAC/index.htm

Brig Weekes has not only attacked me from his position in the general community and as a PMAC member he has attacked a fellow RSL member.

Brig Weekes served in the Army for many years . I have never made an attack on his military service or his private life.

As a result of this bizarre condemnation of me I privately emailed the Brigadier with copies to the DVA Minister and the PMAC. I asked Brig Weekes why he mentioned my name in his email. I sent several emails making various points and asking various questions and then finally Brig Weekes responded, not with an explanation and not with an apology but with what can only be described as intimidatory, coercive and perhaps threatening emails. In effect Weekes stated that if I would provide him with a statutory declaration and also a copy of one of my private letters he would, if satisfied, make a public apology. I responded by explaining to the Brig that my private and military lives are none of his business.

Let me be very clear. The information in the attacks on my private and military lives by Brig Weekes and the mad galahs is untrue and hysterical. I have attached various references which clearly underpin my character, integrity and military service.

I explained to Brig Weekes in an email that I would if necessary be publishing this defence of my good name reputation and integrity. I always reserved the right to defend myself.

 

It is highly questionable why a member of a Council which advises the PM on matters relating to the welfare,superannuation, entitlements and health care of hundreds of thousands of ex service members has launched into such a personal attack. Surely the question must now be asked if Brig Weekes is willing to represent my interests on the PMAC and going further if he will make personal attacks on other ex service members.

The mad galahs are the most polarizing, vile and stupid group to ever insinuate their way into the ex service community.

 

I call for Brig Weekes to make a full and unconditional public apology to me.

AVM has attached the same attachments which were included with this email

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« Reply #51 on: Thursday05November2009 »

A member of "The Old Crows" well that wont help them in their search to expose Fergus they would have him in deep cover by now and of course "you no member" they will no talk with you.
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« Reply #50 on: Wednesday04November2009 »

Oh my God!!  They have done it this time.

A Mad Galah supporter has mentioned a bird of a different feather.  In doing so he does not  know what he has unleashed.  (See the email below)
 
Using the pseudonym XXXX will not protect him. Now that’s funny, I thought Mad Galahs didn’t use pseudonyms, however in this case, considering the potential repercussions I can well understand why.

At “that” Sig Regt, bells will be ringing and red lights flashing as they pick up the words “The Old Crows Association” (TOCA) from the ether.

Paper shredders will be whirring, Port and Cigar dinners cancelled, files expunged and the old boys will be hurrying to their bolt holes.

Whoever penned that email will not be aware of what he has set in motion and he should keep his head down.

The Mad Galahs have compromised an important and ruthless group, who will not sit by and be imperiled.

My advice to Mad Galahs is beware of dapper men in bowler hats, carrying umbrellas and rolled up newspapers.

 Aye

 Fergus

 

Allen, (my name in confidence please)

From: Allen Petersen
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;

Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 3:06 PM

Subject: Fw: PLEASE HELP ID THIS EX-MILITARY OFFICER .

 
From: XXXX

To: 'Allen Petersen'

Sent: Wednesday, 4 November 2009 12:03 PM

Subject: RE: PLEASE HELP ID THIS EX-MILITARY OFFICER .

 Allen, (my name in confidence please.)

In relation to Fergus’ concern for compromising a previous place of employment, perhaps you might care to ask him does he know of or is he a member of “The Old Crows” Association. This might help flush out some further information about Fergus that might assist in identifying him. The Association is loosely an organisation for old spooks.

XXXXX
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« Reply #49 on: Wednesday04November2009 »

I came to the AVM Website by way of a good mate, who sent me some information on one of those "wannabe's", (one MJ Stoove, featured  both here and on ANZMI).  He suggested that it was a great site for Veterans to be informed and updated  on matters that concerned their wellfare.

When I started reading 'post's' in different parts of the forum I thought that I had been give a 'bum steer', because I was reading articles that contained such vitriolic and hostile language, I had to be on the wrong site.  It was certainly nothing like I expected.  Some of the comments by certain elements of our Veteran Community left me astounded and shaking my head in disbelief.

I was always of the impression that the way to improve the Veteran's lot was to fight together for the common good, but reading about the performances of those individuals known as the "Mad Galahs" left a bitter taste in my mouth.

Spending some time reading of, and about, their 'exploits', and then to read of the threats made to some members of the AVM Forum left me incredulous of the integrity of these people.

Previous to my joining of the AVM Community I had heard about a few of these people only in passing, ex-Brigadier Weekes being the most prominent due to his appointment to the PM's Advisory Council (PMAC). 

Following the 3 part saga written by him over the last few days, and by reading past 'posts' from him, (including those by "Viper"), I have to say that it is disconcerting that this man is to represent ALL veterans with impartiality on this Council.

I have to ask the question, "Is he able to do this?".

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I find the loud complaints of Neil Weekes and the mad galahs about information being published about people like Westerway hypocritical in the extreme.

Let there be no doubt the mad galahs set the parameters, they set the rules and they set the stage for attacking all and sundry, particularly vilely attacking the private lives of people. Those attacked in such vicious ways had to cop it sweet and nobody stood up to the mgs until the advent of this website and forum. Now the shoe is on the other foot the mgs are crying foul, led by an embarrassing Brigadier. Weeks has done the same himself in a recent email where he made personal attacks on a fellow veteran. So just what is going on here. Is there one rule for a Brigadier and one for non mad galahs? It seems so.

I don't care if you are a retd Brigadier Neil Weekes you have behaved terribly and have shamed your fellow officers. You are not in the army now, you don't give orders, you don't demand and you don't command anybody except perhaps your cat or dog.

Your behaviour as a member who advises the Prime Minister is totally unacceptable.
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I sat with my Great Grandfather many years ago as he was talking to some of his old army mates. It was way back in the 1950's and they were all ribbing each other as well as raising old and bold stories of their days at ANZAC cove, as well as on the Western Front.  The strange thing was not one of these old diggers had a harsh word to say about any one regardless of the rank, race colour or creed.  I was amazed as they talked about the "Opposition" as they called him. Johnny Turk or Fitz the German, they held the "Opposition" in high regard and spoke of his bravery as well as his cunning.  I do believe they had a respect for the Men from the other side.  This group of men would meet every pension day at my Grandfathers house for a sly drink of rough red, and a slice or two of cheese, along with a lump of bread and sausage.  Yes they were all Italian descendants, every last one of them, but they stuck together right to the end. Never once that I know condemning any of those who they fought or those who fought with them.
I like to think that the attitude they had was cottagers and I caught it.  My father before me as well as I have "been there and done that." But I must admit at times I feel sad for those who must muddy the waters, stir the broth, or skin the Lizard close to the bone, because they are the lonely one's and the ones who need our help.  I do honestly pray that all those Mad Galahs get help soon and can find their way back into the fold of decent, loving christian, lives. Because right now Jesus is the only one who loves them. No other self respecting barstered would.
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« Reply #46 on: Tuesday03November2009 »

Oneeye103 mad major Martinek visits as a guest in here a lot and must love us all  Kiss She steals information from here, publishes it all on her lame forum and blog and thinks that is so intelligent and smart. She stole the name of AVM but we love her for that because when web surfers do a Search for her website they come up with this one which beats her hands down for search engine rankings. Thanks for the publicity M2.  Cheesy We love U2  Kiss
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The Mad Galahs led by Neil Weekes are hot on the trail of their most wanted man – Fergus Fairfax aka Hamish aka The Scarlet Pimpernel. 
 
Fergus has retired to his skull cave to contemplate whether or not he should line up against the evil Mad Galahs and smite them just like his ancestors did to the then evil British occupiers of his beloved Scotland. Like his famous ancestor he would turn and show his gluteus maximus before sallying forth and bloodying a few egos.
 
Here are a few extra clues to the identity of the man aka The Scarlet Pimpernel.
 
Born Scotland 1939
Moved to Bengala at an early age
Resides at “Skull Cave”, Care Bandar Village, The Deep Woods, Bengala
 
Oh and another clue:  Fergus has sourced haggis in Australia and has had rollicking haggis parties at his house although he doubts that any of his stalwart guests would turn to Sassenachs because - Brothers o' th' Hielands ur as yin
 
Neil Weekes,  firmly in command of his beloved Mad Galahs, has established an operations room and has established a fighting fund with his good mate. Gotta watch Neil as he is very sneaky, he even has a mole contributor to the AVM website, but with aid of modern technology he was easy to detect, however, the nice AVM people will allow him to offer comment to the AVM forum, because the mole writes very well, which is commensurate with his station in life.
 
It is very interesting to note that under Weekes leadership, the Mad Galahs have abandoned all other weird conspiracy theories and are concentrating solely on the AVM website, well at least it will be a relief to the wider Veteran community to get these dills off their backs, and whilst they are chasing shadows they are not causing havoc in the veteran community.
 
Hey, don’t get sucked in by the last sentence of the email shown below:
 
"Any information including the source of the material will be treated in the Strictest of Confidence”
 
The Mad Galah leader now has form with regard to such statements.
 
By the way, those who are working with Weekes in this matter are:
 
Wiltshire
Corse
Briggs
Westerway
McKenzie
The mystery Mole. (no mystery to me)
And a whole heap of lesser Mad Galah minions
 
Will leave you with the words:  ”We ur known by th' company we keep"
 
Aye
 
Fergus
 
From the mad galahs today

CAN YOU HELP IDENTIFY THIS EX-MILITARY OFFICER?

Your assistance is needed to identify this ex-military officer, who uses the nom de plume "FERGUS FAIRFAX" or "HAMISH".
 
"FERGUS/HAMISH" has made numerous, vile, unproven accusations against fellow veterans.  Other contributors to the Australian Veterans' Matters website, also acting behind pseudonyms, have made similar allegations about veterans and veterans' wives without providing one shred of evidence.  This has caused an enormous amount of hurt to these veterans and their families.  Statements such as: "a failed father, a tax cheat" have no place on any website, let alone a veterans' net.  They lack the courage and the moral fibre to make these allegations under their real names.
 
These people must be exposed.  If you can recognise the main spokesman for this website, "FERGUS FAIRFAX' their "Global Moderator" you may help identify some of the others.
 
This is what is known about "FERGUS":
 
Born 1939. Served one tour in South Vietnam, nothing exceptional. Served five years in Papua New Guinea Fergus was an officer who served 22 years in the ADF.He has expressed concern, if he identifies himself, that it will compromise another area in which he had previously worked.
 Loves to travel.
Loves British Colonial history and ancient history.
Loves to go bush to locate, identify and photograph native orchids.
Does voluntary work for two days a week working with veterans (which is commendable).
He is very proud of his Scottish ancestry and uses the odd Gaelic/Scottish word.  He usually signs off his messages with the word "Aye".
Either late last year or earlier this year he visited Scotland.
In Apr - May he visited Europe.
He has just returned from another trip, destination unknown.
Articulate and has great pride in his own eloquence.
 
He could be a graduate from either RMC or OCS, or be a commissioned officer from the ranks.
 
He could also be a direct entry officer (Legal, Medical, Aviation, Psychology).
 
Your help in identifying this person may prevent other people being viciously maligned.
 
"Any information including the source of the material will be treated in the Strictest of Confidence”


oneeye you raise a point I have been raising for years.Let me digress firstly.

I have never been part of the Brigade which says all Officers were bad and all other ranks good. That said there were good and bad in all ranks.

One of the major problems with people like Brig Weekes and SOME other senior officers is they treat their activities in the ex service community like career extensions. They are parachuted into positions of authority and responsibility in ESOs for example and think they are still commanding a Brigade. Weekes seems to be of this inclination. He was parachuted into the PMAC by his mate the DVA Minister.

Now to my main point. The mad galahs have lambasted Officers up hill and down dale. To the mgs all officers are generalisimos, maggots, slimes are corrupt and incompetent.But!!!! Wait. Who are the main mg protagonists and what ranks did they hold.

here ya go.

Weekes  Brigadier

Wiltshire   Major

Martinek   Major

McKenzie ARES Company Commander and probably Major

Corse Lieutenant

Quite amazing eh. So the head echelons of the mgs comprise former Officers.

What hypocrisy from the galahs. They condemn themselves. Another known Tate supporter is a Retd Brigadier. Postscript....I've seen information which tends to indicate this officer is trying to distance himself from Tate.

This is breathtaking eh.
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It would appear that freedom of speech such as having an opinion is now banned amongst veterans.

No sooner had I posted the comments in my previous posting that I received an Email from "maryann martinek AUSTRALIAN VETERAN MATTERS (AVM)" informing me that they don't condone posts of this type etc.

And when I went to answer as requested I received the following when I attempted to log onto that site.

An Error Has Occurred!
Sorry Guest, you are banned from using this forum!
Please contact administration before you next logon. Alternatively we request (if you wrote it) that you review your recent AVM post before you can rejoin our forum.

It certainly appears that the "Officer's Old Boys Club" is alive and well  and these people purport to support/represent veterans! What a joke. One thing for sure and certain is that they are monitoring this site.

I don't know nor care who you are Maryann but to censor another site is not part of your brief nor any of your business. With your precious attitude it is little wonder that the veteran community has split. It's also called elitism. my dear. For Christ sake grow up.
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« Reply #43 on: Tuesday03November2009 »

As a retired veteran I am sickened by the postings of the ever carping ex Brig Weekes.

From what I have read, on this site, a lot of the allegations that have been made could easily have been avoided if parties had bothered to answer quite legitimate questions asked of them instead of retaliating with garbage.

It’s not my place to tell the good Brigadier that he has no authority in civilian street and would be better if he were to let go of this ridiculous pursuit of people simply because they address issues that concern them.

The fact that they choose to use pseudonyms, as I have, is none of his business. 

My advice to you young man is to pull your head in they’re looking for wood.
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« Reply #42 on: Tuesday03November2009 »

The Mad Galahs led by Neil Weekes are hot on the trail of their most wanted man – Fergus Fairfax aka Hamish aka The Scarlet Pimpernel. 
 
Fergus has retired to his skull cave to contemplate whether or not he should line up against the evil Mad Galahs and smite them just like his ancestors did to the then evil British occupiers of his beloved Scotland. Like his famous ancestor he would turn and show his gluteus maximus before sallying forth and bloodying a few egos.
 
Here are a few extra clues to the identity of the man aka The Scarlet Pimpernel.
 
Born Scotland 1939
Moved to Bengala at an early age
Resides at “Skull Cave”, Care Bandar Village, The Deep Woods, Bengala
 
Oh and another clue:  Fergus has sourced haggis in Australia and has had rollicking haggis parties at his house although he doubts that any of his stalwart guests would turn to Sassenachs because - Brothers o' th' Hielands ur as yin
 
Neil Weekes,  firmly in command of his beloved Mad Galahs, has established an operations room and has established a fighting fund with his good mate. Gotta watch Neil as he is very sneaky, he even has a mole contributor to the AVM website, but with aid of modern technology he was easy to detect, however, the nice AVM people will allow him to offer comment to the AVM forum, because the mole writes very well, which is commensurate with his station in life.
 
It is very interesting to note that under Weekes leadership, the Mad Galahs have abandoned all other weird conspiracy theories and are concentrating solely on the AVM website, well at least it will be a relief to the wider Veteran community to get these dills off their backs, and whilst they are chasing shadows they are not causing havoc in the veteran community.
 
Hey, don’t get sucked in by the last sentence of the email shown below:
 
"Any information including the source of the material will be treated in the Strictest of Confidence”
 
The Mad Galah leader now has form with regard to such statements.
 
By the way, those who are working with Weekes in this matter are:
 
Wiltshire
Corse
Briggs
Westerway
McKenzie
The mystery Mole. (no mystery to me)
And a whole heap of lesser Mad Galah minions
 
Will leave you with the words:  ”We ur known by th' company we keep"
 
Aye
 
Fergus
 
From the mad galahs today

CAN YOU HELP IDENTIFY THIS EX-MILITARY OFFICER?

Your assistance is needed to identify this ex-military officer, who uses the nom de plume "FERGUS FAIRFAX" or "HAMISH".
 
"FERGUS/HAMISH" has made numerous, vile, unproven accusations against fellow veterans.  Other contributors to the Australian Veterans' Matters website, also acting behind pseudonyms, have made similar allegations about veterans and veterans' wives without providing one shred of evidence.  This has caused an enormous amount of hurt to these veterans and their families.  Statements such as: "a failed father, a tax cheat" have no place on any website, let alone a veterans' net.  They lack the courage and the moral fibre to make these allegations under their real names.
 
These people must be exposed.  If you can recognise the main spokesman for this website, "FERGUS FAIRFAX' their "Global Moderator" you may help identify some of the others.
 
This is what is known about "FERGUS":
 
Born 1939. Served one tour in South Vietnam, nothing exceptional. Served five years in Papua New Guinea Fergus was an officer who served 22 years in the ADF.He has expressed concern, if he identifies himself, that it will compromise another area in which he had previously worked.
 Loves to travel.
Loves British Colonial history and ancient history.
Loves to go bush to locate, identify and photograph native orchids.
Does voluntary work for two days a week working with veterans (which is commendable).
He is very proud of his Scottish ancestry and uses the odd Gaelic/Scottish word.  He usually signs off his messages with the word "Aye".
Either late last year or earlier this year he visited Scotland.
In Apr - May he visited Europe.
He has just returned from another trip, destination unknown.
Articulate and has great pride in his own eloquence.
 
He could be a graduate from either RMC or OCS, or be a commissioned officer from the ranks.
 
He could also be a direct entry officer (Legal, Medical, Aviation, Psychology).
 
Your help in identifying this person may prevent other people being viciously maligned.
 
"Any information including the source of the material will be treated in the Strictest of Confidence”
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« Reply #41 on: Monday02November2009 »

It is a pity for Neil Weekes that he is now seen as the leading light in downing AVM. The Mad Galahs have all stepped back and are watching with glee. He is seen as fighting for the Mad Galahs as well as himself .
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Brig Weekes has mortally wounded himself with his three part novel.  As an ex Brigadier he should have simply remained aloof from the hoi polloi.
 
It all started when he stood up with the Golden Boy Tate to show his support for something that never was. He exacerbated his position by communicating with hard line Mad Galahs and others who have jumped on the Mad Galah band wagon to assuage personal vendettas. His association with Mad Galahs sends signals to the general veteran community that he supports un Australian ideals and that he is in the Veteran camp that supports frauds and wannabes.
 
All of these things add up to an ex Brigadier who has chosen a  path that is not conducive to normal ex Brigadier behaviour.
 
Every action he undertakes leads veterans to believe his behaviour is unbecoming an ex Brigadier.  He should take decisive action to extricate himself from the bosom of Mad Galahism and make a suitable statement to that effect, then he should talk like an ex Brigadier, act like an ex Brigadier and be an ex Brigadier and if he did he would enjoy life much more.
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I suggested earlier that he chose his forum pseudonym - Viper - well. This appears to be a very alarming development for the veteran community.   Sad

Maybe he was watching re-runs of Top Gun at the time LOL.

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« Reply #38 on: Sunday01November2009 »

QUOTE Dirty Harry

As for Don Tate the golden child who has received no end of free publicity regarding his outlandish allegations contained in his book regarding his Vietnam service. One would have thought that you would have had the common courtesy to consult with your fellow veterans prior to publishing such self opinionated controversial rubbish in order to prevent this despicable denigration of veterans that is currently taking place.

You have made some very serious allegations and have carried on like a pork chop when others have questioned you.  The only thing you have achieved is to denigrate an officer whom was rightly awarded a MID for the successful planning and execution of a very effective Armoured Corp ambush. The citation clearly includes the support that was given by elements of D & E Pl. One would be proud to have been a part of such an action.

Perhaps if you had contacted Mr Arrowsmith and discussed the issues of lack of recognition you may very well have had a different outcome. It’s clearly too late now.


Now that is a slap down for Tate. Dirty Harry is obviously "somebody" who has followed the Tate saga closely and who seems to have a deep knowledge of Tates words, behaviour and book. If Fergus knows DH then it seems DH is a former officer and if so I congratulate him for making a stand. Ya know if the DVA minister and ESO leaders had of made a stand against the mg behaviour and all its vileness ages ago ---that is the Minister had taken legal/police/AFP action and the ESO leaders had made a joint statement condemming the mgs === there probably would be no need for avm or me to be in here saying what I've been saying. But no, no courage and principles from politicians and ESO leaders and I don't find that surprising from people whose main interest in life is self preservation and protecting their privileged and moneyed positions. The Minister Griffin is often touted as Gods gift to the veteran community and he may or may not be a good minister but it was he who used to sit on his computer day in and day out sending emails almost instantaneously to these mg crazies. It has come back to bite him and he remains silent.
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« Reply #37 on: Saturday31October2009 »

The question to ask ouselves about Viper is would Weekes have outed himself if avm had not outed him? I doubt it. I reckon he would have continued on his merry way with the aid of Petersen just sending out more of the same.
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« Reply #36 on: Saturday31October2009 »

I suggested earlier that he chose his forum pseudonym - Viper - well. This appears to be a very alarming development for the veteran community.   Sad
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Brig Weekes threatens another Veteran

From: xxxxxxxxxx
To: admin@austvetmatters.net
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2009 12:05 PM
Subject: THE BEHAVIOUR OF BRIG NEiL WEEKES PMAC MEMBER


To AVM administrators/owners.

Dear AVM,

I have read the Brig Weekes thread in your forum and have reeled with disgust. I refer to one email in which Neil Weekes publicly implies certain things about my private and military life. At this stage I request that you blank out my name until I am ready to have my name mentioned on your Forum. After seeing my name mentioned by Neil Weekes I contacted him and asked him why he had mentioned my name in an email which seemed to focus on Fergus Fairfax and AVM.I sent a series of emails to Weekes and the DVA Minister and the Prime Ministers Advisory Council on ex Service matters.Neil Weekes responded by making various threats/bribes and with various demands. He also made further accusations about my private and military life which I also sent to the Minister and the PMAC.

My real concern is that this man is a member of the PMAC which sits to advise the Prime Minister on ex Service matters. I have a real concern that Brig Weekes has acted improperly and is willing to be biased in his representation of our community.

I don't wish to publish those emails at this stage because I have referred and will refer his emails to various authorities and persons.

Depending on what eventuates with this matter I may send you these emails.

Thank you.

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« Reply #34 on: Saturday31October2009 »

As a newcomer to this site I was both puzzled over and embarrassed for Brig Weekes after reading his waffling/ravings in his boorishly repetitive Emails over 3 days. His initial declaration that he was going to expose the poster “Fergus” turned out to be a real fizzer.

Unfortunately Weekes lost me in his first post when he repeatedly used the term “my soldiers”. Mr Weekes as a retired veteran I can assure you that had you commanded me I would never have been your soldier as I was an Australian soldier and belonged to the Nation. You see “my” infers ownership and no officer ever owned any soldier I ever served with. Never would I belong to any officer and find the terminology extremely offensive. Your attitude only reinforces what another poster stated in part “Many consider the Officers Corp to be an exclusive boys club full of their own self importance”.

This unfortunately is becoming the norm as more and more parachute themselves into the ESO’s only to ingratiate themselves to the politicians rather than represent the rank and file. They jealously guard against intrusion of anyone from the ranks and ensure that only former officers now should join them on the various Directorships on which they sit.
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« Reply #33 on: Saturday31October2009 »

Like the Scarlet Pimpernel Fergus chooses when he will go and when he will show.  Neil Weekes appears to be happy in his quest to distance himself from the Mad Galahs and to discover his Holy Grail.
 
McKenzie however is another kettle of haddock.  In his latest he puts himself across as the sagacious “Fergus advisor” and claims Fergus has heeded his "wise" words.  McKenzie is a professional soothsayer who believes that people knowing who he is, is much more important than actually achieving anything – He is like a bureaucrat from “Yes Minister”, he never makes a mistake because he never does anything except offer “sagacious” and useless advice.
 
Suddenly the Mad Galahs have become persona non gratia and no one wants to own up to ever being one of them. Except for ex CPMH/ANZMI member Jim Wiltshire (aka TJ) who still proudly displays the Mad Galah logo on all his emails and is sending out very “ratty” emails.
 
Jeeeeez only a couple of weeks ago they were all shunting emails between each other, swapping documents and designing strategies.
 
Looks like the Mad Galahs have a lot of fair weather friends.  The fact, of the act of Neil Weekes having to put forward such a detailed argument to distance himself from the Mad Galahs speaks for itself.
 
OK, Neil Weekes is not a Mad Galah and never was one. We accept that as true, because he says so, just like Fergus accepted confidentiality of communications between Neil Weekes and himself. The arrangement was made between Fergus (the pseudonym) and Neil Weekes, now Neil says there was no arrangement, because Fergus was a pseudonym. OK so we accept all of that, and iterate that Neil Weekes is not a Mad Galah and Fergus apologises for having said he was. 
 
Neil Weekes is also blessed with a charming friend and erudite writer in the form of “Dirty Harry” (See AVM) well now, you may wonder who “Dirty Harry” is, unfortunately for Fergus he knows who “Dirty Harry” is and once again is over awed by the hypocrisy of it all. Putting hypocrisy aside “Dirty Harry” is aiming for peace in the veteran community which, with the disappearance of the Mad Galahs will surely prevail.
 
So let’s see now, if it is out of fashion to be a Mad Galah, will the Mad Galahs disappear?
 
If they were to disappear, so would AVM and so would most of the chagrin in the Veteran community that commenced with the invention of the Orange Movement that metamorphosed into the Mad Galahs.  The Mad Galahs came first and AVM was set up to oppose their actions and philosophies.
 
Here is an opportunity for a new beginning.  All that is needed is for everyone to declare themselves as not Mad Galahs.
 
By the way for some strange reason McKenzie has a lot to say about Keith Tennent of Rockhampton. I don’t know Tennent or McKenzie, but  am reliably advised that the animosity between McKenzie and Tennent goes back a long way, and McKenzie’s attack on Tennent in the email below has nothing to do with current issues but is all about an ongoing vendetta.  McKenzie has joined with the Mad Galah’s as a matter of convenience specifically to pursue his old nemesis – What a Wanker.
 
So come on you villains and Sassenachs let’s make peace in the veteran community. If the Mad Galah’s are eradicated AVM will also disappear or perhaps change into an ongoing forum where truth and debate could reign, particularly if people of the calibre of "Dirty Harry" participate.
 
Fergus must again rest, and leaves you with the thought that if Fergus is the Scarlet Pimpernel then McKenzie could be Maximilien Francois Marie Isadore de Robespierre.
 
Aye
 
Fergus
 
 
From: Brian McKenzie
To: Allen Petersen
Sent: Friday, 30 October 2009 9:03 AM
Subject: Keith Tennet known persona void of credibility lurking around the AVM website
 
My goodness Keith Tennent (aka Cassius, Casper now Spartakus & Zion and more) must be salivating at the mouth with some of the activity going on at the AVM website. These activities have been routine house keeping duties removing shameful and libellous material attacking members of our esteemed younger veteran community - now how poor is that!

Keith no longer has the crafty script writing of Fergus for support, after Fergus got a little nervous with the thought of being identified and shamed publicly, he decided to leave the scene letting Neil Weekes down. Maybe when some of his associates were identified he had little choice other than to bail out of the corner he had painted itself into.

Perhaps my personal interaction with Fergus pointing out its shortcomings and the advice I delivered in my last email (that sent it into a laughing fit) caused some reflection and it realised its behaviour wasn’t consistent with good soldiering.

I told Fergus repeatedly that operating anonymously void of any persona has its drawbacks. The internet audience can only rely on what they read and how messages are delivered. We don’t have that problem with Keith because his persona and credibility are well known. He and his few minions at AVM are currently under the pump at the moment because they continue to persist with using anonymity hiding behind fake names to defame fellow veterans - now how poor is that!

He and his misguided colleagues chose to attack the APPVA President and his wife attempting to create innuendo and fell fowl of the younger veteran community. I see the posting has been removed but that will not stop the younger veteran community from seeking redress. The postings were copied and remain on file if needed.

His latest target is Neil Weekes who he continues to defame and manipulating in the eyes of readers at AVM making assumptions and self servicing rhetoric and providing second hand material sent to him by unsavoury characters trying to feed their ego and lift their credibility among what is now become a small nest of anonymous scoundrels.

As I said to Fergus people who engage in such behaviour are never going to feel good about themselves ever. It’s a recipe tailored for poor self esteem, loneliness, torment and destruction.
But not Keith who has the gall to obtain copies of the records of fellow veterans (he calls the mad galahs) so he can denigrate them if they had a blemish during in their service. Amazingly his own service was terminated after a civil court conviction - now how hypercritical is that! Where is his credibility?

No amount of references for dubious service rendered will change other people’s views either   
Keith desperate to remain anonymous and in charge, so in fit of panic has adopted several nicknames (as have others) to provide commentary and support for their own vicious scripts to give the impression that a colleague supports such scripts - now how cunning and deceitful is that!
I have been impressed with the documents and explanations providing by Neil Weekes which clearly demonstrate how Keith and his minions are identifying strong entities in the veteran community standing up against their persecution and denigration of sick veterans and attempting to damage their credibility by association. These identities are then judged to be in league with people branded as mad galahs or anyone else who offers another view contrary to the more volatile few at AVM – now how manipulative and deceitful is that.

How could anyone engage anonymously, influencing disaffected colleagues, spitting out venomous and false allegations, bringing sadness to the veteran sleep soundly?I am sure the honest appraisal by Neil Weekes doing the rounds will enlighten the wider veteran community in particular those innocent bystanders at AVM.
 
 
Regards, Brian
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From: Francis Edwards
To:  Allen J Petersen
Sent: Friday, 30 October 2009 4:32 PM
Subject: The Cyber Asylum and my National tour 2010


Hello all and with no disrespect to Mr Neil Weekes.
 
I have just read (like the rest of us) the final chapter in Mr Weekes saga titled 'Fergus Fairfax Exposed'
 
I am going on a solo national tour in 2010 in an attempt to create local chapters of 'Veteran Soul' in each State.

The idea is to give everyone an alternative, positive, health building activity as opposed to a need for anyone to continue turning these worthwhile, legitimate forums into nothing more than a cyber asylum filled with ramblings about inane topics associated with dark but bygone times, that bleed and say nothing more than, poor me - poor me - freaking poor me.
 
I cannot believe the man hours that are poured into this irrelevant dribble. Man hours that are wasted at the expense of having time to contribute something solid and lasting to the society your children and grandchildren inherit. Man hours that are wasted at the expense of your own health and show a complete disregard for the well being of your carers and other family members that you have driven to despair by your insistence on being an angry old man with a keyboard at his disposal and a distorted sense of reality about anything at all.
 
What the hell happened to the men who once were soldiers?
 
When possible, I facilitate a song writing workshop at Mathew Talbot house in Sydney, a place of hopeful renewal for those bashed by the world of today. It is taxing, often ugly, always distressing but ever filled with hope. When I see these young lives on the brink of ruin and then consider my own old timer lot as a TPI - you know what - It aint too bad!
 
Among us we have years of experience, years of tears past and limited but precious years of opportunity left to make a difference today. Why is this precious time being wasted in a cyber asylum filled with angry people who remain consumed with their own bitterness and remain prisoners of that cancerous grip called ego.
 
I am coming to a place near you and you need to start thinking about singing your way out of this Abyss and get a life that is of real value to someone else!
 
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Dirty Harry can you just imagine for a minute what a convened meeting between the galahs and ESOs would be like. It would make parliamentary question time seem sane and probably end up in with a great big shit fight between both sides. I am very disappointed in Neil Weekes and his email offsiders McKenzie and Tate using the personal lives of people to make their points. What scares me is Weekes is a member of the PMs advisory council and is there to represent ALL. Does his behaviour mean he picks and chooses whom he represents? I reckon the DVA minister should have a hard long talk to Neil Weekes about his behaviour. While he is at it the min should show some leadership along with eso leaders and make a public statement condeming the appalling behaviour of the mad galahs. Will I hang by my thumbs waiting. Not on ya nellie.
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« Reply #30 on: Friday30October2009 »

Nice summary Harry and much easier to read than the Brigadier's tirade, if that material was really from Brigadier Weekes. Assuming it was, is it all true? Why should we believe that material rather than that of the people who set up this website to expose military fraud and villainy?

I agree that the public forum -- which is not essentially AVM material -- has developed into a free-for-all at times and has been criticized for that. But I guess that's what forums are about. Anything can happen in a live forum. How long since you've viewed a parliamentary sitting? Do you reckon our great country's leaders look and sound any more mature than contributors to this forum? Look Harry, forum members are supposed to express their views and they'll do it in their own way, perhaps according to the level of frustration they're experiencing at the time. Of course, slandering innocent people (e.g. the Copelands) is the kind of offensive behaviour that deserves to be removed and occasionally is. Thank God for that!

Harry, I really can't understand why you criticise Brig Weekes' use of a nom de plume:
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From Dirty Harry: We can all acknowledge that Mr Weekes played a very foolish game by establishing his own nom de plume and in turn he gave the pot a bit of a stir. Something that he has acknowledged in his own right and i would suggest this was out of frustration.

After all, you've used a nom de plume yourself -- unless you're one of the millions of Harrys on this planet, perhaps the famous Harry Smith mentioned in your own posting -- then you've immediately afforded the Brigadier 'frustration' as an excuse. Frustration! Exactly! That's why the AVM website exists: frustration! The inaction of certain parties (mentioned elsewhere) gave rise to the frustration that resulted in websites like AVM and ANZMI. Harry, I hope you can as graciously forgive others who have vented their frustration in this forum.
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You are correct Neil. The community is very sick and tired of these matters, nonsense which began in early 2006 by the orange movement which later spawned the mad galahs led by Corse. The mgs have consistently identified who they are, who can join what the membership criteria is and what they stand for. Neil AVM dutifully posts YOUR latest on this matter. You must understand that life is a matter of perceptions and by your actions and words you have consistently given the perception you are a mad galah or at least support that lot.

Don't forget many people have been terribly hurt by the mad galah behaviour and we don't resile from standing up for them or for calling the mad galahs to account and anybody---anybody---who offers them succour. Some innocents have been threatened. Some have been subject to intrusions into their very personal life. And on it goes. This behaviour is unacceptable and we will continue to publicly stand against it. Nobody else ---no ESO---no Politician--and not you until this point in time, has publicly done so. AVM knows of people who have been on the verge of suicide because of the mg behaviour. AVM has seen the doctors evidence.

There are people who have taken the mad galah nonsense to the police to be told the police have no interest in veteran brawls. Rightly so.

Remember AVM was published to call to account the galahs. This remains AVMs primary reason for existence and AVM will remain online until these vermin have been exterminated.Remember this disunity and terrible behaviour began in 2006. AVM did not act until 2009 as we waited and waited for somebody---anybody---in authority to call these vermin to account.

As usual we have included a word doc at the end to show the origianl fonts etc


From: Neil Weekes
To: 'Allen Petersen' ; maryann martinek AUSTRALIAN VETERAN MATTERS (AVM) ; hamish@gmail.com ; spartakus@gmail.com ; gotchafella@gmail.com ; cassius@gmail.com ; nuidat68@gmail.com ; dodger@gmail.com ; bobby1959@gmail.com ; mothball@gmail.com ; admin@austvetmatters.net
Cc: Alan Griffin
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009 11:05 AM
Subject: Fergus Fairfax


G'day Folks,

PART 3

Readers, like me, must be sick of all of this, but I believe that someone had to challenge what some of these unknown contributors to the AVM were saying behind their pseudonyms.  Unfortunately by doing so, I have been declared a Mad Galah!!  See below for rebuttal.

CLARIFICATION

Barry Corse.  I note in a recent message to the AVM (by a pseudonym) that I am accused of supporting Barry Corse in his alleged or purported conspiracy allegations against such people as MAJGEN  P.M. Jeffery, AC, CVO, MC, GEN Peter Cosgrove, AC, MC, Cardinal Pell, Blue Ryan and many others.  Again, I categorically deny that I have ever supported Barry Corse with these perceived spurious accusations.  I am personally appalled at some of Barry Corse's language and some of the questions he raises.  While I have privately told him of my concerns, I am not his keeper.  I have never met Barry Corse in person and I have no assessment of his physical or mental health so I will say no more on this matter, except to state, yet again, that I do not support his purported conspiracy concerns.  In 2007 Barry Corse, I and many others, were trying to convince the Government to establish, what we called, a Prime Minister's Veterans' Advisory Committee to present the veterans' real concerns to the Government.  That does not mean that I am a Mad Galah or a Barry Corse supporter. 

My accusers will find anyone who associates with me as also being a Mad Galah, a Don Tate supporter and a Barry Corse supporter.  However they are wrong.

FERGUS FAIRFAX

I continue to be accused of wanting to dismantle the National Executive of the R&SLA.  The AVM website includes a letter I wrote to someone on 20 Oct 2007.  This letter was in response to another which posed the hypothetical question (that initial letter is not shown as the basis for my response):  "Could the proposed Prime Minister's Veterans' Advisory Committee replace the National Executive of the R&SLA?" or words to that effect.  The relevant extract from my answer is as follows:

"As far as the R&SLA goes, sure there may be no need to have an R&SLA if the PM's Veterans' Advisory Committee is established and works well.   However we will need to see how all this works after the Committee reviews the R&SLA - someone will have to do this as currently the R&SLA is viewed by the Government as the pre-eminent advisory group on veteran and other related issues.  We certainly do not want two parallel organisations.  Again we must ensure that the Committee remains apolitical.    I do not see this as a bond but rather an independent Committee that can say   The point I make is that the Committee may not be the ideal forum to run all the current R&SLA clubs and associated organisations.  It's primary function, as I see it, will be to provide unbiased and direct input to the PM and relevant Minister.  As I said, and I think Dave Briggs said, we have not put a great deal of thought into the composition or role of this Committee, at least not to my knowledge.  We will not simply be able to get rid of the R&SLA National Executive, even if we are successful in establishing this Council/Committee.  There will be many veterans and members who will resist this so it will not be a simple task. The R&SLA clubs, etc, will still have to function according to agreed policies and the Committee may not be structured to do all this."  At no time did I recommend that the R&SLA National Executive be dismantled.  I even wrote to MAJGEN Bill Crews, AO, the previous National

The AVM has highlighted those words in the first sentence.  Note I said: "..sure there MAY (my emphasis) be no need to have an RSL&A..."   I then continue on with all the reasons why such a proposal would not work - see the areas I highlighted in blue above.  As a result of this reply, there were no further discussions on this proposal.  There were many points being discussed by many different groups leading up to the last election.

However I was not the only one being critical of the R&SLA.  This is what Fergus said to me in an email on 2 Apr 09: "Believe the RSL has lost its way, however I do not criticise because they also do a lot of great work."

Now for some further details for Fergus's CV:

Fergus loves to travel.  Early this year he visited Scotland.

In April - May 09 he had an extended holiday in Europe.

He has recently returned from another holiday but I am not aware of the destination.

Fergus is vey proud of his Scottish ancestry.  In a message to the AVM website, Fergus said this: "The Fairfax family are not averse to a bit of rough and tumble.  The family were represented at Stirling Bridge in 1297 with William Wallace and at Bannockburn in 1314 with Robert the Bruce and have been represented in all major wars since."

Fergus uses Gaelic or Scottish in some of his emails.  For example in a post to the AVM on 15 Mar 09 he said: "Tapahd leibh Akela Ta suil go bhfuil i mbau na slainte".  This translates to: "The only strategy is to maintain integrity and point out their lies and deceit whenever it happens and that is very frequent." according to Fergus.  No mention is made of the need to provide PROOF.

Fergus states that:  "Fergus is well informed as to the Mad Galah "in house" emails, emanating from Mad Galah leading lights.  Their security has more leaks than a Welsh Greengrocer."

On 1 Apr 09 Fergus said to me in an email: "And by the way, if ever you need assistance with research let me know".

FERGUS'S CV TO DATE

This is what we now know about Fergus from information freely sent to me by Fergus in a number of emails:

Born 1939.
Served one tour in SVN, nothing exceptional.
Served five years in PNG
Fergus was an officer who served 22 years in the ADF.
Loves to travel.
Loves British Colonial history and ancient history.
Loves to go bush to locate, identify and photograph native orchids.
Does voluntary work for two days a week working with veterans (which is commendable).
He has expressed concern, if he identifies himself, that it will compromise another area in which he had previously worked.
He is very proud of his Scottish ancestry and uses the odd Gaelic/Scottish word.  He usually signs off his messages with the word "Aye".
Earlier this year he visited Scotland.
In Apr - May he visited Europe.
He has just returned from another trip, destination unknown.
WHY HAVE I DONE ALL THIS?

As I have already explained, I wanted Fergus to apologise to me publicly for those vicious, unsubstantiated allegations he made about me.  He made those statements publicly on the website (some on the AVM, some on the "open" net) without any proof at all and, as readers will notice, no matter what I say from now on those allegations will remain in many people's minds.  However, Fergus has apologised to me personally on numerous occasions via personal emails. 

He had agreed to make a public apology PROVIDED (My emphasis) that I agreed to include a number of points in my statement which was to state clearly that I had never been a member of the Mad Galahs, among other things.  (I have made this statement very clearly on numerous occasions, starting way back on 3 Feb 09.  Fergus is on record as having accepted that I was never a member of the Mad Galahs.  Why was he demanding that I state this again?  He insisted that he release both my statement and his apology through the AVM only.  He stated that:

"You should not post your emails through Alan Petersen, not for my sake but for your own sake as it once again points to you being in the Mad Galah camp and the mad members of the Mad Galahs will feed off that and it will also strengthen the perception of you by those who oppose them. If you want my apology on AVM send your statement to me and I will post both as one document. Then the Mad Galahs will pick it up and away it will go. (I will send a proposed copy of the apology to you before posting)."

When I rejected Fergus's terms, and stated that I would send both my statement and his apology through both the AVM and through Allen Pettersen (to avoid being called a Mad Galah by the AVM, and to avoid being called an AVM supporter by the Mad Galahs) Fergus did not respond.  When I attempted to email him to get his reply to my terms, I received notification that his email address did not exist. 

I actually thought up until then that Fergus was indeed a man of honour, a man of principle who would make that public apology.  Had he done that, I would not have written this treatise.  Closure of his email and failure to make that personal apology, at least in my personal view, confirm his guilt in this sordid mess.

Some readers will claim that I have just inflamed the whole situation and that I should have just ignored this silly nonsense like everyone else.  Well I do not think that many of those readers have been accused along these lines - a quote from Fergus "It is also important to understand that there are two Australian retired Brigadiers who aid, abet, and support the NLA in their devious actions. One of these, Neil Weekes MC, is on PMAC. It is incongruous and dangerous that a dogmatic radical conspiracy theorist has insinuated himself onto the PMAC."

I will be accused of seeking revenge. I would prefer the word "justice", simply because my family has been offended by all these accusations.  I have been found guilty by association (just because I talk with some other people whom the AVM have declared as Mad Galahs [by whose authority and definition?] and because I had my photograph taken with Don Tate). 

I understand where these accusers are coming from but it is a nonsense!  Had I been photographed with a Muslim cleric, would that automatically mean that I was sympathetic to their cause?  No, I don't think so!  Why should I be berated and found guilty when clearly Fergus knows the truth and has admitted that to me personally on many occasions, via email. 

I do not, and will never, resile from the fact that I joined Don Tate to have the Government officially recognise The 2nd D&E Platoon as a discrete entity.  As I have said, that Platoon will never be included on the official ORBAT but it did exist and it has been officially recognised.  I do not support Don Tate in everything he says or does and there are things that Don Tate undoubtedly disagrees with me.  However this is not a vendetta against Don Tate.  Similarly I do not support Barry Corse in everything he says or does.  I have cautioned them, just as I have cautioned Fergus. 

However Don Tate and Barry Corse are "real" people, who use their real names and, as such, can be challenged and brought to charge, unlike those who operate behind nom de plumes.  As individuals they will continue to say whatever they like, despite any protestations from me, George Mansford or anyone else.  I have no control or authority over what they say or how they say it, just as Fergus has stated that he has no control over what the contributors to the AVM say or how they say it.  People who refute their claims should provide irrefutable proof and take it to the police. 

This habit of making unsubstantiated accusations by both groups, in fact by any individual, and then distributing it right across the internet is wrong.  In particular the use of pseudonyms while making such unproven statements must stop. 

If you intend to accuse someone of anything, then make the allegation to the police in the first instance.  Provide irrefutable PROOF, or shut up.  Have the guts to use your own name.  Keep personal family accusations out of it. 

Why does the AVM Controller allow the statement about a veteran being "a failed father" to remain or even be posted to that website?  Surely this is inappropriate personal information to be distributed all over the internet?

Why were all those emails about the President of the APPVA and his wife posted to the AVM website?  Why did not the accusers take their evidence to the police?  This is a personal attack.

I ask the same questions of the Mad Galahs.  If Barry Corse or anyone else believes that there has been a conspiracy, then provide irrefutable proof and go to the police.

I am very concerned that our younger veterans will be brought into this internecine and some will get seriously hurt. 

In recent years, there has been a surge in public support for the veteran community as evidenced by increasing attendance at our public memorial days to honour those who fought and sacrificed their lives all in the name of freedom.  There is a great deal of respect and gratitude displayed towards the veterans by the public on these occasions.  Unfortunately, there is a minority within the veteran and ex-ADF communities who, by their actions, seem to take delight in making wild and damaging statements about others. If we were all accused and found guilty, just because of our association with somebody who was disliked by somebody else, then there would be no innocent people in this world!

What a shameful and sickening display by grown adults, adults who once proudly fought side by side for our great nation.  By being involved in such activities our once proud unity is being fragmented by mindless and demented behaviour.

It is a sorry state of affairs when we all have so much in common but have become so divided.  There will probably be many non Defence people who access the AVM website, so unless those of us who have been accused and found guilty without any proof, we will be seen to be guily by the uninformed members of the public.

We must stop all this and try to, once again, become a unified group.  As I have said, we will never pressure any Government while we are such a fragmented mob.  I acknowledge that there are many out there who are still feeling the effects of war service and we must all accept that fact.

I apologise, again, for that stupid, immature prank of using the pseudonym "The Viper".  However at the time it seemed like a good opportunity to show just how ridiculous this whole situation had become.  I have now been threatened with legal action by the AVM as a result!!

My last word on alliances or memberships.  I am neither a Mad Galah supporter nor a contributor to the AVM.  I am an individual and I am not a member of any radical group.  I will continue to work to improve the quality of life of our veterans and the ex-ADF community.

Thank you to all those many people who have contacted me to express their support.

MAD GALAH REBUTTAL

I have personally forwarded copies of various emails sent to me, by Barry Corse, to both the Australian Federal Police and to the Queensland State Police in February this year.  SO, READERS PLEASE TELL ME HOW CAN I BE DECLARED A BARRY CORSE SUPPORTER OR A MAD GALLAH?  I had originally tried to email these copies but access to the AFP was denied on 12 Feb.  I have retained copies of those rejections on my files. 

Then on 13 Feb 09 I finally managed to have an email accepted by the AFP.  I hand delivered a copy of the attachment to the QLD State Police who sent an officer to my house to collect the envelope.

Please note that I forwarded a copy of the email with attachment to MAJGEN BILL CREWS (who was the National President of the R&SLA at the time) and to Doug Formby, the President of the QLD R&SLA.  The following is from the first page of my email to the AFP:

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

TO:        AOCC-information-processing@aph.gov.au; marc.stjorre@aph.gov.au;per-Omc@aph.go.au  (Note:  As I was unable to copy the address details (TO, Cc, Sent and Subject) I have had to type these in myself.  I will send a copy of the email to anyone
Cc:        national.president@rsl.org.au; dougformby@rslqld.org                                                                          who requests a copy.)
Sent:        Friday, 13 February 2009  7:57 PM
Subject:    Fw: arguable and perceived accessories after the fact as war criminals

"The following email has been sent to me.  I have no idea of the veracity of the allegations contained in this message.  However as allegations are made against some very high profile Australians, I thought that I should refer it to the Australian Federal Police for their review.  I am concerned that if any of these points are true and I take no action, then I could be implicated by failing to notify the appropriate authorities.  The email appears to be jumbled and may be a composition of a number of emails?

I have hand delivered a copy of the email to the Townsville Police.

Neil Weekes, AM, MC
Brigadier (Retired)
30 Hinchinbrookj Drive
KIRWAN   QLD   4817

Telephone:  (07) 47736932

Email:   sealure2@bigpond.net.au

----- Original Message -----
From: Barry Corse
To: rslvic@rslvic.com.au ; tchitham@bigpond.com ; rarnswsecretary@gmail.com ; allantonkin@hotmail.com ; moose@olis.net.au
Cc: 'George Mansford' ; 'Neil Weekes' ; hori.howard@bigpond.com.au
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 8:07 PM
Subject: arguable and perceived accessories after the fact as war criminals.


SENSITIVE and CONFIDENTIAL

 Personal For

RSL Victorian President David McLachlan

RAR QLD President: Ted Chitham,  RAR SA President Graham Dunlop   

RAR NSW President Paul O'Sullivan,  RAR ACT President Fred Pfitzner   

RAR Vic President Allan Tonkin, 

Copy to: PMVC Representative Neil Weekes

Copy to: RAR National President Horrie Howard"

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 I now ask all readers, including members of the so-called Mad Galahs, contributors to the AVM and anyone else who has received similar emails from Barry Corse - HAVE YOU DONE THE SAME THING?  IF NOT, WHY NOT?

Readers should be aware that, while my primary goal was always to expose Fergus Fairfax, for tarnishing my reputation and sullying my credibility so publicly, I also had a second objective.  That second objective was to prove conclusively that, despite all their protestations about only denigrating those who have denigrated somebody else and that they only post factual messages to their website, there are other contributors to the AVM, who hide behind their pseudonyms and who are just as unscrupulous, just as dangerous as their Global Moderator (FERGUS FAIRFAX) is/was. There are others however who do not participate in such insidious actions.  Some have even defended me!

Many of these contributors (especially: SPARTAKUS, SHADOW, SAMSUNG and ZION) make unsubstantiated allegations (even make unproven statements about a veteran's wife) about another veteran's very personal life, to mention just a few, all without a shred of proof being presented!!  If I knew their names I would forward details of some of their messages to the AFP also.

Readers who have accessed the AVM website during the last 72 hours, and there have been many hundreds, will see the various unsubstantiated things being said about me.  They have jumped to conclusions, made huge logic jumps, accused me and found me guilty by association, assumption and by "extrapolation" all because I dared to challenge their major spokesman, Fergus Fairfax.

I will let those readers, who have accessed that website, be the judge on whether or not I have achieved my second goal, and for all readers to make their own assessment of me.

CONCLUSION

Unfortunately Fergus has closed down his email.  However in his last message to the AVM website which showed that the message was posted by "Fergus", was signed off with: "Aye Hamish".  Now the meaning of the word "hamish" is to "supplant" or to take somebody's place.  As a result I have sent Parts 1 and 2 of this saga to an email address hamish@gmail.com.  Neither email has bounced.  I have no doubt that Fergus will be reincarnated under a different pseudonym unless someone comes forward to expose him.

Now to the burning question: "Do I know who Fergus really is?"  The simple answer is "No, I do not."


Finally somebody out there must know who Fergus really is based on the information provided above in his CV.


Cheers,

Neil Weekes (my real name)

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Good Morning all,

I must say things are certainly spiralling out of control with accusations flying left right and centre. What a confusing state of affairs this forum has created. Let’s take for instance the 2 forum nom de plumes “Mowgli and BC” that quite clearly were the creation of Bud Cramer a gentleman with a very serious axe to grind, wield and throw against Don Tate.

What about that despicable vermin gotchafella with his frivolous vexatious accusations against the APPVA National President and Secretary. It was an outright deliberate attack and smear campaign to deride all the hard work and support that they have provided and continue to provide to the veteran community. What is your claim to fame gotchafella and what contributions have you or do you make towards your fellow veterans? I would hazard a guess that you are not conversed in, let alone have any comprehension in how an ESO functions and the reasons as to why there are committees amongst such organisations.

Honestly in order to save yourself further embarrassment its best you dry your eyes little boy and crawl back into the sewer you slimed your way out of and reengage yourself back into the foetal position with thumb in mouth and allow the real servicemen and women to concern themselves about veteran’s matters.

I’m surprised that the moderators of this forum allowed this vermin to continue for so long.

Why don’t we take a look at the controversial issues relating to Mr Neil Weekes? He was a former officer who is now clearly identified as being guilty by association with Don Tate and his friends. He is an individual that has been acknowledged as being a genuine unbiased voice and avid supporter of the veteran community. Many consider the Officer Corp to be an exclusive boys club full of their own self importance and in some respects that is the case. It turns into a very unfortunate state of affairs when an ex officer puts their hand up to support their fellow veterans to the best of his or her ability to suddenly be denigrated and demoralised and eventually scrutinised by their peers. And in this case i refer to Neil Weekes and George Mansford the pair that has supported fellow veterans in all their capacity for many years.

I have been unable to find anything that would suggest an impropriety on their behalf.

Should this mess cause them to step down and take a step back then who is going to replace them? Are members of this forum prepared to stand up to the plate?
We can all acknowledge that Mr Weekes played a very foolish game by establishing his own nom de plume and in turn he gave the pot a bit of a stir. Something that he has acknowledged in his own right and i would suggest this was out of frustration. And that he may well have been better off not responding at all.

To slander these 2 individuals all over the internet serves an injustice not only to them but to all our fellow veterans right or wrong that they now serve.

I believe that Mr Weekes has adequately explained himself and has certainly covered all the false accusations made against himself and Mr Mansford.
To say that i agree with every aspect of his responses would be wrong and in particular the option to remain anonymous for whatever personal reason. A name that is revealed over the internet does not necessarily mean that he or she is the genuine person behind that name. Where does that leave us should we reveal our telephone numbers and or addresses? That would only assist those internet predators that are only interested in criminal activity.

What could i possibly say about Aye Fergus an individual philosopher and self appointed preacher an apparent authority on all aspects of military service? Doesn’t like clichés yet he fails to recall the contents of a previous post.  I find your private correspondence with Mr Weekes to be of interest it certainly contradicts the posts you throw all over the forum.

Aye Clichés Fergus

Well we all agree that the mad galahs are nothing more than a thorn in the veteran communities side a real nuisance with their windbag of huff and puff childish approach to veteran’s issues. But why are they doing this? Is it due to the perceived incompetent leadership of various ESOs and or their sub call signs? It’s probably time to invite the mad galahs to a national ESO meeting to constructively work out what the problem is.

As for Don Tate the golden child who has received no end of free publicity regarding his outlandish allegations contained in his book regarding his Vietnam service. One would have thought that you would have had the common courtesy to consult with your fellow veterans prior to publishing such self opinionated controversial rubbish in order to prevent this despicable denigration of veterans that is currently taking place.

You have made some very serious allegations and have carried on like a pork chop when others have questioned you.  The only thing you have achieved is to denigrate an officer whom was rightly awarded a MID for the successful planning and execution of a very effective Armoured Corp ambush. The citation clearly includes the support that was given by elements of D & E Pl. One would be proud to have been a part of such an action.
Perhaps if you had contacted Mr Arrowsmith and discussed the issues of lack of recognition you may very well have had a different outcome. It’s clearly too late now.

The perfect example is Mr Harry Smith who continues his campaign to ensure that the men of D Coy that he commanded during the battle of Long Tan are adequately recognised for their actions because at the end of the day those subordinates under extreme pressure made it a success.

Perhaps this is something that many other officers out there should consider.

You are right Don there is a war within the Vietnam veteran community that seems to become worse with age. What an example to set for the younger up and coming veterans with similar but very different concerns and issues regarding their service. No wonder they are not interested in joining ESOs.

That’s my take on all this.

If you don’t like what is written here then please buy yourself a box of Kleenex and take the soft textured silk like tissue and gently place it into the corners of your eyes. And i emphasise gently so as to not cause yourself any further unnecessary pain.

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« Reply #27 on: Friday30October2009 »

Ok yes the Mad Major now I get it.

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« Reply #26 on: Thursday29October2009 »

Whats MM's forum Dodger?

Just a lid here so I have no idea.

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http://www.peeonastick.net.au/index.php This woman opened up her so called AVM website [BLOG ] and Forum AFTER this website and forum were published. She is firmly in the mad galah camp and caused all types of problems in a group in SA known as the Service Persons Support Network. She moved to Ballarat where I presume she remains. Never ever say anything to her because she will quote you inaccurately and twist what you say to mean something diamterically opposed to your original. Weeks stuff has been posted all over her Forum and so has Vipers.
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« Reply #25 on: Thursday29October2009 »

Prime Ministers Advisory Council http://minister.dva.gov.au/PMAC/terms_of_reference_full.htm Highlights mine.

Terms of Reference
(Subject to review at the end of 2009)

The Prime Ministerial Advisory Council on Ex-Service Matters is a body established to consider and advise the Prime Minister and Government on strategic and complex matters.  Its aim is to:

provide advice on major issues affecting the ex-service and defence communities with a view to facilitating a better future for members of these communities;
review proposed legislation and its impact on the ex-service and defence communities, (where required);
advise on ex-service matters which impact directly on the responsibilities of other government departments; and
consider and assist the prioritising of issues raised or referred by the Prime Minister and/or the Minister.
The effectiveness of the Council will be reviewed periodically.

Membership
The Council will initially comprise 14 members appointed by the Minister, however the number of members is at the discretion of the Minister.

Members are chosen primarily on the basis of merit and are required to possess an appropriate background, broad experience and an understanding of issues affecting the ex-service and defence communities.  Other factors including geographical, gender, conflict, generation, capacity to contribute and ability to work with other members will be taken into account.

Members’ terms of appointment will usually be for three years and be restricted to consecutive terms.  Reappointment of members may be staggered to provide continuity. 

Representatives of the Department and subject matter experts may attend Council meetings at the request of the Minister or the Chair as required by matters under consideration.

The Chair
The Chair, who will be appointed by the Minister, will be independent of ex-service organisations and the Department.

Referral of Matters
Matters may be referred via the Minister for the Council’s consideration, by:

the Prime Minister;
the Minister;
the Department, including consultative committees; and
members of the ex-service and defence communities.

Working Groups
Where required, working groups or issue-specific forums may be established on a time-limited basis to support the work of the Council.  These groups could co-opt additional and/or specific expertise to consider and advise on matters referred by the Council.  Consultative committees of the Department may be used for this purpose where the matter relates to the specific focus of a committee. 

Meetings
Council will meet face-to-face two or three times per year and if required, hold additional meetings via video or telephone conference. 

Secretariat Support
Secretariat support will be provided by the Department.
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« Reply #24 on: Thursday29October2009 »

MM's forum

Whats MM's forum Dodger?

Just a lid here so I have no idea.

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« Reply #23 on: Thursday29October2009 »

I think it is time to take notice of his words, and stop the attacks on his integrity. 


You have it wrong. Neil Weekes initiated the exchange on the internet recently and his own words have been quoted back at him and commented on.
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« Reply #22 on: Thursday29October2009 »

This behaviour of Neil Weekes is bizarre and more than that is sickening. This man is a member of the Prime Ministers Advisory Council and he has been given very onerous responsibilities to look after the interests of many many Veterans and others. To be mixed up with the mad galahs is one thing. He can deny all he likes but it is clear he has had close mg contact. Now he is attacking the very veterans he is supposed to be looking after. On top of that he is attacking and disparaging the men he once led. The PMAC has a website here http://minister.dva.gov.au/PMAC/index.htm if you want to look at how this group is supposed to operate. To me this behaviour and attitude of Neil Weekes leaves very serious questions for the Minister and PMAC to answer. With representatives like Weekes who needs enemies.
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« Reply #21 on: Thursday29October2009 »

As a newcomer to this forum, yet having the ability to read the posts as an 'outsider', on all matters before joining, I have carefully read the words of Neil Weekes as to his version of matters on this post. 

Neil had from the outset, when all this started on the Tate matters, expressly stated matters which he supports and matters which he rejects.

I think it is time to take notice of his words, and stop the attacks on his integrity. 

What this forum needs is balanced and fair comment, without stooping to defamatory words and statements, personal insults and attacks.

Having said that, we all indeed have a right to question those who make outlandish and spurious claims.  I too have been subject of attack, insult and derision on other forums, simply for asking questions or making fair comment.
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« Reply #20 on: Thursday29October2009 »

Hey Fergus! Hey William! Or is it Hey William! Hey Fergus!

By the way my real name is William. Does that get me off the hook according to Neil?

Cheers!
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« Reply #19 on: Thursday29October2009 »

Brigadier Neil Weekes has sent what may be his last email by the tone of what he has said. The email follows as usual. We have little to add or comment on. The content speaks for itself. AVM feels sure all intelligent and decent people who base their lives on well honed and long worked on principles and ethics will see through what Weekes is saying and just how unbalanced and vicious he sounds. Former Officers will be wondering just what has gotten into one of their fellow Officers.

AVM can't ever recall seeing Weekes publicly berate the galahs previously. It is obvious from Weekes emails that there has been considerable and intimate contact between Neil Weekes and the galahs. We have shown this in previous postings. Neil Weekes seems to be more concerned with his own welfare rather than the welfare of many many of those he once led. Those who have been vilified by the mgs have feelings and reputations and integrity to think of too.

AVM  believes that the correspondence recently posted by Brig N Weekes AM MC speaks for itself, and he has done himself immeasurable harm.

As usual AVM has attached a word doc for you to open and see all the original colours fonts etc.



From: Neil Weekes
To: maryann martinek AUSTRALIAN VETERAN MATTERS (AVM) ; mothball@gmail.com ; bobby1959@gmail.com ; dodger39@gmail.com ; nuidat68@gmail.com ; cassius@gmail.com ; gotchafella@gmail.com ; spartakus@gmail.com ; hamish@gmail.com ; admin@austvetmatters.net ; 'Allen Petersen'
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 9:32 AM
Subject: Fergus Fairfax Exposed


G'day Folks,

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and CLARIFICATION

I acknowledge that Part 1 of my treatise has been posted to the Australian Veterans' Matters (AVM) website, in toto.  It is not my intention to try to close that website down.  What I would like to achieve is to have all those people who contribute to this website, under the cover of a pseudonym, to have the moral integrity and the intestinal fortitude to use their real names.  That's all!  The only person I wish to expose is the contributor who used to use the pseudonym "FERGUS FAIRFAX".  Had he made a public apology to me, as he had indicated he would, I would not be putting all this onto the internet.  He reneged on that undertaking and closed his email address.

Now to the dreaded 2nd D&E Platoon.  I think we all have our knickers in a knot about this matter.  I think, if I can remember correctly, that the Government has officially recognised the existence of a 2nd D&E Platoon.  That is a hell of a lot different from the Government recognising the existence of a second "official" D&E Platoon.  The fact is that the 2nd D&E Platoon could never be recognised as an "official" platoon.  It was never on the ORBAT, it had no manpower establishment, no equipment tables.  What is more, it will never be shown on any ORBAT.  There is a play on words here but the differences are significant.  Unfortunately most people have rushed in without looking at exactly what the Government has said.  However the Government has officially recognised the existence of a the 2nd D&E Platoon so it is a fait accompli so let's move on.  Whether or not that platoon is mentioned in Australia's official history of the Vietnam war is not in our hands.

Finally, let me say it again.  Apart from supporting Don Tate to get official recognition for the 2nd D&E Platoon, I have never supported any of his allegations about records being deliberately expunged or covered up.  I do say however that records could and should have been better maintained.  After all there have been incidents, even in more recent times, of poorly maintained personal records, of computers being incompatible, etc.  It was even worse back in Vietnam where most records were maintained by hand by clerks and there was often rapid reallocation of personnel.  I am not denigrating the work of our clerks.  I do not support Don Tate's other allegations of abuse of command authority and I have told him, by personal email, on several occasions, that it was/is a commander's prerogative to regroup his forces as he sees fit, and that there was nothing wrong or unusual about placing an Infantry platoon under the command of an officer from another Corps.  I cannot state my position any clearer than that!

From yesterday's saga, you would have noted that even "FERGUS" has admitted that I am not a member of the Mad Galahs, yet "SPARTAKUS" and now "ZION" are still insisting that I am.  I remind readers that Fergus said this to me in an email on 2 Feb 09: ""I now accept that it was never your intention to portray yourself as a supporter of the contentions of the crazy element of the Mad Galahs and iterate my unreserved apology for coming to that conclusion."

I also note that contributors to the AVM are now stating or implying that I am involved in some dastardly conspiracy against the former Governor-General (MAJGEN Mike Jeffery, AC, CVO, MC) and GEN Peter Cosgrove, AC, MC!!  Again, I remind readers what "FERGUS" had to say about that in the same email on 3 Feb 09: "You also say, and I know it is true, that you are a good and true friend of General Jeffrey AC, CVO, MC."   

PART 2

WHAT DO I WANT?

What do I want from all this?  As I have said numerous times to Fergus, all I have ever wanted was for Fergus to make a public apology.  He has apologised to me personally on numerous occasions (see below) but he has never apologised to me publicly.  He accused me and found me guilty publicly so I believe that my request is a reasonable one.

I also want to expose Fergus, because if everyone had the intestinal fortitude and the moral integrity to use their own names, and to challenge others on a personal, one-to-one basis, most of this garbage would cease.  My question to the AVM are:

1.     Why hasn't FERGUS responded personally ?

2.    Why is SPARTAKUS acting on his behalf?

On 6 Apr 09 Fergus said: "Sorry that this matter has affected you"

On 11 May 09, Fergus said: "I understand that because you agree that the Pl [2nd D&E Pl] existed, it does not mean that you agree with the corruption allegations, however for others, it is easy to come to that conclusion."

On 3 Sep 09, Fergus said: "I am truly sorry for what I said about you."

On 17 Oct 09 Fergus finally said this: "I will be happy to make a public apology if you are prepared to make a public statement that you have never been a Mad Galah and you have never supported their conspiracy theories about officers at HQ1ATF being corrupt, or that the former Governor General was corrupt or that the entity "nick" named 2nd D&E Platoon was corruptly expunged from military records, or that Bob Buick murdered his Platoon Commander or that Tennent of Rockhampton runs a veterans group of pedophiles, drug runners and murderers. As I believe what is said above would be the true situation it should not be hard for you to agree and thus get my sincere apology."

Readers will notice that Fergus repeatedly states how sorry he is for the accusations he made against me.  He freely admits that these accusations were wrong.  However, at no stage, at least up until 17 Oct 09, did he agree to make a public apology.  I found it incongruous that, as I was the person whom he had unjustly and publicly accused and had publicly discredited me, he was setting the terms of what I should say in a statement.  Fergus went on to say: "I am not going to phone you but I will offer a public apology to you under the circumstances previously described."   (Fergus was still trying to dictate the terms).

My response to Fergus was as follows:

"Having said all that, I will be quite happy to make a statement about the things I know to be true.  I will not say anything about anyone I do not know or about anything I do not know.

My statement will include the following:

a.  I have never been a member of the Mad Galahs.

b.  I have never supported any conspiracy theories about officers at HQ 1ATF in SVN being corrupt.

c.  I have never supported any theories about the former Governor-General being corrupt (for goodness sake, he and Marlena are close friends but I will include this).

However I will not mention anything about Bob Buick because I do not have any evidence or knowledge about him at all.

I will not mention anything about Keith Tennent because I do not know him.  However I do have evidence, as shown below, that he was charged with a criminal offence and found guilty.  I could research the reason for this civilian criminal offence but I won't.  I can include all this, plus attach a copy of the following letter to my statement, note in particular the last paragraph of that letter. ( A copy of that memo is attached to the bottom of Part 2.)

I will not say that I disagree with the theory that the now officially recognised 2nd D&E Platoon was deliberately expunged from military records because I do not have any proof of that.

Fergus, unlike you, I will only include in my statement those things I know to be true.  I will make no assumptions, no assertions.

They are my terms.

Do you agree that based on that assurance you will draft an apology for my consideration?"

Unfortunately Fergus never replied and he has now closed down his email address.

CONTROL OVER THE MAD GALAHS/CONTROL OVER THE AVM

On numerous occasions Fergus has accused George Mansford and me of having control over the Mad Galahs.  Both George and I have constantly denied this and in fact, as already explained in Part 1, George and I have regularly "reprimanded" some so-called Mad Galahs for the reasons already sated.  I reiterate that I have never been a member or a supporter of the Mad Galahs or any individual Mad Galah.

However, I note that, on the AVM home page, Fergus Fairfax has his own column called "Fergus Fairfax News"  Fergus is also listed as the AVM's "Global Moderator"  When I have challenged Fergus on why he does not do to the AVM contributors as he asks me to do to the Mad Galahs, Fergus has replied:

On 2 April 09: "Firstly am not involved in the administration of AVM just a contributor."

On 21 May 09 "I don't have any ownership or control over AVM whatsoever."

On 17 Oct 09: "I don't own or control the AVM I only contribute to it, like everyone else. The appointment of "Moderator" was not my doing and I don't do any moderating. What others say on AVM is their business. As far as I can remember I only respond to actions of others, mostly Mad Galahs. In your case it was the unfortunate (Mildred) photograph you had taken at the AWM giving visual evidence of your support of Tate, his phantom Platoon and therefore support of Tate's contention that the Military generally and particularly officers at HQ1ATF were corrupt in relation to the  D&E Pl issue. There are also lots of emails around where you are included as an addressee with  Mad Galah main players."  (Again, I have been found guilty by association, assumption and extrapolation!)

Another excerpt from Fergus's email on 17 Oct 09: "Apart from the Corse incident I have no knowledge of anyone from AVM "calling"   (My emphasis.  I think this means calling people liars, frauds, gutless, etc) anybody at all, I would he totally opposed to it, however what individual AVM contributors do is out of my control. If I learnt of such an incident I would make a post about it."  (  If readers had accessed the AVM website during the last month, they would  have seen in bold letter in the top right hand column in the Message Forum: "Don Tate Liar Fraud, Wannabee"  That has now been replaced with "Brian McKenzie is New Leader of the Mad Galahs"  This also appears on the AVM website: "Mad Galahs Want Revolution in Streets"  (This is in response to George Mansford's email - see below).  These emotive and inflammatory messages flash intermittently at you while you are on that web page.

And the final excerpt from that email on 17 Oct 09: "I iterate I have no equity or control  in the web site whatsoever, however the controller seems to take notice of what I write although there is no arrangement along those lines."  (My emphasis).

In my humble assessment of all of this, Fergus seems to have far greater influence with, and input into, the AVM then George Mansford and I have with the Mad Galahs!!

FERGUS'S ACCUSATIONS AGAINST GEORGE MANSFORD

I am not the only person who has been viciously maligned by Fergus or by other AVM contributors.  George Mansford is big enough and ugly enough to defend himself.  However George has not been well lately so I will take up his fight for him until he is recovered enough to present his own views - if ever he wants to become involved in this whole sorry mess!!

See Part 1 where Fergus makes this unsubstantiated allegation and a very serious one: ""It is also important to understand that there are two Australian retired Brigadiers who aid, abet, and support the NLA in their devious actions."  While not mentioning George Mansford personally, subsequent postings to the AVM and personal emails to me from Fergus, confirm this to be the case.  This is what has been said about George Mansford:

Fergus, in an email to me on 3 Sep 09: "Statements can well be contradictory if there is a time gap between.  One statement can describe a person at one particular time and another statement can describe the same person at another time. I stand by my original statement about George and I also stand by what was said recently. What he did recently was most irregular. He set about inciting excitable veterans to take physical political action of an intemperate nature  (My emphasis.  While I have asked Fergus on several occasions to show me, in quotes, where George had said these words, Fergus has never responded to those requests) - unless you are a member of the Builders Labourers Federation. I condemn him for doing that but still very much admire him for all the great things he has done in his life."

This is what George's email actually stated, in full:

From: George Mansford

To: Allen Petersen ; Bernie

Sent: Sunday, 23 August 2009 11:53 AM

Subject: It's war!

Fellows, in regards the most recent betrayal by the current government it seems to me that we must penetrate their armour not simply dent it. 

Clearly action by the RSL would provide one final opportunity for the National HQ to demonstrate some positive leadership by an immediate press release condemning the government decision as well as a statement being endorsed by the incoming National President, immediately followed by positive action. Failure to do so should clearly spell the demise of both current and incoming President, or its membership, or both.   

Simultaneously, I would think it most appropriate for one of the leading ESO’s, be it VVA, RAR, DFWA or who ever, to rally all ESO’s, large and small, for a meeting in each and every State, (There is much dedication and talent in many of our ESO’s) and followed by a national meeting to determine with one single voice a strategy and means of attack. The sooner, the better. There is immense talent within the ranks of ex service personnel and it should be utilized into one unified force with one common aim. To win. 

Given a strategy that could for example, include the selection of even one government  marginal seat in each state close to major population to allow maximum and constant involvement by ex military in protests and other such means to make the sitting member more active in pursuing our rights. (Other marginal seats in each State could be included as the campaign gathers momentum) 

Clearly there are many other planned and co-ordinated actions that could be included throughout the Nation and conducted concurrently. In my opinion it must be a continuous and united campaign that does not allow for prisoners. To assist, I am prepared to make a donation to any official fighting fund. 

Far better to fight that submit to the current and despicable treatment being handed out by selfish and indifferent politicians to those who once wore the uniform that the PM has spoken of. 

How about it, ESOs? 

George Mansford 

PS. Be alert for more smoke screens, mirrors and other ruses."  ( I still cannot find where George has recommended or used "excitable words "take physical political action of an intemperate nature"?  However, George has distributed his email via Allen Pettersen, A "known" Mad Galah, therefore, by assumption, association and extrapolation, George Mansford must be a Mad Galah!!)

Fergus, in an email to me: "George Mansford is also a wonderful gentleman and could never be judged as anything other than A National Treasure."  ( There seems to be a break down in logic here?)

Fergus in an email to me on 17 October 09: "George embraces the Mad Galah logo and that is understandable considering his book. When communicating about corruption in the ADF, he doesn't say it is not true, he always comes straight up with an example about how certain officers were sacked for no good reason, I recall he has mentioned Deighton. It is assumed (My emphasis.  Another assumption.) he is using that as an analogy to illustrate that the ADF was/is corrupt. Also it is documented that he strongly supported ANZMI in a radio broadcast in Cairns, he said "ANZMI's blood was worth bottling"  at the same time he was giving support to the Mad Galah attitude about ANZMI. When questioned about the Cairns radio broadcast he hummed a haaaad and said he forgot, "but it could have been something he said", obviously he did not want to upset the Mad Galahs.  (My emphasis.  Another assumption?)  I still have the greatest respect for Mansford as a man and a mighty ex soldier, his "playing" with the Mad Galahs is an issue separate from his main attributes, and anything said about him is aimed at that portion of his self to which it refers, criticising his Mad Galah connection does not erase his history of being an exceptional human being."

However George is not the only one being accused without any evidence presented.  Here is what "SHADOW" (another pseudonym) posted to the AVM website on 22 Oct 09 about another veteran: "A failed soldier who the Army didn't want, a failed father, a tax cheat."  (My emphasis.  Where is the proof?  These are very serious, emotive and inflammatory allegations.  I will not show his name as I am sure that he doesn't want his name splashed all over the internet again, especially in association with these allegations.)

And this is what "SPARTAKUS" (another pseudonym) said about another veteran in his posting to the AVM website on 15 Aug 09: "xxxxxx has thus supported a liar who has left a vile stain on the memory of those who died in Vietnam, and on his former mates who survive."  (This was said, apparently because this veteran may have supported Don Tate in some way.  Pretty inflammatory statements.  Again, I have deleted the veteran's name for the same reasons given above.)

In the last two weeks there have been numerous messages posted to the AVM (most by contributors using their pseudonyms) accusing, or implying that, the President of the APPVA and his wife have been involved in "nepotism" and possible misuse of public funds.  These are serious allegations!  Again there was no proof attached or given.  My concern here is that, if these nom de plumes had irrefutable proof of these allegations, why didn't they take all their evidence to the civilian police and ask them to lay charges or at least to investigate the allegations?  There were some contributors who used their real names and some contributors who used their pseudonyms who rebuked the others for making unsubstantiated allegations.  I understand that most of these messages have recently been removed from the AVM web site.

There are many other such unproven accusations by contributors to the AVM website.  As a matter of interest, readers should be aware that the AVM website's home page includes the following:

"WE NEVER PUBLISH ANY INFORMATION UNLESS WE HAVE EVIDENCE THAT WHAT WE SAY IS TRUE.  WE DON'T PUBLISH RUMOUR, GOSSIP OR FALSE ACCUSATIONS"  (My emphasis)

Well even FERGUS has admitted to me on numerous occasions that the statements he made about me were false and he even apologised on several occasions to me.  However he has never apologised publicly.

AGAIN, I STATE CATEGORICALLY AND UNEQUIVOCALLY THAT I AM NOT A MAD GALAH SUPPORTER.  I ABHOR SOME OF THE LANGUAGE USED BY SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE.  I DO NOT SUPPORT ANY OF THEIR WILD ACCUSATIONS.  I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO STOP THIS INTERNAL BICKERING.  STOP MAKING UNSUBSTANTIATED ALLEGATIONS.  PRESENT PROOF.  MAKE YOUR COMMENTS ONLY TO THE PERSON AFFECTED.  DO NOT SPREAD YOUR COMMENTS, TRUE OR FALSE, ALL OVER THE NET.  HAVE THE GUTS TO USE YOUR OWN NAME.

I APOLOGISE UNRESERVEDLY FOR USING THE PSEUDONYM "THE VIPER" AND FOR POSTING MESSAGES TO THE AVM WEBSITE UNDER THAT NOM DE PLUME.  I UNRESERVEDLY APOLOGISE TO ANYONE I MAY HAVE OFFENDED (HOWEVER AS I ONLY MADE COMMENTS ABOUT PSEUDONYMS, I DO NOT SEE HOW I COULD HAVE OFFENDED ANY REAL PERSON).  IF I HAVE, PLEASE SEND ME YOUR REAL EMAIL ADDRESS OR YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER AND I WILL FORWARD A PERSONAL APOLOGY TO YOU.  IT WAS A SILLY, IMMATURE PRANK.  IT WAS DESIGNED AS A "TONGUE-IN-CHEEK" EXERCISE TO SHOW HOW STUPID WE ALL ARE.  HOWEVER IT WAS STUPID AND I SHOULD NOT HAVE BECOME INVOLVED THIS WAY AS IT MAKES ME FEEL AS GUILTY AS FERGUS FAIRFAX IS.  I WOULD ALSO APOLOGISE UNRESERVEDLY TO "FERGUS" BUT HE DOESN'T REALLY EXIST AND HE HAS CLOSED DOWN HIS EMAIL SO I CAN NO LONGER CONTACT HIM!

I HAVE NO OBJECTIONS AT ALL TO CONTRIBUTORS OF THE AVM CHALLENGING ALLEGED MEMBERS OF THE SO-CALLED MAD GALAHS.  THAT IS WHAT FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS ALL ABOUT.  WHAT I OBJECT TO IS THAT THE AVM CONTRIBUTORS DO THIS BEHIND A VEIL OF SECRECY USING NOM DE PLUMES AND THEY PUT THEIR COMMENTS ON THEIR WEBSITE FOR ALL TO SEE.  THEY PROVIDE NO PROOF.  IN ONE OF THE LATEST POSTS TO THE AVM WEBSITE "SHADOW" STATES THIS:

"OVER THE LAST WEEK OR SO I HAVE SEEN SOME DISGUSTING AND DEFAMATORY [sic] EMAILS FROM THE MAD GALAHS.  THEY MUST BE FEELING THE HEAT OF EXPOSURE FROM HERE.  I HAVE CHECKED THIS FORUM AND WEBSITE MANY TIMES AND IT IS OBVIOUS TO ME THAT THE AVM DOESN'T  INITIATE ATTACKS ON THE MGS."  I TOO HAVE SEEN SOME OF THE EMAILS FROM THE ALLEGED MAD GALAHS AND I AGREE THAT SOME OF THEM ARE ABUSIVE, USE FOUL LANGUAGE AND MAKE UNSUBSTANTIATED ALLEGATIONS.  HOWEVER AT LEAST THEY USE THEIR OWN NAMES SO THEY CAN BE CHALLENGED AND, IF NECESSARY, TAKEN TO TASK.  HOWEVER, I HAVE TO CHALLENGE "SHADOW'S" OTHER ASSERTIONS.  I HAVE ALREADY PROVEN THAT CONTRIBUTORS TO THE AVM REGULARLY ATTACK PEOPLE WHO MAY OR MAY NOT BE MAD GALAHS OR MAY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MAD GALAHS, FOR EXAMPLE:  GEORGE MANSFORD, THE PRESIDENT OF THE APPVA AND HIS WIFE AND, YES, NEIL WEEKES.  THEY MAKE VICIOUS UNSUBSTANTIATED ACCUSATIONS, FOR EXAMPLE THE VILE STATEMENT ABOUT A VETERAN BEING A "FAILED FATHER, A TAX CHEAT" AND "MAD GALAHS WANT REVOLUTION IN THE STREETS".   SO I CANNOT AGREE WITH THE "SHADOW"

SIMILARLY THERE ARE OTHER MEMBERS WHO MAY OR MAY NOT BE MEMBERS OF THE MAD GALAHS.  THEY USE FOUL LANGUAGE AND MAKE UNSUBSTANTIATED ALLEGATIONS, WITHOUT ANY PROOF.

I WONDER IF ALL THIS INFIGHTING WOULD CONTINUE IF THE AVM CONTRIBUTORS USED THEIR OWN NAMES AND CHALLENGED THE INDIVIDUAL MAD GALAH ON A PERSONAL, ONE-TO-ONE BASIS?

IF ANYONE FEELS THAT HE/SHE OR THEIR FAMILIES ARE BEING HARASSED OR THREATENED ON THE INTERNET, THEY SHOULD REPORT THEIR CONCERNS TO THE POLICE.

The AVM accuses me of spreading my emails all over the place.  Well that's what started me on this track.  Remember that Fergus posted his unsubstantiated accusations about me all over the web.  He should have directed them solely to me so that we could have had a rational debate.

Part 3 (and Final Part of the saga) tomorrow.

Cheers,

Neil Weekes (my real name)

I have decided not to include that Minute regarding Keith Tennent as it will serve no purpose in my quest to expose Fergus.  I do have a copy of the original Minute, signed by BRIG I.C. GORDON, DATED 10 AUGUST 2000.

* Weekestofergus2.doc (56.5 KB - downloaded 433 times.)
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From 80s: Theo I read it that Viper thinks he is like you in demanding proof, not the other way around, I read it that he was comparing you and him in a similar vein? Given your comments on the Copeland issue.

Yeah, I reckon you're right 80s. Thanks. I think I have a negative bent and am possibly a little 'slow', as I have trouble with some of Viper's material.

Does that mean the Brig and I think alike then? So me and Vipes is mates after all? I'd better go for a checkup.   Embarrassed
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What other forum does this Viper post on?

 
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MM's forum
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« Reply #16 on: Thursday29October2009 »

Theo I read it that Viper thinks he is like you in demanding proof, not the other way around, I read it that he was comparing you and him in a similar vein? Given your comments on the Copeland issue.

What other forum does this Viper post on?

And when am I due in court, look Viper I really dont care about life much anymore, so forget court, I am more likely to just take matters into my own hands if litigated against and then march myself to the cells.

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THE VIPER (JUST TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT)
This is what I said: “The Viper abhors anyone who makes any false claim or accuses anyone without providing the necessary supporting proof, just like Theo does.” 

A few things Viper:
1) You chose a suitable pseudonym for yourself.
2) You seem to be pretty loose with the accusations yourself. Can you give an example, please, of when I accused someone 'without the necessary supporting proof' (if that's what you meant)?
3) You accused me of being a ratbag follower of Fergus. Please sir, I'm just new here... and I wouldn't know Fergus from a cake of hexamine. So that’s a false accusation. Hey, Fergus seems pretty cool though!

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”The Viper also detests anyone using a nom de plume or pseudonym and The Viper regrets having to use a pseudonym.”

4) Most Internet forums encourage the use of pseudonyms or nicknames. It's a very common, prudent practice for security reasons. If you wish to splash your name across cyberspace, that's up to you. Don't expect everyone else to be so rash.
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« Reply #14 on: Wednesday28October2009 »

Didn't think you were and no offence taken.
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« Reply #13 on: Wednesday28October2009 »

Understood fully dodger and understand why you posted what you did. Not having a go at you in any way mate.
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« Reply #12 on: Wednesday28October2009 »

Zion,

I know they're all huff and puff. I was just showing the hypocrisy of his statement where he says he does not hide behind pseodonyms but he does exactly that on another website.
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  Spartakus, don't you worry about a thing, old mate.  We already know who you are but we are just waiting to get some details on some of your mates.

We state again clearly the AVM website and forum are anonymous whistleblowing facilities. The mad galahs including Weekes in this statement quoted are talking bluff. They are guessing and they are not trying to convince us they know who AVM contributors are but rather convince themselves. They will never produce any proof about anybody in AVM. End of story. This is typical mad galah mind games.Even AVM itself does not know many names of contributors to this forum and does not know many contributors to the AVM email list.

Get real Weeks and your piss and wind mates. You have already shown how little you understand about the internet by the Viper security breach.

Mitchell Taylor has it right. He is spot on.

Get a life all of you and go away, shut up and stop embarrassing the decent Veteran community.
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But I have nothing to be ashamed of and I do not operate behind a veil of secrecy, behind a pseudonym

If that is the case, who is the person posting on another website using the username Viper?

This is what Viper said on that other site

Well done xxxxx.  Can you please get this very simple message through the thick head of that Scot who calls himself "Fergus Fairfax", who everyone else believes in the King of all Wannabees because he has never proved that he is a real veteran.  Our fear is that fellows like you, Gotchafella, Cassius, Akela, William, Samsung, CAV MAN, 80s, NuiDat68 and others have all been duped by this idiot Fergus.  You should really demand that you see his bona fides before you all end up in court.  Spartakus, don't you worry about a thing, old mate.  We already know who you are but we are just waiting to get some details on some of your mates.
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Today AVM admin received the following from Neil Weekes. Not quite sure just what all his huffing and puffing is meant to achieve but here it is for all to read. It seems to AVM that Neil Weekes would be much better off keeping his own counsel instead of publishing this type of stuff all around the internet. He would also be better off getting in touch with Tate and co after the verbal abuse and attacks on peoples private lives which they have thrown around the internet in the last few days.None the less AVM is posting this so Weekes can't say we have denied him reply space. You will find his original email attached to show you all the highlights fonts and colours which were used, a bit like Corse and Wiltshire use. By the way Neil dunno where you found all those weird email addresses but they didn't come from AVM. Just come out and accept it Neil. You have been exposed as overtly and covertly offering succour and advice to the most vicious vile disgraceful group of Veterans ever seen on the internet. You make much of calling for peace. The Veteran community silently suffered for 3 years while the mad galahs abused, threatened, defamed and intimidated them and made complete fools of their integrity and history. AVM  simply decided that after three years, when no ESO politician or you acted to stop their vileness, we would act, and we did. We did that in March this year and we will not stop replying to the terrible mg behaviour. There is one way to close down this forum and that is you and others get the mgs to stop their rot. Do that and this forum will shut down immediately.


From: Neil Weekes
To: 'Allen Petersen' ; admin@austvetmatters.net ; hamish@gmail.com ; spartakus@gmail.com ; shadow1@gmail.com ; dingo@gmail.com ; theo@gmail.com ; akela@gmail.com ; gotchafella@gmail.com ; cassius@gmail.com ; nuidat68@gmail.com ; dodger39@gmail.com ; cd@gmail.com ; boots@gmail.com ; fiddo@gmail.com ; bobby1959@gmail.com ; mothball@gmail.com ; gump@gmail.com ; fergus39 ; popper@gmail.com ; 80s@ gmail.com
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 9:31 AM
Subject: Fergus Fairfax Exposed


G'day all,

Here it is warts and all.  Now I acknowledge that not all members of the so-called Mad Galahs are vocal and make all sorts of wild accusations.  I also know that not all contributors to the Australian Veterans' Matters are vocal and make all sorts of unsubstantiated allegations, even though the majority hide behind their pseudonyms.  So, if I were to distribute this through Allen Pettersen's net I would be accused of being a Mad Galah supporter.  Similarly if I were to distribute it through the AVM website I would be accused of being an AVM supporter.  So I have distributed it through both agencies so they can all pick on me because I do not support either side.

FOREWORD

This will be a very long email so I will issue it in 3 parts over three days. 

MAD GALAHS vs. THE AVM

The AVM.  There is a website, Australian Veterans' Matters (www.austvetmatters.net) the contributors to which all use pseudonyms, such a :  FERGUS, DINGO, SHADOW, CASSIUS, BRAT, 80S, SPARTAKUS, AKELA, THEO, GOTCHAFELLA and many others.  They state that they have to maintain their anonymity because they are afraid that members of the Mad Galahs will harass, threaten and possibly even take physical action against them or their families if they used their own names and contact details.  To contribute to the AVM website forum, one has to register and those who do are encouraged to adopt a pseudonym.  Most do.  Some contributors seem to delight in making unsubstantiated allegations about anyone they take a dislike to.  They know that they act with impunity because nobody can challenge them personally.  I would not normally "name" these contributors, however as these are only pseudonyms, I do not feel any guilt in giving these nom de plumes.

The Mad Galahs.  The AVM's main goal is to expose the Mad Galahs and to prove everything anyone, who has been declared to be a Mad Galah, to be false, or a conspiracy.  The Mad Galahs do not operate a website and most members who are considered to be Mad Galahs use their real names and their real email addresses.  Some Mad Galahs (some include a "Mad Galah" logo on their emails) make unsubstantiated accusations, use vulgar, abusive language and seem to say anything they like about other people.  You do not have to register to be a Mad Galah, so anyone could, in fact, be a Mad Galah!!  I will not name any of these people because there is no such formal organisation or website and they are "real" people.

Fact or Fiction.  Now I know that the devoted followers of Fergus Fairfax, Spartakus, Cassius, Shadow and all the other contributors to the Australian Veterans' Matters (AVM) will accuse me of fabricating all of this, or they will claim that Fergus never did say any of this or, if he did, it was all a cover to confuse me and lead me away from the scent.  I know that regardless of what I say some readers will still believe that I am a Mad Galah supporter.  So be it and I will let the readers make their own decisions on what they think of me.  But I have nothing to be ashamed of and I do not operate behind a veil of secrecy, behind a pseudonym.  Nor do I put a Mad Galah logo on my emails.  I know that some Mad Galahs will snipe at me but at least they will use their own names and most of them will take me to task personally.  I also know that contributors (using nom de plumes) to the AVM website will accuse me of advising Tate and Corse because both George Mansford and I have already admitted to sending personal emails to these and others.  That is true!  But the content of these emails was to tell these fellows to pull their heads in, to put or shut up, to stop sending inflammatory emails and to state our disagreement with what they said, whenever and wherever we thought appropriate.  Having done so, we have been accused of advising and supporting them.  Well, in that case, I have been guilty of advising and supporting Fergus because I have often told him that I disagreed with what he was saying and I have regularly told him to put up (the proof) or to shut up.  They can't accuse me of one thing and not the other.  If that is advising, then yes I have advised Don Tate, Barry Corse and Fergus Fairfax. 

I readily admit that I did support Don Tate in his fight to get the 2nd D&E Platoon recognised officially.  That was what their OC, MAJ George Pratt called them this (I have heard the tape where he states this), so as far as the platoon members were concerned that was their official title.  As I have said on numerous occasions, just because I did this and was photographed at Parliament House with Tate and others, DOES NOT MEAN THAT I HAVE SUPPORTED TATE IN EVERYTHING HE HAS SAID OR DONE.  To the contrary, I do not support all his other claims about cover ups, conspiracies, etc.  I am tired of saying this as I said it, publicly, to Fergus way back in Feb 09. 

BUT FERGUS AND OTHERS HAVE MADE A HUGE LOGIC JUMP AND ACCUSED ME, AND FOUND ME GUILTY, BY THAT ASSOCIATION.     

Obviously I have pondered long and hard about releasing all of this but, for those who remember, Fergus fired the first sniper shot at me, out of no where, on 31 January 2009 when he said this:

"It is also important to understand that there are two Australian retired Brigadiers who aid, abet, and support the NLA in their devious actions. One of these, Neil Weekes MC, is on PMAC. It is incongruous and dangerous that a dogmatic radical conspiracy theorist has insinuated himself onto the PMAC.  As a PMAC member, perhaps Neil Weekes MC may wish to discuss with the general Veteran community details of his association with the NLA."   "(NLA stood for National Lunatic Association.)  By the way, this has got nothing to do with the PMAC, and I answer in my own capacity as Neil Weekes.  Up until then I had never heard of the AVM, Fergus or any of the other AVM contributors.

Declaration: I state categorically and unequivocally that I have never been, nor am I now, a supporter or a member of the Mad Galahs or a registered contributor to the AVM [Australian Veterans' Matters] website.  But note the language used by Fergus to describe George and me: "who aid, abet and support".    These statements are given as FACTS.  There is no escaping that.  When challenged by me later that he had lied, Fergus replied on 17 Oct 09: "I do not agree, however emotive statements like that don't affect me."  These are serious allegations!!!  Where is the proof?  Yet in another email, on 2 Apr 09, Fergus states, inter alia: "Secondly, the only reason that AVM denigrates others is in response to the actions of those denigrated." I asked Fergus to give me his proof of these allegations, whom have I ever denigrated?  Show me the emails, show me the words I have said or written.  Show me where I have supported Tate's accusations of cover ups, conspiracy, or where I supported his accusations about command and control arrangements.  Fergus could not do that then and he still can't do that, because I DO NOT support these theories and I have never made such statements!!  Show me where I have supported or commented on any of those very long "political" emails released by Barry Corse.  Again nobody can, not the Mad Galahs nor the contributors to the AVM, because I have never made any nor do I support such statements by Corse and others.

Fergus provided no proof to these unsubstantiated allegations.  I have given him numerous opportunities to apologise publicly to both George Mansford and to me.  While he has apologised to me personally (see below) he has never done so publicly.  However just recently he stated that he would make a public apology provided I agreed to make a statement about the Mad Galahs, Don Tate, Bob Buick and Keith Tennent (see PART 2).  Fergus was setting the terms yet I was the one who had been found guilty by association and by assumption.  There had been no proof provided at all.

THE VIPER (JUST TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT)

Many readers will have read posts to the Australian Veterans' Matters (AVM) website purportedly initiated by a person using the pseudonym "The Viper".  I readily admit that those emails were posted my me.  Readers should have seen that this was an attempt, in hind sight a stupid one, to show how stupid this whole sorry mess had become.  Readers would have seen the humour in those messages and how The Viper (I) even criticised himself.  I even called the whole thing a "pseudonym circus".  It was intended to prove that anyone acting behind a pseudonym could say anything.  However, The Viper (I) never maligned anyone, although I did call Fergus a "GOOSE, PRETENDER, WANNABEE".  I also made comments about the Mad Galahs saying that both groups should stop all this nonsense.  This is what I said: "The Viper abhors anyone who makes any false claim or accuses anyone without providing the necessary supporting proof, just like Theo does.  The Viper also detests anyone using a nom de plume or pseudonym and The Viper regrets having to use a pseudonym".  These comments were aimed at all users, including the Mad Galahs and the contributors to the AVM.  Having done that however, the AVM will now accuse me of being a Mad Galah supporter, especially as I distributed these emails through Allen Pettersen who is also accused of being a Mad Galah.  So I am sure to be accused, again by association.  Let me say very clearly, that I initiated these emails not to support anyone but just to try to show how bloody ridiculous this whole mess is.  I encourage readers to visit the AVM website, www.austvetmatters.net to read The Viper's (my) emails to see that they were written "tongue in cheek", apart from my five questions to Fergus, which were very serious.

PART 1

BACKGROUND

As stated above Fergus, without any proof, made some very serious unsubstantiated allegations about me on 31 January 2009.

On 2 Feb 09 I sent this message direct to Fergus, at his then email address of fergus39@gmail.com:

"G'day Fergus,

Just testing to see if I can communicate with you directly.

Cheers,

Neil Weekes"

That same day, Fergus replied as follows:

"G'Day Neil

Appreciate your contact. No other person is aware of it. Anything that is said will remain between you and I unless you state otherwise. (My emphasis)

Regards

Fergus


On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Neil Weekes <sealure2@bigpond.net.au> wrote:

G'day Fergus,

Just testing to see if I can communicate with you directly.

Cheers,

Neil Weekes"

As a result of this initial communication, Fergus and I have been corresponding by email ever since.

On 2 Feb 09 I sent another email to Fergus which sated, inter alia:

"Having said all that, Fergus, you have done me a great dis-service by accusing me of being ,"...a dogmatic radical conspiracy theorist " who ".. has insinuated himself onto the PMAC."  I don't know where you ever got that idea.  I am honoured to believe that MAJGEN Mike Jeffery, AC, CVO, MC and Marlena Jeffery are very close friends of mine.  Marlena used to babysit our kids up in PNG, where Mike was my CO.  In fact Mike Jeffery, while still Governor-General, was the second person to ring me personally the morning after my wife died last year...  Just because my name is mentioned by some other veterans, does not necessarily mean that I support or agree with everything or anything they say.  My only reason for becoming involved in this whole mess is to try to improve the conditions of our (assuming that you are a veteran?) fellow veterans, their families, future veterans and their families.  I also want to try to right some of the wrongs committed by various governments during the last 30 years.  I have written many submissions to Ministers of both political parties regarding the various issues associated with DFRB/DFRDB (indexation, taxation, percentage of super allocated to a spouse and reversion once a recipient has lived beyond his/her anticipated use by date).  I have also initiated motions to the Executive Committee of the RSL trying to get it illegal for persons to wear bought or unofficial medals on their left breast.  I owe this to my soldiers.  I have been a Crown witness in a case where a wannabee stole the identity of one of my soldiers.  This is listed in the Wannabee list.  Just look up a fellow by the name of Robert Stevens.  But I am not a member of ANZMI and, quite frankly, I do not necessarily agree with everything they do.   Now you can believe all of that or not.  Quite frankly I do not care but I will try to get the devil on my side if it means I can force the government of the day to give our veterans a better deal.  Having said that, can I ask what you have done for our veterans?  You seem to have a good source of intelligence so how about redirecting it to be positive and forget this other nonsense.  You are just adding fuel to the fire.  But then again, you might get some perverse pleasure out of what you are doing?  In addition I never "insinuated" myself onto the PMAC.  You make it sound like some slimy action on my part was responsible for my selection!! "

Fergus responded on 2 Feb 09.  Excerpts from that email are as follows:

" I have the utmost respect for you as a man, an Army Officer and a Veteran. At one time we did serve in the same region."  (My emphasis.)

"A very important factor is that you were seen to support (My emphasis) Tate and Colmer in their bid for  recognition of a "2nd D&E Platoon".  There was nothing wrong with their quest except they based their argument on the fact that if the "2nd D&E Platoon" was recognized, it had to be at the expense of the integrity of many hard working Army Officers of the time, who were branded by Tate and Colmer as corrupt, conspiratorial and dishonest." (So by association and assumption, I was found guilty of supporting EVERYTHING that Tate said or did!!!)

"There is a photograph of yourself, Tate, Colmer and others taken at the AWM  (Actually the photograph was taken on the lawns of Parliament House, Canberra) when he was arguing that many past and present senior officers were corrupt. Your support of 2nd D&E Pl can easily be extrapolated to include your support to Tate and Colmer's contention that senior officers of 1ATF were corrupt." (My emphasis.  So again I am found guilty, by extrapolation, because I was photographed with Tate.  As I have said to Fergus on numerous occasions, I have been photographed with The Honourable Mr Paul Keating, MP, a previous PM of Australia, with The Honourable Kevin Rudd, MP, with Minister Griffin, MP.  This doesn't mean that I am an ALP supporter or that I support everything these honourable gentlemen say or do!!!)

"You say that you and George Mansford have told Corse to "back off" with personal emails to him. You have both done this in an endeavour to stop the "Mad Galahs" from further embarrassment.  The actions of advising Corse to "back off" are the act of offering advice and therefore participating in the tactics used by that group. I don't believe for one minute that you would in anyway agree with much of what Corse says, however you have limited your criticism of him to personal emails direct to him."  (It is not my style to plaster my comments or criticisms about another person all over the internet.  I have never reprimanded anyone without irrefutable proof and I have never reprimanded or criticised anyone in a public forum!!)

"Put that together with the Tate photo and it is not hard for a reasonable person to conclude – wrongly (My emphasis) - that you are one of them." (An apology of sorts.  Later Fergus actually tells me personally in another email that he is very sorry for the hurt he has caused me.  Too late, Fergus, my credibility has been questioned all over the net and some of your mud still clings to me and to my family!!)



You also say, and I know it is true, that you are a good and true friend of General Jeffrey AC, CVO, MC. Corse has said some terrible things about that great man and you have never, publicly railed at the disparagements. Once again add that to the photo, the 'back off" advice and the Wiltshire, Briggs emails listing you as a Mad Galah and again you appear to be supporting Corse"  (Fergus I was damned if I did and damned if I didn't.  Which other ex-high ranking officer came out in my defence or in anybody's defence for that matter in this sorry mess, to defend anyone maligned by either the so-called Mad Galahs or by the contributors [who all use pseudonyms] to the Australian Veterans' Matters website?  Again I was found guilty by supposition, by association, by assumption, by extrapolation!!  Absolutely no proof in any of what Fergus said.)



"I now accept that it was never your intention to portray yourself as a supporter of the contentions of the crazy element of the Mad Galahs and iterate my unreserved apology for coming to that conclusion. (My emphasis) I don't apologise through fear of litigation I apologise from my heart.  Now the hard bit. If I reveal my true identity it will have other repercussions that will affect my life, I have painted myself into a corner where if my identity is known in these circumstances it will be known in another area where I have worked. ( Very interesting!! )  I will undertake that if you choose to continue this relationship I will reveal my identity in due course.  (My emphasis)

Unfortunately am not very interesting, fairly active, happily married and close to Seventy. " (My emphasis.  So Fergus actually celebrates his 70th birthday this year, hence his email address: fergus39@gmail.com.  He was born in 1939.  First part of Fergus's CV- which will be summarised at the end of this. I apologise for this lengthy expose but if I do not provide actual quotes, dates of emails, etc, I will be accused of fabricating all of this.)



Then on 3 Feb 09, Fergus stated the following in reply to a simple question:



"Good Morning Neil

Yes - Twenty two years. ( My emphasis.  In answer to my question about his ADF service)  Nothing very interesting, but served in Vietnam and five years in PNG. Do volunteer work a couple of days a week, including work for Veterans.  ( Well done, and I mean that seriously)  Get through a lot of reading, am particularly interested in all aspects of the British Colonial era, as well as ancient times. Also spend time blundering around the bush locating, identifying and photographing Native Orchids. We get away just about every year on a major overseas trip. My wife is a great budgeter and saver and we both enjoy travelling to far away places with strange sounding names."  (My emphases.  Other interesting points for Fergus's CV)

Stay well

F"

Then on 21 Feb 09, Fergus replied to my email about another post to the AVM about me.  Fergus sated this:

"On my honour as an ex Army Officer - I did not write that piece, or in any way contribute to it."  (But did you ever take the contributor to task on the AVM as you demanded George Mansford and I reprimand the Mad Galahs?  However the most important thing here is that Fergus was an officer!!)

FERGUS'S CV TO DATE

Born 1939.

Served one tour in SVN, nothing exceptional.

Served five years in PNG

Fergus was an officer who served 22 years in the ADF.

Loves to travel.

Loves British Colonial history and ancient history.

Loves to go bush to locate, identify and photograph native orchids.

Does voluntary work for two days a week working with veterans (which is commendable).

He has expressed concern, if he identifies himself, that it will compromise another area in which he had previously worked.  In PART 2 there will be additional comments on this!

WHY AM I DOING THIS?

It should be obvious but Fergus and the other pseudonym contributors to the AVM haven't just maligned me.  They have made unsubstantiated allegations about George Mansford, a man for whom I have the greatest respect and admiration, and others including the wives of some members, such as Mrs Rhonda Copeland!!

This internal bickering has got to stop.  We need to be a united force.  The Government loves a fragmented veteran community.

More importantly - Fergus had agreed to make a public apology provided I met his terms.  I agreed to make a statement but I refused to say anything about Bob Buick or Keith Tennent as I had no proof on the matters Fergus was insisting I include.  I agreed to make a statement but on my terms however Fergus failed to reply.  I have done all I could and I have no regrets about taking this course of action.  The truth must come out.

I recently sent another email to Fergus asking had he considered my reply.  That message bounced as did several more with the note that the email address no longer existed.  Fergus has closed down his email address and has failed to answer me.  So I now believe that my "agreement" with Fergus is null and void.  In fact I found it difficult to reconcile the fact that I had made this "agreement" with Fergus in the first place but I wanted to get as much information about him as I could.  In any event Fergus did not really exist as a real person.  So, like many others, I now deduce that Fergus was indeed a phantom of the cyberspace.  So I feel no guilt in now publishing all these details.  After all who can have a real agreement with someone who does not exist?  Any loyalty I felt towards maintaining this "agreement" disappeared when Fergus cancelled his email address and failed to respond to my last email, in which I had given him 48 hours (to 0930 hours on Wednesday, 28 Oct 09) to reply.  I have also given Fergus my personal details, including my telephone number, to contact me, had he been genuine.  He has failed to do so!

I reiterate that that my only reasons for publishing all of these details are:

1.    Defend my credibility which has been unjustly attacked and sullied in a very public forum.

2.    I have a burning desire to reunify our fragmented ex-ADF and veteran communities and to put a stop to this self-destruction before someone is really, seriously hurt!

3.    Because there are many Australian citizens who access these websites and must be appalled at what is being said especially as they would have the highest regard for veterans.  They will very quickly lose their respect if we continue with this internecine.

4.    To identify Fergus as he was the only who threw my whole credibility into question by making some very serious, unsubstantiated threats and statements about me.  I would do the same if a Mad Galah had made those same allegations.

If I can in any way succeed with this, I will gladly accept any resulting odium.

At this point I should emphasise that Fergus is not the only one who should be called to account here.   I will also state I believe that all those others who operate behind pseudonyms, with the weak excuse that they are afraid of being personally harassed, personally assaulted or are afraid for their families, are living in fantasy land and that this is a very weak excuse for being able to say anything they like about anyone with impunity   This will be nothing new as I said it all to Fergus in an open email way back in February 2009.  I do not support the Mad Galahs making wild accusations.  Both groups need to present PROOF before anyone says anything.  Both groups should have the moral courage to use their own names and to keep their challenges on a one-to-one basis and not plaster vile accusations all over the net..  This has gone on for far too long.


PART 2 WILL FOLLOW TOMORROW  ( I understand that some of the messages I refer to may have since been removed from the AVM website, however I have hard copies.)

Cheers,

Neil Weekes (my real name)

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It's now proven that Neil Weekes has had email contact with the mysterious and immature Viper. In all probability it has been shown Viper is Weekes. The logs published in here are held by the ISP servers and don't lie. The source code of the email from Viper to Weekes hasn't been plucked from thin air. It is the type of proof which stands in a Court.

admin has received an email from Neil Weekes in which he admits to being Viper. More later.
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He definitely likes making threats, bit of a bully now he has been exposed.

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It's now proven that Neil Weekes has had email contact with the mysterious and immature Viper. In all probability it has been shown Viper is Weekes. The logs published in here are held by the ISP servers and don't lie. The source code of the email from Viper to Weekes hasn't been plucked from thin air. It is the type of proof which stands in a Court.

I am publishing a few emails now which show the type of interactivity which Weekes has been involved in. Neil Weekes is naturally free to email anybody he wishes. The following emails show not just that emails have been exchanged between Weekes and others but show a degree of intimacy and one can suspect co-operation and support from Neil Weekes. Once again Weekes is free to support whom he wishes and to have close working or personal relationships with whom he wishes. But to tell you the truth I am sick and tired of Weekes denying he has had close contact with various mad galahs.


From: Neil Weekes
To: admin@austvetmatters.net
Cc: spartakus@gmail.com ; hamish@gmail.com
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 10:04 PM
Subject: Fergus/Hamish


G'day Unknown Warriors,

I still have had no response from Admin or from Fergus or from Hamish.

Remember that you have until 0930 hrs on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 to get Fergus (or is it now Hamish?) to ring me on (07)47736932.

Failure to do so will mean that you leave me no choice but to publish my lenghty expose of Fergus.  By then I should have a list of officers who were born in 1939, served 22 years including one tour in SVN and five years in PNG.  It will not be too hard then to cull that list to meet the other things I know about Fergus.

Over to you.

By the way I have already drafted Part 1 of my expose and here is an excerpt, below.

Cheers,

Neil Weekes (my real name)

________________________________________

G'day all,

FOREWORD

This will be a very long email so I will issue it in parts.  Now I know that the devoted followers of Fergus Fairfax, Spartakus, Cassius, Shadow and all the other contributors to the Australian Veterans' Matters (AVM) will accuse me of fabricating all of this, or they will claim that Fergus never did say any of this or, if he did, it was all a cover to confuse me and lead me away from the scent.  So be it.

Obviously I have pondered long and hard about releasing all of this but, for those who remember, Fergus fired the first sniper shot at me on 31 January 2009 when he said this:

"It is also important to understand that there are two Australian retired Brigadiers who aid, abet, and support the NLA in their devious actions. One of these, Neil Weekes MC, is on PMAC. It is incongruous and dangerous that a dogmatic radical conspiracy theorist has insinuated himself onto the PMAC.  As a PMAC member, perhaps Neil Weekes MC may wish to discuss with the general Veteran community details of his association with the NLA."   "(NLA stood for National Lunatic Association.  I state categorically and unequivocally that I have never been, nor am I now, a supporter or a member of the Mad Galahs or a registered contributor to the AVM [Australian Veterans' Matters] website.  But note the language used by Fergus: "who aid, abet and support".    These statements are given as FACTS.  There is no escaping that.  When challenged by me later that he had lied, Fergus replied "I do not agree, however emotive statements like that don't affect me."  These are serious allegations!!!  Where is the proof?  Yet in another email, on 2 Apr 09, Fergus states, inter alia: "Secondly, the only reason that AVM denigrates others is in response to the actions of those denigrated."  I asked Fergus to give me his proof of these allegations, whom have I ever denigrated?  Show me the emails, show me the words I have said or written.  Show me where I have supported Tate's accusations of cover ups, conspiracy, or where I supported his accusations about command and control arrangements.  Fergus could not do that then and he still can't do that, because I DO NOT support these theories and I have never made such statements!!)

Fergus provided no proof to these unsubstantiated allegations.  I have given him numerous opportunities to unconditinally apologise publicly to both George Mansford and to me.  While he has apologised to me personally (see below) he has never done so publicly.  However just recently he stated that he would make a public apology provided I agreed to make a statement about the Mad Galahs, Don Tate, Bob Buick and Keith Tennent (see PART 2).  Fergus was setting the terms yet I was the one who had been found guilty by association and by assumption.  There had been no proof provided at all.

BACKGROUND (PART 1)

As stated above Fergus, without any proof made some very serious unsubstantiated allegations about me on 31 January 2009.

On 2 Feb 09 I sent this message direct to Fergus, at his then email address of fergus39@gmail.com:

"G'day Fergus,

Just testing to see if I can communicate with you directly.

Cheers,

Neil Weekes"

That same day, Fergus replied as follows:

"G'Day Neil

Appreciate your contact. No other person is aware of it. Anything that is said will remain between you and I unless you state otherwise. (My emphasis)

Regards

Fergus


On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Neil Weekes <sealure2@bigpond.net.au> wrote:

G'day Fergus,

Just testing to see if I can communicate with you directly.

Cheers,

Neil Weekes"

As a result of this initial communication, Fergus and I have been corresponding by email ever since.

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Don Tate has more warts than most, but he honestly believes that he has something to offer today's military mind, be it a soldier, an officer, a contemporary military historian or a politician, especially a politician. His view  is shared by Neil Weekes and George Mansford. (I BELIEVE THIS TO BE TRUE BUT BOTH GENTLEMEN ARE AT LIBERTY TO CORRECT ME)

Bill Murray.



From: Allen J Petersen petersaj@bigpond.net.au
Date: 2008/10/25
Subject: DON TATES BOOK : My Final Word
To: Undisclosed-Recipient



From: Bill Murray
To: Allen J Petersen
Cc: tpi-act@homemail.com.au ; George Mansford ; Donald Tate ; cameron_henderson@uss.salvationarmy.org ; deanne.hinder-hawkins@dva.gov.au ; mike.kelly.mp@aph.gov.au ; alan.griffin.mp@aph.gov.au ; senator.humphries@aph.gov.au
Sent: Friday, 24 October 2008 10:49 PM
Subject: DON TATES BOOK : My Final Word


Dear Allen,
 
This is a truncated and edited version of the events over the past fortnight. I have edited the version because the main body of the article is intended for the ACT Branch Committee. Despite what the ACT Committee may think has transpired between myself and my myriad fellow veterans, I have NEVER said anything which has exhorted others to be vindictive towards them.
 
I would like everyone with whom I have spoken about the Don Tate book to email the secretary of the ACT Branch at  tpi-act@homemail.com.au  (with information copy to me please   wrmurray@tpg.com.au  stating that I had NEVER exhorted them to be unfairly critical of the ACT Branch). Of course, if you feel otherwise then please email them accordingly.
 
Before continuing I would like to add the following:
 
I spoke with my spiritual advisor, Captain Cameron Henderson, US Salvation Army today for over 70 minutes because I needed reassurance (or otherwise) that this is the task I am supposed to be doing.  Cameron has the gift of being able to make the most difficult of problems seem simple.  He will condemn me to a life in purgatory for saying this, but his counsel is unfailingly succinct and accurate. Oh, by the way Allen, (and fellow veterans), let me introduce Captain Cameron Henderson, US Salvation Army and my best friend.  He is also my spiritual advisor. He has so very little to occupy himself with these days that I'm sure he would welcome requests of spiritual assistance from Australian Christian veterans (says one Australian TPI dodging a bullet fired from Maryland). And may I also introduce his charming wife Captain Paula Henderson, wife of, but equal of (in many ways superior to) aforementioned Cameron Henderson.  Play your cards right Cam and Paula, and I may be able to organise a whiparound to arrange a meeting with us cripples! Cam (and his charming wife Paula) would be the perfect military chaplains. At a later time, and with some help from my veteran friends I would like for them to visit our Defence Force personnel.


Article For ACT Branch Committee
 
Please note this article has been heavily edited in accordance with the wishes of the ACT Branch Committee.  Should they wish, they have my permission to release (with or without caveat as they determine) their unedited Article when they receive it, either in full or part as they determine.  However they must not in any way alter the content of the article other than deleting content as they determine. They must not reposition any matter within the article, nor add to it, nor comment upon it other than in a separate article. In stating this, I do so without prejudice, in no way acknowledging their legal right to act as they have done in their proceedings against me . 
 
I take this action out of respect for the decency of Barry Johnson and Chris Hudson .
 
 
I open my article to the ACT Branch Committee with the following paragraphs:
 
Introduction
 
This was never about Don Tate or Bill Murray.  This was about the right of all veterans to be given the opportunity to present their case to be heard. Those on the ACT committee who initiated this problem might be astounded to know that, whenever I spoke with those who understood the injustices incurring here, I exhorted them in the strongest possible language not to alienate anyone. They were ALL asked to keep their eye on the aim and not be distracted. I repeatedly said that when this blew over, as it would, then we would all have to resume working together in the interests of the only people who matter...our veterans.
 
When anyone wanted to escalate the matter I insisted on extreme caution.  I hope Don Tate will support me here when I say that Don had often wanted to involve the media. I counselled him strongly against so doing.  I also counselled him against approaching the committee directly, although I cannot be held responsible for his actions. I'm very glad he listened in relation to the media, although I believe he did on one occasion approach the committee and I suggested this was inappropriate. I did however, understand his frustration for reasons which will become known later. I had hoped (with George Mansford's gentle but firm counsel assisting me), that a bit of time would always lead to a satisfactory conclusion.
 
 
Material edited out. For ACT Branch Committee only
 
 
The events leading up to this position occurred over a period of less than ten days. A request for an invitation so that he could talk about his book and show the films was sent by Don Tate (author of the best selling and highly acclaimed book, 'The War Within') to all branches of the TPI Association. A copy of this email was sent by our secretary for our comments. I wasn't really concerned until I read the comments by one of our senior committee members who opined that he had some 'vague recollections' that Tate was not well regarded by members of the RAAC, and that the emailer (i.e. The senior committee member) had developed an opinion after talking with his doctor (unnamed) that we should shield Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) sufferers from such material as Tate's book. All other replies basically echoed this opinion.  Some did opine that a copy could be bought and placed in our library.
 
The illogical practicalities of this opinion, particularly concerning the shielding of PTSD sufferers astounded me (and some very senior and far more intelligent minds than mine agreed). It was obvious that the emailer had done no research on the three elements involved, viz, the author, the merit of the book, and the treatment of PTSD. The email bordered on being defamatory of Don Tate. This lack of research was evident in the very few replies advanced by ACT Branch Committee members.
 
I admit to not being aware of Don Tate prior to reading his email so I had no more information than anyone else on the committee. In order to be fair to Don Tate's request I reasoned that, unless these matters were researched, how could I make a balanced decision. I therefore decided to research all three elements. In the absence of any research being conducted by other committee members I felt, erroneously as it transpired, that the committee would welcome the results from such research
 
In doing so I read reviews of Don's book by Paul Ham, Australian reporter for the London Sunday Times, Ian McPhedran, Defence Reporter for News Limited, and Brigadier (Ret'd) George Mansford, a highly decorated and universally respected Australian soldier. (All reviews are attached). All were glowing in their description of the book. I also read references by Brigadier (Ret'd) Niel Weekes, inaugural member of the Prime Minister's Advisory Committee (PMAC) and Brigadier George Mansford, outlining the relevance of the book to all soldiers. Brigadier Mansford was kind enough to provide me with a character reference for Don Tate. I haven't requested either George's or Don's permission to disclose, in detail, the contents of this reference so I shan't disclose it. Suffice to say, George was as honest as one would expect him to be in his assessment of Don Tate.  

The content of George's reference was sufficient for me to assume that, in Don Tate, I was dealing with an extremely genuine character with all the problems associated with being a TPI. To call him more than a troubled soldier who has had to overcome enormous difficulties to get where he is now, and who possess a fine gift of writing would be extravagant prose.
 
Don Tate has more warts than most, but he honestly believes that he has something to offer today's military mind, be it a soldier, an officer, a contemporary military historian or a politician, especially a politician. His view  is shared by Neil Weekes and George Mansford. (I BELIEVE THIS TO BE TRUE BUT BOTH GENTLEMEN ARE AT LIBERTY TO CORRECT ME)
 
Don's letter of apology to the ACT Branch Committee dated 22 October 2008, in my opinion, reflects the confused mind that I have been dealing with over the past fortnight. It's my belief, and I'm a very ordinary retired middle ranking RAAF officer with no psychiatric or psychological training, that Don still has not found the total inner peace he seeks.  He still craves acceptance by his peers, because he believes in some ways that he hasn't yet earned their respect. His initial response is to engage his detractors with aggressive vindictiveness, only to realise the unfairness of his position and then, with just as much alacrity, offer the hand of friendship. Hence the apology dated 22 October 2008, which is sincerely held but which will in time be replaced by another dark period, a period of self doubt.
 
They (the ACT Branch Committee) had in their possession George Mansford's reference about Don (I had ensured it was emailed to them), yet, when I arrived on Monday morning, only one person knew who George Mansford was. If that wasn't sufficiently disappointing to me I had, through extensive research, discovered the name of Dr David Riggs.
 
Dr Riggs works at the US Defense Center of Excellence as one of the world's foremost authorities on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As further testimony to his relevance as an expert for our Defence Forces, Dr Riggs is also the Director of the Center of Deployment Psychology in the US.
 
Dr Riggs contends that, in the short term, shielding a PTSD sufferer may seem the natural and best method of treatment. However, he opines that in the long term this treatment is ineffective and does more harm than good. This was in direct contravention of the policy espoused by one of our committee who, setting himself up as an authority on PTSD, had decreed that these sufferers had to be shielded from Don's book for fear of triggering PTSD.
 
As a footnote, subsequent to having acknowledged receiving my research on Dr Riggs, the President wrote me opining ...
 
I have worked as a Pension Officer for seven years with the VVF, and I consider I know a 'little bit' about PTSD after all that time, and I have visited numerous veterans when place in hospital with the horrible affliction, therefore I accept (name withheld's) statement for what is was and support it. (sic)...Phil Cowan, 18 October 2008.
 
I must admit to being satisfied with the research that I had conducted, and felt that our committee could not be better prepared to make a decision which I felt sure would benefit all members when the matter of Don Tate's request was debated. However, again at the Monday morning Committee meeting, not one person claimed to have ever heard of Dr Riggs despite the fact that I had disseminated all of my research notes. I would be glad to hear the reaction of other Branch Presidents and / or ESO heads if they were sufficiently fortunate to have one of their committee prepare this standard of research for them.
 
Further material edited out.  For ACT Committee only
 
 
Conclusion
 
To be honest I feel absolutely gutted.  All I ever did was approach this task like I do all others...with what I believed to be a meticulous attention to detail, and with the interest of the disabled veteran in mind. The thoroughness of the research was designed SOLELY for the benefit of the ACT Branch Committee so that they could be in a position to make a reasoned and fair decision. Throughout it all I have been subjected to personal abuse, the President calling my actions preposterous when I suggested that I, together with the offending senior member (who opined about his vague recollections) should issue a joint statement of fraternal solidarity and move on. I have issued four separate apologies, based on my failure to seize earlier opportunities to end this matter and keep it 'en camera'. Even when I was 'ambushed' with the Resolution seeking my suspension, I personally offered once more to the President 'en committee' to apologise and accept responsibility for my part in not seizing earlier opportunities to solve this issue so that we could move on.
 
I have issued personal apologies to the President's wife 'name withheld'  an absolutely wonderful woman, and to the wife of the other member involved (who I haven't met but who I'm sure is also a wonderful lady). My wife, a very senior and respected Registered Nurse, Nurse Manager, within the Aged Community here in Canberra, has suffered extreme illness over this period (including requiring time off work), yet when I brought this to the attention of the President I was told that her illness was my fault.  No one within the TPI community has ever contacted her.  She would be affronted if such contact was now to take place.
 
I feel now that my time for apologising over this incident has come and gone. To continue with such an action would be seen as expedient and lacking in sincerity.  I would now be happy just to receive a simple apology and an acknowledgement of precipitous action towards me.
 
I could care less about whether the committee decides to afford Don Tate an opportunity to talk to the Association, provided that it leasts affords him a hearing based on appropriate research into the three factors I have previously mentioned viz. The author, the merit of the book, and the treatment of PTSD.
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For what it is worth, I am reading his book and find it most compelling. I am in no way qualified to be a literary critic so my assessment is made much along the same lines of the amateur wine buff.  Forget its tenens, its bouquet, its nose or colour. I simply enjoy it. It is thought provoking, at times demanding and written with such raw emotion that images of a reincarnated Henry Lawson emerge. It is also highly entertaining.
 
My view probably differs from most because I feel its a book to be read before the author is personally engaged. I have spoken with Don, and corresponded with him. Yet I feel that he is the last chapter in the book. Only then will I know how the story ends (or perhaps that should be, begins!)
 
To all who have been involved in this saga, lets put it it behind us, and move on. There are veterans who have missed out on assistance whilst this nonsense has gone on. (Whether the ACT Branch take this action in relation to me will be determined).
 
I hope we have learnt the following lessons. I certainly have
 
1. We are all TPIs for a reason. Each one of us has warts, some readily discernible, some not!
2. None of us have earnt the right to patronage.  To the extent we still have talents then we have the responsibility to ensure that we use those to assist our fellow veterans who may be lacking in some capacity.
3. Intemperate language begets intemperate language.  Do not raise your voice, raise your argument.
4. Listening is the most disregarded form of communication.
5. Skills come in many forms.  Those who may lack the ability to express themselves in written form, may be very good at mowing another veterans lawn.
6. Afford everyone the right to be heard.
7. As our numbers diminish so our disposition stands out. Compromised behaviour is now more likely to be noticed by the wider community, simply because there are fewer of us.
8. Question your motives for your actions.
9. A well meant and sincere apology will earn far more respect than a stubborn insistence on being right.  Remember there is ALWAYS some common ground and people of goodwill will always find it.
10. We are being assisted from the wider community, of whom we are also a member. We should ensure we don't abuse the assistance and, wherever possible, help those who are helping us.
10. (My favourite from Mother Theresa) When I criticise someone I don't have time to love them.
 
 
I hope that everyone regains as much zest for life as is possible given their own personal circumstances. I hope that each day next week we seek out someone with whom we have had some enmity and make it right. And I hope everyone backs the winner of the Melbourne Cup. Sorry about Saturday's lotto. I have the winning numbers.
 
Regards (and blessings to my myriad Christian Friends)
Bill Murray (just an ordinary TPI...truly!)
 
 
 
Allen,
 
Could you be so kind as to distribute within your network. Please include ALL the TPI Association Branches.
 
Blessings
Bill
 
Now can we get on with some real welfare work!

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From: Barry Corse
To: 'Neil Weekes'
Sent: Saturday, 20 October 2007 9:12 PM
Subject: the 5th demand - PM's Veterans' Advisory Council


G’Day Neil

Essentially no disagreement here. 

As discussed with you and many others over the last year plus, as inclusive of the articulated 5 demands that in themselves have their origins inclusive of the last 40 plus years, the 5th demand, the prime ministers veteran advisory council was and is an alternative to what is perceived as having failed the non aligned essentially unrepresented veteran baggy arse community and our families. 

The essence of this and the other 4 demands finds its roots in the proposition that the self promoted “rsl executive” as the primary veteran “voice”, whatever it was, it was not what it purported to be, otherwise this “ANZAC Mad Galah” community would not have had cause to create itself into a defacto political “pressure group” out of disgust, denigration, indifference and inequality denied by successive governments and their perceived tame lap dogs, the successive rsl executives of the last 40-90 years.

If KISS is applied, if the rsl executive had been successful "we",  would not be who ever we are and or particularized the

5 demands and or their public and political orchestration.   

Before this “veteran war of reclamation appeared in public”, overtures were made to the prime ministers perceived “dogs”, in particular Heffernan and Nutt, as expected these overtures were treated with the arrogance and distain of the conservative elitists and their appointed rsl generalissimo elitists. “who do these non organizational upstarts think they are to challenge us the unchallenged menzies and blamey prodigy? Well now they know they misread those polite tealeaves, to their discomfort. That’s the reality of dinosaurs in war and politics who have closed their minds to technological tools, the internet and the age old reality, in the history of mankind, “mushrooms will only take so much from the elitists who actually believe they are born to rule without challenge”.

"We" have deliberately NOT particularized the structure and process of the Veterans Advisory Council for the simple reason such detail is irrelevant until it has been created by the ALP if they win government. They will set that detail and then try and sell it to the veteran community as is their right "our" or rejection and or acceptance and or the compromise, will depend on what we perceive as a fair and realistic viable alternative to the perceived defacto liberal part branch aka the rsl executive and its associated conservative anointed generalissimo’s self serving self perpetuation society aka wherever has been generals are dumped as in imposed on their former diggers.
 

There appears to be a small minority of “rsl haters” determined to lump the ANZAC rsl grassroots and middle management in with the rsl executive to satisfy their personal and generalized hatred of all things rsl. That was NEVER the intention behind the 5th demand, why discard that which is not broken?. Just because the “rsl high command has failed, does not validate that the powerhouse of the rsl, the grassroot and middle management has also failed”. Quite the contrary, it is the unsung rsl middle management that along with “some” other smaller specialist ESO’s that have saved a good many veteran lives and provided support that suggests the rsl high command may not have been aware of and or particularly interested in. 

The sailors of the russian navy may have publicly gang raped all their perceived systemically corrupt officers, not as a sexual act, but for the same reason many indigenous prison thugs do today, as a payback for past master servant abuses before they executed them via the hot death, alive into the furnaces versus a cold death alive into the ice cold ocean. They did not scuttle their ships just because of some elitist arseholes disguised as officers once commanded them.

“we” have assumed that the conservatives and their elitist generalissimo’s would never willingly hand control of what was perceivably created to keep generational ANZAC malcontents in line, “the rsl executive” ,as well behaved mushroom servants of the government of the day. That the history of the associated rsl high command has specific examples where these ex military elitists saw fit to plan to intimidate and or overthrow and or ambush non conservative democratically elected state and federal governments, is in the national history for those who have the open mind to so explore.

So as “interesting as the speculation of the application and implementation of the 5th demand may be, at this point in time it is irrelevant in the scale of must, should and or could. It is also arguable as the perceived arrogance of any individual to stick their hand up as ONE of the prime ministers identified 7 malcontent ringleaders aka “the magnificent 7” is an affront to all the government estimated 2 million ANZAC Mad Galah’s. I can just imagine the Men of Kokoda smiling at any of their own who had the arrogant effrontery to say “ooh aahh, look at me I am one of the 7 heroes of Kokoda”. “we” expect that of quota gong officers being earmarked for a future general, but not of an ANZAC”. 

Barry

PS this research has just been posted by Bill Dobell..

This paragraph of a letter from the national president of the RSL to a grass roots member dated 31 March 2006, he states that the "perception that the Government has reduced entitlements cannot be sustained" I wonder why he now seems to be claiming credit for the recent turnaround by the Howard Government?

Bill Dobell

PPS if by some “ANZAC miracle the rsl executive became relevant to the veteran baggy arse community, then some might suggest, they who erred have corrected themselves, shall we trust them again, to those who are “some inclined”,the Mad Galah perception appears to be, “thanks but no thanks generalissimo”. 


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From: Neil Weekes  sealure2@bigpond.net.au
Sent: Saturday, 20 October 2007 6:37 PM
To: Keith Joyce
Cc: 'Jim Wiltshire'; 'Dave Briggs'; 'Bill Dobell'; Bernie; 'Allen Petersen'; Barry Corse
Subject: PM's Veterans' Advisory Council/Committee

G'day Keith,

Yep, the PM's Veterans' Advisory Council/Committee is still one of our five demands and yes we should still fight to have it established before the election.  My email simply gave my personal view that, now that the Government is in recess prior to the election, it cannot and will not establish such a Council.  Both parties may give a commitment to form such an organisation once elected and sure we should demand that.  Again from my perspective I believe we really need to be emphasising our financial demands because both parties are throwing money about.

From my perspective however we can continue this fight for one or all demands after the election.  This fight does not stop once the election is over.  It stops when we get a fair go.

As far as the R&SLA goes, sure there may be no need to have an R&SLA if the PM's Veterans' Advisory Committee is established and works well.   However we will need to see how all this works after the Committee reviews the R&SLA - someone will have to do this as currently the R&SLA is viewed by the Government as the pre-eminent advisory group on veteran and other related issues.  We certainly do not want two parallel organisations.  Again we must ensure that the Committee remains apolitical.    I do not see this as sa bond but rather an independent Committee that can say   The point I make is that the Committee may not be the ideal forum to run all the current R&SLA clubs and associated organisations.  It's primary function, as I see it, will be to provide unbiased and direct input to the PM and relevant Minister.  As I said, and I think Dave Briggs said, we have not put a great deal of thought into the composition or role of this Committee, at least not to my knowledge.  We will not simply be able to get rid of the R&SLA National Executive, even if we are successful in establishing this Council/Committee.  There will be many veterans and members who will resist this so it will not be a simple task. The R&SLA clubs, etc, will still have to function according to agreed policies and the Committee may not be structured to do all this. 

Rest assured I support the establishment of the Council/Committee preferably before the election but I think that this is most unlikely and we will need to continue the fight after the election.

I have no objection to your using that quote.  I served until 1998 so was not really in a position to comment before then.  After I left the ADF I worked at a university so it has only been during the last two years that I have become aware of some of these issues.  Yes, that is a damning admission but better late than never.

I hope that this has eased your mind a little.

Cheers,

Neil



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Five members of the 2nd D&E Platoon - 4RAR's 'lost platoon' - from left: Neil Weekes; Richard Bigwood; Ted Colmer; Don Tate; Kevin Lloyd-Thomas, who met with The Hon Mike Kelly MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Support, at Parliament House. After extensive investigations, Mr Kelly formally acknowledged the existence of the 2nd D&E Platoon, and is in the process of ensuring that it is correctly recorded in all the historical accounts, along with its membership, leadership, and the historical record of its actions against the enemy in Vietnam 39 years ago.

AVM understands the title is incorrect. Weekes was not a member of this alleged Platoon.The title was taken directly from FLICKER archives and the title has been left as the archives have it presented. SEE HERE http://www.flickr.com/photos/vvfact/2543444838/


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You have read about a character known as Viper because Fergus has published some of his amazingingly immature and quite stupid emails in this forum and Fergus has made comment on a couple. These emails from "Viper" have obviously been penned by a very shallow and quite unworldly individual who doesn't understand the internet and who thinks the Veteran community will swallow his childish attempts to undermine AVM. Viper has nothing whatever to do with AVM---period.

Viper has been sending emails sometimes using the email address of Fergus. Fergus email address is fergus39@gmail.com
 
The email address of Brig Weekes is sealure2@bigpond.net.au
 
Allen Petersen has been dutifully forwarding emails from a nom de plume viper@gmail.com
 
Now Petersen isn't very bright and instead of copying and pasting Vipers emails and sending to his list he has often FORWARDED Vipers original emails. This means that the original headers of Vipers emails remain in place. Not too smart Petersen and sorry Brig Weekes you should hire better help.
 
AVM has gone into the headers of one of the Petersen emails and extracted the headers of one of the Viper emails.
 
This Viper header is shown below.
 
It will look like gibberish to most of you but bear with us. We have highlighted part of the Viper email header and an email address. Goodness me guess what. An email address appears in this Viper email and guess whose email address it is? Why Brig Neil Weekes. sealure2@bigpond.net.au
 
Therefore there is no doubt Viper and Brig Weekes have been acting together to play silly childish games.

But wait there is more. In all the Weekes emails I have seen he uses the font 10Pt Arial. Guess what. Viper uses 10Pt Arial.

Thus there is NO DOUBT Weekes and Viper have emailed each other---no doubt at all. There is also a very very strong case that Viper is really Neil Weekes who has been sending emails to himself and then getting Petersen to do his dirty work by sending out Vipers emails.
 
The email and headers follow and clearly show Weekes email address sealure2@bigpond.net.au

Despite the protestations of Weekes this evidence proves he is part of the mad galahs.
 

----- Original Message -----
From: viper@gmail.com
To: xxxx
Sent: Friday,October 23, 2009 9:17 PM
Subject: King Fergus Man or Mouse
 
Viper is concerned about the health of King Fergus of Wannabee Land and his
citizens - A Vicious Mob.
 
Nobody has heard from His Majesty, The Eloquent, for over 24 hours.
 
As one of his most ardent followers, A Vicious Mob Member, "GOTCHAFELLA" (
and he probably has all day!!!) has recently said:
 
"The silence is deafening!"
 
Cat got your tongue, Your Majesty?
 
Come on Fergus, surely a big, brawny Scot like you is not afraid to answer
five simple little questions to prove who you really are.  Are you a man or
a mouse?
 
Just to remind you, we pose those questions again below.  When you answer
them with proof of the answers then we will all bow down before you and
acclaim you as our King.  But if you do not, then we will know that you are
Fergus The Pretender, Fergus The Greatest Wannabee, Fergus The Phantom of
the Cyberspace (Viper likes this last one!) with his gullible followers of
Gotchafella, Spartakus, Cassius, Hoopsta, Dingo, 80s, Samsung and all the
other cowards.  Boy they are an inspiring lot.  They even attack the wife of
the President of the APPVA!
 
Now the million dollar questions.
 
1.    Are you a real veteran?
 
2.    Did you serve with the Australian Defence Forces in SVN?
 
3.    If yes to Question 2, for how long did you serve in SVN?
 
4.    If yes to Question 3, with what units did you serve?
 
5.  If yes to Question 3, who was your immediate superior?
 
Come on Fergus, put up or shut up.
 
Eya!!!
 
Viper
 
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<DIV><FONT size=3D2 face=3DArial>_Apoliges to Viper and my&nbsp;forum =
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got mislaid&nbsp;in my inbox. AP</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV>
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style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial; BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; font-color: =
black"><B>From:</B>&nbsp;<A=20
title=3Dfergus39@gmail.com href=3D"">viper@gmail.com[/url] </DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B>&nbsp;<A =
title=3Dsealure2@bigpond.net.au=20
href=3D"mhtml:{1AF51252-3303-4125-8C96-487F21252A60}mid://00000084/!x-usc=
:mailto:sealure2@bigpond.net.au">xxxx[/url]=20
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<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Friday,October 23, 2009 =
9:17 PM</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> King Fergus Man or =
Mouse</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">Viper is concerned about the health of =
King Fergus=20
of Wannabee Land and his citizens - A Vicious Mob.</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">Nobody has heard from His Majesty, The =
Eloquent,=20
for over 24 hours.</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">As one of his most ardent followers, A =
Vicious Mob=20
Member, "GOTCHAFELLA" ( and he probably has all day!!!) has recently =
said:</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><STRONG><EM><U><FONT =
color=3D#ff0000>"The silence is=20
deafening!"</FONT></U></EM></STRONG></DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">Cat got your tongue, Your Majesty?</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">Come on Fergus, surely a big, brawny =
Scot like you=20
is not afraid to answer five simple little questions to prove who you =
really=20
are.&nbsp; Are you a man or a mouse?</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">Just to remind you, we pose those =
questions again=20
below.&nbsp; When you answer them with proof of the answers then we will =
all bow=20
down before you and acclaim you as our King.&nbsp; But if you do not, =
then we=20
will know that you are <STRONG>Fergus The Pretender</STRONG>,<FONT=20
color=3D#000080> <STRONG>Fergus The Greatest Wannabee</STRONG></FONT>,=20
<STRONG><FONT color=3D#0000ff>Fergus The Phantom</FONT></STRONG> =
<STRONG><FONT=20
color=3D#000080>of the Cyberspace (Viper likes this last=20
one!)</FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;with his gullible followers of =
<STRONG><EM><U><FONT=20
color=3D#ff0000>Gotchafella, Spartakus, Cassius, Hoopsta, Dingo, 80s,=20
Samsung</FONT></U></EM></STRONG> and all the other cowards.&nbsp; Boy =
they are=20
an inspiring lot.&nbsp; <STRONG><U><FONT size=3D3>They even attack the =
wife of the=20
President of the APPVA!</FONT></U></STRONG></DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><STRONG><U><FONT=20
size=3D3></FONT></U></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">Now the million dollar questions.</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><STRONG><FONT =
color=3D#ff0000>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
Are you a real veteran?</FONT></STRONG></DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><STRONG><FONT=20
color=3D#ff0000></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><STRONG><FONT =
color=3D#ff0000>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
Did you serve with the Australian Defence Forces in =
SVN?</FONT></STRONG></DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><STRONG><FONT=20
color=3D#ff0000></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><STRONG><FONT =
color=3D#ff0000>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
If yes to Question 2, for how long did you serve in =
SVN?</FONT></STRONG></DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><STRONG><FONT=20
color=3D#ff0000></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><STRONG><FONT =
color=3D#ff0000>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
If yes to Question 3, with what units did you =
serve?</FONT></STRONG></DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><STRONG><FONT=20
color=3D#ff0000></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><STRONG><FONT color=3D#ff0000>5.&nbsp; =
If yes to=20
Question 3, who was your immediate superior?</FONT></STRONG></DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">Come on Fergus, put up or shut up.</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">Eya!!!</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">Viper</DIV></DIV>
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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday27October2009 »

what a perfect twit . You brig are not a good example to the prime ministers advisory council as you sir are there for every one whether a mad galah or not, you seem to on the case of all. You sir were and still do represent myself and or a lot of other people who are sick and tired of your bullshit name calling. I might add that no ESO represents myself either.     
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80s
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« Reply #2 on: Monday26October2009 »

Yes a real man of integrity........NOT!!!!!

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Zionist
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« Reply #1 on: Monday26October2009 »

Neil Weekes has engaged in what may well be extortion in his email and that is a crime even on the internet.
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« on: Monday26October2009 »

 
Brig Neil Weekes AM MC threatens Fergus
 
Admin at AVM received an email today from Brig Neil Weekes Retd . It was sent to Fergus Fairfax as well. You can read this email at the conclusion of these comments.
 
Neil Weekes served for many years in the Army and you can read about his career if you Google his name. AVM has nothing to comment on in relation to his career and we respect the Service he has rendered Australia. We don't respect his behaviour in the email at the end and we don't respect his belligerent dog headed support of the most rabidly disruptive group ever to crawl into the Australian Veteran community.  AVM here talks naturally of the infamous mad galahs. This is a group of self styled heroes and liars, is well known for attacking the private lives of anybody who stands in their way,organised three members to enter the Church of a War Veteran during Mass and accuse him of being a paedophile, is a group which supports the lies contained in a book written by maniacal menace Don Tate, is a group which openly supports Veteran wannabes and frauds and is a group which threatened the life of former DVA Minister Bruce Billson MP. Nice types and there is much more to this crazy vile mob than has been revealed here.
 
Weekes was selected by the DVA Minister Griffin to represent YOU on the PMs Advisory Council. One would think this council would be comprised of only reasoned, unbiased and decent people. This one would think would go without saying. The PMAC advises the PM on Veteran matters.
 
Neil Weekes will deny the following or part of it. Weekes has been a consistent overt and covert supporter of the mad galahs, in particular advising Tate. As if this is not bad enough for a PMAC member and former senior Officer who should know better he has now threatened Fergus Fairfax in a very nasty vicious way. Fergus is deeply disliked by the mad galahs because he has spoken too much truth for them and called their bluff on more than one occasion.
 
The email below is not the only time Weekes has communicated with AVM and Fairfax. Many months ago Weekes put on his Barristers wig and gown and boasted he had many powerful contacts around Australia and said he would take AVM into the Courts in Australia. Nothing has happened. Just like his mate Wiltshire, Weekes is all huff and puff all tip and no iceberg. He has now sent an email to Fergus and admin in which he bluffs, threatens, distorts and outright acts like a spoilt bully boy. All this from a man who advises the Prime Minister of Australia.
 
What you will read in the following email is inaccurate bluff and immaturity.
 
In conclusion we remind Weekes of the opinion of him which is held by a very senior former Australian General.
 
The Weekes email is amazing in its immaturity, petulance and breath taking threats of retaliation.
 
 
From: Neil Weekes
To: fergus39 ; admin@austvetmatters.net
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 9:43 AM
Subject: Contact


G'day Fergus, or is it now Hamish?
 
Are you still there?  If not, and Fergus no longer exists, then I will no longer be bound by our "gentleman's agreement - not that "Fergus" was a real person in the first place.  If you fail to answer within 48 hours, I will publish everything I know about you including the fact that you confirmed who "Mowgli" was.  The game is over, Fergus.
 
If you are not there then SPARTAKUS or whoever else is running the AVM had better contact Fergus and tell him to contact me, by phone on (07)47736932.  If he contacts me by any other means, then the agreement is null and void because Fergus has closed up shop.  He has closed his email address so I will have no guilt problems by posting everything I have on him to every organisation I know.  It will not expose him immediately but there will be enough there for more than one person to recognise him.  I will post it as Fergus's CV, since he gave me all the details personally.
 
Oh, by the way Fergus and I have been communicating behind the scenes since 2 February 2009.  Proof, yep, both electronic and hard copy:
 
Copy of my "Test" message to Fergus on 2 February 2009:
 
"G'day Fergus,
 
Just testing to see if I can communicate with you directly.
 
Cheers,
 
Neil Weekes"
 
Copy of Fergus's reply on 2 February 2009:
 
"G'Day Neil
 
Appreciate your contact. No other person is aware of it. Anything that is said will remain between you and I unless you state otherwise.
 
Regards
 
Fergus


On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Neil Weekes <sealure2@bigpond.net.au> wrote:

G'day Fergus,
 
Just testing to see if I can communicate with you directly.
 
Cheers,
 
Neil Weekes"
 
Over to you but I need Fergus to contact me by phone by 0930 hrs on Wednesday, 28 October 2009..
 
Cheers,
 
Neil Weekes (my real name)
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