Yesterday the NSW Local Court and Garry Burns were put on notice: steps are underway to enforce the rulings of the High Court and NSW Court of Appeal on the President of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the NSW Local Court.
I have commenced preparations seeking orders in the NSW Supreme Court prohibiting the continuation of any of Garry Burns’ complaints against me.
Garry Burns protested that this was a ‘delaying tactic’, that I had only won in the High Court on a ‘technicality’ and that he wanted his day in court after an ‘arduous’ process.
The truth is that the anti-discrimination apparatus in NSW has given the finger to the rule of law, unanimous victories in the Court of Appeal and High Court that the process used against me is unconstitutional is not a ‘technicality’ and Burns has had more days in courts than pretty much anyone in this nation.
And if Burns thinks the process has been ‘arduous’ for him, then I’m entitled to claim that it’s also been more than bothersome for me too.
I can understand why many of you think that I should be ‘suing’ Burns. However, this sentiment misses the point: Burns is a problem but he is not ‘the’ problem: the system itself must be addressed.
My action in the NSW Supreme Court will be taken against those in positions of authority who are allowing this abuse to continue and who should never have allowed it in the first place. If the ‘Thought Police’ are not held to account, they will simply ensure that Burns is replaced with someone else.
Burns is nothing more than a lowly soldier. The real enemy are those in command who are enabling and protecting him. They must be the targets.
I will keep you updated as this process unfolds.
I would also like to make some other points about Garry Burns.
I do not hate this man, although his actions are unconscionable and in justice they must be addressed.
I pray for him every day.
While there is life, there is hope. Burns still has a great potential to do a great good: given his actions he has an opportunity to rectify great wrongs. I can only hope that he does.
Garry Burns complained after yesterday’s hearings that he had been subjected to death threats. In my experience, Burns’ views and reality are often at odds. More than likely, he is just discovering that in this battle there is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and is having some difficulty processing that or the fact that he is facing public scrutiny for the first time.
I am aware that many of you who have commented on my Facebook page or shared its posts have been ‘trolled’ by Burns. He is looking to intimidate and cause trouble. My advice is not to engage with him.
It is extremely hypocritical that someone who has encouraged others to assault me at tribunal hearings, who has called for me to be flogged in Martin Place and who is prepared to write this would complain about ‘death threats’:
However, while I have trouble believing Burns’ claims, I also know that even hypocrites do not deserve to have their safety threatened.
If you are engaged by Burns please keep it classy. We do not need to stoop to his levels. And we can win this with dignity, patience and by maintaining civility and the rule of law.
I once again thank you for your support and generosity. It is greatly encouraging – with a special thanks to the lovely lady who travelled to the Local Court yesterday to stand by my side!