Last week it finally happened.
Mark Latham stood up in the New South Wales parliament and became the first politician from that state to call out the obscene waste of taxpayers’ money that has been thrown away supporting serial litigant, Garry Burns.
You can watch his speech below:
No one knows for sure exactly how much has been spent by the New South Wales government to prop up Burns’ obsessive witch hunt.
But considering there have been hundreds of complaints, ‘investigations’ by the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board and hearings before the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Local Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court of Australia over the past 20 years it now surely runs into the multiple millions.
And that’s just to hold the hearings.
On top of that the New South Wales Attorney General has even intervened against me in multiple proceedings, wasting further money to directly support Burns.
Yet not a single, solitary finding has been made against me.
At least in the old days witch hunts would manage some sort of guilty verdict. This kangaroo court system is so farcical it can’t even conjure that up.
Unsurprisingly, Burns has reacted to Mark Latham’s speech with all the grace of a triggered old hag.
I’ve received numerous abusive emails including one just this morning which contained these words:
But Garry Burns is just like a good dose of herpes because he doesn’t go away or ever give up…
…There will always be minor league dills with domestic trimmings like Mark Latham in our parliament and we the sensible folk should deal with him like passing a motion ( bowel movement ) and just flush the chain and let the the poo poo disappear.
The guy even likens himself to a sexually-transmitted disease. It’s not a bad description, to be honest.
This is the man the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board has wasted millions of dollars protecting. These are the words of the bloke who is the face of anti-discrimination law in Australia.
Why the political class and the vast majority of the media have allowed him to wage his obsessive, fanatical, abusive and vengeful campaign of terror for so long is one of the great mysteries of our times.
It will forever be a stain on the New South Wales justice system that the vast majority of vilification case law has been generated by Burns and his decade-long taunting of a legally-unrepresented and brain-damaged man from Newcastle (you can read about John Sunol here).
Burns will eventually be stopped.
But the real problem is the Anti-Discrimination Board and the Tribunal which have long-known about Burns’ abusive conduct and John Sunol’s disability and turned a blind eye to both.
This is where the true evil in this farce lies. It needs to be confronted and weeded out.
Please take the time to write to Mark Latham to thank him for his courage. And it would also help if you wrote to the New South Wales Attorney General and asked him why the Anti-Discrimination Board has not been sacked.
Mark Latham can be reached by email here: email@example.com
Mark Speakman, the New South Wales Attorney General, can be contacted via an online form here.