The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia on September 29, 1988 · Page 27
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The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia · Page 27

Sydney, New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
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Thursday, September 29, 1988
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' 4 The Sydney Morning Herald Friday, September 30, 1988 1 1 Police Corrupt police ran a drugs network and the confessed bribes bagman Jack Herbert lied under oath to the Fitzgerald Inquiry, according to secret J tapes played ' yesterday of c, conversations with ' the alleged Brisbane . brothel king Hector Hapeta. EVAN ; WHITTON reports. BRISBANE: It appears that organised crime has dug in to try to outlast the inquiry. The view from the trenches, as disclosed on the Hapeta tapes, includes: Hector Hapeta's belief that Jack Herbert committed perjury, and had not named "all the good ones". Hapeta's apparent belief that corrupt police were running a drug network. 9 Geraldo Bellino's apparent - ll , tit-fell Hl -fv ttt & r lift x ; ! . t$i$;Rti& mm mmimmiM tt m k P 1 L xm road se A rr i -, f - M I Stjy? IK. f i g -VX. 4 ' l - . v?S -X$S'S3fj Ihe ion a m a eip sto While motorbikes can always thread their way through a traffic jam, anything on four wheels is usually left stranded. That's why NRMA's traditional breakdown service now comes on motorbikes as well for the business district of Sydney city. And it's no coincidence that these patrolmen have earned the nickname of "JambustersT Because by getting our members' cars going, they help get traffic moving freely again. And that's only one of the things NRMA's done for NSW motorists in the past year. The introduction of our car Anti-Theft campaign has helped reduce the number of cars stolen in NSW last year by 20. ran drags: Hapeta THE FITZGERALD INQUIRY belief that he may not even be charged. 9 Hapeta's belief that Sydney is the place to be just now, but "in two years this town'll be crook again". This evidence should give the Ahern Government no option but to set up a post-Fitzgerald standing commission on corruption and organised crime. Earlier this month "Trevor", Hapeta's number two, got the idea that Hapeta was going to try to get himself off the hook by informing on Trevor as a heroin-runner. From 1983 to 1985, Trevor had done time for Hapeta on a charge of supplying LSD. He apparently decided he wasn't going to be the goat this time, and made a pre-emptive strike by approaching the commission some time before only motorbike designed. get through them. September 14, earlier than we reported yesterday. Commission officers mounted an operation to trap Hapeta by wiring Trevor for sound and sending him back to his boss. On Friday September 16, Trevor and Hapeta were in Trevor's hired Commodore on the road to Yatala. The dramatic irony level in the car rated about eight on the Empson scale: Hapeta thought he had the commission bluffed for lack of proof, and vaguely threatened Trevor in case he was thinking of rolling over. Not unnaturally, in view of Hapeta's mountainous size, Trevor was quite nervous, particularly when Hapeta revealed he was aware that Trevor suspected that Hapeta was going to sell him down the river. Hapeta, a firm believer in British justice and liberty, offered some animadversions on the vile-ness of the tax people in taxing Police Commissioner Sir Terence Lewis although "they haven't even got proof he took the corruption money. "Did you see what Herbert said? 'I'd have nothing to do with drugs; I don't know anybody in drugs.' You know, drugs will die of a sudden death, you know what I mean?" Not since 1982 has the rate been lower. Thanks to our on-going road funding campaign, the State Government has pledged to move the millions we pay in petrol taxes to where it belongs. Improving the safety and quality of our roads. Services to country members have also been extended in 1988. New branch offices were opened this year in Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Jesmond and Tamworth, bringing the total network to 45 Branches and 260 District Depots throughout New South Wales and the ACT And through the statutory authorities and with our members' help this year we've had more than 2,000 'blackspots removed from the National Roads and Motorists Association, 151 Clarence St, Sydney 2000. Trevor asked: "Do you think he's telling the truth, or he's just "No, no," Hapeta replied, "he's telling lies." He added: "They had a drug network all right. I know, I wasn't allowed to get involved in drugs. He told me that they had a network." Trevor: "Allocated to someone else like the gambling?" "Right, right," Hapeta said. Later on the Yatala trip, Hapeta said: "Geraldo Bellino reckons none of us mightn't go to court . . . he reckons the cops will. "Herbert now has run out, matey ... he hasn't named the good ones. I mean, I know I've never heard Ron Pickering's name mentioned once in the whole commission, have you? "Herbert named f... all, boy. I reckon in two years this town'll be crook again. If we can outlast . . . all we gotta do is hang in now." That evening, Trevor and Jeff Jones, another member of the Hapeta gang, collected some heroin hidden in the bush, on Hapeta's orders. Still wired, Trevor gave five weights to Hapeta, went down to the Gold Coast and gave 10 to Nick, and then retired into the witness protection program. Stated roads. (If you're not familiar with road safety jargon, a 'blackspot' is a place where numerous accidents have occurred, or are likely to occur.) These are just a few highlights from the 1987-88 Annual Report of the NRMA. To find out more about the work we've done during the year, read your copy of the Annual Report for 1987-88 in the October issue of the NRMA's Open Road Magazine. If you're not yet a member, you can get a free copy from any NRMA branch or district depot 0 Loneliness of a cinema picket line 7 o mmmmmsss-n Eva Kossek (right) on the picket line outside Hoyts Entertainment By AUCIA LARRIERA. industrial Reporter The past two weeks have been disheartening for Eva Kossek, a 53-year-old usher at Hoyts George Street cinema complex. On strike for the first time in 11 years, she has had to cope with most of ber colleagues refusing to join the strike over manning levels, thousands of cinema-goers ignoring You'll find that itfs very rewarding reading. It pays to belong. Y4RSNRCCA799 her pleas to boycott Hoyts and worst of all rude gestures from passing motorists. Since the strike began earlier this month, Eva has spent at least four hours every day handing leaflets to the public, urging them to boycott Hoyts and sign a petition in support of the ushers. "It's very discouraging, all the people still going to see the films at LOHS WEUISHD HOLIDAY SCHEDULE SAT S3N MON Art Gallery of NSW 10am Noon 10am to 5pm to 5pm to 5pm Banks x x x Home bread deliveries x x x Buses Sun timetables for Mon. (hol timetables, some routes. Ph: 2 0543) Butchers 8am x 8am to 5pm x to 5pm Ferries Sat timetables for Mon. Govt offices x x x Hotelsliquor stores Yes Yes Yes Mail deliveries x x x Milk deliveries Yes Yes Yes Powerhouse Museum 10am 10am 10am to 5pm to 5pm to 5pm Metropolitan newspapers Yes Yes Yes Petrol Yes Yes Yes Retail stores (major) 9am x 9am to 4pm to 5.30pm State Library 9am 11am 9am to 5pm to 5pm to 9pm Trains Sun timetables on Mon. Vet (emergency services) Phone 771 3333 Zoo Yes Yes Yes Dental Emergency Information Service: Phone: 267 59 1 9 (24hrs) Spas alert The death of a Canberra woman from legionnaire's disease, which she reportedly caught in a spa pool, has led the NSW Health Department to review the cleanliness of all public spas. The 63-year-old woman caught the disease after visiting a commercial spa in a town on the NSW South Coast late last year. She died 10 days later. An analysis of the pool's filter found high concentrations of legionella bacteria. Weighing in rations and September 30, 1788 Captain Hooter in the Sirius received his final orders to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope and Daniel Southwell, mate of the Sirius, recorded that the men were "employed lashing and securing everything in the 'tween decks, etc , in readiness for sea". The log of the Golden Grove has the entry: "Came on board from HM ship Sirius one corporal and five marines, with a sergeant from the garrison with 21 men convicts and 11 women do., and three free people for Norfolk Island. Likewise Mr Blackburne, master of the Supply, and four seamen and Supply Jolly Boat to assist in landing at Norfolk." Captain David Collins gives the same number of convicts but Lieutenant William Bradley has 20 men and 12 women. Easty Delay for black group CANBERRA: The Federal Government has agreed to delay the start-up date for its controversial new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission from January 1 until May 15 next year. In return, the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Mr Hand, is confident that the legislation will be passed in the current session. The Democrats were not prepared to support the legislation until the Senate select committee examining the proposed commission reported. Mr Hand had pro posed that elections for the new commission, which is to consist of popularly elected representatives at a regional and zone level, would be held in October. Hoyts. People are very ignorant. "And also, what good is a strike if everyone's not on strike?" Making matters worse for the Australian and Theatrical and Amusement Employees' Association (ATAEA), it is school holidays. With Hoyts offering a diet of teen-oriented movies, the young cinema hordes are not deterred by the picket line. after death The deputy chief health officer of NSW, Dr Gerry Murphy, said yesterday that at least 100 public spa pools had already been checked by the Division of Analytical Laboratories, and that tests were continuing. The Canberra woman is believed to be the first Australian victim of legionnaire's disease acquired in a spa pool. Most cases have been linked to air-conditioning systems. JENNIE CURTIN and AAP THIS DAY IN 1?38 recorded that the sergeant transferred to the Golden Grove was Sergeant Smith. Andrew Miller, Commissary, added a postscript to his letter to Lieutenant King of September 29. He said that, since writing, the Governor had reduced the weekly allowance of flour by one pound. He enclosed a memorandum of stores being forwarded, according to the new scale. Andrew Miller completed an THE BEST IN NEW ZEALAND SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS WITH Chris has just experienced the service and flexibility of Budget Rental Cars Self Drive Holidays in New Zealand and he's raving about it. Drop in now, catch his enthusiasm and take advantage of his specialist knowledge. Pick up a copy of our new Summer Winners Self Drive brochure while you're here. NZB Travel New Zealand I J tourist and Publicity THE NEW ZEALAND SPECIALISTS 1st Floor. 84 Pitt Street, Sydney. Ph: 233 6633 Picture by GUY WILMOTT Centre yesterday. With loan commitments, Eva says she was reluctant to go on strike at first because she could not afford to. But the union's strike fund came to ber aid: "I wanted to go with the majority, to stick with my buddies. I'm glad I was able to." The Conciliation and Arbitration Commission hands down its decision on the dispute in Melbourne today. D IN BRIEF First surrogate triplets due Australia's first surrogate triplets are expected to be born in Perth next month. Conceived by in-vitro fertilisation, the babies are being carried by a Victorian for her infertile sister. Surrogacy is legal in Western Australia and NSW but Victoria and South Australia have legislation regulating the arrangement. A spokeswoman for the Pivet Medical Centre, a private clinic, yesterday denied reports that the babies had been born. Body recovered Police divers yesterday afternoon found the body of Mrs Susan Bell, 33, who drowned after diving into the Myall River near Bulahdelah to save her toddler daughter, who had fallen overboard from a houseboat. Her body was found about 100 metres from where she disappeared on Tuesday night. The father, Mr Adrian Bell, rescued the child uninjured. Power plant to shut Elcom will shut one of its power stations by tomorrow because of a three-day picket by electricity workers which has starved the Munmorah plant of fuel supplies. The closure will see NSW lose 22 per cent of its normal electricity supply. The dispute is set to go before the NSW Industrial Commission again today. Cargo to move Cargo will begin to move freely for the first time in three weeks on the Sydney waterfront this morning with the return to work of 500 striking truck drivers. The backlog of containers, exacerbated by a number of industrial disputes, will take at least a month to clear. folk for sea inventory of stores. "Flour, 414,176 pounds is 52 weeks' ration. "Rice, 5130 pounds, 15 weeks. "Beef, 127,608 pounds, 43 weeks "Pork, 21444 pounds, 128 weeks. "Peas, 2305 bushels, 58 weeks. "Butter, 15,450 pounds, 49 weeks. "Number of persons victualled men 698, women 193, children 42. "Provisions at Norfok Island, 20 months. Number of persons victualled men 44, women 16. "The daughter of Robert Hos-born, a sailor, and of Caroline Haylock, a convict, was christened Sarah Haylock." Froa Sfdmey Core 1788 by Joba Cobley, A ages A Robertsoa Pabltebera. Budsst rentacar NAME: CHRIS PHILLIPS OCCUPATION: RETAIL TRAVEL CONSULTANT NATIONALITY: NEW ZEALANDER (paimou zeaisnn PILITA CLARK

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