Those words came from the purported witness to 'Simon' signing the $30M contract handed without tender to the non-approved security contractor responsible for the bulk of the deadly hotel quarantine catastrophe.
That's 800x deadly.
What a rabble.
A corrupt, potentially criminal rabble.
My words are carefully chosen.
You can't 'put Simon's signature on it' and then 'sign as a witness that he signed in my presence'.
Mr Rankin, the fact that you're 'not comfortable putting his signature on it' doesn't excuse you, or protect you from the potential criminal sanctions flowing from your prima facie criminality.
It simply exposes your guilty mind.
First up the players.
This is Charles (Chuck) Rankin, the Director of the Office of The Secretary, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Victoria Government.
And this is his boss, The Secretary of the Department, Simon Phemister.
Here are their signatures on the $30M contract with Unified Security Group.
And here's Chuck Rankin's admissions that he
- affixed Phemister's signature himself
- falsely purported to witness Phemister signing
- knew that it was wrong to falsely state Phemister had signed in his presence
- had no confirmation that Phemister even wanted to sign the contract
- didn't know and didn't care to find out the value of the contract
- did know the value 'must have been fairly high'
Those are the actions of two of the most senior public servants in Victoria's Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.
Which says a lot about their Minister, Martin Pakula and the culture of the Daniel Andrews administration.
I will forward this article to Victoria Police and the IBAC because I have formed that opinion that the evidence herein may disclose the commission of a serious indictable offence(s).