On Thursday 1 February,2018,in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Warwick Hadfield from RN Radio reported the application brought by Bruce Francis,Political Analyst,to obtain an FOI Request for the 100 Text Messages referred to by Mr MCDevitt,former CEO of ASADA,in the CAS Appeal case involving the Essendon Football Club and its players.
Mr McDevitt had told the Senate Estimates Hearing last year that these Text Messages written by Essendon officials stated they were giving the players TB-4,a banned substance.
Mr Francis wished to see these Text Messages,and lodged an FOI Request.
Mr Francis never received the documents,and then lodged an Application at AAT.
The Lawyers for ASADA who attended the AAT Hearing allegedly informed the AAT “these text messages do not exist”.
Mr Warwick Hadfield reported this on the Fran Kelly show that day.
I am mystified as to how this case has escaped your attention,and not been examined by your reporters.
In the event the position is as directed by the ASADA Lawyers,surely the Federal Police must investigate Mr McDevitt for misleading the Senate,and misleading Court of Arbitration for Sport ?
Furthermore,what does this say for the whole process that saw 34 Essendon players guilty of taking a banned substance ?
Why is newscorp silent on this case and issue ?
STEPHEN J PEAK,
STEPHEN J PEAK & CO,