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  • Father jailed over threats to court
  • By Steve Butcher
  • The Age
  • 05/08/2011 Make a Comment (14)
  • Contributed by: MrSquiggle ( 3 articles in 2011 )

A FATHER in a custody case who sent two menacing emails to the Family Court in Melbourne - threatening to murder judges and others - was yesterday jailed for six months.

The man said he would "hunt down" and murder anyone at the Federal Magistrates Court, which shares jurisdiction with the Family Court, who made "dickhead decisions in my absence".

He also threatened to murder two others, including his former wife's solicitor, "slowly, because once I start killing people I will kill you all …"

Melbourne Magistrates Court heard he sent two emails early this year to the Family Court's inquiries email account.

Prosecutor Andrew Sprague said an officer at the court who opened the first email was concerned for the safety of the judiciary and the boy's mother. She referred it to the marshal of the court, who alerted the Australian Federal Police.

After a second email, in which the man said that "come near my son and I'll kill you", he was arrested.

Mr Sprague said the man admitted sending the emails, but claimed the second was wrongly addressed, wrote both in response to threats and was being protective of his son.

Defence lawyer Jeff Tran said his client, unemployed and on a carer's pension, whose son now lived with him, apologised for the emails.

The man was remanded by magistrate Peter Reardon after pleading guilty.

In his sentencing, Mr Reardon said the "disturbing" threats were meant to offend and cause concern and showed a lack of regard for people, the community and courts.

The man was later bailed pending an appeal.


    By:THE FATHER from Victoria, Australia on September 25, 2017 @ 8:53 pm

    Video link below:

    By:THE FATHER from Victoria, Australia on September 25, 2017 @ 4:17 am
    Here is the link for the music video of the song l wrote about this called I AM THE father by me and my group THE GANG STARS.
    By:DAVID MATTHEWS from Manila, Philippines on August 5, 2012 @ 10:41 pm
    Me and my son got out of Australia and live happily in the Philippines, but not until the Feds held our plane for half an hour, while they checked the family court orders were real with Canberra, which said my son could could leave Australia, they were a bit disapointed that we could leave and they made smartarse comments like, which part of the south you going to in the Philippines, trying to make out that i'm a Islamic terrorist, even though I am of convict Irish decent. I won't be returning to Australia, they have stopped my carers pension for my son, even his family allowance, which is ment to be paid for 2 years under Australia law and Centerlink rules, even if you have left Australia. So fuck Australia,they pigs can all kiss my arse goodbye, I owe Australia nothing, but it owes me !!! and it owes my family who fought in past wars for the peice of shit the right to even fucking exsist!!!
    By:jerry from Ontario, canada on August 5, 2012 @ 9:06 pm
    I sympathize with this man. I was co-eced by the solicitors in Family court in Sydney. I had my son taken away by his mother, what most would can abduction-the Gov't did nothing. The Attorney General in Australia said if a mother runs away with her children that's O.K. but if a Father runs away with his children-that's kidnapping ?! . The same mother changed the religion and the name of the child and married another man. she then got that man to adopt my son without my consent.

    I,d never recommend any man be a Father in Australia. The Family court, chief justice, Attorny-General were all told and they did nothing.

    I haven't seen my son for 17 years because of this and I truly understand this man's hatred of The Australian court in Australia-I hate them as well and that hate has gone on for 22 years...
    10. By:David Matthews from Victoria, Australia on September 19, 2011 @ 9:42 pm
    The Judge Carolyn Douglas was pretty fair in her comments, she said I shouldn't of sent the emails to the Family Court if I was angry at the Judges and solicitors involved in the case that are altermately opened by people at the call centre, as one of them had the same first name as one of the solicitors involed, that person that I will not name, took it personal. Yes I have alot of priors Jonhnybgood, but has nothing to do with this case and yes the federal police asked for a jail term. Yes I have final orders from the Family court which state that my son lives with me prior to this case. I abused them at the time, as they had put a security watch on my son to stop him leaving the country with me while I was away. I told them in an affidavit that it was racist and my son had met my ex-wifes partner, so had the right to meet my new partner in the Philippines, so in the final orders I have now ,it states that I could get a passport for my son and take him to the Philippines. Yes familys can win, sometimes you have to make yourself be heard, but don't put it in a email.
    Do it in an affidavit, that's the best advice I can give, just make sure you get your rights and never give in....
    By:johnnybgood from nsw, australia on September 19, 2011 @ 7:23 pm
    They're a sanctimonious bunch that legal crowd. It's hard to hold up your principles at times and avoid their bullshit penal colony mentality. However, it seems you may have done both, having no priors I suspect meaning they couldn't jail even if they wanted to.

    The thing is you see, when your own life is on the line, it distracts and deters you from the initial fed mag injustice, which never gets addressed anyway, let alone resolved.

    All in all it's a game of power and control and huge money racket to boot, whatever way you look at it. It's certainly a game where families don't win!
    By:David Matthews from Victoria, Australia on September 19, 2011 @ 5:03 pm
    Today my 6 month jail sentence was suspended, as Judge Carolyn Douglas said that I was a good father and agreed I sent the emails in anger and if I hadn't of pleaded guilty to the charges and was found guilty, I would of been looking at a minium of 9 months jail and wants to send that message to the community as a deterrent.
    By:David Matthews from Victoria, Australia on September 12, 2011 @ 6:08 pm
    The Melbourne magistrates court is nothing but a Kangaroo court and should be closed for investigation by an indepenent body with nothing to do with the police, as there was a police prosecuter and a judge who was also a ex-police prosecuter Peter Reardon who jailed me!!!
    By:David Matthews from Victoria, Australia on September 12, 2011 @ 5:43 pm
    There is no freedom of speach in Australia !!! When it comes to goverment places, the communist bastards don't like it !!!
    By:David Matthews from Victoria, Australia on September 12, 2011 @ 5:29 pm
    ws and bob and johnnybgood thank you for your comments and support. My wife will complain to amnesty international if i am jailed as i will be a polictical prisoner, for speaking out against the family court !!!
    By:David Matthews from Victoria, Australia on September 12, 2011 @ 4:59 pm
    Everything people have said in there comments reguarding this case is true, you only have heard the remarks made by me in anger, the rest of the pages of these emails have critised the family court. I know because I am the father !!! I was away in the philippines and malaysia to marry my new wife. When they made an order to put a security watch on my son stopping him from leaving australia. And was going to let my ex-wifes new husband around my son, after he assaulted me and a teacher at my sons school. I told them what I thought about them in a email, so fucking what. Now this racist cunt judge reardon and ex-police prosecuter who said to my chinese solicitor at one stage and i quote (Do you speach english at all) as the dumb cunt didn't understand that the last family orders and still current orders made, state that i am ment to move to the philippines to live with my wife and son in a house that we now own there. I also was assauted by police in 1994 and won the case, that is why they have it in for me. Now I am being held hostage here and my son also, because the feds have my passport, even though my passport contains a balikbayan visa. They are holding my son here hostage and stopping him from going home to the philippines as he is only 11 years old and can't travel to malaysia on his own as the lastest high court ruling states. So I have to go court to appeal this crap on the 19th of September at the county court at 9.30pm. Until then I am on a carers pension here for my son and live in a goverment house, all paid for by the taxpayers of australia, when I could be in my own home and working in the philippines, The legal system in this country is fucked...and I am a person who also had a heart attack last year on 20th of march 2010 and need a special diet and tablets to survive which i won't get in prision, so they have SENTENCED ME TO DEATH over some fucking emails whoopy doo!!!
    By:WS from Tas, Australia on August 10, 2011 @ 6:51 pm
    Anybody who knows about the family court will know how this bloke felt and what shit one has to put up with
    By:bob from WA, Australia on August 5, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
    Stick it up em i say
    By:johnnybgood from nsw, australia on August 5, 2011 @ 1:31 pm
    There is so much more to these sensationalised 'tit bits'.

    If only we could find out the WHOLE TRUTH and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH so help me god.

    This father only said what almost everybody else thinks and wants to say to those courts, lawyers, psychs and legal system.

    Half of them are a pack of useless wankers and disgusting filth who destroy peoples lives. It's they who should be put on trial, better still, devise better ways as this forum has canvassed as has other groups for well over a decade.

    This man was possibly under a lot of stress like most who enter that family court, and yes lawyers and the Family Court do make some bloody minded decisions.

    He who say they don't have your say!

    Onya pal for speaking your mind, however if you are a demented and disturbed human being disguised a father and carer and not caring for your child, you need a thrashing.

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