by Ganesh Sahathevan
R-L: Susan (Bastick) Carter Director, Law Extension Committee (LEC) at University of Sydney with Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC Governor of New South Wales and Siew McKeogh, Executive Officer of the LPAB. The LPAB oversees the LEC's Diploma in Law as it does the College Of Law. These associations have resulted in a wagon fort like protection of one another, to the point where statutory reporting obligations are being ignored, to the detriment of students and the legal profession in NSW.
The article below ,published by The Australian, has been in the public domain since January this year.It has not the refuted and commented on in any way by the NSW Legal Professions Admission Board, which is chaired by the Chief Justice NSW Tom Bathurst, who is also the Lieutenant Governor.
The information includes reference to what the LPAB has described as defamation of the Her Excellency, Governor Margaret Beazley who was the relevant time President Of the Court Of Appeal NSW. LPAB documents state that the Governor was defamed by this writer by his publication of the Gulen movements well documented influence peddling here and overseas, among members of the judiciary who have included Her Excellency.
While the LPAB and Her Excellency are entitled to their view, that view needs to be clearly articulated in the LAPB's annual reports, which have already been shown to be deficient with regards entities under its purview.
The issue has also drawn the attention of successive ambassadors from Turkey.