Fixated Folk and the case of CSG Whisteblower Fiona Wilson

Chris Nyst, Gold Coast lawyer describes his first encounter with the ‘fixated person’ phenomena and Minority Report styled thought police units now operating in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

This week I learned something kind of crazy that I never knew before.A gentleman came to my office complaining that five police officers had recently materialised at his front door, without warning or invitation, wanting to conduct a psychiatric assessment on him. It all sounded more than a little bit bizarre to me but, since the gentleman appeared otherwise quite lucid, I tried to dig a little deeper, in the hope of understanding what it may be all about. He didn’t really know. The best he could tell me was the officers concerned were apparently attached to something called the Fixated Persons Unit. What? I kept digging, and eventually discovered that, according to my client, he had recently made a number of official complaints about the behaviour of a certain public servant, who he contended had been abusing his powers in the line of duty.

It still didn’t seem to make much sense to me until I went looking for the so-called Fixated Persons Unit. I was somewhat surprised to find that in fact it’s actually a thing.

According to the official brochures, the Queensland Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (QFTAC) is an agency staffed by Queensland Police Officers and clinicians from the Queensland Forensics Mental Health Service to identify people who are thought to “fixate” on government officials and other public identities.

We have long had laws to address threatening behaviour, stalking, peace and good behaviour breaches and apprehended violence, but this, it seems, is something else again. Apparently established by Campbell Newman’s Liberal National Party government in 2013, the agency receives information from the Queensland Police Service, law enforcement agencies, ministerial and electoral offices, and other government bodies, about allegedly fixated persons, with a view to “intervening before they escalate to harmful behaviours.” Don’t ask me precisely what that all entails, but the brochure includes benign references to “proactive rather than reactive” home visits and weekly reviews, all on a strictly ‘need to know’ basis. Thank goodness, the QFTAC assures us all this is not just a means of locking away political agitators, and the agency has no interest in people who merely hold dissident political opinions.

Still, I am somewhat surprised the initiative hasn’t been the subject of more strident public scrutiny and debate, particularly given Queensland’s chequered history of past proactive police security operations. The infamous Queensland Police Special Branch was established in the 1940s to monitor German and Japanese subversives during World War II, but thirty years later it was broadly accused of doing the back-door bidding of the Bjelke-Petersen state government, investigating and harassing political opponents, dissidents and protestors. It was ultimately disbanded in 1989 following the recommendation of the Fitzgerald Inquiry into Police Corruption, after it (perhaps tellingly) destroyed all its records rather than allow them to fall into the Inquiry’s hands.

Proactive intelligence agencies undoubtedly have their place, particularly in an ever-more-sophisticated world of anti-government activity. But so, of course, do concepts of open government, transparent and accountable law enforcement, and the right to dissent.

Unfortunately, the online QFTAC brochure is long on why ‘fixated persons’ must be monitored, but regrettably short on whether, and if so how, its own activities are. With no mention of any kind of public interest monitor, we’re left to wonder just precisely who is fixating on the people fixating on the fixated people.

Chris Nyst, Gold Coast Lawyer, Novelist and Filmmaker

Chris Nyst – Criminal Lawyer

Source: https://www.nystlegal.com.au/2017/05/26/fixated-folk/

More on the kidnap and medication of CSG/Origin Whistleblower Fiona Wilson:

https://www.gofundme.com/barrister-needed-for-fiona-wilson

Interesting campaign comments:

Helen Bender:

Can you spare a few dollars to help a very brave whistleblower, please?
Former Origin Energy executive and whistleblower Fiona Wilson has been detained by the new Queensland Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (QFTAC) and injected against her will and without any charges laid against her.
Fiona is appealing this and the next hearing is on March 9 in Brisbane. Fiona needs a barrister to represent her in court as the case is now very complex.
It is the opinion of an independent Clinical and Consulting Psychologist, and a qualified Counsellor, that Fiona was/is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following the ordeal of blowing the whistle on the coal seam gas industry – and is NOT delusional, as the QFTAC have claimed.
The QFTAC are interpreting very broad definitions in Fiona’s case. Fiona was merely trying to contact the relevant Queensland Minister about the evidence that she was exposing. Instead of acting on Fiona’s evidence, the Minister referred her to QFTAC.
“Proactive intelligence agencies undoubtedly have their place, particularly in an ever-more-sophisticated world of anti-government activity. But so, of course, do concepts of open government, transparent and accountable law enforcement, and the right to dissent.
Unfortunately, the online QFTAC brochure is long on why ‘fixated persons’ must be monitored, but regrettably short on whether, and if so how, its own activities are. With no mention of any kind of public interest monitor, we’re left to wonder just precisely who is fixating on the people fixating on the fixated people.
Chris Nyst, Gold Coast Lawyer.”
Fiona has since moved hundreds of kilometres away from Brisbane to begin a new life with her husband, but is still trapped in this new system. Fiona has exhausted her bank account fighting this to date but now needs a barrister to appeal the QFTAC’s harsh new laws.

John Brown:

So familiar I was forcibly detained in Queensland and forcibly injected. My crimes were that I was speaking out about the connections of and activities of the Catholic cover up in the Queensland city of Toowoomba and my family connections with the then bishop of Toowoomba who was the then go to person for the Catholic council of bishops for survivors of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. I too suffered from PTSD as a result of repeated sexual abuse as a child by Catholic religious from age 3.5 to 11. These actions are some of the most egregious abuses of human rights. The problem with that is that Australia does not respect those human rights – after 70 years of initially signing on Australia remains a non-binding signatory. Our government describes our national interest in human rights as being “aspirational”. A horrible abuse of power that must not be repeated

Other:

Psychiatrists are behind the ‘Fixated-Threat’ law, it is corrupt and they are evil KILLERS! www.glennfloyd.org/GPDAPARC.pdf

Related Media:

Absent is the Australian National Broadcaster (ABC), we once knew as ‘Aunty’, who appears to have been kidnapped and drugged by a Federal Fixated Media Unit, perhaps we haven’t heard of as yet!

Origin Energy ignores coal seam gas well leaks, whistleblower says
Statement of claim lodged at federal court alleges that a general manager said company calculated it was cheaper to pay fines than comply with regulations

Gender equality: it takes a troubled woman to change a troubled world

Queensland Police’s Orwellian ‘Fixated Persons Unit

Are the thought police coming?

Fixated Persons Law – Asphyxiate the Fixated!

 

 

 

1 Comment on "Fixated Folk and the case of CSG Whisteblower Fiona Wilson"

  1. yes minister | July 19, 2018 at 4:12 pm | Reply

    It has been my opinion for some time that Australia is the most corrupt country in the world. Seems those who claimed otherwise may need to eat their words.

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