Farewell Jack

Oct 19, 2018

This week I learnt of the death of Jack Chapman, a young man I first met around 2008.

Jack always made me feel happy.  He was someone I saw from time to time at the Laird Hotel, and around bear and gay events.

I wasn’t especially close as a friend, but Jack was there for a chat on the odd occasion, sometimes for a project of his, or for his fundraising for the Victorian AIDS Council.

In this audio clip (extracted from episode 21 of the Cubby House podcast, recorded on September 28 2009) Jack tops and tails the reading Sandra Schneiderman and I performed of Wayne Hoffman’s “A place at the table”:

After some years we kinda lost touch, more because I wasn’t hanging around the Laird as much, and because he wasn’t around either.  One day I found out he was actually living overseas, and that he was in a relationship with a guy there.  We saw each other at the Laird somewhere around this time (it’s blurry, I don’t recall if he came back or it was before he went away), and that was the last time I saw Jack.

On Wednesday this week (October 17) I was driving back from Bairnsdale to Mallacoota, parked in Lakes Entrance for a break, and Gregory (my husband) forwarded me a message he’d seen on Facebook:

20181017 Message from Gregory

The message was to a photo on a mutual friend’s page.  The caption read:

I am saddened and shocked of the news of the passing of jack/tank. R.I.P big fella

I didn’t know Jack was now using the name Tank (or that he had changed his last name).

It turns out his death on October 15 was connected to a lung condition.  Dead at 28.

Jack was one of the sweetest guys that had come into my life, and now he’s gone.  He did a lot for the community here in Melbourne.  I’ll miss him for sure.

Here’s a gallery of a few pics I took of him, or were taken of us, between 2008 and 2012.

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POSTSCRIPT (October 20)

Three redacted copies of Jack’s death certificate have surfaced (herehere and here).  It points to “Silicon Injection Syndrome” as a cause of death.  I was not previously aware of this syndrome, so looked it up and found this 2006 article published by the Radiological Society of North America:

Liquid silicone, which is often used for breast augmentation and other cosmetic procedures, can cause respiratory failure if not injected properly by a licensed physician. A study of individuals who underwent illegal silicone injections revealed a high fatality rate from pulmonary silicone embolism, or obstruction of the lungs. The study was presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

There clearly needs to be greater education around the dangers of silicone injections for cosmetic enhancement, particular if death is a likely outcome from incorrect administration.


How I got my latest 30-day Facebook ban

Aug 13, 2018

On July 14 Facebook rewarded me with another 30-day ban for posting this story and accompanying comment, which apparently breached their “Community Standards”.

20180714 Pink Apostates post gets me a 30 day ban on Facebook

I was not actually told which part of my post breached their standards, so am unclear about what I shouldn’t write in future.

These insane 30-day bans make no sense, and with no practical appeal process the entire exercise is a complete farce.


David Hart at The Slowly Boiled Frog should apologise to women

Aug 4, 2018

David Hart runs The Slowly Boiled Frog blog, “A chronicle of the pursuit for LGBT equality and gun sanity”.

In his August 2 2018 article “Blowhard Bill Donohue: Thou shall not defy me” he writes (my emphasis added):

As for calling Ivanka a c**t she deserves the opprobrium because Daddy is a dick and she is an enabler. Maybe if her husband, do-nothing Jared, does some jail time courtesy of Mr. Mueller, she will gain insight into honesty. It’s a tough one because daddy tells on average about seven lies per day.

The gendered word c-sparkle is used to degrade women on the basis of their gender, even when it’s used as a slur against men or by women.  Ultimately women are the victim of its use.

I used to use this word as a slur and have since learnt that it hurts women.  I have apologised for my behaviour and no longer use this word or anything else that harms women.

Any use of the c-sparkle word is unacceptable, but moreso when it’s used by a person campaigning for equality for LGBTIQ people.

So David, I know you mean well, but if you’re going to hurt women in the process of standing up against bigotry, then I can’t support your activism and won’t read your site any more.  To that end I have unsubscribed from your blog.

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I will resume reading your blog when you reflect on this matter and realise it’s not ok to use a slur that harms women.


ACON must sort out the PID Mark Allaby LMI IBM mess

Jul 7, 2018

 

ACON says of its Pride Inclusion Programs:

Pride Inclusion Programs are social inclusion initiatives of ACON. ACON was established in 1985 as the AIDS Council of NSW and is now Australia’s largest HIV prevention, HIV support and LGBTI health organisation. An important part of ACON’s mission is to help make the places where our community members live, work, study and play more inclusive of LGBTI people, improving the mental health and wellbeing of our community through the reduction of stigma, discrimination and social exclusion.

Pride in Diversity is one of these programs:

Pride in Diversity is the national not-for-profit employer support program for LGBTI workplace inclusion specialising in HR, organisational change and workplace diversity. Pride in Diversity publishes the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), Australia’s national benchmarking instrument for LGBTI workplace inclusion from which Top Employers for LGBTI people is determined.

Amongst the Pride in Diversity Foundation Members is IBM:

ACON Pride in Diversity Foundation Members.png

Foundation Members

Pride in Diversity, together with ACON, proudly acknowledges the dedication and support from our foundational members who were the early leaders in Australia for recognising and pursuing LGBTI workplace inclusion.

  • Australian Federal Police (AFP)
  • Department of Defence
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • Lend Lease
  • Telstra

Included in the 2017 Principle Partners (Sponsorship) is IBM:

2017 Principal Partners (Sponsorship)

Principal Partners generously support Pride in Diversity over and above membership through sponsorship or substantial support of signature events and/or publications. We sincerely acknowledge and thank our Principal Partners for 2017. Pride in Diversity Principal Partners (via membership) are recognised on the List of Members page.

  • Accenture
  • Deloitte
  • Dell
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • Lendlease
  • Macquarie Group
  • Out Leadership
  • PwC
  • The Star Entertainment Group
  • The University of Queensland

IBM has declared their “support of the LGBT community”:

IBM - 2017 - Introduced rainbow logo in support of the LGBT community

Mark Allaby is IBM’s Financial Market Expert:

20180707 Mark Allaby IBM Financial Market Expert

As of May 31 2018 the public ASIC register indicated Mark Allaby was still a Director of the Lachlan Macquarie Institute:

20180531 Mark Allaby LMI Director ASIC Register

In March 2017 The Australian reported that Mark Allaby had resigned as a board member of the Lachlan Macquarie Institute, but either that news story was lacking factual accuracy, or LMI had breached their requirements to update ASIC of a change in board membership.

To help understand the ideology of the Lachlan Macquarie Institute, it is helpful to know that it is an initiative of the Australian Christian Lobby.  This is evidenced in the ACL’s July 5 2018 newsletter:

20180705 ACL Newsletter LMI.png

It is also evidenced in the WHOIS record for lmi.org.au, which shows the domain name is currently (and was previously) registered to the Australian Christian Lobby:

Domain Name: LMI.ORG.AU
Registry Domain ID: D407400000000366462-AU
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
Last Modified:
Registrar Name: TPP Wholesale Pty Ltd
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone:
Reseller Name:
Status: serverRenewProhibited
Registrant Contact ID: C2008705-AU
Registrant Contact Name: John Austin
Registrant Contact Email: natoffice@acl.org.au
Tech Contact ID: C804789-AU
Tech Contact Name: Digerati Solutions
Tech Contact Email: domains@digeratisolutions.com.au
Name Server: NS1.CWS-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: NS2.CWS-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: NS3.CWS-SERVERS.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
Registrant: AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN LOBBY
Eligibility Type: Non-profit Organisation
Eligibility ID: ABN 40075120517

>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2018-07-07T08:19:45Z <<<

Alongside LMI’s Mark Allaby is Lyle Shelton, also a Director on the board:

20180531 LMI Director Lyle Shelton

Lyle Shelton is the immediate past Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby.  He stepped down from the role, and the organisation’s board, on Feb 2 2018 to pursue a career in politics as a senatorial candidate for the Australian Conservatives.

Martyn Iles, the current ACL Managing Director, also happens to be on the LMI board as Secretary:

20180531 LMI Director Martyn Iles.png

Adding to the litany of anti-LGBTIQ equality personalities on the LMI board is Lyle Shelton’s disgraced ACL predecessor, Jim Wallace:

20180531 LMI Director Jim Wallace

The ACL and Lyle Shelton have a strong record of opposing equal rights for LGBTIQ people and eroding their dignity.  This has been an obsession of Lyle Shelton and the ACL going by an analysis of Lyle’s Twitter output while he was employed by the ACL.

The Lachlan Macquarie Institute board is peppered with people whom many would consider to be the arch enemies of the LGBTIQ community.

Mark Allaby’s presence as a Director of the Lachlan Macquarie Institute, an organisation that in no way distances itself from the hateful and intolerant values of the Australian Christian Lobby, makes it clear that he shares the values of the board members he sits amongst, and of the organisation that enables his board.

LMI claim they “prepare Christian men and women for leadership and public service”:

As a centre for leadership and public service, we offer a range of short and long programmes for people of varying ages and professions. Each programme targets specific areas of public engagement, including public service, policy, politics, law, education, not-for-profit, and church. Programmes combine Scripture, social analysis, Christian apologetics, lawmaking, political science, and philosophy.

It is beyond belief that as an employee of IBM, a foundation member of ACON’s Pride in Diversity program, Mark Allaby shares an iota of his employer’s values when it comes to LGBTIQ inclusion and diversity.

It is beyond belief that Mark Allaby could be considered a role model in providing respect and dignity for his transgender and gender diverse co-workers or clients.

It is beyond belief that Mark Allaby could, with any shred of sincerity, afford respect for his co-workers or clients in same-sex marriages, considering the gargantuan campaign the ACL promoted and funded to oppose the passage of marriage equality.

It is beyond belief that IBM, by employing a person who is a Director of an organisation that prepares people to erode the legal equality of LGBTIQ Australians, could be sincere in its responsibility as a foundation member of ACON’s Pride in Diversity Program.

It is beyond belief that ACON are genuinely committed to “improving the mental health and wellbeing of our community” by keeping IBM as a member of their Pride in Diversity Program while Mark Allaby is simultaneously an employee of IBM and associated with the prominent anti-LGBTIQ-equality Lachlan Macquarie Institute.

ACON needs to sort this mess out, because until they do, their programme will remain a disgrace.


Kevin Sheedy: Essendon FC’s Misogynist Pig

Jun 21, 2018

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To all the women I’ve ever degraded just because they’re female… I’m sorry.

Jun 20, 2018

 


Whitestone Strategic, Perimeter Guardian, Lyle Shelton and the Australian Christian Lobby

Jun 15, 2018

Whitestone Strategic, Perimeter Guardian and the Australian Christian Lobby are all closely connected.


ASIC – Current & Historical Extract – WHITESTONE STRATEGIC PTY LTD
(Jun 13 2018)

CURRENT COMPANY OFFICERS
Director: Stephen Doyle
Director: David Hutt
Secretary: Stephen Doyle

CURRENT COMPANY ADDRESS
Registered Office
C/- HARDWICKES PARTNERS PTY LTD
LEVEL 1
6 PHIPPS CLOSE
DEAKIN ACT 2600


Stephen Doyle LinkedIn [PDF]

Stephen Doyle - Feb 2018  Stephen Doyle Perimeter Consulting


David Hutt LinkedIn [PDF]

David Hutt  David Hutt LinkedIn experience


Whois response for lyleshelton.com.au:

Domain Name lyleshelton.com.au
Last Modified 07-Jun-2018 15:01:17 UTC
Status ok
Registrar Name GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrant Whitestone Strategic Pty Ltd
Registrant ID ACN 618607051
Eligibility Type Company
Registrant Contact ID CR315360471
Registrant Contact Name David Hutt
Registrant Contact Email david.hutt@whitestonestrategic.com
Tech Contact ID CR315360476
Tech Contact Name David Hutt
Tech Contact Email david.hutt@whitestonestrategic.com
Name Server ns10.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns11.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns12.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns13.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns14.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns15.nationbuilder.com
DNSSEC unsigned

Car driven into Australian Christian Lobby headquarters in Canberra (Dec 22 2016)

ACL offices explosion - Stephen Doyle photo


Liberal power players resign
(Dec 27 2012)

Controversial Canberra Liberals powerbroker Tio Faulkner has quit his position in the office of ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja.

Mr Faulkner recently resigned his position as director of electorate services but will stay on as ACT party president.

A second powerbroker, Stephen Doyle – Mr Seselja’s chief-of-staff, brother-in-law and Canberra Liberals campaign manager – has also left the ACT Legislative Assembly after he opted out of a contract renewal.

The exodus may stoke speculation Mr Seselja is contemplating a federal tilt in the 2013 poll.


ASIC – Current & Historical Extract – PERIMETER CONSULTING PTY LTD
(13-Jun-2018)

CURRENT COMPANY OFFICERS
Director: Katarina Doyle
Director: Stephen Doyle
Secretary: Stephen Doyle

CURRENT COMPANY ADDRESS
Registered Office
C/- HARDWICKES PARTNERS PTY LTD
LEVEL 1
6 PHIPPS CLOSE
DEAKIN ACT 2600


ASIC – Current & Historical Extract – PERIMETER GUARDIAN PTY LTD
(14-Jun-2018)

CURRENT COMPANY OFFICERS
Director: Nikola Seselja
Secretary: Nikola Seselja

CURRENT COMPANY ADDRESS
Registered Office
C/- HARDWICKES PARTNERS PTY LTD
LEVEL 1
6 PHIPPS CLOSE
DEAKIN ACT 2600

FORMER COMPANY OFFICERS
Director: Stephen Mark Doyle

FORMER COMPANY ADDRESS
ETERNITY HOUSE
4 CAMPION STREET
DEAKIN ACT 2600

FORMER(SHAREHOLDERS/MEMBER)
BERONIA INVESTMENTS PTY. LIMITED ACN: 062 611 232
PERIMETER CONSULTING PTY LTD ACN: 610 555 621


Perimeter Guardian

WHAT WE DO
Perimeter Guardian informs, empowers and protects school communities from the risks arising from new and emerging technologies.

INFORM
We provide daily information to school leaders on the latest news relevant to the education sector. We also provide leaders with information on their school’s online profile by constantly monitoring social networks, blogs, forums and other inline sources to identify items of risk and opportunity for each school.

EMPOWER
We empower parents and school communities to support and protect children and families from technological risks by providing information on technology issues that concern parents.

PROTECT
We protect students by providing early intervention and prevention tools that complement a school’s pastoral care team. The SafeGuard online reporting tool enables young people to report issues such as cyber bullying, self-harm or other dangerous behaviour they see their peers demonstrating. This assists schools to be able to better support the young people in their care.

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Compiled by Perimeter Guardian a technology-based company that provides protection to school communities across Australia. It partners with schools to provide protection particularly in the areas of new technologies and cyber safety.


ASIC – Current Extract – AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN LOBBY
(28-Mar-2017)

CURRENT COMPANY ADDRESS
SUITE 1
4 CAMPION STREET
DEAKIN ACT 2600


 


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