Monthly Archives: January 2015

Политика потакания сепаратистам была огромной ошибкой

Страшнее смерти только ненависть. Она сжигает изнутри. Говорят, она бывает священной. Подтверждаю - это так. 
Ненависть к врагу - священна.
Ненависть к оккупанту - священна. 
Но от этого она не перестает разрушать человека.
Основное горе, которая принесла нам война - это привычка к ненависти. Первична именно она. 
Мы уже не пугаемся цифрам потерь, спокойно рассматриваем фотографии трупов террористов, горелую технику, расстрелянные машины, потеки крови и мозгов на асфальте. Мы привычны к тому, что в госпиталях у нас раненые, что все врут и правды не добьешься, сколько не читай, не смотри и не выискивай. И кто его знает, существует ли хоть где-то приближенная к реальности картинка?
В 2004 во время Оранжевой революции не погиб ни один человек. Ни сгорела ни одна машина. Не разбили ни одну витрину. Тогда вмешательство России проявилось исключительно в трех поздравительных телеграммах Януковичу. На этот раз, телеграммами дело не ограничилось. Тысячи погибших. Сгоревшие города, разгромленные села, заминированные поля. 
Помощь пришла, да, братский народ?
Я не знаю, чем закончится эта война, но, надеюсь, что все понимают, что она закончится? И разгребать все навороченное придется нам. Брат постарался, наши коллаборанты приложили руку, а убирать дерьмо останется нам. И ненавидеть будем друг друга, и стрелять друг другу в спину, чтобы отомстить за погибших. РФ своего добилась - болеть будет долго. Даже через годы после "развода" переломы и шрамы будут ныть. 
Чем это закончится для Донбасса? Полагаю, что созданием резерваций типа Южной Осетии, Приднестровья, то есть, простите, жопой - чем всегда, в принципе, заканчивалось вмешательство России и ее "операции по принуждению к любви". Разрухой, ростом преступности, безработицей и нищетой. Жить можно "нормально" и "как-то". Так вот, будут жить "как-то" и ненавидеть украинцев и Украину.
Не тех, кто это все устроил, а тех, с кем они начали войну - мифических бендеровцев, правосеков, "олигархическую жидовскую" мафию. 
Что надо сделать нам? Нам надо осознать, что рядом с нами многие годы будет находиться враждебное государство, и до тех пор, пока там не сменится лидер (а кто гарантирует, что Моль не оставит преемника еще похлеще, чем он сам?) никакой надежды на изменения в политике нет и не будет.
Минимизировать торговые связи, внимательно следить за связями культурными, чтобы не повторить сегодняшнюю ситуацию. Не ссориться, но и не целоваться в десна.
Вопрос Стены - скорее ментальный, чем физический, но его придется решать. А вот от "непризнанных" надо будет отгораживаться вполне реально - там столько оружия, что на ближайшие полсотни лет хватит для бизнеса на смерти.
Мы никак не изменим тех, кто считает, что Украина - недострана, что поумневший украинец - это русский, что соседняя страна - это проект австрийского Генштаба. Можем их жалеть или ненавидеть - это без разницы, но изменить или переубедить их нельзя.
Сотрудничать с людьми, которые так думают, неприемлемо. От них надо держаться подальше.
Нам еще повезло, что им подобные не смогли зажечь Юг, хотя очень старались. В Одессе погибли полсотни людей, но по Одессе сейчас не работают Грады "освободителей" и никого не калечат в подвалах-пыточных Бэтмены, Ржавые и прочие Сопли. И для одесситов "моторолла" - это радиостанция или телефон, а не мойщик автомобилей с гранатометом.
Большая цена заплачена? Несомненно.
Трагедия, позор? Да. Провокация? Конечно. Спросите у Фучеджи, если найдете его в Приднестровье, он подтвердит, если прижать.
Тихо в Николаеве (там обошлось несколькими набитыми мордами). Ау, николаевцы? А заодно и херсонцы с запорожцами и харьковчанами! Хотите ли вы выкупаться в крови и ненависти, как Донбасс? Хотите ли вы танки на своих улицах?
И так ли жестоко было обсыпать адептов "русского мора" мукой и закидать яйцами? Да, конечно, некомильфо кинуть яйцо в "колорада", но это, наверное, лучше, чем получить от него гранату. Посмотрите на города, где нет операции по принуждению к любви.

Конечно, там не дают маршировать с российскими флагами, но там никого не бомбят и не убивают. 
Мариупольцы, не хотите сказать пару слов своим землякам?
Как вам помощь от "мирных недовольных шахтеров"? Мне жаль не только погибших, мне жаль даже тех, кому набили морду - правда абстрактно жаль.
Но там, где сумели остановить "защитничков", сегодня никто не умрет. И завтра. Хотелось бы, чтоб обошлось без жертв, но получилось, как получилось. Если бы так получилось в Луганске, Славянске, Донецке, то и там бы сегодня были живы тысячи. С обеих сторон, кстати.
А что, если представить себе другое течение событий? Например, мгновенную реакцию власти на события в Крыму. Вот, среагировали бы, как Кадыров на засевших в правительственном здании противников.
Подогнали к парламенту танк, дали бы прямой наводкой, зачистили, а потом покаялись. Или бы пустили газ, как в Норд-Осте, а потом убрали трупы, роняя искренние слезы сожаления. Жертвы? Ужасно. Но 100 стоит десятков тысяч. Допустимое зло, как не цинично это звучит, лучше зла реального.
Ладно, Крым упустили... Но когда события, аналогичные крымским, начались в Донбассе... Ведь ежу было понятно, что сто человек в здании Луганского СБУ - это не горящий Восток. Это допустимое зло. И колонна Гиркина, свободно переместившаяся из Славянска в Донецк, для меня загадка.
Кто допустил захват в заложники миллионного города?
Неужели было непонятно, что Гиркин не должен дойти до Донецка. Любой ценой. Любой - потому что на этом этапе любая цена была в тысячи раз меньше, чем уплаченная ныне. А сколько еще придется заплатить...
Люди, которые берут на себя ответственность за армию, за страну должны быть не просто решительными, они должны понимать, что у человека и у государственного деятеля грехи разные. Поведи они себя по-другому, и сегодня мы бы не стреляли друг в друга под аплодисменты российских ястребов, и не убивали друг друга для реализации геополитики Путина и компании.
Мы поминали бы только наших убитых - погибших на Майдане, а остальные были бы живы и не остались бы калеками.
И не было бы ненависти, которой дали расцвести буйным цветом, и не сжигала бы она нашу мирную страну.
И РФ подавилась бы своими "фашистами, бендеровцами и ядерными пеплами" или, осознав бесполезность своих потуг, спрятала бы свой шовинизм под дипломатической улыбкой...
Необходимое зло - это ужасно, но нельзя сделать яичницу не разбив яиц. И тот, кто берет в свои руки управление страной, должен это знать и поступать соответственно.
Власть - это вина за все, что случается и может случиться. Власть - это понимание того, что любое твое бездействие, нерешительность, сомнение может привести к катастрофе. Власть = ответственность. Это не бизнес, не путь к обогащению и не памятник при жизни. Мы не соседи, у нас все иначе. Должно быть иначе.
Мне жаль каждого погибшего. Я не знаю, сумел бы я сам следовать принципу необходимого зла. Не знаю, но я и не правлю Украиной. Но уверен, что политика потакания сепаратистам была огромной ошибкой. Все понимали, что беспорядки инспирированы Россией, все понимали, что РФ загребает жар чужими руками, но не сумели предотвратить катастрофу.
Теперь приходится пожинать бурю.
Нам, конечно, не хватает боевых генералов и военного опыта, но прежде всего у нас недостает людей способных принимать решения и нести за них ответственность. Шансы, что они появятся, сильнее с каждым днем.
Жаль, что такие люди рождаются только в горниле настоящих несчастий. Хорошо бы было умнеть без потерь, но снова этот проклятый принцип необходимого зла - настоящих лидеров рождают тяжелые времена! И никуда от него не деться.
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Labour’s election nightmare

You might have thought that the Syriza victory in Greece would have given Labour a bit of a lift.  After all, here was electoral proof that anti-austerity campaigning worked.  In one of the hardest hit countries of them all too.  Instead, it provoked a debate about Labour's political caution that then lapped over into their heartland topic of the NHS.

The Guardian's Zoe Williams used the syriza victory to ask why Labour wasn't taking a leaf out of their Greek counterparts' playbook and pursuing a more radical line in "standing up to the moneymen".  Must have been music to Ed Miliband's ears.  Or not, perhaps, for as the New Statesman's Anoosh Chakeelian noted, Mr. Miliband was slow and cautious in his own response to the triumph of the Greek left.

Then the NHS reared its head.  Labour have been playing this as a key election winner for them for ages.  Alas, when shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham appeared on Newsnight on Tuesday, it was  to give a disastrous and bad-tempered interview which saw him cornered by Kirsty Wark over the issue of just how much private provision might be acceptable in a Labour run NHS.  This caused the Telegraph's commentator on all things Labour, Dan Hodges, to predict a Cameron victory in May, not least because of Labour's inability to come up with a decent and consistent narrative on the NHS.

And the battle just keeps on raging.  After Alan Milburn attacked the Labour strategy on the NHS, the fight was joined by Roy Hattersely, defending Miliband against Milburn.  Even the Labour's most admired 'lost leader', Alan Johnson, is rumoured to be muttering about the party's dark mood.  Anyway, for a bit of light relief, here's that Burnham interview again, just in case you'd forgotten the clear, lucid and calm defence he offers which is clearly going to see the Tories into the electoral ditch.

Stephen Fry’s Acolytes

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Stephen Fry is an eloquent, sometimes amusing, and entertaining man.  He undoubtedly has a brain which can move effortlessly amongst a range of topics, but he's neither philosopher nor theologian.  I'm not sure he's ever claimed to be, in fairness.  So his emotional response to a question on an Irish television show about what he would say to God was just that - an emotional response from an atheist who hates the whole construct of God.  It was nothing new, nothing deep and nothing surprising, and it was said for the most part in a remarkably good-humoured fashion.

So what on earth do we make of the vast army of Fry acolytes who have taken to twitter and online media to proclaim his "outburst" the most eloquent thing ever!  The Huffington Post headlined their report "Atheist Stephen Fry Delivers Incredible Answer....", and that was mild compared to some of the facebook comments which proclaimed Fry the most brilliant responder ever to such a question.  Alas, poor lemmings.  Fry offers anger - in a similar vein to that which has been served up many times before - but no thought.  To hear his supporters you'd think he had single-handedly revealed to us the "Problem of Evil".  So bad luck Thomas Aquinas, Epicurus, Augustine of Hippo, Kant, Hume, C.S.Lewis and countless other Christian and non-Christian writers and thinkers alike who have sought to grapple with the problem.

That the problem of evil remains at the heart of much our spiritual thinking is tortuously apparent, but must we really contend with the problem of over-weaning celebrity elevation too?  As for attempts to respond to the God hatred that Fry espoused, I found this piece by Christian philosopher Peter Kreeft to be a clear one.
And this tweet from blogger Archbishop Cranmer be an appropriate one:


A Commitment to Equity in Guatemala?

Guatemala remains one of the most unequal countries in the Americas and with a poverty rate that exceeds 50 percent. Government after government, program after program, is supposed to tackle inequality and poverty but to no effect. Maynor Cabrera, Nora Lustig and Hilcías E. Morán recently completed a Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Policy Assessment for the country and the results are not that pretty. Here is their abstract:
In 2010, according to the CEQ analysis for Guatemala, fiscal policy did almost nothing to change inequality and poverty. Recent developments on fiscal policy make things worse. A reduction in social spending, particularly in the flagship CCT program “Mi Bono Seguro” will negatively impact poverty and inequality. A reform of the personal income tax will result in lower fiscal revenues. The combined effects of these changes will likely result in an increase of poverty and inequality and reinforce the chronic status quo of poverty and inequality in Guatemala. 
Come on, there needs to have been something positive?
Our analyses of the redistributive effects of fiscal policy were made for the year of 2010. What has happened since? Have there been changes that would result in an increase the income redistribution and poverty reduction effects of fiscal policy? Quite the contrary. Because tax revenues have been insufficient to cover government spending and have been growing at a slow rate (despite fiscal reforms introduced in 2002), the tax burden (revenues as a percentage of GDP) remained at about 11 percent in the last three years.
In order to offset this weakness on the revenue side, the Guatemalan government has reduced public investment and spending on some social programs. As a result, the fiscal deficit has declined and public debt has stabilized at around 25 percent of GDP. Instead of strengthening the revenue base through a more aggressive direct tax collection on Guatemala’s wealthy (on income and property), the government reduced the tax burden on the rich and increased the tax burden on the middle class. Furthermore, spending on targeted anti-poverty programs was cut.
Nope.

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A conservative loss in the Queensland State election

A good government will be replaced by a very vague one.   Even ALP governments do at times govern quite conservatively in Qld so we can only hope that some solidity lies behind the very vague undertakings of the Qld. ALP.

The loss is clearly due to Mr Newman not communicating well.  He needed to constantly drum in the huge debt that the previous ALP government had left behind for Queenslanders.  Every time he announced some cutback he should have constantly stressed why.  He did not and now Queensland will pay the price.

The ALP have no program for the budget and have ruled out asset sales so there will have to be even more borrowing.  We will get to the point where more of the state revenue is spent on interest payments than in providing services to Queenslanders.  Fortunately, interest rates on borrowings are very low at the moment but that may not last as the international economy revives






Prince Philip is a great bloke who deserves this knighthood

Prince Phillip was first recognised by ex-Prime Minister Bob Hawke and was not ridiculed.  Our journalists need to do some research so that people are presented with facts

It was with joy that monarchists young and old around the country woke to the news that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was named a Knight of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours.

This singular honour is much more than a fancy golden trinket; it is a uniquely Australian way of recognising pre-eminent service to the nation and humanity, and it is only right that Prince Philip, a person who has devoted his life to the service of the Commonwealth and the people of Australia, be honoured in this way.

The Prince has visited these shores 23 times ... criss-crossing the nation and meeting people from all walks of life, his last visit being in 2011 at the age of 90. 

Some republicans and social media obsessives, upset and bewildered at the dwindling support for a republic in Australia, have criticised the fact that a non-resident has been recognised with an Order of Australia. This is absurd. Many incredible people, including Nelson Mandela and Mother Theresa, have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to humanity with an Order of Australia, even though they don't call Australia home.

Was it not Bob Hawke, a republican prime minister, who recommended that Prince Philip receive what was then Australia's highest honour? It is rare indeed for anyone to show the level of commitment to service of Prince Philip, and the award announced on Australia Day was entirely appropriate, recognising the service of a great bloke to a great nation.

Duty and service have been the hallmarks of the life of Prince Philip, whose vitality and enthusiasm throughout his long life have helped immeasurably to contribute to the success of the hundreds of charities which have him as their patron in Australia. His passionate commitment to humanitarian endeavours and conservation has won him respect and admiration worldwide.

Prince Philip made his first visit to Australia in the 1940s during World War II while serving in the Royal Navy, and he has made it a regular port of call ever since.

The Prince has visited these shores 23 times (seven of them flying solo), criss-crossing the nation and meeting people from all walks of life, his last visit being in 2011 at the age of 90. He has been central to pivotal events in the life of our nation, including the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, the 1962 Perth Commonwealth Games, the opening of the Sydney Opera House in 1973, and the bicentenary in 1988, just to name a few.

Never one to shirk the responsibility of service to the community, Prince Philip founded the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme in 1956 which has helped tens of thousands of young Australians reach their potential and encouraged them to serve their community.

As the husband of the Queen of Australia, Prince Philip has been a constant source of strength and support, and together they have served the people of Australia with dignity, compassion and good humour for more than 62 years. This is one of the reasons why support for a republic remains at record lows (particularly among the young) and why the royal family's popularity is undiminished.

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Strange days indeed for a ridiculed prime minister

TONY Abbott will deliver a make-or-break address at the National Press Club on Monday. It will be the last chance he has to begin any recovery from his self-inflicted wounds before the Liberal Party room meeting on February 9 and the beginning of the parliamentary year

Despite the many sound initiatives and reforms his government has achieved — from stopping the boats to pointing the nation toward economic recovery — he has proved to be a greater danger to his own prime ministership than Bill Shorten, or Clive Palmer, or any other figure from the Labor Party or ranks of the whacky cross-benchers. His decision to bestow a knighthood on Prince Philip, a trivial matter really, has been seen by many as an indication that a character trait that was once dismissed as a somewhat odd but acceptable quirkiness actually reflects an unacceptable dissonance with community sentiment.

Abbott should have been thinking of modern Australia on Australia Day — something he obviously did with the appointment of anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty as Australian of the Year — not about a distinguished but ageing member of the Royal family.

After the ridicule his ­ill-advised reinstatement of knights and dames attracted last March, the disbelief and hostility that greeted the announcement of the Duke’s honour was always going to be magnified.

It was seen as provocative at best, offensive at worst, and lacked any strategic insight. There was no conceivable political gain for Abbott or the Liberal Party.

Nervous Liberal backbenchers are doing the numbers but they cannot decide whether Julie Bishop or Malcolm Turnbull or Scott Morrison hold the key to their future, or even whether the very act of political assassination would in fact be an act of political suicide.

A hardcore of Abbott supporters, including Christopher Pyne and Scott Morrison, believe the situation is not yet irrecoverable. Others are not so certain but hope that the party room meeting will see a resolution and that, over the next nine days, Abbott can radically demonstrate change.

Some of those speaking out are opportunists, some are permanently angry people, none so far has indicated firm support for a chosen successor yet, and the real proxies for possible replacement candidates have not revealed themselves.

Not that the party’s problems can all be sheeted home to Abbott. Treasurer Joe Hockey has also failed to cut through with the critical message that the nation’s economy could not survive another period of Labor government and that unless there is bipartisan support for urgent reform now the economic future of our children and grandchildren is absolutely imperilled.

One thing does appear certain and that is the PM’s chief of staff Peta Credlin is unlikely to be moved (though she could opt to take another position), no matter what Rupert Murdoch, my employer, may wish. Abbott is not of a mind to be seen to be beginning to kowtow to the tweeted comments of any media proprietor, no matter how much he may personally like or respect that person.

Faced with a feral Labor Party, fickle cross-benchers and jumpy colleagues, his challenge is to lay down a clear, coherent agenda that is acceptable to the public — and he must sell it.

He knows he must present strong arguments to his party before advancing any policy and that he must have third party endorsements ready before ideas are rolled out to the public.

He has to convince voters that the blame for ongoing disheartening political stagnation lies with the recalcitrant Labor Party and the intractable senate.

He has to convince his colleagues that he fully understands the gravity of the situation, that he knows that it extends beyond those whose intellect struggles to reach the 140-letter count of the Twittersphere.

He can’t ask his party for forgiveness again if he makes a capricious Captain’s Choice without seeking permission or fails to communicate a policy reversal.

When he speaks to the nation on Monday, he has to admit to the problems and outline his solutions.

He should demonstrate his determination to ensure national security is a main priority, that the Lindt cafe siege and the Paris slaughters have given him even greater resolution to fight Islamism here.

His remarks on the economic outlook, taking into account the falling oil and commodity prices, should be to the ordinary taxpayers and those who rely on those taxpayers for their social security assistance.

He will know within the week of delivering the address whether or not time has run out.

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott to dump Paid Parental Leave Scheme

TONY Abbott’s $20 billion Paid Parental Leave Scheme is expected to be put on ice next week until the budget is back in surplus to help pay for a family package that will focus on boosting childcare.

The move by the PM to effectively jettison one of his signature policies — which has little support among colleagues — comes as several senior Cabinet ministers conceded next week was now regarded as "make or break” for Mr Abbott’s leadership.

With nervous ministers now privately warning the discontent among backbenchers was potentially uncontrollable, a major shift on paid parental leave is regarded as a critical circuit breaker.

"It is that bad,” one minister said. "Next week has to be very good for him, or no one can guarantee what will happen.”

Mr Abbott yesterday insisted he would "absolutely" lead the Coalition to the next election, as he sought to reassert his political authority.

Visiting businesses in Colac, in the marginal Victorian seat of Corangamite, Mr Abbott sought to turn the debate back to the economy, after days of destabilising complaints from colleagues sparked by his decision to award a knighthood to Prince Philip.

He also firmly backed his beleaguered chief of staff Peta Credlin.

"I absolutely accept that there was a bit of dismay over a call I made earlier this week. I understand, but look, others might be distracted by this — I’m not," he said.

"I’m sure if I went into the pub to talk about it, they’d say it was a stuff-up. I’d take that on the chin and then we’d discuss other subjects"

While no serious number-crunching is under way and Mr Abbott’s position is in no immediate danger, a predicted bloodbath in today’s Queensland election for Campbell Newman’s LNP will be partly blamed on him.

Mr Abbott said he was "thrilled" to have strong colleagues like Mr Turnbull and Ms Bishop, who polls have shown are more popular than the PM.

"It’s a very strong team and one of the reasons why so many members of the team are able to perform so well is because they have got a very good captain," he said. "It takes a good captain to help all the players of a team to excel.’

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Did a crooked cop skate?

Ex-Gold Coast police chief Paul Wilson left service with unresolved findings of misconduct against him.  The Gold Coast cops are notoriously corrupt

The former chief of police on the Gold Coast left the Queensland Police Service (QPS) last year with unresolved findings of misconduct against him for inappropriately disclosing confidential police information.

The ABC can reveal Assistant Commissioner Paul Wilson was facing a Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) recommendation for disciplinary action when he left the service in January 2014, with a formal send-off and a Commissioner's Award for Meritorious Service.

The ABC understands he also received a significant severance payout.

Court documents show that three weeks before his departure, the CMC found Mr Wilson had inappropriately disclosed police information, leading to the identification of a Crime Stoppers informant.

The documents, which emerged in civil litigation in the District Court in Brisbane, include a letter from the CMC describing an investigation into allegations Mr Wilson had abused his position as a senior officer to gain an advantage in a bitter family dispute over his mother's estate.

They show other senior QPS officers became involved in an investigation of Mr Wilson's brother Robert after anonymous complaints to Crime Stoppers that Robert Wilson planned to murder his mother to get his hands on her money, and had previously murdered his father.

Do you know more about this story? Email investigations@abc.net.au
Nothing was found to substantiate the allegations against Robert Wilson and he subsequently complained to the CMC about his brother's conduct.

The CMC's acting director of integrity services, Darren Brookes, wrote to Robert Wilson on December 24, 2013 telling him the anti-corruption body had found there was insufficient evidence to warrant the recommendation of any criminal charges against Paul Wilson.

"However, the investigation did find that AC Wilson had inappropriately disclosed information and QPS documents ... resulting in the Crime Stoppers informant being named and identified," Mr Brookes wrote.

According to the letter, the CMC investigation had also found that, based on the available material, Paul Wilson was in breach of procedural guidelines for professional conduct relating to conflicts of interest and rules regarding "improper use of QPS information".

"Therefore, we have recommended to the Queensland Police Service that consideration be given to taking disciplinary action against AC Wilson for misconduct under the Police Service (Discipline) Regulations 1990," the CMC official wrote.

"Accordingly, the CMC has referred the matter to the QPS for that purpose."

The QPS confirmed it received the referral, telling the ABC it was handled by Commissioner Ian Stewart.

By the time the CMC letter was sent, the QPS had already announced Mr Wilson's departure from the service, making this public on December 19.

A QPS spokesman told the ABC it had first learned of the CMC investigation in October 2013.

Asked if the CMC misconduct finding or investigation had had any bearing on the timing or nature of Mr Wilson's departure, the spokesman said: "Any response impinges on the privacy of Mr Wilson."

The QPS declined to reveal details of any severance payment to Mr Wilson.

Wilson siblings in long-running dispute over mother's estate

The CMC letter is attached to an affidavit filed by Robert Wilson in a long-running dispute with his brother Paul and sister Joan Clifford over the estate of their mother, Kathleen Wilson, who died in April 2014.

The documents include police memos and Crime Stoppers logs that originated in an earlier case relating to the mother's competency in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).

Paul Wilson had filed in QCAT logs of six Crime Stoppers calls in which a confidential informant had claimed Robert Wilson planned to murder his mother in order to defraud her estate.

The memos show Deputy Commissioner Ross Barnett had briefed the then head of the QPS Organised Crime Group, Detective Superintendent John Sheppard, about the allegations against Robert Wilson in January 2012.

Detective Superintendent Sheppard wrote in a May, 2012 memo to Assistant Commissioner Mike Condon - head of State Crime Operations Command - that he had uncovered the identity of the Crime Stoppers informant and interviewed him.

He found the informant "was not aware of any specific act or incident that could be interpreted as (Robert Wilson) threatening or committing violence towards his mother".

"He offered no direct evidence of any offence that may have been committed," the detective wrote.

Detective Superintendent Sheppard wrote that he had then briefed Paul Wilson.

"He was appreciative of what had been done to that point. He also accepted the difficulties that the criminal investigation into his brother's actions was facing," he wrote.

Detective Superintendent Sheppard told Assistant Commissioner Condon that he had discussed the matter with the head of the fraud squad, Detective Superintendent Brian Hay, and recommended the file be passed to him.

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) told the ABC its predecessor, the CMC, had written to the QPS on January 8, 2014 "to report on the outcome of the investigation and to recommend the consideration of disciplinary action against Assistant Commissioner Wilson and the provision of managerial guidance to two other officers".

A spokesman for the CCC said it would be inappropriate to name the other officers.

"Disciplinary action is the responsibility of the QPS," the spokesman said, adding that the timing of Mr Wilson's departure from the QPS was "a matter for Mr Wilson and the QPS".

Robert Wilson fails in bid to block eviction order

Robert Wilson was his mother's carer prior to her death and had been living in her house in the Brisbane suburb of Tarragindi for the past three years.

Last week, he failed in the District Court to block an eviction order in favour of Paul Wilson and Ms Clifford and left the house on Thursday.

As the eviction deadline passed, the ABC witnessed Paul Wilson - accompanied by a crew of removalists - greet police officers who were checking the building had been vacated.

Paul Wilson chairs the Brisbane Central committee of Crime Stoppers and was a director of Crime Stoppers between 2005 and 2007. He is also a director of the Police Credit Union.

He began his career in the QPS in 1974, working as a senior detective in the Whitsundays and as the divisional commander in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane before taking the reins on the Gold Coast, where he was responsible for 1,400 sworn officers.

His last posting was to the Police Academy, from where he was given a send-off at which Commissioner Stewart presented him with a Commissioner's Award for Meritorious Service.

The QPS said such medals were at the discretion of the Commissioner.

Mr Wilson's website, paulwilsonconsulting.com.au describes him as "one of the truly great leaders ... a hypnotic storyteller and enthralling voice on modern leadership".

Mr Wilson did not respond to emails and calls from the ABC.

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