Former senator Bill Heffernan claimed in Parliament on the 19th of October 2015, that he had a police document that lists 28 prominent people that includes a former Prime Minister and current judges that are suspected of being pedophiles.
Many of the people on the list and otherwise named in the documents were “prominent”, Senator Heffernan said: “They were delivered to me by a police agency some time ago because no one seems to want to deal with them.”
There is enough detail in Senator Heffernan’s claims to make them very credible.
The list “formed part of police documents that had been “signed off” by Gary Crooke, QC, the former senior counsel assisting NSW’s Wood royal commission into police corruption in the 1990s.
The list includes a former Australian Prime Minister, judges, police, members of the legal fraternity and others.
He also claimed every Commonwealth attorney-general since Philip Ruddock had seen the list.
Senator Heffernan didn’t name any names but called on Attorney-General George Brandis to expand the child abuse royal commission so that it includes the legal fraternity. Since then, Heffernan’s claims have been hidden under a blanket of suppression orders.