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I have decided to shift all discussion of the ASF Legal Defence Fund to a dedicated thread.

I have been contacted by an ASF member who is also the owner of a holiday cottage at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains. He has made the generous offer to auction off accommodation at the cottage for next Friday and Saturday nights and to donate the proceeds to the ASF Legal Defence Fund.

Weekend away in quiet self-catered cottage in Upper Blue Mountains for a couple for the nights of 18-19th Sept (sorry no changes to dates). Usually $500. Taxi from station is ~$15 for those without transport.

The auction starts now and will end next Tuesday September 15th at midnight. I will forward all the details to the winning bidder at the conclusion of the auction. Please post your bids in this thread. My sincere thanks go out to ASF member who made this generous offer!

For those unable to get to the Blue Mountains next weekend, donations can be made to the following bank account:

Account Name: ASF Legal Defence Fund
BSB: 638-010
Account Number: 10787054

Thank you to all those who have offered their support! :)
 
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Hi Joe
At the outset sorry not being full informed with the legal fund requirements. It must be very serious. Probably for those like me not regularly following ASF (I am in Madagascar FIFO) it pays to give some background on the reason for legal fund and what is the behind it. Matter being sub-judice, words can be spelt out however without weakening your defence whatever it may be.
All the best and definitely I will put something into the account

Regards
 

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A very big thank you to those who have donated to the ASF Legal Defence Fund! The fund is slowly increasing in value. :)

I notice there haven't been any bids yet on the Blue Mountains weekend getaway this weekend. It would be a shame to see it passed in without any bids. Perhaps I should have started a new thread for it? Surely some of you stressed out Sydneysiders could use a relaxing weekend in the mountains? :D

All proceeds raised will go towards the ASF Legal Defence Fund.

Here's the description again, as written by the ASF member who donated it:

Weekend away in quiet self-catered cottage in Upper Blue Mountains for a couple for the nights of 18-19th Sept (sorry no changes to dates). Usually $500. Taxi from station is ~$15 for those without transport.

Let's see if we can generate some interest!
 

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I'm extending the deadline for bids on the weekend getaway in the Blue Mountains until midday tomorrow. I'll also be accepting any bids via PM in case people would prefer to contact me privately. Here's the description again for those interested:

Weekend away in quiet self-catered cottage in Upper Blue Mountains for a couple for the nights of 18-19th Sept (sorry no changes to dates). Usually $500. Taxi from station is ~$15 for those without transport.

Don't let this opportunity slip away! All proceeds raised will be donated to the ASF Legal Defence Fund. :)
 

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How’s the fund going Joe?
It's been depleted for a while now tech. It was a good fund raiser at the time, but lawyers don't come cheap and the funds were used fairly quickly to pay legal bills. I really appreciated the support of the ASF community.
 

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Crikey Joe, I missed all this until now. I can't find how to contact you privately. Can you PM or email me please?
 

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Time to go fund me Joe.

Before you do or anyone else does.
You need a great background story.
Target $300K

I can put you on to our marketing people.
Gratis my friend.

Very topical with the Bank R Com.

With it all over (Court) Im sure the true story will have
lots of info highlighting the white knight who
got shafted by not only the Scammers but also the System.
Left high and dry self funded saving people bacon.

Common people lets use the power of the WWW
and DO This.
 

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Time to go fund me Joe.

Before you do or anyone else does.
You need a great background story.
Target $300K

I can put you on to our marketing people.
Gratis my friend.

Very topical with the Bank R Com.

With it all over (Court) Im sure the true story will have
lots of info highlighting the white knight who
got shafted by not only the Scammers but also the System.
Left high and dry self funded saving people bacon.

Common people lets use the power of the WWW
and DO This.

I agree totally tech, and that is a very generous offer to Joe.

Anything I can do please let me know Joe.

I'll kick in once the Gofund page is up and running and if it doesn't get up I'll donate to the existing fund.

It may be worthwhile getting someone to contact the TV and "Print" media on your behalf about the Gofund me page. I doubt if you are able to do it as you are the subject of the litigation but someone else on the forum could. Maybe you can yourself. Check with your lawyer if you decide to set it up.

Kind regards,

gg
 
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I have decided to shift all discussion of the ASF Legal Defence Fund to a dedicated thread.

Account Name: ASF Legal Defence Fund
BSB: 638-010
Account Number: 10787054

Thank you to all those who have offered their support! :)

The legal defence fund account is at the beginning of this thread I think GG. Someone correct me if I'm wrong
 
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Thats Joes Account number for Donations Not a go Fund me.
Agree.

If Joe considers a Gofund me strategy, a donation to that will assist in kicking the donations along as well as being a donation.

Just my thoughts.

gg
 
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Thats Joes Account number for Donations Not a go Fund me.

Yep but it does start the ball rolling. If the Go fund me flies Joe might forward any contributions already made to the Go Fund me. Always looks good to have some people start off such a campaign.

Also wouldn't hurt to have various ASF members offering their comments/support on any proposed Go Fund me page. Adds more and different voices to the argument and makes it clear this is bigger than just Joe Blow:2twocents
 

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Excellent suggestion
There is a story here and we are going to tell it.
Keep the ideas coming and anyone with any contacts let me know.
Im looking into free Aust wide Media.
Need to look your best Joe.

Its a genuine Aussi Battler story. Joe needs help so lets help!
 
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I think The Guardian would be the sort of paper that would be very interested/supportive of this story. Essentially its about quality honest public reporting that uncovers shonky business practices - and then gets punished . That in itself is a compelling story.

ABC could also be interested. The other commercial media ? Probably too complex for them and in any case would sensationalize it or trivialize it - I suggest.

4 Corners is always worth a think. Particularly if the bigger picture of unethical business practices is put on the table. Does Joe want to go there ??
 

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The Go Joe Aussie GoFundMe
I think The Guardian would be the sort of paper that would be very interested/supportive of this story. Essentially its about quality honest public reporting that uncovers shonky business practices - and then gets punished . That in itself is a compelling story.

ABC could also be interested. The other commercial media ? Probably too complex for them and in any case would sensationalize it or trivialize it - I suggest.

4 Corners is always worth a think. Particularly if the bigger picture of unethical business practices is put on the table. Does Joe want to go there ??

That is a good idea, @basilio , however if the Guardian publish it the mainstream press will ignore it.

Also Guardian readers being lefties are often tightarses when it comes to supporting free enterprise.

gg
 
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