Thursday, April 12, 2012

letter to Caroline Fulton, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

James Ricketson
316 Whale Beach Road
Palm Beach2108

Caroline Fulton
Acting Assistant Secretary
Creative Industries and Sector Development
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Office for the Arts
GPO Box 6500
ACT 2600                                                                                                            10th April 2012
Dear Caroline

My latest letter to the Prime Minister (hard copy enclosed) speaks for itself. I have also published this, along with other relevant correspondence, on the internet:

It is, of course, absurd that I should have to force Screen Australia’s hand as I am (sue me or apologize) but given that Mr Crean and yourself are not prepared to insist that Screen Australia abide by its own guidelines and behave in a transparent and accountable way, I have been left with little choice – unless, that is, I simply accept that lies can be placed on (and remain on) file that are damaging to my professional reputation. I, like all filmmakers, am dependent in all sorts of ways on Screen Australia and for my professional life to be subject to the whims of Chief Operating Officer Fiona Cameron is not a situation I am prepared to endure without a fight.

Ruth Harley must now either sue me or apologize on behalf of Screen Australia. As will be apparent to you by now, I am not going to stop until I either get the record set straight and an apology or am dragged into the Supreme Court by Screen Australia. Even at this late date you could ask of Ruth Harley the questions I have outlined in my letter of today to the Prime Minister. Ms Harley’s response will be published in an uncensored state, even if it makes me look like a fool – as would be the case if Fiona Cameron were to produce the correspondence I claim does not exist.

best wishes

James Ricketson

1 comment:

  1. If Harley neither sues nor apologizes but simply ignores what next?