Ms Harley, with the blessing of a complaint board, has banned me from having any dealings with Screen Australia on the basis of allegations that I have intimidated and placed at risk members of Screen Australia’s staff. She has provided no evidence in support of her allegations and refuses to do so – despite my many requests this past five months. I have made it clear on many occasions that I believe it quite appropriate, justified, that I be banned if I am guilty of the crimes I have been accused of. However, natural justice demands that I be presented with evidence of my crimes and be given an opportunity to defend myself against Ms Harley’s allegations. Ms Harley has no interest at all in providing me with evidence. And neither the Screen Australia board nor the Minister for the Arts, the Hon Simon Crean, feel that it is necessary for Ms Harley to produce evidence in support of her allegations. The same applies for the Ombudswoman, Ms Alison Larkins.