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OPEN LETTER BY Alexander Cooney, Senior Constable, NSW against the Police State across Australia


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October 26, 2020

To: Michael Fuller

Police Commissioner of New South Wales

RE: Open Letter Concerning the Police Enforcement of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions

We are writing to you to raise concerns we have about the use of the police to enforce the ongoing restrictions placed upon our citizens relating to COVID-19, which has seriously eroded community trust in our great police force.

Since the Attorney General Declared a State of Emergency for the novel coronavirus, our governments have acted upon certain powers to impose restrictions on its citizens, using the police to enforce their rules.

Due to the novel nature of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, most people concurred that certain restrictions should be followed, until more was learnt about the virus.

With the initial modelling from the Imperial College in the UK [1] and the Peter Doherty Institute here in Australia, indicating a catastrophic number of cases that would severely burden our hospital system and could result in up to 150,000 Australian deaths [2], it is easy to comprehend why our governments would respond as they did and why the vast population would comply.

With these frightening projections it became evident that we needed to find a way to quickly diagnose the disease. Yet the Centre for Disease Control in the US states that “no quantified virus isolates of the 2019-nCoV are currently available”. [3] So even without the virus being isolated, the RT PCR test was picked to become the gold standard for testing.

We note that the modelling was later found to have serious calculation errors, such that experts who later reviewed it have said “no serious scientist gives (it) any validity”. [4, 5] And now the RT PCR test has been proven to be unreliable at best, with the inventor stating it should “never be used to diagnose infectious disease”, because it cannot tell if what it detected is alive or dead. [6, 7, 8] This test is still being relied upon to make critical decisions in the interest of public health and safety.

In the same way we cannot use an inaccurate speed detection device to proctor a civilian’s speed, the same must be demanded of a faulty RT PCR test and as such, police should not in any way mandate testing for covid-19, or rely on any outcome of the results.

Now that we have almost 12 months of statistical data that can be relied upon, in place of flawed computer modelling, these statistics show a reality that is far from the modelling projections, which were relied upon by National Cabinet in their response.

For example, we now know that around 45% of people who contract the virus are asymptomatic [9] and asymptomatic transmission is between 0-2.2% [10]. We also know that 80% of people who contract the virus will only have mild symptoms [11] and it is overwhelmingly the elderly and immunocompromised who are at risk of severe symptoms that could result in death. [12]

At the time of writing, the world-wide survival rate for covid-19 is 97.3%. [13] The ordinary flu is 99.9%. [14]

Furthermore, statistics clearly show that while the confirmed cases may be on the rise, the percentage of deaths is plummeting.

Here are some statistics which reflect this reality: –

Sweden and Taiwan did not enforce lockdown on its citizens like much of the world did. Although Sweden failed to take better precautions to protect the elderly in the early stages, their death rate is comparable, and Taiwan’s is outstanding: –

The statistics show there is a high infection rate across the globe, but very low deaths; regardless of whether there was forced lockdowns or not. What we can derive from analysis of this is that these two distinctly different ways have resulted in much the same outcome.

We note from the recent Federal budget, huge debt and unemployment, is that our lockdowns have created a series of problems that now seem to outweigh the threat this virus poses. In our line of work, we know that the socioeconomical problems created here will transpire into a greater threat down the track, as people struggle to deal with the collateral damage this is causing.

We have been told that the advice from the World Health Organization is a key aspect to the National Cabinet response, yet Dr David Nabarro of the WHO recently stated “We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” [15]

So in spite of the facts, as they stand now, it would appear that the National Cabinet has been lagging in its capacity to adapt to the reality of the situation and this is causing them to fail in their duty to respond in proportion to the risk. The risk being overwhelmingly with the elderly and immunocompromised. [16, 17, 18]

What is even more concerning is the prohibition on prescribing hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 [19], when over 121 peer reviewed scientific studies have shown it to be effective in treating and preventing the disease [20, 21, 22]. Instead, the federal government has done a vaccine deal with AstraZeneca [23] and Australians told we cannot expect to go back to normal until a vaccine arrives.

AstraZeneca has been found guilty of offences relating to off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products, making false claims, kickbacks and bribery, consumer protection violation, healthcare offences, government-contracting violations and more. Since 2000 they have been fined over US$1.1billion dollars for these offences and violations. [24] Still, they have been granted protection from future product liability claims relating to its COVID-19 vaccine [25].

Alarmingly, Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated they will make the vaccine “as mandatory as you can possibly make it” [26], in spite of the criminal record of its producer, their exemption from liability claims, the fact we already have at least two approved and extremely safe medications in Ivermectin [27] and hydroxychloroquine; shown to be effective treatments and the reality that the virus does not pose a serious threat to the healthy. It seems these decisions appear to be corporate interests, not in the best interests of public health and wellbeing as is claimed.

All this indicates that the ongoing restrictions on the healthy population is a disproportionate response, yet the police are still expected to continue to enforce these measures and at risk of being forced to vaccinate against a disease that is showing not to be virulent, with a vaccine that has had no long-term safety studies and then forcing it upon the population. The evidence would suggest resources are better directed to protect the vulnerable.

We are concerned with the legitimacy of the actions we are being told to take against the citizens of Australia. States and territories cannot rise above the commonwealth constitution as well as international treaties we are signatories to, yet this is occurring.

Under the state of emergency, the emergency requirements are qualified and restricted by the significant fact that emergency requirements and directions cannot request an individual to be isolated, detained, tested, vaccinated, medically treated or bodily searched in the absence of a biosecurity control order issued to the individual.

These measures are referred to as biosecurity measures and are captured under Subdivision B of Division 3 of Part 3 of Chapter 2 of the Biosecurity Act 2015. [28]

(Emergency and public health powers, at the States and Territories, do not provide a carte blanche to breach an individual’s human rights by isolating them, or detaining them or testing them without the proper required notifications and risk assessments first).

There is an inter-governmental agreement [29] which places the Commonwealth in the lead as well as the Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan [30]. This ensures that the States and Territories act to compliment the Federal Legislative Framework.

Article 7 of the international convenient of civil and political rights states “no-one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, in particular, no-one shall be subjected without his free consent to medical or scientific experimentation.” [31]

Article 27 of the Vienna convention on the law of treatise “A party may not invoke the provision of its internal law as justification of its failure to perform a treaty.” [32]

Article 7 of the Australian human rights commission Act 1986 states “no-one should be subjected to torture or to cruel inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, in particular, no-one shall be subject without his free consent to medical or scientific experimentation. [33]

Section 109 of the commonwealth of Australia constitution states “when a law of a state is inconsistent with a law of the commonwealth, the latter shall prevail, and the former shall to the extent of the inconsistency being valid.” [34]

With federal and international legislation breaches, it will be taken that we are complicit and consensual in their undertaking on the people of Australia, potentially rendering us criminally liable under the Crimes Act 1914 [35], as well as the Criminal Code Act 1995 [36].

Many members of the force are fed up with the approach to enforce oppressive rules placed upon the population in the name of COVID-19 and the looming mandatory vaccinations. We feel a real calling to do our part to stop this oppression, so we are writing to you to raise the following issues:‑

  • Police Force employees have ‘choice’ as to whether or not to receive vaccines;
  • The Police believe that all members of the community also have choice around receiving vaccines;
  • Police do not participate in any way in the forcing of vaccines upon the population;
  • That the Police Association start preparing to defend Police employees who choose to not be vaccinated
  • To raise the alarm that there is a global dictatorship occurring and the Police Force is being used as a tool to push these global and corporate agendas upon the population; and
  • To warn the Police Force not to simply acquiesce to these requests, rules and laws and to act in the best interest of its population, not tyranny of government.

Recently letters have been written to our leaders from the legal fraternity, including high profile Judges and QC’s [37], The Australian Institute for Progress penned by 30 public intellectuals including 15 professors of relevant disciplines, one of whom is an advisor on health and well-being economics to the UK government [38], Advocate Me’s open letter to all leaders seeking to review disproportionate response to SAR-CoV-2 [39], as well as hundreds of doctors from the medical fraternity [40]. Despite the government continually parroting that they are following the advice of ‘the experts’, all these requests have been ignored and the police used as the enforcers of these senseless rules.

We ask that you consider the information provided herein and the NSW Police Force statement of values: –

Each member of the Police Force is to Act in a manner which:

  • Places integrity above all;
  • Upholds the rule of law;
  • Preserves the rights and freedoms of individuals;
  • Seeks to improve the quality of life by community involvement in policing;
  • Strives for citizen and police personal satisfaction;
  • Capitalises on the wealth of human resources;
  • Makes efficient and economical use of public resources; and
  • Ensures that authority is exercised responsibly.

Many of us believe that we are removing our own rights and freedoms by enforcing these rules upon the community, including our family and friends. And the community are confounded by the intensified police enforcement around peaceful freedom protests and how inconsistent this was when compared with the Black Lives Matter protests. This contradiction is further destroying public confidence.

We are reaching out to all our fellow police officers across the country, to write a similar letter to their respective police commissioners, or sign our form at to show your support for this stance, which we have called Cops for Covid Truth.

With trust in our police force now seriously eroded, we ask you to consider now challenging the necessity of the ongoing restrictions to restore community trust, by being an integral part of returning our State and Country back to normality.


Alexander Cooney

Senior Constable Coffs/Clarence Highway Patrol

NSW Police Force Grafton Police Station

5 Duke Street Grafton NSW 2460

And other signatories


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15 thoughts on “OPEN LETTER BY Alexander Cooney, Senior Constable, NSW against the Police State across Australia
  1. Vanessa Morton

    Well said. The Govt., cannot enforce their illegal ‘directives’ without the support of the law-enforcement agencies who have the power to arrest or fine and who have the means of lethal weapons. All corrupt govt’., can only get away with their ‘rules’ if police/military enforce those corrupt orders. It takes a moral person to say no to an order that they know is morally wrong and unjust.

  2. virginia

    I love that a cop has written this. I hope it makes a difference. we are all humans and a lot of us are worried about what is going on. this is our planet, all of us. if humans cant have humanity on planet earth then what do we have? we have the numbers but they have the money. think people, all this comes down to filthy money.

  3. Philip Hingston

    Good on you Senior Constable Cooney for having the courage of your convictions. We’ve been waiting for the good police officers to stand up for the citizenry, and restore public faith in our police forces. Hopefully, VicPol will read your open letter to Mick Fuller and emulate your actions. Again, thank you for your courage.

  4. Luís Rodrigues-Coelho

    These are my type of heroes, people who are not afraid of speaking the truth regardless of what the official narrative is; after all, the truth isn’t measured by the amount of consent. I take my hat off for this police constable, a honestidade man filled with integrity!!
    Good on you For!

  5. Trish Castle

    Brilliant. I’ve often wondered what the actual members of the police force feel about all this. It would be interesting to know if there is a similar sentiment among members of the Victorian Police.

  6. Sanjeev Sabhlok

    I’ve no time for these weird claims but I’m approving this comment nevertheless – who knows, you might have some valid point somewhere.

  7. Ross

    Thankyou. The man who wrote the article I linked to has been researching this for years, it sounded weird to me at first but the more I learn the more I think he is correct. Apparently we are signed up to the foreign administration through birth certificates/citizenship and to be free we must do something similar to Ghandi burning birth certificates to be free of british rule.

  8. Anne

    Thank you for sharing Ross, I’ve known about this since 2016…. such concealment as the majority of Aussies don’t have a clue what really this all means.

    Bravo, Bravo to you Snr Cst Cooney for standing up and being a voice for so many who choose to remain silent. As a former NSW Police Officer I can certainly understand the courage it took in penning this letter. You SIR are an Australian HERO. God bless you 🙏

  9. Lest we forget

    Yes Anne you are correct, Alexander Cooney is an Australian hero in a global fight. I am so grateful to him for his time and effort in writing this letter. And so grateful for his sacrifice as I’m sure he’ll have consequences to face. Walk with you head held high because the Australians that can’t be heard on mainstream media are behind you mate and will won’t forget you and all that signed onto this movement.

  10. Simon Spencer

    Thank you for your words Alexander Cooney ..i wish the uk police here in Britain are feeling the same and act accordingly without delay …

  11. Trevor Clark

    Thank you Alexander for your heart felt love for your fellow man and writing this on his behalf love you my friend cheers Trev.

  12. Tammy

    Well said, hopefully the powers that be are willing to listen and review the decisions that were made now that there is real data to use.

  13. Lana

    Thank You Officer Alexander Cooney, thank You so much for your courage to speak the truth and for the great sacrifice you made to be the voice for many of us. I am so grateful for what you have done and I pray god to give you and your family lots of strength, love and protection. I hope one day I can thank you in person. Thank You, You are our true AUSTRALIAN HERO

  14. Ajten Muedini

    Thank you so much Officer Alexander Cooney. I am so happy and thankful that what you are doing is truly amazing. It gives me so much hope and peace knowing that there is someone like you out there doing everything you can to put an end to this evil that’s is going on around the world. God bless you 🙏 i would be happy to be part of this. Everyday I pray to God and say, please god help us bring down these corrupted politicians and anyone else that is part of it.

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