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FACS NSW Worst Family Terrorising Child Abusing Monsters - Pru Goward Versus Linda Burney

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on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 07:47
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FACS NSW Worst Family Terrorising Child Abusing Monsters - Pru Goward Versus Linda Burney

It is wrong for me to hate, it is wrong not to forgive... but to sit and watch evil at work and do nothing is a sin too. How these politicians can stand by and let this happen... and Pru Goward and Linda Burney...

The combination of failures and abominations which exist in the form of the government department known as FACS NSW are a product of evolution, a result of generations of Australian children being preyed upon by social workers and anyone else who can lower themselves to this level of depravation, tormenting children and parents to extremes, often resulting in suicide, health failure, mental breakdown, or loss of all possessions in order to fund solicitors to fight for the return of children who should never have been taken. In the unlikely event that the department loses and the children are returned, the outcome is often that the children no longer have an inheritance as it all went to the solicitors.

All on the side of the child stealers are rewarded by lucrative government contracts. This is paradise if you are a paedophile with access to unlimited resources: children to be abused without the risk of being exposed or convicted.

The process of stealing children has been streamlined to protect those stealing children from being properly investigated, held accountable, or hindered in any way when it comes to implementing their own special style of "Protecting Children."

The modern day child stealing machine has evolved into an insatiable, unstoppable and extremely profitable utility for those with no conscience or thought for the lives of the victims they force themselves upon. This becomes obvious when examining those who are at the forefront of this government child abuse organisation. We will come back to today's head of FACS NSW, minister Pru Goward, and Michael Coutts Trotter who is a perfect example of senior child protection staff who order families to do as I say, not as I do.

And of course let's not forget another shining example of FACS NSW senior management failing to lead by example, Director General Jim Moore shows the whole department FACS NSW how if you work for FACS NSW you are untouchable....

Liars from top to bottom in FACS NSW - Director General Jim Moore


I would like you to look first at the last pathetic example of a child protection department minister, a failure not only as a minister but also a disgrace as a humanitarian and an abhorrent example of a sadistic human being, a disgrace to the stolen generation she is part of, and obviously a challenged IQ which is displayed in her mismanagement of operations involving disadvantaged families in NSW.when she was minister of DoCS, none other than the incompetent, the ignorant, the corrupt.... Linda Burney.

Now I have come across some sick individuals since I became involved with child protection, but Linda Burney is living proof that the corruption, the mismanagement, the underhanded, dishonest immorality and misconduct displayed with heartless incivility is shown by example from the person at the top, and this disgraceful bench mark will always be the legacy left by Linda Burney. Hated by so many families who fell victim to her underhanded department while she was the minister of DoCS NSW.

In fact my first interaction with this banshee queen resulted in her threatening me directly with legal action, and the mother who I was support for was blackmailed into keeping quiet about the disgusting way in which she was treated by Linda Burney personally. She had complained to DoCS NSW constantly about her daughter being in danger while she was with her father. The father stabbed the two year old girl, Madison, in the head, leaving her incapacitated for life. What was the first action taken by Linda Burney? Removal of all children from the mother even though she was not present when Madison was stabbed, and she had warned DoCS NSW that this would happen.

Sound bad??? Linda Burney then trumps her ruthless and incomprehensible behavior by removing all parental rights and stating that she reserved the right to turn off the life support system that was keeping Madison alive. Talk about power tripping. What Linda hadn't counted on up to this stage was that this family would contact me, and appoint me as admin to the facebook page, "Give Kristy Her Kids Back.".

I did what I do and within hours the group had grown by 5000 members, and the page had become a hate wall against DoCS NSW, minister Linda Burney and the father, hence the resulting threats leveled against myself and the mother. Last I heard the mother had still not been given her children back. WTF?

Now in case you find this whole blog a bit hard to believe... maybe you think I am some grief stricken father hell bent on attacking innocent, ethical model citizens who are fine examples of politicians overseeing a finely tuned, well oiled operation which provides assistance for many disadvantaged children and families.... let us take a look at how this escapee from satan's personal staff handles another situation of crisis.....


A FIVE-year-old girl wrongly removed from her parents was denied a visit with her dying father, even after the Ombudsman ruled DOCS bungled the case.

In a horror start to her life, the girl has suffered from cancer, lost her father and spent more than two years separated from her family because of decisions that should not have been made.

DOCS will be forced to pay compensation to the family of the Sydney girl, who had never been abused or neglected.

Community Services Minister Linda Burney was notified of the case in September and this month did not override her department's decision to prevent the girl from traveling to Taiwan for her father's funeral.

Yesterday she said the case was before the court until February and that it was "inappropriate for me to intervene."

And then she moved onto the next family, along with her whole department of child stealers who followed their leader's example. Now of course I have hundreds of stories of families who contacted me during the era of "She who's name should not be spoken", and I eventually was forced to report Linda Burney to the Independent Commission Against Crime (ICAC) after the mountains of corruption were too much to deal with anymore, but like so many other victims of child protection in NSW I was ignored, and so was the obvious misconduct which was left to flourish, nurtured no less to evolve further into a plague upon the families of NSW. And now it is ready for the next dictator, who would make Linda Burney look like she was Jesus compared to what we were about to see from Pru Goward.


And who was the only person to turn to for the multitudes inflicted with the permanent wound of child loss and family terrorism that became the trademark of Linda Burney? Pru Goward who has displayed a natural talent when it comes to the affliction of misery and suffering,

Pru Goward Adds Forced Adoption to Her Arsenal Against NSW Families

in fact one could almost go so far as to say she has outdone her predecessors, taking the art of terrorising families and kidnapping children to an all time high, with the fast tracking of stolen children for adoption a feather in her cap, which incidentally was custom made to facilitate the horns that stick out of the front of her head.

Ok, down to business, let's open up the book of suffering which is a record of the abuse unleashed by minister Pru Goward upon her reluctant subjects...

Perhaps we should go back again to the reign of "She whose name should not be spoken", the former minister of FACS NSW... I have seen both of these thugs turn their backs on children and parents who have blatantly been abused by FACS NSW while Burney and then Goward were at the helm.

They both know of a little boy dying at the moment from Lymes disease and they have forbidden the child from being tested, even though the mother has been tested positive.
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You see they were in the back yard cleaning up after a storm in Sydney. A week later and the two year old boy is screaming in agony, and the mother is scratching all over and in pain, so she rings the poisons line. They tell her to go straight into the hospital, with the child.

This is the same hospital where the child's older sister lost a finger while playing with an exercise bike inside the hospital. Another cover up with bad blood already in the mix, a vendetta held against the mother for previous occurrences, no fault of the child or the mother's..

So they go into the hospital and the mother is forcefully separated from her child and locked up in the psych ward. The already extremely sick and distressed child is placed with strangers in foster care where he will spend the next four years slowly dying a painful death, even though he was never abused by his mother, and committed no crime. He is but a helpless baby, yet another victim of Linda Burney, but that will progress to being a victim of Pru Goward.

In any case Linda Burney and Pru Goward know without a doubt that this child has been wrongly removed, yet it is never openly debated, both concubines of satan being as guilty as the other, and the child is in constant agony from Lymes disease because FACS NSW refuse to test the child for Lymes disease.

The mother never abused her son. She did the right thing and rang the poison line, then took him straight to the hospital, so why four years later will Pru Goward not return this child to his mother, and test him for Lymes Disease. Why hasn't Linda Burney demanded the child's return either? Because this child is just one of thousands who have been stolen from their families without proper grounds.

What is even more disgusting about this story is that when this first happened, Linda Burney was the FACS NSW minister and she was well aware of this case because the then shadow minister, "Pru Goward" went in to bat for this mother and child, but Linda Burney refused to step in and help this poor little child, the same as I have witnessed her turn her back on countless families begging for nothing more than a common sense approach.

No instead Goward and Burney con the public with a facade of heated arguments which in reality boil down to meaningless repartee....

Political storm between Pru Goward and Linda Burney over stats for at-risk children in NSW

The same is now true for Pru Goward, and this dying child is just one of many that the FACS NSW minister has turned her back on, and no doubt she is thankful that the many stories of her ruthless reign of terror do not often get out, her terrorised victims taking their own lives after FACS NSW has taken away every sense of self worth and hope for the future.


Pru Goward.... Have you seen or heard any interviews with the FACS NSW Minister over the last year????

 Each and every interview now has her portraying every family unfortunate enough to be dealing with FACS NSW as junkies living with their children in houses filled with used syringes and piles of baby shit and dirty nappies everywhere. She will then go on in a thinly veiled and poorly attempted pretentious voice of concern... every day these children are there their lives are ruined.

Pru Goward and her goons don't give a second thought to traumatising children they snatch away like pirates of the NSW houso estates, yet when it comes to returning them, then they decide to show concern. It will traumatise them if we take them out of foster care and put them back home with their families. Anything is better than resorting to a child being with their families to these sickos, honestly.

So back to the interview speech that Pru Goward has been flogging to death on every reporter that will lap it up...

"It is time", she says. "It is time to put children's rights first. All we hear about is parental rights, I am more concerned about the rights of the child and putting the child first."

Now anyone else, and I would think that perhaps this is a good thing, and I might also believe her apology for forced adoptions endured by thousands and thousands of Australians from previous generations. But apologising for a past atrocity while campaigning for laws to bring what you are apologising for back, removes all sincerity from the apology. Especially when the child stealing was enforced by the Australian government and assisted by churches, exactly what FACS NSW minister Goward plans to do again, this time Barnardos are the enforcer, and you better believe this child stealing adoption racket will be much more streamlined than ever seen in any of the other stolen generations.

So when you hear FACS NSW minister Goward repeating her speach again and again about the rights of children, not parents, I don't think there was ever a worry about her paying any attention to the rights of the parents. She has no respect for parents or their rights, and no appreciation of the value of parents to a child and their upbringing. Pru Goward does not provide a service to the community, she dictates to all of NSW. The biggest problem with this is not that she is a malicious, poisonous snake to children and families, but the organisation that she is leader of, and relies upon to back her up, is just as pathetic and misguided as the minister herself.

The child protection system is failing, too many children are being wrongly removed. Pru Goward's Solution - Turn the wrongfully stolen children into a commodity and sell them off for adoption. Worst of all is the same parasites who wrongfully removed all these children in the first place, whether by stupidity or something more sinister... these are the same failures as child protection workers that now hold the power to remove and adopt your children, only if Pru Goward has her way this will be achieved much easier and you will not be hearing about it from me, from the parents of the stolen children, from the media, not anyone.

I will go to jail Pru Goward you evil child stealing witch of NSW, before I stand back and roll over and allow a concubine of satan to steal innocent children unhindered. You ignore the countless parents begging for you to give their children back, children who so obviously should never have been taken. You are the same as the rest of them. You would rather the children be dead than with their parents.

I have visited so many houses now, I can only think of one that was unfit for a child to be in. Yes, there were used syringes everywhere, but obviously no baby or baby shit, but I helped that mother clean her house as best as I could, even though I know her child will never be returned, but that is not for me to decide.

Almost every house I visit is spotless, and the children's room is like unto a shrine, the same as Lukey's room was for me. I usually stay in the empty children's room, the first person to receive the honor since the children were stolen. Pru Goward does not get her hands dirty, she does not go out and visit the houses of the parents whose children her department has stolen. None of these queens of pain do. They are there to save money, and win votes.


Note: Excuse me while I rant here and vent for a bit, seems I have gone off track a but I will come back and edit this blog when I am done.

The bullshit seems to be flowing today, usually does when I am pissed off. Oops, I might need anger management.... If some idiot who's claim to fame is stealing children from their families decides that I have anger problems, or any problem for that matter.... I think for once I might just show them exactly what anger is, because I have an unlimited supply that I have total discipline and control over. The next DoCS worker to tell me I have anger management problems I am going to admit defeat and let out all the anger I have inside me, and direct it straight at them. I will show you proper anger management problems, if you want to accuse me of absolute bullshit, like you skum do to everyone.

Somewhere here I will start to talk about the two evil Queens of child theft, Burney and Goward.

May the children they have terrorised haunt them in their sleep, stalk them in the street, and hunt them beyond the grave into the next realm, relentlessly, mercilessly, eternally, with no remorse or petty ever being afforded them, as they showed no mercy to their victims, and turned their backs continuously on those who were helpless and innocent, those of whom I am about to speak of, to tell these children's stories... before the one child in particular dies a death which could have undoubtedly been avoided with a simple acknowledgement from both Pru Goward or Linda Burney.

 I sit and watch as these same predators continue to do the same evil to so many.

That is what my life is devoted to now... To keep the promise that I made to my baby son the last time that I saw him as he lay in his coffin. I promised him that I would do something about what they (DoCS Qld Child Stealing Skum) did to him, and I promised him I would do something about the obviously flawed and corrupt child protection system.

And so I study child protection the world over, day after day, night after night, and I do what I can for the endless stream of victims that come to me desperate for help and with nowhere to turn... Parents, grand parents, children, grand children, foster children, foster carer's children, foster carers.... Absolutely no one is safe from these government endorsed predators who make the toughest police seem like kindergarten teachers.

Now I have dealt with these highly empowered government officials in the worst possible scenarios, from man hating lesbian case workers who would glare at me with hatred even though I had never abused my son or even met them before, to the team leader who laughed in my face when I told her my baby's mother had burnt a cigarette on his face, to the reunification team leader who accused me of raising my voice at her when I arrived at intensive care to find out my son was about to die.

I did yell at her as she was surrounded by police... "I told you to get him out of that house", and that was all she could come up with.... "You're raising your voice."  I told her, "I get angry, I raise my voice. You get angry and you steal people's kids off them." I could tell she was just dying to put some bullshit anger management crap on me, but if I have anger management problems why didn't I rip your limbs off your body there and then, or throw you out the window of the hospital, or smuggle in a weapon to kill you with....

You friggin piece of shit child protection baby stealing, child murdering evil witch.... Stick your anger management bullshit right where it belongs. These fat evil DoCS bitches love to use the old anger management on the men they love to hate. What can a father do? Helpless, absolutely at the mercy of dumb, vindictive pieces of hateful shit like that reunification bitch at the hospital that could have saved my boy, but refused to lift a finger, instead at the meeting two days before my baby's head was smashed in, she ignored my pleas to get him out of danger and slid a list of visit rules across the table to me.

And still only recently I was accused again of having anger management issues by none other than a DoCS Qld Team Leader, Morag the Slag from Toowoomba DoCS.

This is another one of these evil DoCS banshees who has looked at so many of the people she has stolen children from with hatred and detest, the lines of hatred are now permanently etched deep onto her sickeningly emotionless face. Nothing but hatred coming out of that woman who is unleashed upon innocent children daily, removing them from their parents and keeping them away for trivial, self absorbed prejudices... the old "Anger Management", or "Risk of Harm", "Probability of Harm", "Toxic Environment", she has unlimited bullshit to choose from which cannot be challenged. Common sense does not come into the equation when you are dealing with these beaurecrats from hell.

Morag is the same as all of them. If they don't like you, they will make sure your kids pay the price by losing you as a parent. If they don't like your partner, they will insist you end the relationship or face the blackmail of losing your children forever. What is even worse with Morag is she doesn't like many people.


A senior lecturer at Edge Hill University has devised some steps to alleviate the blame culture in UK social work, based a study of child protection in Flanders, Belgium.

Dr Jadwiga Leigh was a social worker for 10 years and experienced first-hand the impact an embedded blame culture can have on practice: “I was becoming increasingly paranoid about the decisions I was making and started to feel myself focusing less on the families I was working with and more on ticking all the boxes.”

In this this recording she explains why she looked to Europe for a solution:

communitycare.co.uk

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Perhaps this blog is a bit over the top, it happens occassionally because my words come from the heart, like the music I play, the songs I sing, the tears I bleed.

Now I am not saying that the current FACS NSW minister Pru Goward is the worst child protection senior executive in the world, just the worst in Australia, with Linda Burney if not worse, then equally as underhanded and inadequate as the head of any organisation responsible for the life of any child, let alone tens of thousands for them to terrorise.

Now if I had to pick the next worse minister for a child protection department in Australia, based on personal experience with the department and the reports I have seen exposing unethical and ridiculous but cruel child abusing decisions, I would point the finger at the minister for the department of community services in Queensland, Tracey Davis.

Her nonperformance as a leader charged with fixing a department in the midst of a breakdown sets her in good stead with her counterparts in NSW.

I mean, does anybody even know who Tracy Davis is? Does she put out any press releases or appear on shows to be interviewed?

One thing that I noticed that DoCS Qld and FACS NSW had in common, apart from ministers who lead by a cruel and misguided example, is that both departments previously had ministers who one would have thought were impossible to be replaced with worse ministers, even greater failure at providing a service assisting disadvantaged and troubled children and families.

Phil Reeves the minister for DoCS Qld previous to Tracy Davis, now that man made about two speeches relating to child protection in his whole term as minister. He could not get enough of opening sports ovals and living the high life of sports minister though, and he looked like free food may have been a fringe benefit of that portfolio also,

But I can't say I can recall any decisions to match the cruelty of his successor, mother of the year.... DoCS Qld Minister Tracey Davis.

The son of Minister for Department of Community Services Tracy Davis... in the news

The daughter of Minister for Department of Community Services Tracy Davis... in the news

And give yourself a pat on the back for this one minister Davis.....

Three sisters shared blame for their rapes: Child Safety

And here is another family you terrorised, your own foster carers no less. Something to be proud of minister...

DoCS Qld Cover Up Rape of Child in their Care by Blaming Foster Parent

While I am having a bitch session just let me say also that one thing that disgusts me about these, the worst, most dispicable politicians in Australia, is that while they are responsible for and in the midst of stealing the next generation of Australian children, they are jumping on the "fake apology" bandwagon.

Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
The Honourable Tracy Davis
10/09/2012

Have your say on apology for past forced adoptions

Minister for Communities Tracy Davis said the Government wanted to ensure Queenslanders had the opportunity to provide input into the apology.

"Past forced adoption practices had long-term impacts for many mothers, fathers, children and extended families," Ms Davis said.

"While the past cannot be changed, the Queensland Government hopes an apology will help ease the pain felt by those people who have been so deeply affected by this experience and assist in their healing process.

Still, not to be outdone, Australia's most notorious child stealer FACS NSW minister Goward made her apology while bringing in new adoption laws similar to those she was apologising for.

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Enough pollie bashing of Australia's most dangerous child protection ministers, now let's have a look what social work professor and former director of children's services Ray Jones about what Social Services in the UK like to call.. our world leading child protection system on November 18, 2013.

We are now five years on from the media’s first telling of the story of ‘Baby P’, and on 12 December I will chairing Community Care’s ‘The Baby P Legacy Five Years On: What Have We Learnt?’ conference. But I am more concerned about what is happening now.

At last week’s Community Care Live event I spoke about how England’s child protection system is at the point of breakdown and this week’s Community Care survey gives further evidence of the pressure that has been allowed to build up on children’s social workers.

When three quarters of social workers say they lack the time and resources to protect children from serious harm, and nine out of 10 are very concerned that cuts are leaving vulnerable children even more vulnerable, it might be thought it was time for the government to listen. And, having listened, what might the government do?

First they might own up to the damage created by welfare benefit cuts in creating, not just deprivation, but destitution for children and families. Then there are the cuts to help for children and young people with big reductions in children’s centres and youth services.

When families get into even more difficulty and children more in danger of abuse and neglect, it is not sensible to make massive cuts to local government funding so that there is no way councils can adequately increase their social worker numbers to deal with the increasing workloads.

And just in case there is still any doubt about how workloads have increased, here are two statistics. One, the number of children in England with child protection plans has increased 47% in five years from 29,200 to 42,850. Two, the number of care proceedings has increased 70% over five years and in March 2013 there were 925 new applications in that one month.

It is the investigations and assessments that lead to child protection plans, the actions then built within the plans, and the preparation for court proceedings that are especially onerous and time-consuming for social workers.

I know from my direct contact with social workers across the country that they are often writing their case conference and court reports late at night, getting up very early in the morning to do them and regularly working at weekends. Exhausted, having to cut corners, sometimes in tears, and knowing that if a child dies they may be on the front page of a tabloid. This is crazy. It is unsustainable.

But it gets worse. Across government there are other actions that are undermining child protection. Education secretary Michael Gove has emphasised competition rather than cooperation between schools and heaps blame on teachers.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has done the same within health services, churning them up and blaming over-stretched nurses for poor care in hospitals and GPs for the A&E crisis. Local government secretary Eric Pickles is overseeing the decimation of local authority funding and disingenuously blaming councils for the resulting service cuts.

And justice secretary Chris Grayling is about the fragment the Probation Service, opening it up to Serco, G4S and others to milk for money.

It should be known by now that good child protection requires a stable, local frontline of services. A frontline where workers across agencies know each other, communicate well together, know their communities, and have time to engage with and find out about families. Services where top managers stay close to their frontline and are around long enough to create high-performing cultures that instil confidence for those doing difficult, distressing and demanding work every day.

This is why it is so undermining when government ministers feed the media blame and bullying cultures by rubbishing serious case reviews unless they allocate ‘accountability’ for a child’s death to social workers, their managers or other professionals.

We have had one of the safest and strongest child protection systems in the world. It had taken 40 years to build. It would be truly reckless to destroy it based on a political dogma of private and profit good, public and professional bad.

Ray Jones is professor of social work at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London. From 1996-2006 he was the director of social services for a top-performing council. He now oversees child protection in four areas in England rated as “inadequate” by Ofsted. His book, The Story of Baby P: Setting the Record Straight, is to be published by Policy Press in March 2014.

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Although this information is unrelated to child protection, it is an example of how the Australian government is actively seeking to silence all who disagree with the injustices enforced upon us, or are plain and simple victims who need to be kept quiet, as easily as possible.

FACS NSW Minister along with the Tasmanian child protective services child stealing machine are calling for laws to silence all victimes of their child stealing racket, although they are expert at doing things sneakily.

Hear is another government sector that does not want the public to be made aware of information it is not hand feeding you....

 The NSW watchdog about to be turned upon an unsuspecting public.

The NSW Parliament is about to make laws that gag freedom of speech. Even China and Russia don’t have laws like this.
 
If the HCCC has its way, in future, any member of the public that questioned the commonly held medical consensus or gives advice could be gagged and have legal proceedings taken against them. This is a very slippery and dangerous legislative slope.

Please read the terms of reference for this Committee and then read on…
 
Please also sign the petition to the NSW Parliament

The Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) was originally set up to protect the public from dangerous medical practices They were to be an independent overseer that could adjudicate whenever there was a question of someone being harmed by medical treatments – an all-too common event in Australia. According to their website, they describe themselves as being: “an independent body to deal with complaints about health service providers in NSW.”

Since they were established, however, the HCCC seems to have been perverted into a caricature of its original purpose. Instead of protecting the public from dangerous medical practices, – it apparently wants to protect mainstream medical establishment and drug companies from the public.
 
Interestingly enough the HCCC don't seem to be too concerned that western drug based medicine makes claims for treatments and therapies with little or no evidence. And lets not mention the falsified studies and ghost written articles.
 
The BMJ’s website "Clinical Evidence" reports that, of the 3000 treatments they have surveyed, only 11% of medical treatments are rated as beneficial, and 23% likely to be beneficial (they don’t know for sure), while 67% are of unknown or of unlikely effectiveness or harmful.
 
Yet the HCCC has decided its the mums and dads and the general public that should be regulated and debate shut down and not the medical establishment or drug companies...

The HCCC refused to investigate Graeme Reeves, the Butcher of Bega, despite complaints from more than 500 women he had sexually abused and mutilated. They also refused to investigate the hospital responsible for the death of Don Mackay, a quadriplegic whose horrific death was caused by gross negligence by that facility.

Yet they spent an entire year and, we conservatively estimate, several million dollars, illegally ‘investigating’ the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN).


The AVN vs the HCCC – David vs Goliath

The AVN is a group of parents and other members of the public who question the science used to market and promote the effectiveness and safety of vaccination as well as champion informed consent. They also use scientific studies and data to support their claims.

In 2010 the HCCC took aim at the AVN, and demanded they put a disclaimer on their website stating that their information was not to be used as medical advice (a disclaimer the AVN had always had on their webpage) and that their information was solely anti-vaccine – a statement which was not true and did not represent the AVN’s position. The AVN took action against this attempt to silence them and brought the case against them to the Supreme Court of NSW. The AVN prevailed. The AVN were able to prove that the HCCC’s actions were illegal. They proved that the HCCC had also acted arrogantly and at great cost to the public purse in their relentless pursuit of this small, community-based group.

A great deal of intelligent legal advice had clearly demonstrated that the HCCC were acting outside of their jurisdiction in either investigating or citing the AVN. The fact that the HCCC continued to pursue this course of action is indicative of the way in which they have operated for at least the past decade. The law does not seem to be any obstacle to the HCCC.

It was a huge embarrassment for those wanting the AVN silenced to lose this case. A well-funded government behemoth going against a tiny parent-run support group and losing. Such an uneven battle might be expected to go the other way, but in this case justice was served and the AVN won.

Perhaps egos were damaged by the AVN victory because, since that time, the HCCC has been trying its hardest to finish what they started – forcing the AVN and any other organisation discussing the problems with vaccination to close down and stop talking about these issues. In addition, they now seek to stop anyone, anywhere from disseminating information which is in any way critical of mainstream medicine.

Can you imagine what would happen if the HCCC had such future powers of censorship that it is seeking now, in the days of Thalidomide that created birth defects in babies, or the recent VIOXX scandal in which over 50,000 people died world-wide from taking the rheumatoid arthritis drug. The dangers of VIOXX were well known by members of the public long before the drug companies and governments acted, and this information was promulgated by the public. The HCCC would have powers to stop the dissemination of this information.
 
We may not be able to make any claims for Homeopathy even if two Nobel Scientists do make these claims and scientific studies do confirm some effectiveness, because medical consensus says that there is no evidence.
 
And will the HCCC close down websites and create internet filters so people in NSW do not have access to health information around the globe? The AVN is not the only website that questions vaccination safely and effectiveness, there are a multitude of websites asking the same questions and presenting the opposing scientific arguments. Here are over 300 scientific studies that question the effectiveness and safety of vaccination. How will the HCCC stop internet traffic to this site or others?
 
Will the HCCC stop independent film makers from making documentary films that question such topics as vaccines or other related topics.
 
New powers for the HCCC would allow them to shut down any public debate with regards to the recent scientific controversy relative to Statin drugs and Cholesterol. The ABC Catalyst program ran a two part series questioning the cholesterol-heart disease myth. The medical establishment have already blamed the Catalyst program for possibly causing death and injury by reporting the issue

ABC Catalyst - Heart of the Matter Part 1 - Cholesterol Drug War

ABC Catalyst - Heart of the Matter Part 2 - Cholesterol Drug War

If the HCCC has its way, in future, any member of the public that questioned the commonly held medical consensus or gives advice otherwise could be gagged and have legal proceedings taken against them. This is a very slippery and dangerous legislative slope.

Nearly limitless powers

The HCCC can truly be said to be above the law in NSW. To the best of our knowledge, they are one of only two bodies in the country which are not subject to subpoena (a court order to produce documentation) or Freedom of Information (GIPA in NSW) claims (the other is the Australian Crimes Commission), so they are able to operate in secret should they wish to do so.

But these powers were obviously not enough for them because after their loss in 2012, they appealed to the NSW Parliament for a virtual blank cheque to investigate, cite and punish the AVN and any other organisation or individual who goes against government health policy. Now, not only can they choose to investigate any complaint from anyone about the AVN or others, even if they have never dealt with or been harmed in any way by these organisations – the HCCC can also file their own complaints and then, investigate and adjudicate them. Judge, jury and executioner – that is the power Parliament granted to the HCCC – all to ‘get’ the AVN

But it STILL wasn’t enough

Several days ago, we became aware that the Parliamentary Committee for the Health Care Complaints Commission is once more considering increasing the already ludicrous level of powers the HCCC possesses.

According to the Medical Observer:

“Meanwhile, a NSW parliamentary committee has launched an inquiry into the HCCC’s powers in relation to unregistered health groups. That inquiry is also a response to the HCCC’s conflict with the AVN.”

Even though the impetus for this inquiry seems to have been the HCCC’s loss to the AVN, The Promotion of False or Misleading Health-Related Information or Practices (Inquiry) goes far beyond anything this organisation has previously asked for or been granted and targets anyone who speaks about, researches or uses any form of natural therapy instead of mainstream medicine or disseminates information to friends, family or public, contrary to the commonly accepted medical dogma.

Hypothetically, you might know a friend or member of the public who is considering chemotherapy for cancer. You might tell them that a scientific study in 2004 shows that chemotherapy is only 2.3% effective. Yet this persons doctor tells them that they should have chemotherapy. You may then be prosecuted by the HCCC.

It is a medical establishment and pharmaceutical drug company’s dream come true and this should be a grave concern to anyone in Australia who either uses or dispenses holistic treatments or other treatments that do not conform to the established medical paradigm.

It is also crossing well over the line of the constitutionally-guaranteed right to politically free speech since the recommendations discussed appear to be seeking punishment for and sanctions against any individual or organisation that even talks about these issues.

Terms of Reference (ToR)

The terms of reference (ToR) can be reached at this link. They are only one page long and I urge everyone to read them carefully as it is chilling that any government body can even consider these sorts of restrictions to our basic and inalienable freedoms. China and Russia do not have legislation that makes freedom of speech illegal in regards to medical practices, research and debate yet the NSW Parliament don’t seem to see a problem with this.

They describe information that is critical of or would make others question mainstream medical treatments as being ‘false and misleading’ and therefore a punishable offence. The ToR state that people should not be allowed to give out information which could make people question accepted medical practice nor should anyone be allowed to discourage another from using medical therapies in favour of any natural treatments or other treatment.

The ToR covers the powers the HCCC currently has to cite and punish individuals they consider to be promoters of ‘false or misleading health-related information’ and how these powers can be used to take action against these individuals or organisations. Remember, this does not appear to be motivated by any harm to the public by natural therapies or any other treatments – as the Bain report in NZ showed, there is little to no harm being caused by natural therapies and a great deal by government-approved Western-medical practices. Instead, this committee is simply discussing how to stop people and organisations from being allowed to discuss health topics freely.


Submissions to the Committee

Submissions from the public are due by the 13th of December – that is less than 1 month from now. And whether you live in NSW or elsewhere, your submission could do an awful lot to show the NSW Parliament that people in the community support health rights, and oppose suppression.

We cannot tell you what you should say, nor are we allowed to share any submission with you (that is not allowed per the terms of this inquiry), but you can read submissions from an earlier HCCC Inquiry here to give you an idea of the format and types of information others have presented and to give you a head start in making your own contribution to this important debate.

In addition, you can download a document from the Parliament website here that will instruct you on the necessary procedures for submissions to Parliamentary committees.


Why you should make a submission

It will take all of us writing in to prevent this grave injustice from going forward. The intention of this inquiry is very clear – putting a stop to information which is not sanctioned by the current drug and allopathic medical model.

If you are a non-medical health practitioner, you need to make a submission soon, or you may face serious problems if you wish to practice in Australia. If your peak body (ATMS, ANTA, AHA, CAA, COCA, etc) is not making submissions, you need to alert them to this dangerous situation. They can help protect your business, your livelihood and the rights of your patients.

If you use any form of natural therapies (and over 2/3 of the Australian populace does), then you must also be making a submission – it does not need to be long – giving the Committee your opinion of these proposed new powers for the HCCC.

Everyone should be doing this and everyone should be forwarding this information to all and sundry.

Contact your own Member of Parliament in NSW (you can find their contact details at this link) and ask them where they stand on freedom of speech and health rights.

Write to your local newspaper (anywhere in the country) and ask when they will be doing a story on these efforts to penalise those who use and practice natural therapies. Let them know in no uncertain terms that you are expecting a balanced story too!

Call talkback radio programs and tell them about this inquiry and ask them to let others know about it too. Do anything and everything you can to spread information about this inquiry and to stop these changes in legislation from going ahead.

Because the truth is – if you don’t do this today – you won’t have the right to do it tomorrow.

Contact details for the Committee:
chccc@parliament.nsw.gov.au
Address for written correspondence:
Committee on the Health Care Complaints Commission
Parliament House
Macquarie St
Sydney NSW 2000
Fax: (02) 9230 3309

Written submissions can be uploaded via the Parliament website by clicking on this link or sent to (remember, the deadline is December 13th, 2013):

Committee on the Health Care Complaints Commission
Parliament House
Macquarie St
Sydney NSW 2000
Fax: (02) 9230 3309
And the website can be found at this link – information will be updated as the inquiry progresses.
 
Please also sign the petition to the NSW Parliament
 
Alliance for Health Freedom Australia
http://www.health-freedom.com.au/
'All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing'
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Why do you forgive Michael?  They have done to unforgivable to you by killing Luke and denying it...  I do Not forgive them and justify it after waching insight where not one person in that auidence that forgave for being and stolen and abused child I have being bent twisted pushed pulled threatened laughed at physocology tormented by the  department and it allies because i was an addict of nine months and asked for help 

 

I 100% agree with this blog and and dumbfounded that you the minister and employess of you department and assosiates are so evil in their actions or lack of it.....

My daughters are also victims of Pru Gowards Lack of actions of the duties of her job i assume thats why Pru did not know her own legislation and referred me to the ombudsman that could not do anything as he does not act on historical cases as she should have known as part of her policies.....

I gave her a copy of the evidence that i sent to the Royal Commisssion and that evidence was accepted as to the terms of reference and i am awaiting to present this evidence to the royal commission....

I have named a magerstraite ( with evidence) a department solicitor ( with evidence) and ex docs worker ( with evidence) also my ex husbands crimes and continious abuse of my daughters (with evidence) .....

With the new laws introduced  if you are aware of children being sexually abused and do Not report it  this is now a crimianl offence, You Pru Goward should be charged..

Pru Goward you are now in breech of two laws as to your job requrments, firstly you are to oversee your department employees and if complaints are reported to you about any illegal activity it is your job to investigate and terminate empolyment and charge them by the police or  DPP. You did not act on my evidence You Have being aware of the abuse of my children since 2010  and have not investigated at all.....Have NOT focused on improving the quality of your department instead finding ways to make your deaprtments illegal activites somehow legal as to what is pointed out in the above comments of how you make excuses of ripping families apart instead of supporting "keeping Families Together".

You are NOW in breech of knowing children have been sexually abused and your department employees and those pathetic excuses to cause to much pain and sadness to so many....DRUGS

Australia twenty odd years ago piloted a program for drug reform to support drug addicts part of this was implimented by the way of shooting galleries in Canberra and Sydney though the government did NOT implent the whole program abondened it, Five other countries around the world implemented this idea and program and HAVE SUCESS rates across the board in crime health family cases droping..........

Michael and i will fight over the gun and who will pull the trigger as to your adoption polices and removing of children at birth, i am totlly aware of emotionally and physicology how destroyed i was and am at the torment of my children being removed placed with a convicted sexual assaultist where they lived a decade of abuse.......... you must have had a full time nanny to raise your daughter as you dont seem to care about these women and men that you are destroying by your policies and obiviously no emotions as a mother, EVEROYNE makes mistakes and choices in life that others will disagree with but just because you are not aboriginal, poor, or an addict that does not give you the right to take their babies from them and now adopt them out to what?

Carers like mine the ones in the time where they had to be registered carers or nothing yet i have a letter from Linda Burn(her)ley 'That despite extensive searches you could not find find ANY records of these carers or the car accident whilst in illegal foster care that nearly killed my children and has left one with a life long back injury........

When i met with you i thought you would have been an objective person with your thirty years of employment as a journalist you have experienced all countries around the world Why are you doing this YOU ARE WRONG AS A MINISTER AND AS A MOTHER............ you so NO mercy or compassion to this families Parents and children within your and ALL policy changes....... I  could give you a dozen ways of improving you department reducing numbers of children in care and streamline the adoption process for families where australian families could adopt australian children without waiting ten years or going overseas to adopt in a shorer time frame..........

BTW i also have anger management issues and if you had killed my child in care they Would be dead....... How can you just shove all these complaints in a draw how can a murder of a child be an accident THE DEPARTMENT IS LIABLE!!!!!!!!

How can convicted sexual assaultist get custody of children that became also convicted child physical assaultist and over thirty complaints made to the department and NOT one investigated all ranging from neglect to sexual abuse  "competeing prioarities case closed"  .and its all my fault yet i was the only one that has everything asked of me to get them home and you saw that evidence too.

 

How many familes, parents have lodged FORMAL complaints  and you as minister have done nothing?????????

Politicians and parliement are put there BY the people FOR the people NOT for self gain egotisim and to break and then admend polices to cover the illegal corruption and that is what this is because you are minister and politians Youa re not above the Law though you ALL do manipulte it to suit yourselfs and when i watch parliement in T.V you are all a joke the way you carry on bunch of fake egotistical money hungry corrprupt money making ars kissing crettenscause i certainly dont think you are people.......

what i have learnt is just cause your in a "crediable job does NOT mae you crediable" eg, 6 teachers chraged within that most recent international child pornography ring... So how can so many ministers and politians be charged with child porn images who and where do they get them from? maybe illegal foster care and by the way have NOT found one conviction of a biker on child porn charges so a mob is a group of people that believe in the same thing, that includes parliemaent. doctors/nurses  churches any group that believes in the same thing is a mob so WHY is it the most profesional/ government with every day people charged with the most evil crime on earth Violation of a child