The NDIS fails a Forgotten Australian

Did anyone else recoil in horror when they first heard of the NDIS? Having dealt with government and welfare authorities for the half century I've cared for our Forgotten Australian family, one thing has become clear. Do not expect government to care, or understand, about the long term outcomes of childhood institutionalization. We're long past … Continue reading The NDIS fails a Forgotten Australian

Why it Matters

Victoria's family services department has come under fire owing to the number of children who 'fell between the tracks' and were not rescued from abusive home environments, resulting in tragic suicides.¬†¬† I believe that in these cases, the parents are in as much need of support as the children. But separating the children from their … Continue reading Why it Matters

Still Waiting for Justice Campaign

The Alliance for Forgotten Australians has sent a moving reminder that it is 10 years now since Forgotten Australians received an Apology. And a poignant reminder of what remains to be done. With thanks to the Alliance for Forgotten Australians for sending this moving reminder. The media seems to have ghosted us. Are we … Continue reading Still Waiting for Justice Campaign

The joys of proofreading

To any community groups who produce a newsletter. I proofread! For nothing! I'm long past needing to prove myself. The proof is in the editing! You can contact me through my website I find myself proofreading when I read the news. These days, it's difficult to find a single article without at least one … Continue reading The joys of proofreading