I’m so glad. Maybe now my abuser’s many other victims might come forward. It would be hard to believe there were not other victims; even if I hadn’t heard all the anecdotal evidence from other girls. It certainly hasn’t done me any good, telling my story. Here’s hoping those who do come forward receive support. … Continue reading A tsunami of sex abuse allegations, according to the media
I couldn’t believe the depths of scepticism in reviews of this production. I watched it with my daughter; we were both comforted by it, especially the reincarnation stories. Not that I’ll be applying for another Earthly incarnation in the future, the way things are going! I love any astronomy shows on tv. Neptune is my … Continue reading Watch the Netflix Documentary: Surviving Death. It’s stunning
I read an article in today’s The New Daily about poverty in Australia. I submitted several comments about the immiseration of Forgotten Australian Families. I mentioned that today is the 7th anniversary of my husband’s death. I added that he’d spent his whole life battling the legacy of childhood institutional abuse, mostly unsuccessfully. Our family … Continue reading Disadvantage in Australia: The New Daily has only half the story
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It isn’t surprising that the Anglican Church is guilty of crimes against the powerless. After all, it was founded on the whim of a King who wanted to divorce his wife and marry Anne Boleyn, a marriage that ended after 1000 days with her beheading. Today’s Church doesn’t get away with capital crimes, but it … Continue reading Crimes of the Anglican Church
Tasmanian paedophile James Griffin has died before receiving justice for decades of child abuse. How many more offenders will leave this earth before justice catches up with them? Will there be a Commission of Inquiry after a certain well known organist and choirmaster departs this world? I do hope so. I will be among the … Continue reading Historic abuse victims failed again
I can’t lay claim to being a Stolen Child. However, I married a Stolen Child. Although he wasn’t indigenous, he grew up in orphanages with First Australians. I’d be honoured if a First Australian acknowledged the vast population of Stolen Children who were not indigenous. Until such acknowledgement takes place, the other Forgotten ones and … Continue reading Why ‘ForgottenAustralianFamily’?
I’m grateful, I really am, that we have some independent media in Australia, and that we have some public interest journalists. But sadly, until the depravity I know about in Queensland, having occurred over many decades, is addressed, the destruction of children’s futures must be counted among atrocities that brave journalists do not turn away … Continue reading Thanks SMH for fearless reporting on the atrocities in Afghanistan. What about those in Queensland?
I wasn’t shocked or horrified when I read about the SAS troops in Afghanistan. I’ve known for a long time what atrocities people are capable of. I’ve read reports about child abuse, that have attributed it to poor training, lack of supervision and a host of other reasons. I’ve read criminology, about why people kill, … Continue reading Is Anyone Surprised?
In 1978, the year our son was born, my father bought us a house in Sunnybank for $25,000. Four years later we sold it for $43,500 in exchange for 30 acres of farmland in Goomboorian; an unfenced cow paddock with a large concrete tank. My father died a year later. We bought a forestry barracks … Continue reading Our housing journey