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. https://forgottenaustralians.org.au/ The media seems to have ghosted us. Are we … Continue reading Still Waiting for Justice Campaign
Below is an essay I recently submitted. I hope it will be of interest to Forgotten Australian families. cheers Sylvia Following a Green Path and advocating for institutional child abuse survivors may converge more than I thought possible. Although I care deeply about the environment and am worried about global warming, these concerns have been … Continue reading My Activist Journey
Unfair action This week's winner of the Unfair Actions in Australia contest would have to be the plight of this gentleman, who lives on his own land in a dignified manner and ought to be left alone. Good on you, Mr. Roland Gopel! cheers Sylvia
My dear readers will excuse, I hope, this craven commercialism, because my daughter makes gorgeous creations! https://www.etsy.com/shop/yesanastasiadesigns/ What wonderful gifts the children of FAs display. Love to all Forgotten Australians and families during these challenging times. cheers Sylvia
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 https://sylviablayse.com/ 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
In 2002, Channel 9's Sunday program, produced by Nick Rushworth, included me in one of their interviews. Other interviews had been conducted with the parents of children in the choir at St John's Cathedral. When in the 90s my primary school age child brought home an ad in the school newsletter, advertising choir scholarships for … Continue reading Of Choirs and Clerics
The Guardian is to be congratulated on its article about the added disadvantage experienced by First Australians who are also from Stolen Generations. Here is the link to the article. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jun/13/trauma-and-poverty-transferred-directly-to-children-of-stolen-generations-study I'm so tired of repeating this, but could the journalists out there please consult the Senate Report 2004? https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Completed_inquiries/2004-07/inst_care/report/index Have a look at the … Continue reading News for The Guardian: Not All Stolen Generations are Indigenous!