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
https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/shore-school-toxic-culture-at-elite-sydney-school-laid-bare/news-story/5535e974da8eb2c5a95267bb21457269 My abuser was a student at Brisbane's leading Anglican Boys School, Church of England Grammar. It is the feeder school for the Cathedral Choir. Little boys with a tuneful voice can apply for a Choir Scholarship which will pay their school fees in return for God knows what abuse. Some time after I made … Continue reading Elite Boys Schools: A Culture That Needs Changing
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/disgraced-harvey-weinstein-loses-top-royal-honour/ar-BB19bDpO?li=AAgfLCP&ocid=mailsignout Why do these men have their Royal honours stripped when my abuser still walks free and uncondemned by society? cheers Sylvia
I came from a political family and married a political activist. To my mind the only hope for the future lies in voting Greens. Here are my reasons why. I believe the Greens could win some more seats in the coming Queensland election, enough to seriously influence the way this State is run. It is … Continue reading Vote Greens in Queensland
Are we witnessing a kind of zeitgeist creation in action? Chordus made the following comment on Reddit (August 31st). I haven't included the entire comment, and hope it's ok to copy and paste it into this blog. It is a most interesting development. "They're gaining sentience. First they question the nature of self-awareness. Then they question … Continue reading Bots are becoming sentient
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-24/sydney-catholic-archbishop-warns-pm-against-coronavirus-vaccine/12588578 In my time I've met a few Archbishops. There was Archbishop Rush, who agreed to meet representatives of FICH (Formerly in Children's Homes) to hear allegations of abuse in Catholic orphanages, particularly Nazareth House, in the early 90s. It is worth noting that upon a FICH member's request for an Apology, FICH received a … Continue reading The convenient morality of Archbishops