a reply to: gps777
We have rented privately. It is not very stable, and way over inflated in order to pay someone else's mortgage. Remember, I don't believe in credit.
You get a year lease at most - then it might renew .... if your lucky. There's not always long term accommodation available when you need it, so then
it's a short-term lease, and your packing and moving again after three months. That's not a home.
I agree State housing is not ideal either, but it is where we are and more stable than private in our current situation. BTW We want to RETURN
interstate. Back to our home. But If they had just let us be in our little remote outback town, none of this would have ever happened. "What ifs" tho
Home school IS cheaper. For the state. We get nothing extra to home school. Each Australian public student costs the govt approx. $10,000 a year.
Figures work out that my entire family is cheaper on the tax payer pocket than most working families with two children, and certainly cheaper than a
welfare family who send their children to public school. It's not an excuse, I'm just providing some perspective. I did not have children to send them
out for someone else to raise. Children do not learn how to become adults from other children in the playground.
We did not "go to the media". The media woke up my entire household when they turned up on our doorstep without warning, the day after the attack. The
reporter apparently already had our footage and the neighbours, because I never gave her anything. She wanted us to run around (on our bicycles thru
the gauntlet) to help provide material for her story. I never did it. We told her our story when they came to our door, but her team chose to edit the
material as expected.
Asking big bully boys to quit bullying your little girls is not provoking. Asking a parent to discipline their son for bashing my son in the mouth
with a stick until he bled, is not provoking. Asking parents to supervise their children rioting in the streets is not provoking. Riding down the side
of the road on your bicycle is not provoking. Having ice lobbed at you from a passing car, or a log dropped on your head by a big bearded kid
loitering in the street .... that's provoking.
Telling a child to get off your property or to stop looking through your side windows, is not provoking. Asking a child not to film you in your back
yard, is not provoking. Asking a big bearded kid not to follow you and your children to the park with a camera, is not provoking. Having a CCTV camera
inside my home on my property (for the first time in 7 years) to capture all this crap, is not provoking or encroaching. It's protection. Trust me, I
hate our CCTV just as much as any other privacy activist. I hate the fact that I need a camera pointing towards my neighbours front yard. But I don't
follow them around with cameras.
Big bearded kid was finally given an encroachment warning on Tuesday 27th Oct 2015, after police found his footage of my family at the park on his
mobile phone. I have CCTV video of the police at my home while I am reporting this weirdo "kid" for provoking me to run scared into my home. Just try
and convince me these people aren't creepy!
As for Alex, I really never paid much attention to who he was until this weekend. I'm looking now though. And it was the police who told me his name.
I remember once before he went us from the neighbour's yard because my children had poked their head out the front door. He had all the "crew" in
there backing him up. I dont need anyone to tell me he makes up weird lies about my little girls, because I know the truth. All these parents letting
their kids hang out with good ol' uncle Alex ....
We've had some irate father yelling at our front door accusing my little girls of stealing their plastic blowup kiddy pool. My girls hadnt pinched
their precious pool. It had been blowing a gale all day because there was a cyclone off the coast. Our toys weren't blowing all over the neighbourhood
because we had put them away. These people are not reasonable. They are inciting unreasonable reactions from me. I am not "pro-drugs" - I'm
pro-common sense. Cannabis is a food, or haven't you caught up to 2015 yet?
We have not been "back to the media." We waited about 18 hours before we even looked at what we knew was happening on Chanel 7's facebook page. Alex,
his friends, family, and enemies had been posting and tagging each other endlessly for hours. For the first time in 7 years we are finally learning
all the names and faces of the perpetrators of these assaults. Maybe now we can start with those restraining orders you speak of. If only the cops
could find that damn case number when we call or come into the station. It's very conveniently lost, non-existent, or unable to be accessed due to a
So yer, it was about 18 hours before we started posting anything.
I'm under no obligation to share more than I want to though. I've admitted we are not perfect, and even revealed some of that. I'm not sure what more
of the forest you want me to see, while you persist on ignoring the leaves on the trees. But that's ok. My intention was never to please everyone.
Thank you for your comments.