reply to post by Amanda5
Please, come down the rabbit hole a little further, after my futile attempts to engage legal representation I learn via a friend that at Federal Court
there is a pro bono system. Barristers offer their professional services and what happens is; a person files their paperwork, which is then allocated
to a judge, a Directions Hearing is convened and the judge stops proceedings to direct the 'unrepresented ' applicant to pro bono representation.
Okay, I contact the Federal Court administration office to explain my situation and request that I be connected to the pro bono system. No - can't do
that. So people, I cannot utilise my intellect, intelligence or cognitive dissonance to save the time of the Court, the Judge or tax payers monies. By
the way I was laughed at by the Federal Court Administrative staff!
So here we are at my current situation. Trust me when I say I have not written in detail . There will be a comprehensive book/recount and when I am
able I will make sure it is available on line for free. Why did I choose to share my story via the internet today, at this point in time? Recently I
was tired and frustrated (not a good combination when involved in a stressful situation) so I decided to send my information, including a first draft
copy of my book/recount to the highest authority in Australia. The same professional who enacted the current Royal Commission.
The date for my Directions Hearing should be forthcoming in 3-5 weeks and when I attend Federal Court this is what will happen; either the Judge will
stop proceedings and direct me to a pro bono barrister and we will come back to court ready to present and test all my evidence in a trial - or - the
Judge will say no case to answer - no trial - everyone can go home.
This is why I am sharing my story online today. Should the Judge send me away without a trial I will ensure the public know my entire ordeal. Just for
starters, I typed up a comprehensive contact list recently. The contact list starts with the professional agencies with whom I have interactedwith
during my ordeal. To date I have 21 professional agencies who have failed to protect and/or support me as a Mandatory Reporter. There are currently 58
names on the list and I will be adding the names of the websites where I am sharing an abridged and 'identifier' free version of my ordeal - to the
In Australia, Child Abuse Advocates have been working towards and requesting a Royal Commission for years. An incredibly selfless and brave (Chief
Inspector) of Police Peter Fox, bypasses the Police Commissioner and speaks openly on a national television show about his concerns with past and
current investigations with specific regard to Child Sexual Abuse.His actions would have him throwing away his career even though nothing has been
written about that and in my personal communications with him he has not mentioned the status of his career.
However, four days after appearing on national television Australia has a Royal Commission. By contrast I have no career, reputation, health, family,
livlihood to lose - that has all been destroyed as I battle through "the system" that is in place. All I will say is; I cannot and will not walk
away from Children - your Children. I feel as though I have walked into an inner hell to be with the Children and there is no way I could leave them -
would you? I may drop from exhaustion, I may even die from trying to change the laws - but - I will not walk away from a Child - particularly an
So, this is the very, very, very extremely brief version of what happened when I obeyed the law and adhered to my professional training as an employee
who works with Children/Teacher. I welcome all thoughts, reactions, ideas and comments. In particular, what do you think may happen next? I have
shared my story via this forum on this website as I have had my beliefs, on a variety of levels shattered. I am not naive, whistleblowers are always
ignored, then laughed at and finally believed . All I know is the public needs to know - this is what happened to a Teacher who tried to keep "your"
Natural Justice dictates that when a Mandatory Reporter is not protected - no Child is being protected. I will not leave the Children. I will continue
on until all my opportunities are exhausted. Share with me your ideas on what I, or collectively, we, together can do- should the Judge at the Federal
Court send me away.
Thank you for your support - with an emphasis on those who have stayed with me for the entire opening post - while we journeyed down the rabbit
Much Peace...to all Children everywhere...