Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia

166,341 supporters

To end child abuse in Australia once and for all.

Started 5 petitions

Victory
Petitioning QLD Attorney General Yvette D'Ath

2yrs prison NOT ENOUGH for paedophile who assaulted 7yo girl at Kmart

Every parent’s worst nightmare turned into reality when Sterling Free stalked a little girl in a Kmart toys aisle and lured her away to bushland. He kidnapped her and sexually assaulted the 7 year old. The paedophile has been sentenced to a maximum eight year sentence. However, this child rapist will be eligible for parole in two years. This could mean that in less than two years this monster could be back on the streets, posing a threat to our children, our society. The child’s mother spoke that “No child should ever have to suffer this type of trauma and no sentence will ever be long enough to make up for the ongoing effects this will have on her.” Yet, the courts are considering releasing this perpetrator into society. This is yet another example of how our legal system has very little to do with justice for survivors of crime and even less to do with protecting our children from known threats. Our children’s safety is of paramount importance to us. It’s time that the legal system addresses our concerns not just by labelling them guilty but also ensuring that criminals serve their due time. As a community, we implore QLD Attorney General Ms D’Ath to hear us and repeal the criminal’s parole. 8 years behind bars cannot bring justice to the little girl who has to live with the memory of the heinous crime for the rest of her life. The least we can do is ensure is that he serves his time.  Please sign and share this petition to repeal parole for Sterling Free and stand up for justice for survivors.

Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia
93,074 supporters
Victory
Petitioning The NSW State Attorney General Brad Hazzard

We request you remove Judge Garry Neilson immediately for his harmful stance on incest, child abuse and homosexuality and lack of sensitivity when it comes to child abuse survivors.

Judge Garry Neilson recently stated that “a jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a brother towards his sister once she had sexually matured, had sexual relationships with other men and was now ‘available’, not having [a] sexual partner”. and He also said the “only reason” that incest is still a crime is because of the high risk of genetic abnormalities in children born from consanguineous relationships “but even that falls away to an extent [because] there is such ease of contraception and readily access to abortion”.These views are not only ridiculous and uninformed but they are also downright dangerous as they marginalise the crimes of child abuse and incest and also show the antiquated view that homosexuality and child rape are one and the same. Also back in November of 2011 Judge Garry Neilson showed "favour" to a child rapist who was convicted of raping his Neice while living in an incestuous relationship with his sister (his victim's mother) because the convicted child rapist did not ejaculate inside his victim and subsequently saved her from the possibility of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy. The fact he thought it was ok the rapist had repeated raped and abused the girl in her own home was ok with the judge as long as he did not ejaculate inside of her. This shows a clear pattern of bias against child abuse survivors and incest survivors. His comments and actions show that he does not believe that incest should be a crime at all. FACAA would like him removed from his office effective immediately as he appears to show an unacceptable bias towards child rapists and can no longer be expected to rule on cases where incest, child abuse or homosexuality are involved, without showing this bias. Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnston called his remarks "ludicrous and obscene" and even recommended he be referred to the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse. http://www.news.com.au/national/calls-for-nsw-judge-garry-neilson-to-step-down-as-he-says-incest-and-paedophilia-may-no-longer-be-considered-taboo-in-society/story-fncynjr2-1226985099603?from=public_rss

Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia
69,089 supporters