Petitioning Department of Human Services Pru Goward, Minister for DoCS

Name and Shame Registers are not Unlawful or Defamatory - they are a necessity to public accountability.

Name and Shame registers by organisations such as Alecomm and Luke's Army are designed to create more public accountability, as there is currently a major defficiency in the accountability of child protection workers.

To create (invent) new legislation to prevent naming and shaming of rogue child protection workers and other DHS agents who are committing perjury in court and providing false and misleading information to unlawfully remove a child from a family is a criminal act and should not be covered up.

Most clients who name and shame child protection workers have already been to every possible authority with their evidence of corruption for them to only be ignored and or victimised even further by the offending caseworkers.

Naming and shaming is currently a very effective means of making the offender feel some kind of remorse for his criminal actions and has been endorsed by the Australian Insitute of Criminology over ten years ago. It was originally introduced by the FBI.

To legislation against such affirmative action is also a blatant violation of our international right to freedom of speech and to protest in forms which we see fit.

Child protection reform must be about child protection only and not about protecting child protection workers from being publicly disgraced for their unlawful actions.

Letter to
Department of Human Services Pru Goward, Minister for DoCS
I would like to refer to your CPS reforms discussion paper [http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/docswr/_assets/main/lib100047/cp_reforms_discussion_paper.pdf], imparticular page 53 where you state "PROPOSAL 23: Minimise the improper use of social media in a child protection context by strengthening provisions in the Care Act to prevent the unlawful publication of names and images of children and young people on social media sites and to prevent the publication of offensive or derogatory material about FACS (CS) workers which are intended to harass."
In response to this Alecomm would like to state :
Name and Shame registers by organisations such as Alecomm and Luke's Army are designed to create more public accountability, as there is currently a major defficiency in the accountability of child protection workers.

To create (invent) new legislation to prevent naming and shaming of rogue child protection workers and other DHS agents who are committing perjury in court and providing false and misleading information to unlawfully remove a child from a family is a criminal act and should not be covered up.

Most clients who name and shame child protection workers have already been to every possible authority with their evidence of corruption for them to only be ignored and or victimised even further by the offending caseworkers.

Naming and shaming is currently a very effective means of making the offender feel some kind of remorse for his criminal actions and has been endorsed by the Australian Insitute of Criminology over ten years ago. It was originally introduced by the FBI.

To legislation against such affirmative action is also a blatant violation of our international right to freedom of speech and to protest in forms which we see fit.

Child protection reform must be about child protection only and not about protecting child protection workers from being publicly disgraced for their unlawful actions.