child protection

16 petitions

Update posted 14 hours ago

Petition to Honourable Malcolm Turnbull, The Honourable Christian Porter MP, Honourable John Pascoe AC CVO Chief Justice of the Family Court, Honourable BIll Shorten, Senator Derryn Hinch, The Hon Mark Dreyfus, Ms Megan Mitchell, Professor Gillian Triggs, Mr Alastair McEwan

Sign Petition! Investigate #Corruption, #ChildAbuse & #ParentAbuse in #FamilyCourt NOW!

FAMILY COURTS' CRIMINAL KID$ 4 CA$H APPROACH The draconian laws of the Family Courts and the administration of these laws manipulated by corrupt legal practitioners and the "Experts" they assign to write Reports to the Court, protect its administrators, report writers, lawyers, barristers, judicial officers and a $5 billion (2008 figures) Family Court Industry that is the envy of all other legal juristictions in Australia both in the amount of money its lawyers and barristers make (at the cost of destruction of young, voiceless, innocent lives) and the outrageous discretion and judicial  impunity enjoyed by its judicial officers.   The forbidding cost (monetary, emotional, physical) of brininging to justice individuals in a corrupt system by those who are already victims of the greed and rampant corruption in the Family Courts of Australia, has allowed this system to continue to abuse innocent people and allow corrupt legal practitioners to pervert the course of justice in its current disgraceful state on a daily basis. Family Courts continue to punish the family violence victims who find the courage against all odds to stand against their abusers.  The currency of Family Court is blood and tears of innocent people.  The results are lining of pockets of corrupt family court solicitors, barristers, report writers and others.   The less good people stand up against the conduct tolerated and supported in the Family Court, the more arrogant the Family Court legal practitioners and its report writers will become. Please stand up and make your voice count against the rampant corruption that is in the texture and DNA of a system that rewards the solicitors, barristers, report writers and judges at the cost of devastation and destruction of the very victims of family violence and abuse who turn to these courts for protection.  Family Court of Australia continues to put at risk the lives and well being of those it is supposed to protect, the Children!  Nothing can be reported to the media. No professional body can Hear complaints in relation to any unlawful or illegal conduct of those that the Famaily Court protects.  Judges have absolute power to make Orders that affect Children under such protectionist system.   They rely on "Expert Reports" to protect themsleves.  No one can question these so called "Experts".  Expert Reports can be purchased.  It seems that Court Orders can be purchased.  It seems justice can be purchased in the Family Court. In its 30 plus years of operation, Australia's youth suicide rate has reached number 1 in the developed world.  The majority of victims of youth suicide in Australia come from broken homes. In 2015, more young people aged 15-24 died of suicide in Australia than of any other cause. How we treat the most volunerable in our country should be the envy of the developed world instead we fail our children time and time in horrific circumstances.  Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24. (2014 CDC WISQARS) Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18. (2014 CDC WISQARS) More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED. Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 5,240 attempts by young people grades 7-12. Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs These are fertile grounds for corruption of the highest degree.  Any allegation of corruption and misconduct within the Court Sydnem can only be investigated by the Family Court itself behind closed doors.   No one knows of the nature and outcome of complaints.   There is no independent body to investigate the complaint about judicial misconduct of a Family Court Judge in our country. Unlike any other State or federal Judge, family Court Judges' misconduct is examined before other judges of the Family Court. Complaints about judicial conduct can not be heard other than in the unforgiving process of Appeal, where other Judges of the Family Court hear the Appeal. There needs to be an independent Royal Commission into the suffering of victims of Family Courts, the conduct of corrupt legal practitioners, the appointment of "Experts" to write reports,..., to alleviate the injustice and harm bestowed upon innocent children and parents for decades.   #EnoughIsEnough

Jack & Jill Sanders
23,098 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Minister for human services, Shadow Minister for Human Services, Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten

AUSTRALIAN KINSHIP CARERS NEED YOUR HELP (Please turn sound on when watching video)

ALL kinship carers must be recognised and provided with the same financial assistance, respect & support as foster carers. Legislated reimbursement is not paid if the child is deemed safe & the case is closed. Many kinship carers feed, clothe and pay for all medical expenses out of their own pocket, often raising 3 or more children on a pension. These children are their priority! Please make these vulnerable children YOUR PRIORITY. A common scenario:- An infant is dropped off to you by the police at 2am in the morning. A quick phone call was the only warning. She has been removed from her parents (your kin) due to abuse or neglect or for safety reasons. This has become known as a "Drop & run". Child Protection, whether DHHS, DoCS, FaCS or whom ever, follow up in a few days and deem the child to be safe and close their case.  You are left with an unsettled child, no funds, no support and many years later massive court costs to ensure that child remains safe and loved and cared for. This is one of many horror stories Kinship carers are forced to live through. Could you? As many of you are aware the incidence of children being cared for by relatives or kin is increasing at an alarming rate in Australia. What you may not know is that many of these carers –Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles Etc- are doing so WITHOUT ANY SUPPORT from the government or non government organisations (NGOs). They receive no funding to assist with raising this child and many have no option other than to access their superannuation to support a safe environment for the child/ren and provide a life for them above the poverty line. Often having to give up their job, their lifestyle must change completely to accommodate the needs of the child. They do the same job as foster carers however they receive no acknowledgement, nor any financial assistance. They receive no legal aid as this is given to the biological parents to attempt to reunify with that child. Some of the parents of these children may have mental health issues or a history of drug abuse however they are not held accountable for their actions or lack of care for their child knowing that the government will support them in getting the child back even though no requirements have been met. Having a child is not a right it is a privilege. These innocent children are being abused by the system and being forced to return to their biological parent/s into an unsafe, and at times volatile environment where their needs are not being met and more psychological damage is being done before being returned to the kinship carer who then is faced with challenging behaviours and professional bills to attempt to repair the damage caused. There are no accurate statistics on how many kinship carers there are in Australia as many choose not to be known officially for fear of DHHS reprisals, and those that have had children placed in their care by DHHS have had their case closed (and therefore aren’t counted in statistics) due to the child being in a safe environment. This is the next generation they are raising, to be productive, stable members of society. But they need your signature, to raise awareness, to change the system and to provide a life above the poverty line for Australia’s most vulnerable carers and children. Please sign and share to show your support. #ImOneOfMany

Sue Erben
4,409 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten

The Family Law System gave convicted sex offender access to my little girl– now she’s dead

My teenage daughter committed suicide after the Family Law System allowed her father, a convicted child sex offender, access to her when she was just a child. The Family Court System failed my little girl. And they failed me, a protective mother, who in my attempt to protect my children from contact with their abusive father, faced being dismissed as a ‘hysterical woman’ and a ‘vindictive wife’.   How can this happen? The legal system, designed to protect vulnerable children, is instead allowing them access to convicted sex offenders and exposing them to further assaults. The family law policy of wanting kids to have a “meaningful relationship with both parents” drove the decision making that would eventually lead to the death of my darling girl. I can’t describe the pain of losing her - it’s been 3 years since she died. She was just 17 and such a loving and caring daughter and friend. It makes me physically sick to imagine what she went through. In 2002, Abbey's father was charged with the sexual assault of her 8-year-old best friend and sent to jail for a pathetic two years. The abuse occurred at regular sleepovers.    I’m desperate to fight for children and parents who’ve been grossly let down by the dysfunction of the Family Court System. The Court restricts children from doctor and counselling visits during legal proceedings, discounts their word against a parent's, views reports of sexual assault as vindictive and favours the most financially stable parent. It’s shameful and dangerous. My darling daughter had her whole life ahead of her, but by adding your name to this petition, we can bring about change for other kids. I am supporting Bravehearts call for a Royal Commission into the Family Law System of Australia to examine their damaging failings in protecting our children. It follows a report by Bravehearts which  highlights the failings of the Family Law System. It’s called Abbey’s Project. This will be Abbey’s legacy.

Gill _
95,528 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Jacinda Ardern, Andrew Little, Ron Paterson, Carmel Sepuloni, Winston Peter

NZ Family court & Oranga Tamariki must be in included in the current mental health inquiry

To: Prime Minister of New Zealand - Jacinda ArdernAndrew Little - Minister of Justice, for CourtsCarmel Sepuloni - Minister for Social DevelopmentProfessor Ron Paterson - Auckland University  Following the request which was done by NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on the 23rd January 2018. (Link below). "Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government's decision to open a mental health inquiry is "answering a call" from the community.' In the remembrance of Sid Hanzlik who set himself on fire in front of the NZ Parliament on the 26th September 2017, due to the traumatic experience he had gone through fighting to have access to his children and be part of their lives. He was a 'fun-loving, caring' Father, who set himself on fire in front of NZ Parliament, because the NZ Family court had alienated him from his children. The only person in the world to burn himself at the NZ parliament grounds in Wellington protesting against the NZ Family Court torture and horrific proceedings and alienation. Anywhere else in the world this would be considered as CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER. BUT NOT in NEW ZEALAND! Sid's death is a significant piece of evidence and an example of what many other parents are going through and suffering in silence, being alienated from their own children by the NZ Family Court and Oranga Tamariki (CYFS) proceedings and particularly when children’s care/contact arrangements are ceased based on lack of evidence or proof. They treat parents as second class citizens and they fail to recognise that the parental well being is very crucial for children’s well being and development. The current system’s prolonged lengthy proceedings are abusing our families and children and breaking families apart. Families, parents and children often have to wait 1-5 years to be reunited and too often families will never get theirchildren back. They are destroying the children’s sense of security and stability. They are abusing parents and children mentally, financially and psychologically. If the children are eventually returned to their parents they are often psychologically damaged and the children's bonds and attachments to their families are severely affected. Many Kiwi families, children and parents are suffering in silence similar to SID, going through the same traumatic experiences in NZ Family Court & CYFS (Oranga Tamariki) which is leading them to severe mental health illness, self harm and even suicide, loss of career, financial abuse.  The delay and the lengthy prolonged proceedings of NZ Family Court and Oranga Tamariki (Cyfs) are causing a lot of damage and breaking our families apart. Parents and families are suffering in silence with no help or support offered to them. We demand this SYSTEMIC ABUSE to stop immediately and not only offer help and support for parents but also tackle the roots of the problem and fix it by putting prevention strategies in place before it's too late.We demand that proper studies, surveys and research to be done on the victims of the current and historic systemic abuse and what they have been going through. Judges, social workers and police officers involved and those who are taking wrong decisions, must be held accountable for the damage they are causing to our families. They are breaking the bonds and attachment between the children and their families, which will in many cases never ever be reinstated or compensated for. STRONGER FAMILIES = STRONGER CHILDREN = STRONGER COMMUNITIES AND NATION ! F4J is submitting this petition on the behalf of thousands of NZ parents and family who committed suicide and self-harmed themselves and many who were diagnosed with mental illness due to the alienation of the children. BREAKING FAMILIES DON'T PROTECT CHILDREN. Auckland University need to contact us, we have had many great parents who are going through very rough time being alienated from their children and going through the court proceedings (Torture). Many parents have to wait 1-5 years to get their children back.  This need to be investigated and the real victims of this systemic abuse should be talked to. We request from Auckland University Professor Ron Paterson. We can bring to your office thousands of parents who are suffering mental health issues, even had many suicide attempts and self-harm due to the alienation.

Families 4 Justice F4J
1,057 supporters