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Petition to Kelly O'Dwyer

Kelly O'Dwyer: don’t allow paedophiles to avoid paying victims compensation

The ex-Bega Cheese CEO, Maurice Van Ryn, sexually assaulted my children over a number of years. This predator was sentenced to 18 years jail — but now he may successfully avoid paying compensation to his 9 victims. My children need constant psychological care to heal the wounds caused by this man. And all his victims need to be able to access ongoing, specialist support. But the former multi-millionaire CEO is using an absurd law that means he can avoid paying victims compensation from money sitting in his self-managed superannuation account. Under current Australian Superannuation Legislation, a person cannot be forced to draw down upon their superannuation. Even if a court orders Van Ryn to compensate his victims, he can legally refuse to use his superannuation to do so. It means he’s able to protect his fortune while leaving his victims to suffer further without compensation. Surely those who wrote the Superannuation Act and the politicians that voted on it never expected it be used as a mechanism for paedophiles to hide their money and avoid compensating their victims? These laws can be changed to deal with such injustices; in recent years laws were changed to give access to superannuation in divorce settlements. We need your help. My children and other victims of this predator need on-going care and compensation — I’m asking Kelly O’Dwyer to change the law so the rights of child sexual offenders aren’t put ahead of their victims. Please sign and share our petition today to help get justice for our families. Thank you. Ken (pseudonym required due to court non-publication orders)Father of Van Ryn Victims

Ken Steele
19,863 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton (Australian Immigration Minister), Hon Alex Hawke, Australian Immigration and Border Protection

Minister Peter Dutton, Australia is not a Safe Haven for Crimes against children

My suffering has been ignored by Australian Immigration for 12 months while they protect and give a Safe Haven to a Wanted person who is hiding from her crimes in Australia on a Visa and who has an INTERPOL Red Notice issued against her for 2 counts of trying to kill me (Attempted Murder). I am an Australian child and seeking Justice for two attempts on my life and the accused is a Filipino who is taking refuge in Australia on a Visa to hide from her crimes. Two (2) Warrants have been issued in the Philippines for two (2) counts of Attempted Murder. The accused fled to Australia to avoid prosecution after Sexually Abusing another child in the Philippines, and a Warrant for Child Sexual Abuse of a different child is also expected within weeks. Since the second attempt on my life I have suffered traumatic nightmares every night and I need Justice. Under Section 501 (Character Test) of the Australian Migration Act the accused should have had her Visa cancelled. Minister Dutton you recently said, Quote: "I want to concentrate very closely on child sex offenders and people that have committed offenses against children... If I do nothing else in my time in parliament, I'd be very proud of just that," Minister Dutton, Australia should not be a refuge for Wanted people to hide from crimes against children. We are waiting for you to act on child sex offenders and people that have committed offenses against children. You can start with my Case which involves Child Sexual Abuse and Attempted Murder of a child, protect the Australian community and give us Justice. By ignoring this you are now putting all children in Australia at risk of being Abused by this woman, and letting us suffer. Name of Accused withheld so she does not get my petition deleted again!

K M
2,046 supporters
This petition won 1 year ago

Petition to Lloyd Babb SC, Keith Alder, John Pickering SC, Gabrielle Upton MP

Ask NSW ODPP to justify why two men are avoiding prosecution for rape and death of woman

The NSW Director of the ODPP (Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions), Lloyd Babb has seen fit not to prosecute two men who, it is alleged, raped and murdered a mother of seven on a Northern NSW beach in January, 2011. It is reported here on 9news.com.au that "Adrian Attwater, 42, and Paul Maris, 46, both admitted to having sex with a woman, only identified as Norma, on a beach on the NSW north coast on January 27, 2011 but claimed it was consensual, The Daily Telegraph reports. After the encounter in the back of a vehicle on a beach near Iluka the men burned a blood-soaked mattress and some of the 33-year-old woman's clothes before seeking help. A forensic pathologist who examined Norma said the injuries she sustained "were more severe than those which occur in even precipitous childbirth". It was also reported in the same article that "Following a 2014 inquest State Coroner Michael Barnes referred the men to the DPP but the DPP's director Lloyd Babb has refused to charge them. The inquest found that both men had lied about what had occurred on the evening of Norma's death and with a blood alcohol level of 0.35, she would have been too drunk to consent to sex." If Norma was too drunk to consent to sex, that is rape. Norma was left bleeding and died from her injuries. If someone dies from the result of injuries sustained during rape wouldn't you class that as murder, or at the very least, manslaughter?  Please sign this petition to let Director Lloyd Babb know that the public doesn't support his decision and wants these two men prosecuted and held responsible for their actions. Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/02/03/00/54/men-who-left-drunken-woman-to-die-on-beach-wont-be-prosecuted#cXTuDaXKGWZ0ESpj.99  

Carolyn Priest
68,691 supporters