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Senator insists royal commission investigate institution of law; Says family court cover up similar to church and other institutions; Legal system infested with paedophiles and paedophile enablers

"[W]e have the same problem, I think, in the institution of the law as well as in the institutions of our churches, etc.... [T]here is clearly a need for the inclusion in the terms of reference for the Royal Commission, under 'institution', the institution of the law. - Senator Bill Heffernan

I was given an order to produce, and I produced, documents to justify my case to the McClellan Royal Commission.  I have some of those documents here...This one I am holding up here, for instance, asks, about boys picked up by Judge so-and-so... This is a police intelligence document that says, 'A certain judge used to pick up boys in the toilets opposite Marcellin College.' That particular judge...allowed a father who was abusing his foster children and whom he found guilty in a closed court, with names suppressed, to go back to the family home.

I want to make the case that there is clearly a need—and I intend to get a senior legal opinion—for the inclusion in the terms of reference for the royal commission, under 'institution', the institution of the law.

...I have pointed out the behaviour of one Dr Rikard-Bell, who has given 2,000 opinions as an expert to the Family Court. The Family Court system in Australia is broken. There are a lot of things that go on in there, with partners dividing and accusations of sexual misbehaviour within the family, especially the fathers.

This guy, who has given 2,000 opinions as an expert to the court, says in an interview with the ABC, which I would like to table, that he has no real expertise. In fact, he was instructed by a man, Dr Richard Gardner—who has since suicided, by the way—that Dr Rikard-Bell recommends as an opinion maker, and who
said, "The child has to be helped to appreciate that we have in our society an exaggeratedly punitive and moralistic attitude about
adult-child sexual encounters."

This is the guy giving advice to Dr Rikard-Bell. This Dr Rikard-Bell insists on interviewing children in front of the offending fathers. How is that for intimidation? And so it goes on.

So there is a serious problem in the Family Court. I now have on my desk in my office a pile which is nearly a foot thick of correspondence from parents, especially mothers, who have been mistreated, as they see it, in the Family Court. I just think the Family Court needs sorting out, but I do not have time to go through the particular detail.

...To give an idea of the intensity of this: the first person on the list [of alleged paedophiles] is a former Prime Minister; the second person is a political party heavyweight; the next person is a very senior business person; the next person is a senior judge; the next person is a Supreme Court master; the next person is Justice Yeldham, who, sadly, has passed away. He should not have suicided. Everyone knew what he was up to.

The next guy on the list is a local court magistrate; the next guy is a former president of the Law Society; the next one is John Marsden, who has passed away; the next one is a judge, the guy who used to go to Marcellin College; the next guy is a QC; the next guy is a barrister; the next guy is a barrister; the next guy is a barrister; the next guy is a barrister; the next guy is a QC; the next guy is a barrister; the next guy is a QC; the next guy is a senior partner of a law firm; the next guy is a senior solicitor of a law firm; the next guy is a barrister's clerk—and so it goes on.

Excerpts from:
44th Parliament, First Session Feb. 24, 2016 [p. 31 - 33]
http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/…/Senate_2016_02_24_4135.pdf;fil…
[to be continued next session]

Previous post with link to video of Senator Heffernan speaking:
https://www.facebook.com/SafeKidsInternational/posts/1000791899941058:0

TWC Activists:
1) If you are from Australia and your case involves sexual abuse, email a summary to Senator Bill Heffernan so he can add it to his already foot-thick pile. EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2) Activists from all over the world can email Senator Heffernan and thank him for his courageous and important work in exposing the legal system's and family court's role in covering up sexual abuse. It is rare for any legislator from anywhere in the world to tackle this important issue. EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3) Contact the Royal Commission and say you support Senator Heffernan's request to include the institution of law. Let them know if your case involved a cover up of sexual abuse of your child(ren).
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PHONE: Within Australia: 1800 099 340
Outside Australia: 61 2 8815 2319

NOTE: The definition of the scope of the Royal Commission shows that it already has authority to include the legal fraternity: "any public or private body, agency, association, club, institution, organisation or other entity or group of entities of any kind (whether incorporated or unincorporated)".

[Pictured: Senator Bill Heffernan (top left); Royal Commission in session (right); Board of the Royal Commission: Bob Atkinson, Prof Helen Milroy, Justice Peter McClellan AM, Justice Jennifer Coate, Robert Fitzgerald and Andrew Murray (bottom left)].

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