Safe Pathways subject of ‘full investigation’, says Human Services Minister Jacquie Petrusma

HUMAN Services Minister Jacquie Petrusma has faced a second day of pressure over accusations about the treatment of children in out-of-home care.

Nothing to see here? The abuse and neglect of children in care is a century-old story

Last night's Four Corners program presented evidence of widespread abuse and neglect suffered by children in the out-of-home care system. Sadly, it was an all too familiar story. The Australian care system has been subject to criticism for over a century.

Children described bullying, harassment and sexual abuse inflicted by other children who share their homes.

Children also described adult men preying on and sexually exploiting girls in "resi" or residential, care.

Safe Pathways housed girl with staff while getting $240,000 to care for her, says former staffer

Fresh allegations have been levelled against Safe Pathways, with former staff telling the ABC the foster care provider failed to give adequate care to a 12-year-old girl.

The troubled for-profit organisation is subject to an ongoing government review that was expanded after the ABC's Four Corners program alleged Safe Pathways was not providing adequate care to its children.

More failures in foster care system as NGOs continue to breach court orders

Complaints about foster care agencies continue to rise as the state Ombudsman's and other oversight authorities refuse to intervene when children they are looking after are being denied access to their parents and other family members.

Life Without Barriers (or With if you ask most clients) are back in the firing line again as they continue their personal attacks on parents and cancel court ordered contact, or change times and deliberately fail to notify parents and carers.  When children are left crying for their parents, Life Without Barriers claim the parents were informed of contact, yet failed to arrive.

These games with NGOs in their power struggle have been ongoing for many years now, without one single worker or it's agency ever given warning for the actions which ultimately hurt our children more than the parents in which they seek to punish.

The latest victim has had her contact visits cancelled again after showing just how much money Life Without Barriers enjoy for the privellege of delegating "carer" responsibility.

Government recovers over $41 million worth of false claims after 'rorting' of Job Services Australia scheme

The Federal Government has clawed back more than $41 million worth of false claims by private employment agencies in just the past three years.

The agencies are contracted by the Government under a privatised welfare-to-work program called Job Services Australia (JSA), a sprawling $1.3 billion-a-year scheme designed to get the unemployed into work.

A Four Corners investigation has found rorting of the scheme is rampant. Forgery, manipulation of records and the lodgement of inflated claims for fees are widespread.

Investigation exposes fraud within taxpayer funded Jobs Services Australia

Corruption in Government unemployment scheme

AN INVESTIGATION has uncovered a massive taxpayer rip-off perpetrated not by “dole bludgers” sponging off the unemployment system — but instead by the agencies tasked with finding people jobs.

Unemployment in Australia is at 6.4 per cent, its highest rate in 12 years. But an investigation by Four Corners has found that a billion-dollar taxpayer funded scheme created to help job seekers find a work is instead being used to keep the money flowing to employment agencies.

There’s evidence that both private and charity job agencies are “gaming” the Federal Government’s work scheme Job Services Australia, which it spends about $1.3 billion on every year. Some organisations have already had to pay back more than $41 million worth of false claims in the past three years.

The agencies receive money for every person they look after, with thousand-dollar bonuses available if they find the person work. In 1998 the Federal Government essentially privatised the system so in order to keep their unemployment benefits, every jobseeker had to register with a charity or a private job agency.

But with 780,000 people competing in Australia for just 150,000 jobs, there is not enough work to go round and the agencies have found other ways to make money.

"Barnardos have a different vision for the children they kidnap"

turnbll twins sml ad2c7"Barnardos' Vision All children and young people will have caring families, in which they can grow safely and fulfill their potential." Baaaaahaaaaaa.

Not for these kids ... Well they envision then growing up - but in an entirely different family they have chosen for these babies.

At 3pm yesterday, a Coffs Harbour magistrate issued an arrest warrant for the retrieval of two kidnapped babies believed to be in the care of Barnardos.

The babies were illegally taken from a private hospital outside of Brisbane, and nobody has seen them since.

The magistrate previously issued orders that the babies be returned by 3pm yesterday afternoon - or failing that he would issue an arrest warrant.

Barnardos failed to hand over the kidnapped children to their parents, and at 4pm the magistrate issued the warrant, which was delivered to Barnardos shortly thereafter.

"Barnardos not waiting for forced adoption legislation, are instead kidnapping newborns direct from hospitals"

It has recently been alleged that  Barnardos, (NOT DOCS) have crossed state borders and stolen newborn babies from a private hospital - on a Section 44.

Section 44's are only valid for 3 days and this order expired some two weeks ago.

The mother went into premature labour whilst on holidays with her husband, and it apperas that there was absolutely NO serious risk of harm at all to the babies.

The parents have not seen their babies since.  No Section 45 has been applied for either, nor any paperwork served - which must be done within 5 working days of assumption of care of the babies.

So now Barnardos themselves have stolen two newborn babies without lawful authority.  They have then hidden these babies illegally - as at this point in time, and from all accounts it appears they have been kidnapped.

If you thought Louise Voigt and her company had stopped their destructive and unlawful ways a few decades ago, think again ... they're not even bothered to wait for the new legalised kidnapping legislation to come into place, and jumping at any chance to sell a newborn baby for the profit of their so-called not for profit organisation that is designed to assist those in need.

"The Barnardo’s scam."

Truth: Kidnapping children on the “open” black market, distancing real families and their connections.  Manipulative, fake, going under the guise “in the best interests of the children”.  Always look outside the box in every area of life…

“Barnardo’s are the narcissistic individuals who have had my child for the last year, it’s apparently a last resort adoption agency for children in danger- albiet, my baby was kidnapped at birth, so I was never given a chance to even show that I could be a mother in the first place.

For this reason Iam strongly suspicious and question their motives, and I wonder how they can kidnap and adopt babies and children out based on speculation in regards to what they think may happen in the future.

This type of family annihilation, carnage, and fraudulence is absolutely, 100% evil, callous and extremely inhumane, yet sadly these christian organisations never really died out after the stolen generation.

Barnardo’s is a completely corrupt money driven scam targeting vulnerable individuals (especially young mothers who do not understand how this corrupt system works), and sadly it is not unlike the Department of community services, in-fact, they are actually one in the same as they are a branch and affiliate of DoCs.

They are not a charity there to “help and assist struggling families” (as they so frequently state and seem to pride themselves by). When they say this, they are referring to the foster carers and the child/ren staying with them, not the real families.

They receive mass monetary incentive by the government, yet they continue to place donation boxes around Australia for additional financial incentive, i.e, in doctors surgery’s and the like.

So on top of the large sums of money they are continually attaining for the kidnap of my child and many other children of innocent parents, they are also disguising themselves as a charity and using the unsuspecting public for additional moneyby donations.It’s one of the biggest, most psychopathic, and methodical scams of today – there solely to use children as a means to keep their pursesfull – regardless of where the money came from and how it was attained. They are perpetually and systematically using children for profit and deceiving the public in to thinking that they are there to assist children and families in need, sadly, nothing could be further from the truth.Barnardos is a branch of DoCs, once a child is ready for adoption by Docs standards, they are then moved to these private companies, Barnardo’s being the most common NGO.” - END THE SECRECY!

Barnardos - Covering Sexual Assaults and Abuse of Children for over 80 Years

How is it that Section 106A prevents any parents from having more children in their care if they have lost one prior, yet Barnardo's and any other government / church organisations, get to abuse kids year after year after year. Our government gives those organisations millions of dollars each year, and what you get in return is proliffic coverup of any and all abuse at the hands of their staff, so they can keep making dollar after dollar after dollar.