The HREOC Act allows a representative complaint to be made pursuant to s 46P(2)(c) of the HREOC Act in the following circumstances:
the class members have complaints against the same person;
all the complaints are in respect of, or arise out of, the same, similar or related circumstances; and
all the complaints give rise to a substantial common issue of law or fact.
‘Representative complaint’ is defined under the HREOC Act to mean ‘a complaint lodged on behalf of at least one person who is not a complainant’. ‘Class member’ is relevantly defined as ‘any of the persons on whose behalf the complaint was lodged, but does not include a person who has withdrawn under s 46PC’.
In making a representative complaint to HREOC, a complainant need not name all the class members, or specify how many members there are to the complaint.
Abusers job or title:: Federal Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
The current federal Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud has direct family links to the $20 million Murray-Darling Basin fraud which has resulted in police charges in Queensland. David Littleproud’s wife’s cousin, John Norman, is the kingpin of the alleged $20 million fraud and was charged in August 2018 after the police raided his farm in October 2017.
Yet David Littleproud is the one Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the government has overseeing complaints and an investigation into the separate $80 million Murray-Darling Basin Watergate scandal involving federal MP’s Barnaby Joyce and Angus Taylor.
This is shaping up as one of the biggest fraud scandals the country has seen.
Hundreds of health workers will be stood down unless governments help pay for them to stay open for future Covid-19 needs.
A leading healthcare operator has warned dozens of private hospitals across the country will be forced to close over the next week, standing down thousands of health workers, unless governments help replace the revenue lost when elective surgery was banned.
Healthe Care, Australia’s third biggest private hospital operator, told its workforce on Thursday that “a considerable portion” of them would be stood down on half pay for at least four weeks because governments had cancelled all non-urgent elective surgery as it sought to limit the spread of coronavirus.
The man at the centre of a legal battle over his right to live on a yacht after his discharge from hospital has died but the case continues in the Supreme Court.
THE Supreme Court will determine an appeal relating to a one-legged man’s right to live on his yacht, despite the man’s recent death.
The Tasmanian Health Service has appealed against a Supreme Court decision to set aside a guardianship order that could have stopped the mature-aged, one-legged man from living aboard his yacht for six months after he was discharged from the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Abusers Organisation:: Tasmanian Health Service has appealed against a Supreme Court decision to set aside a guardianship order that could have stopped the mature-aged, one-legged man from living aboard his yacht for six months after he was discharged from the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Type of Abuse:: Financial, Physical, Neglect, Emotional, Psychological or Mental, Death, Medical neglect
Matter Resolved?: Ongoing
Majority of federal MPs refuse to sign up to Tony Fitzgerald's ethical standards
Fewer than a quarter of federal politicians have agreed to commit to new ethical standards devised by legendary corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald - and there is not a single Turnbull government MP among them.
The former judge teamed up with the left-leaning Australia Institute think tank to survey every federal politician on their values as part of a plan to clean up Canberra and build momentum for a federal anti-corruption body.
The Queensland QC – who presided over the Fitzgerald Inquiry that ultimately led to the resignation of former state premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen – developed the questionnaire to test MPs about their attitudes towards accountability, integrity, nepotism, deception and the spending of public money.
But the response from MPs was underwhelming, with just 53 of the 226 signing up to the so-called "Fitzgerald Principles". Thirty-six refused to commit and 137 did not reply to repeated requests to participate.
The below-article only mildly touches on the havoc this wretched woman, solicitor, Heidi Muggenthaler wreaks on the lives of those she infects. She's based in Sydney and previously served on IDRS (Intellectual Disability Rights Service), a community legal centre advocating for rights for the disabled. What better way to find more victims (clients), then purporting to help those who most need it pro-bono? She's no unlike other solicitors who frequently sell their sole for a few more dollars, but this woman has absolutely obliterated the lives of two lovely people, my friend Emily Brown and her mother Julie Brown.
Emily Brown was falsely removed by NSW child protection in 1998 because the caseworkers at the time DID NOT like Julie. Julie might not be everyones cup of tea, but she was a good mum and the perfect person to be raising her daughter who is extremely intelligent and has mild autism, Emily. Throughout the first few years that Julie and Emily were involved with the state, caseworkers stole jewellery and money from Julie's home in Sydney, cancelled services for her involving housing and obtaining assistance in moving to another property.
June Lynne Lacey Bill - Guardianship prisoner with Do Not Resuscitate orders against her will - killed by by guardian who placed another 100 victims on DNR orders against their will.
June was put into guardianship when her daughter (and Power of Attorney) refused to sign a Do Not Resuscitate order at the hospitalist's request. June Lynne Lacey was taken prisoner due to a petition by social services and the hospital to remove her rights.
'She was forced into a nursing home against her will and against her family's wishes. When she protested, she was drugged and forced to take a 210 mile ambulance ride to a nursing home far from her home. She was not permitted to have a phone, not allowed to use a commode (forced to use only a bed pan), not allowed outside and given only day old food.
Within less than a month, she developed pneumonia, a staph infection, septic blood, a urinary tract infection, bedsores and a fever of 102! With an extraordinary will to live and with many prayers and faith in God, June miraculously recovered, only to be put in hospice by social services. She was forced to take oxycodone, which made it hard for her to breathe and swallow, caused an irregular heartbeat, migraines and seizures and gave her intense stomach and chest pain with horrific constipation and nauseousness!
She and her family begged to get rid of the oxycodone, but hospice and social services insisted she take it and refused her medical attention when it made her so sick! Consequently, June died! No one should be forced to die against their will and their families wishes. Health Care Directives should always be upheld and those with Power of Attorney should not be cast aside.
Please support the JUNE LYNNE LACEY BILL to ensure those most vulnerable amongst us are protected and their United States Constitutional rights upheld. (For more info go to junelynnelaceyfoundation.com.) June's rights were stripped from her. She has no right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Her freedoms were taken away, she was taken prisoner and received NO JUSTICE! PLEASE SPEAK OUT AGAINST THIS INJUSTICE! "-- Joyce Lacey
Guardians can sell the assets and control the lives of senior citizens without their consent—and reap a profit from it.
Illustration by Anna Parini
For years, Rudy North woke up at 9 a.m. and read the Las Vegas Review-Journal while eating a piece of toast. Then he read a novel—he liked James Patterson and Clive Cussler—or, if he was feeling more ambitious, Freud. On scraps of paper and legal notepads, he jotted down thoughts sparked by his reading. “Deep below the rational part of our brain is an underground ocean where strange things swim,” he wrote on one notepad. On another, “Life: the longer it cooks, the better it tastes.”
Rennie, his wife of fifty-seven years, was slower to rise. She was recovering from lymphoma and suffered from neuropathy so severe that her legs felt like sausages. Each morning, she spent nearly an hour in the bathroom applying makeup and lotions, the same brands she’d used for forty years. She always emerged wearing pale-pink lipstick. Rudy, who was prone to grandiosity, liked to refer to her as “my amour.”
On the Friday before Labor Day, 2013, the Norths had just finished their toast when a nurse, who visited five times a week to help Rennie bathe and dress, came to their house, in Sun City Aliante, an “active adult” community in Las Vegas. They had moved there in 2005, when Rudy, a retired consultant for broadcasters, was sixty-eight and Rennie was sixty-six. They took pride in their view of the golf course, though neither of them played golf.
Rudy chatted with the nurse in the kitchen for twenty minutes, joking about marriage and laundry, until there was a knock at the door. A stocky woman with shiny black hair introduced herself as April Parks, the owner of the company A Private Professional Guardian. She was accompanied by three colleagues, who didn’t give their names. Parks told the Norths that she had an order from the Clark County Family Court to “remove” them from their home. She would be taking them to an assisted-living facility. “Go and gather your things,” she said.
Rennie began crying. “This is my home,” she said.
One of Parks’s colleagues said that if the Norths didn’t comply he would call the police. Rudy remembers thinking, You’re going to put my wife and me in jail for this? But he felt too confused to argue.
A damning review of Facs’ approach to Aboriginal families finds urgent reform is needed.
New South Wales child protection workers regularly give “misleading” evidence to the children’s court, often take the most traumatic option by removing Aboriginal children – including newborns – from their families, and operate in a “closed system” that needs urgent reform to make it more transparent and child-friendly, according to a new report.
The Family is Culture review released this week is a three-year study of the case files of 1,144 Aboriginal children who entered the NSW out-of-home-care system between 2015 and 2016.
NSW MPs have been flooded with dozens of letters believed to be coming from within the Office of the Children's Guardian containing dire warnings over child protection.
The government body charged with child protection in NSW is placing children at unacceptable and even fatal risk, according to a group of whistle blowers within the Office of the Children's Guardian.
In a series of letters sent to state ministers and opposition MPs over the past six weeks, a range of alarming allegations have been made against the Children's Guardian Janet Schorer and her director overseeing the office's Working With Children Check, Steve Gholab.
Those who have died exposing child protection corruption:
A Georgian (US) Senator Nancy Schaeffer was a leading advocate against child protection corruption, working tirelessly to both expose and change the system. She appears to be the first in a growing list of those being murdered to coverup corruption in the child protection racquet.
A few days before Schaefer’s death, she announced the completion of a four-year documentary project she had personally funded to expose names and crimes against children. Following her death, the documentary failed to surface. Its whereabouts is still unknown. Another indepth report of hers is available here.
Bill Bowen, a former firefighter and federal investigator was murdered just five months after Senator Schaeffer’s murder, and not long after the third in a series of short documentaries (“Innocence Destroyed”) on child protection corruption (reform) also.