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Monday, 21 February 2011
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To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

This petition of a concerned citizen of Australia

Draws to the attention of the House:

That the Forgotten Australians enquiry did not uphold all of its stated terms of reference. The result being, the enquiry did not get to the bottom of ALL problems and cases of child neglect, including but not limited to - clergy abuse, institutionalised neglect and agent abuse. Accordingly victims of this abuse remain unable to access proper legal redress. Also certain departmental faults leading to abuse remain unattended. The eventual findings of the Forgotten Australians enquiry was not on all of the points of reference nor was it on all the topics based on the evidence provided

We therefore ask the House to:

Open an enquiry which will allow all evidence of child neglect, institutional neglect or other agency neglect to be bought to an enquiries attention. If not an enquiry, a government body with the authority to receive and investigate all evidence of child abuse and provide feedback to the Federal Government.

We are looking for a person, person’s, body of parliament to be made aware that many cases of child abuse/neglect have gone un-investigated because certain terms of reference of existing enquiries were not upheld.

by Mr Murphy (from one citizen)