To good people everywhere
It has been nearly three years since the forced and violent removal of a beautiful young indigenous child with intractable epilepsy from his kind and loving family. That beautiful boy has as many of you know, now been returned to his family over one year ago after 18 months in a motel in the alleged care of The Secretary of FACS. Despite this our matters still continue in the courts as we have been vexed in two jurisdictions for nearly three years for allegedly saying that child’s name and/or using his image or mentioning anything else that may possibly identify him. Meanwhile millions of other people including multinational TV stations and newspapers all breached the same law as us but were not charged, only Andrew & I were charged. As a consequence of this we have raised a constitutional argument against section 105 of The Children and Young Persons Care and Protection Act NSW and today the matter has been adjourned for two weeks until the 20th of March to hear from all the Attorney Generals as to how they wish to proceed. Following this a date will be set down for the hearing of our constitutional argument and although we are not sure at this time, I believe our argument is very strong and I feel the matter may well be moved to The High Court for hearing. If this argument is successful it would enable families everywhere to publicly speak about their own children they have lost to The State without fear of persecution and this could have a very positive effect for families and children everywhere. It would enable us as people and as parents and grandparents to publicly discuss the activities and traumatic impacts of FACS forced child removals and the heartbreaking consequences of these actions which in our view have been suppressed for far too long.
God Bless you and thank you to all of you that continue to pray and support us in this most important work.
All You Need Is Love xxx Pastor Paul