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    Default Little girl permanently removed from her good single mother :(

    ''Reports from the paediatrician, the psychologist and the family support worker all indicated that things were going well, that she was a good mother, a caring mother and that this little girl was not at risk,'' the guardian says.
    The case had then turned on the ''better parenting standard'' under the Family Law Act, which requires a court to determine what is in the best interests of the child.
    ''That's where we got caught. The act assumes the parties are normally the natural parents and where that is not the case it doesn't give preference to a natural parent. And it does not give protection to someone with a cognitive disability. It treats disability as a barrier to parenting just like drug addiction is a barrier.


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    Gosh how terrible. Not one piece of evidence or even concern that a child is at any kind if risk yet she is taken from her mother anyway. How abominable that the paternal grandparents could do this. Wouldn't a better option have been for them to move closer to their grandchild so they be more involved that way? Rather than tearing her away from her mother?

    Lets hope this case marks the beginning of some much needed changes to the judicial system! Des rumination at its finest!
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    I don't think she went to grandparent's, but to 'elderly relatives' of her former partner.

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    Default Little girl permanently removed from her good single mother :(

    Absolutely heartbreaking! I read it this morning and couldn't believe it. The reference to the stolen generation was quite chilling.

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    I cannot even bring myself to read it...but this subject brings to mind that the single parenting payment and new laws on working may end up with kids being removed, like they we a generation or so ago, because some government body says they would be better off.

    My heart goes out to this poor woman :'(

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    The article was pretty vague... No details if any kind.

    This mother needs to he given a voice. It all sounds very reminiscent of the baby snatching that went on in the 60's.... With the mother being hushed like this. Horrendous.

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    Default Little girl permanently removed from her good single mother :(

    That's devastating... brought tears to
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    I agree, but how? How do we have a 'voice' ??? How does a nation, that is clearly upset about this, actually have a voice? Not just talking about it but HEARD?

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    That is so frighteningly tragic!

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    Default Re: Little girl permanently removed from her good single mother :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Willow View Post
    I agree, but how? How do we have a 'voice' ??? How does a nation, that is clearly upset about this, actually have a voice? Not just talking about it but HEARD?

    I want to know too, waves need to be made and if there is enough fuss, maybe this mother may get another chance?


 

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