I so, so hope this goes through. I only know the basics of it, but does anyone know if previous incidents can be prosecuted if the law does pass? Stupid question really I know, because it would be pretty much impossible to do so. But I can always hope
I've only lived with my mum briefly during my life, so for two years after I was born, then twice in Sydney/Melb for a couple of months. One of those times she requested I move in with her and her partner, and she was pregnant. He was a vicious, nasty bully who beat mum & I all the time, and slammed a sliding door on my head when a friends mum bought me an icecream.
We lived in a caravan, and had the bunk area curtained off. I woke one night around a month before the baby was due, to hear this piece of crap hitting mum, and her screaming at him to stop hitting the baby.
By coincidence, my grandma flew over to get me a couple of days later as she discovered I hadn't been in school for 6mths. A week later at home, grandma told me that I had a baby brother, but he was stillborn
I was only 9, and never mentioned it to anyone, as I'd never ever seen or experienced abuse before, so had no idea that I should have told. But as a teen, I realised that that piece of scum killed my brother. I've always wished I could track him down and make sure EVERYONE knew what he did.
Zoe's Law is too late for the murderer of my only sibling, but there are so many little babies out there that deserve justice.