+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    4,317
    Thanks
    1,551
    Thanked
    2,536
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week

    Default distressing news story ~ warning

    I received the french newsletter about australian current affairs and came across the most horrific family story

    I can't wrap my head around how this went on for so long without being reported to the authorities. Major fail - I feel so sad our society couldn't protect these victims.

    Please know that the details are very hard to read so be careful before clicking and reading the story.

    http://www.theage.com.au/national/da...206-2ywrk.html

    Not sure if it has been discussed here or not.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    9,870
    Thanks
    3,034
    Thanked
    5,843
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Yes, it is beyond disturbing

    There was a thread started on here about it a couple of weeks ago.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Adelaide foothills
    Posts
    753
    Thanks
    462
    Thanked
    426
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    The article goes light on the detail. This case was known for more than 2 years and heads should roll over this but they won't because the govt protects its own.

    The family members were in receipt of benefits and other concessions. It amazes me that no checks were made on the circumstances of this family until a few members of the public started raising a bit of a stink.

    People in the town were aware of the family as several of the children have facial features that are a result of inbreeding but kept away from them "because they were weird" and also because some of them were quite violent and predatory.

    In addition to a system that didn't do a thing you also had a town that didn't do a thing either.

    These children are grossly traumatised and while the article indicates they are in foster care, it fails to mention where that foster care is being held (some are in halfway homes) and that counseling is only starting to scrape back the tip of a very large iceberg.

    I watched a documentary on Ivan Milat and his family and there was much suggestion and evidence provided that they were like that too. And look where he ended up.

    I wonder what sort of future those kids have.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    1,932
    Thanks
    1,440
    Thanked
    585
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Wow. Just wow

    I really can't put into words how I feel about this. So very sad

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    88
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    23
    Reviews
    0
    Terrible, just terrible. It scares me to think of what the future holds for these children.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    537
    Thanks
    549
    Thanked
    190
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Seriously - no words.


 

Similar Threads

  1. A nice news story
    By dancingchipmunk in forum News & Current Affairs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20-09-2013, 19:51
  2. Replies: 48
    Last Post: 21-07-2013, 00:34
  3. Another Breastfeeding in public news story - with a twist
    By Busy-Bee in forum Celebrate breastfeeding
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-07-2013, 06:26

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Ro&Co
Share magical moments this Christmas with this gorgeous gingerbread house. Exclusively available in Brisbane, with FREE delivery in Brisbane Metro areas. Each Christmas Centrepiece is unique and made to order, from $240.
sales & new stuffsee all
Wendys Music School Melbourne
Wondering about Music Lessons? FREE 30 minute ASSESSMENT. Find out if your child is ready! Piano from age 3 years & Guitar, Singing, Drums, Violin from age 5. Lessons available for all ages. 35+ years experience. Structured program.
Use referral 'bubhub' when booking
featured supporter
Baby Sensory
Baby Sensory is the only baby programme that offers a complete approach to learning & development. Our classes offer an exciting world full of fun sensory experiences for parents and babies to enjoy.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!