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.
Not sure if it has been discussed here or not.
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02-01-2014 14:14 #1
distressing news story ~ warning
02-01-2014 14:17 #2
Yes, it is beyond disturbing
There was a thread started on here about it a couple of weeks ago.
07-01-2014 02:32 #3
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.
07-01-2014 03:31 #4
Wow. Just wow
I really can't put into words how I feel about this. So very sad
07-01-2014 03:46 #5Member
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Terrible, just terrible. It scares me to think of what the future holds for these children.
07-01-2014 05:53 #6
Seriously - no words.
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