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September 1, 2009 :: Australia - The Premiers


 
Saturday, 28th March, 2009
 
 
Dear Premiers,


On the the issues of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence through to murder and rape, clergy abuse and its 50 or more years of coverup, the failure of the Catholic Church to appropriately respond; the impacts enforced on a society when its major religion has been found to be wanting and indeed actively working to cover up the existence of the sexual abuse of children by some clergy for an extended period of time.

Indeed it is a dilemma which many would prefer to see remain in the hands of the Church itself. That simply is not an option available to you each as the Premiers of our States; the people have entrusted their right to democracy into your care and your hands.

The options of patch it up or business as usual on this will be seen in the light of history as acts of betrayal blindly carried out by effectively deceived Premiers - "abusers want to make sure there is no action taken". It is abhorrent to consider that we are expected in the light of all that was exposed in 2002 and subsequent to simply continue to go on as if all is well and fine. For 7 years now the Church has said but look at all the good work we do - if only we had more money from the government and the people as though that were some form of payment or justification for the abuses.

What is preposterous is that we are expected to go along with that.

The people of Australia are expected to consider that the Church which has guided our hands through the past how many years, the Church which has moulded our society and set moral standards for all those years hides the fact that its priests were provided access to the most vulnerable in our society for their sexual entertainment.

Kevin Rudd believes it is a matter for the Church and even his trained eye for justice and through his sworn oath to Australia fails to see how in only the most extreme instances there might be a smidgen of a notion that there was some intention in that and that some human rights or even legal rights might have been trodden on.

When it is made a matter for the Church as the Prime Minister has done should we expect that this body he hands us to will provide us with at the minimum a democratic process, a right of appeal and an open and transparent legal system with qualified legal representation based on our Australian principles of justice as well as our right to free speech and fair compensation. Surely our governments would see to that as they do when citizens fall into the hands of failed states across the globe.

Some of the problems emanating from this coverup are these:

Canada - 50+ year coverup of clergy sexual abuse
Canada - Priests moved from parish to parish
Canada - Sexually abusive priests moved Internationally
Canada - Parishioners not informed
Canada - Failure to report to Police or other authorities
Canada - 50+ years of use of its connections and relationships through its charity and care services to maintain the coverup
Canada - Repeated reports to Bishops, Church hierarchy, Church bodies
Canada - Establishment and maintenance of Statute of limitations laws directed at obstructing legitimate claims
Canada - 50+ year history of branding as evil, demonic, delusional and insane those attempting to speak out
Canada - 50+ year history of abuses of trust and authority, the authority of the Church and the authority of God
Canada - 1962 Received a copy of the document "Criminales Solicitaciones" A document authorised by the current Pope setting out the steps required to ensure secrecy in regards the sexual abuses
Canada - A verifiable history of the Church's adherence to the instructions found in the document
Canada - Fail to appropriately respond to the sexual abuse issue
Canada - Unknown number of different policies in place
Canada - Genocide of up to 50,000 Native American Children
Canada - Property fraud against Native American people
Canada - Church actively blocks productive attempts to address the issue
Canada - Government contributes an initial $4bn for its part
Canada - 12,000 outstanding cases of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy
Canada - The abuses against Native people in British Columbia and other Canadian Provinces.
Canada - Truth Commission established
Canada - Public pressure forces the removal of some aspects of silence or secrecy agreements
Canada - Payouts beyond $1bn
Canada - Other religious groups remain largely silent on this issue - the majority continue to trade with the Catholic Church - none can offer a potential solution or starting point
Canada - Unable to implement a unified policy on the protection and safety of children

Ireland - 50+ year coverup of clergy sexual abuse
Ireland - Priests moved from parish to parish
Ireland - Sexually abusive priests moved Internationally
Ireland - Parishioners not informed
Ireland - Failure to report to Police or other authorities
Ireland - 50+ years of use of its connections and relationships through its charity and care services to maintain the coverup
Ireland - Repeated reports to Bishops, Church hierarchy, Church bodies
Ireland - Establishment and maintenance of Statute of limitations laws directed at obstructing legitimate claims
Ireland - 50+ year history of branding as evil, demonic, delusional and insane those attempting to speak out
Ireland - 50+ year history of abuses of trust and authority, the authority of the Church and the authority of God
Ireland - 1962 Received a copy of the document "Criminales Solicitaciones". A document authorised by the current Pope setting out the steps required to ensure secrecy in regards the sexual abuses
Ireland - A verifiable history of the Church's adherence to the instructions found in the document
Ireland - Fail to appropriately respond to the sexual abuse issue
Ireland - Unknown number of different policies in place
Ireland - Church actively blocks productive attempts to address the issue
Ireland - Repeat investigations and commissions
Ireland - Public pressure forces the removal of some aspects of silence or secrecy agreements
Ireland - Payouts amount to hundreds of millions
Ireland - Other religious groups remain largely silent on this issue - the majority continue to trade with the Catholic Church - none can offer a potential solution or starting point
Ireland - Unable to implement a unified policy on the protection and safety of children

England and Wales - 50+ year coverup of clergy sexual abuse
England and Wales - Priests moved from parish to parish
England and Wales - Sexually abusive priests moved Internationally
England and Wales - Parishioners not informed
England and Wales - Church actively blocks productive attempts to address the issue
England and Wales - Failure to report to Police or other authorities
England and Wales - 50+ years of use of its connections and relationships through its charity and care services to maintain the coverup
England and Wales - Repeated reports to Bishops, Church hierarchy, Church bodies
England and Wales - Establishment and maintenance of Statute of limitations laws directed at obstructing legitimate claims
England and Wales - 50+ year history of branding as evil, demonic, delusional and insane those attempting to speak out
England and Wales - 50+ year history of abuses of trust and authority, the authority of the Church and the authority of God
England and Wales - 1962 Received a copy of the document "Criminales Solicitaciones" A document authorised by the current Pope setting out the steps required to ensure secrecy in regards the sexual abuses
England and Wales - A verifiable history of the Church's adherence to the instructions found in the document
England and Wales - Fail to appropriately respond to the sexual abuse issue
England and Wales - Unknown number of different policies in place
England and Wales - Unknown number of different policies in place
England and Wales - Repeat investigations and commissions
England and Wales - Public pressure forces the removal of some aspects of silence or secrecy agreements
England and Wales - Other religious groups remain largely silent on this issue - the majority continue to trade with the Catholic Church - none can offer a potential solution or starting point
England and Wales - Payouts amount to many millions
England and Wales - Unable to implement a unified policy on the protection and safety of children

Australia - 50+ year coverup of clergy sexual abuse
Australia - Priests moved from parish to parish
Australia - Sexually abusive priests moved Internationally
Australia - Parishioners not informed
Australia - Failure to report to Police or other authorities
Australia - Church actively blocks productive attempts to address the issue
Australia - 50+ years of use of its connections and relationships through its charity and care services to maintain the coverup
Australia - Repeated reports to Bishops, Church hierarchy, Church bodies
Australia - Establishment and maintenance of Statute of limitations laws directed at obstructing legitimate claims
Australia - 50+ year history of branding as evil, demonic, delusional and insane those attempting to speak out
Australia - 50+ year history of abuses of trust and authority, the authority of the Church and the authority of God
Australia - 1962 Received a copy of the document "Criminales Solicitaciones" A document authorised by the current Pope setting out the steps required to ensure secrecy in regards the sexual abuses
Australia - A verifiable history of the Church's adherence to the instructions found in the document
Australia - Fail to appropriately respond to the sexual abuse issue
Australia - Unknown number of different policies in place
Australia - Repeat investigations and commissions
Australia - Public pressure forces the removal of some aspects of silence or secrecy agreements
Australia - Payouts amount to several millions
Australia - Other religious groups remain largely silent on this issue - the majority continue to trade with the Catholic Church - none can offer a potential solution or starting point
Australia - Internationally recognised as being particularly hard hit with clergy abuse
Australia - Unable to implement a unified policy on the protection and safety of children

United States of America - 50+ year coverup of clergy sexual abuse
United States of America - Priests moved from parish to parish
United States of America - Sexually abusive priests moved Internationally
United States of America - Parishioners not informed
United States of America - Church actively blocks productive attempts to address the issue
United States of America - Failure to report to Police or other authorities
United States of America - 50+ years of use of its connections and relationships through its charity and care services to maintain the coverup
United States of America - Repeated reports to Bishops, Church hierarchy, Church bodies
United States of America - Establishment and maintenance of Statute of limitations laws directed at obstructing legitimate claims
United States of America - 50+ year history of branding as evil, demonic, delusional and insane those attempting to speak out
United States of America - 50+ year history of abuses of trust and authority, the authority of the Church and the authority of God
United States of America - 1962 Received a copy of the document "Criminales Solicitaciones" A document authorised by the current Pope setting out the steps required to ensure secrecy in regards the sexual abuses
United States of America - A verifiable history of the Church's adherence to the instructions found in the document
United States of America - Fail to appropriately respond to the sexual abuse issue
United States of America - Unknown number of different policies in place
United States of America - Repeat investigations and commissions
United States of America - Bishops deposed and publicly humiliated
United States of America - Public pressure forces the removal of some aspects of silence or secrecy agreements
United States of America - Public pressure forces the removal of some statute of limitations regulations
United States of America - 5+ years to reach compliance to the minimum State set standards
United States of America - Other religious groups remain largely silent on this issue - the majority continue to trade with the Catholic Church - none can offer a potential solution or starting point
United States of America - Payouts amounts to $2+bn
United States of America - An estimated 32,000 cases awaiting their day in court
United States of America - Unable to implement a unified policy on the protection and safety of children

New Zealand - 50+ year coverup of clergy sexual abuse
New Zealand - Priests moved from parish to parish
New Zealand - Sexually abusive priests moved Internationally
New Zealand - Parishioners not informed
New Zealand - Failure to report to Police or other authorities
New Zealand - Church actively blocks productive attempts to address the issue
New Zealand - 50+ years of use of its connections and relationships through its charity and care services to maintain the coverup
New Zealand - Repeated reports to Bishops, Church hierarchy, Church bodies
New Zealand - Establishment and maintenance of Statute of limitations laws directed at obstructing legitimate claims
New Zealand - 50+ year history of branding as evil, demonic, delusional and insane those attempting to speak out
New Zealand - 50+ year history of abuses of trust and authority, the authority of the Church and the authority of God
New Zealand - 1962 Received a copy of the document "Criminales Solicitaciones" A document authorised by the current Pope setting out the steps required to ensure secrecy in regards the sexual abuses
New Zealand - A verifiable history of the Church's adherence to the instructions found in the document
New Zealand - Fail to appropriately respond to the sexual abuse issue
New Zealand - Unknown number of different policies in place
New Zealand - Public pressure forces the removal of some aspects of silence or secrecy agreements
New Zealand - Other religious groups remain largely silent on this issue - the majority continue to trade with the Catholic Church - none can offer a potential solution or starting point
New Zealand - Repeat investigations and commissions
New Zealand - Unable to implement a unified policy on the protection and safety of children

The continued trade of any kind by our governments with this organisation called a church does enable the continuation of these outrages to continue both in Australia and in each and every country where this problem exists. This trade by our governments makes each and every Australian by virtue complicit in the coverup and the continuation of the coverup of the sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy. This is a circumstance which Australians find abhorrent and undemocratic.

Few people support the current response to the clergy abuse issue by the Catholic Church.

2002 saw a global exposure and the beginning of actions in many countries. Australia argued and little but puff came from it. Just as in each of these other countries there are those among the church who have pleaded and wept in the face of their Bishops to no avail. We lived through the years of pontification and the disruption to our progress when the Church in its haste to keep all things sexual hidden it became outraged at the introduction of the Pill and it has repeatedly responded in a dysfunctional manner in regards many other aspects of our lives particularly in regards sexual matters and reproduction. We get to live in the result of 50 or more years of that and scant few politicians can see a problem with that - they struggle to see the human rights abuses in that - all that has mattered is that the Church gets it way by maintaining its coverup of its sickness and its obsessions. Obsessions driven into our society by a Church eventually unable to contain the scope of the problem and yet all we seem to have is the Kevin Rudd response of this is a matter for the Church. How wrong he is - this is a matter for the people - its is a matter for our Premiers to come together and lead else they be seen to be taking part.

Will you as Premier set a deadline for the Church to provide an Australia wide response?

Will you as Premier refuse to trade with Church entities beyond that deadline if they are in default?

Will you as Premier set the deadline date at September 1 2009?

Will you as Premier work together with our other Premiers and Federal counterparts to establish an Australia wide policy for the protection and safety of children in the same time frame set for the Church?

Will you as Premier enforce the same strictures on any religious authority or entity where sexual abuse by clergy occurs?

Will you as Premier stand down if you are unwilling to implement these protective measures for the safety of our children?


John A Brown
 
 
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On the sexual abuse, exploitation & deception of children

For those who have and for those who want to 'Hit the Wall'

There is no excuse for sexual abuse according to our law and government except when the abuse has been carried out by Catholic clergy.

"This is a matter for the church and I respect the internal judgements of the church. I don’t stand outside the church and provide them with public lectures in terms of how they should behave..."

Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia, 17 July 2008.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/Interview/2008/interview_0363.cfm

read more ... http://www.mybrokensociety.com/questions101

This is perhaps the most horrific act of abandonment perpetrated against the children of a specific religion by an Australian head of State and is recorded in our history for perpetuity as being made by Kevin Rudd on 17 July 2008, when he spoke in regards those affected by the sexual abuses carried out by Catholic clergy.http://www.pm.gov.au/media/Interview/2008/interview_0363.cfm

This is a deeply flawed and invalid response both morally and legally which includes all victims of clergy abuse being referred over to the leader of the Catholic Church or the respective leaders of other Churches or Religions when quite clearly sexual abuse by clergy is a phenomena found in many Churches and religions and it simply is not within the Prime Ministers realm to pass responsibility for those sexually abused by Catholic and non-Catholic clergy over to the Catholic church or anyone else.

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Is it any wonder our children are confused?

No wonder our children are confused - if we continually send confusing messages to our children then it is us who is acting irrationally when we demand the right to sanction them for acting in the same way we do, or in the same way our Government services do.

No amount of resources, education, laws, treatments or levels of incarceration and sanctions can educate a child to function both successfully and rationally in a society when the very society which is demanding that is unable itself to function at the levels demanded. There is no rational response to such an irrational situation.

Is it any wonder so many are confused?

Government and our religions are unable to provide and implement successful strategies in regards sexual abuses by clergy and other in the community.

Government and our religions repeatedly and stubbornly refuse to consult with the victims of these abuses by clergy and others in the community and their carers and advocates.

Is it any wonder so many are abused and re-abused?

How can they expect our children to act in a more adult and responsible manner, a manner which is above the examples set by our Governments and religious.

How irrational and foolish are we when we use sanctions against those who are unable to perform on demand at a higher level than those applying the sanctions.

Is it any wonder our children think we are foolhardy and stupid?

Of course we can always sanction our children severely for saying that we got it wrong. We can also sanction them for getting it wrong themselves in a confused world. Their need to survive and remain accepted as children will simply cause them to cede to those sanctions. This simply shows that if you beat a child hard enough and demand that he agree with you they must if they simply want to be loved by their parents and elders. If they want to ever experience the love of those who sanction they simply have no choice but to cede and conform to the power held over them - this use of power proves nothing other than acknowledging the fact that you can force someone into submission. It in no way proves your are on the right track.

Quite simply if these men genuinely had the ear of God as they say, it simply would not have taken 500 years as in the case of Mr Galilei and the shape of the earth, nor would it take very long to resolve the sexual abuse issue if they simply had 10 seconds with God.

It is clear that they simply do not have that line to Jesus Christ because quite simply if they did they would act differently.

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