SORRY for ‘shameful’ forced adoptions and MONEY for records tracing and mental health care

Julia Gillard Prime Minister of Australia.

Julia Gillard Prime Minister of Australia. (Photo credit: thinboyfatter)

A sigh of relief seemed to have gone across the UK today – thanks to this announcement by the Australian PM:

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has issued an apology to people affected by Australia’s forced adoption policy between the 1950s and 1970s.

Tens of thousands of babies of unmarried, mostly teenage mothers, were thought to have been taken by the state and given to childless married couples.

Many women said they were coerced into signing away their children.

… practices that were unethical, dishonest and in many cases illegal.

The report was based on submissions by hundreds of women.

Here, we are publishing

we have submitted

In its way of reporting the good news, the excellent blog Researching Reform points out that Australia has always been something of a leading light!

Our letter to the Attorney General is also proposing an amnesty and jubilee with the Government providing money as ‘compensator of last resort‘…

May the UK follow the footsteps of Australia soon!!! Meanwhile, we must be grateful for Slovakia, France and Belgium expressing their outrage over the ‘scandalous injustice’ of the Kingdom’s “lost children”.

And we must gather ‘virtual ammunition’ so that the Online Action Day on 28th March becomes effective for #paedobritain and #childsnatchbritain.


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18 Responses to SORRY for ‘shameful’ forced adoptions and MONEY for records tracing and mental health care

  1. Jean McDonald says:

    Thank you for this. I listened this morning on the radio, It has not gone far enough, but it’s a start. It needs to include the unlawful targeting of citizens – in Australia and World Wide. When will our Prime minister follow suite? Jean

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. JM says:

    Australia, leading light?

    really? is this the same Australia that recently banned all indignineous population/ aborignes/ black people from having access to porn, internet or alchol….?
    but this i still ok for white people….?

  3. Phil Thompson says:

    When all is said and done by Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The apology was
    Sadly lacking in England regarding the actions of social services here. Our MPs KNOW of the many miscarriages of JUSTICE regarding Forced Adoption in ENGLAND without raising their voices. SHAME on them.

  4. Phil Thompson says:

    Victims Unite. If ONLY I could tell you of the stock reply, even from MINISTERS who act for ALL of us. “You are not my constituent”.
    Yet ANY letter to an MP to take action CAN be authorised by the SPEAKER OR a person seeking a BOON taking up residence in ANY MPs Rotten Borough for three days. I hope that people will look into the phrase “Rotten Borough”.

  5. peter oakes says:

    I object to the term ” given away to childless couples ” from my own experiences of corruption in the legal systems and govnt. depts. I will
    guarantee many of these children were SOLD ! and not ” given away ”

    some of them disappeared off the radar and were supplied to paedophiles
    as exposed in the Royal Commission Inquiry NSW police paedophiles.

    I firmly believe C.R.B. of Stoke on Trent was being kidnapped for sale by
    Dame Elizabeth Butler- Sloss. well I prevented the “deal” going through

    We did not achieve a total success, the child was returned to Australia ! but
    after putting the police in Batemans Bay under pressure they ” left well alone ”
    the child was raised by his grandparents a well balanced loving family. If he
    had been left with his father, a violent drug abuser he would have been
    snatched by Social Services ( for his own protection, their term, and then sold
    on ).

    Edward Timpson MP proudly boasts his family raised 70 adopted children !
    Where are they now ? can he account for All 70 ?. Timpson is known to
    myself as an accomplice and accessory to several serious offences.

    Well done Prime Minister Gillard, will you now order and inquiry into some of
    the adoptions to establish All Children were given away and not sold,
    trafficked or traded ! may-be an adopter will break ranks and reveal how
    much they paid for their child.

  6. Reading the article and previous comments, I am tempted to answer that we may make progress only when we can silence those stock get out clauses, ‘Sorry, not my constituent. Can’t get involved with individual cases…’ Those all-too-easy excuses for doing nothing while pretending to be oh-so-busy with parliamentary work, or uttering politically-correct epithets of support for the current legal and judicial shortcomings of our system.

    I wish there was an alternative to politicians and political chicanery, as well as the farce that would have us believe in the justice of our courts of law. I wish I could return to that golden time when, in the naive innocence of my youth, I believed there existed something called British Justice.

    From where I’m sitting while typing this, I look out on a grey landscape, and am experiencing a bleakness in my soul that has nothing to do with the weather. In all truth I wonder how these perpetrators of evil and despair manage to sleep, let alone live with their consciences – but Jimmy Saville did, and so do too many other abusers of power.

    It’s heartening to learn that in some quarters, the slime is cracking open and the putrescence is being forced into the light of day. All who read and contribute to these pages are instrumental in the ‘Big Squeeze’. We’ll get there in the end.

  7. peter oakes says:

    Is,nt quite out there from all our wonderfull gutless, fence riding supporters !

    You know the ones ! ammunition makers ! shit scared to fire ! one day a memorial made of dung will be erected ! next to the cenotaph in honor off their cowardice and in the meantime a bunch of fuzzie wuzzies will assist a
    fraudulent arch bishop to become god king in Canterbury, god knows what
    willie the conqurior thinks.

    and he will solve all the child starvation. poverty, misery in Syria, Irag, Iran
    everywhere You get my drift ?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Of course your MP cannot get involved Maureen. There is a conflict of interest.
    His Party’s stalwart former Swansea Singleton Hospital Paedatrician Dewi Evans and now a Carmarthen Town Councillor is part of the child exploitation and trafficking in South West Wales.
    For evidence you only have to look at the Bonnie Lewis case in Neath and Port Talbot. Under Dewi Evans’ mastery their SS kidnapped the child from a hospital in America by means of false paperwork and returned the child to the UK under a false passport. That child was in America for private diagnosis after Dewi Evans and his cohort a member of the infamous Elias family experimented on the child.
    Carmarthenshire is a Paedophile Playground obviously Jonathan Edwards MP is not going to get involved; he has a duty to protect Dewi Evans.

  9. I wrote to John Griffiths AM, then deputy minister for health and social services with special responsibility for older people in Wales, as well as Jane Hutt AM, then the minister for that department, alerting them to the deplorable conditions in the geriatric ward of the Heath Hospital in Cardiff. All the correspondence, in which I detailed disgraceful conditions of neglect, as witnessed by me and another witness, remain on file.

    My visit to the Heath was occasioned by the hospitalisation of my aunt, then ninety years old, but mentally bright as a button. My cousin removed her mother after only one week there; undoubtedly saving her life for a couple more years. Having visited her mother twice daily, bringing food and fruit as well as washing and feeding her mother, my cousin found her mother weeping in a soiled bed,and decided she would be better at home.

    My letters, outlining what I’d seen and inviting the ministers to pay a visit, incognito during visiting hours – without a retinue of civil servants in attendance, were answered in typical politicians’ style – ‘they couldn’t get personally involved’ – ‘it was a case for the relevant authorities’ and so on.

    During ten years of battling on behalf of older people in Carmarthenshire, COPP – Carmarthenshire Older People’s Partnership campaigned long and hard on behalf of those we sought to help until the committee, having reached our late seventies and eighties, decided to shut shop in 2010 because younger retirees were not keen to get involved. Some battles we won, some we lost but we never failed to try. Such a pity politicians, and the like, forget their promises as soon as they have been elected.

    • Something ‘strange’ happens when people become ‘organisations’ and acquire a ‘position of power’ that exceeds the sense of their personal power, methinks…

      Julian Assange says: ‘apparent power thrives on secrets’…


  10. Philip Thompson says:

    In a short conversation. A friend of mine quoted. The AUTHORITIES meaning,
    Royalty, Lords, MPs, Judges, Magistrates, Lawyers, Police(add some more if you wish) are DEFIANT in their PROTECTION of what is and has been done by CHILDRENS Social Services. Please note the addition of the word CHILDRENS. Could all future posts use CHILDRENS when writing about that infamous body.

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  13. gwen arathoon says:

    So what will. Happen in uk,they (ss)are STILL (illegally taking children)but who is listening here?if I were to steal a child I’d be locked up,country is doomed by our so called goverment

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