Overcrowding in Casaurina Maximum Security Prison Perth

Is it true that crime should be dealt with by punishment rather than healing? 

Is the problem with prisons poor management or prisoner behaviour?

Is it true that private companies should profit out of prisons?

Should foreign multinationals run prisons and other public sector services?

Do prisoners owe society or is it society that… Continue reading

Child Abuse is not Love

This is a poem I wrote in response to learning of ritual abuse of children.  I regard it as the dominance over innocence. It is a mental health issue where there is no empathy towards the child.  The child is seen as an object.  The same applies with sexual abuse or harassment.… Continue reading

Parental Alienation is Child Abuse

Dr. Edward Kruk, Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of British Columbia speaks at a Reykjavik Conference about the effects of parental alienation on children. “Permission to Love” is a conference on Parental Alienation. It was held in Reykjavik, Iceland, on the International Awareness Day on Parental Alienation on April 25th 2017.

I… Continue reading

The Abuse of Children is about Power and Social Dysfunction

One of my friends gave evidence in this inquiry.  She was so poor that she told me she had eaten grass. That is when you know the scourge of poverty. She was institutionalised because her mother had a mental illness and the father an alcoholic. Clearly our society has mental health issues that go… Continue reading

The Treatment of Asylum Seekers Reflects Government Failure in its Duty of Care

What this really means is that there is a void in respect to feeling for the humanity of vulnerable people. The abuse of refugees has been going on a long time here in Australia and is still continuing.  The question is how can a first world country behave in ways that reflect brutality. I… Continue reading

Banking Royal Commission Gives the Credit to Credit Card Fraud

Is greed really good hmmm, how money corrupts and how lots of money corrupts lots of people.  If money talks then the Commission is a key talking point about money.

What it really depicts is group think when corruption becomes ‘this is the way we do things around here’ and it is top down.… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”