[LINK] OT: Howards anti-terrorist mailout

Ann Moffatt annm@exocat.com.au
Tue, 11 Feb 2003 20:01:59 +1000


adam posted

"22 Children died in DoCS care in DECEMBER 2003 ALONE"

oops adam!!

peace & love

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Todd" <adam@todd.inoz.com>
To: "Richard Archer" <rha@juggernaut.com.au>; <link@anu.edu.au>
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: [LINK] OT: Howards anti-terrorist mailout


>
> >Adam, this is complete nonsense. As a self-professed expert in the
> >operation of DoCS I would have expected you to know better. And when
> >making such a claim your obvious excuse of "oops, used the wrong number"
> >is absolutely inexcusable.
>
> No wrong numbers here.  You need to read the correct details of the
reports
> that are issued side by side, not the reports that summaries and attempt
to
> reduce the levels.
>
> >In the 12 months to June 2002 there was a total of 616 registered deaths
> >of people aged from 0 to 17 in NSW.
>
> 22 Children died in DoCS care in DECEMBER 2003 ALONE.  This was reported
by
> the media and in a report tabled in Parliament.  It's been an issue the
> Government has done everything possible to avoid responding to and totally
> ignored.
>
> >Of these, 271 were reported to the coroner.
> >And of those 75 were from families reported to DoCS.
> >And 22 were found to have died of natural causes.
>
> The 75 from families reported to DoCS were matters where DoCS did NOT
> attend the families, but merely noted that a complaint had been made.
>
> DoCS do everything possible (and have since I started investigating in
> 1998) to avoid releasing it's statistics on deaths in it's care.
>
> None of the published and available to the public reports include the
death
> of nine children under 5 who died from DRUG OVER DOSE issues by parents.
>
> The figures you quote also do NOT include murders of children in
situations
> of family Law that were reported to DoCS and entirely preventable.
>
> >An additional 11 children who died in transport accidents had an at
> >risk of harm report (which I assume has something to do with DoCS).
>
> I think you'll find more children died on NSW roads in "transport"
> accidents in the 12 month period.
>
> >So, unless there has been in the last 6 months a slaughter of nearly 600
> >children known to DoCS (and I'm sure that would have made the headlines
> >in an election year!), a more accurate although certainly less emotive
> >statement for you to make would be:
>
> We'd love to see it make the headlines.  Go back and research the figures
> since 1998, the reports are incredible.  The "categorizing" of such detail
> is manipulated to make it worthless in each annual report.
>
> >"64 children with some previous contact with DoCS died of unnatural
> >causes in NSW in the 12 months to June 2002".
> >
> >Reference:
> >http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/publications/cdrtannualrpts.html
> >
> >This makes me wonder just how much of the other rubbish you write
> >but which I don't have the inclination to research is just as flawed.
>
> I'd not pay much attention to the Puppet box called the "Children's
> Commissioner" as had you read her evidence presented to the Child
> Protection inquiry, you'd wonder exactly how much she is paid to do what
> she and the people employed in that "facade" agency don't do.
>
> The Commissioner is NOT interested in matters relating to evidenced child
> protection cases, as far too many parents in NSW know when they are
> directed to the Agency for help by - believe it or not - even DoCS itself.
>
> Even the NSW police direct parents to the Commission for "help" that can't
> be provided because the Commission has NO - ZEOR - NATTA - power under
> legislation.
>
> It was created to make the population "think" something useful was being
done.
>
>
>
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