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jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Fri Oct 17 13:25:39 EST 2008
At 10:59 AM 17/10/2008, Anthony Hornby wrote:
>How about the same money injected into services to try and educate
>kids and parents on prevention, investigate cases of child abuse and
>support and counsel the victims. My understanding is that in pretty
>much every state and territory these services are woefully underfunded
>and the staff overloaded. Wouldn't that do more real good?
Boy, does that sound familiar. In 1999, we had this same battle and
I only looked 5 years ahead. I guess I needed to look 9 years.
On the Jon Faine show on the ABC when I was speaking about that day's
public forum and rally, I spoke of the 'teachable moment' and the
value of that for parents. But got slammed for it. I guess parents
don't want to take responsibility for their children any more. It's
easier to take a pill or let the schools or government do their jobs.
I think that is very very sad.
This: http://libertus.net/censor/debate/artic99bsa.html - the 1999
"Why not take that annual $7 million they are going to spend on
bureaucrats examining 'highly offensive materials' and put it into
'kids safe' programs and real child abuse prevention programs?"
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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