Government clerics knew but did nothing about fatal abuse

 
Yesterday’s coronial findings were a disgraceful indictment of a Queensland government that protected its own but not little Mason. As a formerly celebrated journalist once said: Hug your children. This is why the remit of Julia Gillard’s Royal Commission Into Getting George Pell was deliberately limited. There were – and are – far too many public servants who might have found themselves in the dock or worse.

Mason died slowly in extreme pain after being punched in the stomach so hard by his “stepfather” that his intestines ruptured. That was only one of the many horrific beatings he endured. An autopsy discovered severe bruising to the toddler’s forehead, chest and abdomen – and a broken tailbone. He had earlier been hospitalised with a broken shin and severe perianal injures. The connective tissue between hair and skull had become separated as a result of violent hair-pulling. But child “safety” officers took no action. They even hindered worried police. The Child Safety Department refused to cooperate with police when served with warrants and only provided a “redacted” file on the Lee “family” – which left out critical information. Now, if you’re wondering why there haven’t been charges brought against these cretins, it’s simple: unlike, say, the Catholic archbishops’ union, they have a lot of pull in all the right political places.

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36 Responses to Government clerics knew but did nothing about fatal abuse

  1. Roger W

    Labor Government, Labor Union/Public Service mates. Wonder when people will learn that what you vote for, you get.
    Same with Democrat controlled cities and states in the USA. Some people never learn.

  2. stackja

    Which Queensland minister resigned?

  3. candy

    Also the little girl with Down’s left to starve in a filthy cot with rats eating her face. The two teenage autistic boys starved and locked in a room, only dressed in dirty full nappies. All in Brisbane.

    Now, these children would have needed vaccinations, health checks, contact with the Disability Services, school contact. It is my guess the disability and health services have completely ignored fragile and vulnerable children, while themselves staying safe working at home during COVID. And the premier wants to give them pay rises!
    Brisbane is not safe for vulnerable children under Premier Palaszczuk.

  4. Bruce in WA

    I read your post and looked at the photo and started to weep. Poor little bugger. Why?

  5. Bronson

    Public servant = no consequence (no matter how morally or financially corrupt their decisions may be)

    This is partly because to admit to anything would be to expose the incompetent minister and we wouldn’t want that or the gravey train may be derailed!

  6. Graham John barr

    There is something seriously wrong with the Children’s Services. The Media only outs one tenth of the neglect committed by the Children’s Services.

    I see a mother who yell at, or gives her child a small slap for misbehaving badly at the Checkout of a Supermarket, immediately has a visit from the Children’s Services & her child taken from her.

    Yet, we see drunken, drug addled abusive parents neglecting their children time after time & nothing is done. Until a child get’s killed.

    Why is that. I, & many others fail to understand the thinking of the Children’s Services.

    I am told it’s because these feral people know how to manipulate the Children Services system
    & the Children’s Services people don’t want any trouble with the Law & be accused of being Politically Incorrect.

    Am I correct in saying this?

  7. I see a mother who yell at, or gives her child a small slap for misbehaving badly at the Checkout of a Supermarket, immediately has a visit from the Children’s Services & her child taken from her.

    Yet, we see drunken, drug addled abusive parents neglecting their children time after time & nothing is done. Until a child get’s killed.

    Why is that. I, & many others fail to understand the thinking of the Children’s Services.

    I suspect it’s the same reason why the aggressive wog keeps getting the disability pension for years while the honest bloke gets kicked off unemployment at the smallest infraction.
    The public servants are scared of the aggressive clients and prefer to just sweep shit under the carpet.

  8. Graham John barr
    #3473175, posted on June 3, 2020 at 11:16 am

    I see a mother who yell at, or gives her child a small slap for misbehaving badly at the Checkout of a Supermarket, immediately has a visit from the Children’s Services & her child taken from her.

    Yet, we see drunken, drug addled abusive parents neglecting their children time after time & nothing is done. Until a child get’s killed.

    Why is that. I, & many others fail to understand the thinking of the Children’s Services.

    I suspect it’s the same reason why the aggressive w o g keeps getting the disability pension for years while the honest bloke gets kicked off unemployment at the smallest infraction.
    The public servants are scared of the aggressive clients and prefer to just sweep shit under the carpet.

  9. Wayne From Perth

    The Minister for this sorry department needs to take responsibility and resign. Perhaps when Ministers careers are at stake they will hold public servants to account. Having said that the concept of ministerial responsibility seems to be a forgotten convention.

    The attitude of the department in responding to warrants alone is reprehensible.

    Reading the injuries inflicted on this poor child is gut wrenching and was ongoing. If it was the case that the department knew then surely criminal charges of negligence can be made against the public servants involved.

  10. Eyrie

    In Australia, no public servant at any level is EVER held responsible for anything.
    Where were the sackings in Defence after the Sea Sprite boondoggle? etc, etc etc.
    Why does Brad Hazzard still hold his job?

  11. Grunter

    Absolutely disgusting

  12. Bruce

    Public Serpents:

    From the “government” and here to “help”.

  13. Iampeter

    Wow. Talk about cognitive dissonance.
    So, aside from the show stopping problem of Catholic child abuse = Catholics are victims, but non-Catholic child abuse = disgraceful indictment, demonstrating the full power of the blindness of leftist identity politics, we have this:

    This is why the remit of Julia Gillard’s Royal Commission Into Getting George Pell was deliberately limited. There were – and are – far too many public servants who might have found themselves in the dock or worse.

    If the scope was limited then it was done so to protect the Church and it’s collaborators.
    You don’t have thousands of abuse victims and perpetrators, most of whom successfully escaped justice, and the cover-up involving only the church. Police must’ve known as well as other agencies, including those that would employ the very same child safety officers you’re trying to criticize here.

    So your last sentence is quite right but for the exact opposite reasons to what you think.

  14. John A

    Baa Humbug #3473202, posted on June 3, 2020, at 11:35 am

    I see a mother who yells at, or gives her child a small slap for misbehaving badly at the Checkout of a Supermarket, immediately has a visit from the Children’s Services & her child taken from her.

    Yet, we see drunken, drug-addled abusive parents neglecting their children time after time & nothing is done. Until a child gets killed.

    Why is that? I, & many others fail to understand the thinking of the Children’s Services.

    I suspect it’s the same reason why the aggressive wog keeps getting the disability pension for years while the honest bloke gets kicked off unemployment at the smallest infraction.
    The public servants are scared of the aggressive clients and prefer to just sweep shit under the carpet.

    Those so-called public servants who are not serving the public, are risk-averse, insulated from the realities of life.

    It is just too hard tackling a case like this, and much easier to hound that mum in the supermarket. They get more “job satisfaction” from a compliant suburban Mum than from a careless, drug-addled wastrel who can only think of their next fix.

  15. Cynic of Ayr

    Labor governments in all States are absolutely terrified of their Public Service.
    This is because Labor governments are inevitably corrupt – no exceptions – and the corruption cannot be hidden from the Public Service.

  16. Bronson

    Wow Yam what a twisted defective mind you have. Nobody else but you could pulled that reasoning out of their ar$e. What a maroon

  17. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    child “safety” officers took no action

    We see this time and time again. Zero action is taken that would result in the child(ren) being removed from a toxic dysfunctional and often fatal “home environment” and when it is, the lazy stupid social workers and other staggeringly incompetent bureaucratic imbeciles will go all out to restore the child(ren) to such an environment.

    They disgust me nearly as much as the abusers.

  18. mem

    Those so-called public servants who are not serving the public, are risk-averse, insulated from the realities of life.

    The child’s health and welfare should always be paramount. Unfortunately this dictum has been been diluted by other priorities such as ethnicity, parent’s rights and lobby groups that think the child is always better off with the parents even though there is clear evidence of gross maltreatment. It becomes easier not to create a fuss and by not instigating a protection order and by not removing the child for their safety. Makes you wonder why we have a child welfare system at all.

  19. Perfidious Albino

    Sure, but they mean well, so…

  20. dover_beach

    But child “safety” officers took no action. They even hindered worried police. The Child Safety Department refused to cooperate with police when served with warrants and only provided a “redacted” file on the Lee “family” – which left out critical information.

    Amazing that none of this made its way to the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses, and it is far worse than anything I’ve seen church leaders accused or found guilty of in this regard.

  21. Ellie

    It’s not the actual frontline shit kickers who go out and confront what they do, it’s upper management and above where it’s all about politics and not children’s lives. They don’t support recommendations made by the shit kickers who can’t sleep at night because of the worry and dread for the children and lack of support from above. Hence why the burn out rate of the shit kickers is incredibly high.

  22. Vagabond

    It’s the Daniel Valerio case all over again. “Stepfathers” abusing non biologically related kids of their latest squeeze is the oldest story in the world that should raise red flags for any health professional. I’m sure that “family” would have been known to what passes for child protection services in Qld. I hope the Coroner recommends prosecutions.

    I’m sure there are wonderful caring stepfathers out there but we only hear of the dreadful ones.

  23. Ellie

    It’s not the actual frontline shit kickers, who go out and confront what they do,

    Missed a comma.

  24. Old Surfie

    Baa Humbug and John A – you two are absolutely spot on with your comments. I worked in Local Government for nearly 40 years. Councils, in my experience, would go after the ordinary little bloke for some minor indiscretion but would be very hesitant to take on an aggressive nutter for fear of retribution. They just didn’t want to deal with them – I’ve seen it first hand. Once witnessed an aggressive, nutcase wog storm into a mayor’s office and threaten to kill him.
    I feel this has probably happened in this case. Child Safety Officers have no doubt visited the address and have been abused and threatened by the drug addled “parents” – and then have chosen to stay away.

  25. Docket62

    They disgust me nearly as much as the abusers.

    No, more. The offenders are psychologically disturbed, the bureaucracy is not. They are complicit in the deceipt and should face a firing squad not a court.

  26. Tator

    Had the same issue under Weatherdills ALP government, even when he was minister for Education and Family Services, had his minders cover up a sexual predator in an after school service from the families of the children who used that service.
    His Families SA hired a paedophile even though there were huge red flags about him.
    Had one of their workers “approve” of illicit drug use by an addict as long as someone else cared for the child. But the druggie ended up killing the kid anyway.
    There are far too many higher ups who have the ideology that illicit drugs is a lifestyle choice that people can have and that the parents right to be stoned outweighs the right of the child to have a safe place to live.
    Just far too many morons in the Hairy Armpits and Kaftan brigade these days.

  27. Atoms for Peace

    Distributed responsibility means that no public servant ever has to really worry about being called to account.
    In public service space, no one can hear you scream..

  28. a reader

    As well as the Hairy Armpits and Kaftan brigade you’ve got the university degree holding, 20 somethings who have never looked after a child, let alone had one. You can tell them. They all live in Paddington. All wear problem glasses. Basically hipsters who dress a little formal for work

  29. Rockdoctor

    How many times does this have to happen. Wasn’t the Heiner Affair from similar DOCS stonewalling then ALP shredding of evidence?

    Seriously where is Frecklington? This would have to be the best argument against unionised public workers I have seen, one side of politics has too much of a conflict of interest to ever be objective in the area.

  30. BorisG

    I share the outrage but they also face a very difficult balancing act.

  31. PB

    “The public servants are scared of the aggressive clients and prefer to just sweep shit under the carpet.”

    This is the reality. State institutions like Hospitals will seek to appease rather than confront while blathering on (in uppity female voices) about “accountability” and “justice”. The truth is they are too scared to push back against the aggressive clients and their aggressive Daughters-in-Law elect, no matter how stupid and self-serving their “complaint” is.

    We live in an era now of rubbish people profiting from confected outrage to cover up their lack of personal accountability and competence. (AKA the Ghetto Lottery).

  32. rickw

    Just remember government and it’s bureaucrats are here to help, they can fix anything.

    Seriously disgusting, government and bureaucrats never do what you hope they would, they spend their effort on doing everything you hoped they wouldn’t.

  33. Excuse me but aren’t doctors and hospital emergency depts. supposed to report suspected child abuse when treating a child? Report to the Police, that is.

  34. notafan

    Why is there a balancing act Borisg?

    Because maintaining the ‘family’ is paramount even when it contains a step father who actively abuses his not children?

    There must be a mountain of literature on abuse of children by stepfathers and I know the percentage of abuse skyrockets in these circumstances but parental ‘rights’ now seem to be the priority over the welfare of the child, even when there is clear evidence of the sexual abuse of a very young child.

    Oh and

    Where are the Louise Milligans and David Marrs?

  35. Ellie

    Excuse me but aren’t doctors and hospital emergency depts. supposed to report suspected child abuse when treating a child? Report to the Police, that is.

    They are mandatory notifiers to child welfare – FACS or whatever it is called in QLD. Am sure they would have notified child welfare. That’s where things went terribly wrong it would appear.

  36. calli

    I share the outrage but they also face a very difficult balancing act.

    No they don’t. The child must be removed from danger. The end.

    Anything else is aiding and abetting abuse.

    After the child’s safety is attended to, then the adults’ tears can be dried and their hands held.

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