ABUSE and TORTURE insufficiently dealt with in Australia

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Systemic violence is sustained injustice and only creates a repetitive cycle of violence, It is only breeding hate and is not isolated injustice to the mentally impaired who are in custody, the children and others. It is an exclusive sign of cultural impairment of a society where racism is still in the back yard of government institutions and where only a free press is able to show the prejudice, which would be otherwise swept under the carpet. It happens in Australia as well

Australia is said to be a good and free country – but where it comes to fighting for fairness and justice, – for correction of the wrongs and improving what is right in society, or – in the potential of young people, – there are many things which could be done better.

Political systems are getting only less indifferent when the free press is getting hold of gross injustice. – Injustice forgotten – part of our political and legal systems –  seems to come to daylight – only when the press – or eg “Four Corners” – is getting hold of it. – The last is a good sign of our free press – but not so good sign – of our systems, – which – under the banner of being better than other countries – need to protect the vulnerable – the elderly – and the children in our country.

Oppression  – anywhere – is a sickness in society everywhere it happens – wherever justice is not served. – We speak e.g. about 190 vulnerable children – sleeping each night – in emergency rooms in South Australia, – whilst 26000 calls about abuse – are getting unanswered. – The waiting time to make a report – often –  takes an hour, – which I noticed myself.

The nature of abuse – at times – has extreme dimensions – and it is a disease of society – where parents have increasing difficulties to bring up children. – It is a sickness of our country  –  where drug cartels – walk free – whilst the “intelligence” is sufficiently there to infiltrate them – and to end them, – preventing as such the increasing influx of ICE – whilst other countries – seem to have less problems to contain those issues. – It is a sickness of society when Carers in nursing homes – abuse – frail and elderly – demented people – when one culprit – recently – has been walking away – with only nineteen days in jail, – whilst there was video footage for his crime.

It’s an infirmity of society – as well – when juvenile culprit guards – are set to escape prosecution – whilst the video evidence is there that they abused a young difficult child – This child  himself with a background history of child abuse, – ADHD – and – for sure – a criminal record. How can it be different with some youngsters. Not to speak good what is wrong but to support those who are still young. People who are not protected – and vulnerable –  need to be protected.

People – who commit crimes – need to face justice, regardless, – but in detention – they need to be protected. Where human rights – might be abused in society, – it does not serve any purpose – to abuse them in detention as well.- – Whilst there might be crimes against humanity – which deserve a death sentence , – even then – this can be done in a humane way.

This is the obligation we have as a free society. This is how a nation is judged. It’s how they look after the elderly, the children, the frail and the women, – all in the variety of circumstances where they face trouble.

This the obligation we have to protect innocent and harmless people, – as children are – in e.g detention.

Whatever  children have done – there is no justification to deliberately harm them – when they are detained – and where community service would be the better solution for isolation.

The victims of this kind of violence – are everywhere and anywhere.

This type of violence is as wide – as the spectrum of the colours and religions are in Australia!

This violence – well-bred – under the silent surface of our systems of justice and government – where it can’t be always controlled – is much of a disgrace to our culture – where grace could be found in proper law enforcement this country needs – to prevent the ramifications in the future – if this type of oppression does not get resolved. Mercy is an important part of the law.

The solution of the problem – is not – a Royal Commission – to look at failings of child protection – and youth detention systems – administered – by e.g. the Northern Territory in Australia – where it comes to this particular aspect of abuse, – as the NT itself knows widespread political corruption.The nominated head of the Royal Commission is an ex-NT chief of justice – who sentenced previously a 55 year old man in 2005 to a one month’s jail sentence for the sexual assault and bashing of a 14 year old girl. – He realised in 2012 that he had the balance wrong, – and whilst everyone can get the balance wrong – and may realise this. But 7 years after the incident is a bit long.

Royal commission’s give further delays and not immediate justice. They are not the answer. The Northern Territory seems to have a reputation of corruption – and this incident of gross abuse in juvenile detention should be a matter of the Australian Federal Police – as it could well be a tip of the iceberg, – to also investigate the level of corruption.

The question is who will be next to suffer under the hands of people – who abuse their powers – in a senseless act of human right abuse – on Australian grounds, – as part of their connection with systems being governed by State Governments who seem to lack control on their own systems – like it happens anywhere and everywhere.

And it goes on and on and on – and lip service to justice will fail justice – and failing justice will fail a government, – like we see in many countries. This type of hidden violence will neither create nor make, – but will break – the potential of a nation – which claims to be a better country than many other countries in the world. – It is refusing at times – to bring to daylight – what sustains silent at night – and – if so required – by an assassins bullet.

Civil order – is not served by justice disorder – but by candidly facing the truth – as candid as “Four Corners” did present the facts, presenting the voice of people – where it should be the people to hear the voice of basic protection.

We can degrade ourselves in our response to injustice, – which ignores our common humanity, when we accept e.g. excuses from a Government who talks about non-violence abroad – but fails to practice it at home – here – in our country – as part of poorly controlled government related structures – to protect both people in detention – and those with good intention.

The Chief Minister of Northern Territory in Australia – who knew that there were built-in tear gas systems – in buildings of juvenile detention – as part of lock up – and torture treatment –  should be jailed himself – if he did not try to correct this. – We are just falling far behind, if the public voice does not speak up – against this, against built-in tear gas systems – in juvenile detention, – children strapped in mechanical chairs – and tortured.


The Prime Minister – Malcolm Turnbull – failed the real Australian tradition with his tardy response to the Northern Territory juvenile justice crisis – and –  he does not accelerate the speed – to make this country a better country where it comes to the most fundamental values – and make this country – a “shining stone” to the world in the domain of human rights.

In Hebrew words – he did neither make “a window for the ark” – nor did he create a “light” – for those  – who should see – and act better.

It all falls down to proper leadership and Governance, where justice should be the cornerstone of this Government – for this nation…and actually for most nations if this would be possible.

Those who always conform – have neither real courage – nor real integrity – and don’t match the required qualities for change for the better. And the worst case they make it more bitter. Let’s be happy with a critical free press, which brings to daylight what remains otherwise under the carpet.

Thank you!


Paul Alexander Wolf
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