Rallies protest removals
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Speaking up for families: Alliance for Family Preservation members Mary Moore and Greg Morris believe there’s no transparency or accountability in the current failed system. Picture: Gary WarrickA protest was held in St Marys on Friday to raise awareness about the forced removal of children from their families.
According to Alliance of Family Preservation and Restoration convenor Mary Moore, Australia removes more children per head of population than any other western country because departments are not mandated by law to preserve families.
Ms Moore said the current system is unjust . . . where parents don’t have a chance of keeping their children.
“Forced removals are still happening as a first resort with no investigation taking place, no warnings to parents, no help or support and often they are not even allowed to say goodbye to their children,” she said.
She wants NSW to follow Queensland’s lead in mandatory reporting, where families in need of help are referred to family support services while the department reviews more serious cases.
Ms Moore believes the fate of murdered Mount Druitt youngster Kiesha Weippeart would have been different under Queensland laws.
Rallies were also held in Lismore and Newcastle and outside NSW Parliament last week and will head to Canberra this week.
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