Saturday, February 21, 2015

Community Safety Attempted Murder Male Baby Seriously Injured Family Violence Sydney Mother Charged Attempted Maternal Infanticide Irish Times Nov 24th 2014 Violence by Women Female Aggression "Rule of Law IS One Size Fits All" 

With all due respect to the Australian Human Rights Commission I cannot understand how they can/ why they would inadvertently discriminate against and inadvertently neglect child victims of women, female victims of women as well as male victims of women

Pete Dowe

I have to commend Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews​ on addressing gender imbalance but I must also express my concerns re gender equality. 

I'm not so sure that rightly addressing gender imbalance on Victorian Government Boards and Courts automatically means gender equality. 

I hope people realise that all those who hold public office must be held to account to serve on behalf of the whole community with appropriate attitudes to both genders and reasonable, even-handed, gender-equal application of the law.

Pete Dowe  

"Rule of Law IS one size Fits All"

Pete Dowe 

"Rule of law, equal application of the law, due process, respect of one person for another are necessary for a peaceful productive society" 

Malcolm Fraser

"Solidarity with female criminality?"

"We need a system that protects the vulnerable, punishes the guilty and saves lives.
That's why I was joined this morning by Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson, at Government House to formally present the letters patent to formally establish Australia's first Royal Commission into Family Violence to the Governor of Victoria. 

The biggest law and order issue in our state is unfolding in our homes. The Royal Commission will give us the answers we need and nothing will be off limits."

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews 

Feb. 22nd 2015


I do hope the Royal Commission into Family Violence acknowledges Male victims also, and all victims of Female family violence/ domestic violence if we are truly to "protect the vulnerable, punish the guilty and save lives."

Pete Dowe

A 1999 U.S. Department of Justice study concluded that between 1976 and 1997 in the United States, 

mothers were responsible for a higher share of children killed during infancy, 

Parents were responsible for 61% of child murders under the age of five.[2] 


We cannot continue to ignore female domestic violence/ female violence. 

To do so is to ignore reality and make our community less safe.

It is weak-minded and wrong to censor reality simply to appease a politically correct mind-set.

Pete Dowe

Australian mother charged with attempted murder of newborn

Week-old boy allegedly abandoned in drain, rescued by passers-by after five days

A newborn baby boy is found by cyclists after they heard crying coming from a drain near a motorway. Video: Reuters
Mon, Nov 24, 2014, 09:07

A 30-year-old woman has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn son who was allegedly abandoned in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries.
The week-old baby was in a serious but stable condition in Sydney’s Westmead Children’s Hospital, a day after a group of cyclists found him in a 8ft deep drain beside the M7 Motorway in the Sydney suburb of Quakers Hill, police said.
His mother Saifale Nai, of Quakers Hill, did not appear in the Blacktown Local Court to answer the attempted murder charge. She faces a potential maximum sentence of 25 years in prison if convicted.

Her lawyer did not apply for bail or enter a plea to the charge. The magistrate formally refused her bail.
Nai will remain in custody until she appears in the Penrith Local Court on Friday.
“Police will allege the baby, believed to have been born on Monday (November 17), was placed into the drain on Tuesday,” a police statement said.
Andrew Pesce, a gynaecologist, obstetrician and former president of the Australian Medical Association, the nation’s leading doctors’ group, said such an ordeal could leave a newborn baby with long-term problems such as brain damage.
“There would still have to be some concerns about the baby,” he said.
“I would have thought that it wouldn’t have been able to survive for much longer if it didn’t start getting fed.”
He said healthy newborns had reserves to cope with relative malnutrition and often lost 10 per cent of their birth weight because their mothers could take a few days before producing sufficient milk.
The baby was found wrapped in a hospital blanket and police used hospital records to find his mother yesterday. She was questioned for hours and was briefly taken to a hospital before she was charged.
Inspector David Lagats of Quakers Hill police said doctors estimated the baby boy to be only two or three days old. He had no signs of physical injury but was malnourished and dehydrated.
Cyclists using a bicycle lane beside the motorway heard the baby’s cries.
“We actually thought it was a kitten at first, but when we went down there we could hear exactly what it was — you could definitely tell it was a baby screaming,” cyclist David Otte told The Daily Telegraph.
It took six men, including three police officers, to lift a 440lb concrete lid covering the drain, the newspaper said.
Police suspect the baby was squeezed through the drain’s narrow opening and dropped to the bottom.
There had been no rain in Sydney for more than a week, so the drains were dry.
Department of Families and Community Services district director Lisa Charet said the baby is likely to be taken into state care when he is discharged from hospital.
Helen Polley, an opposition Labor Party senator, said the near-tragedy could have been avoided if emergency hatches were rolled out at Australian hospitals, police and fire stations where babies could be abandoned safely.
She also called for the repeal of laws that make child abandonment a criminal offence, which she said encouraged the problem to be hidden.

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