We are now half way through the Election campaign and none of our Reporters (Journalists is probably too strong a word) has asked either of the two main players to commit to allowing the Royal Commission into Institutionalised Child Abuse to run without interference.
It’s a question worth asking when you look at the history of inquiries where Churches are involved and politicians profess religious tendencies.
Both Kevin and Tony are inclined to bend the knee and Tony in particular has a close friend under a good deal of pressure. Not only that, but he was famously caught out lying about communicating with George Pell before the last Election so he can be devious when he feels the need.
Where do YOU come into the frame?
It’s a simple thing really. It doesn’t take much time, it doesn’t have to be a long email, and it can help get some focus where it counts.
It does take a little courage to tell a pollie you care about the risk to our kids and ask them to take responsibility for cleaning out the Abusers, but they need to know you care enough to raise your voice. If you say nothing they will assume you don’t care.
Drop an email to both gentlemen, keep it sensible and polite, and simply ask them to publically commit to not interfering with the running of the Royal Commission. That doesn’t guarantee honesty of course, but it does expose them to having to answer the Voters if they renege.
Here are the two email addresses to make it easy for you and remember that whoever reads your letter is just doing their job on behalf of the pollies so be polite. Getting binned for rudeness defeats the whole purpose.
Later this week there will be a petition raised to really go after the big numbers but personal emails carry more weight so hit these two email addresses and hit the petition when it appears on FB.
Remember, it’s a huge thing to actually get big concerns like the major religions into the courts to face the music. We may as well get the pain done with and the problem solved. It will be a lifetime before we see them in the dock again and our future little Aussies deserve better.