In a decision of unprecedented sadism and cruelty, Australian Judge Stewart Austin has ordered that a divorced man not only loses his family farm, but his parents graves be dug up, too.
According to court reporter Louise Hall:
“The man, given the pseudonym Mr Moss by the court, had to demolish the memorial garden he had established, which included removing headstones over buried urns containing his mother’s and father’s ashes.”
That pseudonym, assigned by the court, apparently out of compassion for him, after appropriating his parent’s family farm, giving it to his ex wife, and ordering him to dig up and move the graves of his own parents — all within 14 days.
After the death of of his father in 2002, Mr Moss spent a decade building a memorial garden around the grave site on the family farm of his parents. In 2008, his mother was buried in that garden alongside the grave of his father. Newcastle family court judge Stewart Austin noted that the former wife of Mr Moss hadn’t been gainfully employed since 1994, but because she was “enmeshed” in the local community, and lacked the resources to acquire a farm of her own, the Moss family farm would be given to her, and the graves of her ex husband’s parents would be dug up and moved to accommodate her ambition of a hospitality business. Clearly, in Australian family law, divorced men are simply resources from which the courts redistribute property.
Rationalization provided by Judge Stewart Austin for this shockingly cruel and bizarre judgement — the appropriation of an ancestral family home and the desecration of a parental grave site — was that because the graves could be excavated – they should be.
For the former Mrs. Moss, unemployed for 18 years, the Newcastle family court judge determined that rather than a monetary settlement, she would be best served by approproation of Mr. Moss’s family farm and the demolition of his parents grave site. The Newcastle family court website lists “respect for the needs of separating families” in their mandate, but it appears that sadistic cruelty of erasure of family connection to fathers and paternal grandparents for children of divorcing couples is a motivating for factor in Judge Stewart Austin’s decision.
However, his decision may be simply a side effect of a long term program developed by the careered bureaucrats of the Australian civil service, identified in a document called “The Plan”.
Interestingly, after reporting and analysis of this document by AVfM in January of 2012, the PDF version of this document was either moved or removed from it’s previous public accessible location at:
The document, retrieved from Google’s cache is now hosted on AVfM http://www.avoiceformen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/09/The_Plan.pdf
This document informs an ideologically driven view of Australian families in which men as fathers and husbands are simply erased from consideration as a real part of what comprises a family. In the language of this document, the term “women and their children” is used throughout – in a narrative which men do not exist except as malefactors. The Plan also discusses domestic violence at length, but does so from the “gender” ideological view of the totally discredited Duluth Model, which only recognizes male violence and female victimhood. Only women are abused, only men are abusers. This of course guarantees that efforts to resolve domestic violence using this model will fail, and the victim service agencies will continue to expand their budgets.
The Australian public sector is populated by ideologues with an agenda. This agenda has been published for private citizens to find. The document, produced by a public funded organization called The National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children is simply named “The Plan”
The document, discussed previously on AVfM includes 204 pages of recommendations for ways to violate and discard the human rights of men in Australia, and it appears obvious that family court Judge Stewart Austin’s addition to this inhuman aim is his contribution of cruelty, malice and sadism.
Judge Stewart Austin works from the Newcastle Family courts, located in New South Wales.
The Newcastle Family court contact information is:
61 Bolton Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
GPO Box 9991 Newcastle 2300
DX Box: DX 7884 Newcastle
Phone: 1300 352 000 Fax: (02) 4926 5204