(AVfM News, Australia) Australian men are advised of the pending legal action: Michael McGarvie – Legal Services Commissioner v Harold James Johnson in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) scheduled to commence on Monday 21 May 2012 at 10.00 AM, 55 King Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
James Johnson is a prominent human rights lawyer, and stanch opponent of what he terms the “Lawyerocracy” which includes the corrupt Family Law, Federal Magistrates Court’s of Australia and the Child Support Agency. Johnson has written and advocated widely about the constitutional and civil liberties breaches that routinely transpire in these settings and the horrific consequences for families, men and children.
As Mr. Johnson points out from the Australian Government’s own figures, 4000 “Child Support Agency Clients” (Political “NewSpeak” for non-custodial dads) die every year. That’s an average of 12 new deaths (many of them suicides not properly recorded as such) and 36 newly orphaned Aussie kids, happening every day in Australia.
He also highlights the $4 billion transferred annually by “The System” out of taxpayers’ pockets into the pockets of the judges, other lawyers and public servants who staff these courts, and the $40 billion “drawn and quartered” out of Australian families each year.
This $40 billion redistributed among layers ($10 billion), the cash economy via the banking and repossession systems ($20 billion) with only $10 billion remaining to be fought over like “cats and dogs” by the 200,000 families processed by the system.
Interested readers are encouraged to follow the links below for more information. More importantly, anyone who might have the opportunity to attend the hearings (especially the opening May 21) are encouraged to show their support for James as he takes on the system, and help put this travesty of justice firmly on Australia’s political agenda in the lead up to the next election.
- A call to Action – Domestic violence and the demonisation of men - December 9, 2015
- Q&A tackles “Family Violence” - February 22, 2015
- Townsville City Council celebrates IMD - November 22, 2014
- Down Under news roundup - September 14, 2013
- Shaming male High School students, Aussie style - August 20, 2013