Tag Archives: neglect

Downer in Decay

I took a ride up to Downer Shops on the weekend … and took some photos … the shop side is truly derelict.

One of my first group houses in the early 90′s was a weatherboard affair in Durack Street (which incidentally was the coldest house I’ve ever lived in) and Downer Shops was my local. [...]

“Ainslie Mother” back in the clink – again

By 22 August, 2008

It’s the saga we couldn’t write for ourselves.
Ainslie Mother is back in prison after the promised employer was charged with perjury.
The ABC reports:
Last week the accused was granted bail after Tessa Woodcock provided surety for her.
Ms Woodcock offered the mother house cleaning work and also provided details of her previous living arrangements and criminal [...]

ACT wants to keep child protection power

By 3 July, 2008

The SMH is reporting that the The ACT government wants to retain responsibility for managing child protection services, despite a recent case of young children found living in squalor in a Canberra suburb.
The matter is likely to be discussed at Thursday’s Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting of federal, state and territory leaders in Sydney.
“Child [...]

Dunne calls for review into neglect case

By 1 July, 2008

ABC online is reporting that the ACT Opposition is seeking an independent review should be held into a child neglect case in Canberra.
A 35-year-old woman was last week charged with neglect after police found her four children living in squalor in a house in Ainslie.
Care and protection workers visited the family a few days earlier [...]

Children neglected

By 26 June, 2008

Reports of a woman neglecting her 4 children in an Ainslie residence have her facing Court thismorning. Details are provided by ACT Police media here, the Canberra Times here and News.com here.
ACT Police attended the residence re reports she had breached a protection order and found the children living in squalor.
Reports state ACT care [...]

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