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A special kind of mother heads to the sin bin

Cameron 18 March 2008 47

ABC News is reporting that a 33-year-old mother of two has been sent to prison for two years for neglecting her children.

For those that won’t read the article – here’s the summary: Woman gets addicted to heroin and speed. Heroin and speed quickly become priorities over her children. She robs some 86yo woman in Phillip of $800 and buys drugs. Police find her in November last year in a car at Lanyon with her kids looking like rubbish wearing ancient and very used nappies.

Brilliant parenting that.

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47 Responses to A special kind of mother heads to the sin bin
Thumper Thumper 7:27 pm 21 Mar 08

I also read on another post somewhere someone came up with a good idea of offering drug addicts money to have their tubes tied so they cannot bring unwanted children into the world

The civil liberties mob will love that….. (not)

mjp2 mjp2 2:15 pm 21 Mar 08

Anyone have an update on Amber Westin?

Timberwolf65 Timberwolf65 12:17 pm 21 Mar 08

I think that the government needs to re access the baby bonus, instead of handing it out in cash, perhaps they could hand it out in voucher form, for different stores, for baby clothes and prams too woollworths for food, petrol stations for petrol and so on.
It would make people stop and think about having a baby that is a lifelong commitment.

I also read on another post somewhere someone came up with a good idea of offering drug addicts money to have their tubes tied so they cannot bring unwanted children into the world, I think it’s a bloody good idea myself….

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 10:03 am 20 Mar 08

re: The Neighbour:

She moved away to go and raise her kids on a farm in Northern NSW somewhere, because she was quite mad.
Her husband had the patience of a saint and put up with her, I suspect mostly because he didn’t want the kids to go through knowing their mother was certifiable nor did he have the courage to smack her with a shovel and bury her under the roses.

illyria illyria 9:08 am 20 Mar 08

Ask any Care and Protection worker in the ACT, if she had not assaulted the Granny, she would have had her kids removed and the ACT taxpayer would now be paying the bill for her thier out of home care while she gets to have regular contact with the kids

ant ant 9:20 pm 19 Mar 08

I wonder what happened to the 10-odd grand the taxpayer shelled out to her for squirting out those kids?

Cameron Cameron 9:08 pm 19 Mar 08

In actual fact the story specifically mentions that she was jailed for neglect, and that she ALSO pleaded guilty to the assault.

illyria illyria 9:06 pm 19 Mar 08


I have 5 children and 14 nieces and nephews. Rarely are boys out of nappies at 3. Girls are generally out between 2 and 3. Girls being much smarter than boys and all that. Only the really talented and gifted children are completely nappy free before 2. Maybe that will be your children! But you are right of course, these babies need to get with the program and become more aware of how their toilet habits can affect the environment.

As for the heroin mummy, unfortunately you don’t go to jail for neglecting your kids, she is there for assaulting the grandma.

sepi sepi 5:47 pm 19 Mar 08

How did her kids turn out??

Ingeegoodbee Ingeegoodbee 5:19 pm 19 Mar 08

Talk about my mum like that again skiddy and I’ll kick your teeth in!

Mælinar Mælinar 5:15 pm 19 Mar 08

Skidbladnir said :

thought that powerlines set up a ‘harmonic water vibration’ in the human brain which would certainly lead to cancer).

She’s nearly right. Electromagnetic Radiation can polarise the water contained in your body (think of yourself as an 80% antenna), which can cause tumors, and I’ll chuck it in for the possibility of it all, and probably will cause some form of cancer.

Harmonic water vibration would be a very low freqency sound wave, which is very French Secret Service, but unfortunately is not related to powerlines in any form at all. It would come from a speaker or other type of transmitter.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 5:04 pm 19 Mar 08

I had a neighbour who (apart from being very very afraid of the outside world, played only one song on the piano, assumed that every aboriginal person was out to steal her purse and children, would only drive between the hours of 11am and 2pm, had her fifth child at age 45 because she had her heart set on having a girl baby, and thought that powerlines set up a ‘harmonic water vibration’ in the human brain which would certainly lead to cancer) kept her sons in nappies only stopped breastfeeding when they were kindergarten age.

Not an ice addict, just offscale high when it came to being batshit crazy.

nyssa76 nyssa76 4:37 pm 19 Mar 08

GnT, you do that then. I’ve never seen a child, without a developmental delay, be in nappies past 2yo. Most of the time it’s the parents’ laziness and bugger what nappies do to the environment, but you keep on keepin’ on.

Ingee, I do agree with you though that 2 years isn’t enough. I hope those kids are in a safe place too.

Proud Local Proud Local 2:53 pm 19 Mar 08

Or that the fathers don’t even know these children exist? Just a wild guess.

Cameron Cameron 1:55 pm 19 Mar 08

I would dare say, given the apparent character of this woman, that she probably has no idea who the father is (or fathers are).

Ingeegoodbee Ingeegoodbee 1:50 pm 19 Mar 08

Tasty too!

Thumper Thumper 1:50 pm 19 Mar 08

Paradise, that is…

Guatamalan spelling 😉

Thumper Thumper 1:49 pm 19 Mar 08

Indeed, the Guatemalan slug of paradice is a sight to behold.

Ingeegoodbee Ingeegoodbee 1:47 pm 19 Mar 08

I guess it comes down to the care and custody thing then – this woman had these children in her direct care, at that time they were her responsibility and instead she chose shooting up over responsibility for her kids. If you ask me two years probably isn’t long enough.

Mælinar Mælinar 1:46 pm 19 Mar 08

@needlenose – take it up with the judicial system that prevents a father having access to their child because the mother is deemed to be more capable of raising the child.

I say this fully expecting the wrath of the one legged lesbian surf nazi’s, however;

Often, it is not up to the father what happens to the children. That capacity has been taken away from them by the full extent of the law. A stranger has more rights over the child than the father.

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