A Blog to outline the saga of an Australian woman who took on the governments of her state (South Australia) and the Commonwealth - and won! But in the process she's in danger of losing everything she owns. DID YOU REALIZE THAT SOMEONE IN AUSTRALIA CAN WIN A COURT CASE AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT, I.E. BE DECLARED INNOCENT, BUT STILL HAVE TO PAY THE GOVERNMENT'S COSTS?
Dear Senator Minchin,
Please do what you can to ameliorate the dire situation in which Dawn Rowan finds herself in.
I am sure that you are aware that Dawn has saved many lives, come to the aid of women and children fleeing domestic violence and been the compassionate adviser of women whose lives have been blighted by violence and threats. She was warning people about the prevalence of child sex abuse long before that subject became speakable. Like many women in the van, she has been punished for her outspokenness. This is a terrible thing for young women of our age to understand, but it seems to be the truth still.
She is one of my heroes. In the 80s her work was an international influence for good and her work seminal in the progress towards understanding families under stress.
She has continued her work despite the misery her life became after the appeal against her successful defamation case.
This woman does not deserve to be pursued into bankruptcy.
Please give this sad case your attention.