Saturday, September 11, 2010


Friends, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced her new cabinet today.

We urge you to contact Hon.Penny Wong, the new Finance Minister (after the retirement of Hon. Lindsay Tanner).

The email doesn't have to be long. Here's where to do it:

Let's be courteous (congratulate her), and let her know there are many supporters of Dawn Rowan out in the electorate who will be expecting her to continue the good work Jenny Macklin and Lindsay Tanner have begun to provide some justice for Dawn Rowan.

Hopefully the last step in this long 20+ years of torture and vilification against Dawn - whose innocence has been affirmed during every stage of the court proceedings - will conclude shortly.

Let us encourage Finance Minister Penny Wong to make a generous 'Act of Grace' payment to Dawn Rowan as an acknowledgement of and compensation for the pain she has suffered through this tortuous process.

You might like to send a similar email to the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard -

And to these powerful people -

Note: we have no idea how much if anything the above four persons know about the Dawn Rowan Saga: so feel free to summarize the story in your own words and direct them to this blog ( )

Please use your own words and email me with any responses you receive -

Thanks everyone!

(Rev. Dr.) Rowland Croucher (Convenor of Supporters of Dawn Rowan)

Monday, June 14, 2010

UPDATE: 14 JUNE 2010

An email I received from Dawn a couple of weeks ago: "The Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) froze my assets with one hours' notice in a court hearing in Adelaide in 2005. My solicitors notified me it had happened 4 hours later.

"This 'Mareva Injunction' was the legal tool used to take COMPLETE control over every aspect of my finances, house & possessions in an instant ambush, & maintain absolute control for as long as it suited them. This was effortlessly achieved in our Australian 'Democracy' against an INNOCENT person, by gross abuse of power from the unlimited power & tax-payers' money available to the Commonwealth Government.

"For 5 years I have not been allowed access to any more than $500 per week, regardless of major funds needed for defending the Bankruptcy proceedings the AGS then conducted against me over the next 3 years. I was also unable to pay any large expenses such as local council rates, house maintenance, superannuation contributions etc, with predictable results.

"However, when the bankruptcy was annulled in October 2009 through the decency and kindness of Federal Ministers Lindsay Tanner & Jenny Macklin, the AGS ignored their responsibility to REMOVE the injunction, & it took 6 MONTHS to finally get this cruelty cancelled (25th May, 2010)!!!

"1 hour to impose......6 months to remove!!!!!! Double standard?..... Deliberate abuse of power?..... Persecution by the AGS because I had the temerity to stand against their injustice?..."


Dawn has just submitted to the Australian Finance Minister, Lindsay Tanner, a submission for an 'Act of Grace Payment' - compensating her (a little) for the seven-figure sum of $A dollars she has spent fighting for justice in the courts, forfeited in lost earnings and superannuation, not to mention the personal/psychological trauma she has suffered for the past quarter of a century.

I'm writing a brief email to Federal Minister Lindsay Tanner, *and would encourage each of you to do the same*. Put it into your own words, but mine will go like this:



Dear Mr Tanner: first, thank you for the outstanding act of compassion you have shown to Dawn Rowan in annulling the bankruptcy order against her, and waiving her 'debt' to the Commonwealth.

We, her large group of supporters, have deliberately withheld exerting any pressure on you during recent months, while the Mareva injunction saga was resolved (it happened just a couple of weeks ago).

However, we understand that she is now submitting an application for an 'Act of Grace payment'.

I would urge you to extend your compassion and generosity just this one last time, to compensate her for the horrific financial and personal toll this has taken on her life over the past near-quarter century.

Yours respectfully

(Rev. Dr.) Rowland Croucher.


On behalf of Dawn and her many supporters, could I encourage you to send a similar *brief* email to Mr. Tanner ( Bounce any replies to me. Thanks!


PS. If my fellow-clergypersons/ preachers want to use this material for preaching, try anchoring it in these texts: Luke 18:1-2, 2 Chronicles 19:4-6, Amos 2:6-7, 5:10-13.