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I went along to Parliament House last week to watch the apology by the Prime Minister and to make some portraits for some of the survivors of institutionalised sex abuse. It was a somber and sobering event, but when I approached people asking if I could give them a portrait, they were all so welcoming.

This is Chris and Leslie.
“Leslie and I are alike in that we are both actors/artists and our mutual friend Tom E Lewis sadly passed away earlier this year. I knew Tommy from St kilda and acting friends.
Tim played Jimmy Blacksmith in the movie The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith.
Leslie played his brother in that film.
That was 1978
I had just started drama at VCA. I am very interested in art/music/drama...as performance but also as therapeutic methods to help survivors or anyone.
Thank u for your kindness and sympatico.....” #nationalapology #canberra #sorry 
The rest of the portraits are on my blog , link in bio
I went along to Parliament House last week to watch the apology by the Prime Minister and to make some portraits for some of the survivors of institutionalised sex abuse. It was a somber and sobering event, but when I approached people asking if I could give them a portrait, they were all so welcoming. This is Chris and Leslie. “Leslie and I are alike in that we are both actors/artists and our mutual friend Tom E Lewis sadly passed away earlier this year. I knew Tommy from St kilda and acting friends. Tim played Jimmy Blacksmith in the movie The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith. Leslie played his brother in that film. That was 1978 I had just started drama at VCA. I am very interested in art/music/drama...as performance but also as therapeutic methods to help survivors or anyone. Thank u for your kindness and sympatico.....” #nationalapology  #canberra  #sorry  The rest of the portraits are on my blog , link in bio
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard in front of the commissioned work The Raft of the CLAN at the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. The Great Hall Parliament  House. Artist @peterdaverington Julia was the hero of the day. #nationalapology #sexualabusevictims #survivors #thegreathall #scottmorrison #juliagillard #parliamenthouse #australianprimeminister
The fourteenth instalment of #HumdayHaiku on my insta.
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A reflection on Monday’s milestone - the national apology to Australian survivors and victims of child sexual abuse. #nationalapology .
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#haiku #micropoetry #poetsofinstagram #poem #consistent #mywords #writersofinstagram
Link in bio for full story on FACAA Facebook page.

#FACAA #ProudFACAA #RobertBobGommeson #SanityPrevailed #WinForTheChildren #GuardiansOfTheInnocent #VoiceForTheVoiceless #HopeForTheHopeless #ChildrensChampions #WeWillFight #StandUp #NeverGonnaStop #EndingChildAbuse #RaisingAwareness #ChangingLives #HealingSurvivors #ChangingLaws #Legal #Law #LegalReform #JuliasJustice #PhoenixProgram #NationalApology #TraceyMay #derrynhinch #RoyalCommision

https://www.smh.com.au/national/victoria/the-identity-of-one-of-victoria-s-worst-child-sex-offenders-revealed-20181017-p50a81.html?fbclid=IwAR30-B236VWc3xD0n-o_1CNv74IVT5ZUdvd8-BzTPvJxzbhqk-FF5qPmWiY
Link in bio for full story on FACAA Facebook page. #FACAA  #ProudFACAA  #RobertBobGommeson  #SanityPrevailed  #WinForTheChildren  #GuardiansOfTheInnocent  #VoiceForTheVoiceless  #HopeForTheHopeless  #ChildrensChampions  #WeWillFight  #StandUp  #NeverGonnaStop  #EndingChildAbuse  #RaisingAwareness  #ChangingLives  #HealingSurvivors  #ChangingLaws  #Legal  #Law  #LegalReform  #JuliasJustice  #PhoenixProgram  #NationalApology  #TraceyMay  #derrynhinch  #RoyalCommision  https://www.smh.com.au/national/victoria/the-identity-of-one-of-victoria-s-worst-child-sex-offenders-revealed-20181017-p50a81.html?fbclid=IwAR30-B236VWc3xD0n-o_1CNv74IVT5ZUdvd8-BzTPvJxzbhqk-FF5qPmWiY
@JuliaGillard at the #nationalapology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra. Gillard, who delivered the royal commission during her Prime Ministership, took her place not with the dignitaries on stage but in the bleachers alongside the survivors. “I do want to take this opportunity to record my thanks to all of you for your courage, your determination, for your stoicism," she said. “It took many years to get to this moment but we are only at it not because of me, but because of you.”
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Photo by @mikepbowers for the Guardian.
@JuliaGillard at the #nationalapology  to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra. Gillard, who delivered the royal commission during her Prime Ministership, took her place not with the dignitaries on stage but in the bleachers alongside the survivors. “I do want to take this opportunity to record my thanks to all of you for your courage, your determination, for your stoicism," she said. “It took many years to get to this moment but we are only at it not because of me, but because of you.” • Photo by @mikepbowers for the Guardian.
Today, as the day after the national apology, is the important day. It is the day we step forward from the words of the apology to ACTION. Action that is ever meaningful,  holding this generation and protecting future generations. Cara House is committed to action through our daily work #calltoaction  #nationalapology #humanrights #childrensrights #protection #healing
Today, as the day after the national apology, is the important day. It is the day we step forward from the words of the apology to ACTION. Action that is ever meaningful, holding this generation and protecting future generations. Cara House is committed to action through our daily work #calltoaction  #nationalapology  #humanrights  #childrensrights  #protection  #healing 
NATIONAL APOLOGY. [Trigger warning]

I don’t really have the right words but... The fight for survivors to be heard & supported hits me right in my heart.
Especially this.
Phillip Nagle told the court: “I have a photograph of my Grade 4 class at St Alipius. There are 33 boys in that image. Of the 33 boys in that image, I know that 12 are dead.
“I believe they committed suicide.” .

As a St Alipius kid myself it breaks my heart that others walked the same halls I did but instead of the wonderful memories of friendship, fun & joy, their memories are ones of terrible pain & sadness. I am so proud of the survivors coming fwd.  Look at the movement they have created. 
In 2016 I was privileged to help the wonderful, empowering people of LOUD FENCE design the NO MORE SILENCE t-shirt that helped raise funds to send survivors to Rome to watch George Pell give evidence… I was proud to see the t-shirt worn in Rome by so many of them.

I hope that todays apology has gone some way to heal or begin to lighten the load for the survivors.  May they feel seen, heard & supported and may big people be reminded to listen to little people. 📷 by Loud Fence
Last photo is of a loud fence hubby the kids and I made in Park Orchards at the request of a survivor.  It opened the doors to discuss “Tricky people” at an age appropriate level with our kids. Sadly it is a talk you need to consider having with your little people.  I have a friend who works in educating children on this matter and she has been a great resource.  If you are interested in any info or books she recommends comment below or DM me and I’ll share recent info she sent me.

#loudfence #nationalapology #changemakers #nomoresilence #staysilencenomoreballarat #mentalhealth #stalipius #trickypeople #bigpeoplelistentolittlepeople #somedontremembersomewontforget #ballarat #strength #healing #sorry #ihearyou #iseeyou #ibelieveyou
NATIONAL APOLOGY. [Trigger warning] I don’t really have the right words but... The fight for survivors to be heard & supported hits me right in my heart. Especially this. Phillip Nagle told the court: “I have a photograph of my Grade 4 class at St Alipius. There are 33 boys in that image. Of the 33 boys in that image, I know that 12 are dead. “I believe they committed suicide.” . As a St Alipius kid myself it breaks my heart that others walked the same halls I did but instead of the wonderful memories of friendship, fun & joy, their memories are ones of terrible pain & sadness. I am so proud of the survivors coming fwd. Look at the movement they have created. In 2016 I was privileged to help the wonderful, empowering people of LOUD FENCE design the NO MORE SILENCE t-shirt that helped raise funds to send survivors to Rome to watch George Pell give evidence… I was proud to see the t-shirt worn in Rome by so many of them. I hope that todays apology has gone some way to heal or begin to lighten the load for the survivors. May they feel seen, heard & supported and may big people be reminded to listen to little people. 📷 by Loud Fence Last photo is of a loud fence hubby the kids and I made in Park Orchards at the request of a survivor. It opened the doors to discuss “Tricky people” at an age appropriate level with our kids. Sadly it is a talk you need to consider having with your little people. I have a friend who works in educating children on this matter and she has been a great resource. If you are interested in any info or books she recommends comment below or DM me and I’ll share recent info she sent me. #loudfence  #nationalapology  #changemakers  #nomoresilence  #staysilencenomoreballarat  #mentalhealth  #stalipius  #trickypeople  #bigpeoplelistentolittlepeople  #somedontremembersomewontforget  #ballarat  #strength  #healing  #sorry  #ihearyou  #iseeyou  #ibelieveyou 
Thank you so much to every message, every phone call, every thought today. I am proud of the courage we all showed today and know that none of us could do it without ‘our tribe’. So as I fall asleep I will do it with such gratitude for you all. I am not sorry if your feed has been filled with our stories today because it’s important, we are important. Never underestimate the importance of leaning in, of asking ‘tell me more’ and simply hearing what it is we need to tell you, it can save a life. To my tribe, thank you beyond words, Gavin Wake I love you #awareness #nationalapology #blueknotfoundation #mystory #matters #friendship #life #courage #strength #bravey #soproud #timeforhealing #connection #empathy #traumainformedcare #education #tired #goodnight x
Thank you so much to every message, every phone call, every thought today. I am proud of the courage we all showed today and know that none of us could do it without ‘our tribe’. So as I fall asleep I will do it with such gratitude for you all. I am not sorry if your feed has been filled with our stories today because it’s important, we are important. Never underestimate the importance of leaning in, of asking ‘tell me more’ and simply hearing what it is we need to tell you, it can save a life. To my tribe, thank you beyond words, Gavin Wake I love you #awareness  #nationalapology  #blueknotfoundation  #mystory  #matters  #friendship  #life  #courage  #strength  #bravey  #soproud  #timeforhealing  #connection  #empathy  #traumainformedcare  #education  #tired  #goodnight  x
Back in Melboure after a momentous day! #nationalapology #sexualabuse 
The 8 hours on the road post apology really helped with processing all that intensity. -
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Malka Leifer, my former school principal has been arrested in Israel, but is claiming mental illness in order to avoid extradition. 
Meanwhile in Australia she has 74 charges of sexual assault to face and numerous victims waiting for a chance to face her in court. 
For more information on my campaign for justice visit my facebook page - Dassi Erlich; beyond a survivor  #justice #bringleiferback 
#campaign  #israel #victoria #sex #abuse #speakup #timesup #bridge
#lights #roads #travels 
#travelphotography #traveller #travelling #travelgram #nomore #instagood #insta  #australiagram 
#strongwomen #strength #hope 
#advocate #shadows
Back in Melboure after a momentous day! #nationalapology  #sexualabuse  The 8 hours on the road post apology really helped with processing all that intensity. - - Malka Leifer, my former school principal has been arrested in Israel, but is claiming mental illness in order to avoid extradition. Meanwhile in Australia she has 74 charges of sexual assault to face and numerous victims waiting for a chance to face her in court. For more information on my campaign for justice visit my facebook page - Dassi Erlich; beyond a survivor #justice  #bringleiferback  #campaign   #israel  #victoria  #sex  #abuse  #speakup  #timesup  #bridge  #lights  #roads  #travels  #travelphotography  #traveller  #travelling  #travelgram  #nomore  #instagood  #insta  #australiagram  #strongwomen  #strength  #hope  #advocate  #shadows 
Julia Gillard at the #nationalapology  in the great hall of #parliamenthousecanberra #auspol #auspolitics
Richard Tommy Campion gets a kiss from Hetty Johnston at the #nationalapology in the great hall of #parliamenthousecanberra #auspolitics #auspol
Julia Gillard and Opposition leader BIll Shorten after the national apology in the #houseofrepresentatives #parliamenthousecanberra #nationalapology #auspolitics #auspol
An honour to be witness to a very important day in Australian history with @daniel_stern76 #strengthtosurvivors #nationalapology #sorry #childabuseawareness #preventchildabuse #preventchildsexualabuse #australia #canberra #act #actnow #morethanwords
Memorial in Canberra 🎗#nationalapology #nomoresilence
Our Von in Canberra 🎗#nomoresilence #nationalapology
Two LOUD souls 🎗#nomoresilence #nationalapology
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On this day of the #NationalApology, Archbishop Mark said abuse perpetrated by priests, brothers, sisters and lay people was “an utter betrayal of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and it should never have happened”. The Church renews "our profound and heartfelt apology to all victims and survivors of abuse and to their families, friends and supporters, who have shared their suffering". #sorry #abusesurvivor #christianity #jesus #god #faith #love #hope #compassion #care #responsibility #catholic #catholicchurch #catholicaustralia #brisbane
@archbne On this day of the #NationalApology , Archbishop Mark said abuse perpetrated by priests, brothers, sisters and lay people was “an utter betrayal of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and it should never have happened”. The Church renews "our profound and heartfelt apology to all victims and survivors of abuse and to their families, friends and supporters, who have shared their suffering". #sorry  #abusesurvivor  #christianity  #jesus  #god  #faith  #love  #hope  #compassion  #care  #responsibility  #catholic  #catholicchurch  #catholicaustralia  #brisbane 
Bishop Vincent Long’s profound statement can be found at catholicoutlook.org under the title “National Apology.”
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Bishop Vincent Long’s profound statement can be found at catholicoutlook.org under the title “National Apology.” . #nationalapology 
On this day of the #NationalApology, Archbishop Mark said abuse perpetrated by priests, brothers, sisters and lay people was “an utter betrayal of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and it should never have happened”. The Church renews "our profound and heartfelt apology to all victims and survivors of abuse and to their families, friends and supporters, who have shared their suffering".
On this day of the #NationalApology , Archbishop Mark said abuse perpetrated by priests, brothers, sisters and lay people was “an utter betrayal of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and it should never have happened”. The Church renews "our profound and heartfelt apology to all victims and survivors of abuse and to their families, friends and supporters, who have shared their suffering".
“Today, as a nation, we confront our failure to listen, to believe, and to provide justice.” The National Apology is a momentous day in the story of #keepingkidssafe. #nationalapology
“Today, as a nation, we confront our failure to listen, to believe, and to provide justice.” The National Apology is a momentous day in the story of #keepingkidssafe . #nationalapology 
Monday 22nd October 2018 marks another momentous page in our history books. Finally, after a lengthly fight by many whom paid with their lives, the Australian Government made a public recognition of past atrocities of where they have failed those who needed them most. May this apology propel our Government forwards in making sure the vulnerable are now heard, believed and supported. It won’t undo the past trauma but can ensure our future generations will never have to endure such pain. #forgottenaustralians #nationalapologydayforinstitutionalisedchildrenandsexualabuse #22ndoctober2018 #nationalapology #ihearyou #ibelieveyou #iwillsupportyou #makechanges #bethechangeyouwanttosee #australiangovernment #futuregenerations #formerchildmigrants #apology #australianhistory #notsoglamorous #accountability #recognition #acknowledgment
Monday 22nd October 2018 marks another momentous page in our history books. Finally, after a lengthly fight by many whom paid with their lives, the Australian Government made a public recognition of past atrocities of where they have failed those who needed them most. May this apology propel our Government forwards in making sure the vulnerable are now heard, believed and supported. It won’t undo the past trauma but can ensure our future generations will never have to endure such pain. #forgottenaustralians  #nationalapologydayforinstitutionalisedchildrenandsexualabuse  #22ndoctober2018  #nationalapology  #ihearyou  #ibelieveyou  #iwillsupportyou  #makechanges  #bethechangeyouwanttosee  #australiangovernment  #futuregenerations  #formerchildmigrants  #apology  #australianhistory  #notsoglamorous  #accountability  #recognition  #acknowledgment 
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, and the Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison hold hands during the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sex Abuse
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, and the Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison hold hands during the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sex Abuse
On this #NationalApology day we honour the survivors who have shown such incredible courage and resilience to tell their stories. People like Christina, Jason, Cathy, and Jade who you can see here as children, and now.⠀
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We also commend the fantastic organisations who are making such a difference to survivors’ lives - @BlueKnotFoundation, SAMSN, @ActforKids, @GoodPitchAus and our other partners who are instrumental in helping our film support Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma⠀
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#trauma #survivor #healing #heal #recovery #compassion #unitedwestand #ghosthunterfilm #ghosthunter #ghosthuntermovie #documentary #makeadifference #smashthestigma #bkd #reallivesrealchange #courage #resilience
On this #NationalApology  day we honour the survivors who have shown such incredible courage and resilience to tell their stories. People like Christina, Jason, Cathy, and Jade who you can see here as children, and now.⠀ .⠀ We also commend the fantastic organisations who are making such a difference to survivors’ lives - @BlueKnotFoundation, SAMSN, @ActforKids, @GoodPitchAus and our other partners who are instrumental in helping our film support Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #trauma  #survivor  #healing  #heal  #recovery  #compassion  #unitedwestand  #ghosthunterfilm  #ghosthunter  #ghosthuntermovie  #documentary  #makeadifference  #smashthestigma  #bkd  #reallivesrealchange  #courage  #resilience 
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Sneak peek- #TheGodWhisperer  #NationalApology  Patrons can see the entire drawing at https://www.patreon.com/glenlelievre Subscribe for more cartoons, gifs and behind the scenes videos.
It is simply unimaginable that people you trust with the responsibility of looking after children would prey on them. 
Each story breaks your heart. Each story is a happy life stolen. Each story is a person. 
We believe you and we are sorry.
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It is simply unimaginable that people you trust with the responsibility of looking after children would prey on them. Each story breaks your heart. Each story is a happy life stolen. Each story is a person. We believe you and we are sorry. #NationalApology 
In Canberra today for the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. Aside from Scott Morrison briefly coming out to talk briefly to survivors on the lawns, I didn’t see any other Liberals (or Greens) MPs. #nationalapology #canberra #loudfence
In Canberra today for the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. Aside from Scott Morrison briefly coming out to talk briefly to survivors on the lawns, I didn’t see any other Liberals (or Greens) MPs. #nationalapology  #canberra  #loudfence 
Today Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered the National Apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse on behalf of the Australian Government. Learn more about what he said, how he's responding to the Royal Commission's recommendations and what happens now via the link in our profile. ⠀
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Today Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered the National Apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse on behalf of the Australian Government. Learn more about what he said, how he's responding to the Royal Commission's recommendations and what happens now via the link in our profile. ⠀ ⠀ #nationalapology  #childsexabuse  #redress  #royalcommision  #RC 
👤 "On behalf of Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong...we commend and declare our full support of the National Apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, delivered today by the Prime Minister in the Parliament of Australia."
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Read the full joint statement from #CEDoW Director of Schools, Peter Turner, and the Executive of the Catholic Principals’ Association of the Diocese of Wollongong, in response to today's National Apology. (📲 link in bio)
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#apology #nationalapology #catholicchurch #catholicchurchaustralia #australia #church #sorry #primeminister #australiaprimeminister #federalgovernment #catholiceducation #catholiceducators #catholicprincipals #parliamentofaustralia #houseofrepresentatives #victims #survivors #institutionalchildabuse #statement #statementofsupport #supportapology #significantstep #formalacknowledgement #heartfelt #catholicschools #safe #child #children #youngpeople
👤 "On behalf of Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong...we commend and declare our full support of the National Apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, delivered today by the Prime Minister in the Parliament of Australia." . Read the full joint statement from #CEDoW  Director of Schools, Peter Turner, and the Executive of the Catholic Principals’ Association of the Diocese of Wollongong, in response to today's National Apology. (📲 link in bio) . . #apology  #nationalapology  #catholicchurch  #catholicchurchaustralia  #australia  #church  #sorry  #primeminister  #australiaprimeminister  #federalgovernment  #catholiceducation  #catholiceducators  #catholicprincipals  #parliamentofaustralia  #houseofrepresentatives  #victims  #survivors  #institutionalchildabuse  #statement  #statementofsupport  #supportapology  #significantstep  #formalacknowledgement  #heartfelt  #catholicschools  #safe  #child  #children  #youngpeople 
I am not sure if the significance in our history of today will hit me until one day I see the work has been done. For so many today was a battle long fought and today was a small win for many. Yes there is a lot of work to be done, and don't think that it is our politicians that will do that work. This apology did not come about because of Scomo or Bill, it didn't come about because of the government or the politicians. It came about because brave, incredible souls who offered their truth to the Royal Commisssion and have been fighting long and hard to have those stories, those realities heard and believed. It came about, and so will the work that needs to be done, because those children who were abused took a pain and hurt beyond understanding, and a life of struggle and stood up for who they are and showed us all a courage to keep fighting. This apology happened because of people like me. My experience as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse influences my life, it influences my work, my parenting, my relationships but is does not and will never define who I am. So thank you for your apology today Australian government and believe me when I say I like so many will keep fighting until all those voices are heard, until all our stories are heard #awareness #nationalapology #sorry #welldonebill #notbadscomo #canberra #mylife #mystory #blueknotfoundation #survivor #proudofwhoiam #exhausted #emotional #strength #courage #bravery #nomoresilence #ourstoriesmatter #strongertogether #myjournalpost x
I am not sure if the significance in our history of today will hit me until one day I see the work has been done. For so many today was a battle long fought and today was a small win for many. Yes there is a lot of work to be done, and don't think that it is our politicians that will do that work. This apology did not come about because of Scomo or Bill, it didn't come about because of the government or the politicians. It came about because brave, incredible souls who offered their truth to the Royal Commisssion and have been fighting long and hard to have those stories, those realities heard and believed. It came about, and so will the work that needs to be done, because those children who were abused took a pain and hurt beyond understanding, and a life of struggle and stood up for who they are and showed us all a courage to keep fighting. This apology happened because of people like me. My experience as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse influences my life, it influences my work, my parenting, my relationships but is does not and will never define who I am. So thank you for your apology today Australian government and believe me when I say I like so many will keep fighting until all those voices are heard, until all our stories are heard #awareness  #nationalapology  #sorry  #welldonebill  #notbadscomo  #canberra  #mylife  #mystory  #blueknotfoundation  #survivor  #proudofwhoiam  #exhausted  #emotional  #strength  #courage  #bravery  #nomoresilence  #ourstoriesmatter  #strongertogether  #myjournalpost  x
The P.M @scottmorrisonmp hugs survivor Paul at Federation Square in front of Parliament House today in #canberra after the #nationalapology
The P.M @scottmorrisonmp hugs survivor Paul at Federation Square in front of Parliament House today in #canberra  after the #nationalapology 
Introduction of my painting at Parliament House Canberra by our former prime minister Julia Gillard today for the National apology into child abuse. Proud moment. #nationalapology #juliagillard #theraftoftheclan @juliagillard
Introduction of my painting at Parliament House Canberra by our former prime minister Julia Gillard today for the National apology into child abuse. Proud moment. #nationalapology  #juliagillard  #theraftoftheclan  @juliagillard
Very moving to join Minister Farmer @di4bulimba and listen to the National apology to victims of child sexually abuse with Queensland survivors. A landmark day.

The significance of which will best be judged by our ongoing efforts to redress past injustices and improve the prevention of child abuse. #qldpol #nationalapology
Very moving to join Minister Farmer @di4bulimba and listen to the National apology to victims of child sexually abuse with Queensland survivors. A landmark day. The significance of which will best be judged by our ongoing efforts to redress past injustices and improve the prevention of child abuse. #qldpol  #nationalapology 
Only those who have dealt with these issues, seen the aftermath first hand years later know it, but I was happy to see my Mum smile about this today. 
A Partial day of Justice for my Mum, after decades of Trauma and other on going issues from the abuse as a child today with the Apology. Not enough was done, or is being done, including the on going public funding of certain Institutions. 
#NationalApology #ChildAbuse #TooLateForThis #TooLateForSoManyGone

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/scott-morrison-to-apologise-to-child-sex-abuse-victims/news-story/718f0b832b8734b990a6a5059efd7c1e
Only those who have dealt with these issues, seen the aftermath first hand years later know it, but I was happy to see my Mum smile about this today. A Partial day of Justice for my Mum, after decades of Trauma and other on going issues from the abuse as a child today with the Apology. Not enough was done, or is being done, including the on going public funding of certain Institutions. #NationalApology  #ChildAbuse  #TooLateForThis  #TooLateForSoManyGone  https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/scott-morrison-to-apologise-to-child-sex-abuse-victims/news-story/718f0b832b8734b990a6a5059efd7c1e
22 October 2018 Australia says sorry to the victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. “A sorry that dare not ask for forgiveness, a sorry that dare not try and make sense of the incomprehensible, or think it could, a sorry that does not insult with an incredible promise, that sorry that speaks only of profound grief and loss.” - @scottmorrisonmp #nationalapology
22 October 2018 Australia says sorry to the victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. “A sorry that dare not ask for forgiveness, a sorry that dare not try and make sense of the incomprehensible, or think it could, a sorry that does not insult with an incredible promise, that sorry that speaks only of profound grief and loss.” - @scottmorrisonmp #nationalapology 
Sobering. #nationalapology
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Malka Leifer, my former school principal has been arrested in Israel, but is claiming mental illness in order to avoid extradition. 
Meanwhile in Australia she has 74 charges of sexual assault to face and numerous victims waiting for a chance to face her in court. 
For more information on my campaign for justice visit my facebook page - Dassi Erlich; beyond a survivor  #justice #bringleiferback 
#campaign  #israel #victoria #sex #abuse #speakup #timesup
#roads #travels 
#travelphotography #traveller #travelling #travelgram #nomore #instagood #insta #jerusalem #australiagram 
#strongwomen #strength #hope 
#advocate #shadows
Sobering. #nationalapology  _ _ Malka Leifer, my former school principal has been arrested in Israel, but is claiming mental illness in order to avoid extradition. Meanwhile in Australia she has 74 charges of sexual assault to face and numerous victims waiting for a chance to face her in court. For more information on my campaign for justice visit my facebook page - Dassi Erlich; beyond a survivor #justice  #bringleiferback  #campaign   #israel  #victoria  #sex  #abuse  #speakup  #timesup  #roads  #travels  #travelphotography  #traveller  #travelling  #travelgram  #nomore  #instagood  #insta  #jerusalem  #australiagram  #strongwomen  #strength  #hope  #advocate  #shadows 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered a speech today issuing a formal #nationalapology to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard who courageously initiated the Royal Commission in to sexual abuse was present in the House of Representatives. Bill Shorten also stated “amongst the vile & unforgivable things that these perpetrators did, perhaps the most devious & manipulative was to put the blame on the child  itself...it was never your fault, not at all, not then, not now.” To all of the survivors of CSA, I hope today has given you formal validation & reassurance. To families, let the lines of communication open and prioritise each other’s connections. This will support healing within yourselves & the home. To workers who support these people, well done. Transparent and accountable institutions are very important and today is a big step in the right direction. If symptoms persist, engage in the help of a professional. Play therapy supports this process for children. 
Pic by @triplejhack 
Words are mine. 
#socialwork #playtherapy
Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered a speech today issuing a formal #nationalapology  to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard who courageously initiated the Royal Commission in to sexual abuse was present in the House of Representatives. Bill Shorten also stated “amongst the vile & unforgivable things that these perpetrators did, perhaps the most devious & manipulative was to put the blame on the child itself...it was never your fault, not at all, not then, not now.” To all of the survivors of CSA, I hope today has given you formal validation & reassurance. To families, let the lines of communication open and prioritise each other’s connections. This will support healing within yourselves & the home. To workers who support these people, well done. Transparent and accountable institutions are very important and today is a big step in the right direction. If symptoms persist, engage in the help of a professional. Play therapy supports this process for children. Pic by @triplejhack Words are mine. #socialwork  #playtherapy 
Healing and forgiveness starts with one very powerful word. "Sorry". A momentous moment in modern Australian history. I hope and pray that this allows all children who have suffered abuse to begin to heal in time. We as a modern, wealthy, developed country systematically failed you time and time again. I am truly sorry to every person who has suffered sexual abuse in any way, shape or form and and every person who has suffered physical, emotional, cultural or spiritual abuse at the hands of another and / or an institution. As a straight, white male I acknowledge my position of power in society and promise to do EVERYTHING within my wherewithal to stop any abuse and call it out and report it whenever I see it. Let's protect children, indigenous people, womyn, gay, trans, queer and LGBTI people, people of colour and all those in a minority or a position of vulnerability. My especially deepest sorry to indigenous children who were stolen from their families and suffered horrendous abuse at the hands of white strangers. May you heal in time. We are undeserving of your forgiveness. ❤❤❤ #nationalapology #royalcommissionintochildabuse #royalcommission #royalcommissionintoinstitutionalsexualabuse #survivors #staystrong #stopchildabuse #alwayswasalwayswillbeaboriginalland #sorry #auspol #australianparliament #juliagillard
Healing and forgiveness starts with one very powerful word. "Sorry". A momentous moment in modern Australian history. I hope and pray that this allows all children who have suffered abuse to begin to heal in time. We as a modern, wealthy, developed country systematically failed you time and time again. I am truly sorry to every person who has suffered sexual abuse in any way, shape or form and and every person who has suffered physical, emotional, cultural or spiritual abuse at the hands of another and / or an institution. As a straight, white male I acknowledge my position of power in society and promise to do EVERYTHING within my wherewithal to stop any abuse and call it out and report it whenever I see it. Let's protect children, indigenous people, womyn, gay, trans, queer and LGBTI people, people of colour and all those in a minority or a position of vulnerability. My especially deepest sorry to indigenous children who were stolen from their families and suffered horrendous abuse at the hands of white strangers. May you heal in time. We are undeserving of your forgiveness. ❤❤❤ #nationalapology  #royalcommissionintochildabuse  #royalcommission  #royalcommissionintoinstitutionalsexualabuse  #survivors  #staystrong  #stopchildabuse  #alwayswasalwayswillbeaboriginalland  #sorry  #auspol  #australianparliament  #juliagillard 
DVAC staff gathered this morning to watch the National Apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. 
This apology is long over due. “Today as a nation we confront our failure to listen, to believe, and to provide justice ... we say sorry”

#sorry #nationalapology #standagainstsexualviolence #protectourchildren #webelieve #unite #dvac 
Watch here: https://amp.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/watch-live-apology-to-victims-of-institutional-child-sexual-abuse-20181022-p50b59.html
DVAC staff gathered this morning to watch the National Apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. This apology is long over due. “Today as a nation we confront our failure to listen, to believe, and to provide justice ... we say sorry” #sorry  #nationalapology  #standagainstsexualviolence  #protectourchildren  #webelieve  #unite  #dvac  Watch here: https://amp.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/watch-live-apology-to-victims-of-institutional-child-sexual-abuse-20181022-p50b59.html
Today is National Apology Day for Victims of Sexual Abuse in Australia 🇦🇺 Repost by @mums4refugees
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We are thinking of you. 
We support you. 
We believe you. 
We care.

Sexual Assault Crisis Line
(Victoria) 1800 806 292
(Australia) 1800 737 732
Lifeline 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78
Family Drug Support 1300 368 186
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#togetherwearestrong #nationalapology #loudfence #susanllewelyn #poetsofinstagram #bymepoetry #healing #inspiration #poetryislife #poetsofig #poem #poems #poetry #writersofinstagram #mentalhealth #poet #selflove #selfcare #poetrycommunity #quotestoliveby #wellbeing #poetsofig #meditation #poetryisnotdead #loveyourself #poetryofinstagram
Today is National Apology Day for Victims of Sexual Abuse in Australia 🇦🇺 Repost by @mums4refugees . . We are thinking of you. We support you. We believe you. We care. Sexual Assault Crisis Line (Victoria) 1800 806 292 (Australia) 1800 737 732 Lifeline 13 11 14 Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78 Family Drug Support 1300 368 186 . . . #togetherwearestrong  #nationalapology  #loudfence  #susanllewelyn  #poetsofinstagram  #bymepoetry  #healing  #inspiration  #poetryislife  #poetsofig  #poem  #poems  #poetry  #writersofinstagram  #mentalhealth  #poet  #selflove  #selfcare  #poetrycommunity  #quotestoliveby  #wellbeing  #poetsofig  #meditation  #poetryisnotdead  #loveyourself  #poetryofinstagram 
Very proud of my father for being an agitator and launching the inquiry into pedophilia within the church - a contribution to the large scale national inquiry leading to this moment today:
Australian PM delivered #Nationalapology to generations of sexual abuse victims in institutions. Recounting a survivors story following his abuse - “death takes many forms, in this case a life never lived and a life denied”. An acknowledgment and pledge for meaningful change in Australia.
Very proud of my father for being an agitator and launching the inquiry into pedophilia within the church - a contribution to the large scale national inquiry leading to this moment today: Australian PM delivered #Nationalapology  to generations of sexual abuse victims in institutions. Recounting a survivors story following his abuse - “death takes many forms, in this case a life never lived and a life denied”. An acknowledgment and pledge for meaningful change in Australia.
Save the Children recognises today's national apology to the victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse as an important step in acknowledging past crimes and ensuring a safe future for all children. . . . . #nonprofit #socialgood #ngo #nonprofit #humanitarian #charity #children #familiestogether #nationalapology
#nationalapology 
The Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay joins the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, in its own apology to those who have been hurt by the crimes of members of the Church, and by attitudes and structures that have further damaged them. It restates its commitment to learn from the stories of pain, to renew its commitment to the life of the Gospel, and to the safeguarding of all, especially of children and vulnerable adults.

Today's Apology has honoured voices of pain with national acknowledgement. May these voices now find themselves part of a national chorus to protect the rights of our children and the future of our society.

Statement from the Catholic Diocese of Australia:
https://bit.ly/2CY6V92
#nationalapology  The Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay joins the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, in its own apology to those who have been hurt by the crimes of members of the Church, and by attitudes and structures that have further damaged them. It restates its commitment to learn from the stories of pain, to renew its commitment to the life of the Gospel, and to the safeguarding of all, especially of children and vulnerable adults. Today's Apology has honoured voices of pain with national acknowledgement. May these voices now find themselves part of a national chorus to protect the rights of our children and the future of our society. Statement from the Catholic Diocese of Australia: https://bit.ly/2CY6V92
National Apology: In his speech to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse  Opposition Leader @billshortenmp has acknowledged the work of previous Prime Ministers @MrKRudd, @JulieBishopMP, @TonyAbbottMHR, @TurnbullMalcolm and former Minister for Families Jenny Macklin. #nationalapology #7News
National Apology: In his speech to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse Opposition Leader @billshortenmp has acknowledged the work of previous Prime Ministers @MrKRudd, @JulieBishopMP, @TonyAbbottMHR, @TurnbullMalcolm and former Minister for Families Jenny Macklin. #nationalapology  #7News 
It’s quite something to listen to Scott Morrison apologise for the systemic abuse of children in institutional care while children of asylum seekers languish, under his care, in the most appalling conditions. 
When he says words like this I wonder if he thinks about the children of Manus and Nauru and how one day we will be forced to apologise for lives damaged beyond repair.

Does @scottmorrisonmp even hear what he’s saying?

#kidsoffnauru #nationalapology
It’s quite something to listen to Scott Morrison apologise for the systemic abuse of children in institutional care while children of asylum seekers languish, under his care, in the most appalling conditions. When he says words like this I wonder if he thinks about the children of Manus and Nauru and how one day we will be forced to apologise for lives damaged beyond repair. Does @scottmorrisonmp even hear what he’s saying? #kidsoffnauru  #nationalapology 
We are thinking of you. 
We support you. 
We believe you. 
We care.

Sexual Assault Crisis Line
(Victoria) 1800 806 292
(Australia) 1800 737 732
Lifeline 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78
Family Drug Support 1300 368 186
#togetherwearestrong #nationalapology #loudfence
We are thinking of you. We support you. We believe you. We care. Sexual Assault Crisis Line (Victoria) 1800 806 292 (Australia) 1800 737 732 Lifeline 13 11 14 Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78 Family Drug Support 1300 368 186 #togetherwearestrong  #nationalapology  #loudfence 
Portrait of Sue Treweek with a view of Wolston Park, 2013. #nationalapology
We would like to take a moment to honour all those who are victims of sexual abuse by speaking up and against organizations that do not protect children. 
The Watchtower and Bible Tract Society of Jehovahs Witnesses have declined to participate in apologizing to sexual abuse victims. This organization has been investigated by The Australian Royal Commission and have been found guilty of not protecting children in their religious institution's. 
Declining to apologize to victims is unacceptable and this organization should have their charity status revoked and classed as an extremist dangerous cult. 
#NationalApology @scottmorrisonmp #WatchtowerNotSorry #JehovahsNameReproached
#cult #religiousindoctrinationischildabuse #religion #jehovahswitnessesonly #thetruthisoutthere #jehovahwitness #stopchildabuse #childabuseawareness #jwwatchtower #sick #governingbodyofjehovahswitnesses #abusers #apologize
We would like to take a moment to honour all those who are victims of sexual abuse by speaking up and against organizations that do not protect children. The Watchtower and Bible Tract Society of Jehovahs Witnesses have declined to participate in apologizing to sexual abuse victims. This organization has been investigated by The Australian Royal Commission and have been found guilty of not protecting children in their religious institution's. Declining to apologize to victims is unacceptable and this organization should have their charity status revoked and classed as an extremist dangerous cult. #NationalApology  @scottmorrisonmp #WatchtowerNotSorry  #JehovahsNameReproached  #cult  #religiousindoctrinationischildabuse  #religion  #jehovahswitnessesonly  #thetruthisoutthere  #jehovahwitness  #stopchildabuse  #childabuseawareness  #jwwatchtower  #sick  #governingbodyofjehovahswitnesses  #abusers  #apologize 
The Watchtower and Bible Tract Society of Jehovahs Witnesses have declined to participate in apologizing to sexual abuse victims. This organization has been investigated by The Australian Royal Commission and have been found guilty of not protecting children in their religious institution's. 
Declining to apologize to victims is unacceptable and this organization should have their charity status revoked and classed as an extremist dangerous cult. 
#NationalApology @ScottMorrisonMP  #WatchtowerNotSorry #JehovahsNameReproached
#cult #religiousindoctrinationischildabuse #religion #jehovahswitnessesonly #thetruthisoutthere #jehovahwitness #stopchildabuse #childabuseawareness #jwwatchtower #sick #governingbodyofjehovahswitnesses #abusers #apologize
The Watchtower and Bible Tract Society of Jehovahs Witnesses have declined to participate in apologizing to sexual abuse victims. This organization has been investigated by The Australian Royal Commission and have been found guilty of not protecting children in their religious institution's. Declining to apologize to victims is unacceptable and this organization should have their charity status revoked and classed as an extremist dangerous cult. #NationalApology  @ScottMorrisonMP #WatchtowerNotSorry  #JehovahsNameReproached  #cult  #religiousindoctrinationischildabuse  #religion  #jehovahswitnessesonly  #thetruthisoutthere  #jehovahwitness  #stopchildabuse  #childabuseawareness  #jwwatchtower  #sick  #governingbodyofjehovahswitnesses  #abusers  #apologize 
Today marks a big day for my family. 2009 -  i was with my mum for the the national apology - we represented mum and her brothers and sister who were put in homes. Now today my sister will be with mum while the prime minister issues another national apology for the sexual abuse they endured while at the homes.  #nationalapology #importantday #family #united
Today marks a big day for my family. 2009 - i was with my mum for the the national apology - we represented mum and her brothers and sister who were put in homes. Now today my sister will be with mum while the prime minister issues another national apology for the sexual abuse they endured while at the homes. #nationalapology  #importantday  #family  #united 
Early morning train to Geelong for the national apology 🚂🌈 #nationalapology#nomoresilence#loudfence#snapchatfilters#earlymorningtrain
Time to pause and reflect today for the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse at the Australian Parliament House. Lake Ginninderra, Canberra.  #nationalapology #aph #landscape #Canberra #visitcanberra #canonaustralia #lake #sunrise #lakeginninderra #australia #belconnen #reflections #silhouette #cbr #photography #canberraphotographer #sunriseporn #beautifulsunrise #canberrasunrise #igerscanberra #pinksunrise
For the 1 in 5.

Stop child sexual assault.

Tomorrow at 10.45am the PM of our country will give a national apology to the victims and survivors of child sexual assault.

Alll political bullsh!t aside, this is important!

The most simplistic view of how our nation has ended up in this position is a complete failure of governance in the biggest and most influential institutions in the country.

Governance fails when individuals are too afraid to speak up when others will not. Too afraid to act, when others will not. Too afraid to do something, when the safety of a child is at risk. 
That's the only reason I just ran a Sunday evening marathon. It's completely meaningless, just a gesture that shows my commitment to do something when others may not. 
#nationalapology #1in5 #protectkids #dosomething #saysomething #childsexualassault
For the 1 in 5. Stop child sexual assault. Tomorrow at 10.45am the PM of our country will give a national apology to the victims and survivors of child sexual assault. Alll political bullsh!t aside, this is important! The most simplistic view of how our nation has ended up in this position is a complete failure of governance in the biggest and most influential institutions in the country. Governance fails when individuals are too afraid to speak up when others will not. Too afraid to act, when others will not. Too afraid to do something, when the safety of a child is at risk. That's the only reason I just ran a Sunday evening marathon. It's completely meaningless, just a gesture that shows my commitment to do something when others may not. #nationalapology  #1in5  #protectkids  #dosomething  #saysomething  #childsexualassault 
So I am sitting here at Melbourne airport waiting to board a plane to Canberra for this thing the PM invited me too. I feel sick, not sure why, is it because it will bring up everything from my past, will it be too emotional, will being with a whole lot of other survivors and their emotions be too overwhelming, do I belong here, I actually don’t know. I am going to the apology for 2 reasons, to break down the stigma of who us, survivors of childhood sexual abuse are, as well as  to be a part of something that I hope will be another step towards healing for so many. So I will sit here breathe, be proud of who I am and how far I have come and see what the next 48 hours bring #awareness #nationalapology #canberra #pm #survivor #proud #healing #life #mystory #childhoodsexualabusesurvivor #dotheworksalvos #family #courage #issorryenough #igotthis #strength #vulnerability x
So I am sitting here at Melbourne airport waiting to board a plane to Canberra for this thing the PM invited me too. I feel sick, not sure why, is it because it will bring up everything from my past, will it be too emotional, will being with a whole lot of other survivors and their emotions be too overwhelming, do I belong here, I actually don’t know. I am going to the apology for 2 reasons, to break down the stigma of who us, survivors of childhood sexual abuse are, as well as to be a part of something that I hope will be another step towards healing for so many. So I will sit here breathe, be proud of who I am and how far I have come and see what the next 48 hours bring #awareness  #nationalapology  #canberra  #pm  #survivor  #proud  #healing  #life  #mystory  #childhoodsexualabusesurvivor  #dotheworksalvos  #family  #courage  #issorryenough  #igotthis  #strength  #vulnerability  x
First step of the journey complete! Headed to Curcular Quay now! #journey #canberraherewecome #nationalapology #survivornotvictim #thrive #healing
Superpowers don’t happen on our own. No matter how successful we consider ourselves to be, we don’t always have all the skills and knowledge we need. I believe we can only achieve what we need by being aware of our own limitations and asking for help. I am really challenged by an emotional and personal project this weekend so it was great to reach out to one of my wise friends today to offer me the skills I need as well as the confidence to take on this project, thank you @miaderauch for your time, your expertise and your wisdom. You offered me the confidence I needed to take this on. Being aware of what we need help with and being able to reach out doesn’t make us any less successful, it means we can do what we want with passion and new learnt skills #awareness #friendship #shessmart #skills #lessonslearnt #confidencebuilt #letsdothis #life #work #mystory #nationalapology #survivor #gratitude x
Superpowers don’t happen on our own. No matter how successful we consider ourselves to be, we don’t always have all the skills and knowledge we need. I believe we can only achieve what we need by being aware of our own limitations and asking for help. I am really challenged by an emotional and personal project this weekend so it was great to reach out to one of my wise friends today to offer me the skills I need as well as the confidence to take on this project, thank you @miaderauch for your time, your expertise and your wisdom. You offered me the confidence I needed to take this on. Being aware of what we need help with and being able to reach out doesn’t make us any less successful, it means we can do what we want with passion and new learnt skills #awareness  #friendship  #shessmart  #skills  #lessonslearnt  #confidencebuilt  #letsdothis  #life  #work  #mystory  #nationalapology  #survivor  #gratitude  x
It has almost been a week since Greg Hunt issued a #nationalapology to women who have been affected by the devastating realities of pelvic mesh implants. Mesh Injured Australia stands alongside both men and women affected by hernia, prolapse and incontinence meshes, and realise this is a work in progress. This is simply a building block in the overall commitment to real change. Please go to our Facebook Page to see our media release and weekly progress updates! If you are seeking support and guidance, please contact our toll free national hotline 1800-MESHED (1800 637 433). #surgicalmeshawareness #surgicalmesh #meshcomplicationsareNOTrare #meshcomplications #support #united #guidance #chronicpain #chronicpainawareness #meshinjuredaustralia #meshinjured
It has almost been a week since Greg Hunt issued a #nationalapology  to women who have been affected by the devastating realities of pelvic mesh implants. Mesh Injured Australia stands alongside both men and women affected by hernia, prolapse and incontinence meshes, and realise this is a work in progress. This is simply a building block in the overall commitment to real change. Please go to our Facebook Page to see our media release and weekly progress updates! If you are seeking support and guidance, please contact our toll free national hotline 1800-MESHED (1800 637 433). #surgicalmeshawareness  #surgicalmesh  #meshcomplicationsareNOTrare  #meshcomplications  #support  #united  #guidance  #chronicpain  #chronicpainawareness  #meshinjuredaustralia  #meshinjured 
Today we put ribbons up to support the survivors of institutional sexual abuse. #nomoresilence#loudfence🌈  #nationalapology
Michelle Douglas...What does reconciliation look like in Canada for LGBTQ2 persons? Canadian military background - 1989 - “not suitable for employment due to homosexuality”. What a testimony of bravery and standing up for justice. And now she works for DOJ. Thank you Michelle Douglas #spiritpride2018 #gracealwayswins #celebrateourgifts #reconciliation #nationalapology #vancouverpride #powerofapology
Chrissie Foster💜🎗 #nationalapology @derrynhinch @fatherbob_ @braveheartsprotectkids
Chrissie Foster💜🎗 #nationalapology  @derrynhinch @fatherbob_ @braveheartsprotectkids
In the spirit of this years National Reconciliation Week “Don’t let history, be a mystery”, I’m sharing a bit about the significance of Sorry Day in this blog.  It’s a very short, but important one. Please have a read.
In the spirit of this years National Reconciliation Week “Don’t let history, be a mystery”, I’m sharing a bit about the significance of Sorry Day in this blog. It’s a very short, but important one. Please have a read.
Today Sat 26th May is National Sorry Day.
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"On February 13, a decade ago, the nation paused to listen to one of the most powerful speeches in Australia's history, given by the then #PrimeMinisterofAustralia @kevinrudd on behalf of past governments. We paused together, to hear one word resonate across this country #SORRY
#ReconciliationAustralia CEO @karenmundine says, 'The Apology was a significant step towards healing the wounds of the past by acknowledging the suffering and loss experienced by the Stolen Generations and the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.'
This year, the amazingly talented Dub Leffler and I are releasing a new children's book- SORRY DAY- which will be launched in Canberra on #nationalsorryday in May.
Today, we reflect on how far we have come as a nation, towards true reconciliation, but we are also reminded that more needs to be done." - Coral Vass
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#nationalsorryday #nationalsorryday2018 #coralvass #dubleffler #nsd2018 #sorry #nationalapology #sharedhistory #truthtelling #allaustralians #sorryday
Today Sat 26th May is National Sorry Day. 📚 "On February 13, a decade ago, the nation paused to listen to one of the most powerful speeches in Australia's history, given by the then #PrimeMinisterofAustralia  @kevinrudd on behalf of past governments. We paused together, to hear one word resonate across this country #SORRY  #ReconciliationAustralia  CEO @karenmundine says, 'The Apology was a significant step towards healing the wounds of the past by acknowledging the suffering and loss experienced by the Stolen Generations and the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.' This year, the amazingly talented Dub Leffler and I are releasing a new children's book- SORRY DAY- which will be launched in Canberra on #nationalsorryday  in May. Today, we reflect on how far we have come as a nation, towards true reconciliation, but we are also reminded that more needs to be done." - Coral Vass 📚 #nationalsorryday  #nationalsorryday2018  #coralvass  #dubleffler  #nsd2018  #sorry  #nationalapology  #sharedhistory  #truthtelling  #allaustralians  #sorryday 
Another great review for SORRY DAY. This one, in today’s Age newspaper with @dubleffler @national_library_of_australia #sorryday #bookreview #nationalapology #nla
Join @dubleffler and I for the #booklaunch of Sorry Day, officially launched by @dranitaheiss on #nationalsorryday in Canberra, at the #nationallibraryofaustralia 2pm Saturday May 26 #officialbooklaunch #nla #nationalapology #cantwait
Thank you Julia. #Repost @walabor with @get_repost
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Five years ago on 21 March 2013 Labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivered the National Apology for Forced Adoptions.
@juliagillard #nationalapology #forcedadoptions
Thank you Julia. #Repost  @walabor with @get_repost ・・・ Five years ago on 21 March 2013 Labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivered the National Apology for Forced Adoptions. @juliagillard #nationalapology  #forcedadoptions