Thursday, July 12, 2012

Will the Premiers of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria follow Western Australia's lead and Apologise for Former Forced Adoption Policies and Practices?

Will the current Liberal Premiers  remember and acknowledge the words of its Party Founder?

Will our rights as  mothers and our taken babies (now adults) and our welfare be recognised and will the Premiers do their "duty?"

Towards the end of his term as Prime Minister of Australia, in a last address to the Liberal Party Federal Council in 1964, Party founder, and longest serving leader Sir Robert Menzies spoke of the "Liberal Creed" as follows:

As the etymology of our name 'Liberal’ indicates, we have stood for freedom. We have realised that men and women are not just ciphers in a calculation, but are individual human beings whose individual welfare and development must be the main concern of government

We have learned that the right answer is to set the individual free, to aim at equality of opportunity, to protect the individual against oppression, to create a society in which rights and duties are recognized and made effective."

The Forgotten People, Robert Menzies, 22 May 1942;

"I do not believe that the real life of this nation is to be found either in great luxury hotels and the petty gossip of so-called fashionable suburbs, or in the officialdom of the organised masses. It is to be found in the homes of people who are nameless and unadvertised, and who, whatever their individual religious conviction or dogma, see in their children their greatest contribution to the immortality of their race. The home is the foundation of sanity and sobriety; it is the indispensable condition of continuity; its health determines the health of society as a whole. '

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