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To the Hannah Currans of the world, we, the whole Cardfightback Team and beyond stand with you in solidarity. To those who would threaten your sense of safety and civic duty, we are watching.
We applaud your efforts so far in protesting historic and ongoing inappropriate/criminal behaviour in NT schools under the watch of NT Education Department Executives.
We share your aim to dispel the idea that those Executives care about the safety of children first, above everything else, and to combat the issues that lead to institutional bullying in their Government Agency.
Through the use of public awareness, accountability campaigns and online protests, we hope to address the systemic factors at the roots of these issues as well as spread a call to action, because these issues are not solely Education issues — they are NT Public Sector issues.
Your terrible experience of invisibility, of people ignoring you as if you weren’t there; of having to repeat yourself over and over trying to be heard; of people threatening you (including The NT Police!!!); of being unacknowledged and having your experience as a concerned parent ridiculed then being dehumanized, is not something anyone should have to endure.
Your and many others’ experiences with Ken Davies and the kind of Education Department he has created have been challenging, traumatizing, oppressive and unwelcome.
We all must continue to fight back against the NT Education Department which has oppressed us, our fellow workers and parents like Hannah for years. We have to keep telling these institutions that we will hold them accountable, in person, online, in the media, on the radio, and IN COURT whenever we can. Thanx Paul:
As Principal Rob Presswell says, if you or your children have any information that may assist in this matter please contact the named Police Officer Kirsten Engels at email@example.com or by phone: (08) 8922 3843
Or if you know NT Education Department employees or Executives knew about any of this and either hid it or ignored it please contact the Office for Public Interest Disclosures, details at the top of this post. Someone needs to file a claim for Negligence:
More to follow….
PS – great to see Kate Presswell has started to follow our Facebook Page. Hi Kate!
Here’s what Hannah’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Whistleblower-Northern-Territory-1201481746553123 says in her own words:
Hi friends my name is Hannah Curran, I live in Palmerston, Northern Territory, I was born in Darwin, but have lived permanently here for the past 16 years. I am not a lawyer. I do not work for any NT government department. My advice and support is based on my experiences. In 2013 I spoke out about serious teacher/principal misconduct at my children’s former (first) primary school, Driver Primary School. Initially I went through the proper complaints process which was through NT government departments, which went on for almost a year. When I realised my complaints to these departments went unanswered and not investigated properly, if at all, that’s when I went to social media to warn parents what really is happening. Last year I had an exact whistleblower Northern Territory Facebook page. This time last year it had over 1000 likes, In posts I named those teachers/principals involved (not any witnesses) including the two police officers that came to my house to nicely threaten me with the defamation act. As a result someone got Facebook to delete my page. I understand how those ‘unknowns’ try to silence whistleblowers from speaking out on social media. To this day no one has ever taken any legal action against me, because they know I am telling the truth, I would counter sue those departments in their failure of duty of care and under the NT Care and Protection of Children ACT. My children are witnesses, and I have other witnesses also who spoke to me in person.
In 2013 I was distressed, I didn’t know where to turn, or where I could get advice or help here in The Northern Territory. I hope this support page for all of us will help you if you are or have been a whistleblower. I want this page to be a safe place for us to share and give each other help and advice.
If this page ever gets deleted, know it was not from my doing.
Any trolls or abusive comments will be deleted and banned straight away
And my case:
So is it ok for a male NT relief teacher to look up on classroom internet smartboard ‘food people ate before being executed’ showing the year 4 children murderers and serial killers on death row, with images of execution devices before and after someone had been executed..and making the children decide what their last meal would be before being executed and telling the children very violent comments, about a man coming to school with a knife and a gun in a suitcase!, and also him telling children sexual comments and a strip search story?..all without permission or knowledge from parents or classroom teacher..he also has serious other complaints against him at other NT schools including at Yirkala…is this ok?..Is it ok for him to touch primary school girls inappropriately in a sexual way?
Is it ok for another NT relief teacher to tell very violent death stories to primary school children at numerous Palmerston primary schools, and showing children body objects he has in small boxes, and telling a year 3 class a story about ‘luther’ and his dog Ralph which had sexual reference in it. He also has serious complaints about him back in 2010 at a Palmerston High School, by parents there that the NT TRB know about.
Is it ok for male primary school teacher to inappropriately hug certain year 5/6 girls all the time, and keep these certain girls separately on numerous days, in after school alone with him for awhile in the classroom when these girls were supposed to either walk home, catch the school bus, or go to primary after school care..without any permission from these girls parents..is it ok for This same teacher to upload two sexual ‘comedies’ on his personal YouTube account titled ‘Camel Toe’ and ‘Dear Penthouse’.
Is it ok for the Principal of this same Primary to not inform The NT TRB and NT Education Department, and parents of what relief teacher 1 and relief teacher 2 did and said in their children’s classroom in 2013.. is it ok for this same male principal to take a year 6 boy in his car driving around alone for a while after school when this boy was supposed to walk home, without any permission from the boys parent?….this is absolutely not ok..but obviously The NT Education Department think this is all ok, as they know all about this as I informed them since 2013, and another report in 2014, and yet they did nothing..these staff are still teaching. the NT Education Department refused to speak to any other children or their parents involved..anyone who knows more info, need to speak out..this is absolutely unacceptable behaviour..if I had known this information I would have taken my children out of D primary many many years ago…these is more information than this..my children are witnesses, so are their friends and I spoke to these parents in person..something must be done..why isn’t it..
26th Auagust 2016 One of them from driver primary have been charged yesterday http://www.abc.net.au/…/man-charged-over-alleged-pa…/7785004 “
Last but not least: We’ll leave you with this teaser for a future post (download the image and make it bigger if you can’t read the names properly here). Look carefully at the web of personal Facebook Friends from some of our well known blog names and their links to others in NT Education/Government circles.
Very worrying. It might explain some things……