Media Release: Class Action in Hobart’s Federal Court.
Monday 12 April, 10.00am
In an unprecedented Legal action against the State Government of Tasmania the noted Constitutional Counsel, Dr. John Walsh of Brannagh will represent a large and growing number of families, men, women and children who have been victimised by the unconscionable Tasmanian Family Violence Act of 2004.
Introduced by the former Socialist-Feminist Attorney General Judy Jackson, the Act encourages the incarceration of innocent men in Risdon Prison and women in Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison on a simple unsubstantiated accusation, without evidence and without bail. Unfortunately, it is men who are in the majority who are arrested and released without conviction when their cases come before the Courts, having served unwarranted Remand time based on perjury.
The current legislation is causing the most severe long-term psychological damage to our children, shatters families, destroys reputations, careers and businesses and leads to the increase in the male suicide rate (which is 8 deaths per day in Australia, minimum) as well as demolishes the family unit. Tasmania is now the suicide capitol of Australia.
J.A.I.L – Juries against Illegal Laws – are demanding the overthrow of the Family Violence Act of 2004 as Unconstitutional and seeks damages of $200 million to be paid to the sufferers of this draconian illegal legislation. In addition to Australian Constitutional issues there are issues with the Separation of Powers, Illegal Police Powers, presumption of innocence and a fair trial. The Act is also contrary to The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, The Universal Declaration on Human Rights, The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Sex Discrimination Act.
This contemptible legislation conflicts with the Constitution of Australia and with the fundamental rights of all Australians.
The divorce industry is now worth a staggering $6 Billion dollars a year to the legal fraternity and their single expert witness sycophant supporters and they will fight tooth and nail to ensure that legislation of this type remains irregardless to the cost to the “Little Man” and the destruction of the family unit.
Mr. Ray Escobar, the Associations President, will be in attendance at the Court with Dr Walsh of Brannagh and a group of representative claimants and supporters.
A peaceful demonstration will be held on the Courthouse steps at 9.30 to 10.30am. Superman will be in attendance. We would urge those who really want to seek justice to support our Association.
Traffic in Davey Street will not be interfered with by protesters.
“Save Our Families”Kindest Regards,
For further details please contact:
166 Henry Street
Phone: 03 63 434173
Web Site: www.jailtasmania.com