Advance Australia Where

Advance Australia Where

Should I cry now for you
Australia my loving home
One of your Dinky Di True Blue
You cast aside and leave alone

Am I one of your true own
You have failed to treat fair
Deprived of the Law and my home
Do your Politicians really even care

Have I offended you with my name
Or is it my Indigenous Blood you scorn
I have committed no crime yet you blame
All and more for the things we mourn

You attack me for seeking justice at Law
When you break your own and lie
Giving my Health Files to your media whore
My complaints get me threats that I will die

Am I one of your True Blue sons
Pensioned off disabled in your Service
Bashed by Police for being a victim of robbers guns
And pointing out the Police errors more than twice

Are others treated as you have treated me
Less equal than you before the Law
Rewritten later to protect yourself so free
For your injured servant you close the door

My name you attack so easily and damn
And again for proving the Law corrupt
Trying to label violent and mad the man I am
Yet deny me justice the Court cold and corrupt

Australia the land of the young and free
Is nothing like it says in our National song
The Law corrupted and denied to the likes of me
How many injured for complaining when the Law is wrong

So should I cry for the Australia gone
Corrupted by its’ greed and arrogant Leaders few
Courts, Police, and Politicians corrupt for so long
That nothing Australia says now can be seen as true

Advance Australia and regain all that is Fair
For we no longer see you as advancing anywhere.

22.39 Australia ESDT 22nd November 2011
Copyright Gregory John O’Flaherty

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Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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I was a Federal Government employee, and my doctors told me to put in a Workers Compensation claim for Post Traumatic Stress; the effects of an armed holdup. So I did. 19 years after starting it gets to the Federal Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The Government department, Comcare, employed media owned solicitors to fight against my claim at the AAT. They copied and distributed my “Protected” Mental Health Files to the Privatised Commonwealth Bank of Australia, who I had never worked for. This breached both State and Federal, Privacy, Health, and Freedom of Information Acts. The Privacy Commissioner saw no reason to investigate.
Because the claim was over an armed robbery, Victoria Police documents were subpeanered to the Federal Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The documents had the wrong address of the bank, the wrong time of the robbery and mis-spelt c0-workers names. I raised concerns over the documents. I got a bashing for it.
I have been denied legal aid in this and other matters, even though I am on a Disability Support Pension, due to Post Traumatic Stress !!!

In November 1998, the Victoria Police broke my neck in a Divisional Van. I was not charged with anything. I tried to litigate, but was again denied legal aid and harrassed and bashed by the Police.

I bet this poem gets blocked.

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