On June 20 Rosie handed over the Justice for Kids petition to representatives from each of the three major parties read a special message from her to all Never Alone supporters below.
As you know today is a hard day for me because it is Luke’s birthday.
I wanted Luke’s 14th birthday to mean something really special – to be not just another day but one that was marked by significance.
That’s why I chose today to talk about the number one issue that is raised with me wherever I go: problems with the family law system that put children in danger.
This morning, I delivered our ‘Justice for Kids’ petition with over 21,000 signatures to the Minister for Women Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, the Shadow Minister Senator Claire Moore and Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.
As I handed it over, I had the stories of thousands of people whirling around in my head. Many of you told me those stories and I thank you for it.
Stories of heartache and frustration, but even worse stories of horror and danger. Stories of children that have been put in harm’s way because the family law system has failed them.
I am thrilled that so many signed this petition in the short time since we launched it. Knowing so many people are supporting me means a lot.
And it shows this is an issue that has broad community support. People like you want to know there is a system that will keep our kids safe.
Today was a great moment for me and for the campaign to end family violence.
We have put this issue on the national agenda.
Thanks for standing with me,