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Australian Coalition Government & Labor Opposition Trash Human Rights,
Child Rights, Free Speech & Medical Ethics

By Dr Gideon Polya

 15 July, 2015

Australia has invaded 85 countries, with 30 such invasions associated  with genocidal atrocities, and has an appalling record of child abuse both at home and abroad, with as many as 25% of Australians suffering sexual abuse as children. Now on top of draconian anti-terrorism laws grossly violating human rights, Australian doctors, nurses, teachers and care-givers face 2 years in prison for reporting ongoing physical, psychological and sexual abuse of children and other inmates of Australian  refugee concentration  camps.

The evil perversion of child sexual abuse is endemic in Australia. Thus Dr Carolyn Quadrio (University of New South Wales School of Psychiatry)  advised the  Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that  “They [child abuse victims]  often have unhealthy lifestyles so they're prone to substance abuse and poverty and unemployment ... and all of that adds up to something like 10 to 20 years less life for a child who's been traumatised" and estimated that 25- 30% of Australian girls and about 5- 15% of Australian boys suffered some form of sexual abuse, with 30% of girls and 20 % of boys in institutions being  abused [1].

Notwithstanding  enormous Government and Mainstream media claims of horrendous Indigenous child sexual abuse (claims that led to a racist military Intervention in Australian Northern Territory Indigenous communities), the subsequent “Little Children are Sacred” Report (p57; [2]) stated that “As noted previously, it is not possible to accurately estimate the extent of child sexual abuse in the Northern Territory's Aboriginal communities (see The Extent of Child Sexual Abuse, Part II). However, the Inquiry has found clear evidence that child sexual abuse is a significant problem across the Territory”. However in contrast to its inability to accurately quantitate the extent of child abuse in Indigenous communities, the “Little Children are Sacred” Report (pp234-236; [2] )  refers to studies in America indicating that 25% of females and 10% of males experience childhood sexual abuse [3] and in Australia  indicating that 34% of females and 16% of males today experienced child sexual abuse [4]. The Australian Institute of Criminology determined that in Australia 1 in 3 females and 1 in 6 males will be sexually abused as children [5, 6].

Of course Australia and the US are not  alone in this and child abuse is a horrible international problem,  David Finkelhor finding that “Surveys of child sexual abuse in large nonclinical populations of adults have been conducted in at least 19 countries in addition to the United States and Canada, including 10 national probability samples. All studies have found rates in line with comparable North American research, ranging from 7% to 36% for women and 3% to 29% for men. Most studies found females to be abused at 1.5 to 3 times the rate for males. Few comparisons among countries are possible because of methodological and definitional differences. However, they clearly confirm sexual abuse to be an international problem” [7].

One can conclude that 15-25% of adult Australians have been sexually abused as children, this corresponding to 2.6-4.4 million Australians  having been thus abused (as determined from UN Population Division demographic data) [8]. 6.65 per 1,000 Australians die each year  and accordingly, if we ignore child mortality (very low in rich countries like Australia) and apply this figure to adult Australians, then 117,050 adult Australians die each year  and of these 15-25% (18,000-29,000 or an average of about 24,000) die prematurely each year  linked to child sexual abuse.

These 24,000 annual premature deaths of Australians who have suffered child sexual  abuse constitute a complex part of an overall  tragedy in which  circa 83,000 Australians die preventably each year, the updated 2015 breakdown being as follows [9, 10, 11]:

(1). 26,000 annual Australian deaths from adverse hospital events.

(2). 17,000 obesity-related Australian deaths annually.

(3). 15,500 smoking-related Australian deaths annually.

(4). 10,000 carbon burning pollution-derived Australian deaths annually.

(5). 5,600 Australians die alcohol-related deaths annually.

(6). 4,000 avoidable Indigenous Australian deaths annually.

(7). 2,100 Australian suicides annually.

(8). 1,400 Australian road deaths annually.

(9) 1,400 drug-related deaths annually (this including 630 Australian opiate drug-related deaths annually with 570 annually linked  to US restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry).

(10). 300 Australian homicides annually, of which about 100 are domestic homicides and about 75 are women victims (noting that 0.5 million Australian women  suffered domestic violence in 2005).  

Note that the 24,000 annual premature deaths of Australians who have suffered child sexual abuse, and indeed the 4,000 annual avoidable deaths of  Indigenous  Australians, variously overlap with the preventable deaths in the 10 categories listed above.

A substantial body of  Australians are jingoistic, very poorly educated and grossly misinformed by US-owned or otherwise Neocon American  and Zionist Imperialist  (NAZI)-perverted and subverted Mainstream media. Australia has become a neo-fascist  Plutocracy, Murdochracy, Lobbyocracy, Corporatocracy, and Dollarocracy in which Big Money purchases people, politicians, parties,  policies, public perception of reality and political power. It has become increasingly Orwellian in that Elephant in the Room issues are resolutely ignored by Mainstream media, politicians and academics  whereas  minutiae are expanded to enormous proportions  in the interests  of a neoliberal and indeed neo-fascist agenda.  

Thus US-owned Murdoch media (that have about 70% of Australian readership of city newspapers) and other  US-beholden Mainstream media have an appalling record of misinforming the public on all kinds of Elephant in the Room matters from war to Humanity-threatening climate change, and of genocide-ignoring  non-reportage of mass mortality in which Australia has been complicit  e.g. Australia's invasion of 85 countries (as compared to the UK 193, France 80, the US 70 and Apartheid Israel 12) [12],  9 million Iraqi deaths from  100 years of Western violence and violently imposed  deprivation  [13],  6-7 million Indians deliberately starved to death by the British  with Australian complicity in the WW2 Bengali Holocaust [14, 15] , 6 million Afghan deaths from Western violence and violently imposed  deprivation since 2001 [16], 12 million Muslim deaths from Western violence and violently imposed  deprivation in the post-1990 US War on Muslims, 10 million Muslim deaths  from Western violence and violently imposed  deprivation in the post-9/11- US War on Terror [17], and 7 million annual global deaths from air pollution [18], noting that Australia is a world leader in annual per capita greenhouse (GHG) gas pollution and climate change inaction, disproportionately contributing to a worsening climate genocide in which an estimated 10 billion people will perish this century unless requisite climate change action is taken [19, 20].

Although zero (0) Australians have ever been killed in Australia by a terrorist belonging to a Muslim-origin non-state terrorist organization [9], Mainstream media-brainwashed Australians overwhelmingly (circa 70%) regard Middle Eastern terrorism as the major threat to their distant island continent Australia that is “girt by sea” (as expressed in the national anthem). Thus in 2015 the Lowy Institute reported the results of polling revealing that “Fewer than one in four (24%) Australian adults say they feel very safe. This is the lowest recorded result in our eleven-year polling history. Of eight potential risks to Australia's security in the next ten years, the highest-ranked threat is ‘the emergence of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria' (69% ranking it high risk), while the risk of ‘military conflict between the United States and China in Asia' is ranked lowest (20% seeing it as high risk)” [21].

The Coalition Government  with craven Labor Opposition  support has passed draconian anti- terrorism  laws over the last decade  that egregiously invade Australian  privacy , civil rights  and human rights. There are some limits to public acceptance of  this Orwellian terror hysteria.  Thus, while 1-2 Australian women are murdered every week by an intimate partner (see above)  as compared to zero (0) Australians having ever been killed in Australia by a terrorist belonging to a Muslim-origin non-state terrorist organization, polling in 2015  has shown that 74% of those Australians polled regarded domestic  violence as more of a threat  (48%) or about the same as a threat (26%)  than terrorism [22].

The biggest child abusers in Australia are  the successive Lib-Lab (Coalition or Labor Right) Australian Governments which are variously complicit in the following child abuse atrocities [23]:

(1). 3 million under-5 year old infant deaths in Occupied Afghanistan since 2001, 90% avoidable and due to gross violation of the Geneva Convention by the US Alliance, including Australia [16].

(2). 2.0 million under-5 year old infant deaths in Iraq since 1990, 90% avoidable and due to gross violation of the Geneva Convention by the US Alliance, including Australia [12, 13].

(3). The Australian  Government supports US nuclear terrorism and US state terrorism but is an enthusiastic part of  Zionist-urged Sanctions against nuclear weapons-free and peaceful Iran that can be estimated to kill 100,000 Iranians each year, about half of whom are children [8, 24].

(4). In pro-Zionist Lib-Lab  (Coalition or Labor Right) Australia donations to the Palestinian Genocide can be tax-deductible, noting that half of the horribly abused Occupied Palestinians are children. Australia is the best friend after the US to Apartheid Israel which deliberately kills about 2,000 Occupied Palestinian children each year through appalling and genocidal deprivation, noting that the annual per capita GDP is  $ 37,700 for genocidally racist Apartheid Israel and $2,900 for its Occupied Palestine subjects [25].

(5). In the ongoing Aboriginal Genocide about 4,000 Indigenous Australians die avoidably every year, noting that about half of Indigenous Australians are children. The Aboriginal under-5 infant mortality rate is about 3 times greater than that of White Australians [10].

(6). Lib-Lab Australian Governments  support an Educational Apartheid system that disproportionately excludes the majority of Australian children from decent education, university, top universities and top courses. In contrast, this Educational Apartheid lavishes taxpayer funding on private religious schools as well as religious chaplaincy for State schools – they are  accordingly complicit in massive intellectual child abuse applied to millions of Australian children who are variously falsely and obscenely brainwashed with superstitious claptrap, creationism, intelligent design, homophobia, sexism, sexual guilt, unsafe sex, racism, ultra-nationalism and support for the invasion, occupation and ethnic cleansing of other countries [26, 27].

(7). The pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey Australian Labor Government  is committed to the US War on Terror and the consequent accrual cost to Australia of this dishonest, racist obscenity has been estimated at $125 billion (by way of comparison, the national GDP is about $1.6 trillion). This huge fiscal perversion inescapably contributes to the deaths of the 83,000 Australians who die preventably each year [9] and a miserable life for millions of Australian children, 15% or about 700,000 of whom live below the poverty line

(8). While being complicit in the generation of over 30 million Muslim refugees by the racist Zionists and the endlessly war-making, Zionist-beholden US Alliance, Australia has drawn the ire of the UN Human Rights Commission for highly abusive, indefinite and punitive imprisonment of  thousands of child refugees and  adult refugees in remote concentration camps without charge or trial.

It gets worse. The Rudd Labor Government  in 2013 largely  stopped  the flow of refugees in boats by determining  that any such arrivals would be sent to concentration camps on Nauru or on Manus Island (Papua New Guinea) and forbidden to ever be re-settled in Australia. The subsequent  Abbott Coalition Government added to this policy with a highly secret program of illegally turning refugee boats around  in contravention of the Refugee Convention and sending boats back to Indonesia in contravention of Indonesian  sovereignty.  It transpires that the Australian Coalition Government illegally paid large sums to Indonesian  “people smugglers” to take refugees in Australian custody  back to Indonesia (the previous Labor Governments evidently bribed Indonesian “people smugglers” not to transport refugees). The “Stop the boats” , warmongering and “terror hysteria” of the extreme right wing Coalition Government have been electoral  successes for the otherwise  unpopular Coalition Government which has been able to tap the huge racist xenophobia remaining in White Australia despite decades of successful multiculturalism.

Outrage over the highly-abusive imprisonment of children has resulted in refugee child imprisonment falling from about 2,000 in 2013 to about 220 in 2015. Child refugees arriving by boat are not sent to the Manus Island concentration camp but instead are sent to the remote island quasi-dictatorship  of  Nauru. Both the Coalition Government and the Labor Opposition justify  this barbarity by saying that by thus discouraging refugees they are saving refugees from drowning at sea.

However courageous and ethical medical, paramedical, teaching  and social work staff from Australia's on-shore  and off-shore  refugee  concentration camps have reported horrendous physical, psychological and sexual abuse of children in these “detention centres”. The Australian Human Rights Commission, headed by eminent lawyer Professor Gillian Triggs, investigated these abuses and issued a Report in 2014. In her forward to the Report, Professor Triggs stated: “Australia currently holds about 800 children in mandatory closed immigration detention for indefinite periods, with no pathway to protection or settlement. This includes 186 children detained on Nauru. Children and their families have been held on the mainland and on Christmas Island for, on average, one year and two months. Over 167 babies have been born in detention within the last 24 months. This Report gives a voice to these children. It provides compelling first-hand evidence of the negative impact that prolonged immigration detention is having on their mental and physical health. The evidence given by the children and their families is fully supported by psychiatrists, paediatricians and academic research. The evidence shows that immigration detention is a dangerous place for children. Data from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection describes numerous incidents of assault, sexual assault and self-harm in detention environments” [28, 29].

The Coalition Government responded by smearing Professor Triggs and demanding her resignation but this marvellous humanitarian  has stuck to her guns in a dignified, articulate and non-partisan way. Further, the Australian Immigration Department ordered 10 members of Save The Children to leave Nauru after the workers made claims of sexual abuse against women and children inside the Nauru detention centre – however a subsequent inquiry (the Moss Inquiry) vindicated the ethical  behaviour of these workers [30]. Nevertheless the Australian Federal Police (AFP) is still shamefully investigating ethical care-givers for possible prosecution.

Not to be undone, the Coalition Government , with the support of the cowardly and craven Labor Opposition, has now passed a Border Force Act that makes it a criminal offence punishable by 2 years' imprisonment for detention centre staff  – e.g. doctors, nurses, social workers and teachers – to report abuses. Decent Australians have been outraged by this legislation, noting  that in Australia these same professionals are legally obliged to report child abuse under Federal and State mandatory reporting laws. The Lib-Labs (Coalition and Labor Right) defend their  position by saying that the care-givers can safely report to due authority, but the health professionals and other  care givers  respond  by saying that this will  involve reporting abuse to the abusers.

The Australian Medical Association (AMA), the Australian Medical Students' Association and the Australian Education Union have all attacked this violation of the right and duty of health professionals,  teachers and care-givers to report abuse and in particular  abuse of children [31]. An open letter from 40 former medical and non-medical off-shore detention centre staff stated: “Today the Border Force Act comes into force. It includes provision for a two-year jail sentence for “entrusted persons” such as ourselves if we continue to speak out about the deplorable state of human rights in immigration detention without the express permission of the minister for immigration and border protection. This strengthens the wall of secrecy which prevents proper public scrutiny. We have advocated, and will continue to advocate, for the health of those for whom we have a duty of care, despite the threats of imprisonment, because standing by and watching sub-standard and harmful care, child abuse and gross violations of human rights is not ethically justifiable.  If we witness child abuse in Australia we are legally obliged to report it to child protection authorities. If we witness child abuse in detention centres, we can go to prison for attempting to advocate for them effectively. Internal reporting mechanisms such as they are have failed to remove children from detention; a situation that is itself recognised as a form of systematic child abuse. Evidence of the devastating effects of institutional self-protection and blindness to child abuse has been presented before the current royal commission. We are determined not to collude with a system that repeats these same mistakes. There are currently many issues which constitute a serious threat to the health of those in detention for whom we have a duty of care. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is aware of these problems and has for years failed to address them adequately. We are aware that in publishing this letter we may be prosecuted under the Border Force Act and we challenge the department to prosecute so that these issues may be discussed in open court and in the full view of the Australian public” [32].  


Notwithstanding zero (0) Australian  deaths ever in Australia from Muslim-origin non-state terrorist organizations, supported by US-inspired “terror hysteria” the extreme right wing Australian Coalition Government with the support of the right wing Labor Opposition has war criminally re-invaded Iraq and passed draconian anti-terrorism legislation that makes Australia a secret police state  with  detention without charge or trial,  Australian Intelligence  officers (e.g. of the Australian Security and Intelligence Organization, ASIO) having criminal and civil immunity from prosecution, and reportage on any special intelligence operations criminalized with maximum punishments ranging from 5 years' to 10 years' imprisonment. All computer metadata (who is contacted but not  what is communicated) is now compulsorily  retained for  the Government with court orders then permitting follow-up to determine what was communicated.  Anti-terrorism laws now threaten Australians with custodial punishment ranging up to life imprisonment  for seeing, reading, writing,   saying, supporting or communicating all kinds of things the neo-fascist Government doesn't like. Citizens can be arbitrarily arrested by the Australian secret police and there is a 5 years'  imprisonment punishment for refusing to answer questions or for anyone  reporting  such arrest.  New  bipartisan legislation will be passed later this year  to strip citizenship off dual citizenship people the Government  doesn't like [33, 34, 35].

And now this Orwellian, Kafkaesque authoritarianism has spread to criminalizing  the fundamental ethical obligation of doctors and other health professionals  to report endangerment and abuse of their patients.  The International Business  Times reports (2105): “According to the report, titled “The Forgotten Children,” the government-funded commission found that in the 15-month period between January 2013 and March 2014, nearly 300 of the over 1,100 children being held in onshore and offshore detention centers had committed or threatened to commit self-harm, and nearly 30 children were sexually assaulted. The children involved in self-harm were between 12 to 17 years old” [36].   However Australian doctors, nurses, social workers,  teachers ands other care-givers who report such abuse in Australian concentration camps face 2 years in prison. Indeed one is reminded of Samuel Butler's novel “Erewhon” (roughly “nowhere” spelled backwards) in which social support is lavished on dangerous sociopaths while the sick are scorned as outcasts.

Successive US lackey Australian Coalition Governments and the US Alliance have been variously unwittingly complicit in the generation of the barbarous ISIS in the Middle East [37]. Foreign correspondent and war correspondent in Iraq,   Michael  Ware,  on ABC TV Q&A stated (2015) : “Inadvertently, mistakenly, unwittingly, we unleashed the Islamic State upon the region and upon ourselves. Now, it became an accident of our own doing. It is a direct result of the invasion of Iraq and it turns out that the bitter, historical irony is that the very thing we say we went there to prevent is the very thing we created” [38] . Indeed  in the same Q&A debate, the former   Coalition Leader Dr John Hewson agreed with Michael Ware,  stating “Look, I have absolutely no doubt that we have ourselves to blame for this [ISIS]” [38]. However the pro-war Australian Lib-Labs (Coalition and Labor Right) are exploiting “terror hysteria” over this  distant terrorism of their own creation, stripping  away Australian human rights and in particular free speech that is vital for democracy, societal security and indeed national security

 Free speech is fundamental to  rational risk management, that is crucial for societal safety and  successively involves (a) accurate data, (b) scientific analysis, this involving the critical testing of potentially falsifiable hypotheses, and (c) informed systemic change to minimize risk. Unfortunately,  this rational risk management protocol is typically perverted at the individual,  family or local level,  at the level of the family of nations and most blatantly by the pro war, war criminal, pro-fossil fuels,  climate criminal, human rights-abusing and child-abusing  Australian Lib-Labs (Coalition and Labor Right) by (a) lying, self-deception, spin, obfuscation, intimidation and censorship, (b) anti-science spin, this involving the selective use of asserted facts to support a partisan position, and (c) blame and shame that is counterproductive because  it blocks reportage crucial for rational risk management and in the worst cases leads to war [39].

The Australian Lib-Labs are still committing war crimes abroad in Iraq and Afghanistan and through the key role of  Australia's Pine Gap spying facility  in targetting  illegal and war criminal US drone strikes in Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan [12], the post-1990 US War on Muslims being now associated with 12 million Muslim deaths (half of them children) from violence or violently -imposed deprivation. At home, Lib-Lab inaction makes them complicit  in 83,000 preventable  Australian  deaths each year (inescapably linked to the fiscal perversion of Lib-Lab commitment to an annual long-term accrual cost to Australia of $11 billion per year of the US War on Terror) and to an ongoing child sexual abuse epidemic  that is associated with 24,000 deaths annually of traumatized and socially disabled people.

What can decent people do about the Lib-Lab (Coalition and Labor Right) criminality, human rights abuse and child abuse? Just as health, teaching and other care-giving  professionals are obliged legally and by professional ethics  to report child abuse, decent people everywhere must inform everyone  they can  and urge and apply Boycotts, Divestment   and Sanctions (BDS) against Lib-Lab  Australians complicit  in horrendous  child abuse and in criminalization  of its reportage.  Decent Australians will utterly reject the anti-science, pro-war, child-abusing Lib-Labs, vote 1 Green and put the Coalition last.


[1]. Jane Lee, “Child abuse victims lead “shorter lives” than other children, royal commission hears”, The Age, 25 May 2015: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/child-abuse-victims-live-shorter-lives-than-other-children-royal-commission-hears-20150525-gh8y1d.html .

[2].“Little Children are Sacred”, 2007: http://www.inquirysaac.nt.gov.au/pdf/bipacsa_final_report.pdf .

[3]. Finkelhor, D. (1994), Current information on the scope and nature of child sexual abuse”, Future of Children, 4(2), pp31-53).

[4]. Dunne, M.P., Purdie, D.M., Cook, M.D., Boyle, F.M. & Najman, J.M.(2003), Is child sexual abuse declining? Evidence from a population-based survey of men and women in Australia, Child Abuse & Neglect, vol. 27 (2), pp141-152).

[5]. Australian Institute of Criminology (1993). Second Conference on Violence (June 1993).

[6]. Brave Hearts, “Child sexual assault: facts and statistics”: https://www.bravehearts.org.au/files/Facts%20and%20Stats_updated141212.pdf

[7].  David Finkelhor, “The international epidemiology of child sexual abuse”, Child Abuse & Neglect, Volume 18, Issue 5, May 1994, Pages 409–417: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0145213494900264 .

[8]. UN Population Division: http://esa.un.org/wpp/unpp/panel_indicators.htm .

[9]. Gideon Polya,  “Australian State Terrorism -  Zero Australian Terrorism Deaths, 1 Million Preventable Australian Deaths & 10 Million Muslims Killed By US Alliance Since 9-11”,  Countercurrents, 23 September, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya230914.htm .

[10]. “Aboriginal Genocide”; https://sites.google.com/site/aboriginalgenocide/ .

[11]. International Overdose Awareness Day, “Overdose: worse than road toll”, 2013: http://www.overdoseday.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Factsheet-Greater-than-the-Road-Toll-KE-FINAL-15-August-2013.pdf .

[12]. Gideon Polya, “As UK lackeys or US lackeys Australians have invaded 85 countries (British 193, French 80, US 70)”, Countercurrents, 9 February, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya090215.htm .

[13]. Gideon Polya, “12th Anniversary Of Illegal Iraq Invasion – 2.7 Million Iraqi Dead From Violence Or War-imposed Deprivation”, Countercurrents,  23 March, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya230315.htm .

[14]. “Bengali Holocaust (WW2 Bengal Famine) writings of Gideon Polya”:  https://sites.google.com/site/drgideonpolya/bengali-holocaust

[15]. Gideon Polya (2008), “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History. Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2008 edition that is now available for free perusal on the web: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/  .

[16]. “Afghan Holocaust Afghan Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/afghanholocaustafghangenocide/

[17]. “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ .

[18].  WHO, “7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution”, 25 March 2014: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/air-pollution/en/  

[19]. “Climate Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/climategenocide/ .

[20]. Gideon Polya, “Review: “The Cambridge History Of Australia” Ignores  Australian Involvement In 30 Genocides”,  Countercurrents, 14 October, 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya141013.htm .

[21]. Lowy Institute Poll 2015: http://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/lowy-institute-poll-2015 .

[22 ]. Matthew Knott, “Domestic violence a bigger threat than terrorism, poll shows”, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 July 2015: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/domestic-violence-a-bigger-threat-than-terrorism-poll-shows-20150705-gi5fat.html .

[23]. Gideon Polya, "Horrendous Australian child sexual abuse. Mainstream media ignore 4.4 million victims", MWC News, 15 November 2012: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/22859-gideonpolya-sexual-abuse.html  .

[24]. Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, that includes a history of every country from Neolithic times and is now available for free perusal on the web: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/  .

[25]. "Palestinian Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ .

[26]. "Educational Apartheid": https://sites.google.com/site/educationalapartheid/  .

[27]. Gideon Polya,  “37 Ways Of Tackling Australian Educational Apartheid And Social Inequity”,  Countercurrents, 22 May, 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya220513.htm .

[28]. Australian Human Rights Commission, “The Forgotten Children. National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention”, 2014: https://www.humanrights.gov.au/sites/default/files/document/publication/forgotten_children_2014.pdf .

[29]. Australian Human Rights Commission, “The Forgotten Children. National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention”, 2014: https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/asylum-seekers-and-refugees/publications/forgotten-children-national-inquiry-children .

[30]. Stephanie Small, “Moss review: Immigration report finds no evidence charity staff encourage Nauru detention centre refuges  to self harm or manipulate abuse allegations”, ABC News, 15 April 2015: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-20/no-evidence-charity-workers-lied-about-nauru-assaults-report/6336446  .

[31]. Michael Safi and Paul Farrell, “AMA joins protest against asylum law that can jail detention centre staff”',  The Guardian, 1 July 2015: http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jul/01/ama-joins-protest-against-asylum-law-that-can-jail-detention-centre-staff  .

[32]. “Open letter on the Border Force Act: “We challenge the department to prosecute”, 1 July 2015: http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jul/01/open-letter-on-the-border-force-act-we-challenge-the-department-to-prosecute .

[33]. Gideon Polya, “Terror Hysteria -  Draconian New Australian Anti-Terrorism Laws Target Journalists,  Muslims And Human Rights”,  Countercurrents, 08 October, 2014:  http://www.countercurrents.org/polya0810114.htm .

[34]. Gideon Polya, “50 Ways Australian Intelligence Spies On Australia And The World For UK , Israeli And US State Terrorism”,  Countercurrents, 11 December, 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya111213.htm .

[35]. Bill Rowlings, “I could go to jail for this next month”, Civil Liberties Australia, 26 August 2014: http://www.cla.asn.au/News/i-could-go-to-jail-for-this-next-month/ .

[36]. Avaneesh Pandey, “Refugeee children in Australian detention centers subjected to sexual abuse, denied rights: Report””,  International Business  Times, 12 February 2015: http://www.ibtimes.com/refugee-children-australian-detention-centers-subjected-sexual-abuse-denied-rights-1813728 .

[37]. Gideon Polya, “Fundamentalist America Has Trashed Secular Governance, Modernity, Democracy, Women's Rights And Children's Rights In The Muslim World”, Countercurrents, 21 May, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya210515.htm

[38]. ABC TV Q&A, “Peace, ideology and free speech”, 13 July 2015: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/txt/s4256958.htm

[39]. “Gideon Polya”: https://sites.google.com/site/drgideonpolya/home .

Dr Gideon Polya has been teaching science students at a major Australian university for 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London , 2003). He has published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ); see also his contributions “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/australian-complicity-in-iraq-mass-mortality/3369002#transcript ) and “Ongoing Palestinian Genocide” in “The Plight of the Palestinians (edited by William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html ). He has published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (see: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ) as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” World War 2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/social-economic-history/listen-the-bengal-famine ). When words fail one can say it in pictures - for images of Gideon Polya's huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/









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