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Month: September 2018

Safework SA Prosecution finds Cedar College guilty (part5)

Safework SA Prosecution finds Cedar College guilty (part5)

Safework SA prosection continues. (This blog is part of a series of seven blogs. Please click here to commence reading at the first blog.) Once again, excessive pain prevented my attendance at the Safework SA prosecution. The school attempted to cry poor, as it had $4,000,000 in debt. However, the judge determined that the school was in a sound financial position and could afford to pay a fine.  The reporter wrote, ‘Faced with a hefty workplace safety fine, Baptist school Cedar College…

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Safework SA and Cedar College hear victim impact statements (part4)

Safework SA and Cedar College hear victim impact statements (part4)

Safework SA prosecution commences. (This blog is part of a series of seven blogs. Please click here to commence reading at the first blog.) Safework SA is the government body required to investigate accidents that occur at workplaces. Their website is located here. If necessary they prosecute the employer at the Industrial Relations Court. The workplace and employer were Cedar College. Victim Impact Statements. The Safework SA investigator asked my family to write victim impact statements, and they included… John…

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Fallen Tree at Cedar College and now lies & withdrawing help (part3)

Fallen Tree at Cedar College and now lies & withdrawing help (part3)

Fallen Tree 21. (This blog is part of a series of seven blogs. Please click here to commence reading at the first blog.) Fallen tree 21 almost killed me, and although the school clearly mentioned tree maintenance had been performed, I felt that something wasn’t quite right. I received two arborist reports from my lawyers, and my understanding is that Cedar College provided these reports soon after the accident. The school received the first report during April 2005 from Arbortech…

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Spinal Cord Injury Cedar College Northgate and now no visits (part2)

Spinal Cord Injury Cedar College Northgate and now no visits (part2)

First night in the hospital with a spinal cord injury. (This blog is part of a series of seven blogs. Please click here to commence reading at the first blog.) I had a conversation with Wendy, a church minister in the Salvation Army. I’ve known her for 25 years.   I was confused, as her children were never enrolled at Cedar College, yet Wendy was attending the sports day. She explained that we were at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and I had…

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Cedar College Northgate – sports day and tree (part1)

Cedar College Northgate – sports day and tree (part1)

Introduction. Nine years ago today a tree fell on me at Cedar College Northgate. I refer to the incident as ‘my 0911’, as it occurred on September 11, 2009. My upcoming memoir will take this name, and I have registered the domain name my0911.com. Initially, this blog wasn’t about forgiveness. However, an experience a few weeks ago changed my mind, and I will share this is part seven. The seven blogs contain details of the accident and the effect it had on…

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Australian Human Rights Commission – asking for help with accessibility

Australian Human Rights Commission – asking for help with accessibility

Australian Human Rights Commission. The Australian Human Rights Commission was established in 1986 by the Australian Government, and one of their roles is to ‘resolve complaints of discrimination or breaches of human rights under federal laws’. In 1992 the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act made it an offence to treat people unfairly because of a disability. The Australian Human Rights Commission doesn’t make judgements, they attempt to resolve breaches of human rights via a procession called conciliation. They attempt to get the person making…

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