The NSW Medical Council (2022)
Did the members of the NSW Medical Council turn their backs on child abuse victims, and the good doctor that attempted to protect them?
I received excellent news a few days ago. Dr William Russell Pridgeon, the child protecting doctor, won his case in the NSW Supreme Court against the medical establishment to get his medical license reinstated. I am in communication with a few doctors that have had their licenses suspended for offering life-saving medications (e.g. Ivermectin) to their patients. The actions of the Medical Council and the TGA is beyond disgraceful, and we wait patiently for the true data to emerge so that the medical professionals in these organisations can be held to account.
Summary of Prosecution
The state prosecuted Dr Pridgeon for protecting children who had disclosed sexual abuse to the authorities many times. Their disclosures were credible, detailed, consistent over years, and validated by experts. Yet Townsville Child Protection Investigation Unit corrupted the investigation and continued to advise the Courts that the abuse was “unsubstantiated”. As a consequence of this, the courts changed custody of these children so that the men whom the children had identified as their abusers gained sole custody of the children.
The abuse continued, and the children were exhibiting gross signs of abuse. In desperation, the protective mother rescued these children and fled with them. She was assisted by ordinary decent Australians, including Dr Pridgeon.
Our society demands that children are kept safe from harm at all times, especially such egregious harm as child sexual abuse. [The Family Law Act 1975, s70NAE, provides that a parent, or anyone, can contravene an existing custody order, if the child’s safety is in danger.]
Furthermore, the law criminalises child sexual abuse. The law makes it a crime not to protect children from harm at all times and in all circumstances.
Yet the men whom the children identified as their abusers are untroubled by the law, and the people who tried to protect these children are being prosecuted in the most aggressive fashion and face decades in jail if convicted.
I interpret this prosecution as part of a criminal enterprise — it is clearly aimed at hiding the crimes of child rape and protects the abusers and the authorities who enabled the ongoing abuse of these children. This is not historical, these children have been returned by the AFP to the custody of the men who the children clearly identified as their abusers.
The children have been in their abusive custody for the past 4 years, and are reported to be suicidal, self-harming and running away. The authorities are complicit in the crimes against these children.
The prosecutors have dropped 5 out of the 7 charges against Dr Pridgeon because they could never be proved in court. It is a certainty that the remaining 2 charges will be dropped as well, as they cannot be proved either. The Prosecutors are actively hiding the evidence of the children’s abuse from the court.
A Higher Outcome
NSW Supreme Court of Appeal has finally restored Dr Pridgeon’s right to practice medicine. His license had been suspended for protecting children.
On 14 April, the NSW Supreme Court, Court of Appeal allowed Dr Pridgeon’s appeal for his medical license, thus overturning the NCAT and NSW Medical Council decisions, with costs.
The good doctor can pick up his stethoscope again. And the case sets precedent on how public interest is determined and how it is in the public interest to protect children.
It also significantly changes the way the emergency suspension power can be used. There has been a lot of industry concern about how this discretionary power is being applied against the principles and objects of the National Health Law.
Medical Council NSW
The Medical Council — pictured above — used the ‘emergency power’ against the good doctor. The Medical Council of NSW unlawfully suspended Dr Pridgeon’s medical registration almost immediately when the matter of ‘child stealing’ was maliciously and falsely promoted in the mainstream media, beginning on?????JULY???? 2018???
They acted to sustain a three-and-a-half-year indefinite suspension.
Dr Pridgeon’s medical registration has now been restored by the Court of Appeal. It is extremely concerning to know that the Medical Council regards child protection as professional misconduct, and sanctions a doctor for doing it.
It is appalling to witness the Medical Council’s complete disregard of the evils of child sexual abuse.
The Court of Appeal judgment exposes the misconduct of the Medical Council in misusing emergency legislation, where there is no emergency, to circumvent their obligation to act according to law.
Many doctors have been prosecuted by the misuse of this section 150 emergency legislation, and had their reputations and livelihoods damaged unlawfully. This Court Judgement should provide them with grounds for appeal.