I've started the petition "NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell: Remedy the Persecution of DD Ball" and need your help to get it off the ground.
Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link:
Here's why it's important:
The issues surrounding a bungled pedophile investigation at Campbelltown PAHS and the death of school child Hamidur Rahman from Hurlstone AHS were responsibly reported, but not dealt with. The issues have to be addressed for the public to have confidence in the state's function. The whistleblower should not be persecuted, or be known to be persecuted.
You can sign my petition by clicking here.
David Daniel Ball
David Daniel Ball
February 19, 2014 / 19 Adar I 5774
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