When Aster lost his child to her mother after the marriage led to separation, his world began to crumble. She had been his life, and he needed to be able to be part of hers. From 2009-2011 John diarised the matters arising from his separation and Family Court battle online, in a page called the Whistleblower Act.
Australia’s Family Court is rampant with anti-father sentiment. It is a haven for women who, assisted by the system, choose to simply ‘leave’ their old lives and begin anew without their previous husband or partner. Men lose their children, their friends, their money, their homes, and quite often they lose their lives. Such is the harsh nature of the Family Court that many men have taken their own lives to end the chaotic devastation that the Family Court wreaks upon their lives.
Greatly heartened by the support of thousands of others going through the same system and finding it equally painful, John began to keep video and audio records of all of the matters surrounding his Court hearings. He was astonished to discover how deceptive the Family Court was, and how the personal feelings of Judges play a significant role in these proceedings.