Legal team needed for Fiona Wilson
Former Origin Energy executive and whistleblower Fiona Wilson was detained by the new Queensland Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (QFTAC) and injected against her will and without any charges laid against her. Fiona has since been released but must report for her monthly injections otherwise she will be detained again.
Fiona is appealing this and the next hearing is on May 8th in Brisbane. Fiona has found a barrister to represent her in court and we are now seeking funds to pay for that, and the various medical reports in preparation for her appeal.
It is the opinion of an independent Clinical and Consulting Psychologist, and a qualified Counsellor, that Fiona was/is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following the ordeal of blowing the whistle on the coal seam gas industry - and is NOT delusional, as the QFTAC have claimed.
The QFTAC are interpreting very broad definitions in Fiona's case. Fiona was merely trying to contact the relevant Queensland Minister about the evidence that she was exposing. Instead of acting on Fiona's evidence, the Minister referred her to QFTAC.
Details of the QFTAC and Fiona's case are on Twitter here:
Proactive intelligence agencies undoubtedly have their place, particularly in an ever-more-sophisticated world of anti-government activity. But so, of course, do concepts of open government, transparent and accountable law enforcement, and the right to dissent.
Unfortunately, the online QFTAC brochure is long on why ‘fixated persons’ must be monitored, but regrettably short on whether, and if so how, its own activities are. With no mention of any kind of public interest monitor, we’re left to wonder just precisely who is fixating on the people fixating on the fixated people.
Chris Nyst, Gold Coast Lawyer.
Fiona has since moved hundreds of kilometres away from Brisbane to begin a new life with her partner, but is still trapped in this new system. Fiona has exhausted her bank account fighting this to date but now needs a barrister to appeal the QFTAC's harsh new laws.
Update 20th February 2018: A new court hearing date of 8 May has been arranged to allow time to brief the legal team and collect the necessary reports.
More discussion about this matter is on the George Bender facebook group page, here:
Independent psychs & everyone else that deals with Fi knows she's stable and is no threat to anyone. It's PTSD FFS
The next hearing is 24 July so QFTAC are creating a lot of tension.
Just an update, I have now completed assessments with the Head of Psychiatary at a major interstate hospital (outside of Qld) and further with a Senior Psychiatrist in Lismore.
Both appointments went really well with initial findings opposing the original diagnosis of delusional disorder.
The Head of Psychiatry has indicated the case will go two ways; (1) I'm either paranoid, or (2) there has been a gross injustice with further suggestions that he is leaning towards the latter.
Currently awaiting written reports to confirm this diagnosis and discussion.
Initial report from Senior Psychiatrist states:-
'I found nothing in our interview to suggest the presence of a delusional disorder, or of any significant mental health problems, now or previously. Ms Madden is an intelligent and thoughtful soul, with a respect for the legal process and a mature and organized approach to her predicament.'
Head of Psychiatary's report is expected shortly.
I have now engaged the services of Michael Burrows from Nyst Lawyers to represent this case. Michael is confident of a good outcome and is further eager and determined to fight this case on its merits.
Public media stories are currently underway with the Guardian, BuzzFeed and ABC's 4 Corners/7.30pm Report.
Yesterday's Mention requested a further adjournment to allow time for reports to be finalised and to call upon witnesses ready for an upcoming Appeal Hearing. Another Mention has been set for 12 June 2018 with a Hearing date expected to be set at this time.
Despite injections ceasing 3 months ago and no deterioration in health, news has been received that the current treating Psychiatrist is looking to discuss and resume treatment with me today. It is unclear on what type of treatment will be administered or the reason behind this decision.
We are still looking for funding support to help cover the legal costs and any assistance in this area would be greatly appreciated. Any recommendations or referrals on media stories is also welcome. The initial stories will be the abuse of powers by QFTAC to detain individuals for simply seeking justice.
Further updates will be provided following my meeting at 4.30pm today with the treating Psychiatrist at Mackay Base Hospital in relation to further treatment resuming.
Thank you to everyone for your kind support and contributions and most importantly to those working extremely hard in the background to fight this injustice and alert the public of these events.
I can't thank everyone enough x
Note: Maaate! May 8, not May 9.