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Jobless for telling the truth

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Raised by 160 people in 13 days


Hi there, this is Bettina Arndt . I’m a well-known Australian journalist and I’m crowd-funding to provide support for Rob Tiller, a Perth counsellor who has lost his job at Relationships Australia WA (RAWA) for telling the truth about domestic violence. 

Rob Tiller is an experienced, well- liked counsellor who worked for this government-funded counselling organisation for the past eight years. He was respected by his colleagues and much in demand as the only male counsellor working in Perth, running workshops in addition to seeing his clients. See his website.

Rob posted on his personal Facebook page an article I wrote, Always Beating Up on Men , published in Weekend Australian some years ago, which gave the latest official statistics and research on domestic violence, providing evidence that most family violence is two-way, involving women as well as men. 

Relationships Australia WA uses a “feminist framework”  on domestic violence which denies women’s role in family violence and claims men are the only perpetrators. Unlike the equivalent organisations in some other states, RAWA offers no support to male victims . 

RAWA claimed Rob breached their domestic violence policy by circulating this article in emails to a professional men’s network. The organisation's executives alleged these breaches pointed to 'unconscious bias' which impacted on Rob’s ability to service clients effectively. He was told he had to 'resign or be fired', with the latter course leading to a black mark on his record. He had no opportunity to end his relationship with long-term clients. More details here. 

Rob has taken RAWA to the Fair Work Commission claiming unfair dismissal. 

I am fund-raising for Rob’s legal costs and  to help him establish full-time private practice and workshops. He needs urgent assistance.  

By raising funds to help this young man I seek also to draw attention to this action taken by a government-funded organisation which is promoting feminist ideology rather than providing proper help to all victims of domestic violence.  Join our protest compaign
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Sky News' The Outsiders programme did a terrific interview with Rob Tiller last Sunday. We thought you might like to see the attached video. We're delighted with the number of people donating to our crowd-funder and also with the many offers of professional support for Rob.

Please remember also that he is now trying to build up his private counselling practice so please tell everyone you know that he offers telephone and Skype counselling for people outside Perth. Contact him via his website www.robtiller.com.au.

We will let you know how the unfair dismissal case develops. Cheers, Tina
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Howdy friends, have a listen to Miranda Devine interview Bettina and me. I thought it went pretty ok.

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/blogs/miranda-devine

scroll down and click play button under "listen to the interview"
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Hi People, we are delighted with the large numbers of donations coming in. You are being so generous and Rob is most appreciative.

You may notice we are making some changes to the name of this crowd-funder, to the videos and my website. Relationships Australia WA is doing their best to muzzle stories drawing attention to what has happened to Rob Tiller by ringing various media outfits and telling them Rob wasn't fired. So we are spelling out more clearly that he was told he had to resign or be fired, which meant he had no real choice.

I hope this type of bullying by a government-funded organisation will further inspire you to come on board our campaign.
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