It is time that Qld faced its dirty past, owned up to the atrocities that occurred to 1000s of Queenslanders at Wolston Park Mental Hospital and convened a truth commission. For those of us as former patients or their surviving relatives, this will help us heal, to live with and move on from the horrors etched deep into our memories.
Public transparency to government institutions is essential to maintaining confidence in democracies. To this end the public records act needs to be amended to allow researchers, historians, former patients and relatives of patients deceased access to their institutional files at Wolston Park Mental Hospital.
Hiding these records for 100 years, till no-one is alive to remember the shocking human rights abuses carried out at Wolston Park Mental Hospital, is a cover up. Its time to open up the secrets of Wolston Park to the world, just as other abusive institutions have had to do. Its time that the Qld Government made amends and acknowledged the past wrongs of Wolston Park Mental Hospital.
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