After blogging about some very depressing events where it doesn't affect me directly, some Good News in a matter where it does:
Abrams and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade  AATA 1816 (28 September 2007)
Given the unconscionable conduct shown to me by the APO, and as documented in correspondence from them reported on this blog, I'm considering my options.
But first, a good, solid cry. This inhumanity hurt me more than I'd allowed myself to realise.
And you know what? The cold emotionless part of me is saying "well at least you got your mental anguish over their actions recorded in your psychiatric notes". For the compensation claim, should I go all legal on them. As I've a mind to. I can prove concrete financial loss too, the cost of the ADV when no passport was issued, for example.
You see, money would be very convenient in my parlous financial situation. I'm still waiting on the twice-promised refund of my passport application fee. But money cannot heal the wounds they gave me, nor sooth them.
But I know some gals who can't afford treatment. Financial compensation for "Pain Suffering and Humiliation" would not make me feel better. But using it to help some who really need it, that would.
Time to talk to a lawyer, I think.