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Matilda Bawden

The House of Representatives

Forensic Social Worker



I am a Christian, Conservative, Libertarian, with 30 years’ experience developing communities & keeping families together. As a Forensic Social Worker, I specialise in complex & compounding psychosocial barriers including: child protection, homelessness, poverty, hoarding, squalor & disabilities.

I am a Former National Secretary of Whistleblowers Australia & have dedicated my life to pursuing public sector accountability, integrity & transparency on behalf of oppressed, victimised & marginalised South Australians. In 2000, I featured in the SBS Insight program ("Bullies at Work"), exposing corruption at the highest levels of government, including the judiciary, on the matter of the “Scheme Critical List”. In 2010, I carried out extensive research into the National Crimes Authority (NCA) bombing. This research was referred to the Office of Prime Minister by a member of the Legislative Council seeking a Royal Commission inquiry into those findings.

More recently, I gained nation-wide recognition after taking on the NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission (NQSC) & the South Australian Health & Community Services Complaints Commission (HCSCC) for abusing the legal & Constitutional rights of disabled participants to make informed choices about their medical treatment options & bodily autonomy, amongst various other human rights violations.

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