LETTERS/CORRESPONDENCE 1996 -1997.
" Dear Ture,
Yes, I did receive your fax and no, I
didn't just wake up. I do however feel like I've been run over by a truck
because after our discussion, I had difficulty falling back to
It was a fascinating discussion and I
found your concept very emotionally moving and easily imagined.
To the Australia Council
for THE ARTS.
" I have invited Mr. Sjolander to come to
Michigan to discuss his proposed project on parental abduction of
As a result of my work for the past
eleven years, in this area I am very interested to see Mr. Sjolander move
forward with his project which will undoubtedly raise awareness and stir
emotions which could help prevent this tragedy and abuse to
To Pan Mac Millan
" I would like to introduce you to Mr.
Ture Sjolander. He is a Swedish citizen, living in Australia.
For the past 3 1/2 years Mr. Sjolander,
who is a world renown artist, has put his life on hold while he has worked full
time trying to recover his son who was abducted to the Philippines by his
Through the tragedy that disrupted Mr.
Sjolander's life, he has acquired a passion for the issue of international
parental child abduction and believes that he has a revolutional concept to
He has peaked my interest and I have
invited Mr. Sjolander to come to Michigan to discuss his proposed project.
Federal Member for
Monday July 21,
Dear Mr. Sjolander,
I was very interested to hear from you regarding Mrs
Betty Mahmoody's expression of interest to visit Townsville for a symposium on
the issue of Domestic Violence and Parental-Child Abduction.
As you are aware, I am extremely interested and
concerned about these issues and I believe that many community organisations
would benefit from a visit by such a courageous woman.
Unfortunately, I would be unable to assist you in
organising Mrs Mahmoody's visit, but I will support you should such event take
place in the near future.
I wish you every success in realising such an
important event in Townsville.
Please don't hesitate to contact myself or one of my
staff members if you have any further queries.
Peter J Lindsay MP
Member for Herbert