Author Archives: lewisblayse

Activist Safety (Or: Starting to Think About Safety)

[NB: The author is not an expert in this area, and this article is merely designed to raise awareness of the importance of safety when engaging in any form of activism. This piece was prompted by the author’s observation that … Continue reading

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Child Abuse Royal Commission Case Study 25 (Or: A Few Thoughts About Redress)

WHAT THIS POST IS ABOUT The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold a public hearing in Sydney (Level 17, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney) next week, from Wednesday 25 March 2015 until Friday … Continue reading

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David Shoebridge’s 3-Point Reform Package for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse (Or: Tear Down Those Walls)

New South Wales parliamentarian (right): “I’m thinking of voting against the NSW Greens’ 3 point reform package for victims of child sexual abuse. What do you think?” Political adviser (left): “I think that would be a most … courageous … decision.” A … Continue reading

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Australian Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson Charged (Or: Touchdown!)

Image: Archbishop Philip Wilson being chauffeur-driven away from the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide yesterday (Source: Herald Sun, 17 March, 2015). [Author’s note: Is that a Rolex, Phil? Might wanna pawn it, babe; Ian Temby QC don’t come cheap, and I … Continue reading

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Bilgrimage Article on a US Inquiry into Child Abuse

Dear reader, Please click on this link to read an article I wrote recently for the American blog Bilgrimage on why President Obama should conduct an inquiry in the United States similar to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses … Continue reading

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Victims and Lawyers (Or: He Who Pays the Piper …)

Some form of legal representation is an excellent idea when negotiating with institutions who’ve harmed you. There are, however, certain difficulties that may arise. While the majority of the legal profession may act completely ethically, unfortunately there will always be … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Day (Or: The Suffering Must End Now)

It’s Father’s Day today. In our family, we’ve always called it Daddy’s Day. There’s a fridge magnet on my father’s fridge that says, “Anyone can be a father. It takes someone special to be a Daddy.” My brother, sister and … Continue reading

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