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Forcing Transparency (& Maybe Even Accountability) from the Salvos (Or: One Small Step …)

Something of a hastily written post today due to time limitations, sheer exhaustion, and the need to grab some sleep before an important meeting again with the Salvos tomorrow, for which I have to get up early.  This follows on from … Continue reading

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The Salvos and Moving On (Or: Nothing to See Here, Folks)

I don’t know about you, but when someone who’s hurt me or a loved one tells me to “move on,” or “move forward,” and hasn’t made amends, I get a little tetchy. But I get a little curious too, the … Continue reading

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Royal Commission Must Urgently Investigate a Potential “Catholic Mafia” Within Australian Law Enforcement (Or: Peter Fox is no Liar and We Know It)

Yesterday, the NSW Special Commission of Enquiry handed down its final report. The commission of enquiry was established by former NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell, soon after Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox came forward in late 2012 expressing concern about how … Continue reading

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White Shield Appeal, 24-25 May, 2014: Tell the Salvos: Clean Up Your Act!

Dear all,  As readers of this blog would know, this blog was started by my father, Lewis Blayse, who was a survivor of the notorious Salvation Army Alkira / Indooroopilly Boys’ Home. Readers would also be aware that I have … Continue reading

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The Australian’s Premature Reporting on the NSW Special Commission of Enquiry (Or: Support for Peter Fox Needed NOW)

At the end of the month, the NSW Special Commission of Enquiry is due to release its final report. The full title of the special commission of enquiry is the “Special Commission of Inquiry into matters relating to the Police … Continue reading

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Scouts Australia Case Study 1 Findings (Or: Advice for Parents? Be Prepared, Be Very Prepared)

Image: Steven Larkins (Image source: SMH) The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recently released its findings for Case Study 1. This looked into Scouts Australia’s handling of child abuse allegations, focusing on the case of … Continue reading

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Forgotten Australians & Inter-Generational / Inter-Familial / Intra-Familial Issues (Or: New Facebook Group Formed)

Hi, As I said in yesterday’s post, for me, this is a time for reflection, regrouping, and thinking for me. As well as for sorting out a number of pressing problems. Something I have wanted to do for years but … Continue reading

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Salvation Army Fails in Response to Lewis Blayse’s Family (Or: I Hear Sunbury Court’s Lovely This Time of Year)

On 11 April, I wrote to several high-ranking members of the Salvation Army Australia and elsewhere explaining how it could respond appropriately to the matter of compensation for the family of Lewis Blayse, my father. In this, I indicated a willingness … Continue reading

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Extend the Royal Commission to the end of 2017 (Or: Sign the Petition to George Brandis)

The author has recently become aware of a call by Justice Peter McClellan for an extension of time for the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. At present, the Commission is to due be wrapped up … Continue reading

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James Condon and Salvation Army Organisational Culture (Or: A Fish Rots from the Head Down)

Image: James Condon and Peter Farthing at the Royal Commission (Image Source: ABC). Management experts know that organisational culture is a key determinant of how an organisation engages with stakeholders and comports itself in its day-to-day operations. Organisational leaders are … Continue reading

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