Commissions of Inquiry

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (January 3, 2013)

Why Comment? (Or: An Answer to My Own Question ) (January 16, 2013)

This Blog (Or: Seeing the Woods Despite the Trees) (January 17, 2013)

Terms of Reference (Or: The Devil in the Detail) (January 18, 2013)

The Commissioners (Or: Somebody for Everybody) (January 19, 2013)

The Chief Commissioner (Or: No Juries Please, We’re British) (January 20, 2013)

Commissioner Murray (Or: Barnardos Boy Made Good) (January 21, 2013)

Commissioner Milroy (Or: A First Australian Makes Good) (January 22, 2013)

The Cop (Or: The Newly-Private Citizen) (January 23, 2013)

Commissioner Coate (Or: The Legitimiser) (January 24, 2013)

Commissioner Fitzgerald (Or: The Pope’s Man) (January 25, 2013)

Commissioner Fitzgerald (Or: The Pope’s Man), Cont’d (January 26, 2013)

Counsel Assisting, Gail Furness (Or: Snow White) (January 27, 2013)

The Star Enquiry, M(rk II (Or: Snow White, Cont’d) (January 28, 2013)

Remuneration for Commissioners and Staff (Or: Money Makes the World Go Round) (January 20, 2013)

Global Relevance (Or: The World is Watching) (January 30, 2013)

What Constitutes an Institution (Or: Is the BBC Literally an Institution?) (January 31, 2013)

The Attorneys-General (Or: The Inevitable Baton Change) (February 6, 2013)

Where Are We Now? (Or: The First Steps in a 1,000-Step Journey) (February 7, 2013)

We’re Not as Bad as Others (Or: Lies, Damn Lies and Rubbery Figures) (February 13, 2013)

Why is Nothing Much Happening Yet? (Or: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied) (February 18, 2013)

The Role of Expert Witnesses in the Royal Commission (Or: Asymmetric Warfare) (February 21, 2013)

Who Opposed the Royal Commission and Why (Or: Fools Rush In) (February 28, 2013)

The Terms of Reference Revisited, Part 1 (Or: Still a Host of Devils in the Detail) (March 6, 2013)

Terms of Reference – Types of Abuse – Physical Abuse (Or: Things Aren’t Always Overt) (March 7, 2013)

Other Abuse (Or: Setting the Scene) (March 8, 2013)

Terms of Reference – Compensation (Or: Here’s Your Brass Watch, Now Get Lost) (March 10, 2013)

Terms of Reference – Apportioning Responsibilities (Or: Robin Hood Had it Right) (March 11, 2013)

Who Can Address the Royal Commission? (Or: Victims are to be Seen but Not Heard) (March 12, 2013)

Public Versus Private Hearings (Or: Secret Secrets) (March 13, 2013)

Terms of Reference – Allocation for Hearings (Or: To Each their Own ) (March 14, 2013)

Terms of Reference – Staffing (Or: We’ll Let You Know) (March 15, 2013)

A Matter of Faith (Or: Who Believes in the Tooth Fairy) (March 19, 2013)

Proof of a Theory: The Heiner Affair and the Carmody Inquiry Latest (Or: Not to be Heard at the Hearing) (March 21, 2013)

A First Look at the Victorian Enquiry (The Warm-up Act) (March 22, 2013)

Background to the NSW Government enquiry (Or: Enough was not Enough) (March 24, 2013)

NSW Enquiry Commissioner Margaret Cunneen (Or: A Hard Day’s Fight ) (March 27, 2013)

A Broad Look at the Victorian Parliamentary Enquiry into Clerical Child Sexual Abuse (Or: Clayton’s Royal Commission) (March 30, 2013)

Finally, Another Statement from the Royal Commission (Or: Movement at the Station) (April 3, 2013)

Junior Counsel Assisting: Melinda Richards (Or: Chief Assistant to the Assistant Chief) (April 18, 2013)

Where Are We Now – This Time (Or: Still Not Much Happening) (April 21, 2013)

Walking the Path (Or: Endless Highway) (May 23, 2013)

Why Judges Should Not Head Abuse Enquiries (Or: I Judge, Therefore I Am) (May 31, 2013)

The Royal Commission Releases A Discussion Paper (Or: Have A Say) (June 18, 2013)

Oversight or Policy? (Or: Information is Power) (June 19, 2013)

Northern Ireland’s Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (Or: Ireland Calling) (June 21, 2013)

NSW Enquiry Session 2 Week 2 (Or: Who? When? Where? Why? For Us To Know And You To Guess) (July 8,2013)

The Debelle Enquiry Fall-Out (Or: A Whistleblower Wins) (July 21, 2013)

A Really Good Idea (Or: Many Hands Make Light Work) (August 6, 2013)

Making a Submission (Or: Unaccustomed As I Am To Public Submissions…) (August 11, 2013)

Where To Now? (Or: Who Do We Trust?) (August 20, 2013)

Report of NSW Enquiry Delayed (Or: Forgeddaboud It) (August 24, 2013)

For Families and Friends of Victims (Or: I’m Not Ready Yet for That) (August 30, 2013)

The Commissioners Revisited (Or: Don’t Go By PR Releases) (August 31, 2013)

The Chief Commissioner Addresses a Fund-Raising Luncheon (Or: Get Out of Jail Free Cards Now on Offer) (September 8, 2013)

Federal Government Grants to Organisations for their Royal Commission Responses (Or: Who’s In) (September 9, 2013)

Transparency Issues (Or: Judged By Your Betters) (September 14, 2013)

On the Eve of Battle (Or: It’s ON!) (September 15, 2013)

The First Week’s Overview (Or: Nothing To Report Today, Boss) (September 21, 2013)

Week Two Begins (Or: Need To Hear From You) (September 23, 2013)

Where Are We Now, Friends (Or: The Silence Is Deafening) (September 26, 2013)

Indigenous Leaders Criticize Commission: (Or: It’s Hard To Be Heard Sometimes) (December 14, 2013)

The Commission’s First Year (Or: Acting Now Rather Than Later) (December 20, 2013)

Royal Commission Let-Down (Or: Is The Salvation Army Being Protected?) (January 6, 2013)

Who Knows (Or: Thanks To You All) (January 7, 2013)

Salvation Army’s Royal Commission Appearance Hypocrisy (Or: Shut This Guy Up Somehow) (January 19, 2013)

Why the Delay? (Or: We’ll Let You Know – Sometime) (January 20, 2013)

The YMCA Gets Another Chance (Or: But Only In Secret) (January 21, 2013)

The Commission’s Long Week-End (Or: Mis-Speaking For Fun And Profit) (January 24, 2013)

The Author’s Rebuttal To Mr. McClellan’s Reasons For Non-Permission To Appear At The Salvation Army Boys’ Homes Hearings And Present A Submission (Or: McClellan Rules, O.K.?) (January 27, 2013)

Who Cares (Or: War Crimes) (January 28, 2013)