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

The following list of some of the organisations receiving federal funding related to the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse is given for the purposes of recording the on-going history of the Royal Commission itself. Relationships Australia is the largest … Continue reading

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Intrafamilial Abuse and Foster Care (Or: Still Swept Under the Carpet)

Image source: http://02varvara.wordpress.com/tag/child-abuse/ Foster care is the new preferred system for children taken from their parents forcibly, when there have been problems for them in their original family. Until about the 1980s, the preferred system had been institutions known as … Continue reading

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

Robert Fitzgerald of the royal commission is described in government and news reports as having close ties with the Catholic Church. He has worked in several positions at Catholic organisations. In 2001, he received an honorary doctorate from the Australian Catholic … Continue reading

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Commissioner Coate (Or: The Legitimiser)

Jenny Coate (pictured below) is exactly the sort of person you would want to appoint to the royal commission if you wanted to be seen as choosing talented and experienced people. Apparently, she was the first school captain of the … Continue reading

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