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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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Settlement of Lewis Blayse Matter (OR: An Opportunity for the Salvation Army and a New Beginning)

Image: ‘Major’ Peter Farthing, Salvation Army (Image source: ABC) From: Aletha Blayse <aletha.blayse@gmail.com> Date: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 6:57 PM Subject: Settlement of Lewis Blayse Matter (OR: An Opportunity for the Salvation Army and a New Beginning) To: “peterfarthing2 .” <peter.farthing@aue.salvationarmy.org>, james.condon@aue.salvationarmy.org, … Continue reading

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Salvos and Child Slave Labour (Or: Why Child Protection Advocates Should Worry about Work for the Dole)

In the UK, there is a currently a vigorous and growing protest movement against the Workfare program. It’s been led by the Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty. The name of the campaign is Boycott Workfare (www.boycottworkfare.org). Australians would use the phrase … Continue reading

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Salvos’ Treatment of Victim Ralph Doughty (Or: Cow Shit)

Yesterday, spry octogenarian Ralph Doughty (pictured above) gave evidence at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Dr Doughty, a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court NSW and High Court of Australia, suffered unimaginable abuses … Continue reading

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Reply from Peter Farthing to Yesterday’s Email & My Reply

Hi. Peter Farthing from the Salvation Army has replied to my request for a meeting, but is attempting to have me agree to have this meeting after the current Case Study 10 hearings are over and at my home. This … Continue reading

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Email to Peter Farthing and James Condon, Salvation Army Australia

A while ago, when I sent out an email about the availability of my father’s memorial film, including to representatives from the Salvation Army, I received a reply from Peter Farthing, of the Salvation Army, in which he said, “Thank … Continue reading

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