Tag Archives: Australian Royal Commission

Gill Memorial Boys’ Home (Or: Australia Is A Democracy, Not A Nomikocracy)

Image: Dr. Ralph Doughty, 80 – Former Gill boy (Source: Daily Telegraph) The Salvation Army’s Gill Memorial Boys’ Home will be one of the four Children’s Homes which will be covered by the next hearings of the Australian Royal Commission … Continue reading

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The Salvos And Asylum Seekers (Or: Having Your Cake And Eating It Too)

Image: Mahdi’s Facebook page (Source: https://www.greenleft.org.au) The Salvation Army became embroiled in controversy, including internally, when it agreed in 2012 to accept a $22 million contract from the Australian government in relation to the Manus Island and Nauru immigration detention … Continue reading

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The Salvation Army – Olympics Connection (Or: Our Business Is Charity)

Image: 2012 Olympics Mountain Bike facility on Hadleigh Farm The Salvation Army knows how to strike a good business deal (see yesterday’s posting on Kettering Textiles). The Chairman of the trading company of the organisation in the U.K., “Lt-Col” Ivor … Continue reading

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The Salvos’ Rag Trade (Or: Rags To Riches, Literally)

Image: Salvation Army collection bins in a supermarket car-park in the U.K. The Salvation Army is the main beneficiary of donations of disused clothing items, which are people are led to believe, normally, sold through its thrift shops. The process … Continue reading

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The Salvation Army Position On Sexuality (Or: They Don’t Just Shoot Horses)

Image: “Major” Andrew Craibe Last year an Australian Salvation Army officer created quite a stir during a radio interview on the organization’s attitude towards non-heterosexuals. The officer involved, “Major” Andrew Craibe was the Media Director for the salvos in the … Continue reading

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More On Salvation Army Funding Sources (Or: Purifying Tainted Money)

[Note: This is not an article about the pros and cons of the alcohol and gaming industries. It is only about the Salvation Army’s position on them.] The Salvation Army in Australia appears to be resolutely hypocritical about what it … Continue reading

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The Australian Salvation Army’s Finances (Or: Melding Church And State)

  Image source: Australian Salvation Army The Salvation Army in Australia receives nearly half of its income from the taxpayer. In some countries this would raise concerns about state-supported religion. It would be of further concern to such people that … Continue reading

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