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

Caption Coverage of the Royal Commission at the end of the week The Royal Commission into child sexual abuse has been much-anticipated. After almost a year, it finally began public hearings at the beginning of last week. To the surprise … Continue reading

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Day Three (Or: It’s Our Business)

Image: Governor-General and Chief Scout of Australia, Quentin Bryce (right), formally appoints Tony Abbott as the new Australian Prime Minister, in Canberra today (Image source: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/tony-abbott-has-been-sworn-in-as-the-nation8217s-28th-prime-minister/story-fni0xqrb-1226721744714). Scouts Australia continues to be the focus of attention from the Royal Commission into … Continue reading

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The Anglican Bishops (Or: It’s All About Orientation)

Bishop Barbie Victoria’s chief Anglican, Philip Freier (see previous posting), has fronted the Victorian Parliamentary enquiry into clerical child sexual abuse, but his underling Bishops have not. They do not seem to have much to say on the topic at … Continue reading

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The Anglican Archbishops (Or: Vote for Me)

The Anglican Archbishops are different from the Catholic ones in that the Anglicans are elected by clerical and lay members of the church. They therefore tend to be more aware of their images ad more skilled at currying favour and … Continue reading

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Where To Now? (Or: Who Do We Trust?)

The Royal Commission warm-up acts, the NSW and Victorian enquiries, are finished, pending their reports next month. The Queensland enquiry, the Carmody Enquiry, was a real let down and is best forgotten about. The federal enquiry is not due to … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church’s PR Unit Speaks (Or: Take Out the Garbage)

Catholic Church Insurance’s Abuse Files Storage Facility – Melbourne At a meeting of the Catholic Church’s discredited “Towards Healing” protocol for dealing with clerical sexual abuses, a member proudly announced he had personally destroyed over 40 boxes of evidence that … Continue reading

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Where To Now? (Or: Keeping Up The Momentum)

Pope Francis collects the Brazilian “bad priest files” Both the NSW government enquiry and the Victoria Parliamentary enquiry were primarily concerned with the Catholic Church. Cardinal George Pell is of the opinion that child sexual abuse enquiries are part of … Continue reading

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