Tag Archives: Barry O’Keefe

Why is Nothing Much Happening Yet? (Or: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied)

In March 1990, the Queensland State Government had an enquiry underway into alleged irregularities at the Queensland John Oxley Juvenile Detention Centre, including the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl. The Queensland government shut down the detention centre enquiry … Continue reading

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The CEO of the Catholic PR Unit (Or: Fishing for Political Souls)

Mr Francis John Sullivan, 56, is the CEO of the Catholic PR unit for the royal commission, the Truth, Justice and Healing Council, reporting to Mr Barry O’Keefe, the chairman. He is a seasoned Canberra lobbyist. He was, according to the … Continue reading

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More From Hansard (Or: Old Enemies Never Die)

Yesterday’s posting covered criticisms in the NSW Parliament of Mr Barry O’Keefe of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council (the Catholic Church’s PR unit for the royal commission) at the time of his appointment as ICAC commissioner. By the time … Continue reading

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More on Mr O’Keefe (Or: Independence or Interference?)

Until late last year, Mr Barry O’Keefe of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council (the Catholic Church’s PR unit for the royal commission) was Grand Prior of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, a particularly important position (see photos here). He … Continue reading

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The Head of the PR Unit (Or: Attack Dogs Pay Off, Well)

“Agent Orange” was a defoliant deployed during the Vietnam War on a large scales so that the enemy could not use trees to hide from surveillance helicopters. It was manufactured by Monsanto, a US-based multinational chemical company. Monsanto seems to … Continue reading

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The Catholic’s New PR Unit (Or: Come in Spinner)

As any academic will stress, public relations is a very broad term. For most people, it is less about providing information exchange with people, rather is has become all about spin. Despite many claims, the Catholic Church denies it retains … Continue reading

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