Tag Archives: Boy Scouts

First Day (Or: As It Happened)

[Note: Today’s posting was delayed due to a power outage following a thunderstorm.] Image: Chief Scout of Australia, Governor-General Quentin Bryce (Australia’s Head of State) with Scouts officials (Image source: http://www.scouts.com.au/newsletter.asp?BulletinStory=21301594)   Image: Gail “Snow White” Furness addresses the six … Continue reading

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The Chief Commissioner Addresses a Fund-Raising Luncheon (Or: Get Out of Jail Free Cards Now on Offer)

The Chief Commissioner, Peter McClellan (see previous posting), has chosen a $180 a head fund-raising, invitation-only, luncheon for the Bravehearts organisation, to make a few announcements concerning the progress of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual … Continue reading

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Brisbane Grammar School (Or: One Wrong Plus One Wrong Makes Two Wrongs)

The spotlight on paedophile clergy is gradually widening to encompass those who protected them. In particular, debate is increasing on the issue of failure to report the crime of child sexual abuse. Some jurisdictions exempt the churches from this requirement, … Continue reading

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Australia’s Own “Perversion Files” (Or: The Benefits of Cultural Exchanges)

Source: Tandberg. In the past couple of years, US activists have forced Boy Scouts of America to release files it kept on suspected paedophiles in the organisation. It took lengthy and expensive court battles to reach that point. Clearly, Boy … Continue reading

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A First Look at the Boy Scouts (Or: When You’re on a Good Thing, Stick to It)

What is unique about the Australian royal commission is that it will investigate both religious and non-religious organisations. The same methods have been used in both situations to protect their assets and reputations by protecting offenders. Here, the Boy Scouts … Continue reading

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