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Lewis Blayse / Lewin Blazevich Public Memorial: Film and Summary

Dear all, Well, it’s been a long time coming, but the edited film of the Lewis Blayse / Lewin Blazevich public memorial at the University of Queensland on 1 March, 2014 is now available. You can view it at the … Continue reading

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Some Victorian Victims’ Comments (Or: Real Voices)

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will resume hearings tomorrow. It will be the third “case study”, and will focus on Allan Kitchingman (see previous posting) against the background of events at the North Coast … Continue reading

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Oversight or Policy? (Or: Information is Power)

The Australian Royal Commission into child sexual abuse web-site has a section labeled “contacts”.  Here, there are indeed a few contacts for victim support. It is not so much what is there, as what is not there that is an … Continue reading

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Media Opposition (Or: If You’re Right the Royal Commission’s Wrong)

Image: George Pell (Source: http://www.optuszoo.com.au/news/top/herald-sun/priests-not-above-the-law-mps/840633) Opposition to a royal commission is professed by only 3% of Australian voters. Only about 1% of mainstream journalists and media commentators do the same. The leading apologist for the Catholic Church here appears to … Continue reading

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Teaching Priests (Or: The Little Children Suffer )

While there have not been that many state teachers caught, there have been a hell of a lot of clerical teachers, giving the lie to the church claims that they do not offend any more than the general public. The … Continue reading

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