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Child Abuse Royal Commission Case Study 25 (Or: A Few Thoughts About Redress)

WHAT THIS POST IS ABOUT The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold a public hearing in Sydney (Level 17, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney) next week, from Wednesday 25 March 2015 until Friday … Continue reading

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CLAN Submission (Or: Who Will Listen?)

The Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN) represents hundreds of people who were in State and Church Children’s Homes. Its submission to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, for the up-coming Catholic Church’s “Towards Healing” redress … Continue reading

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What CD, CN and CM Said (Or: O’Neill’s Whip)

Image: New Anglican bishop of Grafton, Macneil The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse third “case study” hearing has received witness statements from three more victims of the North Coast Children’s Home in New South Wales … Continue reading

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What CA and CK Said (Or: Ritual Abuse)

Image: Pat Comben, when he was a politician (Source: Queensland Department of Education) Phillip Aspinall, head of the Australian Anglican Church (known elsewhere as the Episcopalian Church or the Church of England), knew the details of the horrific abuse at … Continue reading

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What Tommy Said (Or: Saving The Furniture)

Image: The main sign for the North Coast Children’s Home (Source: CLAN) Abuses at the North Coast Children’s Home have been detailed to the third “case study” hearing of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse … 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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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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