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The Horror That Was Bindoon (Or: The Orphans’ Fiend)

Image source: http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/cover-ups/uk-child-migrants/ Bindoon Boys’ Town was a Christian Brothers’ facility in Western Australia. It was run by Br. Kearney, known in his circles as “The Orphans’ Friend” but as a “Christian Bugger” monster by the boys who passed through … Continue reading

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Terms of Reference – Apportioning Responsibilities (Or: Robin Hood Had it Right)

Shortly after the announcement of the Royal Commission, on-line media polls were taken concerning whether or not the government should pay reparations to the victims of abuse. The split was essentially 1/3rd each for government paying, government not paying, and … Continue reading

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Terms of Reference – Compensation (Or: Here’s Your Brass Watch, Now Get Lost)

Image source: http://www.irishecho.com.au/tag/royal-commission-into-child-abuse Noted law academic, Judy Courtin, remarked in an article in The Conversation that, “the elephant in the room is the issue of compensation.” While the royal commission’s terms of reference do not allow it to award compensation, … Continue reading

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Commissioner Fitzgerald (Or: The Pope’s Man), Cont’d

Robert Fitzgerald of the royal commission is described in government and news reports as having close ties with the Catholic Church. He has worked in several positions at Catholic organisations. In 2001, he received an honorary doctorate from the Australian Catholic … Continue reading

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