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The Catholic Church’s Submission On “Towards Healing” (Or: No Lawyers Please, Except Ours!)

The Catholic Church’s grandiosely-named Truth, Justice and Healing Council (otherwise known as the PR Unit set up by the church to deal with the fall-out from the Royal Commission) has made a submission on the subject of the fourth hearing … Continue reading

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The Courts As An Institution In The Royal Commission Context (Or: You Poor Man)

Image: Judge Peters (Source: Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2385766/Attorney-General-set-examine-case-paedophile-spared-jail-prosecutor-said-13-year-old-victim-predatory.html The Australian Royal Commission is specifically charged with, and limited to, institutional responses to child sexual abuse. As has been noted in a previous posting, there may be questions regarding just what constitutes … Continue reading

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Making a Submission (Or: Unaccustomed As I Am To Public Submissions…)

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been calling for submissions on various topics in advance of the public hearings which are due to begin reasonably shortly. There will be many detailed submissions by the … 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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Some Laws that Need to be Changed (Or: The Spirit is Willing but the Law is Weak)

Bit of a diatribe today about the need for several changes to existing laws. This is a real-time account. Since some people will not read this entry until the royal commission is concluded, they will have the benefit of reading … Continue reading

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