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David Shoebridge’s 3-Point Reform Package for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse (Or: Tear Down Those Walls)

New South Wales parliamentarian (right): “I’m thinking of voting against the NSW Greens’ 3 point reform package for victims of child sexual abuse. What do you think?” Political adviser (left): “I think that would be a most … courageous … decision.” A … Continue reading

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Salvos’ Treatment of Victim Ralph Doughty (Or: Cow Shit)

Yesterday, spry octogenarian Ralph Doughty (pictured above) gave evidence at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Dr Doughty, a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court NSW and High Court of Australia, suffered unimaginable abuses … Continue reading

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Ms. Ingham, Fr. Brown And The Lismore Bishop (Or: Even Jesus Wept)

Image: Catholic Church lawyer, Stephen Keim The actions of the Lismore diocese of the Catholic Church came under scrutiny at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today. The case study used was the abuse of … Continue reading

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NSW Ombudsman’s Submission (Or: Treading Softly)

Image Source: http://www.inkcinct.com.au  The submission from the New South Wales Ombudsman to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse is somewhat disappointing. It says more positive things about the Catholic Church’s “Towards Healing” process (to deal … Continue reading

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Judy Courtin’s Submission (Or: Not Mincing Words)

Image: Researcher Judy Courtin (Source: The Herald) The formal submission by Judy Courtin (see previous posting), a Monash University researcher, to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, is based on interviews with many victims, lawyers … Continue reading

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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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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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