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Boys’ Town, Beaudesert (Or: The Greatest Con of All Time)

Image: The 1938 Hollywood movie “Boys’ Town” [Disclosure: The author may have some bias with regards to this article. He had been invited on two occasions to meet with Debbie Kilroy and her friends at the Women’s’ Correctional Centre in … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland’s Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (Or: Ireland Calling)

The Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry in Northern Ireland is the latest of five child abuse enquiries there. It is particularly relevant to Australia in that it will include Irish children sent here as “child migrants” (see previous posting). It … Continue reading

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