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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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Forgotten Australians & Inter-Generational / Inter-Familial / Intra-Familial Issues (Or: New Facebook Group Formed)

Hi, As I said in yesterday’s post, for me, this is a time for reflection, regrouping, and thinking for me. As well as for sorting out a number of pressing problems. Something I have wanted to do for years but … 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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Intrafamilial Abuse and Foster Care (Or: Still Swept Under the Carpet)

Image source: http://02varvara.wordpress.com/tag/child-abuse/ Foster care is the new preferred system for children taken from their parents forcibly, when there have been problems for them in their original family. Until about the 1980s, the preferred system had been institutions known as … Continue reading

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Other Abuse (Or: Setting the Scene)

Psychological, spiritual, and systems abuse do not directly fall under the terms of reference of the Royal Commission. As was detailed in yesterday’s posting, organisations will be happy to have these issues excluded in order to suffer less damage to … Continue reading

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Terms of Reference – Types of Abuse – Physical Abuse (Or: Things Aren’t Always Overt)

Nuns or others engaging in physical abuse constitute one of the least reported aspects of church abuse. Those who were in their children’s homes know this very well. At present, it seems that the issue will continue to be under-reported … Continue reading

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