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Salvation Army Hearings Continue (Or: Still Taking Taxpayers’ Money)

SPECIAL NOTE: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation television (ABC 2 / Ch. 24 digital) will be re-screening the “Four Corners” program from 2003, detailing abuses by the Salvation Army at its Children’s Homes – titled “The Homies”. The program will run … Continue reading

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Salvation Army Abuse Witnesses’ Accounts (Or: And You Thought The Convict Days Were Long Past)

Image: Convict flogging c.1800 Australia The hearings of the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse has entered its second day, covering the Salvation Army Boys’ Homes of Bexley, Gill, Riverview, and Alkira. Some “Not Directions Not … Continue reading

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Who Cares (Or: War Crimes)

Image: “The Homies” Promo photo – the author is the boy in the top right hand corner of the picture (Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation: “Four Corners” 2003) The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse began its … Continue reading

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More Bites At The Cherry (Or: There Are The Deserving And Undeserving Poor – William Booth)

Image source: godandpoliticsuk.org The Australian royal commission into institutional response to child sexual abuse gave a second day to the Catholic Church to present more propaganda about how wonderful its “Towards Healing” process ( supposedly to help victims) really is. … Continue reading

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More from Lucas (Or: What? Me Remember?)

Image source: ABC Online Senior Catholic priest, Brian Lucas continues to have a poor memory, just like his colleagues. Ms Maria Gerace, a victims’ lawyer, challenged Lucas’ assertion that he could not remember anything about the McAlinden case. As she … Continue reading

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The Salvation Army (Or: The War on Kids)

[Disclosure: The author was an inmate of the Salvation Army Home for Boys at Indooroopilly, Brisbane from 1958 to 1960 and appeared, in 2004, in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s TV programme, “The Homies” on Four Corners, which detailed abuses in … Continue reading

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