Tag Archives: Gail Furness

Wind-Up Of Session 2 (Or: Promoting Incompetence)

Image: Lord’s boss, Jacqui Barnat (Image source: Sydney Morning Herald) The YMCA official who recruited convicted paedophile, Jonathan Lord, has coolly adhered to the line that she did everything correctly, and that her inconsistent evidence was only given “to the … Continue reading

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The YMCA Defence (Or: He Fooled Us All)

The YMCA is only a small player in the child care industry in Australia. About 1 million children are in such care. The YMCA, in NSW caters for about 11,000 children at about 100 centres, and employs about 500 staff, … Continue reading

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Where Are We Now, Friends (Or: The Silence Is Deafening)

The reason given by the federal government for appointing six commissioners to the Royal Commission was that the enormous volume of work would require multiple hearings being conducted simultaneously. So far, only a single hearing has been held with all … Continue reading

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Day Three (Or: It’s Our Business)

Image: Governor-General and Chief Scout of Australia, Quentin Bryce (right), formally appoints Tony Abbott as the new Australian Prime Minister, in Canberra today (Image source: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/tony-abbott-has-been-sworn-in-as-the-nation8217s-28th-prime-minister/story-fni0xqrb-1226721744714). Scouts Australia continues to be the focus of attention from the Royal Commission into … Continue reading

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Day 2 (Or: Keeping the Blinkers On)

Image source: http://www.vaticancrimes.us/2013/08/exposing-abusive-catholic-order-known.html The Royal Commission into child sexual abuse has been rather selective in which organisations it has chosen to investigate with regards to their association with paedophile, Steven Larkins, the subject of its first public hearings. It is … Continue reading

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First Day (Or: As It Happened)

[Note: Today’s posting was delayed due to a power outage following a thunderstorm.] Image: Chief Scout of Australia, Governor-General Quentin Bryce (Australia’s Head of State) with Scouts officials (Image source: http://www.scouts.com.au/newsletter.asp?BulletinStory=21301594)   Image: Gail “Snow White” Furness addresses the six … Continue reading

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On the Eve of Battle (Or: It’s ON!)

At almost 12 months since the Royal Commission was announced by former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, public hearings will commence tomorrow. The battle will begin. As churches sharpen their financial swords, others sharpen their pens. There will be much comment, … Continue reading

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