Tag Archives: Gail “Snow White” Furness

The Commission’s Long Week-End (Or: Mis-Speaking For Fun And Profit)

You’ve got to hand it to Mr. McClellan (see previous postings) and Gail “Snow White” Furness (see previous postings) of the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse. They certainly give the Catholic Church every opportunity to … Continue reading

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Commission Revisits “Towards Healing” (Or: Re-Writing History For Fun And Profit)

Image based on: http://www.fruitycuties.com The chief commissioner of the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse, Peter McClellan, and his counsel assisting, Gail “Snow White” Furness, have been very kind to the Catholic Church. They have given … Continue reading

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Why the Delay? (Or: We’ll Let You Know – Sometime)

The next hearings of the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse, focusing on four Salvation Army Boys’ Homes (Riverview, Bexley,  Gill Memorial Boys’ Home and Alkira), is due to start in a week. In fact there … Continue reading

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Salvation Army’s Royal Commission Appearance Hypocrisy (Or: Shut This Guy Up Somehow)

Image: Civilized kangaroo (Source: http://www.alef.net) The Australian Salvation Army officials (Eastern Territory – Queensland and New South Wales States and the Australian Capital Territory) are due to appear before the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse. The … Continue reading

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Freedom Catering Group (Or: Feeding the Rich)

Image: A “Hearty” meal for the homeless, courtesy of the soup kitchen. There is one truth about the Salvation Army’s Children’s Homes which is the most undeniable. Knowledge of it is virtually proof that a person was in one of … Continue reading

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The Organizational Culture (Or: My Organisation – Right or Wrong)

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse has completed its second “case study” – the YMCA and Jonathan Lord (see previous postings). The enquiry focused on how he managed to slip past the YMCA’s filter for … Continue reading

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Ms. Nolan’s PowerPoint Presentation (Or: What Was The Question Again?)

You’ve got to hand it to YMCA operations manager, Ann Mary Nolan. She’s one cool cucumber. Most media reported that the chief commissioner, Peter McClellan (see previous posting) became “testy”, and showed “obvious exasperation” about her evasion of answering questions … Continue reading

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