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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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Comments From Victims And Activists (Or: My Lawyer Can Beat Your Lawyer)

The Victorian State Parliamentary enquiry into child sexual abuse by clergy has presented its report, which contains 15 principal recommendations for the Victorian Government (see yesterday’s posting). Laws covering these recommendations are expected to be passed by the Parliament early … Continue reading

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A Review of the Marist Brothers (Or: I Teach Therefore I Abuse)

The Marist Brothers is a world-wide Catholic Church order, noted for its role in teaching at primary and secondary school levels. Many of its “teachers” entered the order as teenagers, and gained their first teaching appointment while still teenagers. They … Continue reading

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Election Time! (Or: Is Anybody Listening?)

Image: Denver Post No, this is not about endorsing any party or candidate! For this posting, I will once again revert to the first person format. The reality of life in the modern democracy is that the pollies only really … Continue reading

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