Tag Archives: Governor-General Quentin Bryce

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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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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What is the Appropriate Penalty for a Cover-Up Or: Accessory During the Act)

The Royal Commission is likely to consider, if not recommend, tightening up the laws for misprision of a felony (covering up for a crime). What it not as likely to be considered will be just what penalties should apply. One … Continue reading

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The Royal Commission Announces Public Hearings (Or: Who Let This Happen?)

Image: Steven Larkins The Australian Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse has announced its first public hearings will commence on 16th September, in Sydney. It will consider the case of convicted paedophile, Steven Larkins (pictured above), with a particular focus … Continue reading

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