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Wrapping Up The Lord Case Study (Or: Learning From the Masters)

Image: Catholic Education PR man, Mark Rix, with his mother, at a school function (Image Source: Catholic Education Office) They’re no fools, these officials of the YMCA (formerly known as the Young Men’s Christian Association). When they found they had … Continue reading

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What the Parents Said (Or: We’re Not Just Stirrers)

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, at its “case study” hearings on YMCA child-care worker, Jonathan Lord, has heard evidence from parents of children abused by him. The grooming process used by Lord was revealed by … Continue reading

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The Second Case Study (Or: Tell Us Something We Don’t Already Know)

The second round of hearings by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has begun at its Sydney headquarters. It continues to take a “case study” approach whereby a single, well-documented case, which has been through … Continue reading

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What the Coppers and Bureaucrats Said (Or: Really, Truly, Things Are So Much Better Now, Scouts Honour)

When a victim complained to police about Larkins, despite the case coming with a recommended follow-up time of 28 days, there were extensive delays. The victim was not interviewed for six months. It then took police three months to send … Continue reading

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