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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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Inbreeding (Or: Keeping It All In The Family)

Image: European nobility (Habsburg) interbreeding family tree One of the aspects of the Salvation Army, which it is important for the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse to consider, is the membership of this organization’s leadership. … Continue reading

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Still Running Children’s Homes Worldwide (Or: The Buck Must Stop Somewhere)

Image: Protestor outside the U.N. committee hearing into the Vatican Ah! If only we here in Australia had the benefit of the members of the United Nations (U.N.) committee who have just given the Vatican officials such a grilling over … Continue reading

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Some More Salvation Army Children’s Homes (Or: Ve Gaf Vays Of Making You Afraid)

Image: Australian Head of the Salvation Army (Eastern Territory) “commissioner” James Condom The Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse is due in a couple of weeks to hold hearings involving four Salvation Army Boys’ Homes, under … Continue reading

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Housing the Rich (Or: Corporate Shelters)

Image: The Salvation Army’s Collaroy Centre at Collaroy Beach, Sydney One of the aspects of the Salvation Army Boys’ Homes the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual abuse will be looking into at its up-coming hearings, beginning … Continue reading

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Royal Commission Let-Down (Or: Is The Salvation Army Being Protected?)

Another (necessarily) first person piece today: The Salvation Army Algate Boys’ Home was to be the topic for today’s blog, but another matter has arisen, so I will cover Algate soon. This is a very long posting, but I do … Continue reading

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Salvation Army Admissions to the Victorian Enquiry (Or: Things Are Good Now, Trust Me)

Image source: http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2013/02/06/358672_news.html The Salvation Army, at the Victorian Parliamentary enquiry into religious sexual abuse, has admitted to 470 claims of abuse from the Children’s Homes it operated until the 1980s. It had paid out between $15 million and $20 … Continue reading

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