Tag Archives: Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission

Commissioner Coate (Or: The Legitimiser)

Jenny Coate (pictured below) is exactly the sort of person you would want to appoint to the royal commission if you wanted to be seen as choosing talented and experienced people. Apparently, she was the first school captain of the … Continue reading

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The Cop (Or: The Newly-Private Citizen)

After two allegedly crooked police commissioners, Frank Bishoff and Terry Lewis, it was a great relief to Queenslanders to have had the benefit of a scrupulously honest cop at the helm for several years. Former Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson (pictured … Continue reading

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Commissioner Milroy (Or: A First Australian Makes Good)

Australia’s first Indigenous female psychiatrist, Helen Milroy, has dedicated her career to advancing Indigenous health and child mental health. Professor Milroy (pictured below) is the Winthrop Professor and Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health at the University … Continue reading

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Commissioner Murray (Or: Barnardos Boy Made Good)

Andrew Murray is a former WA Democrats senator. His academic qualifications are impressive – BA (Hons) (Rhodes) MA (Oxf.). He lends great credibility to the royal commission because he is a former child migrant (Barnardos Boy) to Rhodesia, sat on the Forgotten … Continue reading

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