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Onus on the Military (Or: Military Secrets)

Image: Manly Village Public School Cadets – 1913 The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has very wide terms of reference as to what institutions it will cover. Besides churches, organisations such as the military will … Continue reading

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What Constitutes an Institution (Or: Is the BBC Literally an Institution?)

Jimmy Saville was a BBC star. He was also, apparently, a serial predator on children over several decades. Only death revealed his extensive crimes. There could be many Jimmy Savilles in the world, in many countries. The Australian royal commission … Continue reading

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Why Comment? (Or: An Answer to My Own Question )

Most people will follow the royal commission by way of the mainstream media reports. Such coverage suffers from several limitations – some obvious and some not so obvious. The major media organisations will deploy one or two reporters, whose articles … Continue reading

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