Tag Archives: Ireland

Mandatory Reporting Laws (Or: Less Best?)

Image: Child abuse reporting rates – New South Wales One of the great battlegrounds of the Royal Commission will revolve around the issue of mandatory reporting. At present there is great variability across the states on both who must report, … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland’s Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (Or: Ireland Calling)

The Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry in Northern Ireland is the latest of five child abuse enquiries there. It is particularly relevant to Australia in that it will include Irish children sent here as “child migrants” (see previous posting). It … Continue reading

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Global Relevance (Or: The World is Watching)

Just a short piece today. The Australian royal commission is only the second of its kind in the world, the first being that conducted by Ireland. Those here have the benefit of experiences gained during the Irish experiment. One of … Continue reading

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