Tag Archives: John Ellis

David Shoebridge’s 3-Point Reform Package for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse (Or: Tear Down Those Walls)

New South Wales parliamentarian (right): “I’m thinking of voting against the NSW Greens’ 3 point reform package for victims of child sexual abuse. What do you think?” Political adviser (left): “I think that would be a most … courageous … decision.” A … Continue reading

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The Salvos and Moving On (Or: Nothing to See Here, Folks)

I don’t know about you, but when someone who’s hurt me or a loved one tells me to “move on,” or “move forward,” and hasn’t made amends, I get a little tetchy. But I get a little curious too, the … Continue reading

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Lewis Blayse / Lewin Blazevich Public Memorial: Film and Summary

Dear all, Well, it’s been a long time coming, but the edited film of the Lewis Blayse / Lewin Blazevich public memorial at the University of Queensland on 1 March, 2014 is now available. You can view it at the … Continue reading

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Judy Courtin’s Submission (Or: Not Mincing Words)

Image: Researcher Judy Courtin (Source: The Herald) The formal submission by Judy Courtin (see previous posting), a Monash University researcher, to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, is based on interviews with many victims, lawyers … Continue reading

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The Ellis Submission (Or: Final Vindication?)

Image: John Ellis (Source: http://www.clinchlongletherbarrow.com.au) One of the submissions to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse which is worthy of close study is that by John and Nicola Ellis, both of whom are lawyers who … Continue reading

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What Is The Next Hearing About? (Or: Towards Reeling)

Image: (with apologies to Tandberg) The next hearings of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will begin on 9th December, in Sydney. More than a year after the announcement of the Royal Commission by former … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church’s Submission on “Towards Healing” (Or: Top Spinner)

The Catholic Church’s PR unit, set up to deal with fall-out from the Royal Commission, has managed to get in first with its arguments, before the commission holds hearings on the discredited “Towards Healing” program at the end of the … Continue reading

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