Tag Archives: Jonathan Lord

The Commission’s First Year (Or: Acting Now Rather Than Later)

Image: Counsel Assisting, Gail “Snow White” Furness addresses the Royal Commission (Source: Daily Telegraph) The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today considered a 105 page report by Counsel Assisting, Gail “Snow White” Furness (see previous … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Organizational Culture (Or: My Organisation – Right or Wrong)

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse has completed its second “case study” – the YMCA and Jonathan Lord (see previous postings). The enquiry focused on how he managed to slip past the YMCA’s filter for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ms. Nolan’s PowerPoint Presentation (Or: What Was The Question Again?)

You’ve got to hand it to YMCA operations manager, Ann Mary Nolan. She’s one cool cucumber. Most media reported that the chief commissioner, Peter McClellan (see previous posting) became “testy”, and showed “obvious exasperation” about her evasion of answering questions … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wind-Up Of Session 2 (Or: Promoting Incompetence)

Image: Lord’s boss, Jacqui Barnat (Image source: Sydney Morning Herald) The YMCA official who recruited convicted paedophile, Jonathan Lord, has coolly adhered to the line that she did everything correctly, and that her inconsistent evidence was only given “to the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wrapping Up The Lord Case Study (Or: Learning From the Masters)

Image: Catholic Education PR man, Mark Rix, with his mother, at a school function (Image Source: Catholic Education Office) They’re no fools, these officials of the YMCA (formerly known as the Young Men’s Christian Association). When they found they had … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What The Police Said (Or: We Did The Best We Could)

In previous evidence, on the Jonathan Lord case (see previous posting), at the second “case study” hearing by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, there were inconsistencies between that given by the YMCA and the New … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Camp America Said (Or: Red Flags In The Cabin)

Jonathan Lord went to the U.S. under the Camp America scheme whereby young Australians work in the Summer Camp system there for a short time. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard that Lord, convicted … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment