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Child Abuse Royal Commission Case Study 25 (Or: A Few Thoughts About Redress)

WHAT THIS POST IS ABOUT The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold a public hearing in Sydney (Level 17, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney) next week, from Wednesday 25 March 2015 until Friday … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Day (Or: The Suffering Must End Now)

It’s Father’s Day today. In our family, we’ve always called it Daddy’s Day. There’s a fridge magnet on my father’s fridge that says, “Anyone can be a father. It takes someone special to be a Daddy.” My brother, sister and … 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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White Shield Appeal, 24-25 May, 2014: Tell the Salvos: Clean Up Your Act!

Dear all,  As readers of this blog would know, this blog was started by my father, Lewis Blayse, who was a survivor of the notorious Salvation Army Alkira / Indooroopilly Boys’ Home. Readers would also be aware that I have … Continue reading

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Scouts Australia Case Study 1 Findings (Or: Advice for Parents? Be Prepared, Be Very Prepared)

Image: Steven Larkins (Image source: SMH) The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recently released its findings for Case Study 1. This looked into Scouts Australia’s handling of child abuse allegations, focusing on the case of … Continue reading

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Forgotten Australians & Inter-Generational / Inter-Familial / Intra-Familial Issues (Or: New Facebook Group Formed)

Hi, As I said in yesterday’s post, for me, this is a time for reflection, regrouping, and thinking for me. As well as for sorting out a number of pressing problems. Something I have wanted to do for years but … Continue reading

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Salvation Army Fails in Response to Lewis Blayse’s Family (Or: I Hear Sunbury Court’s Lovely This Time of Year)

On 11 April, I wrote to several high-ranking members of the Salvation Army Australia and elsewhere explaining how it could respond appropriately to the matter of compensation for the family of Lewis Blayse, my father. In this, I indicated a willingness … Continue reading

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Settlement of Lewis Blayse Matter (OR: An Opportunity for the Salvation Army and a New Beginning)

Image: ‘Major’ Peter Farthing, Salvation Army (Image source: ABC) From: Aletha Blayse <aletha.blayse@gmail.com> Date: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 6:57 PM Subject: Settlement of Lewis Blayse Matter (OR: An Opportunity for the Salvation Army and a New Beginning) To: “peterfarthing2 .” <peter.farthing@aue.salvationarmy.org>, james.condon@aue.salvationarmy.org, … Continue reading

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Salvation Army: “Nothing has changed”

Proceedings continued yesterday on the Case Study 10 hearings by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse into the Salvation Army (Eastern Territory), with a focus mainly on how the Salvation Army responded to abuse allegations, … Continue reading

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Reply from Peter Farthing to Yesterday’s Email & My Reply

Hi. Peter Farthing from the Salvation Army has replied to my request for a meeting, but is attempting to have me agree to have this meeting after the current Case Study 10 hearings are over and at my home. This … Continue reading

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