Tag Archives: Liam Whitley

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

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What Mr. Whitely Said (Or: Lies Upon Lies)

YMCA general manager of children’s services, Liam Whitley, gave evidence to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, during which, like his boss, Phillip Hare (see previous posting), he attempted to shift blame for shortcomings onto … Continue reading

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What Senior Managers Said (Or: It Was Him, Sir)

Image: Phillip Hare (left) The Chief Executive Officer of the New South Wales branch of the YMCA, Phillip Hare (see previous posting) has attempted to pass responsibility onto other staff. He has finally admitted, after denials, that the YMCA’s recruitment … Continue reading

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What The Sacked Staff Said (Or: Shut The Hell Up)

The former YMCA Child Protection and Compliance Manager, Catharine Clements, has given evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Ms. Clements was dismissed from her position last year, after only four months in the job, … Continue reading

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What the Parents Said (Or: We’re Not Just Stirrers)

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, at its “case study” hearings on YMCA child-care worker, Jonathan Lord, has heard evidence from parents of children abused by him. The grooming process used by Lord was revealed by … Continue reading

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