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James Condon and Salvation Army Organisational Culture (Or: A Fish Rots from the Head Down)

Image: James Condon and Peter Farthing at the Royal Commission (Image Source: ABC). Management experts know that organisational culture is a key determinant of how an organisation engages with stakeholders and comports itself in its day-to-day operations. Organisational leaders are … Continue reading

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Human Rights Commission Submission (Or: The Rights of the Child)

The submission of the Australian Human Rights Commission to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse indicates it has limited experience of both child sexual abuse complaints, and of the Catholic Church’s “Towards Healing” process which is … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church’s Submission On “Towards Healing” (Or: No Lawyers Please, Except Ours!)

The Catholic Church’s grandiosely-named Truth, Justice and Healing Council (otherwise known as the PR Unit set up by the church to deal with the fall-out from the Royal Commission) has made a submission on the subject of the fourth hearing … Continue reading

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The Compensation Issue (Or: Placing A Value On A Life)

The Victorian state Parliamentary enquiry into clerical child sexual abuse will release its report tomorrow. It had originally been due for release by 30th September. While it is expected to recommend mandatory reporting laws for clergy, with a custodial sentence … Continue reading

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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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St Catherine’s Children’s Home (Or: In-House Paedophile)

Image: St. Catherine’s Girls Orphanage The St. Catherine’s Girls Home, at Geelong in Victoria, is yet another of the old Children’s Homes worthy of new look by the Australian Royal Commission into child sexual abuse. There are two main reasons … Continue reading

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More on Bali (Or: Bad Neighbour)

Australian paedophiles traveling to Indonesia, and Bali in particular, was partly covered in yesterday’s posting, along with a case for Australian authorities to take the situation more seriously, at least from the viewpoint of international relations. It is a worthy … Continue reading

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