Tag Archives: New South Wales Inquiry

Report of NSW Enquiry Delayed (Or: Forgeddaboud It)

Ms. Cunneen checks her to-do list The NSW Government enquiry has extended the deadline for Commissioner Margaret Cunneen to present her report. It was originally due by the end of September, but has now been delayed to sometime next year, … Continue reading

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A Fit and Proper Organisation? (Or: Who’s Really Responsible?)

The Royal Commission into child sexual abuse will focus on institutional responses. This means, effectively, that there will be much consideration given to background checks, and monitoring, of people associated with organisations working with children. This is an obviously important … Continue reading

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Where To Now? (Or: Who Do We Trust?)

The Royal Commission warm-up acts, the NSW and Victorian enquiries, are finished, pending their reports next month. The Queensland enquiry, the Carmody Enquiry, was a real let down and is best forgotten about. The federal enquiry is not due to … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church’s PR Unit Speaks (Or: Take Out the Garbage)

Catholic Church Insurance’s Abuse Files Storage Facility – Melbourne At a meeting of the Catholic Church’s discredited “Towards Healing” protocol for dealing with clerical sexual abuses, a member proudly announced he had personally destroyed over 40 boxes of evidence that … Continue reading

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Where To Now? (Or: Keeping Up The Momentum)

Pope Francis collects the Brazilian “bad priest files” Both the NSW government enquiry and the Victoria Parliamentary enquiry were primarily concerned with the Catholic Church. Cardinal George Pell is of the opinion that child sexual abuse enquiries are part of … Continue reading

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NSW Enquiry Ends (Or: That’s All Folks, For Now!)

The NSW Government enquiry into cover-ups of child sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church’s Newcastle-Maitland diocese ended today with evidence from Maureen O’Hearn who ran the “healing and support” unit. Tears again flowed at the enquiry when she … Continue reading

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NSW Enquiry Rolls On (Or: The Money or the Cops)

The interesting evidence today at the NSW government enquiry into alleged cover-ups of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy in the Catholic Church’s Newcastle-Maitland diocese was given by Helen Keevers. She was head of the diocese’s child protection … Continue reading

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