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The Australian’s Premature Reporting on the NSW Special Commission of Enquiry (Or: Support for Peter Fox Needed NOW)

At the end of the month, the NSW Special Commission of Enquiry is due to release its final report. The full title of the special commission of enquiry is the “Special Commission of Inquiry into matters relating to the Police … Continue reading

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Week Two Begins (Or: Need To Hear From You)

The Royal Commission has now finished the first hearings, so there is not a second week to report on. The enquiry will go into recess until at least Monday 21st October, when it is expected to have two weeks on … Continue reading

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More from the NSW Enquiry – Second Session (Or: Nothing To See Here)

Image source http://www.cagle.com Documents obtained under Freedom of Information laws recently revealed that NSW police officer Beth Cullen shredded documents from liaison meetings with Catholic Church officials from the Newcastle-Maitland diocese (see previous posting). The matter has been referred to … Continue reading

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McCarthy’s Evidence (Or: When Silence is Abhorrent)

The case of Cardinal Bernard Law, in the U.S., came to light through investigative journalism. Similarly, the Newcastle-Maitland problems saw the light of day ultimately through the investigative efforts of Fairfax journalist, Joanne McCarthy, of the Newcastle Herald. For this … Continue reading

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The NSW Government Inquiry Resumes (Or: But Wait – There’s Even More!)

They’re at it again. The people who like to add information after the event. The “but wait – there’s more” people. Police gave their evidence to the New South Wales government enquiry into clerical child sexual abuse last month. This … Continue reading

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