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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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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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Day 2 (Or: Keeping the Blinkers On)

Image source: http://www.vaticancrimes.us/2013/08/exposing-abusive-catholic-order-known.html The Royal Commission into child sexual abuse has been rather selective in which organisations it has chosen to investigate with regards to their association with paedophile, Steven Larkins, the subject of its first public hearings. It is … Continue reading

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First Day (Or: As It Happened)

[Note: Today’s posting was delayed due to a power outage following a thunderstorm.] Image: Chief Scout of Australia, Governor-General Quentin Bryce (Australia’s Head of State) with Scouts officials (Image source: http://www.scouts.com.au/newsletter.asp?BulletinStory=21301594)   Image: Gail “Snow White” Furness addresses the six … 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 – The Employees’ Testimonials (Or: Better Retired Than Fired)

Mr. Will Callinan, a school principal in the Newcastle-Maitland Catholic diocese, has told the NSW enquiry that he did not challenge an “untruth” by Bishop Malone, because he feared he would lose his job. The threat of unemployment appears to … Continue reading

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More from Lucas (Or: What? Me Remember?)

Image source: ABC Online Senior Catholic priest, Brian Lucas continues to have a poor memory, just like his colleagues. Ms Maria Gerace, a victims’ lawyer, challenged Lucas’ assertion that he could not remember anything about the McAlinden case. As she … Continue reading

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The Yeshivah College Case (Or: Australia Exports Yet Another Paedophile)

Image: Yeshivah College, Melbourne In what is believed to be the only case of a member of a Jewish institution in Australia pleading guilty to child sexual abuse, Rabbi David Kramer will be sentenced next Wednesday. Kramer allegedly abused students … Continue reading

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NSW Enquiry Session 2 Week 2 (Or: Who? When? Where? Why? For Us To Know And You To Guess)

Image source: http://www.idiotjoyshow.com Week 2 of Session 2 of the NSW government enquiry into clerical child sexual abuse in the Newcastle-Maitland Catholic Church diocese began with a day off. Later, it will hold “in camera” (i.e., secret) hearings with the … Continue reading

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The NSW Enquiry Continues (Or: Bias or Lazy Journalism?)

Image: Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox at the NSW enquiry this week (Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/01/nsw-church-child-abuse-inquiry) In her opening address to the second session of the NSW government enquiry into clerical child sexual abuse in the Newcastle-Maitland diocese, Commissioner Ms Cunneen said: … Continue reading

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