Tag Archives: Phillip Hare

The Organizational Culture (Or: My Organisation – Right or Wrong)

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse has completed its second “case study” – the YMCA and Jonathan Lord (see previous postings). The enquiry focused on how he managed to slip past the YMCA’s filter for … 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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Wind-Up Of Session 2 (Or: Promoting Incompetence)

Image: Lord’s boss, Jacqui Barnat (Image source: Sydney Morning Herald) The YMCA official who recruited convicted paedophile, Jonathan Lord, has coolly adhered to the line that she did everything correctly, and that her inconsistent evidence was only given “to the … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up The Lord Case Study (Or: Learning From the Masters)

Image: Catholic Education PR man, Mark Rix, with his mother, at a school function (Image Source: Catholic Education Office) They’re no fools, these officials of the YMCA (formerly known as the Young Men’s Christian Association). When they found they had … Continue reading

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What Camp America Said (Or: Red Flags In The Cabin)

Jonathan Lord went to the U.S. under the Camp America scheme whereby young Australians work in the Summer Camp system there for a short time. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard that Lord, convicted … Continue reading

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What the Staff Said (Or: He Was So Cute)

Evidence presented to the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse, by six former staff members, gives the lie to claims by the YMCA’s lawyer, Gregory Sirtes (pictured above), that the organisation boasted “industry-leading practices.” The director of the Early Childhood … Continue reading

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