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Why the Delay? (Or: We’ll Let You Know – Sometime)

The next hearings of the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse, focusing on four Salvation Army Boys’ Homes (Riverview, Bexley,  Gill Memorial Boys’ Home and Alkira), is due to start in a week. In fact there … Continue reading

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The Salvation Army Position On Sexuality (Or: They Don’t Just Shoot Horses)

Image: “Major” Andrew Craibe Last year an Australian Salvation Army officer created quite a stir during a radio interview on the organization’s attitude towards non-heterosexuals. The officer involved, “Major” Andrew Craibe was the Media Director for the salvos in the … Continue reading

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More On Salvation Army Funding Sources (Or: Purifying Tainted Money)

[Note: This is not an article about the pros and cons of the alcohol and gaming industries. It is only about the Salvation Army’s position on them.] The Salvation Army in Australia appears to be resolutely hypocritical about what it … Continue reading

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The Australian Salvation Army’s Finances (Or: Melding Church And State)

  Image source: Australian Salvation Army The Salvation Army in Australia receives nearly half of its income from the taxpayer. In some countries this would raise concerns about state-supported religion. It would be of further concern to such people that … Continue reading

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Some Pre-Hearing Thoughts (Or: Criminal Justice?)

Image Source: http://www.toonpool.com Tomorrow will see the first mention of the Catholic Church at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, more than a year after its announcement by former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard –an atheist. … Continue reading

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Riverview Salvation Army Boys’ Home (Or: Unfinished Business)

Image source: CLAN The Riverview Home run by the Salvation Army, until its license was revoked by the Queensland Government in 1977, is another of the institutions requiring a second look by the Royal Commission. All records were claimed to … Continue reading

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The Salvation Army, Uniting Church and Boy Scouts Heads (Or: Low Profile Heads)

Above: Salvation Army World Head, Linda Bond (Image Source: Salvation Army) Above: Current Governor-General and Chief Scout of Australia, Quentin Bryce (Image Source: Herald Sun)   Above: Head of the Uniting Church in Australia, Andrew Dutney (Image Source: Wikipedia) The … Continue reading

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