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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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A First Look At The Salvation Army’s Employment Practices (Or: What Would William Wilberforce Say?)

Image source: anaconda15.wordpress.com There is one aspect of the Salvation Army Children’s Homes which will not be covered at the up-coming hearings into the Home by the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse. That issue is … Continue reading

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Walking the Path (Or: Endless Highway)

The “Heiner Affair” remains a stain on Queensland’s juvenile justice system (see previous posting). At the time the Goss Labor Government decided to shred documents, some people were agitating about events at the Westbrook Boys’ Reformatory, which had been at … Continue reading

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Salvation Army Admissions to the Victorian Enquiry (Or: Things Are Good Now, Trust Me)

Image source: http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2013/02/06/358672_news.html The Salvation Army, at the Victorian Parliamentary enquiry into religious sexual abuse, has admitted to 470 claims of abuse from the Children’s Homes it operated until the 1980s. It had paid out between $15 million and $20 … Continue reading

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