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Salvation Army Hearings Continue (Or: Still Taking Taxpayers’ Money)

SPECIAL NOTE: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation television (ABC 2 / Ch. 24 digital) will be re-screening the “Four Corners” program from 2003, detailing abuses by the Salvation Army at its Children’s Homes – titled “The Homies”. The program will run … Continue reading

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Salvation Army Abuse Witnesses’ Accounts (Or: And You Thought The Convict Days Were Long Past)

Image: Convict flogging c.1800 Australia The hearings of the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse has entered its second day, covering the Salvation Army Boys’ Homes of Bexley, Gill, Riverview, and Alkira. Some “Not Directions Not … Continue reading

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Who Cares (Or: War Crimes)

Image: “The Homies” Promo photo – the author is the boy in the top right hand corner of the picture (Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation: “Four Corners” 2003) The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse began its … Continue reading

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The Author’s Rebuttal To Mr. McClellan’s Reasons For Non-Permission To Appear At The Salvation Army Boys’ Homes Hearings And Present A Submission (Or: McClellan Rules, O.K.?)

Now that it is official that I will not be permitted, by the chairman of the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse, Peter McClellan, to give evidence on my old Boys’ Home, “Alkira” – otherwise known … Continue reading

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Parramatta Girls’ Home (Or: Eyes To The Floor)

[Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are respectfully advised that the following article contains images and names of people who may be deceased.] Image source: http://www.parragirls.org.au   It looks like the Australia royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse … Continue reading

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Heat Shelters – A New Source Of Revenue? (Or: Opportunity Knocks But Once)

On this Australia Day week-end (also known as “Invasion Day” by some Aboriginal people) there is usually acknowledgment of a couple of things which are regarded as basic to the Australian character. These are an unusual fondness for sports, and … Continue reading

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The Commission’s Long Week-End (Or: Mis-Speaking For Fun And Profit)

You’ve got to hand it to Mr. McClellan (see previous postings) and Gail “Snow White” Furness (see previous postings) of the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse. They certainly give the Catholic Church every opportunity to … Continue reading

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