Tag Archives: Simeon Beckett

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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More From Slater (Or: Haven’t We Done Well For Ourselves!)

Image source: myniceprofile.com Anglican Church officials, and their lawyers, have a lot to smile about. The third “case study” hearings of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse have gone their way a lot. It began … Continue reading

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Third Hearing – Week Two (Or: Just A Joke)

Image: Anglican Church lawyer, Philip Roland (Source: Foott, Law and Co.) Pat Comben, former registrar of the Grafton Anglican Church diocese and former Education Minister in the Queensland State Government, made a very (melo?)dramatic move outside the Royal Commission before … Continue reading

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Once A Priest Always A Priest (Or: My Wife Will Pray for You)

Image: John Gumbley (center) with some of his supporters (Source: Sydney Morning Herald) Perhaps one of the greatest hypocrites of all time appeared before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse this week. He is Philip Gerber, … Continue reading

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What CA and CK Said (Or: Ritual Abuse)

Image: Pat Comben, when he was a politician (Source: Queensland Department of Education) Phillip Aspinall, head of the Australian Anglican Church (known elsewhere as the Episcopalian Church or the Church of England), knew the details of the horrific abuse at … Continue reading

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