Tag Archives: Tony Abbott

Australian Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson Charged (Or: Touchdown!)

Image: Archbishop Philip Wilson being chauffeur-driven away from the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide yesterday (Source: Herald Sun, 17 March, 2015). [Author’s note: Is that a Rolex, Phil? Might wanna pawn it, babe; Ian Temby QC don’t come cheap, and I … Continue reading

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Salvos and Child Slave Labour (Or: Why Child Protection Advocates Should Worry about Work for the Dole)

In the UK, there is a currently a vigorous and growing protest movement against the Workfare program. It’s been led by the Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty. The name of the campaign is Boycott Workfare (www.boycottworkfare.org). Australians would use the phrase … Continue reading

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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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The McDonald’s Connection (Or: Feed the Homeless Crap)

Image: Joan Kroc, wife of the founder of McDonald’s, who left her $1.8 billion in shares to the Salvation Army The Salvation Army and McDonald’s foods have some things in common. They are both multinational corporations. The Salvation Army is … 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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Some Victorian Victims’ Comments (Or: Real Voices)

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will resume hearings tomorrow. It will be the third “case study”, and will focus on Allan Kitchingman (see previous posting) against the background of events at the North Coast … Continue reading

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