Tag Archives: Wally McLeod

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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More Bites At The Cherry (Or: There Are The Deserving And Undeserving Poor – William Booth)

Image source: godandpoliticsuk.org The Australian royal commission into institutional response to child sexual abuse gave a second day to the Catholic Church to present more propaganda about how wonderful its “Towards Healing” process ( supposedly to help victims) really is. … Continue reading

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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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Why Wally Should Be Heard (Or: Selective Hearing?)

Four Salvation Army Boys’ Homes will be the focus of the next hearings of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse beginning on 28th January. Two of the Homes were in Queensland. Riverview (https://lewisblayse.net/2013/06/14/riverview-salvation-army-boys-home-or-unfinished-business/), near Ipswich, … Continue reading

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