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Royal Commission Must Urgently Investigate a Potential “Catholic Mafia” Within Australian Law Enforcement (Or: Peter Fox is no Liar and We Know It)

Yesterday, the NSW Special Commission of Enquiry handed down its final report. The commission of enquiry was established by former NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell, soon after Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox came forward in late 2012 expressing concern about how … Continue reading

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NSW Enquiry, Session 2, Week 4, Day 2 (Or: A Flood of Tears)

Image: Poignant wall graffiti When the NSW government enquiry into child sexual abuse and its cover-up in the Newcastle-Maitland Catholic church diocese heard evidence from Fr. Fletcher victim, “AH”, a strange thing happened. The assembled public, media representatives, lawyers and … Continue reading

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The Debelle Enquiry Fall-Out (Or: A Whistleblower Wins)

Image: Whistleblower parent, Danyse Soester, with Mark Butler (M.P. for Adelaide and Federal Environment Minister) and South Australian state Premier, Jay Weatherill (far right) (Image source: Adelaide Now). The South Australian Government’s Debelle enquiry, headed by former Supreme Court judge, … Continue reading

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NSW Enquiry Session 2 Week 3 Day 4 (Or: Where Did I Leave My Keys?)

Caption: Burston (center) leaving the enquiry (source: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2013/s3805435.htm) “He has given his life to the Catholic Church”: Commissioner Cunneen., concerning William Burston (pictured above), second-in-charge of the Newcastle-Maitland diocese under former Bishops Clarke and Malone. Ms. Cunneen claimed that Burston had … Continue reading

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More from the NSW Enquiry – Second Session (Or: Nothing To See Here)

Image source http://www.cagle.com Documents obtained under Freedom of Information laws recently revealed that NSW police officer Beth Cullen shredded documents from liaison meetings with Catholic Church officials from the Newcastle-Maitland diocese (see previous posting). The matter has been referred to … Continue reading

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