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It isn’t surprising that the Anglican Church is guilty of crimes against the powerless. After all, it was founded on the whim of a King who wanted to divorce his wife and marry Anne Boleyn, a marriage that ended after 1000 days with her beheading. Today’s Church doesn’t get away with capital crimes, but it … Continue reading Crimes of the Anglican Church
Tasmanian paedophile James Griffin has died before receiving justice for decades of child abuse. How many more offenders will leave this earth before justice catches up with them? Will there be a Commission of Inquiry after a certain well known organist and choirmaster departs this world? I do hope so. I will be among the … Continue reading Historic abuse victims failed again
I can’t lay claim to being a Stolen Child. However, I married a Stolen Child. Although he wasn’t indigenous, he grew up in orphanages with First Australians. I’d be honoured if a First Australian acknowledged the vast population of Stolen Children who were not indigenous. Until such acknowledgement takes place, the other Forgotten ones and … Continue reading Why ‘ForgottenAustralianFamily’?
I’m grateful, I really am, that we have some independent media in Australia, and that we have some public interest journalists. But sadly, until the depravity I know about in Queensland, having occurred over many decades, is addressed, the destruction of children’s futures must be counted among atrocities that brave journalists do not turn away … Continue reading Thanks SMH for fearless reporting on the atrocities in Afghanistan. What about those in Queensland?
I wasn’t shocked or horrified when I read about the SAS troops in Afghanistan. I’ve known for a long time what atrocities people are capable of. I’ve read reports about child abuse, that have attributed it to poor training, lack of supervision and a host of other reasons. I’ve read criminology, about why people kill, … Continue reading Is Anyone Surprised?
In 1978, the year our son was born, my father bought us a house in Sunnybank for $25,000. Four years later we sold it for $43,500 in exchange for 30 acres of farmland in Goomboorian; an unfenced cow paddock with a large concrete tank. My father died a year later. We bought a forestry barracks … Continue reading Our housing journey
https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/shore-school-toxic-culture-at-elite-sydney-school-laid-bare/news-story/5535e974da8eb2c5a95267bb21457269 My abuser was a student at Brisbane's leading Anglican Boys School, Church of England Grammar. It is the feeder school for the Cathedral Choir. Little boys with a tuneful voice can apply for a Choir Scholarship which will pay their school fees in return for God knows what abuse. Some time after I made … Continue reading Elite Boys Schools: A Culture That Needs Changing
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/disgraced-harvey-weinstein-loses-top-royal-honour/ar-BB19bDpO?li=AAgfLCP&ocid=mailsignout Why do these men have their Royal honours stripped when my abuser still walks free and uncondemned by society? cheers Sylvia
I came from a political family and married a political activist. To my mind the only hope for the future lies in voting Greens. Here are my reasons why. I believe the Greens could win some more seats in the coming Queensland election, enough to seriously influence the way this State is run. It is … Continue reading Vote Greens in Queensland