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Five years on and the Royal Commission into Insitutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse formally closes

December 18, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

Then Australian Labour Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced her intention to call a royal commission into child sexual abuse on 12 November 2012.By 11 January 2013 six commissioners had been appointed and on 3 April 2013 the first of fifty-seven public hearings was underway.These public hearings conducted 57 case studies, 30 of which examined responses to child sexual abuse in religious institutions.The

In Australia 90% of the population read news media

December 17, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

Excerpt from AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER HISTORY GROUP, NEWSLETTER No. 95, December 2017:The Australian Financial Review’s weekday edition increased its print readership by 14.9 per cent to 347,000 people during the 12 months ending in August. The AFR Weekend rose 4.8 per cent to 130,000 people. The weekday Australian increased its print readers by 5.6 per cent in the past 12 months.

Tweet of the Week

December 16, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

Crime trends in the Clarence Valley October 2007 to September 2017

December 15, 2017 - 00:25 -- Admin

In the ten years between October 2007 and September 2017 crime trends in the Clarence Valley Local Government Area have remained numerically and statistically small in 5 crime categories covering murder and violent robbery.While crime trends remain stable in 6 crime categories (assault unrelated to domestic violence, sexual assault & other sexual offences, stealing from a car and stealing from a store ) and fallen in another 4 crime categories (stealing motor vehicles and break, enter dwe

About that political influence on domestic affairs on the part of foreign powers, Prime Minister Turnbull.....

December 15, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

According to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Bligh Turnbull; "Foreign powers are making unprecedented and increasingly sophisticated attempts to influence the political process, both here and abroad." He went on to excoriate the Labor Party in parliament last week with regard to its contacts with Chinese nationals.This week the primary subject of Turnbull's verbal attacks

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