Salvation Army

No evidence to support Salvation Army officer's claim he confessed act of child sex abuse to police, royal commission told

Lieutenant-Colonel Colin Haggar.

Paul Bibby A senior Salvation Army officer who says he went to police to confess the sexual abuse he inflicted on a young girl but was told nothing could be done, has had serious doubt cast on his claims.

Manus Island work by Salvation Army a failure, says former worker

Manus Island detention centre

Sarah Whyte The Salvation Army was a poor cultural fit and ill-equipped to manage the difficult situation on the Manus Island detention centre, a former worker has alleged.

Salvation Army officer promoted despite history of child sex abuse, royal commission hears

Salvos

Louise Hall A Salvation Army officer who admitted to sexually abusing an eight-year-old girl was allowed to return to the organisation and rise through the ranks, the royal commission has heard.

Boys' carers at Salvation Army home, 'they were cruel bastards'

Wally McLeod outside the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Sydney, where he gave evidence about his time in the Salvation Army Riverview boys home.
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Paul Bibby Some boys knew it as ''the cage'', others ''the lock-up'' - a small cell with iron bars built into the door.

Salvation Army locked boys in cage, raped and beat them, royal commission hears

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Paul Bibby Young boys were locked in a cage for days on end as part of a brutal regime of physical and sexual abuse meted out to dozens of youngsters at Salvation Army homes in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, a royal...

Salvation Army abuse claims failed to go to court, commission hears

Paul Bibby Dozens of alleged rapes and indecent assaults against boys at a Salvation Army home in southern Sydney that were reported to police years later never came to court because of the victims' fading...

Salvation Army worker attacked

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Victoria Police are appalled at the unprovoked attack of a Salvation Army social worker in Melbourne's CBD.

Salvation Army apologises for abuse

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Salvation Army says sorry to Australians who were abused growing up in their homes, but victims say words are simply not enough.

Salvo officer accused woman of blowing whistle on husband's child sex abuse: royal commission hears

Kerry Haggar

Paul Bibby A senior Salvation Army officer, whose husband, also an officer, sexually assaulted a young girl, later sent an accusatory Facebook message to a whistleblower, the royal commission into child-sex...

Pedophile support programs challenge community hatred

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Daniella Miletic Since her husband's release, Barbara has campaigned for treatment for child sex offenders in Australia once they get out of jail.

Asylum seekers: Nothing to lose, desperation on Nauru

Nauru

Deborah Snow Witness accounts from inside Australia's detention centres are rare. Walled in behind government secrecy, contracts which bind them to silence, and fear for their future livelihoods, staff and former...

Refugees

The Undesirables by Mark Isaacs reveals Nauru secrets

Photos show men who have attempted suicide or self-harm in the detention centre on Nauru.

Deborah Snow Eyewitness accounts from inside Australia's detention centres are rare.

Reza Barati murder arrests expected within days

Murdered asylum seeker, Reza Berati . Photo supplied

David Wroe, Sarah Whyte Manus Island police say they are poised to charge several men with the murder of Reza Barati, the asylum seeker killed in a violent confrontation at the island's detention centre.

Mark Isaacs reveals the secrets of the Nauru detention centre

Mark Isaacs.

Deborah Snow Mark Isaacs was only 24, with no social work training, when the Salvation Army offered him an overseas welfare job in late September, 2012.

Charity worker killed Reza Barati, says insider

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Michael Gordon, Matthew Knott A local person employed by the Salvation Army has been accused of being a key assailant in the attack that led to the death of Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati, staff employed at the Manus Island...

A conundrum at the heart of the Pacific solution

Daniel Flitton The torrid dilemma has dogged the Pacific solution from its earliest incarnation in the Howard years to Julia Gillard's eventual embrace of the policy.

Inmates at Parramatta Girls Home subjected to 'state-sanctioned rape'

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Catherine Armitage Girls as young as 18 months who came into contact with the NSW child welfare authorities from the 1930s onwards were routinely tested for venereal disease and evidence of sexual activity.

Paedophile ring allegedly preyed on boys in church care

Paul Bibby Boys living at a Queensland Salvation Army home in the 1970s were allegedly enticed into a paedophile ring run by a wealthy businessman who sexually abused them, and then flew them to the Sydney home...

Abbott's new world order

Asylum seekers

Julie-Anne Davies Since Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison took office, workers in offshore detention centres say asylum seekers have never had it so bad.

300 humanitarian jobs lost as Salvos kicked out of Manus and Nauru

Manus Island

Deborah Snow The Salvation Army will have to shed more than 300 sub-contracted staff after losing a $74 million contract for the provision of humanitarian services to asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru.