Salvation Army

Interview: Salvation Army victim Graham Rundle

Joanne McCarthy Graham Rundle was seven when he became a number, in the quiet outside a storeroom at a Salvation Army boys home in the Adelaide Hills.

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

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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...

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

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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.

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.

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.

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...

Unemployed will 'give something back'

Gareth Hutchens The federal government has revealed details of what will constitute ''work for the dole'' activities, saying the jobs will be designed to help job seekers ''give something back to the community''.

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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.

Manus burn victim without treatment for nine months

Natalie O'Brien An Iranian asylum seeker on Manus Island suffering from complications from burns he suffered as a teenager has been asking unsuccessfully for medical help for nine months.

Child safety is measure of abuse inquiry's success

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Paul Bibby 'If the royal commission is not extended, we will not be able to hold a private session for any person who contacts us after September this year.'

Probe fails to answer crucial questions

Manus Island

Michael Gordon Robert Cornall's report on the violence on Manus Island tiptoes around the key failures of the Abbott government.

Scott Morrison stands by hard line at Manus Island as report finds local worker led Reza Barati attack

Sarah Whyte, David Wroe Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to maintain his hardline approach on asylum seekers despite admitting ''great regret'' that urgent security upgrades were not made to Manus Island...

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.

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.

Asylum seekers: Nothing to lose, desperation on Nauru

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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...

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.

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...