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BLACK WALL STREET - Today is the 93rd Anniversary of the Race Riot and Bombing of Black Wall Street in Tulsa Oklahoma, May 31st, 1921.

Read The Article: You do know that Black Wall Street was rebuilt by the Black residence after the bombing took place in 1921. They rebuilt it with their own money and got no government support.

"After the riot, black Tulsans, who were living in tents and forced to wear green identification tags in order to work downtown, still managed to turn the tragedy into triumph. Without state help, they rebuilt Greenwood, and by 1942 the community had more than 240 black-owned businesses."

If we did it once we can do it again.

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2011/02/greenwood_oklahoma_from_the_black_wall_street_to_the_tulsa_race_riot.2.html

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Bariatric Naysayers Unite & Oppose
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Feds Warn Against Misleading Lap-Band Ads
1-800-GET-THIN warned to clean up its advertising & promotion
12/14/2011 | ConsumerAffairs

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The marketing firm 1-800-GET-THIN and eight California surgical centers are being warned that their advertising is misleading and doesn't provide enough information about possible side effects of the Lap-Band, a surgical procedure for weight loss in obese adults.

Several Californians have died following surgery related to the 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign, according to The Los Angeles Times.

A lawsuit filed last February seeks damages in the death of a 50-year-old California woman who died five days after Lap Band surgery. Laura Faitro of Simi Valley died after undergoing surgery at Valley Surgical Center in West Hills, Calif.

Her husband, John, said Ms. Faitro became interested in the surgery after seeing television commercials for1-800-GET-THIN. But a few days after the surgery, she was hospitalized with an infection and later died.
Warning letters

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to the marketing group and to Bakersfield Surgery Institute Inc.; Beverly Hills Surgery Center; Palmdale Ambulatory Center; Valley Surgical Center; Top Surgeons LLC; Valencia Ambulatory Center LLC; Cosmopolitan Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; and San Diego Ambulatory Center LLC.

In the letters, the FDA warns that billboards and advertising inserts the centers are using fail to provide required risk information, including warnings, precautions, possible side effects and contraindications.

The FDA said it is also concerned that the font size of information related to risks on the advertising inserts is too small to be read by consumers.

"The FDA takes seriously its responsibility to protect consumers from products promoted without adequate warnings,” said Steve Silverman, director of the Office of Compliance in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “It's particularly troublesome when advertisements don’t communicate the serious risks associated with medical devices."
Action threatened

If the affected companies do not change the advertising and promotion strategies to address the concerns raised by the FDA, the agency is prepared to take further action, which could include product seizure or civil money penalties.

The Lap-Band is a gastric band, an implanted medical device used in a surgical procedure for weight loss in obese adults who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30-40, with one or more obesity-related medical conditions (such as type II diabetes and hypertension), or in patients with a BMI of 40 or over with or without an obesity-related medical condition. Gastric banding is used when non-surgical weight loss methods (such as supervised diet, exercise and behavior modification) have not been successful. Patients considering gastric banding must be willing to make major changes in their eating habits and lifestyle.

“The decision to undergo a gastric banding procedure should be done in close consultation between a patient and his or her health care provider,” said Kimber Richter, M.D., deputy director for medical affairs in the Office of Compliance in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “It is important for the patient to fully understand both the risks and the benefits of the procedure and for the health care provider to be sure the procedure is appropriate for the patient.”

The Lap-Band has not been approved for use in children younger than 18. Only those who are able and willing to follow dietary and other health and lifestyle recommendations should consider the procedure. It’s important that patients and their physicians are aware of and understand the limitations of gastric banding, the FDA said.

Health care providers who choose to promote the gastric banding procedure are required to educate patients about the risks involved, which must also be included in any advertising and promotional materials. Patients considering the surgery should read the patient information provided by their doctor and should ask any questions they have about gastric banding before having surgery.

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The marketing firm 1-800-GET-THIN and eight California surgical centers are being warned that their advertising is misleading and doesn't provide enough information about possible side effects of the Lap-Band, a surgical procedure for weight loss in obese adults.

Several Californians have died following surgery related to the 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign, according to The Los Angeles Times.

A lawsuit filed last February seeks damages in the death of a 50-year-old Cal...
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Should Children Have Gastric Bypass Surgery?
No, say a majority of parents
05/11/2011 | ConsumerAffairs

By Mark Huffman

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photoWe know childhood obesity is a problem. But do we know the answer? Or more importantly, what the answer isn't.

First Lady Michelle Obama has an exercise program for kids. So does the National Football League, and other organizations. But some children are opting for a more direct route to weight loss -- bariatric, or “gastric bypass,” surgery.

While a growing number of adults are undergoing this procedure, it remains controversial for children. A new poll by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital shows most parents believe it should not be available to children under 18.

Just as cases of childhood obesity have skyrocketed in number over the last 40 years, so has children’s risk for obesity-related illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, liver disease and other illnesses. Research shows a multitude of issues that contribute to the problem, but no single solution is clear.

Physicians tend to agree. They say that despite its benefits, bariatric surgery carries potential risks, which are not fully defined for adolescent patients. There is no standard age at which bariatric surgery is presented as an option for severely obese adolescents.
Minority parents more receptive

Overall, fewer than one-third of parents thought bariatric surgery should be an option for adolescents younger than 18. Black and Hispanic parents were more likely than white parents to consider bariatric surgery for younger adolescents.

In contrast, 13 percent of parents felt bariatric surgery should not be an option at any age – including one in five African-American parents. Among all groups, the most common viewpoint was that bariatric surgery should be delayed until the adolescent is 18 or older.

“Further research is required to explore why low-income and non-white parents were more accepting of bariatric surgery for adolescents, but it might be because these populations are disproportionately affected by obesity and are more familiar with the challenges faced by the severely obese,” said Susan J. Woolford, M.D., M.P.H., medical director of the Pediatric Comprehensive Weight Management Center at the University of Michigan Health System.
Longer pre-surgery weight loss period

The poll also showed that for parents who believe bariatric surgery should be reserved for those over 18, most also prefer that adolescents participate in a weight loss program for at least one year before considering bariatric surgery – six months longer than the minimum time generally required by doctors.

“Pediatric guidelines say bariatric surgery should be performed on adolescents only after at least six months of participation in an intensive weight-loss program," Woolford said.

The waiting period patients and their parents have the opportunity to implement lifestyle changes that are important for success after surgery.

“But parents in this study suggest a longer period,” said Woolford, who is also a clinical assistant professor with the Child Health Evaluation and Research unit in the Division of General Pediatrics.

Guidelines include adopting a low-fat, low-calorie diet, and implementing a regular exercise routine. Continuing these behaviors and taking regular supplemental vitamins and proteins following surgery are required to avoid serious complications.



We know childhood obesity is a problem. But do we know the answer? Or more importantly, what the answer isn't.

First Lady Michelle Obama has an exercise program for kids. So does the National Football League, and other organizations. But some children are opting for a more direct route to weight loss -- bariatric, or “gastric bypass,” surgery.

While a growing number of adults are undergoing this procedure, it remains controversial for children. A new poll by C...
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California Deaths After Lap Band Surgery Lead to Lawsuits
Four patients died after responding to 1-800-GET-THIN commercials, suit charges
02/12/2011 | ConsumerAffairs

By Truman Lewis

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photoA lawsuit seeks damages in the death of a 50-year-old California woman who died last July, five days after Lap Band surgery. Laura Faitro of Simi Valley died after undergoing surgery at Valley Surgical Center in West Hills, Calif.

Her husband, John, said Ms. Faitro became interested in the surgery after seeing television commercials for 1-800-GET-THIN. But a few days after the surgery, she was hospitalized with an infection and later died. (Read consumer complaints about weight loss companies).

She is the fourth Southern California patient to die following surgery related to the 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Faitro's suit charges that there were three lacerations on her liver and her abdominal cavity was filled with bloody fluid, KABC-TV reported. His suit claims that in 2009, California accused one of the surgeons who operated on his wife of "gross negligence arising from surgeries performed on three patients, two of whom died as a result of his gross negligence."

Faitro claims surgeons discharged his wife despite her complaints of severe abdominal pain, and that the pain was so intense it forced her to seek help at the Simi Valley Hospital emergency room. She died on July 26 of "multi-organ failure and infarction due to shock, secondary to bleeding and sepsis in the abdominal cavity," according to the complaint.

But attorneys for 1-800-GET-THIN say the woman's death was caused by a heart attack, not by the surgery.

"Obesity leads to heart attacks so what you have here is the complication of the heart attack had little or nothing to do with the surgery," Oxman told KABC-TV.

The death certificate lists the primary cause of death as a cardiopulmonary arrest but also mentions the liver laceration as a significant condition contributing to death, KABC said.

The Lap-Band is a ring that is placed on the upper part of the stomach forming a small pouch. It is supposed to cause patients to experience a full feeling and restrict their dietary intake.

The suit names Valley Surgical Center, 1-800-GET-THIN LLC, Simi Valley Hospital and all the doctors who performed the surgery.
A lawsuit seeks damages in the death of a 50-year-old California woman who died last July, five days after Lap Band surgery. Laura Faitro of Simi Valley died after undergoing surgery at Valley Surgical Center in West Hills, Calif. It's the fourth recent lap-band death in Southern California. Attorneys for 1-800-GET-THIN say the woman's death was caused by a heart attack, not by the surgery.
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Gastric Bypass and Pregnancy: A Bad Combination
Your baby may pay for your weight-loss surgery
10/04/2010 | ConsumerAffairs

By Sara Huffman
The number of obese teens receiving gastric bypass surgery in America is growing. So are the reasons why the popular weight-loss remedy may not be such an easy fix.

Diana L. Farmer, MD, Chief of Pediatric Surgery at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco, California has been studying the possible link between gastric bypass surgery in teen girls and an increased link for neural tube defects in their babies. Farmer presented her study at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco Sunday.

A neural tube defect (NTD) is an opening in the spinal cord or brain that occurs very early in development. In about the third or fourth weeks of pregnancy, specialized cells on the fetus's back begin to fuse and form the neural tube. When the neural tube does not close completely, an NTD develops. Spina Bifida is a well-known NTD.

One of the easiest ways for women to combat NTDs in their babies is to take pre-natal vitamins, especially those containing folic acid.

However, when gastric bypass surgery is involved, pregnant women must be even more diligent about taking their pre-natal vitamins, as the surgery makes it very difficult for the body to absorb important nutrients.

Teenage gastric bypass surgery recipients often don't receive the nutrients they need, as they tend to be forgetful or even rebellious when it comes to taking their vitamins, Farmer said.

"We postulate that the malabsorption of folate, poor compliance with nutritional supplements and a higher risk of unintended pregnancies places young women at an increased risk for pregnancies complicated with neural tube defects. Although obesity is epidemic in this country, we believe non-reversible gastric bypass surgery should be avoided in adolescent women given the potential increased risk of fetal neural tube defects," she said.

Farmer said that if gastric bypass surgery is performed on a teen-aged girl, "great efforts must be made to minimize the risks of both unintended pregnancies and nutritional deficiencies." She recommends extensive pre-surgery counseling and frequent post-operative follow-up, as well as consideration of a highly effective form for birth control, such as an intra-uterine device, or IUD.

Diana L. Farmer, MD, Chief of Pediatric Surgery at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco, California has been studying the possible link between gastric bypass surgery in teen girls and an increased link for neural tube defects in their babies. Farmer presented her study at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco Sunday.

A neural tube defect (NTD) is an opening in the spinal cord or brain that oc...
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Study looks at long-term effects of weight-loss surgery
Most weight loss occurs in the first year but other benefits may continue into later years
11/05/2013 | ConsumerAffairs

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PhotoFor many severely obese consumers, bariatric surgery seems like the only way to lose the extra weight that’s threatening their lives. It’s obvious that the surgery is effective in the short term but how effective is it three years and more after the surgery?

That’s the question a team of researchers set out to answer.

“Bariatric surgery results in large, sustained weight loss in severely obese populations. Although generally accepted as the most effective means for inducing weight loss in very heavy patients, few studies exist reporting outcomes longer than two years after the surgery was performed," according to background information in the article.

What they found was that at the beginning of the study, the median body mass index (BMI) was 45.9, and the median baseline weight was 284 pounds. Three years after surgery, median percentage weight loss was 31.5% of baseline (90 lbs.) for participants who underwent gastric bypass (RYGB) and 15.9% (44 lbs.) for those who, like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, had the simpler laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB).

As a group, the participants experienced most of their total weight change the first year after surgery. However, there were differences in the amount of weight loss, as well as in diabetes, blood pressure, and lipid outcomes, according to a study published online by JAMA.

The study included 2, 458 adults undergoing a first-time bariatric surgical procedure as part of routine clinical care by participating surgeons between 2006 and 2009 and followed until September 2012; at the beginning of the study, 774 participants (33%) had diabetes, 1,252 (63%) high cholesterol, and 1,601 (68%) high blood pressure.

Three years after surgery, the percentages of participants experiencing at least partial diabetes remission were 67.5% for RYGB and 28.6% for LAGB. High cholesterol was in remission for 61.9% of RYGB participants and 27.1% of LAGB participants at 3 years. High blood pressure was in remission at 3 years in 38.2% of RYGB and 17.4% of LAGB participants.

"Longer-term follow-up of this cohort will determine the durability of these improvements over time and factors associated with variability in effect," the researchers said.

The study was led by Anita P. Courcoulas, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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Deanna Bunnell Olson
I had gastric-bypass surgery 10/06. The morning of surgery I weighed in at 307. My surgery was done by a WONDERFUL doctor at UPMC. I am happy to report my success to date. Approx 8 months after the surgery I peaked out at my weight loss. My current weight has been consistently the same and am soooo happy I had surgery. I am a very petite size 4 woman and proud of how I manage my weight day to day. Surgery is NOT a cure but a tool, if you choose to use it!!
Loretta Thomas
A friend's husband is having it today as a last effort to gain control of his diabetes. I've know some who've had it over the years and kept their weight off or within twenty pounds but also know those who have gained back over a hundred. It's a tool, not a cure.

For many severely obese consumers, bariatric surgery seems like the only way to lose the extra weight that’s threatening their lives. It’s obvious that the surgery is effective in the short term but how effective is it three years and more after the surgery?

That’s the question a team of researchers set out to answer.

“Bariatric surgery results in large, sustained weight loss in severely obese populations. Although generally accepted as the most ef...
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Knee Replacement Not an 'Easy Solution' for Obese Patients
Obesity is related to higher rates of infection and other complications following surgery
10/25/2012 | ConsumerAffairs

By James Limbach

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PhotoObese patients have a greater risk of complications following total knee replacement surgery, including post-surgical infections, according to a new literature review recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). Because of complications, obese patients are more likely to require follow-up surgery or revision.

Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions, particularly in the United States, and is a well-documented risk factor for the development of osteoarthritis. Arthritis is initially treated non-surgically, but total joint replacement often becomes necessary if the disease progresses. Consequently, the rate of joint replacements in obese individuals has increased in the last several decades.
Higher risk

"Orthopaedic operations can technically be more difficult in obese people, and it is important for us to know whether there is a higher complication rate in the obese, and if the long-term outcome is worse," says Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs, M.D., Ph.D., an orthopaedic surgeon at the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, and lead author of the study.

Findings include:

Obese patients have double the rate of infection following total knee replacement surgery compared to non-obese patients.
Obese patients' rate of infection is higher for both superficial and deep infections.
The long-term surgical revision rate for obese patients is nearly double that for non-obese patients.

Patient education

The paper's authors advise that knee replacement surgery not be withheld from obese patients. Rather, obese patients should be well-informed of the likelihood of complications following their total knee replacement, and advised to lose weight before surgery.

Orthopaedic surgeons should be prepared to refer them to medical weight-loss professionals, if necessary. The authors also note that weight loss could lessen some patients' osteoarthritis symptoms.

"Although these results are not really surprising," Kerkhoffs says, "for the obese patient, this literature sheds new light on treatment options for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a total knee replacement is not the 'easy solution.'"

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Knee replacement
Obese patients tends to have longer recovery time and less flexion compared to other patients and exposes them to infection.
William Skotnica
Who is obese, 20lb more or how many lb? thanks I am 6:1 and 225lb...bill.

Obese patients have a greater risk of complications following total knee replacement surgery, including post-surgical infections, according to a new literature review recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). Because of complications, obese patients are more likely to require follow-up surgery or revision.

Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions, particularly in the United States, and is a well-documented risk factor for the development of oste...

Study Finds Risks of Substance Abuse After Weight-Loss Surgery
Patients turn to alcohol, drugs and tobacco as addictive personality resurfaces
10/15/2012 | ConsumerAffairs

By James R. Hood

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PhotoWeight loss surgery can definitely take the weight off but a new study finds that patients who have the surgery are at risk of turning to drugs, alcohol and tobacco to satisfy their urges.

In particular, the study found that patients who undergo laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery appear to be at increased risk for alcohol use following surgery, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Surgery, a JAMA Network publication.

“Studies have shown that drugs, alcohol, and food trigger similar responses in the brain and that bariatric surgery candidates whose condition has been diagnosed as binge-eating disorder (BED) display addictive personalities similar to individuals addicted to substances,” the authors write. “Therefore, alcohol and drugs (including nicotine) are likely to substitute for overeating following WLS [weight loss surgery.]”

Alexis Conason, Psy.D., of New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center and colleagues studied questionnaire responses from 155 patients (132 women) who underwent weight loss surgery.

Overall, the authors found that patients reported an immediate decrease in how often they abused substances after surgery but by 24 months after surgery, they reported a significant increase in their use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

Additionally, patients who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (LRYGB) reported a significant increase in the frequency of alcohol use from the time before surgery to 24 months after surgery.

“Based on the present study, undergoing RYGB surgery appears to increase the risk for alcohol use following WLS,” the authors conclude. “Risks and benefits should be weighted when recommending LRYGB surgery to patients who may be at increased risk of developing problems with alcohol after WLS, such as those with a personal or family history of alcohol abuse or dependence.”

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Weight loss surgery can definitely take the weight off but a new study finds that patients who have the surgery are at risk of turning to drugs, alcohol and tobacco to satisfy their urges.

In particular, the study found that patients who undergo laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery appear to be at increased risk for alcohol use following surgery, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Surgery, a JAMA Network publication.
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Ambedkar had close affinity with Tamil as it was he who first said that

Tamil was spoken once from Kanyakumari to Kashmir

Ancient language of whole of India was Tamil

http://www.ambedkar.org/Tirupati/Chap22.htm

http://www.ambedkar.org/ambcd/39A.Untouchables%20who%20were%20they_why%20they%20became%20PART%20I.htm

http://www.ambedkar.org/brahmanism/BRAHMANISM_CONTROLLED_MASSES_THROUGH_LANGUAGE.htm

http://hinducasteracism.blogspot.in/2011/11/babasaheb-dr-ambedkar-states-that.html

India was land of Nagas and its language Tamil

http://www.ambedkar.org/Tirupati/Chap22.htm

Tributes to Ambedkar

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/tributes-
to-ambedkar/article3338132.ece

Reconstructing Indian population history

India has been underrepresented in genome-wide surveys of human variation. We analyse 25 diverse groups in India to provide strong evidence for two ancient populations, genetically divergent, that are ancestral to most Indians today. One, the 'Ancestral North Indians' (ANI), is genetically close to Middle Easterners, Central Asians, and Europeans, whereas the other, the 'Ancestral South Indians' (ASI), is as distinct from ANI and East Asians as they are from each other. By introducing methods that can estimate ancestry without accurate ancestral populations, we show that ANI ancestry ranges from 39–71% in most Indian groups, and is higher in traditionally upper caste and Indo-European speakers. Groups with only ASI ancestry may no longer exist in mainland India. However, the indigenous Andaman Islanders are unique in being ASI-related groups without ANI ancestry. Allele frequency differences between groups in India are larger than in Europe, reflecting strong founder effects whose signatures have been maintained for thousands of years owing to endogamy. We therefore predict that there will be an excess of recessive diseases in India, which should be possible to screen and map genetically.

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v461/n7263/abs/nature08365.html

http://www.ias.ac.in/jbiosci/nov2012/911.pdf

http://sathyas.in/blog/india-was-land-of-nagas-and-its-language-tamil/

டாக்டர் அம்பேத்கர் - தீண்டப்படாதவர்கள் யார்? தமிழ் மொழிபெயர்ப்பு பக்கம் - 94.

திராவிடர்கள் என்ற சொல் தென்இந்தியாவில் தமிழ்பேசும் மக்களை மட்டும் ஏன் குறிப்பிடுகிறது என்பது பற்றி அம்பேத்கர் எழுதி இருப் பது அப்படியே கீழே தரப்படுகிறது:

http://www.viduthalai.in/page-1/2804.html

இந்தியாவின் பூர்வீக குடிகள் தமிழர்களே!

இந்த ஆய்வின் முடிவுகளை ஐதராபாத் மையத்தின் முன்னாள் இயக்குநரும், இந்த ஆய்வறிக்கையின் ஆசிரியருமான லால்ஜி சிங் என்பவரும் அதே மையத்தின் மூத்த அறிவியலாளர் குமாரசாமி தங்கராஜன் என்பவரும் மேற்கண்ட வகையில் ஆராய்ச்சி உண்மையை அறிவித்துள்ளனர்.

இவர்களின் ஆய்வின்படி, இந்தியாவின் தொன்மை இனங்களாக வட இந்தியரும் தென் இந்தியரும் (தமிழரும்) தான் என்பது தெளிவாகிறது. ஆனால், இந்த இரு தொன்மையான இந்தியர்களில், வடவர்கள் தற்போதைய மேற்கு ஆசிய மக்களிடனும் ஐரோப்பிய மக்களுடனும் மரபியல் அடிப்படையில் 40 முதல் 80 விழுக்காடு வரை ஒத்து இருக்கிறார்கள். அதாவது, அன்னியர்களின் மரபியல் கூறுகளோடு அதிகம் ஒத்துப் போகிறார்கள்.

அனால், தென்னவர்கள் உலகின் எந்த இன மக்களோடும் மரபியல் அடிப்படையில் தொடர்பு அற்றவர்களாக இருக்கிறார்கள். அதாவது, அன்னியரின் கலப்படம் அறவே இல்லாமல் (தூய்மையாக) இருக்கிறார்கள். இதன்மூலம், தென்னக மக்கள்தான், இந்திய நாட்டின் ஆதிமக்கள் அல்லது முதல் குடிமக்கள் என்பது தெள்ளத் தெளிவாக விளங்குகிறது.
இந்திய நாட்டின் தொன்மையான இனம் எது? என்பது மீதான ஆய்விக் கிடைக்கப் பெற்றிருக்கும் இந்தப் புதிய முடிவுகள் மிகவும் முக்கியமானவையாகக் கருதப்படுகின்றன. காரணம், இதுவரை எழுதப்பட்டுள்ள வரலாற்றை மாற்றி எழுதக்கூடிய அளவுக்குச் சான்றுகள் கிடைத்திருப்பதாகக் கூறப்படுகிறது. இதனால், இந்த ஆய்வு முக்கியமான ஒன்றாகவும் அறிஞர்களின் விவாதத்திற்குரிய ஆய்வுப் பொருளாகவும் ஆகியிருக்கிறது.

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v461/n7263/abs/nature08365.html

http://www.ias.ac.in/jbiosci/nov2012/911.pdf

இரண்டாயிரத்து ஐநூறு ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு இந்தியா முழுவதும் தமிழே பரவியிருந்தது. அசோக மாமன்னன் தமிழ் மொழியிடம் கடன் பெற்றுத்தான் அவனது கல் வெட்டுக்களைப் பொறித்திருக்கிறான். தமிழனின் தொன்மையான வரலாற்றை மறைக்க சதி நடக்கிறது என்று கூறி அதிர்ச்சியை அள்ளித் தெளித்திருக்கிறார், ஓய்வு பெற்ற தொல்லியல் துறை அதிகாரி ஒருவர்.

இரண்டாயிரத்து ஐநூறு ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு இந்தியா முழுவதும் தமிழே!

நெல்லை பாளையங்கோட்டையில், மத்திய செம்மொழி தமிழாய்வு மையமும், சென்னையிலுள்ள பெரியார் ஈ.வெ.ராமசாமி நாகம்மை கல்வி ஆராய்ச்சி அறக்கட்டளையும் இணைந்து நடத்திய ‘தமிழ்நாட்டுத் தொல்லியல் ஆய்வுகள் மற்றும் ஆதிச்சநல்லூர் சிறப்பும், எதிர்காலத்திட்டங்களும் என்கிற தலைப்பிலான தேசிய கருத்தரங்கில்தான் இப்படிப் பேசி பரபரப்பைக் கிளப்பியிருக்கிறார் அவர். நடன காசிநாதனை நாம் சந்தித்துப் பேசினோம்.

‘‘1989-ம் ஆண்டு முதல் 1998-ம் ஆண்டு வரை தமிழ்நாடு தொல்லியல்துறை இயக்குநராக நான் பணியாற்றிய போதுதான் தமிழ்நாட்டில் உள்ள வரலாற்று முக்கியத்துவம் வாய்ந்த பல இடங்களில் அகழ்வாராய்ச்சிகள் நடந்தன என்று ஆரம்பித்தார் அவர்.
‘‘குறிப்பாக ராமநாதபுரம் மாவட்டத்தில் வைகை ஆறு கடலோடு கலக்கும் அழகன்குளம், ஈரோடு மாவட்டம் கொடுமணல், நாகை மாவட்டம் பூம்புகார் ஆகிய இடங்களில் நிலம் மற்றும் கடல் அகழ்வாராய்ச்சிகள் நடத்தப்பட்டன. அழகன்குளத்தில் கொத்துக் கொத்தாய் ரோமானிய காசுகள், இடுப்பில் குழந்தையுடன் கூடிய மரத்தால் ஆனதாய் சிற்பம், கண்ணாடி கைப்பிடியை வைத்திருக்கும் மூன்று தாய்மார்களின் சிற்பம் போன்றவையும் கண்டுபிடிக்கப்பட்டன. கி.மு. முதல் நூற்றாண்டைச் சேர்ந்த அந்தப் பொருட்கள் மூலம் பழங்காலத் தமிழன் ரோமானியர்களுடன் வணிகம் புரிந்திருக்கிறான் என்பதைத் தெளிவாகத் தெரிந்து கொள்ள முடிந்தது.

கொடுமணலில் சாம்பிராணிப் புகை போடப் பயன்படும் செப்புப் பாத்திரம், இரும்பு ஈட்டிகள், தவிர ராஜஸ்தானிலிருந்து தருவிக்கப்பட்ட கார்னிலியன் கல்மணிகள் கண்டெடுக்கப்பட்டன. மத்திய தொல்லியல் துறை நடத்திய ஆய்வில் சங்ககால படகுத்துறை, நீர்த்தேக்கம், புத்தவிகாரை போன்றவை கிடைத்தன. தமிழக தொல்லியல்துறை சார்பில் நாங்கள் செய்த அகழ்வாராய்ச்சியில், கிழார்வெளி என்கிற இடத்தில் 2400 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முந்தைய இன்னொரு படகுத்துறை, படகுகளைக் கட்டும் இலுப்பை மரம், எழுத்துக்களுடன் கூடிய பானை ஓடுகளைக் கண்டுபிடித்தோம்.

அதேபோல் கோவா கடல் ஆய்வு நிறுவனத்துடன் சேர்ந்து நாங்கள் நடத்திய ஆய்விலிருந்து, கடல் தற்போது 5 கி.மீ. தூரம் முன்னேறி ஊருக்குள் வந்திருப்பதைக் கண்டறிந்தோம். தவிர, ‘சைட் ஸ்கேன் சோனார் என்கிற நவீன தொழில்நுட்ப முறையின் மூலம் கடலுக்குள் 21 அடி ஆழத்தில் 5 கட்டடங்கள் இருப்பதையும் கண்டுபிடித்தோம். அவை செம்புரான் கல்லினால் கட்டப்பட்ட கோயில்கள் அல்லது புத்த விகாரைகளாக இருக்கலாம்.

அதுபோல பூம்புகார் அருகே வானகிரி பகுதியில் கடலுக்குள், 19-ம் நூற்றாண்டைச் சேர்ந்த ஒரு டேனிஷ் கப்பல்மூழ்கிக் கிடப்பதைக் கண்டுபிடித்தோம். அது டென்மார்க் அல்லது இங்கிலாந்திலிருந்து வந்த கப்பலாக இருக்கலாம். அதிலிருந்த ஈயக்கட்டிகள் சிலவற்றை எடுத்து கடல் அகழ் வைப்பகத்தில் வைத்தோம். நான் பதவியிலிருந்த காலத்தில்தான் இவை அனைத்தும் நடந்தன என்றவர், அடுத்ததாக...
‘‘தூத்துக்குடி மாவட்டம் தாமிரபரணிக் கரையிலுள்ள ஆதிச்சநல்லூரை ‘தமிழகத்தின் ஹரப்பா என்றே சொல்லலாம். அத்தனை முக்கியத்துவம் வாய்ந்த தொல்லியல்களம் அது. கடந்த 2004-2005-ம் ஆண்டில் மத்திய தொல்லியல் அகழாய்வு இயக்குநர் எஸ்.டி.சத்தியமூர்த்தி தலைமையில் அங்கே நீண்டநாட்களாக நடந்த அகழாய்வுகளில் 150 -க்கும் மேற்பட்ட முதுமக்கள் தாழிகள் கண்டெடுக்கப்பட்டன. அதில் ஒரு தாழி, 3000 ஆண்டுகள் பழைமையானது. அதியற்புதமான அந்தத் தாழியில் ‘அப்ளிக்யூ முறையில் ஒரு பெண், மான், வாழை மரம், ஆற்றில் இரண்டு முதலைகள் இருப்பது மாதிரியான உருவங்கள் வரையப்பட்டிருந்தன.
அந்தப்பானைகளின் ஓட்டில் இருந்த சில குறியீடுகள் ஹரப்பா கால உருவ எழுத்தை ஒத்திருந்தன. அது மூவாயிரம் முதல் ஐயாயிரம் ஆண்டுகள் பழைமையானது. தவிர, அங்கு கிடைத்த செப்புப் பொருட்கள் குஜராத் டைமமாபாத்தில் கிடைத்தது போன்ற ஹரப்பா காலப் பொருட்கள் என்பதும் குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது.

எல்லாவற்றுக்கும்மேலாக ஒரு தாழியின் உட் பகுதியில் பழந்தமிழ் எழுத்துக்கள் இருந்தன. அதைப் பார்த்த சத்தியமூர்த்தி உடனடியாக கல்வெட்டுத்துறை இயக்குநர் எம்.டி.சம்பத்தை அழைத்து வந்து, அந்தக் கல்வெட்டை வாசிக்கச் சொன்னார். அதில் ‘கரி அரவ நாதன் என்று எழுதப்பட்டிருந்ததாக சம்பத் சொல்லியிருக்கிறார் ‘கதிரவன் மகன் ஆதன் என்று அதற்குப் பொருள். ஆதனைப் புதைத்த தாழிதான் அது. கல்வெட்டு ஆய்வாளர் ஐராவதம் மகாதேவன் போன்றோரும் அந்தத் தாழியை அபூர்வமானது, அந்தப் பழந்தமிழ் எழுத்துக்கள் ஹரப்பா கால உருவ எழுத்துக்களைப் போல இருப்பதாக கருத்துச் சொன்னார்கள். அந்தத் தகவல்கள் கடந்த 01.07.05-ம் தேதி ஃப்ரண்ட்லைன் ஆங்கில இதழில் வெளிவந்தன.

http://www.frontline.in/static/html/fl2213/stories/20050701000307000.htm

http://www.thehindu.com/2005/02/17/stories/2005021704471300.htm

ஆனால் அதன்பிறகு அவர்களுக்கு என்ன நெருக்கடி வந்ததோ? தற்போது தாழியில் கல்வெட்டே இல்லை என்று சொல்கிறார்கள். ‘அது அபூர்வமான தாழி என்று சொன்ன ஐராவதம் மகாதேவன், இப்போது, ‘அது ஹரப்பா கால எழுத்தல்ல என்கிறார். தாழியைக் கண்டுபிடித்த சத்தியமூர்த்தியும், சம்பத்தும் கூட இப்போது அதுபற்றி வாய்திறக்க மறுக்கிறார்கள். அவர்கள் இருந்த பல மேடைகளில் நான் இதுபற்றிப் பேசியும் அவர்கள் பதில் சொன்னதில்லை. இதையெல்லாம் நான் எழுதிய "தமிழகம் அரப்பன் நாகரிக தாயகம்" என்ற நூலில் குறிப்பிட்டிருக்கிறேன்.

‘வடநாட்டில் அசோகர் கால கல்வெட்டுக்கள் தான் முதன்மையானவை, பழைமையானவை, அதன் காலம் கி.மு. 2300 ஆண்டுகள் என்பதுதான் இதுவரை சொல்லப்பட்ட வரலாறு. ஆனால், ஆதிச்சநல்லூரில் கண்டெடுக்கப்பட்ட முதுமக்கள் தாழியிலிருந்த பழந்தமிழ் எழுத்துக்கள் கி.மு. 2500 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முந்தையவை. அதாவது அசோகர் கல்வெட்டை விட 200 ஆண்டுகள் பழைமையானவை.

அப்படியானால் தமிழ்மொழியில் இருந்து கடன்பெற்றுத்தான் அசோகர் அவரது கல்வெட்டுகளைப் பொறித்திருக்கிறார் என்பது இதிலிருந்து தெளிவாகிறது. இதுவரை வடக்கிலிருந்துதான் எழுத்துக்கள் வந்தன என்கிற வாதம் இதனால் தவிடுபொடியாகிறது. ‘தமிழன் அந்தக் காலத்திலேயே கற்றறிந்தவனாக இருந்திருக்கிறான். அவன் பயன்படுத்திய தமிழ் மொழியில்தான் இந்திய மக்கள் அனைவரும் எழுதியிருக்கிறார்கள் என்பதும் உறுதியாகிறது.

இந்த வரலாற்று உண்மைகள் வெளியே வந்து தமிழனுக்குப் பெருமை சேர்ந்து விடக்கூடாது என்பதாலேயே சிலர் வரலாற்றை மறைக்கப் பார்க்கிறார்கள். ஆய்வு முடிந்து ஆறு ஆண்டுகள் ஆன பின்னரும் ஆதிச்சநல்லூர் ஆய்வறிக்கை வெளியிடப்படாததற்கு இதுவே காரணம்.

http://tamilkacheri.blogspot.in/2014/10/blog-post_349.html — with Murthi K Kuttaladampatty.
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Ethiopian Guye Adola wins Airtel Delhi Half Marathon with a new course record; Kenyan's Florence Kiplagat defends her title

New Delhi - 23 November 2014:
Ethiopian Guye Adola demolished a highly competitive men’s elite athlete field and set a new Course Record at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday. Adola stopped the clock at 59.06 minutes to lower by 6 seconds the course record of 59.12, set by countryman Atsedu Tsegay in 2013. Adola's winning time took him to 3rd place in 2014 season's top lists for the above distance. He was followed home by Kenyans Geoffrey Kamworor in 59.07 and Mosinet Geremew (59.11) who also broke the existing record.

Kamworor improved his world championship winning time from Copenhagen by a second to 59:07 in Delhi. A familiar face on Delhi roads, the Kenyan replicated his runner-up positions here from 2011 and 2013 races. Ethiopian Adola, who came from nowhere to a third place in the Worlds at Copenhagen, ran a well calculated race to topple the Kenyan's dream of taking the Delhi title this year.

The men’s race began at a fast clip and the entire pack stayed together up until 17km. From the 19km mark, Adola began to break away from the group and maintained his lead. Till about 400 meters before the finish line Mosinet Geremew was in the second position closely followed by Kamworor. However, in the last few meters Geoffrey out-sprinted Mosinet to take the second place.

On setting new course record, Guye Adola of Ethiopia ,said "The competition was hard, but I am very happy with my podium finish. It was bit cold early in the morning but I am happy with my timing, and more so because I broke the course record."

Kenyan Florence Kiplagat become the first runner to defend a women's crown in Delhi. Kiplagat, a world cross-country champion in 2009 and half-marathon champion in 2010, came here with a World Leading 65:12 which she clocked in Barcelona this February. However today's winning time of 70:04 was slower than her last year's 68:02.

“It was a very nice and strong field today, very tight group. I knew that if I stuck to the group, I could win and that was my strategy for today. Coming into the race as defending champion, there was no pressure on me. I just had to believe in myself and I know I could win back the title” said Kiplagat on winning the title.

The women's race too witnessed another reigning World champion beaten as Gladys Cherono went down to teammate Kiplagat for the second consecutive time in Delhi. Winner in Copenhagen with 67:29, Cherono could manage only 70:05 on her second place finish this morning.

The men’s and women’s winners were richer by USD 27,000 and the men also won the course record jackpot of USD 7500.

A total of 32, 500 plus runners participated in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2014, which offered total prize money of USD 2,62,167.

Among the Indians Preeja Sreedharan successfully defended her title (01:19:03) at followed by Monika Athare 01:19:12 and Sudha Singh 01:19:21.

Preeja, started off a bit slower and broke away from the rest at the 17Km mark. “In the morning I felt very cold, since I am coming from training at Trivandrum, where it was comparatively hot. But I am happy to defend my title and win at ADHM for the 2nd time in a row." Preeja announced that she will be taking a 2-year break from the sport after the January 2015 national games to concentrate on her family life.

The men’s category was won by Suresh Kumar 01:04:38; Nitender Singh Rawat 01:04:54 and Kheta Ram 01:04:56.

The introvert Suresh kumar is the youngest of the Indian men winners today. Coming from practise at Dehradun, Kumar was not confident of his training, but he stuck to his strategy which was to stick with the group. Till 17km, he was part of the pack and attached the race in the last 4km.

He stated, “I was confident of my strategy for the race today, and I am happy I could stick to it. Once I broke away and took the lead after 17km, the gap really widened and from then on I just had to maintain the lead."

The winners took home Rs 2.5 lakhs each.

The race also witnessed the participation from celebrities like Anil Ambani, Rahul Bose and Gul Panag. Among the dignitaries present to cheer the participants and athletes were Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon'ble Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt of India, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Independent charge, Ajit M Sharan – Sports Secreatry, Ajay Puri Director Market Operations, Bharti Airtel along with Event Ambassador - Paula Radcliffe, Face of the Event - Bipasha Basu, Gautam Gambhir and Tollywood star Jeet.

RESULTS:

Elite MEN:

Guye Adola (ETH) 00:59:06 (NCR); Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN) 00:59:07; Mosinet Geremew (ETH) 00:59:11; Cybrian Kotut (KEN) 00:59:12; Stanley Biwott (KEN) 00:59:18; Stephen Kibet (KEN) 00:59:21; Abraham Charoben (KEN) 00:59:21; Jonathan Maiyo (KEN) 00:59:28; Kenneth Kipkemoi (KEN) 00:59:43; Kinde Atanaw (ETH) 01:00:17.

Elite WOMEN:

Florence Kiplagat (KEN) 01:10:04; Gladys Cherono (KEN) 01:10:05; Worknesh Degefa (ETH) 01:10:07; Belaynesh Olijira (ETH) 01:10:08; Cynthia Limo (KEN) 01:10:09; Lucy Kabuu (KEN) 01:10:10; Tatelech Bekele (ETH) 01:10:17; Beatrice Mutai (KEN) 01:10:26; Alice Kimutai (KEN) 01:13:46; Preeja Sreetharan (IND) 01:19:03.

Indian MEN:

Suresh Kumar (IND) 01:04:38 (Overall 13th); Nitender Singh Rawat (IND) 01:04:54 (Overall 14th); Kheta Ram (IND) 01:04:56 (Overall 15th); Soji Mathew (IND) 01:05:03 (Overall 16th); Anish Thapa (IND) 01:05:14 (Overall 17th); Gopi T (IND) 01:05:22 (Overall 18th); Man Singh (IND) 01:05:34 (Overall 19th); Vishram Meena (IND) 01:06:48 (Overall 20th); Anil Pawar (IND) 01:07:14; Ajay Vir Singh (IND) 01:07:27.

Indian WOMEN:

Preeja Sreedharan (IND) 01:19:03 (Overall 10th); Monika Athare (IND) 01:19:12 (Overall 11th); Sudha Singh (IND) 01:19:21(Overall 12th);
Kavita Raut (IND) 10:19:56 (Overall 13th); Swati Gadhave (IND) 01:19:56 (Overall 14th); Rohini Raut (IND) 01:20:15 (Overall 15th); Kiran Sahdev (IND) 01:22:39 (Overall 16th); Rashmi Gure (IND) 01:28:00 (Overall 17th); Amandeep Kaur (IND) 01:29:33 (Overall 18th); Manju Yadav (IND) 01:32:17 (Overall 19th).

OTHER CATEGORIES:

Half Marathon: Men: (18 to u-25 yrs): Manoj Kumar Yadav 01:14:24; Aslesh Kumar 01:14:39; Awadh Narayan 01:16:40.
Women: (18 to u-25 yrs):Blaut Garance 01:26:08; Priyanka 01:35:19; Kateni Robviina 01:57:51.

Men: (25 to u-30 yrs): Nangundappa Muniyallappa 01:13:43; Bholaram Rajwade 01:17:25; Kulwant Maan 01:17:29.
Women: (25 to u-30 yrs): Eve Bugler (GBR) 01:20:29; Nivedita Samanta 01:49:49; Selina Haeny (SUI) 01:52:30.

Men: (30 to u-35 yrs): Tushar Waingankar 01:18:15; Atsushi Morishtia 01:20:42; Nipendra Singh 01:21:33.
Women: (30 to u-35 yrs): Shikha Pahwa 01:36:53; Shailja Sridhar 01:42:02; Sayuri Dalvi 01:43:43.

Men: (35 to u-40 yrs): Mahender Singh 01:19:44; Basant Pradhan 1:19:47; Sanjay Dasila 1:21:08.
Women: (35 to u-40 yrs): Jayanti Thapliyal 01:32:06; Lalita Madhwal 01:35:52; Akiko Bando 01:42:19

Men: (40 to u-45yrs): Suresh Kumar 01:18:42; Bhupender Singh 01:20:18; Pritam Singh 01:20:53.
Women: (40 to u-45yrs): Nirupma Singh 01:39:06; Aurea Mullier Dias 01:39:09; Shubha Bhargava 01:39:09.

Men: (45 to u-50yrs): Dinesh Kumar 01:21:07; Idris Mohamed 01:22:10;
Mukesh Rana 01:23:00.
Women: (45 to u-50yrs): Vaishali Kasture 01:42:47; Maureen Enderby 01:46:07; Alison Clews 01:52:36

Men:(50 to u-55yrs):Alok Nath 01:25:22; Heeraman Singh 01:29:04; Maurizio Orlandini 01:31:06
Women: ( 50 to u-55yrs):- Khurshid Mistry 01:51:53; Taru Mateti 02:00:10; Neelam Vaid 02:05:47

Men: (55 to u-60yrs): Sabhjeet Yadav 01:28:29; William Halliday 01:37:25; Ashutosh Roy 01:43:02.
Women: ( 55 to u-60yrs):- Radhakrishna Swamy 02:04:18; Mala Bhambhani 02:23:03 ; Radhika Bahl 02:40:47.

Men ( 60 to u-65 yrs):- Rugha Vir 01:37:49; Subhash Chand Khatri 01:39:53; Bhasker Desai 01:41:57.
Women( 60 to u-65 yrs):- Rachel Chatterjee 02:03:48; Pervin Batliwala 02:05:16; Mala Honnatti 02:09:49.

Men(65 to u-70yrs):– Parameet Singh 01:53:48; Virendra Singh Rawat 01:54:19

Men (70 years and above):- Guru Dayal Yadav 01:47:16 ; Mahadev Samjiskar 02:05:32 ; Dharm Singh 02:06:05
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Royal Commission into child sexual abuse in institutions.

On 12 November 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a nationwide Royal Commission into the sexual abuse of children in institutions. Royal commission into child sexual abuse- 'We want your voices to be heard'..Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the royal commission outlined today will be an opportunity for victims of child sexual abuse to be heard.. - ''It is clear from what is already in the public domain that too many children were the subject of child sexual abuse in institutions,'' she said.''And that too many adults who could have assisted them turned a blind eye so that they didn't get the help that they needed.''..

Who will the commission investigate?
It can look at any private, public or non-government organisation that has ever been involved with children, including government agencies, schools, sporting clubs, orphanages and foster care and religious organisations.

The inquiry will be expected to provide an interim report by the end of June 2014 and will wind up in December 2015.

If you would like your details passed onto the Royal Commission, leave your
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Mediation begins between Catholic Church and St Ann’s sex abuse victims seeking compensation

Out-of-court negotiations have begun to settle compensation claims over the St Ann’s Special School sexual abuse case.
A father of one of the abuse victims, Peter Mitchell, said this morning that the Catholic Church had entered talks with the victims’ families who are seeking compensation.
“We’re grateful to Archbishop (Philip) Wilson that we’re entering mediation to settle our claims,” he said.
“But we can’t provide any further comment as we don’t want to jeopardise the mediation process.”
The mediation could end 12 years of legal battles over paedophile Brian Perkins’ molestation of 36 students at St Ann’s Special School more than 20 years ago.
Between 1987 and 1991, Perkins videotaped, photographed and sexually assaulted 36 students at the Marion school, where he worked as a volunteer bus driver. He fled interstate and was not arrested for his crimes until 2002.
He was jailed a year later and has since died in custody.
Victims of the abuse have been waging a long battle for compensation since, on the grounds that the school and church failed to protect them from Perkins’ crimes.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard evidence on the abuse when it sat in Adelaide in March.
Earlier this year, Mr Mitchell launched on online petition on change.org calling on the Catholic Church to settle the compensation claims.
The petition has since attracted more than 104,000 signatures.
A Catholic Archdiocese spokeswoman said she could not specifically comment on any mediation claims, citing legalities.
“Archbishop Philip Wilson has, from the outset, acknowledged the victims’ rights to seek compensation through the civil courts and he has also demonstrated his willingness to explore avenues for resolution outside the traditional court process,” she said. “It would be inappropriate to comment on any specific case.”

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Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart appears before Facing the Truth sex abuse inquiry

The Catholic Church has been more interested in protecting its reputation and fortune than caring for the victims of child sex abuse, Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart has admitted.
Archbishop Hart fronted the parliamentary inquiry into child sex abuse for the first time in a gruelling three-hour questioning session today.
When asked about the secrecy surrounding pre-1990 abuse claims, Archbishop Hart admitted that former archbishop Frank Little had kept all allegations confidential.
"The church was too keen to look after herself and her good name, and not keen enough to address the terrible anguish of the victims," Archbishop Hart said.
But he shocked the inquiry's public gallery when he said it was "better late than never" that the church had taken 18 years to write to Rome to have a priest excommunicated after he was convicted of child molestation.
Archbishop Hart was being questioned about Father Desmond Gannon, who had his faculties to perform as a priest removed in 1993, after allegations of sexual abuse surfaced in the late 1980s. Gannon was jailed in 2009 for molesting an altar boy between 1968 and 1969.
Head of the Adult Survivors of Child Abuse group, Cathy Kezelman, said the Archbishop's comments were flippant.
"It's appalling to think that this wasn't acted upon immediately. 'Better late than never' doesn't cut it. Over 18 years children could have been at risk.
"The church should have acted the moment there were any allegations," Dr Kezelman said.
Under questioning from committee members, Archbishop Hart laid bare a culture of denial and cover-up within the church.
There were 59 priests in the Melbourne Archdiocese found to have sexually abused children.
A dozen priests had been responsible for more than half of all abuse complaints upheld by the church. Archbishop Hart admitted that crimes should have been dealt with upfront and reported to police immediately.
And he did not deny that the number of abusive priests could be much higher as no records were kept of many allegations, perpetrators were moved between dioceses and cases were covered up with "absolute confidentiality" by the late Archbishop Little.
"I understand that the community is looking for someone to take responsibility for the terrible acts that occurred. I take responsibility," he said.
"I am appalled by the actions of these criminals against the weakest and most defenceless in our community . . . I apologise unreservedly for one of the darkest periods in our church's history," said the Archbishop.
Australia's most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, will appear before the inquiry next Monday.

Herald Sun (21-5-2013)
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Whistleblower's office searched: inquiry

A senior police whistleblower's office was searched while he was away on leave, an inquiry into the alleged cover-up of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests in the NSW Hunter Valley will hear.
Counsel assisting the inquiry, Julia Lonergan SC, told its first hearing in Newcastle on Monday that evidence relating to Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox would be presented to the inquiry.
Ms Lonergan said evidence would show Insp Fox - whose allegations sparked the commission - pursued investigations that he kept to himself, rather than logging through official police channels.
In 2012 he was removed from any investigative role into sexual abuse in the Maitland-Newcastle diocese, and later that year he had become so concerned by the "absence of any obvious investigations" that he appeared on ABC TV's Lateline program to air his claims.
Commissioner Margaret Cunneen SC said in her opening remarks the diocese had a "troubled history" of sexual abuse by clergymen, and many people had been deeply affected by such "abhorrent" crimes.
Over the next fortnight Ms Cunneen will investigate the circumstances in which Insp Fox was asked to stop probing certain matters.
She will hear evidence from senior police including two assistant commissioners and two superintendents, as well as former policeman and now state Nationals MP Troy Grant.
The inquiry will concentrate on two priests - serial sex offender Father Denis McAlinden and convicted paedophile Father James Fletcher, both now dead.
In July, Commissioner Cunneen will examine the extent to which Catholic church officials cooperated with police, including whether any investigation was hindered by the failure to report criminal offences.
Three senior Catholic officials will testify - current Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson, who held senior positions in the Maitland-Newcastle diocese in the 1980s and early 90s, retired bishop of the diocese Michael Malone, and Australian Catholic Bishops Conference secretary Father Brian Lucas.
Its amended terms of reference include provisions to share information with the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse subsequently ordered by Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Commissioner Cunneen is due to report to the NSW government by September 30.

AAP (6-5-2013)
Doug Conway
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/nsw-sex-abuse-inquiry-to-start-monday/story-e6freono-1226635679501



More Priestly Perverts - by Derryn Hinch (1-5-2014)



Four paedophiles in same parish an accident of history, Christian Brothers tell parliamentary inquiry

A Catholic order at the centre of Victoria's child abuse inquiry says the existence of a cluster of paedophile priests in Ballarat at the same time was "an accident of history".
At least four Christian Brothers at Ballarat's St Alipius Parish School in the early 1970s were child sex offenders, as was parish priest Gerald Ridsdale.
But the order's deputy province leader Brother Julian McDonald told the parliamentary inquiry there was nothing to suggest a cultural problem.
"I have no explanation for that ... It's certainly an accident of history. Was there a culture that encouraged that? I don't believe there is evidence that there was."
The inquiry heard six brothers had been jailed, four of whom remain in the order.
Brother McDonald said a further six, none of whom now had any contact with children, had been investigated by police without conviction.
Jailed serial paedophile Brother Robert Best was still a member of the Christian Brothers and was visited regularly by other members.
"We feel obliged not to let people like Brother Best be unsupervised," Brother McDonald said.
He said the order had spent more than $1 million on Brother Best's defences of cases between 1996 and 2011.
It also spent $10,000 on a private eye in the 1990s to probe an alleged victim.
"Our primary concern has always been with the victims," he said.
He said the order had footed a $10.5 million bill to represent priests in child abuse cases, though it hadn't paid for legal help for victims.
He said the order had been alerted to only two abuse complaints against a pair of Ballarat brothers, neither of which it reported to police.
"From its perspective the committee can certainly be excused for interpreting it that way (as a cover-up)," he said, prompting laughter.
"We can find two situations in which mistakes were definitely made and I will never try to defend that. That is indefensible."
The church's compensation panel chairman David Curtain, QC, said the average payout was $50,000-$70,000. It was not the case silence had been bought, he said.

Herald Sun (3-5-2013)
Erin Marie
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/four-paedophiles-in-same-parish-an-accident-of-history-christian-brothers-tell-parliamentary-inquiry/story-e6frfkp9-1226634578176#ixzz2SeWhdghd



Royal commission into child sex abuse: mother Marion Smith’s anguish over new claims against Frank Valentine (11-4-2014)



Abusers 'prey on disabled and vulnerable'

Disabled and vulnerable children are more likely to be targeted by sexual predators because there's less risk they will tell someone, an inquiry has heard.
A leading academic says children without strong family networks are easier for pedophiles to manipulate and access.
This means child victims are vulnerable to further abuse, University of Sydney Associate Professor Judith Cashmore says.
"Unfortunately the children who are most vulnerable are those with disabilities and those who have already been abused and neglected and removed from their homes," Prof Cashmore told the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into the handling of child abuse by religious and other organisations on Friday.
She said studies involving interviews with offenders about how they selected victims showed they were very strategic.
"They look for children where they're less likely to be believed.
"It's no accident that the sort of circumstances in which children are abused are those where people are standing in as parents - because they have unsupervised access."
Statistics show girls are more likely to be abused than boys but they are also more likely to report abuse, the inquiry heard.
In an institutional setting, boys are more frequently victims.
In instances of clergy abuse, boys account for approximately three-quarters to 80 per cent of victims.
Under these circumstances the abuse was more likely to be violently sexual and involve multiple perpetrators, Prof Cashmore said.
The victims of clergy are also likely to be older children approaching adolescence.
"It really has a dramatic impact on their sexuality," Prof Cashmore said.
It also inhibits reporting because men fear being labelled a possible perpetrator in the future.
The sense of shame and guilt was one of the long-term impacts outlined by Prof Cashmore in her submission to the inquiry.
Anxiety and depression, feelings of helplessness, vulnerability, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, suicide and difficulty forming adult relationships are some of the things abuse victims have to deal with.
The high levels of stress may be linked to more serious life-long health problems such as chronic back pain, heart disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
Despite this, Prof Cashmore said with support and understanding there was hope for recovery.
"Not everyone who's sexually abused is going to suffer irreparable harm," she said.
"A lot of people can recover."

AAP (12-4-2013)
Genevieve Gannon
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/abusers-prey-on-disabled-and-vulnerable/story-e6freono-1226619422162



'Ashamed' Salvation Army paid $15m to child sex abuse victims, inquiry told

The Salvation Army has told a Victorian sex abuse inquiry it is ashamed of the treatment of children that occurred in its homes, as it revealed it has paid out more than $15 million to victims and that 50 Salvation Army officers had been named as abusers.
In a statement to the Victorian parliamentary inquiry, Salvation Army legal secretary Malcolm Roberts said, "The Salvation Army is ashamed of the treatment many children placed in our care in children's homes received.
"This should not have happened and this was a breach of the trust that was placed in us.
We are deeply sorry.
"We are ashamed and deeply regret what occurred all those years ago and for those who were abused and whose lives have been so damaged I sincerely apologise on behalf of the Salvation Army."
He said that since compensation claims began to arise in the late 1990s, the Salvation Army had received 474 abuse claims, 470 of which arose out of children's homes, the last of which was closed in the 1980s.
He said the Salvation Army had so far paid out $15.5 million and had an annual budget of $4 million for abuse compensation.
Under intense questioning, Captain Roberts said the Salvation Army had not conducted an investigation into allegations of systemic abuse at homes including the Box Hill and Bayswater boys homes and the East Camberwell girls home, in Melbourne's east, even after a judge found there was a "nest of pedophiles" at Bayswater, who would abuse boys at the home and take them away from the home to abuse and torture them.
He said the Salvation Army would conduct such an investigation if directed by the inquiry, but said, "The difficulty of this situation is that so many of these people are dead."
Captain Roberts revealed that 50 Salvation Army officers had been "named" in allegations of abuse.
Of those 50, he said, 37 were deceased, three or four were in jail and two were still active officers, against whom nothing had been proved.
He said he had seen a service card for one officer who was put on "sick leave" and then transferred away from children's homes after confessing in March 1950 to the sexual abuse of four boys at Box Hill and Bayswater. He said he knew the officer was never assigned to a children's home again, but did not know whether he was reported to police.
Captain Roberts said the Salvation Army was endeavouring to respond to abuse claims in a "caring and compassionate manner", but angered victims at the hearing when he said he did not believe there was a pedophile ring at Bayswater and that he did not believe the Salvation Army hierarchy knew of the abuse.
Outside the inquiry, Alf Stirling, 72, and Brian Cherrie, 60, who have been compensated for the abuse they suffered at Bayswater and Box Hill homes, condemned the Salvation Army for not investigating the suffering that occurred in its homes.
The Salvation Army made a formal apology for the abuse of children in its care up to the 1990s in Canberra in 2010, in which they acknowledged the "rigid, harsh and authoritarian" environment inside many of its homes.

The Australian (11-4-2013)
Stuart Rintoul
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/ashamed-salvation-army-paid-15m-to-child-sex-abuse-victims-inquiry-told/story-fngburq5-1226618279228



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Abuser priest led Catholic Church insurance scheme

The Catholic Church has admitted that a priest who for 20 years oversaw its insurance scheme, which covers claims for sex abuse by clergy, was himself a serial abuser.
The Melbourne archdiocese says it received and upheld three complaints about Monsignor Penn Jones after his death in 1995.
It comes as the federal royal commission into child abuse has taken legal action to retrieve documents from the church and its insurer to assist with its inquiries.
The complaints against Msgr Jones included that he abused at least three young boys at summer camps in the 1960s, touching them in showers and raping at least one.
Msgr Jones was the school chaplain at Cathedral College in the '60s, and had regular contact with choirboys when he was based at St Patrick's Cathedral.
The Herald Sun has confirmed that Msgr Jones served as director, then chairman, of Catholic Church Insurance from 1971 to 1992. The Melbourne archdiocese says it first learned Msgr Jones had been a paedophile in 2004, nine years after he died.
"Had there been knowledge of his abuse at the time of these appointments, they would not have been made," CCI chief executive Peter Rush told the Herald Sun.
CCI collects premiums from the church's individual orders and dioceses and covers them for various claims, including sexual abuse by clergy.
According to those with knowledge of the process, CCI helps decide how much claimants should be paid.
Its representatives have been known to attend settlement discussions, but Mr Rush said Msgr Jones's CCI positions "did not require him" to have contact with sex abuse victims or have any say in the size of their payouts.
"These were decisions for management, applying the terms of insurance policies then in place," Mr Rush explained.
Msgr Jones also held senior positions with the church's property trust and other church entities.
Msgr Jones had been elected to the CCI board because he was seen as a "skilled and experienced" accountant, Mr Rush said.
Msgr Jones remained a priest with the Melbourne archdiocese while holding positions with CCI, Mr Rush said.
The church has faced sustained criticism for its handling of sex abuse claims stretching back decades.

Herald Sun (8-4-2013)
Carly Crawford
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/national-news/victoria/abuser-priest-led-catholic-church-insurance-scheme/story-fndo4cq1-1226615205804#ixzz2QOLyofsM



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Church must end the silence on child abuse

Child safety commissioner Bernie Geary has called for changes to Victorian law to force priests to report sex offenders to police, even if they learn of crimes at confession.
Mr Geary told a parliamentary inquiry into child abuse he would lobby the State Government to make all church staff legally bound to report sex crimes or face stiff penalties.
He said criminal law must be "strengthened" to incorporate mandatory reporting to police by religious groups where there is reasonable suspicion of child abuse.
"Churches should not be exempted from this obligation, regardless of where or how this knowledge of abuse is gained," he said.
Mr Geary said he was willing to work with religious groups to change centuries-old traditions to protect children from harm.
But the Catholic Church, in its submission to the inquiry, opposed the move, arguing it would see priests "violate the sacramental seal of confession".
But a project manager for the Commission for Children and Young People, Megan Scannell, said children's interests should be the paramount consideration, saying, "It's just very difficult to imagine how one could say that you could be aware that this is going on on a regular basis inside your organisation and do nothing to stop it."
Mr Geary said all religious staff, not just those who had regular unsupervised contact with children, should have working with children checks.
Further change was needed to the Working with Children Act to close an exemption allowing some parents to work with children in areas such as sports coaching without proper scrutiny.
And he called for an expansion of powers for Justice Department workers to conduct spot checks to ensure organisations complied with child protection regulations.
Child Wise counsellor Adrian Campion backed long-term change in reporting conditions for the church but acknowledged that to "infringe on religious freedom" was controversial.

Herald Sun (5-4-2013)
Peter Rolfe
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/church-must-end-the-silence-on-child-abuse/story-fndo1wyv-1226613507207



Clergy still groom for sex, inquiry told

Clergy are grooming children of "particularly devout" families for abuse believing they won't report it, or if they do that their parents won't believe them, a state parliamentary inquiry has heard.
The inquiry into child sexual abuse was told clergy continued to prey on children, brainwashing them into the belief they are "unloved by God" and will incur the "wrath of God" if they report sexual abuse.
Professor Caroline Taylor, who has worked with victims and police in Victoria and overseas to prosecute paedophile clergy, told the Melbourne hearing cases were particularly evident in small rural areas.
"One of the reasons they target particularly devout families is they felt it would offer protection from either a child disclosing or a child not being believed if they disclosed," she said.
Prof Taylor said she had seen cases of clergy using positions of trust to prey on vulnerable children, and churches weren't doing enough to stop it nor showing sufficient leadership to bring to justice to those responsible.
"Offenders are still grooming children at an alarming rate and some of that, I'm sure, would be occurring in the church," she said.
"I don't see why it would have suddenly stopped miraculously overnight.
"I think that also offenders are very clever people and they move with the times ... using technology and interests that children have, and still finding vulnerabilities that children have or families have."
In an emotional parliamentary hearing:
CALLS were made for tougher Victorian legislation to catch and convict child sex offenders;
IT was revealed children aged 9-13 were most likely to report sexual abuse in a bid to protect other children from suffering the same fate;
EXPERTS urged police, judges and the public to become better educated and more aware of paedophiles grooming children for sex.

Herald Sun (4-4-2013)
Peter Rolfe
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/clergy-still-groom-for-sex-inquiry-told/story-fndo1wyv-1226612788291



Long haul as 5000 line up to reveal tales of heartache to royal commission

AT least 5000 people could tell their traumatic stories to the royal commission into child sex abuse.
And the commission says the reputations of individuals or institutions will not be spared if naming and shaming was justified.
Justice Peter McClellan, the chair of the six commissioners, said they would not hesitate to air allegations if they felt they were justified - but they would allow those people or institutions to be represented by lawyers.
It was also revealed yesterday that the commission would look at the sentences handed down in the courts for child predators.
The commission has already begun exercising its wide powers to uncover child sexual abuse and the response of institutions to it.
Justice McClellan said orders to produce documents have been served on the Catholic Church and the Salvation Army and the DPP in New South Wales.
Counsel assisting the commission, Gail Furness, SC, reiterated that the commission was neither a court nor a prosecutor.
"It will not make findings that a named individual was sexually abused by a named person within an institution," she said.
"It will, however, in appropriate cases, and after according procedural fairness, make findings about the conduct of institutions and individuals within those institutions in responding to allegations of child sexual abuse."
Motel function rooms in regional towns will be used for child sex abuse victims to reveal their darkest and most painful secrets.
The commission will spread its net wide to cover more than the Catholic Church and other religious institutions.
Offences may have happened when victims were Scouts, Girl Guides, orphans, at kindy or at swimming, netball or little athletics.
The six commissioners and staff are bracing themselves for the job of listening to harrowing accounts, many of which will be spoken about for the first time because there has been no one to listen.
"The commissioners accept that on behalf of the nation they have been asked to bear witness to the past experiences of those who have suffered child sexual abuse in institutions," Justice McClellan said.
"We have been told that many of the accounts we receive will contain serious and often shocking allegations."
The commission, established late last year by the Federal Government, yesterday declared itself officially open for business with a brief hearing in Melbourne.
Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnson said the commission was starting to understand the depth of its task.

The Daily Telegraph (4-4-2013)
Janet Fife-Yeomans
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/long-haul-as-5000-line-up-to-reveal-tales-of-heartache-to-royal-commission/story-e6frfkp9-1226611470778#ixzz2QOdQHevj



Answering your questions on The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Late last year, a NSW police officer made shocking allegations about child-sex abuse and cover-ups within the Catholic Church and the police force.
That started a snowball effect, a rallying cry for a federal Royal Commission to investigate institutional sex abuse once and for all.
Within days, Prime Minister Julia Gillard ordered that such a commission be established to investigate child-sex offenders and those who protected them, and those who "averted their eyes" to what was going on.
Now The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has held its first hearing in Melbourne.
The original whistleblower, Detective Inspector Peter Fox, meanwhile, has found out he will not be afforded protection. But he warmly welcomed the start of the commission, saying he was "absolutely delighted" that the day had finally come.
"A lot of people have been waiting so long for something like this to happen," he said.
What's the commission for?
There have been state-based investigations into child-sex abuse in the past, such as South Australia's Children in State Care Inquiry, but this will be the first federal royal commission into institutional child-sex abuse.
The board for the Royal Commission: Bob Atkinson, Prof Helen Milroy, Justice Peter McClellan AM, Justice Jennifer Coate, Robert Fitzgerald and Andrew Murray.
It will "inquire into how institutions with a responsibility for children have managed and responded to allegations and instances of child-sexual abuse", according to its website.
Who will the commission investigate? It's not just the Catholic Church in the spotlight, although it was allegations about it that prompted the commission in the first place. After accusations that it would be a "witch hunt", the scope was broadened to include a range of institutions.
It can look at any private, public or non-government organisation that has ever been involved with children, including government agencies, schools, sporting clubs, orphanages and foster care and religious organisations.
'You have the records of our abuse'
Ms Gillard said she was "very clear that this was about institutional child-sexual abuse".
"Of course, there are some matters in the Catholic Church that will, therefore, be the subject of inquiry, but it's not focused on the Catholic Church," she said yesterday. "(We) haven't said this is about one body, one church, one entity; it is about institutional child-sexual abuse."
The Catholic Church, the Salvation Army and the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions have already been asked to provide documents.
Who will the commission hear from?
More than 5000 people are ready to tell the commission their stories, others have registered their interest, and even more are expected to want to participate once the investigations begin. It will hear from victims and the families of victims as well as people from the institutions.
How will people tell their stories?
More details will be available on the royal commission's website once evidence begins to be heard.
The Government has also established a free national legal advisory service to advise people on how to prepare submissions. Two lawyers, Gail Furness and Melinda Richards, will be counsel assisting the commission.
'Run commission as long as it's needed'
Meanwhile, the Catholic Church has also formed a Truth Justice and Healing Council which will oversee its engagement with the royal commission. Council chief executive Francis Sullivan said they were "determined that the truth be told and that the church assists victims, and those damaged by abuse as children receive justice to embark on a sustainable process of healing".
"This council will guide the church as it goes through the royal commission, and will approach the task with openness and compassion," Mr Sullivan said.
"We accept that the royal commission may well reveal embarrassing and shameful episodes from our past but it is necessary in order for the truth to heal and for the community to see that our engagement is genuine and sincere."
What will happen?
The National Association of Community Legal Centres will advise people on their civil and criminal options and will help them prepare submissions and tell their stories. Hearings can be public or private.
The commission will travel around Australia and there will be a hotline open 12 hours a day to hear from people. Trained counsellors will be available.
The royal commission will have an investigations unit and will be able to refer people to police for prosecution. It will also "bear witness" to the trauma suffered by victims and assist with healing and inform reforms to institutions.
The commission will not determine whether people are entitled to compensation.
How long will it take?
Commission chairman Justice Peter McClellan has warned they will already struggle to meet their deadlines because of the immense interest.
"It is unlikely that the commission can complete its work within the time frame for the delivery of the final report," he said.
The final reporting date was initially set for the end of 2015 but this is subject to the interim report due halfway through next year.
Justice McClellan has already warned that the commission will only have a chance to report on six institutions by then.
Abuse victims, many of whom have waited decades to tell their stories, have been asked to be patient through the lengthy process - but the commission has said it will not put a time limit on when people can get in touch.
For more information, see childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au, or call 1800 099 340.

adelaidenow (3-4-2013)
Tory Shepherd
http://www.news.com.au/national-news/answering-your-questions-on-the-royal-commission-into-institutional-responses-to-child-sexual-abuse/story-fncynjr2-1226611945627#ixzz2QUuheASW



All abusers must be punished: victims

An abuse victims advocate says nobody should be spared punishment for crimes against children, be they a charity, church, government or a 99-year-old individual.
On the first day of the royal commission into child sex abuse, Leonie Sheedy of the Care Leavers of Australia Network fought back tears as she called for the royal commission to "get it right".
She described the abuse of children in care as "Australia's grubbiest little secret", and said she wanted justice for victims.
"I want to see people who have sexually used children ... be made accountable," Ms Sheedy said.
"I don't care how old they are. I think if you're 99 and you're still alive you should face the full force of the courts of this country, you should be sentenced to appropriate sentences.
"I want to see the churches and charities and every state government held accountable for the criminal acts that were committed against us."
Ms Sheedy spent 13 years of her childhood in orphanages.
"Our families don't understand why we are the way we are," she said, her voice cracking.
She said before the royal commission, victims had felt invisible.
"We've never been listened to and we weren't believed," she said.
She said people had lived a long time with the trauma of abuse at the bottom of their hearts and victims could afford to wait a little bit longer for the commission to do its investigation correctly.
"This is our one opportunity to get it right and if it takes a long time, then so be it."

AAP (3-4-2013)
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/royal-commission-not-a-magic-wand-victims/story-e6freono-1226611654240



Cardinal Pell to give evidence at child abuse inquiry as Catholic Church plans changes

Cardinal Pell introduced Melbourne's controversial complaints handling system when he was Archbishop of Melbourne in the 1990s.

Cardinal George Pell will appear at the Victorian inquiry into child abuse within weeks, as the Catholic Church proposes a new system for handling abuse complaints.
Cardinal Pell introduced Melbourne's controversial complaints handling system when he was Archbishop of Melbourne in the 1990s. The church confirmed Cardinal Pell would appear before the panel in coming weeks.
"The committee has indicated some interest in Cardinal Pell attending and he's certainly willing to co-operate with that," church spokesman Shane Mackinlay said.
Church figures will propose changes to its complaints process, which has attracted criticism for keeping abuse allegations in-house and making victims feel that they could not report their abuse to police.
In Victoria, the Catholic Church will propose having the Ombudsman review its abuse investigations. And it will suggest changing the Crimes Act so that the church can routinely report abuse complaints to police without identifying victims.
Complaints made during confession would not be reported to police under the proposal.
Senior police have criticised the church for failing to report the criminal activities of clergy -- some of whom were serial offenders.
Peter O'Callaghan QC, the lawyer paid by the church to investigate child sex-abuse complaints, will give evidence to the inquiry.
Melbourne Catholic Archbishop Denis Hart and bishops from various dioceses and religious orders, including the Salesians and the Christian Brothers, are also expected to attend.
Mr Mackinlay said the church had given the Victorian inquiry "unfettered" access to files with details of more than 600 child sex abuse complaints upheld by its internal process, called the Melbourne Response.

Herald Sun (1-4-2013)
Carly Crawford
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/national-news/victoria/cardinal-pell-to-give-evidence-at-child-abuse-inquiry-as-catholic-church-plans-changes/story-fndo4cq1-1226610507258#ixzz2PyM4wapk



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Six commissioners to run inquiry into 'hideous' child sexual abuse

Julia Gillard says six "very eminent" Australians conducting the royal commission into child sexual abuse will ensure victims will no longer be ignored.
Julia Gillard today announced the terms of reference for the inquiry, to be led by senior NSW judge Peter McClellan, and which will be expected to provide an interim report by the end of June 2014. It is scheduled to wind up in December 2015.
As well as the appointment of six royal commissioners, the inquiry will include a special unit to investigate cases of sexual assault and organisational cover-up to ensure the inquiry does not get bogged down by thousands of individual claims.
Ms Gillard said the nation needed the royal commission because child sexual abuse in institutions was a “hideous, shocking and vile crime” and victims needed to be heard.
“It is clear from what is already in the public domain that too many children were the subject of child sexual abuse in institutions,” the Prime Minister said.
“And that too many adults who could have assisted them turned a blind eye so that they didn't get the help that they needed.”
Ms Gillard said the royal commission would focus only on child sex abuse in institutional contexts.
“It will not deal with child sexual abuse in the family, it will also not deal with abuse of children which is not associated with child sexual abuse.”
As well as the Justice McClellan, who is chief judge at common law of the NSW Supreme Court, the royal commissioners are former Queensland police commissioner Bob Atkinson, Family Court judge Jennifer Coate, Productivity Commission commissioner Robert Fitzgerald, academic Professor Helen Milroy and former Australian Democrats senator Andrew Murray.
“(Mr Atkinson) brings over 40 years of policing experience to the royal commission, including 12 years as Police Commissioner,” Ms Gillard said.
“Justice Jennifer Coate served for 20 years as a magistrate and county court judge in Victoria, including for five years as the President of the Children's Court.
“(Mr Fitzgerald) has experience in commerce, law, public policy and community services, including as Community and Disability Services Commissioner and Deputy Ombudsman in New South Wales.”
Ms Gillard said Ms Milroy would provide extensive experience in child and adolescent health, including the mental health impacts of child sexual assault.
“Andrew Murray brings tremendous experience as a legislator and member of landmark Senate inquiries into children's experiences in institutional care,” she added.
Ms Gillard said the way in which evidence was collected and when and where hearings would be held would be determined by the commissioners.
She expected there would be arrangements for the collection of evidence from people who had lived in Australia as children but had since moved overseas.
“I would anticipate they would put in place mechanisms so people can tell their story no matter where they are,” Ms Gillard said.
Attorney-General Nicola Roxon said the government planned to introduce legislation into parliament when it resumed in February to allow for the six commissioners to hear evidence separately.
Under existing laws, all commissioners would have to be present to hear evidence.
“We expect very large numbers of people who want to give evidence, to present evidence to the commission and obviously we don't expect all evidence to be presented to every one of the six commissioners,” Ms Roxon said.
“We have spoken to the opposition about this change and we do hope to have the enthusiastic support of the parliament.”
Ms Gillard said the inquiry would send a clear message to child sexual abuse survivors.
“For too many, the trauma of that abuse has been compounded by the sense that they had, that their nation doesn't understand or doesn't care about what they've suffered.
“To those survivors of child sex abuse, today we are able to say we want your voice to be heard, even if you've felt for all of your life that no one's listened to you, that no one has taken you seriously, that no one has really cared.”
Ms Roxon conceded the commission would “require significant resources”.
“We will need significant resources to establish this commission as a whole, you can clearly see by the appointment of six commissioners it will be a far-reaching inquiry,” she said.
“The way the resources are divided between legal assistance and support, for research teams for the commissioner will be a matter for the commission.”
Community Services Minister Jenny Macklin said funding would be made available to organisations that abuse survivors “know and trust” but would not elaborate on how much or whether any of it would be new funding.
“We are working through funding arrangements right now, we realise there will be increased demands on organisations who have been advocates and supporters of child sexual abuse survivors.”
Ms Gillard said other procedural issues, notably whether the royal commission will compel Catholic priests to break the “inviolable seal of confession” or whether previously signed confidentiality agreements will be a concern, will be a “matter for the commission itself”.
Child protection advocacy group Bravehearts said it was thrilled about the terms of reference for the royal commission.
“We couldn't be happier, we're absolutely ecstatic,” said Bravehearts director Hetty Johnston, as she welcomed the inclusion of the group's submission in the terms of reference.
“It's absolutely everything we hoped it would be, we're absolutely thrilled with the outcome.”
Senior Catholic figures say they are “ready and willing” to assist with the royal commission.
The six royal commissioners have yet to determine a list of witnesses but the chief executive of the Catholic church's newly-formed Truth, Justice and Healing Council, Francis Sullivan, says the church is committed to “fully cooperate and engage” with the commission.
NSW Attorney-General Greg Smith said Justice McClellan was an “excellent choice” to head the inquiry.
“His extensive experience appearing in and running complex inquiries, his ability for hard work and his compassion make him an ideal candidate,” Mr Smith said.
“I am confident he will give all parties a full and fair hearing and guide the commission well.”

The Australian (11-1-2013)
Rick Morton
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/six-commissioners-to-head-inquiry-into-hideous-child-sexual-abuse/story-fngburq5-1226552037781



Allegations church kept priest sex files

The psychosexual profiles of priests accused of sexual abuse have reportedly been kept by the Australian Catholic church.
The profiles were allegedly created as part of a church rehabilitation program - Encompass Australasia - which ran from 1997 to 2008 at Sydney's Wesley Private Hospital, Fairfax newspapers reported on Saturday.
The program reportedly treated male clergy for psychosexual disorders and created profiles on them.
According to Fairfax, it is believed none of the clergy treated under the program were referred to police for investigation despite senior church figures being aware of serious allegations against them.
A NSW Police spokeswoman told Fairfax the force had received some abuse information from the church; however, no record of referrals from the program could be found.
Sources familiar with the program reportedly told Fairfax newspapers clergy involved were "transitioned" out of the church, receiving generous payouts, accommodation and tertiary education.
"There were some outrageous situations that would have been very embarrassing for the church had they become public," a source told Fairfax.
The claims come on the heels of this week's announcement by Prime Minister Julia Gillard of a royal commission into the abuse of children in religious and state-run institutions.

AAP (17-11-2012)
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/allegations-church-kept-priest-sex-files/story-fncyva0b-1226518527835



Brothers 'pack raped' boys
Two boys 'disappeared', seven later committed suicide

A group of 15 religious brothers led by an "alpha paedophile" is suspected of the unreported deaths of two boys and the sexual abuse of more than 40 others.
The victims – abused over three decades – include wards of the state cared for by the brothers in homes for the mentally impaired, a state parliamentary inquiry into child abuse is expected to be told. Seven are believed to have committed suicide.
The suspected paedophile brothers from the Hospitaller Order of St John of God have never been charged in Victoria because of a lack of police resources, says the submission’s author, Dr Wayne Chamley, a researcher for Broken Rites, the support group for church sex abuse victims.
While most of the suspected paedophiles are dead, Fairfax Media is aware of three who have left the Catholic order and moved away but are in roles where they could have access to children.
The allegations relate to the order’s operations at Cheltenham and Lilydale, where it provided homes for wards of the state, orphans, boys given up by their parents and those with intellectual disabilities from the 1950s to the 1980s.
The order paid out more than $3.6 million in 2002 to 24 men who had alleged they were abused as children by brothers from the order.
Victorian police at the time confirmed they had launched an investigation into the allegations and taken statements from a number of alleged victims, and that the Director of Public Prosecutions was to decide on any charges to be laid.
But Dr Chamley and victims have confirmed to Fairfax that none of the 15 suspected paedophile brothers has ever been charged in Victoria.
Dr Chamley will give details of alleged horrific abuse at the order’s homes, including claims that boys were subjected to pack rapes and beatings and being drugged.
He will allege that two boys were sent to a mental institution by the "alpha paedophile" brother and given electroshock therapy, which impaired one so badly he was unable to care for himself and later died.
Dr Chamley will also mention research indicating that seven of a group of 69 boys who went to the order’s homes had committed suicide.
His most serious allegation will be that two boys might have been killed – and their deaths not reported – at the order’s farm at Lilydale.
Speaking on Thursday, Dr Chamley said there were witnesses to the alleged suspicious deaths, which occurred in the early 1960s. He said three men who spent time at the Lilydale home had independently told him of an incident in which a boy was thrown down stairs.
"That boy was taken off to the infirmary [unconscious] and never seen again," said Dr Chamley.
He said the three witnesses were still alive and could be contacted by police.
He said the second alleged death was reported by a former resident of one of the homes who said he had found a boy dead in the bed next to him.
‘‘He spoke about waking up and finding this fellow beside him dead. This fellow had recently arrived in the place,’’ said Dr Chamley. He said the witness to this incident was still alive and had been severely traumatised by his stay in the home.
Dr Chamley said the main victims of the brothers at Cheltenham were boys who never received any visitors and were quartered in upstairs dormitories away from the boys who did receive visits.
''They speak of being given a red medicine that made them drowsy. Pack rapes took place and boys who resisted or attempted to fight off their attackers were beaten mercilessly. These were boys of seven to 15 years up against adult males,'' he said.
Dr Chamley said the alleged paedophiles would become hyperactive after taking the boys to football matches.
''At the football matches the boys were provided with beer and encouraged to drink with the accompanying brothers,'' he said.
''After these occasions the paedophiles would become hyperactive and overt. The evening meal was followed by buggery and pack rapes and the remainder of Saturday night spent by many boys crying and in fear. And then Mass on Sunday morning.''
Dr Chamley will give his submission - which has been posted online - to the inquiry into the handling of child abuse by religious and other organisations on Friday. He is a retired endocrinologist who works as a volunteer for Broken Rites, for which he conducted research on the St John of God order and assisted in negotiating settlements for abuse victims.
The order's spokesman said the Australian provincial, Brother Timothy Graham, was in Portugal and was unable to be contacted for comment. He said the order would appear at the parliamentary inquiry if requested.
The spokesman said the order had first become aware in 1997 that there had been sexual abuse at its facilities in Victoria.
''The order was proactive and immediately opened internal and police inquiries. This culminated in a multimillion-dollar mediated settlement which was ratified by the Supreme Court of Victoria in June 2002, at which time Victoria Police also referred the matters to the DPP,'' he said.
Several St John of God brothers have served prison time in New Zealand for assaults on boys in homes there.
Victoria Police on Thursday declined to explain why no one was charged over the allegations. A spokeswoman said police had made a submission to the inquiry and ''any further comment at this stage may prejudice those proceedings''.
"Victoria Police will await the findings and recommendations of the inquiry before making any further comment,'' she said.
For help or information visit beyondblue.org.au, call Suicide Helpline Victoria on 1300 651 251, or Lifeline on 131 114.

www.theage.com.au (9-11-2012)
Rory Callinan
http://www.theage.com.au/national/brothers-pack-raped-boys-20121108-2917p.html#ixzz2TzhbSesP



Catholic order had 'pedophile ring' in Vic

A pedophile ring within a Catholic religious order in Victoria subjected boys as young as seven to pack rapes and severe beatings and covered up two killings, a victims' advocate claims.
Wayne Chamley, a researcher with victims' group Broken Rites, alleges The Hospitaller Order of St John of God, which operated two institutions in Victoria from 1952 to 1986, harboured up to 15 pedophiles who subjected orphans, state wards and intellectually disabled boys to sexual and physical abuse.
Two boys may have died as a result of severe beatings, and one of them had been thrown down a staircase, according to witness statements by former inmates received by Broken Rites.
Dr Chamley told a Victorian parliamentary inquiry into clergy sex abuse on Friday that two boys who had been subjected to continual sexual and physical abuse were incarcerated in a mental asylum after they managed to escape the home.
He said orphans and boys who did not receive visitors were separated from boys who were visited by family.
"They speak about being given a red medicine that made them drowsy. Pack rapes took place and boys who resisted or attempted to fight off their attackers were beaten mercilessly," Dr Chamley told the inquiry in his submission.
"These were boys of seven to 15 years, up against adult males.
"This is a story about widespread sexual abuse, severe and unwarranted physical abuse, exploitation and unpaid child labour, starvation of boys, drugging of boys, provision of alcohol to juveniles and situations where intoxicated brothers were in charge of boys."
He said St John of God operated a not-for-profit company which was currently providing accommodation and respite services for the Victorian government, from which it received public funding.
"How can the Victorian government, through the Department of Human Services, be putting up services contracts to an organisation like St John of God, given their record? I suspect there's something going on," Dr Chamley told the inquiry.
He slammed the Salvation Army and Catholic Church, labelling their submissions to the inquiry "safe and convenient" and insulting.
He said it was unbelievable that compensation schemes such as the Melbourne Response, a process adopted by the Catholic Church in which victims of clergy abuse can seek compensation from the church rather than go to police, were allowed.
"I can't believe that it's even allowed to operate," said Dr Chamley.
"Under what legal authority can clergymen set up a quasi-legal star chamber of their own?"
Dr Chamley said he had been in mediation sessions where the church's lawyer, Peter O'Callaghan QC, told victims he had the power of a royal commissioner.
"That is his mindset, that he has the powers of a royal commissioner, and these victims believe that."
He said the plan of attack by church lawyers during mediation sessions was to "king-hit the victim and soften him up".
The Family and Community Development Committee are inquiring into child sex abuse within religious and non-government organisations.
On Friday, NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell announced a special commission of inquiry to probe allegations by a senior police investigator into child sex abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy in the NSW Hunter region.

(9-11-2012)
Belinda Merhab
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/catholic-order-had-pedophile-ring-in-vic-20121109-292d9.html


Sins of Brothers demand inquiry

Christian Brother Robert Best, now due to serve out 14 years and nine months in jail, didn't tell us anything about his crimes. From the harrowing statements of those he attacked, however, we know much about the destruction he brought to their lives.
Paedophiles insinuate themselves into environments where they have access to children. The innocence of children, possessed with no intellectual framework within which to understand - let alone explain or report deviously plotted attacks - further minimises any chance of apprehension. We know this means that paedophiles continue unchecked, working from victim to victim with impunity, sometimes targeting children in the same family.
Most of the convictions recorded against Best in this recent trial have been for what we might call relatively minor acts of indecent assault - the simple ''touch up''. It is clear that Best targeted students he found in vulnerable situations - one had a broken collarbone, others were injured on the football field or complained of feeling ill.
He touched them looking for signs of complicity that he might use as an introduction to a more involved sexual encounter. Evidence given during the plea hearing included troubling details of group sexual encounters that Best arranged involving more than one student.
While Best is saying nothing about his crimes, even going so far as to indicate to a psychologist who assessed him that the accusations must be a matter of mistaken identity, it is not difficult to reason that Best's victims may number in the hundreds.
It is a simple truth that other paedophiles at Ballarat's St Alipius school, where Best was the principal, were involved as co-conspirators and offenders in their own right.
St Alipius has the tragic distinction of possessing a teaching staff that included convicted paedophile Brother Edward Dowlan, convicted paedophile Brother Stephen Francis Farrell, and, as school chaplain, convicted paedophile Father Gerald Ridsdale. One victim reports that he confided in his class teacher that Best had raped him. The teacher, also a Christian Brother, forcibly and repeatedly struck the grade 3 child until he retracted the statement.
We know also that, on one occasion, Best was interrupted by another Christian Brother, who, in a gross act of indifference, simply smiled and closed the door. St Alipius was not the only hotspot of paedophilic trouble for the Christian Brothers.
There have been allegations of sexual abuse made by former state wards of the St Augustine's Boys Home in Geelong and the St Vincent's Boys Home in South Melbourne, both run by the Christian Brothers. The police have received reports of sexual abuse in relation to Christian Brothers Donald Pascal Alford, Wilfred Eastmure, William Thomas McGee and Julian Hackett - all of whom had responsibility for the care of adolescent boys in orphanages. These Brothers died before the complaints could be the subject of investigations by the police. Many of these cases have been, or are currently, the subject of civil claims for damages.
But the scars remain because children, suffering attacks such as these from persons in positions of trust and authority over them, are usually left to deal with the burning sense of trauma and frightened bewilderment on their own. Most often attempts are made to bury the memories, but, sadly, the nightmare re-emerges later in life once coping mechanisms fail.
Statements of impact from victims and studies into the psychology of those affected tell a story of catastrophic psychological destabilisation. Many of Best's recent victims said that, during his attacks, they thought they were going to die. They reported experiencing the sort of trauma a soldier might experience in a house-to-house firefight in Iraq, but, here, all we have is an eight-year-old child confronting the fear of dying in the back corner of a classroom his parents told him he would be safe in.
A bipartisan state-led inquiry into criminal activities of various Christian Brothers, the response of the Christian Brothers as an organisation, and the complaints and reporting procedures adopted by them and the broader church is warranted and long overdue.
An inquiry would not only help the families of boys who have since killed themselves (police estimate suicides at somewhere close to 30) come to terms with the suffering of their loved ones, but it may also help more victims still suffering in silence to come forward for treatment. It may also help us as a community to ensure that concentrations of abuse, and organisational conspiracies of silence, no longer blight our young or vulnerable.

www.smh.com.au (9-8-2011)
Dr Vivian Waller is a lawyer representing victims of
Robert Best and other Christian Brothers, one of whom contributed to this piece.
http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/contributors/sins-of-brothers-demand-inquiry-20110808-1ij3b.html#ixzz2Uj8GsYtq







"Brother Thomas Grealy"
Former Primary School Principal and convicted paedophile who raped a 10-year-old boy.
After four years in jail, his Catholic brethren welcomed him back, keeping his title, housing and financial support...
Child rapist still a Patrician brother

Broken Rites Australia
Fighting church sexual abuse since 1993

CLAN - Care Leavers Australia Network
A network for people who grew up in Australia's orphanages, children's homes and in foster care

"SA child sex inquiry to get extra powers" (10-12-2012)
Royal commission powers have been given to a retired judge investigating a child-sex abuse case at an Adelaide primary school that was kept secret from parents for almost two years.
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/sa-child-sex-inquiry-to-get-extra-powers/story-e6freono-1226533958987

"Lawyers accuse Pell of meddling in abuse inquiry" (24-11-2012)
"In our interactions with the now Cardinal Archbishop Pell, we experienced a sociopathic lack of empathy, typifying the attitude and responses of the church hierarchy," he said.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-23/pell-accused-of-trying-to-do-the-job-of-the-inquiry/4389660

"Child abuse inquiry will take time: govt" (18-11-2012)
Federal cabinet minister Mark Butler says a planned national royal commission on child sex abuse may be a combined effort between state and federal governments.
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/national/child-abuse-inquiry-will-take-time-govt/story-e6frfku9-1226518944976

"Confess truth or run risk of jail, priests warned" (14-11-2012)
Priests and clergy who refuse to break the seal of confessional before the Royal Commission face being jailed for six months.
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/confess-truth-or-run-risk-of-jail-priests-warned/story-e6freon6-1226516960073

Salesian Shame File
http://resources.news.com.au/files/2011/09/04/1226129/303239-hs-file-salesian-shame-file.pdf

Catholica
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