In a speech on the 13th of April 2017 the Chairman of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, The Hon Justice Peter McClellan AM, raised issues regarding the failure of judges and prosecutors to do their jobs properly and therefore fail victims of child sex abuse.
Thousands of institutions have been implicated in allegations of child sexual abuse, according to new data released by a royal commission.
In the attached opinion piece, Uri Avnery, Israel’s leading peace activist, brilliantly dissects the question of whether or not Syrian President Bashar Assad had any incentive to launch the recent gas attack on his own people in Idlib, Syria. In so doing, Avnery ends up with the deeper question of whether President Trump’s recent cruise missile attack on Syria was motivated by serious strategic military objectives or was simply a spasmodic reaction triggered by a toxic concatenation of domestic political interests with yellow journalism.
‘A lot of people will be saying this was not thought through’
He has supported Donald Trump since the beginning of the 2016 presidential campaign, but former presidential adviser and presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan believes the president acted “rashly” when he decided to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield in response to a suspected chemical gas attack by the regime of Bashar al-Assad.