Monday, 29 February 2016

Royal Commisions

It seems to me the counsels assisting  royal commissions on at least are vastly over-rated.

They appear to have two problems.

They look at past times through the prism of the present day.

They appear to believe people have a perfect memory of meetings way back when.

I do remember what it was like back in the 1970s and 80s. most allegations of child abuse would have been laughed off as some-one's fervent imagination. You would never act on rumour. you would need evidence.

Like many people I have had my share of meetings. To expect my to know what went on simply because I have minutes in front of me is absurd.

They appear to think one should know what was said if you know what was not said. Strange thinking.