Salvation Army Commissioner James Condon expressed his shock and betrayal at the evidence delivered to the Royal Commission in his address at the national launch of the Red Shield Appeal. He states that “trust has been betrayed”.
This comes as former Personnel Chief Peter Farthing delivered a confusing testimony at the recent hearings into the case of Officer Colin Haggar. After admitting to the sexual assault of an 8 year old girl in 1989, Haggar was counselled by Farthing for 18 months while dismissed from the Salvation Army.
Inexplicably, Haggar was later reinstated to the institution and bizarrely passed a Working with Children check as Farthing failed to declare the incident. The Daily Telegraph details the story with the Commission exposing that Farthing wrote to Haggar upon his reinstatement “May we say we are delighted with this outcome.”