Monday, March 22, 2010


This is the organisation I gave 2 years of my life to. As you can imagine I'm pretty shocked and confused. I believe in it's truth, but wrapping my head around the truth of it is beyond baffling. I knew this man and saw him all the time. I always had my issues with him, but never did I think his abuses of power could translate to something like this.

And now there a couple of follow up articles. If you're interested you can read them here and here.

And here is Derryn Hinch interviewing the victim on the radio.

This was his short response on Facebook:

I wish Derryn Hinch had taken the time to connect with me before publishing the article that appeared in the Sunday Age.

He indicated that he had found it hard to get in touch with me, and yet had been regularly looking at my facebook page. Either he really doesn’t know how technology works or he wasn’t trying very hard. He sent no message via facebook or my e-mail address which is listed on my page. I would have been happy to respond to him.

Derryn’s article yesterday was the first time I have heard these specific allegations and I have got to say I am so relieved. They are so far from the truth that anybody who knows me will know they are over the top.

I am prepared to admit I made mistakes, real ones, but nothing that looks like what was described in the article. The young lady Derryn calls “Sarah” exhibited a range of extreme behaviours that now cause me to wonder if she has a condition known as “Borderline Personality Disorder” (see: I freely admit that I did not have the skill I needed to work with this condition which meant that I made a number of errors of judgement and I certainly wish I had done things differently. I have fully disclosed the details of all of this to an independent panel.

In 2006 when I turned 65 I announced even though physically I was ready for retirement I would stay on for another 3 years to support the transition. These circumstances as well as my deteriorating health confirmed that it was time for me to step aside in my leadership of Fusion and hand over to others. I am so proud of the Fusion work and its workers, many of whom are working in some of the toughest communities in Australia and around the world. They continue the Fusion vision of the last 50 years “bringing young people and their communities together with hope.” (

I sincerely hope that your readers are able to see through an obviously biased story
Yours Sincerely

Mal Garvin.

The responses were mixed and at times baffling and anger inducing. Anyway, if you want to know more, ask me.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Ok Go

The new film clip by Ok Go.
Just amazing!


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