Category Archives: The Figtree Affair
Ten years later, and there is still no resolution of the case of Lee Nicholls’ complaint ‘on behalf of’ her adult daughter Emma Nicholls. In 2009, the Anglican church Sydney diocese Disciplinary Tribunal was forced to recommend to Archbishop Jensen that all the ‘charges’ be withdrawn and dismissed because no-one had jurisdiction to bring the
I have written a great deal about this case: A Cautionary Tale, A Mother’s Story, The Evolution of a Lie, Whispers and Lies and The First Stone Revisited are the major ones. Each looks at the case from a different angle. This article is to give the new readers (or just the bemused readers) a
A Mother’s Story: this Machelle Dobbs’ story of the ruthless abuse of herself and all her family by clergy, staff and parishioners of Figtree Anglican Church, in Wollongong, NSW, Australia by inflicting shunning and disfellowship on this mother and her six children because of a complaint fabricated by a Lee Nicholls about her OCD-affected adult
2016 chapter 7 The Evolution of a Lie Chapter 7 UOW’s problem with cheating, bribery and soft marking.
Appendix 1 People and Organisations
2016 chapter 6 (2) The Evolution of a Lie Chapter 6 Figtree Anglican Church and the PSU are responsible for abuse of the Dobbs family and Emma Nicholls
2016 chapter 5 (2) The Evolution of a Lie chapter 5 There were problems with the case which were identified from the start yet the PSU went on and on with an expensive, time-consuming and fundamentally flawed and incompetent process resulting in Scott forcing a referral to a hearing by the Disciplinary Tribunal.
2016 chapter 4 (2) The Evolution of a Lie chapter 4 Continuing the Timeline The formal complaint to FAC Children’s Minister Yvonne Gunning and the aftermath