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Inside the mind of the paedophile priest

CHAPTER ONE: Almost 1900 child sexual abusers have been identified in Australian Catholic churches. The average victim was under 12. What led people to commit such horrible crimes on such a staggering scale?  

Inside the mind of the paedophile priest

CHAPTER ONE: Almost 1900 child sexual abusers have been identified in Australian Catholic churches. The average victim was under 12. What led people to commit such horrible crimes on such a staggering scale?  

Morrison rummages for leadership in the garbage bin of neoliberalism

Scott Morrison's reform agenda is a reheat of neoliberal cliches that he doesn't even have the courage to push for himself.

Can Labor actually expel John Setka?

Labor leader Anthony Albanese wants John Setka gone but the long-time union boss has vowed to fight any attempt to expel him from the ALP in court. What happens next?

What is left in the wake of a mining bonanza?

'As a West Australian I’d like to remind Queensland, and the nation at large, that the mining industry is better at digging holes than it is at fulfilling promises.'

Australia’s border loophole: no right to privacy

Normally if the authorities want to search your phone, they need to jump several legal hurdles. At the border, all it takes is an immigration officer acting on a whim.

The religious freedom debate isn’t a debate at all

The religious right are in full cry, but where are the opposing voices? The age-old taboo of not questioning religion has been reasserted.

Is Victoria spending more on infrastructure than the entire Commonwealth?

Treasurer Tim Pallas said the State Government was spending more money on Victorian infrastructure than the Morrison Government was planning to spend across the entire nation over the next decade. Is he correct?

The shame of Peter Dutton

Crikey readers discuss Peter Dutton's role in detention centres, and the build up of Russian power in the Pacific.

Labor set to back tax plan

Labor set to back tax plan

Good morning, early birds. Labor is reportedly ready to back all three stages of the government's tax plan, and Home Affairs' war on medivac takes a toll on senate relationships. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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Labor set to back tax plan

Good morning, early birds. Labor is reportedly ready to back all three stages of the government's tax plan, and Home Affairs' war on medivac takes a toll on senate relationships. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Inside the mind of the paedophile priest

Almost 1900 child sexual abusers have been identified in Australian Catholic churches. The average victim was under 12. What led people to commit such horrible crimes on such a staggering scale?  

Exclusive: Michael McCormack’s top ideas to fix the ABC

Luckily for Australia, prominent Nationals have risen to the task of fixing the ABC.


Meet Rex Patrick: the Senate’s warrior for transparency

Rex Patrick has a reputation for saying and revealing things that make powerful people uncomfortable.

Labor changes position again in the government’s war on scrutiny

Labor's inconsistency on oversight of security agencies has left a crucial missing link on the response to the government's attacks on those who would subject it to scrutiny.

Sorry, journalists, but this isn’t just about you

The AFP raids aren't just about journalism. Whistleblowers and many others need protection from an overly powerful executive and a Home Affairs department with a toxic agenda.

Why is it so easy for police to raid journalists?

While recent police raids of media companies have been shocking, experts say they have been a long time coming.

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They really said that?

That is stupid… Do they think their country is much better than New Zealand? Do they think Australia is a piece of cake? Everyone here hates Australia.

BEHROUZ BOOCHANI

The Manus Island detainee and journalist responds to Morrison’s suggestion that refugees would use the NZ resettlement offer as a backdoor to gain entry to Australia.


 

Rolling in the deepfakes

This week: how deepfake is your love, the worm turns, where the moonshots came from, and a solitary life in the army of shadows.

 

Five crucial books to read about Australian spying

From early histories of ASIO to Malcolm Turnbull's recollection of the Spycatcher trial. It's a good time to read up.

The spectacular failure of the Australian Conservatives

Even for a politician as self-assured as Cory Bernardi, it’s hard to put a positive spin on this. How did it go so wrong?

This story should be front-page news, every single day

There is a melancholy settling across the world, as the consequences of decades of climate inaction reverberate. What can be done to place the impending cataclysm back at the centre of everyday life?

It’s time to pay attention to Russia’s rising power in the Pacfic

Five years after Tony Abbott threatened to "shirtfront" Putin, Australia needs to put Russia back on its radar.

What is the ABC for?

Crikey tries to unravel and distill some of the crucial questions we think the ABC should be asking itself in this post-Guthrie/Milne era.


Staff lose at WIN as five newsrooms shuttered

WIN called staff to meetings yesterday and revealed plans to shut five newsrooms by June 28 and get rid of between 35 and 40 full-time and casual staff.

How the AFL conjured up its own crisis

In attempting to defuse aggressive behaviour amongst fans, the AFL has somehow managed to create a PR crisis. How did the organisation get here, and what can it do to get out?

Mexico’s war on press freedom is a blueprint for Australia

In Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, we can see the inevitable result of the government's demonisation of the press.

Reports show trust in media has dropped — and the election is to blame

Many countries have recently seen trust in media fall following fractious elections. It’s part shooting the messenger and part clear-eyed assessment of media failings in crisis.

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