Crikey Worm

Jun 30, 2017

Crikey Worm: Pell to face charges, cybersecurity powers, Abbott’s nuclear smackdown

George Pell is set to return to Australia to face historical sex charges, Tony Abbott goes off the deep end, and the ASD is given more cybersecurity powers. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

Josh Taylor — Journalist

Josh Taylor

Journalist

FOR WHOM THE PELL TOLLS

Victoria Police yesterday announced Cardinal George Pell had been charged with historical sex offences, with multiple allegations. He is due to face the Melbourne Magistrates Court on July 18. 

Pell has said he will return to Australia to fight the charges, saying in a press conference yesterday that the charges were false and blaming a media campaign against him.

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