Scott Morrison and Tim Stewart

Note: the following article contains graphic descriptions of torture and abuse.

The award for this week's word of the week must surely go to "ritual", as in "ritual sex abuse". It's the term used, obtusely, by Scott Morrison in 2018 in his apology to survivors of child sex abuse and now given currency among at least 750,000 Australians — that being the record viewing numbers who tuned in to Four Corners on Monday night.

It's come a long way from 2019, when Crikey began beating the drum to our loyal subscribers. Gosh, now even Kochie's talking about it on Sunrise.