The seal of the confessional is no excuse if a priest doesn't report a predator. They face three years in jail.
The Catholic Church has an asset base estimated to be worth more than $30 billion in Australia alone. Even if it's legal for them to access JobKeeper, how is it ethical?
Where does it leave the justice system if the highest court in the land says a jury isn't capable of working out what it should believe?
What more can be said about the way George Pell responded to revelations of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests? The newly unredacted royal commission report says it all.
An unredacted report from the royal commission has been released, with fresh details about how much George Pell knew about child abuse allegations.
Despite some fallout for the Catholic Church following the royal commission into child abuse, systems are still in place to protect the reputation of the institution rather than the safety of children.
Religious institutions already have enough freedom — what they want is a bill to help rebuild their dwindling congregation.
Islamophobia may be more visible in modern Australia, but anti-Semitism is just as deeply entwined with the ideologies of the growing far-right. And it's becoming more common.