Topic archives: child abuse Royal Commission

Australia reacts to the royal commission

Australia reacts to the royal commission

December 15, 2017 7

The final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will be made public today. Here's how the media is covering it.

‘Think of the kids’ homophobes silent on church child abuse

August 11, 2017 9

While peddling the smear that same-sex parenting harms kids, anti-marriage equality advocates stay silent on child abuse by churches.

Royal commission: thousands of victims but no national action plan from the Anglican church

March 27, 2017

Evidence given to the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse shows the scale of abuse in the Anglican Church and the lack of momentum in addressing problems, writes Amanda Gearing.

Cui bono? Home field advantage in the inquisition of George Pell

March 1, 2016 15

Why is George Pell giving his testimony in the Vatican instead of Australia? Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson says there is always a reason.

Tony Abbott’s alliance of interests with Islamic State

December 9, 2015 30

Tony Abbott's attacks on Islam and demands for more military intervention in the Middle East reflect how advocates of the War on Terror have the same agenda as the people they want to fight.

What did George Pell know, and when did he know it?

What did George Pell know, and when did he know it?

June 5, 2015 7

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has said it will call Cardinal George Pell to front the front the commission. Freelance journalist Brihony Tulloch reports on the complicated rise of George Pell.

‘I thought it was my fault’: victims begin their stories at abuse royal commission

‘I thought it was my fault’: victims begin their stories at abuse royal commission

September 16, 2013 2

The royal commission into child sex abuse has held its first public hearing, in Sydney on Monday. Crikey was there to hear statements from victims read out.

Accidental crusader: how a regional reporter prompted a royal commission

March 28, 2013 14

Joanne McCarthy's reporting has been pivotal in creating a royal commission into child sexual abuse. She speaks to Matthew Knott about treading the tightrope between journalism and advocacy.

Refugees, education, ASIO: what else needs a royal commission?

November 28, 2012 2

With a series of inquests going on at the moment, former diplomat Bruce Haigh asks if there should be inquiries into other mishandled, ignored and outstanding issues.

On confession, where does confidentiality end?

November 27, 2012

Crikey readers weigh in on the big issues of the day.

Hollingworth’s holey logic on secrecy of the confessional

Hollingworth’s holey logic on secrecy of the confessional

November 26, 2012 27

Former governor general Peter Hollingworth may claim that a priest's confessional should remain secret, but it's a concept full of logical holes, Queensland journalist Amanda Gearing.

Royal commission will make churches pray for parishioners

Royal commission will make churches pray for parishioners

November 22, 2012 6

Church attendance rates are low in Australia, but if Ireland is any sort of example, expect them to plummet even further during the royal commission in to child abuse, writes Crikey intern David Donaldson.

Royal commission a step closer, but will it be on Abbott’s watch?

Royal commission a step closer, but will it be on Abbott’s watch?

November 20, 2012 5

The government's development of the royal commission terms of reference takes an unprecedented approach. But will it be an Abbott government doing most of the work on it?

How News Ltd despairs at Gillard’s success

How News Ltd despairs at Gillard’s success

November 16, 2012 72

Labor is looking more like a government than at any time since 2009. And some don't like it -- mainly the editors of The Australian and The Daily Telegraph.

China is changing, just not into a democracy

November 16, 2012

Crikey readers weigh in on the big issues of the day.