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

Bernard Keane August 11, 2017 9 Comments

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

Crikey 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

Crikey March 1, 2016 15 Comments

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

Bernard Keane December 9, 2015 30 Comments

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?

Crikey June 5, 2015 7 Comments

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

Margot Saville September 16, 2013 2 Comments

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

Matthew Knott March 28, 2013 14 Comments

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?

Crikey November 28, 2012 2 Comments

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?

Crikey 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

Crikey November 26, 2012 27 Comments

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.