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Is Andrew Bolt right? Would 12 random Victorians be too biased to judge Pell’s fate?

Michael Bradley July 11, 2017 21 Comments

Among many other things, Magna Carta enshrined the human right to trial by one’s peers. But is this 800-year-old relic still relevant in today's wi-fi-enabled world?

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.

Jesus addresses Catholic child abuse in unprecedented press conference

Crikey February 8, 2017 5 Comments

Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson wonders what Jesus would have to say to his flock were he around to see the royal commission into child sexual abuse.

Youth detention royal commission treacherous ground for Turnbull

Crikey July 28, 2016 6 Comments

It has been two years since Abbott "stopped the boats". But Turnbull's royal commission into youth detention centres could unravel the centrepiece of that policy, writes former Howard communications adviser Paula Matthewson

The most shocking thing about the Four Corners footage: the abuse was legal

Crikey July 27, 2016 5 Comments

Four Corners showed children locked in solitary confinement, physically restrailed and gassed. The worst part? It was all legal, writes Darwin lawyer Matt Punch.

The complicated ethics of Dateline‘s Married at 13

Myriam Robin June 14, 2016 3 Comments

Married at 13, set to air on SBS' Dateline, raises difficult questions about how much journalists should intervene.

‘The school did the wrong thing’: harrowing evidence from child abuse royal commission

‘The school did the wrong thing’: harrowing evidence from child abuse royal commission

Josh Taylor September 4, 2015 3 Comments

Geelong Grammar has been dealing with allegations of child abuse in a proactive way, asking former students to address the royal commission.

Little children are sacred — except in offshore detention

Little children are sacred — except in offshore detention

Jeff Sparrow July 7, 2015 6 Comments

If it was unconscionable not to intervene to prevent child abuse in 2007, how, in 2015, has it become acceptable to criminalise the reporting of that abuse?

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.

Abbott lies about data retention while the media cuts and pastes

Abbott lies about data retention while the media cuts and pastes

Bernard Keane February 18, 2015 45 Comments

Tony Abbott has raised the data retention debate to a new height of hysteria, and the media is failing to protect itself.