May 23, 2018 5
What are the implications for others who were in similar positions to Archbishop Philip Wilson -- those who were told numerous times by credible sources about sexual abuse, perpetrated by individuals over whom they exercised some control?
July 11, 2017 21
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?
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.
February 8, 2017 5
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.
July 28, 2016 6
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
July 27, 2016 5
Four Corners showed children locked in solitary confinement, physically restrailed and gassed. The worst part? It was all legal, writes Darwin lawyer Matt Punch.
June 14, 2016 3
Married at 13, set to air on SBS' Dateline, raises difficult questions about how much journalists should intervene.
September 4, 2015 3
Geelong Grammar has been dealing with allegations of child abuse in a proactive way, asking former students to address the royal commission.
July 7, 2015 6
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?
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.
February 18, 2015 45
Tony Abbott has raised the data retention debate to a new height of hysteria, and the media is failing to protect itself.
October 10, 2014 5
Public servant Philip Moss has been charged with investigating claims of child abuse on Nauru. Australian Association of Social Workers president Karen Healy wonders if the government really wants to hear the answers.
July 2, 2014 18
We will never be able to hear Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport without cringing.
May 30, 2014 28
Britons are reeling from a series of high-profile children's entertainers who are being accused -- and in some cases convicted -- or child sex abuse. But Australia's turn is still to come -- and it will be ugly when it does.
February 6, 2014 5
We have become so inured to pain, violence, racism and abuse as infotainment that we can't find the compassion in our conscious minds to cry for the pain of others.
November 18, 2013 10
Stephen Crittenden, former executive producer of the ABC Radio Religion department, says the royal commission into child sex abuse could learn a lot from Victoria's example.
October 22, 2013 1
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been told of a paedophile who was hired by the YMCA to work in after-school care.
September 23, 2013 15
News Corp columnist Piers Akerman caught the attention of political junkies across the country on Sunday morning by airing explosive claims on Insiders ...
September 20, 2013 1
Can you spot a paedophile? News.com.au has assembled a checklist, but the experts tell Crikey intern Angelo Risso it's rubbish.
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.