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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.