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Topic archives: child sexual abuse

Ben Pobjie’s guide to the most thoughtful and respectful debate in 2017

December 22, 2017 5

This year has seen a tremendous amount of nuanced, balanced, and completely sane debate across the political spectrum.

Child abuse royal commission could unintentionally create new victims

December 15, 2017 5

We can act on the vital recommendations of the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse but must maintain due process for the accused, says writer and barrister Greg Barns.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: let’s stop paedophiles from coming to Australia

June 1, 2017 4

Soon paedophiles won't be able to leave Australia. Let's stop them getting here, too.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: what the child abuse royal commission got wrong

April 20, 2017 16

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has, sadly, dropped the ball by not investigating Islamic institutions.

Jesus addresses Catholic child abuse in unprecedented press conference

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.

No Walkley nom, but a vindication of sorts for the Hun’s Pell scoop

October 27, 2016

It took 10 months to put together a story about sexual abuse allegations against George Pell, but this week police questioned the Cardinal in Rome.

Act II of the divine drama of George Pell

July 28, 2016 6

With forces inside and outside the Vatican conspiring against George Pell, Pope Francis is in a bit of a pickle, writes Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.

Beware of sexy Minions doing sex things to your children with their sexy lingerie

April 8, 2016 11

And don't get us started on that whore Nicki Minaj.

‘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

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.

What Pell must explain: inquiry hears victim’s long fight for justice

What Pell must explain: inquiry hears victim’s long fight for justice

March 10, 2014 17

John Ellis fought for 12 years to win compensation for horrific sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. The man who took his brave fight to the High Court framed the issue at the royal commission this morning.