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Legislating the confessional: when does the church have to report abuse?

Legislating the confessional: when does the church have to report abuse?

Churches have previously been exempt from having to report their knowledge of child abuse. In the aftermath of the royal commission, what's being done?

Philip Lowe cautions against ‘escalating issues’ with Beijing

Philip Lowe cautions against ‘escalating issues’ with Beijing

The RBA Governor has weighed in on recent developments in Australia's relationship with China as well our level of debt.

Crikey Worm: NSW, Vic join child abuse redress scheme

Crikey Worm: NSW, Vic join child abuse redress scheme

Good morning, early birds. Victoria and New South Sales sign on to the federal redress scheme for institutional child sexual abuse. Plus, a former immigration detainee is nominated for the Stella Prize. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Will the child sexual abuse redress scheme cause more trauma than it compensates?

Will the child sexual abuse redress scheme cause more trauma than it compensates?

The Commonwealth redress scheme for institutional child sexual abuse has attracted criticism on several fronts. Crikey looks at how the scheme compensates survivors, and where it falls flat.

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

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

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

Child abuse royal commission could unintentionally create new victims

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

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

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

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

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

Jesus addresses Catholic child abuse in unprecedented press conference

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

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

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.