March 15, 2018 8
Progress may have been made in the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, but it leaves many behind and risks being hobbled by those who don't want to pay up, writes Senator Derryn Hinch
February 22, 2018 16
Despite Fairfax's Catholic Inc investigation, we can't fix the church until we understand that it doesn't exist, at least in the way we think it does, writes Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson
February 9, 2018
Good morning, early birds. The Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) meets today to discuss, inter alia, compensation for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. Plus, is it even possible to "tonify" one's kidney essence? The TPA comes under fire for allegedly loose labelling practices on vitamin products. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
December 13, 2017
Good morning, early birds. Government funding for environmental projects will soon fall to just 60% of the amount spent in 2013-14. Plus, former prime minister Julia Gillard has a warning for the government. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
June 30, 2017 6
It is a rare, if ever, event for a cardinal to be charged with a criminal offence, writes Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.
May 23, 2017 6
Cardinal George Pell shaped an entire generation of the Australian Catholic Church. But his influence, and that of priests like him, is waning, as Pope Francis embarks on a radical overhaul of the Vatican and ecclesiastical appointments.
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.
August 19, 2016 12
Children were being encouraged to form "special friendships" and share secrets with adults in a religious education program in Queensland.
June 24, 2016 1
Paedophile priest John Joseph Farrell wrote a masters thesis on another paeodphile priest, who served the same diocese. And two bishops helped him write it, writes freelance writer Kate Doak.
March 7, 2016 8
The question that many are now asking is this: Where are you going, Cardinal Pell? Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson explores four options and makes his predictions.
March 3, 2016 5
In the dead of night, two schoolboys decided to take on a predator.
March 3, 2016 5
Be careful of kicking George Pell, the associate editor of The Boston Globe warns.
March 1, 2016 15
Why is George Pell giving his testimony in the Vatican instead of Australia? Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson says there is always a reason.
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.
August 27, 2015 5
Geelong Grammar in the hot seat ... Canning election material, with no Tony in sight ... Leyonhjelm fires up on Twitter ...
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.
March 24, 2014 23
George Pell started his day with contrition at the royal commission into child sexual abuse. But he's not taking responsibility for the Church's failure to help victims.
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.
February 18, 2014
In 2008 Toowoomba was rocked by a second paedophilia scandal in seven years. Local journalist Amanda Gearing says, maybe this time, the royal commission can help put the city back together.
February 12, 2014 3
The Schapelle Corby media frenzy ... Dylan Farrow vs Woody Allen ... royal commissions and more...