Topic archives: royal commission into child abuse

Hinch’s Senate diary: remembering the children the Royal Commission forgot

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

What we’re really talking about when we talk about ‘the church’

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

Crikey Worm: COAG meets to discuss compensation for child abuse survivors

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.

Crikey Worm: government slashes environment spending

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.

Victoria Police raise Pell, cardinal pontificates impending See change

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.

Pell freezes over

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.

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.

Religious education encouraged ‘grooming’ 7-year-olds

August 19, 2016 12

Children were being encouraged to form "special friendships" and share secrets with adults in a religious education program in Queensland.

The bishops who helped a paedophile priest with his thesis on another paedophile priest

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.

Quo vadis, George Pell?

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.

How two Ballarat schoolboys took on a paedophile Christian Brother

March 3, 2016 5

In the dead of night, two schoolboys decided to take on a predator.

Media briefs: Pell the antidote? … Vic gov out of print … star-spangled ranga …

Media briefs: Pell the antidote? … Vic gov out of print … star-spangled ranga …

March 3, 2016 5

Be careful of kicking George Pell, the associate editor of The Boston Globe warns.

Cui bono? Home field advantage in the inquisition of George Pell

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.

‘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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

August 27, 2015 5

Geelong Grammar in the hot seat ... Canning election material, with no Tony in sight ... Leyonhjelm fires up on Twitter ...

What did George Pell know, and when did he know it?

What did George Pell know, and when did he know it?

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.

Pell brushes up on humility but points fingers elsewhere at royal commission

Pell brushes up on humility but points fingers elsewhere at royal commission

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.

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.

How the royal commission can help Toowoomba to heal — again

How the royal commission can help Toowoomba to heal — again

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.

Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: Rorschach tests Schapelle, Woody and the ABC

Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: Rorschach tests Schapelle, Woody and the ABC

February 12, 2014 3

The Schapelle Corby media frenzy ... Dylan Farrow vs Woody Allen ... royal commissions and more...