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Rudd’s post-career noise distracts from the good he did

Rudd’s post-career noise distracts from the good he did

Crikey readers discuss Kevin Rudd's legacy and the authenticity of Scott Morrison's apology to child abuse victims.

Morrison’s heartfelt apology should be a warning to all politicians

Morrison’s heartfelt apology should be a warning to all politicians

Yesterday's apology to the victims of institutional child abuse is the result of allowing powerful interests to hold sway over politicians and regulators. And that keeps happening.

Phelps extends lead in Wentworth

Phelps extends lead in Wentworth

Good morning, early birds! Independent Kerryn Phelps has extended her lead over Liberal Dave Sharma's late surge in the weekend's Wentworth byelection, Julia Gillard calls for the government to apologise like it means it, and tourists won't stop ruining Uluru. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Australia reacts to the royal commission

Australia reacts to the royal commission

The final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will be made public today. Here's how the media is covering it.

‘Think of the kids’ homophobes silent on church child abuse

‘Think of the kids’ homophobes silent on church child abuse

While peddling the smear that same-sex parenting harms kids, anti-marriage equality advocates stay silent on child abuse by churches.

Royal commission: thousands of victims but no national action plan from the Anglican church

Royal commission: thousands of victims but no national action plan from the Anglican church

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.

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

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

Why is George Pell giving his testimony in the Vatican instead of Australia? Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson says there is always a reason.

Tony Abbott’s alliance of interests with Islamic State

Tony Abbott’s alliance of interests with Islamic State

Tony Abbott's attacks on Islam and demands for more military intervention in the Middle East reflect how advocates of the War on Terror have the same agenda as the people they want to fight.

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

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

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.

‘I thought it was my fault’: victims begin their stories at abuse royal commission

‘I thought it was my fault’: victims begin their stories at abuse royal commission

The royal commission into child sex abuse has held its first public hearing, in Sydney on Monday. Crikey was there to hear statements from victims read out.