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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.

Accidental crusader: how a regional reporter prompted a royal commission

Accidental crusader: how a regional reporter prompted a royal commission

Joanne McCarthy's reporting has been pivotal in creating a royal commission into child sexual abuse. She speaks to Matthew Knott about treading the tightrope between journalism and advocacy.

Refugees, education, ASIO: what else needs a royal commission?

Refugees, education, ASIO: what else needs a royal commission?

With a series of inquests going on at the moment, former diplomat Bruce Haigh asks if there should be inquiries into other mishandled, ignored and outstanding issues.