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Groundbreaking verdict against Archbishop raises thorny questions

Groundbreaking verdict against Archbishop raises thorny questions

What are the implications for others who were in similar positions to Archbishop Philip Wilson -- those who were told numerous times by credible sources about sexual abuse, perpetrated by individuals over whom they exercised some control?

Is Andrew Bolt right? Would 12 random Victorians be too biased to judge Pell’s fate?

Is Andrew Bolt right? Would 12 random Victorians be too biased to judge Pell’s fate?

Among many other things, Magna Carta enshrined the human right to trial by one’s peers. But is this 800-year-old relic still relevant in today's wi-fi-enabled world?

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.

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.

Youth detention royal commission treacherous ground for Turnbull

Youth detention royal commission treacherous ground for Turnbull

It has been two years since Abbott "stopped the boats". But Turnbull's royal commission into youth detention centres could unravel the centrepiece of that policy, writes former Howard communications adviser Paula Matthewson

The most shocking thing about the <em>Four Corners</em> footage: the abuse was legal

The most shocking thing about the Four Corners footage: the abuse was legal

Four Corners showed children locked in solitary confinement, physically restrailed and gassed. The worst part? It was all legal, writes Darwin lawyer Matt Punch.

The complicated ethics of <em>Dateline</em>‘s <em>Married at 13</em>

The complicated ethics of Dateline‘s Married at 13

Married at 13, set to air on SBS' Dateline, raises difficult questions about how much journalists should intervene.

‘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

Geelong Grammar has been dealing with allegations of child abuse in a proactive way, asking former students to address the royal commission.

Little children are sacred — except in offshore detention

Little children are sacred — except in offshore detention

If it was unconscionable not to intervene to prevent child abuse in 2007, how, in 2015, has it become acceptable to criminalise the reporting of that abuse?

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.