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This dark world: messaging app bans more than 350,000 child abusers and terrorists

Telegram, a messaging app favoured by those banned from more mainstream social media platforms, has removed hundreds of thousands of accounts since January.

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The budget spending we’re not allowed to know about

Between 'commercial sensibilities', 'national security' and 'legal sensibilities', an awful lot of the spending in the 2020 budget is being kept secret from the taxpayers footing the bill.

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Lockdowns leave children more vulnerable to exploitation and online predators

Children in vulnerable communities are at heightened risk of exploitation during global coronavirus lockdowns. Authorities are stepping in, but is it enough?

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The Pell legacy: lessons for cops, courts and all those who serve God and justice

Where does it leave the justice system if the highest court in the land says a jury isn't capable of working out what it should believe?

Pell did nothing — in every application of the word

What more can be said about the way George Pell responded to revelations of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests? The newly unredacted royal commission report says it all.

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‘I don’t think that’s justice’: In his own words, the father of Pell complainant reflects on High Court ruling

Justice hasn't been done in the High Court's ruling on George Pell, writes the father of one of Pell's accusers.

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$82 billion in two days

Good morning, early birds. Coronavirus fears wiped $82 billion off the stock market in just 48 hours, and Victoria’s women's hospital is standing against the government's proposed religious freedom bill. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Trump pushed Ukraine to investigate Biden

Good morning, early birds. The White House has released a memo showing Donald Trump asked the Ukrainian president to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden, and Boris Johnson hurls new challenges at Labour as UK parliament heads back into session. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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Paradise lost: how the Jehovah’s Witnesses punish those who speak out against child sexual abuse

The royal commission into child abuse found the Jehovah’s Witnesses used practices that left perpetrators of child sexual abuse “at large” in the organisation. So what is it like for people who speak out? 

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NSW Liberals push to topple Berejiklian

Good morning, early birds. Several NSW Liberal Party MPs are pushing for a leadership spill against Premier Gladys Berejiklian, and an investigation reveals how 'clusters' of paedophile priests operate in Victoria. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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