The right commentariat, to their own detriment, have decided to go down swinging with Pell.
Media outlets from across the world covered Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson's landmark conviction for concealing child sexual abuse.
The 1980s provides some instructive lessons about John Howard's attitude toward power, lessons that senior Liberals would have done well to recall before Alexander Downer's little Show-and-Tell meeting last week.
In Looking for Alibrandi, playing John Barton, the gifted schoolboy who wins Josie Alibrandi's heart but dies young, Matthew Newton showed his brilliance as an actor. In pleading guilty to assaulting his former live-in partner Brooke Satchwell, Newton showed contrition and acceptance of fault for offending against her and the law. In appealing against his conviction and 12-month good behaviour bond, he exercised his right to have the sentence imposed by the Local Court revisited in the District Court.