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Australia reacts to George Pell guilty verdict

Australia reacts to George Pell guilty verdict

Good morning, early birds. Stories about CardinalĀ George PellĀ have swept the nation following a guilty verdict for historic child sexual abuse, and staff of beleaguered security contractor Paladin have gone on strike on Manus Island. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Home Affairs thrashes about in the quicksand of Paladin

Home Affairs thrashes about in the quicksand of Paladin

Despite bureaucrats' attempts to justify the appointment of the mysterious Paladin company to provide offshore processing services, plenty of questions remain about the scandal.

Home Affairs lets Paladin self-report on whether it is meeting its obligations

Home Affairs lets Paladin self-report on whether it is meeting its obligations

Home Affairs has failed to learn the lesson of previous contract debacles by letting controversial detention firm Paladin self-report with little risk of audit.

Home Affairs is in crisis and only a royal commission can fix it

Home Affairs is in crisis and only a royal commission can fix it

Behind the Department of Home Affairs' shadowy facade is a shambolic bureaucracy which refuses to learn from its past scandals.