Media

The Anti-Catholic Media Coverage of Child Sexual Abuse

On Sunday November 17, 2012, I appeared on the ABC TV Insiders program. Barrie Cassidy was in the presenter’s chair and my fellow panellists were Lenore Taylor (now editor of the Guardian Australia) and David Marr (now also with the Guardian Australia). The decision to establish what became the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse had just been announced by Prime Minister Julia Gillard. When discussion turned to this topic, I made the following comment: I’m not against it [the Royal Commission]. But it’s going to be hugely expensive. No one knows where it will start and…

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