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Media Opposition (Or: If You’re Right the Royal Commission’s Wrong)

Image: George Pell (Source: http://www.optuszoo.com.au/news/top/herald-sun/priests-not-above-the-law-mps/840633) Opposition to a royal commission is professed by only 3% of Australian voters. Only about 1% of mainstream journalists and media commentators do the same. The leading apologist for the Catholic Church here appears to … Continue reading

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Who Opposed the Royal Commission and Why (Or: Fools Rush In)

The short answer is that virtually nobody opposed the royal commission. However, many changed their views, the most notable being the Prime Minister Julia Gillard herself. On the Friday before the announcement on the following Monday, while she was visiting … Continue reading

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