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Lucas Finally Fronts the NSW Enquiry (Or: Hear Evil, See Evil, Record No Evil)

Fr. Brian Lucas has admitted to the NSW inquiry into Catholic Church cover-ups of child sexual abuse within the Newcastle-Maitland diocese that he did not take notes during meetings to ensure they could not be used later in court. The … Continue reading

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The Ellis Defence (Or: You Can’t Catch Me I’m the Gingerbread Man)

John Ellis, a Sydney lawyer who has represented child abuse victims and who is himself a victim of clerical abuse, noted that, “the hush money deals are no longer church policy.” This reflects the position of the Catholic Church’s chief … Continue reading

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