It’s worth remembering that John Howard, former leader of the federal Liberal party and former Prime Minister of Australia, gave convicted paedophile/child molester and Australian cardinal of the Catholic Church George Pell a glowing character reference prior to his initial trial.
He was subsequently found guilty and convicted on five charges.
Howard is yet to retract his reference or disavow Pell.
Not after his initial conviction. And not now after the initial outcome has been upheld.
So the man that was once the most (politically) powerful person in the country and still wields an enormous amount of influence over his former party, continues to support a convicted paedophile/child molester.
The absolute state of this country.