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.
The Catholic Church says it will not follow new Tasmanian laws that require priests to break the seal of confession to report suspicion of child sex abuse.
Archbishop Julian Porteous, Tasmania’s most senior Catholic, states the new laws will make paedophiles less likely to disclose their crimes. So he plans to completely ignore them.
“I believe the Tasmanian bill will not strengthen protections for children and vulnerable people, but it will have the opposite effect — as offenders will be less likely to come forward to confess serious sins for fear of being reported”
Remember when you were a kid and how, when you were sleepy, you’d just go to bed?
Like, that was all there was to it?
Now when you’re sleepy you have to check that the front door is locked, pull the blinds down, check the cats have water, run the dishwasher, shutdown the computer, turn the TV off, brush your teeth, get a glass of water, remove your unfolded laundry from the bed, plug your phone in, make sure your alarm is set and do one last social media check.
Victoria Police knowingly and wilfully broke the law creating a ridiculous miscarriage of justice. They then used over $4.5m of taxpayers money in order to keep their mess a secret and solve a situation that they themselves knowingly and wilfully created.