George Pell Released

The High Court of Australia has quashed Cardinal George Pell’s convictions, unanimously allowing his appeal. This means that George Pell will be released from Barwon prison today, and no further legal action can be bought against him regarding these accusations. The High Court found that the jury ought to have entertained a doubt as to…

A New Chapter

I rarely use this blog to talk about personal topics, but every now and then something comes along, which I consider being worthwhile and meaningful. School is a long 13-year journey. It is your entire childhood and sets you up with the foundations to succeed in adult life. I was blessed to even have an…

The Grey Line: Religious Freedom

Should a religious person be able to say whatever they want? Should a religious person be able to refuse specific actions in the workforce? Do religious people deserve extra protection? These are the questions which will dominate political discussion in 2020. These are the questions which will aim to turn a clouded, grey line into…

The Last Chance for Cardinal Pell

Four days ago, Cardinal Pell’s appeal was dismissed 2-1 by Court of Appeal judges Anne Ferguson, Chris Maxwell and Mark Weinberg. In the Australian legal system, the last option of appeal is through the High Court of Australia. Today, it was announced that George Pell would take his case to the High Court. During his…

George Pell Appeal Dismissed

Cardinal George Pell’s appeal has been dismissed 2-1 by the Court of Appeal judges, Anne Ferguson, Chris Maxwell and Mark Weinberg. Pell, a high profile Catholic, appealed against convictions on five charges of sexually abusing two choirboys in the 1990s when he was the archbishop of Melbourne. He has already spent more than 170 days…

National Rugby League: Image vs The Rule of Law

The NRL (National Rugby League) is an icon of Australia sport. It is a league of professional men’s rugby, run by the Australian Rugby League Commission. It attracts millions of viewers from packed out stadiums in State of Origin or Grand Finals, to record TV statistics. Many players are considered idols and hero’s for young…