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Archbishop Philip Wilson’s conviction for concealing child sexual abuse quashed

A JUDGE has described how Australia’s mainstream media can exert subtle pressure during court cases, as he quashed the conviction of Archbishop Philip Wilson for covering up child sexual abuse. The former Adelaide Archbishop, on December 6, won a court appeal against his conviction for covering up abuse.  The Newcastle District Court upheld an appeal by Archbishop Wilson, 68, who ... Read More »

Pope accepts Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson’s resignation

Philip Wilson

POPE Francis has accepted the resignation of Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson convicted of concealing child abuse by a priest, taking action amid loud and public calls for his dismissal from Catholics, priests and even the prime minister. Wilson, 67, who submitted his resignation to the Pope on July 20, said he hoped his decision would be a “catalyst to heal ... Read More »

Street Swags founder Jean Madden leaves charity and is facing legal dispute

Jean Madden

THE chief executive officer of the Brisbane-based charity Street Swags is embroiled in legal action with the board of the organisation she founded. Jean Madden, Queensland 2010 Young Australian of the Year, founded Street Swags in 2005 and since then has provided tens of thousands of waterproof sleeping bags to homeless people across the country. Legal documents tendered to the ... Read More »

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