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    The story we can’t report

    A high-profile Australian known across the world has been convicted of a serious crime but the details cannot be published by any media in the country.
    The person was found guilty in the Victorian County Court but a suppression order was put in place to prevent the publication of details of the person’s name or the charges. This is because the person is due to face court again for a separate trial in March and publication of the conviction might prejudice the case.
    While it’s common for courts to take this action, the person’s high-profile status has meant international publications are already reporting on the case and details have been released on social media.
    News Corp Australia, the publisher of news.com.au, is challenging the ban.
    The Daily Telegraph described it as “the Nation’s Biggest Story” and said the media ban was an “archaic curb on freedom of the press in the currently digitally connected world”.
    “Our political representatives need to fix those laws which run contrary to the universal principles of the open administration of justice,” The Daily Telegraph editorial stated. “We believe you have the right to know this story now and without any further delay.”

    https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/courts-law/the-story-we-cant-report/news-story/0231fd614b01a7d6cfb808c8ea1b1b83


    Australian court convicts once-powerful Vatican official on sex-abuse-related charges

    VERONA, Italy — Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty in Australia of charges related to sexual abuse, according to two people familiar with the case and other media reports, becoming the highest-ranking Vatican official to face such a conviction.
    The conviction provides one of the clearest examples of how the sexual abuse scandal has eroded the church’s credibility while ensnaring figures in the upper echelons of power. Pell, who has categorically declared his innocence, had taken a leave of absence from the Vatican’s third- most-powerful position, as the economy minister, to fight the charges.
    The Vatican on Wednesday did not address the explosive case, but it did announce that in October Pope Francis had removed Pell from his advisory group known as the Council of Cardinals, along with a Chilean cardinal, Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, who is accused of covering up for abusive priests. (A third cleric — Congolese Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya — was also removed from the council but has no known connections to abuse and recently retired from his position as the archbishop of Kinshasa.)

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.2ef4cf8bd430



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    It's about time they got this grub.

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    Excellent news. Made my morning.

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    Pell. I'm sure he hit headlines about 3 or 4 years ago. Whether it was sex scandal, some anti-gay bigotry, or something else, I can't recall.
    Interestig to read the OP that he faces further charges in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    Excellent news. Made me wood morning.
    fixed it for you

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    Don't know why you 'can't report it'? Just Google the sick fuck and look at his Wiki report. It's all there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Don't know why you 'can't report it'? Just Google the sick fuck and look at his Wiki report. It's all there.
    Wikileaks. The bastards!

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    Same as when Queen Eltons wife was caught in a gay threesome in a paddling pool full of olive oil. Elton got it restricted in the UK to report it. Genuinely was not findable in the UK until you blocked IP and used a foreign one.

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    There's a kinda, sorta, not really similar situation going on in NZ at the moment where the guy accused of murdering the Brit girl was given interim name suppression but the UK papers ignored it and printed his name.

    Their rationale was basically that 'NZ law doesn't apply to us' and they're right.

    It does however jeopardise a free and fair trial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Same as when Queen Eltons wife was caught in a gay threesome in a paddling pool full of olive oil. Elton got it restricted in the UK to report it. Genuinely was not findable in the UK until you blocked IP and used a foreign one.
    Elton is Gay Royalty now in the UK. The English royals always traditionally kept their fools close to the banquet table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    It does however jeopardise a free and fair trial.
    Name suppression is fine when it jeopardises a fair trial or could harm an innocent person's reputation. It's a bit off, though, when name suppression is granted to protect a famous person from infamy.
    Mind you, suppression is usually lifted after a conviction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Pell. I'm sure he hit headlines about 3 or 4 years ago. Whether it was sex scandal, some anti-gay bigotry, or something else, I can't recall.
    It was about 2.5 years ago but they didn't get rid of him because possibly
    Cardinal George Pell is the only person in the global church capable of cleaning up the Vatican bank. His apparently indispensable skills – whatever they are – are needed to restore order and integrity to the financial operations of the Holy .
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    They should hang the bastard.


    In Ballarat, Pell’s hometown, dozens of children were abused by priests. After the abuse came to light, priests testified under oath that Pell knew about the abuse while it was occurring.
    The scale of the abuse in Ballarat was staggering: In one fourth-grade class of 33 boys, 12 committed suicide, the Post reported in 2015. Five priests who worked in the parish were convicted of crimes, including one who was found guilty of abusing more than 50 children.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.588e663ac1ae

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Name suppression is fine when it jeopardises a fair trial or could harm an innocent person's reputation. It's a bit off, though, when name suppression is granted to protect a famous person from infamy.
    Mind you, suppression is usually lifted after a conviction.
    Gary Neville tried to use one of these "superinjunctions" to hide that fact that he was shagging his brother's wife.

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