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DPP decision signals end of 'ordeal'

The New South Wales Director of Public Prosecutions will not appeal the dismissal of the conviction of Archbishop Philip Wilson on a charge of failing to report historical child sexual abuse in the Hunter Valley.


Seeking justice in the public sphere

Our justice system is based on the premise that a person is innocent until proven guilty. But what happens when a person is found guilty and then proven innocent? This is the conundrum facing Archbishop Philip Wilson and the Catholic Church in Australia following the overturning of the conviction against the former Adelaide Archbishop.


Newcastle final sentencing hearing

Archbishop Philip Wilson will return to the New South Wales Local Court on August 14 for final sentencing after being assessed for suitability for home detention.


Questions of justice

In the last few weeks I have been asked a number of questions including ‘can the Pope sack a bishop?’ This question forced me to reflect on what it really meant.