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Lamentations and hope at ACU Voice Referendum book launch

A failure of process, a shift in the nation’s temper, a lack of reliable information and the city-regions divide were among factors contributing to the defeat of the Voice to Parliament referendum, leading Yes proponents said at the launch of two new books at the Australian Catholic University on 2 July.

Review: How the Voice Referendum’s defeat ‘unsettled’ Australia

Two new books from Connor Court Publishing give long-overdue postmortems of last year’s Voice to Parliament referendum. Damien Freeman and Fr Frank Brennan SJ have given us some of the most extensive appraisals of its defeat to date, avoiding simple blame-laying and taking a broader view of why things went wrong.

Fr Brennan: Vote Yes despite a ‘hell of a mess’

The Voice referendum is in “a hell of a mess,” but Catholic social teaching and decades of papal support for Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres...

The Fifth Charge against Cardinal George Pell

The main incident alleged in the Pell proceedings gave rise to four charges. I should say a word about the fifth charge which was...

The sting operation that came apart

Victoria’s policing and criminal justice systems erred so seriously in relation to Cardinal George Pell that it shows that not even victims of abuse...
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