The devastating pull of the abuse vortex

By Opinion: Peter Catt
Updated December 27 2019 - 4:06pm, first published October 18 2019 - 4:04pm
The devastating pull of the abuse vortex
The devastating pull of the abuse vortex

The trial of Graeme Lawrence, and of George Pell late last year, on child sexual abuse charges has energised what I refer to as the abuse vortex. Their high profiles have seen former prime ministers, leading clerics, lay Anglicans and Catholics, members of other churches, survivors of abuse and ordinary Australians caught up by the abuse vortex's powerful, seemingly inescapable pull.

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