Melissa Davey is the Melbourne Bureau Chief for Guardian Australia. She’s done brilliant reporting about lots of different things over her career, but over the past few weeks has been diligently covering on the trial and conviction of George Pell.
As Pell receives his sentencing today and as we learn more about his case for appeal, Melissa explains what it’s been like following this massive story, the journalistic ethics at play, the judicial process and the reactions from the media and the Church to the guilty verdict.
WARNING: This conversation contains discussion of sexual assault and abuse
Become a Patron of the show and rest in peace knowing you’ll go to heaven
My stand-show ENOUGH is on at the Brisbane Comedy Festival next week
Then ENOUGH heads to the Melbourne & Sydney Comedy Festivals. It’s funny! Please come!
My play #KWANDA will be on at the Melbourne Comedy Festival for 8 shows only
The School Strike 4 Climate is on this Friday!
Melissa's writing at Guardian Australia
ARTICLE: Cardinal Pell's Conviction: The Questions That Remain
ARTICLE: Andrew Bolt, Please Stop Implying That You Know All The Facts About George Pell by Clare Linane
ARTICLE: Five Times Guilty: How George Pell's Child-Abusing Past Caught Up With Him in Courtroom
ARTICLE: The inconsistencies of George Pell's defenders just displays their power by Richard Cooke
Cause of the Week: Dementia Australia (dementia-australia.org)