Just over a week ago I wrote an article titled “True Believers” about the Institutional Response To Sexual Abuse Royal Commission and the Liberal Party’s response to sexual abuse and clergy paedophiles.
This week we have learnt of a year-long investigation into Cardinal George Pell concerning allegations that he was directly involved in the sexual abuse of multiple children.
Alleged paedophile Pell, who was recently in fine health and fit to fly to Rome to take up his high-ranking position in the Vatican, then back to Australia once again for an Inquiry and now with the Royal Commission beckoning and a year-long investigation hanging over his head he’s suddenly seemingly shopped around for a doctor who will declare him unfit to fly.
The multiple children that he has to answer for were unfit to be abused, as are all the victims of clergy abuse. They have endured decades of mental torment and trauma, but asking Pell to sit in first class for a few hours is clearly asking too much of this old prick. Suffer little children apparently.
However one thing the accused paedophile Pell was able to summon the strength for was a “lavish lunch” with Attorney General George Brandis.
George Brandis was on a taxpayer-funded trip to Italy when the urge to drop in and see Pell became so overwhelming that he forgot to mention it anywhere in his official records related to the trip.
The secret lunch raises many questions now that it has been exposed. Questions such as
- How could the Attorney General as the person in charge of the Royal Commission think it was in any way appropriate to secretly meet with one of the Commissions key witnesses and certainly the highest profile witness?
- Given Brandis now claims this meeting was not government business, did the taxpayer bear any of the expense?
- As the Australia’s highest ranking officer of the law was Brandis aware of the Victoria Police investigation and the allegations against Pell?
- Were any of these allegations discussed over lunch along with the likelihood of them being raised at the Royal Commission?
- Did George Brandis offer up a legal opinion that suggested Pell may be better to not return to Australia?
These are just a few
George Brandis has been defying a court order to release his parliamentary diary after a Freedom Of Information request by the Shadow Attorney General was upheld by Court.
Perhaps these recent revelations regarding Pell are an indication as to why Brandis refuses to release the diary as they could include details of the “lavish lunch” with the alleged paedophile Cardinal hiding out in the Vatican.
As I detailed in my earlier article the Liberal Party have a long and not so proud tradition of sticking up for the paedophile priest and protecting the church from persecution. If what many suspect is true then this could be the most disturbing case of the Liberal Party protecting an alleged child abuser yet.
George Brandis thinks we should show some respect for his dining companion Pell, saying that his attacking his choice to appear via videolink is attacking the Royal Commission. Brandis stated;
“I think, frankly, the royal commission … should be respected by everyone,”
Although when it comes to respecting the Commission by showing up he gives Pell a free pass.
The last time Pell appeared on video in a major way was on the below 60 Minutes interview, an interview which cemented his position as one of the great liars of the century.
If Cardinal Pell wished to clear his name and prove his innocence one would think he’d be moving mountains to be on the first plane back here to do so.
If George Brandis wanted to clear his name he would release his diary as the Court has directed him to do so, and he would release any details surrounding the “lavish lunch” and what was discussed there.
The public want answers, and the victims deserve the truth.
So far all we are getting is roadblocks and lies.