with David Marr & Louise Milligan / chaired by Rick Sarre
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George Pell was Australia’s most powerful Catholic – friend to Prime Ministers, right-hand man to the Pope. Then it all came crashing down. Louise Milligan was the only journalist to tell the stories of Pell’s accusers. When Pell was charged and later convicted of sex crimes against children, Louise’s reporting on the allegations in her book, Cardinal, led to her being a witness in the case. Her work won her two Quill Awards and Walkley Book of the Year. She joins longtime Pell observer and author of The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell, David Marr.
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David Marr has written for Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Saturday Paper, The Guardian and The Monthly, and has served as editor of the National Times, reporter for Four Corners and presenter of ABC TV’s Media Watch. His books include Patrick White: A Life, The High Price of Heaven, Dark Victory (with Marian Wilkinson), Panic and six bestselling Quarterly Essays, including his arresting essay on George Pell, The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell, recently updated and expanded into a book.
Louise Milligan is an investigative reporter for the ABC TV’s Four Corners. Her award-winning stories for ABC’s 7.30 on the abuse allegations against George Pell led to the book Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of Cardinal Pell, which was awarded the Walkley Book Award in 2017 and won the 2018 Civic Choice Award for the Melbourne Prize for Literature. Milligan is Irish-born and was raised a devoted Catholic.
Rick Sarre is an Adjunct Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at the University of South Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology and a previous Chair of the Academic Board of UniSA and member of the University Council.