Articles by: Jeannine Purdy

Author Biography:

Jeannine Purdy is a researcher and writer. She has worked for a former chief justice of Western Australia, parliamentary committees, the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, and several government agencies including the WA Law Reform Commission and the inquiry into the response of public officials to the sexual abuse at St Andrew’s Hostel, Katanning.

The Pell case: Immovable liturgical robes, vigil Mass apostasy and jury irrationality

The trial judge disallowed the prosecutor from challenging witnesses who contradicted Witness J about their allegiance, loyalty, partiality or bias towards the Cardinal because of ‘a broader atmosphere of a perceived cover-up of child abuse within the Catholic Church’.

Informit: Section 70 and the Nomads. [A one per cent solution? Section 70 of the Western Australian Constitution, from its inception in 1889, has been an embarrassment to the government of Western Australia.]