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Anne Frandi-Coory @afcoory
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Well, well, well, the #CatholicChurch & its friends in high places! The Weekend Australian reveals that University of Melbourne chancellor Allan Myers QC, Cardinal Pell’s counsel during the Royal Commission into ­Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, privately savaged
Melbourne University Publishing's decision to publish 'Cardinal; The Rise and Fall of George Pell' by ABC journalist Louise Milligan @Milliganreports @PCKJ3627 Mr McPhee and Louise Adler, the MUP publisher and chief executive who commissioned 'Cardinal' were called before the
University Council and questioned about the finances and editorial priorities of the century-old publishing house. News of Mr Myers’s response to the publication of 'Cardinal' and dispute with Ms Adler has reached the highest levels of the Liberal Party, the #CatholicChurch in
Australia, and the publishing and business communities. Ms Adler defended her author and the book on the grounds that the details in question were a matter of public record. She declined to remove the book from sale.
It is unsurprising that Mr Myers, a supporter of Cardinal Pell and a member of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, an ancient lay #Catholic order which cardinal Pell serves as honorary chaplain, took issue with 'Cardinal'.
Despite 'Cardinal' being a best seller, and winning a string of prizes, the book was attacked by some critics, including prominent defenders of cardinal Pell. Mr Myers has amassed a personal wealth most recently estimated at $749m and is a donor of the Liberal party.
Mr Myers is one of the highest paid QCs in the nation and the counsel of first choice for billionaires, with Andrew Forrest, Gina Rinehart and Alan Bond all former clients. More recently, Mr Myers represented the Cormack Foundation in its protracted dispute with the Liberal Party
Discussions are continuing within the University Council about whether the model is suitable for MUP. Few people expect the story to end there. Please #RT everywhere. I've read 'Cardinal' and for me it is a book that had to be written. Thank you Louise Milligan and Louise Adler.
Now do you see what the victims of paedophile #Catholic clergy are up against?
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