Is journalism under threat in Australia? New exhibition on power of free press

Sherryn Groch
Updated November 15 2019 - 12:04pm, first published 3:30am

There's this letter, there amongst the piles and piles of documents Joanne McCarthy has kept in her 13 years reporting on child sexual abuse. It's a short note, scrawled on butcher's paper, dated 2007 - a good three years before the full scale of the systemic cover-up of abuse by the church began to crystallise for McCarthy.

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Sherryn Groch

Sherryn Groch


Sherryn is a journalist at The Canberra Times, with a special interest in education and social affairs.

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