CALL FOR SUPPORT: To live-tweet history at the Royal Commission
Please help support leading freelance investigative journalist Lucie Morris-Marr to fly to Sydney from Melbourne, plus accommodation, and live-tweet the moment Australia has been waiting for: the Archbishops of each major Australian city from Sydney to Perth being held into account at the Royal Commission into Institutional Reponses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Lucie has already live-tweeted much of the last two weeks of witness testimony on a pro-bono basis to give her audience and readers an insight into her work and to gain their engagement and interest. On average she was achieving around 100,000 impressions a day with victims, MPs and interested members of the public all joining in the conversation and asking questions prompted by her tweets.
But as a working mother Lucie now needs your help to fund the most important final days.
We've heard the horrific victim evidence of Australian adults abused as children by clergy from the Catholic Church.
We've heard the shocking statistics, scope, secrecy and complex failures involved including causes, failures, cover-ups and the on-going despair and suicides the crimes have caused.
But now, as this final hearing into Catholic child abuse draws to a close, it's time for the most senior Catholic clerics in Australia to be held into account.
What is being done to protect children? How can this be prevented in the future? These figures are as senior as it gets within Australia. Next stop Rome.
This is a significant event in Australia history which calls to be covered by Lucie who broke the news to the world that Cardinal George Pell was under a secret police investigation for child abuse allegations.
Please help her be there in the same room at the Archbishops and be the first to share with Australians what unfolds on her twitter feed @luciemorrismarr
A journalist working directly for you the readers. Be part of history - and the conversation.