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CALL FOR SUPPORT: To live-tweet history at the Royal Commission

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Lucie Morris-MarrMelbourne, Australia
CALL FOR SUPPORT: To live-tweet history at the Royal Commission
Crowdfunding appeal for reporter Lucie Morris-Marr to cover this historical and vital event

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.

##Caroyalcomm #aupol #childabuse #georgepell #archbishops

Risks and Challenges

Live-tweeting is a challenge with demands on speed and accuracy but Lucie Morris-Marr has a deep-knowledge of this subject from her work in Ballarat and during her investigative work on Cardinal George Pell. In her early career she worked for UK wire service The Press Association and had to file rapid updates on court and news stories.


Tilopa Hogan

3 years ago

as an experiencer of the crimes of the ROMAN catholic church, i am grateful to have you as an ally

may all beings be happy, may all children be safe may the world be a beautiful place

Melissa Jardine

3 years ago

Good luck Lucie. Your Tweets are great. Good work! Melissa Jardine

Lucie Morris-Marr

3 years ago

Thanks so much Melissa. Do please send me a DM on twitter with your address for your special notebook! Thanks again!