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Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Past articles by David:

'Fraud, money laundering and tax evasion': Wilkie tables Hillsong whistleblower documents

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has tabled a cache of internal Hillsong documents that he alleges reveal the church breaking numerous laws in Australia and internationally. → Read More

Who is Bruce Lehrmann?

He didn't speak at his trial, as is his right, but he boasted of his very important 'senior adviser' role when interviewed by AFP officers. → Read More

Morrison's Revelation: Australia has been living in a theocracy and we're just waking up to it

The former prime minister believes himself to be special in God's eyes, one of the chosen people spreading the dominion of the Lord. → Read More

Temby pans 'wrongheaded' federal ICAC powers proposed by teal independent Kylea Tink

'It should never be the function of such a body to sack anybody,' said the inaugural NSW anti-corruption commissioner. → Read More

Esther Foundation Archives

To connect a sign in method the email must match the one on your Crikey account. → Read More

Journalism is going to have to save itself — because the way it's going, frankly it's done for

Dear media colleagues, please stop fiddling while democracy burns. Otherwise, our profession is doomed — and will deserve to be. → Read More

Fake religion and no moral compass: departing Liberal senator calls out the PM's use of religion as a 'marketing advantage'

Outgoing NSW Liberal senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells has performed one final public service: skewering Morrison in her exit speech. → Read More

Drunk, in a woman's hotel room: revelations of Brian Houston's behaviour threaten his hold on Hillsong

A number of major disclosures came during a highly emotional all-staff meeting this morning. → Read More

Child sexual abuse claims leveled at Pentecostal-linked facility granted $4 million by Scott Morrison

Former residents of the Esther Foundation have alleged they were sexually abused and harassed by an employee at the facility. → Read More

The mission to save a marginal — when the PM actually did hold a hose

If faith in government means anything, there must be an independent inquiry into the Esther Foundation grants. → Read More

The Oz publishes 31-year-old 'exclusive' on red Albo as Save Our ScoMo hits top gear

When it comes to dishonest journalism, Sharri Markson takes the crown with a reds-under-the-bed screamer in a three-decades-old 'exposé'. → Read More

ACCC whistleblower vindicated, goes public — but remains persona non grata

Was doing the right thing worth it for the ACCC's Takata airbag scandal whistleblower? → Read More

Et tu, Rupert? New questions on PM's business mates and a quarantine deal

Even Sky News is now asking questions about 'the curious story of friends of the PM and the contract with no tender'. A sign of things to come? → Read More

The Christian pollie factory: a new blood National and the religious discrimination bill

Scott Morrison's family of brothers and sisters in faith is a large one and many siblings are groomed to be 'wise leaders' in politics and society. → Read More

How Scott Morrison and Brian Houston became a religious power couple

The friendship of Scott Morrison and Hillsong Pastor Brian Houston covers a period in which both have risen to the pinnacle of religion and politics in Australia. → Read More

Has Hillsong breached charity rules? Houston's resignations open up new front

Under Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission rules, Hillsong senior pastor Brian Houston could be called on to resign. → Read More

AZ’s foetal cell history has Catholic medicos group urging vaccine exemptions

Ultra-conservative doctors' group wants Catholic health workers to be exempted from mandated vaccinations on conscientious objection grounds. → Read More

‘The Lord wants me to be prime minister’ — how Scott Morrison foretold his destiny

A new video made by former Hillsong pastor Joel A'Bell and his wife Julia reveals that Scott Morrison saw himself as called by God to the prime ministership years ago. → Read More

Morrison does religion and politics — but you might not know where one stops and the other begins

Scott Morrison's Pentecostal faith has clearly influenced his decision-making while in office. Just look at his support for Brian Houston in the face of a royal commission finding. → Read More

The long road to prosecution: why did it take six years for police to charge Brian Houston?

Despite a royal commission referral, it took years for NSW Police to charge Brian Houston. Now people are seeking answers. → Read More