This morning the High Court of Australia made the unanimous decision to overturn the convictions of child sex offences. https://www.theage.com.au/national/...urt-overturns-conviction-20200407-p54hqe.html I appreciate that this is a very polarising case. I have no idea of his actual guilt or innocence, but I'm actually quite happy with this outcome within the Australian legal system. I believe very strongly that: * A person is innocent until proven guilty. * Guilt must be proven beyond any reasonable doubt. Overall I think that it's incredibly difficult to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt when the case predominantly rests on the testimony of a single individual. The case probably shouldn't have gotten this far. There's already statements suggesting there may be an investigation into Victoria's criminal justice system. "Reasonable doubt", does mean that some guilty people will get away with some very serious crimes and perhaps this is the case here, I don't know. I think it's important to uphold this measurement beyond everything else however. Without it, our society and freedoms face a very slippery downward slope where justice is served based on the loudest voice rather than actual evidence. This may be a very unpopular decision, but justice is not a popularity contest. This may be a very sad day for child sex abuse victims, but overall I think this is a good day for the Australian justice system.