Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said Cardinal George Pell had received a fair trial and questioned media commentators who said the jury had made an error in its decision.
“The notion that if you don’t like a verdict, you can just say they got it wrong, that’s not how ours system works,” the Premier said.
“What’s happened here … is that a victim has been believed. And that’s thrown a whole lot of people into absolute disarray,” he told ABC Melbourne’s Jon Faine.
Turns out it wasn’t just the media questioning whether the jury got it wrong. Today the High Court ruled 7 – 0 that the jury got it wrong.