Posts Tagged ‘High Court’

Jehovah’s Witness’ bid to be excluded from abuse inquiry dismissed

Monday, October 30th, 2023

A legal bid by the Jehovah’s Witness church to get out of being part of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care has been dismissed by the High Court in Wellington. After nearly three years of behind-the-scenes legal wrangling to avoid scrutiny from the Inquiry, the church applied for a judicial review in Read more

Cardinal Pell gets another chance

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Two Federal High Court Justices, Michelle Gordon and James Edelman, Wednesday, gave Cardinal George Pell another chance to appeal his conviction for abusing two choirboys at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne. Of the 22 applications listed on November 13 to appear before the High Court, Pell’s  is the only one to be granted. The two High Court Read more

Human Rights Commission looks to court on Bible in Schools

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

The Human Rights Commission and members of the Secular Education Network have applied to join court action against religion in state schools. A case is being taken by Jeff McClintock against Red Beach School. He laid a complaint with the commission several years ago after his daughter was put in a corner when she opted Read more