Posts Tagged ‘Malcolm Turnbull’

Australia’s prime minister, clergy want pope to sack archbishop Comments 0

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull wants Pope Francis to sack Archbishop Philip Wilson. Wilson should not be allowed to remain an archbishop while he appeals against his conviction, says Turnbull, who is a Catholic. The National Council of Priests (NCP) in Australia agrees with Turnbull. “While the Archbishop is exercising his constitutional right to appeal Read more

Turnbull visit: important test for Bill English Comments 0

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Tomorrow Bill English has his first pyjama party with Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull in Queenstown. This style of diplomacy has been going on for a number of years. Whether it’s morning-after kayaking on Sydney harbour or taking in our own Southern Alps, the annual Prime Ministerial sleepover says a lot about the relationship between New Zealand Read more

Australia’s same-sex marriage vote in doubt Comments 0

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Same sex marriage isn’t likely to be an option anytime soon in Australia. It’s unlikely Australians will be asked this year to vote on whether to allow same-sex marriage, but the Turnbull government won’t publicly confirm a February referendum. The Australian Electoral Commission has strongly recommended the government not hold a national vote on the Read more

Religious leaders warn of harm from Aust marriage debate Comments 0

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Forty religious leaders want a possible Australian plebiscite on same-sex marriage dropped because bitter debate could do widespread harm. A group of Buddhist, Baptist, Anglican and Uniting church leaders sent a letter to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday. The religious leaders warned that a public campaign on the issue could polarise people in Read more