Posts Tagged ‘State of Victoria’

Spike in legal action against Church jams Victorian courts

Monday, September 30th, 2019

A spike in legal action against the Catholic Church is resulting in calls for Victoria’s state premier to speed up the court system for abuse victims. So far the church in Victoria has been hit with at least 800 new legal actions for child sexual abuse since state legislation allowed new rights for survivors. They Read more

Peter Comensoli: Violating sanctity of the confessional would be a betrayal of trust

Monday, August 19th, 2019

What is worth protecting and fighting for? The answer to that question is straightforward: our children. Of this, there is no doubt. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse cast a much-needed light on the failures of many institutions across Australia, including government and church institutions, and most prominently my own church. Read more

Australian voluntary euthanasia scheme could kill 1,000 a year by 2013

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

The voluntary euthanasia scheme proposal Australia’s State of Victoria is considering could claim the lives of more than 1,000 terminally ill patients a year by 2030, a leading Catholic researcher claims. On September 21, the Victorian Government unveiled legislation for an assisted-dying scheme, with debate on the bill to begin next month and a conscience Read more