The upper house of the state parliament in Victoria has approved a Bill to legalise assisted suicide despite a campaign by church leaders.
23 November 2017
The state parliament of New South Wales has rejected a bill to legalise euthanasia; while a debate in Victoria was adjourned until Tuesday.
17 November 2017
The Melbourne Diocesan Synod has urged politicians in the state of Victoria not to legalise medically assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.
25 October 2017
The Anglican Church in Australia has told the Canberra government to act with urgency over its commitment to the 2015 Paris accord on climate change. And its General Synod has also urged the church to get its own house in order and cut its carbon footprint.
15 September 2017
Police and security services in Australia say that they have foiled a Christmas Day terror attack that had been planned against Melbourne’s Anglican Cathedral.
23 December 2016
An Australian bishop has spoken out after it was announced that the Australian Football League will next year stage its first match to be played on Good Friday.
26 October 2016
The Bishop of Melbourne has stepped in to offer prayer space to Muslims from Geelong, Victoria, whose mosque was destroyed in a suspected arson attack in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday). The fire, in a former church building, is the fifth suspicious fire to hit places of worship in Geelong in recent months.
18 May 2016
The first all-girl cathedral choir in the southern hemisphere has been launched at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia. The choir is made up from 18 girls from Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School and gave a debut performance in the cathedral last week.
19 February 2016
St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia, has begun a consultation on the possible installation of two memorials to commemorate the role that Aboriginal people have made to Australia’s armed forces.
27 January 2016
The Bishop of the North West Region in the Diocese of Melbourne has called on the Australian government to introduce a gun amnesty amid “heightened fears of terrorist attacks and vastly increased gun crime in Australia.” He made his call as the Metropolitan Police in London announced a two-week gun amnesty in Britain’s capital would begin on Monday.
20 November 2015