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Withdrawing Pokies from Tasmania’s Pubs and Clubs

The Anglican Diocese of Tasmania was delighted to hear of the Labor Party’s commitment to the withdrawal of Pokies from Clubs and Pubs in Tasmania by 2023. The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, commends the political courage of the Labour Party and urges the Hodgman Liberal Government to make a…

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Final Report

The Anglican Diocese of Tasmania gives thanks for the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse for: exposing hidden instances of child sexual abuse in institutions. giving survivors of child sexual abuse an opportunity to be heard. delivering recommendations to make institutions safe. providing a pathway to bring healing to…

Anglican Bishop encourages kindness and respect following postal survey results

The Bishop of Tasmania, The Rt Revd Dr Richard Condie today welcomed the publication of the results of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. “This survey has been difficult for many Australians and I’m glad that the public has now had its say,” said Bishop Condie. “While I remain of the view that the traditional…

Giving thanks for 175 years and seeking to be a Church for Tasmania into the future

The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, Dr Richard Condie, said, “Birthday Celebrations are important moments in anyone’s life, especially so if you have reached the grand old age of 175”. “These anniversaries are time to reflect on the past and make some plans for the future,” he said. “The Diocese of Tasmania and the Cathedral Church…

Anglican Bishop seeks to protect vulnerable Tasmanians

The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, Dr Richard Condie, says, “The mere existence of laws to allow for assisted dying (euthanasia), puts vulnerable Tasmanians at risk”. “The unintended consequence of voluntary assisted dying laws, will inescapably lead to subtle pressures on the elderly, disabled, and the mentally ill in our community, to end their lives prematurely.…

175th Anniversary of the Founding of the Diocese of Tasmania, the Cathedral of St David and the City of Hobart

The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, Dr Richard Condie, said, “This week the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania, St David’s Cathedral and the City of Hobart are celebrating our 175th Anniversary”. On 21 August 1842 Queen Victoria decreed Letters Patent creating the Diocese of Tasmania. The first Bishop of Tasmania, Bishop Francis Russell Nixon, was consecrated in…