Media Releases

Anglican Church of Tasmania pays out $3.65m to survivors of abuse

The Anglican Church of Tasmania has finalised claims amounting to $3.65 million for survivors of sexual abuse. On Saturday 31 October, the Synod of the Anglican Church of Tasmania will hear that between 14 June 2019 and 18 September 2020, the Diocese committed to pay $1.226 million through the National Redress Scheme and $2.235 million…

Anglican Church reassures survivors they will be heard

Wednesday 8 April 2020 – In light of the effect on survivors of the decision of the High Court of Australia to acquit Cardinal Pell, the Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, Dr Richard Condie, wants to reassure people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse within the Anglican Church in Tasmania, that their claims will continue to…

Media Release – Anglican Church will cease gathering during COVID 19 pandemic

Tuesday March 17, 2020 To help limit the spread of COVID 19, the Anglican Church of Tasmania has implemented social distancing. From today, the church will actively avoid groups of greater than 10 people meeting together. The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, Bishop of Tasmania said, “As there is increased risk of transmission where larger…

An honest approach to Australia Day

26 January, 2020 – The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, recognises the importance of having Australia Day as a day to celebrate, acknowledge and give thanks for our great nation, but calls for lament on January 26 for the darker parts of our history. “This date celebrates an imperialist British…

Anglican Church negotiates in good faith

Friday 6 September 2019 – The Anglican Church of Tasmania continues to negotiate in good faith with local communities about church property marked for sale. The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, Bishop of Tasmania said, “We recognise that church buildings, such as St Martin’s Church at Dunalley, are important places and hold significant value within…

Awe & Wonder for Anglican Schools Conference in Hobart

Thursday 8 August 2019 – The Anglican Schools Australia Conference is in Hobart this year. Over the next two days 260 delegates from around Australia, 83 of whom are School Chaplains, will gather to celebrate the wonder and enthusiasm that children bring to the school environment. Dr Rob McEwan, Headmaster of The Hutchins School, is…

Supreme Court stops Church’s proceedings

Tuesday 4 June 2019 – The Anglican Church of Tasmania has received advice that the Supreme Court of Tasmania has made an Order prohibiting it from proceeding with its church discipline process in relation to Bishop Phillip Newell. The Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie said, “I have been advised by our…

Anglican Church of Tasmania officially part of National Redress Scheme

Monday April 1, 2019 – The Anglican Church of Tasmania is now officially part of the National Redress Scheme. On Thursday 28 March 2019, the Minister for Families and Social Services, Mr Paul Fletcher, declared the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania as a participating institution in the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme) and a member of…

Anglican Church in Tasmania expands its Pastoral Support and Assistance Scheme

26 March 2019 – The Anglican Church in Tasmania has made significant changes to its Pastoral Support and Assistance Scheme (PSAAS) for survivors of sexual abuse. These changes come in light of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and the establishment of the National Redress Scheme (NRS). The Anglican Bishop of…