Media Releases

Media Statement: Anglican Church welcomes National Apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

“The Anglican Church in Tasmania is thankful that today the Prime Minister, The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, has delivered a National Apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse,” said The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, Anglican Bishop of Tasmania. “Taking collective responsibility is a powerful way for the country to move towards…

Media Release: Proposed changes akin to new “Death Tax”

Proposed changes to the Burial and Cremation Act by the Tasmanian Government will effectively amount to a new $20,000 “death tax” on the residents of mainly rural and regional Tasmania, the Anglican Church in Tasmania said today. “The proposed package of amendments will significantly increase the cost of burial plots from between $500-$1000 (current fees)…

Anglican Church supports move to make ministers mandatory reporters of child sexual abuse

The Anglican Church of Tasmania welcomes the government’s proposal to make ministers mandatory reporters of child sexual abuse. The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, said, “We are committed to providing safe church communities and working for the protection of vulnerable people”. “Making ministers mandatory reporters of child sexual abuse is…

Anglican Church votes in favour of Redress Proposal

The Anglican Church of Tasmania has taken a decisive step today to make a significant sacrifice for survivors of sexual abuse in our organisation. The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, Anglican Bishop of Tasmania said, “Today is a great day for survivors of sexual abuse who have been damaged by the historic failures of the…

Anglican Church welcomes State Government’s decision to join National Redress Scheme

“The Anglican Church in Tasmania is delighted that the Tasmanian Government has announced its intention to join the National Redress Scheme,” said The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, Anglican Bishop of Tasmania. “Redress provides a measure of restorative justice to survivors, as well as recognition and support. Today is truly a great day for survivors…

Anglican Church’s proposal for funding Redress

The Anglican Church in Tasmania is fully committed to providing restorative justice, recognition and support to survivors of sexual abuse through redress. The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, today said, “We care deeply for survivors of sexual abuse and our primary concern is to ensure we can meet our redress obligations”.…

Anglican Church in Tasmania sacrifices to fund Redress

The Anglican Church in Tasmania will have to make significant sacrifices to fund redress for survivors of child sexual abuse. The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, today said, “The Anglican Diocese of Tasmania is committed to redress for survivors of sexual abuse and hopes to join the National Redress Scheme”.…

Anglican Church recognises the importance of Redress

The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, today reaffirms his church’s commitment to a National Redress Scheme and acknowledges how important it is for survivors of child sexual abuse. In 2015 the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommended a National Redress Scheme (NRS) for all institutions. Their…

Bishop’s Easter Message

The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie, today delivered his Easter message. “Easter Sunday falls on April Fool’s Day this year. I am guessing that for many, to speak about the resurrection of a man from the dead sounds like the ultimate April Fool’s joke! “But what if for a moment…