Media Releases

Update on St Mary’s Church, Kempton

Joint Media Statement from the Anglican Church of Tasmania and the Southern Midlands Council – Tuesday December 11, 2018 The Mayor of the Southern Midlands Council and the Bishop of the Anglican Church of Tasmania have met to discuss the future of St Mary’s Church, Kempton. The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard…

One third of Anglican Church properties removed from sale list

Sunday December 3, 2018 The Anglican Church of Tasmania’s Diocesan Council (its governing body) met yesterday and made its final decision in respect of those properties that will be sold. “Following the conclusion of the appeals process one third of properties have been removed from the Anglican Church’s proposed ‘for sale’ list,” the Anglican Bishop…

Anglican Church remains concerned about burial costs

Tuesday November 20, 2018 The Anglican Diocese Tasmania notes the tabling in Parliament today of the Burial and Cremation Amendment Bill 2018. “We acknowledge that the Government has responded to some of the community feedback, especially by not shifting the responsibility for the maintenance of monuments from families to cemetery managers,” said The Right Revd…

Government admits no modelling done on cost of burial changes

Thursday November 22, 2018 In debate on the Burial and Cremation Amendment Bill 2018 this afternoon, the Government has admitted that it actually has no modelling to refute the Anglican Church’s analysis that the cost of a future burial plot in an Anglican cemetery will be between $10,000-$15,000. “It is deeply concerning that the Government…

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

Monday October 22, 2018 “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…

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

Sunday October 14, 2018 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…

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

Tuesday October 2, 2018 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…

Anglican Church votes in favour of Redress Proposal

Saturday June 2, 2018 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…

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

Tuesday May 22, 2018 “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…