Media Releases

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…

Anglican Church’s proposal for funding Redress

Monday May 7, 2018 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…

Anglican Church in Tasmania sacrifices to fund Redress

Sunday April 22, 2018 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…

Anglican Church recognises the importance of Redress

Monday April 16, 2018 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)…

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…

New Leaders for Anglican Church

Friday February 16, 2018 The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie will lead a special service at St David’s Cathedral Hobart, at 10am on Saturday 17th February. “I have the joy of ordaining three people as Deacons, commissioning an Archdeacon and the new General Manager for our Diocese,” said Bishop Condie.…