2017 so far: gun money talks and local democracy walks

2017 so far: gun money talks and local democracy walks

Dear friends, We’re a quarter of the way through 2017 and despite how busy things are it seems a good time to reflect a bit on what we’ve done so far. Building on our work on council amalgamations that has already saved a number of councils around the state, I...
Making them answer for their sins

Making them answer for their sins

Australia allows the Catholic Church to protect sexual predators, and any information the church holds on its own illegal activity, from the law. We let it do this by granting protections afforded to no other religious group. It is time this ended. In 1973 the...
Victims need law reform, not church guidelines

Victims need law reform, not church guidelines

Victims need law reform, not church guidelines The Truth, Justice and Healing Council of the Catholic Church has today released their non-binding guidelines for responding to civil claims for child sexual abuse following harsh criticism of existing practices from...