New Bishop for Gippsland – We Should “Rejoice” at Same-Sex Marriage

The Diocese of Gippsland have announced their new bishop: It is with immense pleasure that the Diocese of Gippsland announces that The Rev’d Dr Richard Treloar, Vicar of Christ Church South Yarra, has been elected as the thirteenth Bishop of Gippsland! He commenced ordained ministry in rural and regional Victoria and is excited to be […]

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Hyssop for Barnaby?

Barnaby Joyce, Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister, is in a mess. In case you’ve been living under a rock over the past few days here’s the brief run-down of what’s been going on: It’s been revealed that he has been conducting an extra-marital affair with a woman who was a political staffer. The affair has led […]

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Some First Thoughts on the Marriage Survey

Well, Australia has voted “yes” in the much-debated Postal Survey on marriage. As I write this the Prime Minister is addressing a press conference speaking about an “overwhelming”, “emphatic” and “unequivocal” decision. The actual result was 61.6% in favour on a turnout of 79.5% (12,727,920 people voted). So let’s be clear on a few things: […]

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