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Real faith protection call

Australia needs effective religious freedom laws but is unlikely to get them if they do not resist a movement seeking to “send religion to...

Monica Doumit: Abusers: do they confess? Probably

A couple of weeks ago, Natasha Marsh wrote a story highlighting a current review likely to recommend abolishing the Seal of Confession in the...

Refusal to prosecute shows law is meaningless, say advocates

Anti-euthanasia advocates say that an ACT magistrate’s decision not to prosecute a man who helped his wife to die makes anti-suicide laws toothless. Neil O’Riordan’s...

Failure to engage faith community on religious freedom causes concern

Australian Catholic bishops and law experts are concerned the Federal Government’s attempt to draft a religious freedom bill without early consultation with religious leaders...

Robert Assaf: Care neutralises euthanasia

Growing up in today’s society, the topic of suicide and mental health is at the forefront of the minds of governments and the public. Almost...

New NZ euthanasia push warning

Elderly will be most at risk if an assisted suicide bill is passed, says bioethicist.

Time for courage, compassion as dying law takes effect say bishops

By Marilyn Rodrigues and Natasha Marsh Victoria’s bishops declare they will not cooperate with euthanasia Victorians who oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide are now conscientious objectors...
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St Vincent’s Hospital, Lismore, celebrates 100 years of care

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