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The Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.

Catholic diocese in Australia found vicariously liable for clerical abuse

Jan 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

The ruling is believed to be the first of its kind in the country. Read more

Parliament House for the state of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

Australian ‘conversion therapy’ ban has dangerous flaws, say religious leaders

Feb 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

A proposed ban on “conversion therapy” for sexual orientation or gender identity in Australia’s Victoria state is far too broad... Read more

Victoria's conversion therapy bill a 'dramatic overreach of the state'

Dec 10, 2020

A bill seeking to ban so-called conversion therapy for sexual orientation or gender identity in the Australian state of Victoria... Read more

The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, where pharmacists will prepared and mix the drugs for assisted suicides in Victoria.

Assisted suicide, euthanasia more than 10 times higher than predicted in Australian state

Sep 2, 2020

While the Australian state of Tasmania is debating a bill that would legalize assisted suicide, the state of Victoria reported... Read more

Cardinal George Pell at the Vatican, March 2016.

Victorian politician calls for inquiry into investigation of Cardinal Pell

Jun 27, 2020

A member of the Parliament of Victoria has urged that there be an inquiry into the treatment of Cardinal George... Read more

Patient in a hospital bed. Via Shutterstock

Assisted suicide applications higher than expected under new Australian law

Feb 20, 2020

A total of 52 people in the Australian state of Victoria ended their lives by doctor-assisted suicide in the first... Read more

Archbishop Peter Comensoli. CNA file photo

New Australian law requires priests to break confessional seal

Sep 12, 2019

A law passed in the Australian state of Victoria on Tuesday would require priests to violate the seal of confession... Read more

The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, where pharmacists will prepared and mix the drugs for assisted suicides in Victoria.

First permit issued under Australian state's assisted suicide, euthanasia law

Jul 24, 2019

The first permit for medically assisted death in Victoria was issued in recent weeks, within a month of the going... Read more

Bishops decry introduction of assisted suicide, euthanasia in Australian state

Jun 19, 2019

The four Latin rite ordinaries in Victoria have written a pastoral letter denouncing the state's “new, and deeply troubling chapter... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Australian pro-lifers lose challenge to abortion clinic buffer zones

Apr 10, 2019

Australia's high court on Wednesday threw out cases brought by pro-life activists challenging “buffer zone” laws in Victoria and Tasmania... Read more

Parliament House for the state of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. Stock photo via Shutterstock

Victoria parliament considers ending daily Our Father

Mar 20, 2019

The parliament of the Australian state of Victoria is considering a proposal to end the convention of beginnings daily sessions... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Australian pro-lifers argue abortion clinic buffer zones violate freedom of speech

Oct 9, 2018

Two pro-life activists are challenging Australian “buffer zone” laws in the country’s high court in Canberra. The laws in the... Read more

Australian state hesitates to require priests to break seal of confession

Jul 12, 2018

The Australian state of Victoria has said a recommendation by the royal commission that it pass a law requiring priests... Read more

Australian state's lower house passes assisted suicide bill

Oct 20, 2017

A bill to legalize assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia was passed by Victoria's Legislative Assembly on Friday after 26 hours... Read more

Doctors warn Australian state against legalizing euthanasia

Dec 8, 2016

The government of the Australian state of Victoria is looking to legalize euthanasia in 2017, but physicians have warned of... Read more