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- 28 May, 2023
Faith groups hopeful new Labor Government will keep promises
Faith groups have welcomed the election of the new Labor Government in New South Wales, expressing hope that new Premier Chris Minns will listen to and respect people of faith and fulfil pre-election commitments. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Sydney Archdiocese condemns violence outside parish event
Sydney Archdiocese has condemned violent behaviour on Tuesday by protesters outside St Michael’s, Belfield, describing it as “unacceptable”. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Housing crisis prompts parties to promise protections for NSW renters
Ahead of the New South Wales state election on Saturday, the Coalition, Labor and the Greens have all agreed to extend protections for renters from forced evictions with no legal appeals. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Candidates pitch to voters of faith
Ahead of the March 25 New South Wales state election, some upper house candidates have been pitching directly to faith communities to cast a vote for them to keep the government accountable on key issues. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Gay conversion ban won’t impinge on religious freedom: Minns
Faith leaders have secured a bipartisan commitment to be able to pray and preach on matters of sexuality under proposed laws banning gay conversion therapy, after NSW Labor leader Chris Minns vowed to protect their rights. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Banning gay conversion therapy will not affect religious freedoms: Perrottet
New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet has promised not to ban prayer or preaching as part of laws to be introduced in the next Parliament to end so-called gay conversion therapy. Source: The Guardian.
Perrottet won’t say if he’ll back ban on gay conversion therapy
New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet will not tell voters whether he will back a ban on so-called gay conversion therapy until he has considered the issue with his cabinet. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Perrottet, Minns to address faith communities ahead of NSW election
New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet and Opposition Leader Chris Minns will each address town hall-style meetings hosted by faith communities and a special religious education advocacy group this month. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Archbishop Fisher backs plan to introduce cashless gaming card
Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has commended New South Wales’ political leaders for supporting the introduction of a cashless gaming card, saying the Church and its agencies see the human cost of gambling addiction every day. Source: The Catholic Weekly.