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Forcing priests to report abuse not a breach of human rights: Watchirs

New laws that will force priests to break the seal of confession to report child abuse are not in breach of the ACT’s human right laws, despite concerns about the impact on religious freedoms, the ACT’s Human Rights Commissioner says.

  • Katie Burgess
  • The Canberra Times

Under the territory’s expanded reportable conduct scheme, priests in Canberra will be required to report allegations, offences or convictions related to children to the ACT Ombudsman within 30 days from March…

The Canberra Times 2b logo LLLLL blackBut the Australian Catholics Bishops Conference wrote to ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr to…

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