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In a landmark judgment, an Australian mining company has been fined for desecrating an Aboriginal sacred site.
The Salvation Army in Australia has apologised after one of its officers appeared to suggest in a radio interview that gay and bisexual people deserve to die.
An Australian TV show branding an Amazon tribe as child murderers has been condemned by campaigners against racist depictions of tribal peoples.
A Roman Catholic priest in the Australian state of Queensland is campaigning to end a law concerning murder and manslaughter that is widely seen as homophobic.
Mick Gooda, leader of the Aboriginal and Social Justice Commission, addressed the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in Sydney on 22 November.
Christian leaders in Australia have welcomed a ruling from Australia's highest court that Australia cannot send asylum seekers to Malaysia.
Thousands of Australians have marked World Refugee Day (20 June) by rallying to demand an end to mandatory detention of asylum seekers.
Many of Australia's 3,000 active and retired Catholic priests are critical of their bishops, feeling constrained and poorly managed, a survey suggests.
The Pope has accepted the early resignation of a bishop in Australia whose diocese has been beset by several prominent sex-abuse scandals.
As northern Australia suffers the worst flooding in more than 30 years, Australian churches have moved rapidly to respond to the community’s urgent needs.