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ACU Poetry Prize now open

Thursday 6 April 2017

Media and Communications
Australian Catholic University (ACU) Prize for Poetry are now welcome, with writers competing for the coveted $10,000 first prize. The ACU Prize for Poetry will be awarded for outstanding poetry with the theme ‘Joy’, and will be presented on Thursday 31 August in Melbourne.

Fr David Ranson: My appearance before the Royal Commission

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Fr David Ranson, Vicar General, Diocese of Broken Bay

Having been invited by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to be part of an international academic advisory panel through 2015, I was not surprised to receive the summons to appear for Case Study 50, ‘Catholic Church Authorities in Australia,’ in February of this year. The Commissioners asked me to reflect with them on the questions of Governance and Culture (6 February) and Formation of Clergy (13 February).