In 2013 the Australian federal government established the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. As the Commissions moves to a final hearing with the Anglican Church of Australia, to be held in Sydney, the Primate, Archbishop Philip Freier, of that national church has issued a statement.
Malcolm Turnbull is now the prime minister of Australia. During his campaign, he made promises, as all politicians do when running for office. One of his promises was a referendum on marriage equality in Australia. Now as the leader of the coalition government, it appears that a referendum will eventually be placed before the people of Australia. The Anglican Primate of Australia has weighed into the preliminary discussion.