Tag: Bishop

Bishop accused of distancing himself from information of abuse to ‘protect church’

Posted December 14, 2015 19:06:20 A Catholic bishop has been accused of attempting to protect himself and the church although giving proof at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Kid Sexual Abuse. Bishop Brian Finnigan was among a group of priests who handled complaints of paedophilia amongst priests in the Ballarat Diocese in the…


Bishop readies for ‘beginning of the end’ of Paris climate negotiations

Posted December 10, 2015 08:41:31 A trimmed-down draft of a global agreement to limit climate change has been released right after a week and a half of negotiations in Paris. Audio: Draft climate adjust agreement released but a lot of concerns unresolved (AM) But there are hundreds of points still getting contested and the huge…


Bronwyn Bishop to recontest next federal election

Posted December 09, 2015 18:34:09 Federal MP Bronwyn Bishop intends to recontest her seat of Mackellar at the subsequent federal election. The 73-year-old MP resigned as speaker of the Property of Representatives in August amid ongoing pressure following she spent far more than $ 5,000 to charter a helicopter from Melbourne to Geelong to attend…


Bishop caught spending $50,000 on South America trip

Updated December 03, 2015 17:32:02 Former speaker Bronwyn Bishop spent far more than $ 50,000 on a country-hopping South American trip earlier this year. Mrs Bishop resigned as speaker in August following weeks of pressure over her taxpayer-funded expenditure. New documents reveal she travelled to Ecuador, Peru and Argentina between January ten-25 this year. Four…


Reside: Turnbull back, Bishop questioned more than charter jet

E-mail Updated December 02, 2015 07:50:44 Map: Australia Malcolm Turnbull has arrived house from Paris and Julie Bishop is facing inquiries over her use of a private jet to pick her up from a charity dinner. Adhere to the day in politics live. External Hyperlink: Link to ABC politics blog December 2 Topics: government-and-politics, federal-government,…


Turnbull a ‘breath of fresh air’: Bishop

Updated November 28, 2015 21:11:07 Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has described Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as a “breath of fresh air”, although promoting the Coalition’s climate change policy ahead of United Nations talks in Paris next week. Ms Bishop made the comments in the course of an address to the Liberal Party’s Victorian state conference…