Found in section 116 of the Constitution of Australia "The Commonwealth shall not make any law ... for prohibiting the free exercise of any religion".
This includes obtaining information via the confessional on the sexual proclivities of more than 2.5 million Australian [Insert your country name and its number of Catholic women here] Catholic women as targets for sexually active clergy.
Under s116 any action that can be described as a part of the religion no matter the purposes or harm caused to individuals, communities and the country can claim immunity on the basis of the freedom to practice a religion.
There is a growing body of evidence that the specific freedom as defined in s116 underlies the failures of governments, policing, health and more since federation that has allowed the unchecked abuse of children to exist for generations and has had a role in corrupting systems to work directly against every Australian who experiences rape or abuse.
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The modern Catholic Church is a long term equal opportunity abuser who abuses the rights of ordinary people from birth to death and billions of years beyond..
John Brown was born in Yea Victoria 3717 on 27 December, 1948. John grew up in Yea, he went to the Catholic school on The Parade and then a final year at Yea High. He undertook an apprenticeship as a Hand and Machine Compositor/Linotype Mechanic at the local newspaper The Yea Chronicle who recently declined to publish anything on John's story. He left Yea after realising that the proprietor and local policeman Bill Ellisson along with other local Catholics in Yea and surrounds at that time were aware of his abuse and of the rape and abuse of other children in Yea and were aware of the many unreported issues surrounding the murder of Herbert Henry Kemp of ...... read more 1544393128 and more and more and Site Map
Investigation of an unsolved murder in 1962 can no longer be investigated according to police taskforce SANO because a pedophile Catholic clergyman who raped a child at age 8 is now dead. As a result of the dead rapist being unconnected with the murder Victorian police remain clueless.
Later in life John married in Toowoomba only to find that he was related to the then bishop of Toowoomba Bill Morris. Morris was the head of the bishops conference and was the go to person in the country for survivors of childhood sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and yet I was never able to get a time or a conversation with the bishop. I did get conversations or connection with a number of Catholic organisations with varying degrees of weirdness.