Australian Anglican head asks to join Supreme Court case

The head of the Anglican Church in Australia, Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, could join Newcastle Bishop Brian Farran as a defendant in a NSW Supreme Court case testing how the church runs professional standards matters nationally.
Archbishop Aspinall has asked to be named as fifth defendant in a case launched by former Dean of Newcastle Graeme Lawrence and Cardiff priest Graeme Sturt after professional standards hearings in December.

The archbishop advised the court this week that he wanted to intervene in proceedings because the matters raised had general application to the operation of professional standards procedures in Australia.

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