Churches, Clergy and the Law

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Federation Press, 1996 - Clergy - 292 pages
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For Australia, this book is a first. It provides an account of how the Australian legal system interacts with the church - making the legal material accessible and comprehensible to the lay reader. A whole host of questions demonstrated the need for one easy-to-read volume in this area. What happens if children are injured at Sunday school? What is the legal position regarding a church that is regarded by neighbours as a nuisance, or interference with church worship? And what about the employment status of ministers and pastors and the supposed privilege they have regarding confidences? All clergy, church administrators at all levels and their legal advisers will find clear and straightforward discussion of their everyday problems.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE CHURCH AS AN ORGANISATION
22
EMPLOYMENT AND DISMISSAL OF CHURCH
139
NEGLIGENCE UNDUE INFLUENCE
167
THE IMPACT OF THE CRIMINAL LAW
186
MARRIAGE DIVORCE AND CHILDREN
208
CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVILEGE
277
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