Updated Sunday morning
The Diocese of Perth, in Western Australia, will have the first woman bishop in Australia.
See the announcement from the diocese (PDF) KAY GOLDSWORTHY APPOINTED AUSTRALIA’S FIRST WOMAN BISHOP and also Archbishop Roger Herft’s Statement… on the appointment of Australia’s first woman bishop.
There is a nice background piece about Kay Goldsworthy in the local newspaper, Bishop Kay Goldsworthy – up close and personal.
And the Sydney Morning Herald has Mum of twins becomes first female bishop.
The Age in Melbourne has From epiphany to bishop.
And the ABC interviews Bishop Rob Forsyth from Sydney who explains why he does not agree with the idea.
There is some more background in the ENS report by Matthew Davies.
The Perth newspaper West Australian has a further report of some opposition, here.