A two more useful commentaries have appeared in recent days that are well worth a look.
First, Christopher Pearson has a great column in the Weekend Australian, picking up the Record's editorial and contrasting it with the continuing angst being expressed in various liberal outlets.
Secondly, Fr Ray Blake has another interesting piece on the subject, portraying the situation as a failure on the part of Toowoomba priests and laity to voice and have their concerns recognised; and of the other Australian bishops to engage in sufficient fraternal correction.
Well I agree in principle. But there is something of a power imbalance between priests and their bishop. And I suspect that many if not most Australian bishops more or less actually agreed with Bishop Morris, hence the famous 1999 Statement of Conclusions and the appointment of a co-adjutor for hold-out Archbishop Faulkner of Adelaide back in the day...They may well have counselled caution, but in the end, only the bishop himself could decide whether or not to accept their advice.
And there is a reason why the doctrine of papal primacy is far more important than any notion of episcopal collegiality!