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Inner West Council votes ‘No’ to Religious Discrimination Bill

By Mike Hitch The Inner West Council (IWC) has officially taken a stand against the coalition government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill after noting the importance of universally accessible healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spearheaded by Councillor Pauline Lockie in partnership with Independent MP for Sydney, Alex Greenwich, the Inner West Council passed a motion yesterday […]

Stop the Omnibus!

By MICHAEL HITCH “Hostile” demands from the 2017 same-sex marriage debate may be re-ignited as another religious freedom bill, heading for parliament in the coming months could aim to put the traditional "man/woman" definition of marriage back into federal legislation. LGBTIQ+ leaders fear that “hostile amendments” recommended from Philip Ruddock’s 2018 religious freedom review will […]

Religious freedom: sword or shield?

By ALLISON HORE Is freedom of religion under threat in Australia? Christian lobby groups and conservative media commentators seem to believe it is. Whilst protections already exist for people of faith under sections of the Constitution, federal anti-discrimination laws, state-based human rights acts and anti-discrimination laws, our Pentecostal Christian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, thinks it’s […]