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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 […]

Religious Freedom Bill restricts freedoms

By ELIZA SPENCER The coalition government’s second drafting of a bill expands powers to discriminate, based on religious belief. Amendments to the divisive Religious Freedom Bill have brought about significant backlash from advocates and individuals across the nation. The amendments expand the powers of religious institutions to hire and fire to “avoid injury to the […]

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 […]