Once again, Fiona Patten is attempting to remove the Lord's Prayer from the Victorian Parliament. She will move a motion in the Legislative Council on 4 August to remove the prayer, and proposes to replace it with “a moment of silent religious observance or reflection” each sitting day.
The federal Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus, has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to review religious exemptions for schools in federal anti-discrimination law, in the first formal step towards new religious discrimination laws.
While abortion is legal in Australia, our laws are silent on whether a baby born alive during a failed abortion should be given medical care. Please take action today by signing this petition calling on the Senate to support legal protections for babies born alive.
The Queensland Human Rights Commission (QHRC) has released a Report on its Review into the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) containing 46 recommendations. Recommendations 37, 38, 39 and 40 relate to ‘Religious Bodies’.