In a society that thrives on diversity and pluralism, religious freedom is not just a fundamental human right; it’s a cornerstone of our democratic values. At the heart of this principle lies the belief that all Australians should have the liberty to peacefully live out and openly express their faith without fear of persecution or discrimination.
Yet, religious freedom is clearly under attack. Governments, through legislation, and via powerful media platforms, seek increasingly to become the ultimate ‘arbiter of truth’.
The dark consequences of this type of totalitarian State action has dangerous precedent.
At the ACL, we strongly advocate for the preservation and protection of religious freedom, and openness of discourse in the public square.
Explore this section to learn more about our efforts in championing religious freedom and the vital issues surrounding it.
Make your voice heard: This page empowers you to take action and stand up on religious freedom.
Misinformation and DisiNformation Bill
The Government would be the ultimate authority of truth. Ideological conformity would be enforced in Australia. The impacts would be devastating.
The Albanese Government is proposing the Combating Misinformation and Disinformation Bill, which would see the government define what truth is and give power to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and online platforms (META, YouTube) to enforce it.
If we don’t take urgent action now, we could see the end of authentic Christian schooling in Australia.
The future of Christian education in Australia is under threat. The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has recommended sweeping reforms that would force Christian schools to compromise their deeply held beliefs on sexuality and gender.