Some parts of the Religious Discrimination Bill (RDB) are fine. These are the protection for people of faith from discrimination in the provision of education, accommodation, finance, club memberships etc.
The Australian Christian Lobby has welcomed key changes to the Federal Government’s second draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill 2019 released today, whilst expressing concern that individuals of faith or ‘future Folaus’ may not be fully protected from workplace discrimination. “On the one hand the bill contains some meaningful improvements, but on the other hand, some obvious gaps still remain,” said ACL spokesperson, Dan Flynn.
Religious freedom advocacy is often criticised as playing the victim. The argument goes that it’s fundamentally a self-interested effort, and that the need is not pressing enough.
Through the Apostle Paul, the Holy Spirit exhorts us to pray for our leaders. The content of that prayer is that the godly life might be a life of peace.
The Australian Christian Lobby has expressed deep reservations concerning the draft religious discrimination bill released today by Federal Attorney General, Christian Porter.
Israel Folau comprehensively upstaged the recent election campaign. But both leaders fled from the issue of his sacking by Rugby Australia over his social media posts, despite its obvious importance to ordinary people.
Why does religious freedom matter...because it does matter, I think, from a Christian perspective.
After the same-sex marriage debate, the Federal Government commissioned a review to investigate religious freedom and report back, now by mid-May, with recommendations concerning how the government can protect religious freedom best.
For this week’s special summer collection of Voice for Values we hear from Martyn Iles speaking at EMBOLDEN 2017, ACL’s national conference.
Happy New Year and welcome to another year at ACL.
I trust you and your family have enjoyed rest and relaxation over the Christmas period.
The ACL Team and I have benefitted from time out after a tumultuous 12 months.
This month, Australian social researchers, McCrindle, published a national study on religion, spirituality and worldview trends entitled ‘Faith and Belief in Australia’.
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