If this bill had been law when Rugby Australia sacked Israel Folau, he might have chosen to pursue a federal discrimination case.
This proposed bill goes much further than other discrimination laws and weakens existing protections for many Australians.
Attorney-General Christian Porter announced the draft bill at Sydney’s Great Synagogue.
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Given the unique aspects of the proposed bill, there should be a longer consultation period to examine why religious freedoms should be prioritised over other freedoms.
Ballet should not need to be linked to narrow male stereotypes to appeal to boys. Pictured: UK company BalletBoyz.
AAP Image/Sydney Opera House, Michele Mossop
While male dancers in the US and Australia seek to combat bullying with #boysdancetoo, Japanese culture accepts and embraces male ballet dancing.
Caesarean delivery alone does not contribute to the odds of a child developing autism or ADHD.
A new study has found a link between being born by caesarean section and having a greater chance of being diagnosed with autism or ADHD. But there's no evidence caesarean sections cause them.
Fans take photos of adult film actress Ange Venus at the Adult Video News Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.
There's a strand of radical feminist thought that claims porn causes misogyny. So four researchers decided to test this idea – and descended on a porn expo to study the beliefs of the male attendees.
Popular climate movements are gaining momentum around the world.
AAP Image/Darren England
Populism focuses on charismatic individuals. Environmentalism is all about collective action on collective solutions. How do they come together?
Bill Shorten and Tanya Plibersek read The Very Hungry Caterpillar – which did not make our experts’ list.
If you were in charge of the new parliamentary book club, what Australian book would you want your representative to read? Our experts weigh in.
People have different views when it comes to school uniforms.
We asked five experts from various fields whether school uniforms should be compulsory. Four out of five said no.
Coffee-break delegasi konferensi sains kelautan di Fremantle, Australia, yang menerapkan konsep bebas plastik.
Konferensi nasional Asosiasi Ilmu Kelautan Australia tahun ini merupakan zona bebas plastik, Para ilmuwan kelautan ingin mengurangi beban lingkungan dari plastik yang dibuang.
The theory is that if therapies are started early enough, it might be possible to alter the trajectory of autism.
Children with autism don't usually begin therapy until they're given a diagnosis, which rarely occurs before the age of two. But new research shows there's benefit to starting early.
People living in Vietnam today may still feel the effects of the war.
The Vietnam War ended in 1975. But it's still harming the health of Vietnamese people born after the conflict ended.
Delegates at this week’s marine science conference in Fremantle take a plastic-free coffee break.
This year's national conference of the Australian Marine Science Association is a plastic-free zone, as marine scientists aim to reduce the environmental burden of throwaway plastic.
Anna McGahan as Charmian Clift in Sue Smith’s play Hydra. Long overshadowed by her husband George Johnston, recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in Clift’s life and work.
Jeff Busby/Queensland Theatre
Fifty years after her death, Australian writer Charmian Clift is experiencing a renaissance. With her forward-thinking columns, Clift's voice rose above the crowd during post-war Australia.
BTS at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Fans of the band recently mounted a vigorous social media campaign after a controversial Channel Nine segment on BTS aired.
K-pop fans are a global network of varied ages and nationalities, who have an active, creative and symbiotic relationship with their idols.
The Australian Christian Lobby’s online fundraiser for Israel Folau has earned more than A$1.8m this week – and counting.
Questions are being raised about the charitable nature of the ACL's fundraising campaign for the rugby star.
Idi Amin at a press conference in Jjaja Marina, Uganda in July 1975.
Courtesy of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation
Hidden for decades in a vault at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, the photographs depict a regime fixated on establishing order, meting out punishment and stoking nationalism.
In some ways, this case just adapts the old authorities on publication to a modern situation.
Journalists are not happy about a decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales finding that media companies could be liable for defamatory comments made under news stories on their Facebook pages.
Tom Schilling as Kurt Barnert – a slightly blurred facsimile of the famous German artist Gerhard Richter – in Never Look Away.
Pergamon Film, Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion, Beta Cinema
Standing out among the crowd of recent artist biopics, the new film Never Look Away peels back some unhelpful tropes that have blinkered our understanding of the artist's process.
Celia Pacquola as Jenny Milford in The Torrents. A new production of the forgotten Australian play shows its themes are still relevant today.
A new production revisits a play dropped from the Australian theatrical canon long ago. Set in a regional newsroom, the play's themes are strikingly relevant today.
Residents play Pimp my Suburb, an exercise in engaging the community in achieving higher density while preserving what they love about their neighbourhood.
Faced with local planning changes like infill development people often fear they could lose the neighbourhood they love. But serious games are proving effective in giving locals a say in their future.