Most Australians do not believe religious institutions should be allowed to discriminate against people based on the teachings of their faith.
Having historically positioned itself as ‘non-partisan’, the ACL’s recent campaigns reflect a return to its US roots, and perhaps hopes of achieving a similar polarising cultural shift in Australia.
Sometimes aggrieved parties simply want an apology, and this would be an important provision under the draft legislation.
This proposed bill goes much further than other discrimination laws and weakens existing protections for many Australians.
Michelle Grattan discusses the increasing strain on the Australia-China relationship following the arrest of Dr. Yang Hengjun, and the government’s draft religious discrimination legislation.
Under the government’s draft religious discrimination legislation, big companies would face tougher rules in relation to indirect discrimination.
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Geoff Crisp speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
Less than four in ten Australians believe stronger laws are needed to protect religious freedom in a new poll, but 68% say Israel Folau should be able to share his views on social media.
Scott Morrison won his ‘miracle’ election but what he does from now on will determine whether the Coalition can secure a fourth term.
Questions are being raised about the charitable nature of the ACL’s fundraising campaign for the rugby star.
For many people of faith, the very identity of Christianity is at stake in the battle over religious freedom. But not all Christians see it that way.
This doctrine is not for the fainthearted.
What makes Folau’s case unique is that it sets up a clash between employment contract law and legal protections against discrimination on the basis of religion.
Folau has sought a full code of conduct committee hearing to decide his future with Rugby Australia. Depending on how the tribunal rules, the case could be heading to federal court next.