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Associate Professor Neil Foster
The Australian Law Reform Commission has now released a Consultation Paper for its current reference on “Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws”. The paper, while formally acknowledging the importance of religious freedom and parental rights, will be a serious disappointment to those involved in religious schools and colleges. It effectively recommends the removal of protections enjoyed by religious educational institutions which have been designed to safeguard the ability of these organisations to operate in accordance with their religious beliefs.
Associate Professor Neil Foster
Australian Capital TerritoryDiscrimination Law ReformExposure Draft Bill amending Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT) Submission from Freedom for Faith June 2022 About Freedom for Faith Freedom for Faith is a Christian legal think tank that exists to see...
Associate Professor Neil Foster

ACT Discrimination Law Reforms Narrow Religious Freedom

Associate Professor Neil Foster
Jun 27, 2022
The Australian Capital Territory government has released an Exposure Draft of a Bill to amend that jurisdiction’s Discrimination Act 1991 (“DA”). They have invited public comment by 1 July 2022. As key protections for religious...
Associate Professor Neil Foster
Queensland Human Rights Commission – Review of Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act: Discussion Paper (Nov 2021) About Freedom for Faith Freedom for Faith is a Christian legal think tank that exists to see religious freedom protected and promoted in...
Associate Professor Neil Foster

Government amendments to Religious Discrimination bills

Associate Professor Neil Foster
Feb 9, 2022
Debate in the House of Representatives in the Federal Parliament resumed today on the package of bills dealing with religious discrimination. (For general background, see my initial post on the bills here, and recent update...
Associate Professor Neil Foster
About Freedom for Faith Freedom for Faith is a Christian legal think tank that exists to see religious freedom protected and promoted in Australia and beyond. It is led by people drawn from a range of...