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Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights’ Inquiry into Australia’s Human Rights Framework
Jul 17, 2023
Executive Summary Terms of Reference A) The scope and effectiveness of Australia’s 2010 Human Rights Framework and the National Human Rights Action Plan, and whether it needs to be improved. “Australia’s National Human Rights Action...
Submission on the ALRC Consultation Paper on Religious Educational Institutions and Discrimination Laws
Mar 6, 2023
About Freedom for Faith Freedom for Faith is a Christian legal think tank that exists to see religious freedom for all faiths protected and promoted in Australia and beyond. It is led by people drawn from...
Removing fences: the ALRC Consultation Paper on Religious Educational Institutions and Discrimination Laws
Feb 2, 2023
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.
A Statement from Bishop Michael Stead, Chair of Freedom for Faith All Australians should be deeply shocked at the discriminatory treatment of Andrew Thorburn. According to press reports Thorburn has been forced to resign one...