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Associate Professor Neil Foster

Victorian proposals to further limit religious freedom rights

Associate Professor Neil Foster
Sep 20, 2021
The Victorian government has recently announced proposals to further limit important protections for religious freedom currently applicable to religious persons, bodies and schools in that State. The recent proposals have been put forward as dealing...
Freedom for Faith
Children’s Guardian Amendment (Child Safe Scheme) Bill 2021 Submission from Freedom for Faith Freedom for Faith provided detailed comments in January 2021 on an Exposure Draft of the above Bill when it was first circulated....
Associate Professor Neil Foster

Victoria’s Conversion Practices Bill is as bad as they say it is

Associate Professor Neil Foster
Jan 18, 2021
Many commentators concerned with free speech and religious freedom have expressed serious concerns about the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020 (Vic), now awaiting its second reading debate in the Victorian Legislative Council...
John Steenhof
Religious freedom is the canary in the coal mine of Australian free-speech and viewpoint diversity – it provides a good barometer for the health of other rights and freedoms in a democratic society. Australia should...
Stephen McAlpine

Transgressing the ‘Gospel of Work’

Stephen McAlpine
Nov 26, 2020
When it comes to helping their parishioners navigate the increasingly complex secular workplace Christian ministers are playing catch-up. Simply put, churches have neglected the largest time portion of their parishioners’ lives for too long, failing...