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Associate Professor Neil Foster
Current press reports suggest that the Federal Government is contemplating a change to the provisions of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 which allow religious schools to operate in accordance with their religious commitments, in the...
Associate Professor Neil Foster

The Religious Discrimination Bill arrives

Associate Professor Neil Foster
Nov 25, 2021
After a long wait, the Federal government has released the text of the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 which is about to be introduced into the Parliament. There has been no general Federal law dealing with...
Associate Professor Neil Foster

Victorian Religious Exceptions Amendment Bill introduced

Associate Professor Neil Foster
Oct 29, 2021
As previously foreshadowed (see my analysis of the proposals when first announced here) the Victorian government has introduced a Bill into the Parliament of that State seriously limiting the religious freedom of religious bodies and...
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...
Stephen McAlpine

Dodging The Bullet

Stephen McAlpine
Jun 23, 2021
It seems like just yesterday that Christian organisations in Australia dodged a bullet that had their names on it. Just a few years ago BC (Before COVID) we had a Federal Election which was purportedly...
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....