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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

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...
Associate Professor Neil Foster

Weddings and Kirpans- indirect religious discrimination in NSW

Associate Professor Neil Foster
Aug 18, 2021
While Sikh weddings will often feature the symbolic dagger known as the “kirpan”, that is not the connection I am writing about. In NSW at the moment both weddings in general, and kirpans worn by...
Professor Patrick Parkinson

Could Apple be a Threat to Religious Freedom?

Professor Patrick Parkinson
Aug 17, 2021
That is not a headline I ever thought I would need to write; but times are changing rapidly, and as Christians we need to keep up with the changes. We should be aware of issues...
Stephen McAlpine

Strange Bedfellows for Freedom

Stephen McAlpine
Jul 30, 2021
What do the recent travails of the Australian Christian Lobby in Western Australia have in common with the equally recent travails of the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Alliance in Tasmania? On the surface not a...