Case Type: Freedom of Conscience

Caris – Doctor Conscience Rights Attacked by Activists

27TH OCTOBER, 2021

Caris* is a Christian GP. She displayed a notice in her practice advising patients that she didn’t consult on contraception, assisted reproduction technology or the termination of life. When her notice went viral on social…

Lara – Business Targeted by Activists

22ND OCTOBER, 2021

Lara* is a Christian sole trader and operates a female beauty salon. A transgender activist reported Lara to the Victorian Human Rights Commission accusing Lara of refusing to take a booking from a biological male…

Rohan – Disciplined by Medical Board for Expressing Religious Convictions

8TH OCTOBER, 2021

Rohan* is a Christian doctor from Queensland. Rohan posted on Twitter sharing his Christian perspective on abortion. An overseas Twitter user found Rohan’s posts and harassed Rohan about his religious convictions, reporting Rohan to the…

Tim – Pharmacists’ Conscience Rights

29TH JULY, 2021

Tim* is a Christian pharmacist in Tasmania who faced potential disciplinary action because, as a matter of conscience, he did not supply abortion drugs in his pharmacy. During a normal workday, a customer requested that…

Max – Fired Over Transgender Conviction

18TH JUNE, 2021

Max* is an experienced teacher in NSW who is highly regarded by colleagues, students and parents alike, and is recognised as a skilled, effective and organised teacher. At the beginning of the 2021 school year,…

Oliver – Homestay Child Removed

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Oliver* and his wife are homestay parents in Queensland who were given care of an adolescent international student (who was a biological female) studying at a local school. Subsequent to the placement and after the…

Peter – Investigated by Medical Board for Social Media Posts

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Peter* was a doctor in QLD who had complaints made about him to the Medical Board over personal posts on a social media platform about traditional Christian beliefs on sexuality and gender. Without notification to…

Ian Shepherd – Investigated for Social Media Posts

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Ian Shepherd is a teacher in the NT who was subjected to a formal investigation by the Department of Education for his private social media posts about his religious beliefs after complaints by activists. The…

James – Quit Job after Pressure to go Against Conscience

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

James* is a pharmacist in South Australia who feels conscience-bound not to dispense hormones to people who reject their biological sex and identify as transgender. James would refer biological men seeking female hormone prescriptions to…

Henry – Lost Job Due to Religious Discrimination

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Henry* is a teacher who was returning to the classroom after workplace stress leave on a part-time work placement. Like most schools in Australia, questions surrounding sexuality, gender, and religion are of great interest to…

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