Case Type: Freedom of Conscience

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…

Jonathan and Sandra – Forced Against Conscience

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Jonathan* and Sandra’s* daughter Kate*, was diagnosed in childhood with psychological instability and emotional trauma. In her early-20s, Kate announced that she now identified as a male and expected family and friends to do the…

Michelle – Accreditation Stripped After Activist Complaint

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Michelle* is a mental health counsellor who was stripped of her accreditation after receiving a complaint from a political activist. Michelle had never received a complaint from an LGBT+ client and never spoken on LGBT+…

Jeremy – Discipline for Social Media Comments

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Jeremy* is a Christian medical practitioner with over 40 years’ experience. He shared his opinion on social media regarding psychological challenges faced by LGBT+ people and an anonymous complaint was made to the Medical Board….

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