Case Type: Freedom of Conscience

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…

Dianne Colbert- Accreditation Stripped After Activist Complaint

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Dianne Colbert is a mental health counsellor in Victoria and was accredited as a ‘Master Mental Health First Aid instructor’. Mental Health First Aid stripped Dianne of her accreditation after receiving a complaint from two…

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….

Madeline – Lost Job Due to Religious Discrimination

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Madeline is a Christian who was an entertainer for a children’s party business in Canberra. During the leadup to the 2017 Same-Sex Marriage postal vote, Madeline posted on Facebook, ‘It’s ok to vote no’. When…

Marcus – Denied Job Due to Religious Discrimination

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Marcus* is a support worker who helps troubled youth in the community. He is also a Christian and holds traditional views on sexuality.  As part of his role, Marcus was asked to sit a psychological…

Riley Soares – Excluded from College

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Riley is a practicing Catholic who is same-sex attracted but lives a celibate life in accordance with Catholic teaching. Riley stood for traditional marriage during the 2017 marriage campaign and was outspoken about his opposition…

Byron and Keira Hordyk – Denied the Ability to Foster

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Byron and Keira Hordyk love children and have three children of their own. As committed Christians, they are always looking for ways to be of service to others. Knowing that so many children are born…

Dr Weerakoon – Reputation and Career Attacked

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Dr. Patricia Weerakoon was born in Sri Lanka and trained as a doctor in her home country and the United States. She has been an academic sexologist living in Australia for decades and has devoted…

Jason Tey – Christian Business Targeted by Activists

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Jason Tey is a celebrated wedding photographer. He was named as one of the Top 150 international wedding photographers in 2016 by SLR Lounge and won the pre-wedding category in the 2018 International Wedding Photographer…

Maria – Doctors’ Conscience Rights

11TH NOVEMBER, 2020

Maria* is a general practitioner who has studied hard and enjoys serving people through her job. Like many doctors she has conscientious convictions about various things, including family and bioethics – convictions that she abides…

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