Case Type: Regulated Professionals

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…

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…

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….

Dr Kok – Disciplined by Medical Board for Religious Convictions

11TH NOVEMBER, 2020

Dr Jereth Kok is a Victorian family doctor with over fifteen years of experience and an unblemished record of medical practice. The Medical Board received two anonymous complaints about Dr Kok’s personal social media posts…

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