Category: Freedom of Conscience

New Victorian law is an attack on fundamental freedoms that puts everyone at risk

5TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Unfortunately, on 4 February 2021, the Victorian parliament passed the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020 and it will shortly become law. Because fundamental flaws of the legislation were not addressed with amendments, the new law…

Victorian Conversion Bill an unparalleled threat to religious freedom

22ND JANUARY, 2021

As 2021 begins, we observe the onward march of a Bill introduced in Victoria late last year to outlaw what the Victorian Premier has described as “cruel and bigoted practices that seek to change or suppress a…

Victorian Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill

4TH DECEMBER, 2020

Gay ‘conversion therapy’ laws will have serious consequences for the liberties of Australians. The Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill (VIC) is the next push following Bills in other States that have the serious potential to…

Mark Latham Moves to Uphold Parental Rights

7TH AUGUST, 2020

This week, the Hon. Mark Latham MLC moved to restore parental rights in NSW. His Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020 will give control back to parents over the moral and ethical education of…

State Governments Move to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’

17TH JULY, 2020

Gay ‘conversion therapy’ laws are a bad idea. South Australian Shadow Minister for Human Services Nat Cook recently announced that she is drafting legislation to outlaw ‘conversion therapy’ practices that are targeted at the LGBTQI…

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