Category: Freedom of Religion

Foster Couple Case is Going to Hearing

17TH NOVEMBER, 2020

After three years, a Christian couple rejected as “unsafe” to foster vulnerable kids will have their day in court. Byron and Keira Hordyk, a WA couple will be presenting their case before the State Administrative…

Vilification Laws Misused to Attack Free Speech

25TH SEPTEMBER, 2020

What do you think about ‘cancel-culture’? A healthy liberal democratic society requires freedom to exchange ideas and beliefs and to participate in public debate. A society that lacks such freedoms will not last for long….

The process as punishment: The misuse of vilification laws

21ST AUGUST, 2020

The Human Rights Law Alliance is acting for Lyle Shelton in relation to a vilification complaint brought against him by two drag queens. This piece explains the basic substance of the complaint against Lyle and why…

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…

Religious Discrimination Bill Submission

4TH OCTOBER, 2019

HRLA Submission to the Attorney-General on the Exposure Draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill. The Human Rights Law Alliance has made a submission to the Attorney-General on the exposure draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill…

Folau’s prospects bolstered by landmark religious freedom ruling in Britain

22ND AUGUST, 2019

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 04/07/2019 Britain’s second highest Court handed down a decision on religious freedom that will send chills down the collective spine of Rugby Australia. In contrast, Israel Folau and his team…

GoFundMe has set itself up as a judge, jury and executioner

22ND AUGUST, 2019

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 24/06/2019 GoFundMe’s abrupt shutdown of Israel Folau’s fundraising page yesterday for “violation of… terms of service” is a troubling development for his religious freedom case and has disturbing implications for…

Slouching Towards Uncertain Justice: HRLA, Israel Folau and Freedom of Speech

3RD MAY, 2019

The year of our Lord two thousand and nineteen in Australia has so far been a fertile year for the public profile of the fundamental right of freedom of religion for Christians to manifest their…

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