Topic archives: religious freedom

Will marriage equality lead to defunded private schools?

December 7, 2017 16

With marriage equality set to pass the house of representatives today, what, if anything, will change about religious schooling?

Philip Ruddock is here to save us from secular persecution

November 22, 2017 30

Funny how, when people go from wielding power to having it wielded at them, they change their mind about how it should be used.

Paterson’s ‘religious freedom’ bill was typical IPA twaddle

November 17, 2017 27

Paterson's abandoned 'religious freedom' bill threw the IPA's hypocritical libertarianism into stark relief.

Crikey Worm: holy war delayed until further notice

November 17, 2017 1

Good morning, early birds. It looks like the parliamentary dust-up over protecting religious freedoms from the soon-to-be-reality of marriage equality will be delayed until the new year. Plus, a euthanasia bill has been narrowly defeated in the New South Wales upper house. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

The broad multi-faith prayer room: where does your god stand on marriage equality?

October 11, 2017 7

We've heard all sorts of view from people claiming to represent God's will in the marriage equality debate. But just where do all the major religions stand on marriage equality?

Attention religious bakers: you may not discriminate against LGBTI people. It is the law.

September 13, 2017 25

There is no good reason in legal or social policy for a religious body to get a free pass on discrimination.

Taxpayers should shell out for religious indoctrination in public schools because freedom

May 8, 2017 12

School chaplains argue they need millions of dollars in taxpayer funding to push their religion in government schools.

Hotel confirms physical threats over ACL conference

September 20, 2016

Some involved in a protest against the Australian Christian Lobby's marriage event made physical threats to Mercure Hotel staff.

The Jewish community already condemns anti-halal attacks

May 15, 2015

Crikey readers discuss religious freedom and other issues of the day.