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Are religious Australians really lacking protection from discrimination?

Are religious Australians really lacking protection from discrimination?

Liberal backbencher Trent Zimmerman said that Australia lacks protections for religious people. Is he correct?

Deportation push lays bare government’s cruelty

Deportation push lays bare government’s cruelty

Crikey readers discuss the government's fight to deport the Biloela Tamil family, the religious freedom debate, and the stagnating economy.

Flaw and order: the religious freedom bill is a godawful mess

Flaw and order: the religious freedom bill is a godawful mess

The religious freedom bill draws the state further into the surveillance and shaping of everyday life, which ordinarily would terrify small-government conservatives. Not so this time, apparently.

Does Labor need a saviour?

Does Labor need a saviour?

Crikey readers discuss Labor's need for a makeover, Peter Dutton's information strategy, and religious freedom legislation.

How does the law define a religion?

How does the law define a religion?

If the government's proposed religious freedom bill passes then the question of what, exactly, constitutes a religion will once again be up for scrutiny.

Religious freedom legislation isn’t fooling anyone

Religious freedom legislation isn’t fooling anyone

Crikey readers discuss the implications of the government's proposed religious freedom bill.

Religious freedom bill condemned by both sides

Religious freedom bill condemned by both sides

Good morning, early birds. The government's proposed religious freedom bill is either too much or not enough (depending on who you ask), and Boris Johnson is facing mounting resistance to his plan to suspend UK parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Will the religious freedom bill protect future Folaus?

Will the religious freedom bill protect future Folaus?

What’s the deal with this bill? Is it a Christians-only thing? Crikey answers these questions and more.

Catholic Church calls for greater religious protections

Catholic Church calls for greater religious protections

Good morning, early birds. The Catholic Church and other religious groups are calling for protections in proposed religious freedom laws, and Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt is criticised for ignoring the need for a voice to parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Calls for Australia to increase Pacific defence capabilities

Calls for Australia to increase Pacific defence capabilities

Good morning, early birds. There are calls for Australia to increase its military focus in the Pacific ahead of China's growing dominance, and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announces a financial sector 'shake-up'. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.