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Australian Christian Lobby wants more protections in religious legislation

Australian Christian Lobby wants more protections in religious legislation

The Australian Christian Lobby has welcomed the government’s release of the Ruddock Religious Freedom Review but says the proposals put forward by Prime Minister Scott Morrison do not go far enough. Yesterday the Prime Minister finally released the report that was delivered to government back in May. Scott Morrison announced that the government would move […]

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Peter Abetz says laws should change to allow surrogacy discrimination

Peter Abetz says laws should change to allow surrogacy discrimination

Peter Abetz from the Australian Christian Lobby says WA’s laws which currently allow single women access to surrogacy were unintentionally created, and has called for federal anti-discrimination laws to be amended to stop single men and same-sex male couples gaining access to surrogacy. Speaking on the Australian Christian Lobby’s Voice for Values video blog, the […]

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ACL says single people and gay men should not be able to access surrogacy

ACL says single people and gay men should not be able to access surrogacy

Ahead of the parliamentary debate on the McGowan government’s bill, that would allow single men and gay men to access altruistic surrogacy, the Australian Christian Lobby has argued that the laws need to move in the opposite direction and ban all single people from accessing surrogacy. Currently altruistic surrogacy can only legally be accessed by […]

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Should LGBTI Australians be concerned about Scott Morrison?

Should LGBTI Australians be concerned about Scott Morrison?

Scott Morrison is Australia’s new Prime Minister but given his previous stance on marriage equality and religious freedom should LGBTIQ Australians be concerned? Morrison campaigned for the ‘No’ vote in the postal survey against marriage equality. His electorate disagreed with him and voted in favour of changing the laws, but he didn’t represented their wishes […]

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Amnesty call for religious bodies to abide by anti-discrimination laws

Amnesty call for religious bodies to abide by anti-discrimination laws

Amnesty International has called on the Turnbull government to remove exemptions that allow religious organisations to ignore anti-discrimination laws. The human rights organisation argues that if religious bodies are receiving government funding then they should be forced to abide by the same laws as other organisations and businesses. A change to the laws would have […]

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Liberal MPs call for greater protections for religious freedom

Liberal MPs call for greater protections for religious freedom

A number of Liberal MPs are speaking out ahead of the long awaited release of the government’s Ruddock Review into Religious Freedom and calling for additional laws to protect people of faith. The Australian published an opinion piece over the weekend from Dan Teham, the Minister for Social Services. Tehan argues that the country needs to […]

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United Kingdom moves to outlaw gay conversion therapy

United Kingdom moves to outlaw gay conversion therapy

The British government has announced it will look into introducing legislation to make gay conversion therapy illegal. The announcement came as part of a 75 point plan that aims to improve the lives of LGBTI people in Great Britain. The plan was developed from information obtained via a major government survey that was completed by […]

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WA Health Minister voices his opposition to gay conversion therapies

WA Health Minister voices his opposition to gay conversion therapies

Western Australia’s Health Minister Roger Cook has restated his opposition to gay cure therapies and says people who come across professionals promoting counselling therapies should report them. The Health Minister made the comments in response to an online petition urging the federal government to introduce laws that outlaw conversion therapies. The Victorian government has already […]

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Australian Christian Lobby defends LGBTI conversion therapy

Australian Christian Lobby defends LGBTI conversion therapy

The Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby says ‘LGBTI conversion therapy’ is an Orwellian phrase designed to mislead people. “It is an Orwellian phrase. It evokes images of electric shock treatments, bizarre rituals, and abuse.” Iles said in an article titled They Want Your Children which was posted on the organisation’s website. Iles, who took over […]

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Lyle Shelton to run for Queensland senate spot at next federal election

Lyle Shelton to run for Queensland senate spot at next federal election

The Australian Conservatives have formally announced Lyle Shelton will lead their senate ticket at the next federal election. Shelton, who was previously the head of the Australian Christian Lobby and ran the failed campaign to stop marriage equality in Australia is currently the party’s Communications Director. Shelton said he hopes to enter federal politics to […]

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