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ACL pauses campaign for Israel Folau with over $2 million raised

ACL pauses campaign for Israel Folau with over $2 million raised

The Australian Christian Lobby has hit the pause button on their fundraising campaign for Israel Folau with over $2 million raised for the multi-millionaire rugby player. Folau is appealing to the public to help fund his legal action against Rugby Australia who terminated his employment contract in relation to a series of social media posts […]

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Folau fundraiser relaunched at the Australian Christian Lobby

Folau fundraiser relaunched at the Australian Christian Lobby

Rugby player Israel Folau’s fundraiser has been re-launched under the auspices of the Australian Christian Lobby. Just hours after GoFundMe pulled down Folau’s fundraiser saying it breached their terms of service, the scheme has reappeared on the Australian Christian Lobby’s website. Managing Director Martyn Iles said his organisation would be donating $100,000 to the rugby […]

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GoFundMe delete Israel Folau’s fundraising campaign

GoFundMe delete Israel Folau’s fundraising campaign

GoFundMe have removed Israel Folau’s fundraising campaign from their platform saying it violated their terms of service. The fundraising campaign had raised over $700,000 to fund the legal challenge against Folau’s employment termination from Rugby Australia. Folau had been seeking $3 million dollars from the public. The company said it discovered Folau’s campaign violated it […]

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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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