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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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Rodney Croome labels AG John Quigley’s statements as “nonsense”

Western Australian Attorney General is unable to say if the McGowan government will support proposed changes to the state’s Equal Opportunity Act because the results of the federal government’s review into religious freedom in Australia has not yet been released. Yesterday The Greens MP Alison Xamon put forward a bill to amend the Equal Opportunity […]

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Louise Pratt tipped to run for seat of Perth in by-election

Louise Pratt tipped to run for seat of Perth in by-election

Western Australian senator Louise Pratt is rumoured to be heading to the seat of Perth in the upcoming by-election for the inner city seat. The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Tim Hammond at the beginning of May, who announced he would be stepping down from parliament to spend more time with his family. […]

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Christian Porter defends government’s marriage postal survey expenditure

Christian Porter defends government’s marriage postal survey expenditure

Christian Porter, the Minister for Social Services has defended the government’s $122 million expenditure on the marriage postal survey, arguing that democracy is expensive. Speaking to Perth radio station 6PR, Porter told host Gareth Parker that the survey was the only way the government could find out what Australians really think about allowing same sex […]

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