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Fr Frank Brennan says minor changes are needed to protect religious freedom

Fr Frank Brennan says minor changes are needed to protect religious freedom

Father Frank Brennan, who sat on the government’s Ruddock Review looking into the issue of religious freedom in Australia, says he believes only minor changes are needed to Australia’s laws. In an address delivered to the Castan Centre’s Human Rights conference on Friday Father Brennan said he believed that only small changes would be needed […]

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Fr Frank Brennan banned from speaking in Tasmania by church

Fr Frank Brennan banned from speaking in Tasmania by church

Sky News has reported that Father Frank Brennan has been banned from publicly speaking in Tasmania by Archbishop Julian Porteous. The Jesuit priest and scholar has reportedly been forbidden from speaking because of his view that Catholic parishioners had a right to express their opinion in last year’s postal survey on same-sex marriage. It is […]

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Advocates call on PM to ensure transparency in Ruddock inquiry

Advocates call on PM to ensure transparency in Ruddock inquiry

LGBTI+ advocates are calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to make sure the upcoming inquiry into religious freedom is public and unbiased. The inquiry was established by the government following the success of the Yes vote in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey to ensure religious freedoms were not being eroded, and that LGBTI people […]

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Submissions to Ruddock religious freedom inquiry will not be published

Submissions to Ruddock religious freedom inquiry will not be published

The federal government inquiry into religious freedom has come under fire once again, with news that submissions will be kept secret from the Australian public. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s office today revealed to the Sydney Morning Herald that the panel would not publish the submissions – which are ordinarily freely available to the public. “Submissions […]

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ABC’s ‘Q&A’ program to focus on the marriage debate

ABC’s ‘Q&A’ program to focus on the marriage debate

The ABC’s current affairs discussion program Q&A will have a focus this week on the marriage equality debate. Appearing on the program will be actress Magda Szubanski, Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies, Liberal Party Vice President Karina Okotel and Frank Brennan, who is a Jesuit Priest and Law Professor. Anglican Archbishop Glenn Davies made headlines […]

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