Home » Posts tagged with » Phillip Ruddock

Rex Patrick asks if religious debate shows Australians are too sensitive

Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick has asked if calls for religious freedom legislation are trying to solve the perception of a problem, rather than actual problem. In a new interview with Guardian Australia, the South Australian senator says the problem might be that Australians are just becoming “too sensitive” about things. If the Labor party ends up […]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Greens call on Philip Ruddock to step down from religious freedom review

Greens call on Philip Ruddock to step down from religious freedom review

The Australian Greens are calling on former Liberal MP Philip Ruddock to resign from his position as chair of the government’s Religious Freedom Review after his appointment as President of the New South Wales Liberal Party. Greens’ Justice spokesperson Senator Nick McKim says the new appointment is a conflict of interest, and makes his position […]

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Read More

PFLAG questions if religious freedom review has the right expertise

PFLAG questions if religious freedom review has the right expertise

Concern that the government’s review into religious freedom may be used to wind back long established anti-discrimination laws is growing, but little is known about what occurs inside the review panel’s secret consultation sessions. The Turnbull government’s review in religious freedom visited Perth earlier this week holding closed-door sessions that are not being recorded. PFLAG […]

Tags: , ,

Read More

ACL staffer vows to divorce if marriage laws are changed

In a slightly bizarre interview posted on the Australian Christian Lobby’s website, Nick Jensen, Director of the Lachlan Macquarie Internship has declared that he and his wife Sarah will divorce if the government makes any changes to marriage legislation. In the audio interview published to the Australian Christian Lobby’s website Jensen tells interviewer Daniel Simon […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Read More