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PM Scott Morrison ‘rolled’ by cabinet on Religious Discrimination deal

PM Scott Morrison ‘rolled’ by cabinet on Religious Discrimination deal

The first week of parliament for 2022 has ended up being a disaster for Prime Minister Scott Morrison as his signature legislation on Religious Discrimination is shelved indefinitely and an embarrassing cabinet leak suggests he was pushing for a ‘horse trading’ deal to push the bill through the parliament. The Australian newspaper has published claims that […]

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Eric Abetz says Religious Discrimination Bill ended up a “shemozzle”

Eric Abetz says Religious Discrimination Bill ended up a “shemozzle”

Liberal senator Eric Abetz has described the Religious Discrimination Bill a “shemozzle”, saying people of faith in Australia were better off with nothing that the bill that was before the senate. Despite being Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s signature legislation, the government decided to shelve the bill and not continue debating it in the senate, even […]

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TransFolk of WA issue statement on Religious Discrimination bill

TransFolk of WA issue statement on Religious Discrimination bill

Trans and gender diverse support & advocacy group TransFolk of WA have released a statement outlining their stance on the Religious Discrimination bill and this week’s debate. This week has seen fierce debate focused on the lives and rights of trans and gender diverse young people in faith-based schools. After passing the bill through the […]

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Morrison Government push for inquiry on Religious Discrimination bill

Morrison Government push for inquiry on Religious Discrimination bill

After an extended session in the House of Representatives last night, the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination bill was passed with one amendment. Today it was revealed the Senate would not consider the bill due to time constraints with the upcoming federal Budget and Senate Estimates taking up much of the remaining calendar. Now, the Morrison […]

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Government pulls Religious Discrimination bill from debate

Government pulls Religious Discrimination bill from debate

The government has pulled the Religious Discrimination bill from the Senate’s schedule, throwing doubt on the possibility of the legislation being revisited before the federal election. Last night in an marathon sitting the House of Representatives passed the legislation with Labor, The Greens and the crossbench successfully including an amendment to the associated Sex Discrimination […]

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Australian Christian Lobby don’t support Religious Discrimination Bill

Australian Christian Lobby don’t support Religious Discrimination Bill

The Australian Christian Lobby have announced they no longer support the government’s Religious Discrimination Bill as it passed the House of Representatives in the early hours of this morning. The bill was passed without any of Labor’s four suggested amendments accepted, though a Centre Alliance amendment to include protections for transgender students, alongside gay, lesbian and […]

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PM says there’s a “time and place” for protecting trans students

PM says there’s a “time and place” for protecting trans students

Debate on the government’s Religious Discrimination Bill has continued through the night and into the early morning. Shortly before 1am Prime Minister Scott Morrison rose and rounded off the debate that has dominated the first week of parliament for 2022. Yesterday the government announced that while it was willing to make changes to the Sex Discrimination […]

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Polling shows Western Australians don’t support Religious Discrimination Bill

Polling shows Western Australians don’t support Religious Discrimination Bill

West Australians have shown themselves to be the strongest opponents of the federal government’s Religious Discrimination Bill. A survey by YouGov Galaxy has found a clear majority of voters do not support key sections of the contentious bill. The survey was conducted for lobby group Just Equal Australia. On a state-wide basis WA voters were […]

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Debate on Religious Discrimination extends into the night

Debate on Religious Discrimination extends into the night

Debate on the Religious Discrimination Bill is extending late into the night as politicians agree to continue thrashing out the long promised and controversial legislation. Discussion on the bill has dominated the last two days in the House with Labor announcing they will support the legislation if the government makes crucial changes. This morning the […]

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Why I will hand back my Order of Australia if the Religious Discrimination Bill passes

Why I will hand back my Order of Australia if the Religious Discrimination Bill passes

OPINION: Rodney Croome AM is a long-time LGBTIQ+ advocate Tasmania has more to lose than any other state if the Federal Religious Discrimination Bill passes. That’s why I will hand back my Order of Australia if the major parties agree to pass the Bill in its current form. The Federal Bill targets Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Act […]

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