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Alex Hawke says there’s nothing controversial in expelling gay students

Alex Hawke says there’s nothing controversial in expelling gay students

Special Minister of State Alex Hawke says there is nothing controversial in proposals to allow religious schools to expel students who are gay, bisexual or transgender. Overnight Fairfax Media published a leaked copy of the Ruddock Review revealing that the report notes there is no imminent threat to religious freedom in Australia.  The report does […]

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Religious freedom review calls for gay students to be turned away from schools

Religious freedom review calls for gay students to be turned away from schools

The Age has published details of the government’s Ruddock Review into Religious Freedom sharing that the report calls for religious based schools to have the ability to turn away students who they determine to be gay or transgender, and not hire teachers who are same-sex attracted or transgender. The report however argues that existing teachers should […]

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Greens demand release of Ruddock Review on religious freedom

Greens demand release of Ruddock Review on religious freedom

The Greens are taking action to move the Morrison government toward releasing the Ruddock Review into the state of religious freedom in Australia. The Turnbull-appointed panel led by former Liberal MP Philip Ruddock was due to release the information to the public in March, then in May. At this stage Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s office […]

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Louise Pratt says PM’s voting record is worrying to LGBTI Australians

Louise Pratt says PM’s voting record is worrying to LGBTI Australians

Louise Pratt, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Equality, says its understandable that many LGBTI Australians are worried about Scott Morrison’s elevation to Prime Minister. “Many LGBTI Australians have reached out to tell me their concerns about Scott Morrison’s appointment as Prime Minister. I share their concerns.” Senator Pratt said in a statement today. The longstanding gay […]

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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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PFLAG calls for the release of the Ruddock religious review

PFLAG calls for the release of the Ruddock religious review

The Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) are calling on the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to release the recommendations put forward by Phillip Ruddock’s panel looking into religious freedom in Australia. PFLAG suggests that the delay in releasing the report is an extension of the long running debate over marriage equality which saw […]

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It could be weeks before we know what is in the Ruddock Review

It could be weeks before we know what is in the Ruddock Review

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been handed the Ruddock Review into religious freedom in Australia, but it could be weeks before we know what its recommendations are. The Prime Minister has thanked the review for their work but admitted it will be some time before the report’s findings are made public. “I look forward to […]

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