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rainbow territory northern territory lgbtiq discrimination politics

LGBTIQ advocacy group Rainbow Territory are calling for the repeal of a law allowing religious schools to discriminate on the basis of sexuality. The NT’s Anti-Discrimination Act states a religious school may discriminate against a staff member at the institution based on religious beliefs and sexuality. The NT Attorney‑General’s department is currently reviewing the territory’s …

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attorney general christian porter religious discrimination bill

Attorney-General Christian Porter has dismissed concerns from LGBTIQ advocates about a problematic clause in the government’s religious discrimination bill. Porter released the draft bill last week to criticism from LGBTIQ advocates that it goes too far. In particular, the bill explicitly overrides a clause in the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Act to allow offensive language if religious …

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religious freedom ranking religious discrimination

The draft Religious Discrimination Bill is a result of complaints arising out of the same-sex marriage debate. Some religious groups equate equal rights for LGBTIQ people with an erosion of their own liberty. However, various world religious freedom rankings place Australia in the Top 10 with the most recent evaluation placing us fourth. Sydney’s Catholic …

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randy rainbow cheeto christ stupid-czar

Randy Rainbow, the internet’s favourite musical satirist, this week released Cheeto Christ Stupid-Czar. The song magnificently parodies Donald Trump’s self-aggrandisement. The American president recently referred to himself as the ‘King of Israel’ and ‘the chosen one’. Scroll down for vid Cheeto Christ Stupid-Czar finds inspiration in a medley of three songs from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s …

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equal voices reverend jo inkpin religious discrimination

LGBTIQ faith group Equal Voices has called for the Morrison Government’s controversial religious discrimination laws to be delayed to allow more consultation. Attorney General Christian Porter finally unveiled a draft government’s proposed religious discrimination legislation on Thursday. But LGBTIQ advocates slammed the draft bill for going too far. Equal Voices is an Australia-wide network of …

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australian christian lobby religious discrimination bill shelley argent israel folau

Martyn Iles from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) complained yesterday that the draft religious discrimination bill does not go far enough. Meanwhile Shelley Argent, national spokesperson for PFLAG says the bill “tells our children they are inferior.” Iles wrote that the draft allowed the “crazy situation” where Rugby Australia could still sack Israel Folau. “While …

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Prime minister Scott Morrison religious discrimination religious freedom laws

LGBTIQ advocates have criticised the Morrison government’s draft religious discrimination laws, which were unveiled today. Attorney-General Christian Porter said the government’s draft Religious Discrimination Act is similar to other existing anti-discrimination laws, like those covering age, race and disability. He said the laws would ensure religious people were protected from discrimination, in a “necessary and …

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a very naughty christmas lyle shelton brisbane powerhouse

Lyle Shelton boosted interest in A Very Naughty Christmas at Brisbane Powerhouse when he shared a video promoting the production. Shelton, former leader of both the Australian Christian Lobby and the NO campaign against marriage equality, expressed his disappointment that “ratepayers are subsidising this on the watch of a conservative council administration.” Scroll down for …

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brisbane religious freedoms bill rally jo inkpin black rainbow anglican church

Just.equal has launched a new LGBTIQ community survey to get your thoughts on the current “religious freedom” and transgender rights debates. The survey comes as Attorney-General Christian Porter is expected to unveil his religious discrimination legislation on Thursday. It also comes following the Victorian parliament passing birth certificate reforms in Victoria. But News Corp’s The …

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melbourne religious discrimination rally ali hogg roz ward

A Melbourne protest rally this weekend will oppose religious legal exemptions and LGBTIQ discrimination in the name of “religious freedom”. The Morrison government will unveil its controversial religious discrimination legislation within weeks. But advocates are concerned about the detail of the bills and their impact on the LGBTIQ community. Marriage equality campaigner Ali Hogg and …

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