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Tennis legend turned pastor Margaret Court has told the federal government’s Religious Freedom Review the legalisation of marriage equality raises “alarming” issues for the country. The review – which was recently given a two month extension after it was inundated with 16,000 submissions – published almost 2000 of them late last Thursday. In her submission …

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By Liam Elphick, University of Western Australia Last year, 61.6% of Australians voted in favour of marriage equality, leading to the passage of legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry. In response to religious concerns and as a concession to ensure marriage equality would pass through parliament, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced in November that …

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Advocacy group Rainbow Families have called for LGBTIQ people and their families to have their say in a submission to the federal government’s religious freedom review. The review, headed by former Howard Government minister Philip Ruddock will examine “whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to religious freedom” following the passage of same-sex marriage …

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LGBTI advocates have slammed federal Labor for supporting legal exemptions allowing LGBTI teachers to be sacked from religious schools on the basis of their sexuality. Religious schools are currently exempt from federal anti-discrimination law in relation to employment and provision of education in accordance with their beliefs. Similar exemptions also exist in most states and …

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Philip Ruddock has said that public submissions to the religious freedom review will be published online and the deadline to submit them has been extended. The former Howard Government minister is heading an expert panel to review “whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to religious freedom” following the passage of same-sex marriage legislation …

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Public submissions to the federal government’s religious freedom review will reportedly not be published, prompting concern from LGBTI advocates. The review was announced in November and is being chaired by former federal Attorney-General Philip Ruddock (pictured). Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s department told Fairfax Media that submissions to the review won’t be published, in contrast to …

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