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Sacking of Wallaby Israel Folau has triggered questions about freedom of religion and expression

THE sacking of Wallaby star Israel Folau has prompted soul-searching questions of religious freedom and expression – far beyond the confines of rugby, “the game they play in heaven”. The thirty-year-old’s $4 million contract was terminated on May 17 after an independent panel found he committed a high-level breach of Rugby Australia’s code of conduct for posting religiously-inspired, anti-gay comments ... Read More »

Pro-lifers lose High Court free speech appeal against abortion clinic ‘safe access zones’

A BRISBANE pro-life campaigner has not discounted further civil disobedience, after the High Court dismissed his appeal to laws that prescribe 150-metre “safe access zones” around abortion clinics. “I don’t think it is right to simply roll over and accept this,” Graham Preston said of the laws that are now in force in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. ... Read More »

Australian bishops call for religious freedom laws to be updated after government receives report

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THE Federal Government has received a report into religious freedom in Australia, but it could be weeks before the findings are made public. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ordered the review following concerns that last year’s legalisation allowing same-sex marriage could undermine freedom of religion. Former attorney general Philip Ruddock has led a panel of experts, including Catholic lawyer Jesuit Father ... Read More »

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