The Australian government will soon release the report of the recent Religious Freedom Review, along with its initial response. In late 2017, following the national debate on ‘same sex marriage’, the Turnbull government commissioned Philip Ruddock and an expert panel to conduct the Review to investigate its implications for religious freedom. The government selected the… Read more
The LCA/NZ has made a submission to the Review of Freedom of Religion in Australia. The review was announced by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 22 November 2017 to examine whether Australian law adequately protects the right to freedom of religion.
Today, Thursday 7 December 2017, the Australian House of Representatives passed unamended the Marriage Amendment (Definitions and Religious Freedoms) Bill, which the Senate passed just over a week ago. The Governor-General will soon ratify the law and marriage between ‘two people’ will then become legal in the Commonwealth of Australia. This significant change will create… Read more