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Submission to the Review of Religious Freedom by the Expert Panel of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Parliament House. It involves: Context; Human rights law; Freedom of religion; Freedom of conduct and religious freedom; Commonwealth constraints on freedom of religion or belief; Sex Discrimination Act; Fair Work Act; ICCPR, discrimination and the Commonwealth; State and Territory legislation; Freedom of speech; Problems with Exemptions; Exceptions for religious organisations, especially in employment; Health care provision by religious institutions; Conclusion to problems with exemptions; General Conclusion; Recommendations.
The recent plebiscite on same-sex (or any gender) marriage has raised a number of issues for Australian society, and indeed, for Western societies in general. A key concern is that of the basis upon which Western laws operate. Over the last two hundred years or so, the notion has grown that Western secular societies operate best in a context of maximised freedom standing on a thin moral base. Paradoxically, this has led to those who are most vehement in favour of homosexual rights to be most coercive when it comes to legislation.
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New euthanasia push in QLD, ACT, TAS... Half of QLD voters want abortion illegal: poll... Toowoomba spearheads 'porn free city'... QLD election survey surprise... Queensland Labor 'Safe Schools' agenda appears 'fluid'... Conscientious freedom isn't discrimination... We are stirred, but not shaken!... 'For we are Dumb and Policed'... Freedoms report due in March.
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