Big win for "UK's Israel Folau"

A man described as the “UK’s Israel Folau” has just had his day in court – and he won!

Christian student Felix Ngole was expelled from his social work course at Sheffield University for posting social media comments critical of homosexuality.

After fighting a four-year legal battle, the UK Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Ngole.

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High Court rules trees more special than babies

It’s a sad day for freedom of speech in Australia, with the High Court rejecting the appeal of pro-lifers Kathy Clubb and Graham Preston.

Both were arrested, in separate incidents, for breaching exclusion zone legislation prohibiting abortion-related speech within 150m of abortion clinics.

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Forget the 1950s, now we're "medieval"

By Damian Wyld, AFC Director

 

I'm sure you’ve heard it said that those who believe in such reactionary things as marriage and family want to take Australia “back to the 1950s”, right?

Well, in Italy, where the World Congress of Families has just concluded, pro-family advocates have been accused of being “medieval” in mindset.

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Take action against extreme abortion laws - Resources page

SA Greens MLC Tammy Franks has introduced radical abortion legislation into the SA Parliament that would allow abortion to birth, for any reason, and ban pro-life communication near abortion clinics.

Doctors and hospitals would no longer be required, and chemical abortion (e.g. RU486) would become permissible to use at home.

If short, South Australia would have the dubious honour of having the most extreme abortion laws in the country if this legislation is passed.

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Urgent action needed to stop radical Greens bill

The Greens are seeking to push radical new abortion laws through the South Australian Parliament.

These laws are arguably the most extreme in Australia – and amongst the worst in the world.

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Over 7000 voices raised for freedom!

It’s nice to be able to share some good news in the campaign for our freedoms!

As you would recall, the Senate recently called a second inquiry into the rights of faith-based schools. While its scope may appear narrow, affecting only schools, the ramifications are huge for our broader freedoms.

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Faith-based schools still in the firing line

Like clockwork, inquiries into ‘difficult’ topics are often held over the summer break.

This year is no different, with faith-based schools under assault yet again. A new inquiry (which we alerted supporters to earlier this week) closes this coming Monday, 21 January.

But before commenting on that, we have received an interesting letter – from the Prime Minister no less.

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ANALYSIS: Unpacking the Ruddock report

Nearly seven months after former attorney-general Philip Ruddock handed his religious freedom report to the then Prime Minister, it has finally been released.

The weighty read (a 140-page document) was accompanied by the equally anticipated Government response.

Both documents will take time to digest – and some of the report’s recommendations are understandably light on detail – but there is a considerable amount we can already glean.

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Analysis: Redefining marriage leads to gender madness in Tasmania

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has rightly savaged a “ridiculous” move in Tasmania to make inclusion of a baby’s gender on a birth certificate an “opt-in” decision for parents.

The changes passed Tasmania’s lower house on 20 November, after rogue Liberal Speaker Sue Hickey voted with Labor and the Greens in favour of the radical changes.

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Ruddock report on religious freedom: details leaked!

Religious freedom made a loud return to mainstream media headlines this week after Fairfax media released a series of articles claiming to leak the contents of the long-awaited Ruddock report into religious freedom.

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