Free speech stifled in NSW and a cake baker has his day in court.

In this week’s update: the NSW Parliament passes exclusion-zone legislation around abortion clinics, ACT legislates over the confessional, and the US Supreme Court upholds religious freedom for a Colorado baker.

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Urgent: help us block NSW anti-free speech legislation

The NSW upper house recently passed a bill banning pro-life speech within 150 metres of abortion clinics.

Concerningly, this bill could be debated in the lower house as soon as tomorrow and could even come to a vote this week!

 

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Ghana rejects same-sex marriage, a significant milestone reached and latest pro-life news.

In this week’s update: some fantastic AFC news to share, Ghana rejects same-sex “marriage”, the NSW upper house passes an anti-pro-life bill and Ireland abandons its pro-life protections.

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PM says Government ‘absolutely committed’ to religious freedom

The ‘Expert Panel’ on religious freedom has now handed its much-anticipated report to the Federal Government.

And although the panel’s recommendations are being kept under wraps for now, the initial response from senior Cabinet members has been quite encouraging – and reflect the spirit of our Declaration of Religious Freedom.

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The long-awaited religious freedom report is due today

Today is the day we have been waiting for.

Later today, the ‘Expert Panel’ on religious freedom will present its much-anticipated report to the Federal Government.

What the Ruddock-led panel will recommend in its report remains to be seen, as does the Government’s response.

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John Howard enters the religious freedom debate!

In this week’s update: John Howard tells the Government to respect parental rights, the attacks on Israel Folau continue and Santa Sabina Girls’ School back in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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Good and bad news for Aussie kids

In this week’s update: Good news and bad news for our kids when it comes to gender ideology, and an update on our campaign to defend religious freedom.

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Urgent: Have your say on gender identity law in Queensland

The Queensland Government is currently reviewing the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 – specifically regarding “gender diversity and same-sex families”.

If you have a couple of minutes, please take a stand for family values by filling out the Government’s pre-prepared survey on the matter.

 

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Pro-life and pro-family Prime Minister wins third term in Hungary

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has won a stunning victory in his country’s parliamentary elections.

Seeking a third consecutive term in office, Mr Orbán’s Fidesz party is currently polling 48% of the vote, with over 93% of votes already counted.

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Australia should affirm ICCPR rights in federal law

Basic freedoms within Australia are provided for by a somewhat eclectic mix of common law rights and statutory laws.

While Australia does not have a single document that lists these freedoms, much less guarantees them absolutely, there are numerous instruments and case studies that point to them or provide a partial protection.

 

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