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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Christianity under attack this Easter

We trust you had a safe and blessed Easter.

In this week’s update: Margaret Court calls for freedom of religion legislation, the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney warns of increasing attacks on Christianity, and radical gender propaganda forced onto teaching students.

Please read on…

 

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Religious freedom inquiry extended due to “unprecedented” response

In this week’s update: Malcolm Turnbull extends the religious freedom review, more trouble for Sydney’s Santa Sabina College and the politics of gender takes over at Sydney University.

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Sydney school in crisis, SA election wrap and pro-life rally in Brisbane

In this week’s update: calls for the principal of a Sydney girls’ school to resign over gender fluidity comments, the Liberal Party wins the South Australian election, concerning developments in the Northern Territory and Queensland MP George Christensen speaks up for the unborn.

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Charges against ACT pro-lifers dismissed, and Qantas pushes “diversity”

The rollercoaster ride continued this week – kicked off with controversial new staff policies from Qantas and finishing with some encouraging news for life and freedom.

 

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Battles and opportunities

We kick off this week’s update with some good news: we have met our target for our “Thank you, Bermuda” campaign. That means over 1000 supporters have now added their thank you to Bermuda on standing for man-woman marriage!

As a result, we will send an official letter of encouragement for Bermuda this week on your behalf.  We hope it will greatly encourage Bermudans to remain firm on true marriage.

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Our new deputy PM

The past week has been far from boring – with the resignation of our deputy prime minister and the appointment of his successor, the brewing of a trans-Tasman transgender dispute and the passing away of “America’s pastor”. Please read on.

 

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Our religious freedom submission, trans-swimming madness, and more!

Last week, we shared with you that Bermuda was being pressured by international LGBT groups for reinstating marriage as only between a man and a woman.

We can now report the good news that, despite pressure from Labour and the Greens in the UK, the British Government will not intervene in the situation.

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Our submission to the Expert Panel on Religious Freedom

Submissions for the Federal Government inquiry into religious freedom are now closed, and the committee is due to report its findings on 31 March.

Thank you to all of our supporters who joined us in standing up for religious freedom by writing and lodging a submission. 

Below is the AFC submission to the panel, which argues there are significant challenges to religious freedom here in Australia, and that strong, positive protections for religious freedom should be written into Australian law.

 

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Ruddock Inquiry, 40 Days for Life and Qld Abortion Inquiry

The Australian Family Coalition has been gearing up for a very busy 2018, and there’s already plenty to share with you – including upcoming 40 Days for Life campaigns, a Queensland abortion inquiry, and a national religious freedom inquiry. Please read on!

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