Christian groups support hate speech protections

Christian groups have swung their support behind hate speech protectionsChristian groups have swung their support behind hate speech protections expected to be introduced to Parliament during 2024. Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has confirmed that Labor will include new measures to protect people from hate speech and vilification based on their faith when it seeks to legislate religious discrimination laws this year.

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Canberra: Attorney General references Religious Discrimination Bill at Interfaith Breakfast

ACU Interfaith Breakfast 2022

Discussions about religious freedom in Australia should aim to unite the nation rather than divide it, guests at the Australian Catholic University’s sixth Parliamentary Interfaith Breakfast have heard.

Over 160 guests, including around 50 faith leaders and 50 parliamentarians, gathered for the Parliamentary Interfaith Breakfast at the National Press Club in Canberra on 24 November 2022, after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Attorney general Mark Dreyfus gave a speech at the 6th interfaith breakfast event where he spoke about the government’s plan for a religious discrimination bill.

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South Australia: The Multifaith Association of SA

Multifaith Association of South Australia LogoThe Multifaith Association of South Australia will hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, 23 February, 2019 at the Al-Salam Community Centre, Parkholme. Prof. Rick Sarre UniSA will give an address on “What does the Religious Discrimination Bill mean for all Australians from an Interfaith perspective?”

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Coalition’s religious discrimination bill condemned by state and territory commissions

ProtestersState and territory anti-discrimination commissions have revolted against the Coalition’s religious discrimination bill, warning it privileges religion over other rights and will cause “significant disruption” by overriding state laws.

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