religious freedom

Religious Discrimination Bill Has Many Problems And Could Be A Risk To Religious Freedom
29 August 2019

Religious Discrimination Bill Has Many Problems And Could Be A Risk To Religious Freedom

“The federal government’s plan to prohibit religious discrimination is a welcome start, but more work is needed to avoid counter-productive and unintended consequences which may limit rather than strengthen religious freedom,” said Morgan Begg, Research Fellow at the free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Attorney-General Christian Porter this morning released the exposure draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill
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Folau Has Set A Minefield For Bosses
5 July 2019

Folau Has Set A Minefield For Bosses

Israel Folau versus Rugby Australia is the court case everyone, except our politicians, wants to talk about. The suggestion that it’s merely a contractual dispute that has nothing to do with broader questions about the right to freedom of speech or freedom of religion is misconceived. The precise nature of Folau’s contract and what it allows Rugby Australia to do
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Legislating Free Speech
28 June 2019

Legislating Free Speech

What is happening to Israel Folau should not happen in a free society. GoFundMe’s hypocritical decision to shut down a fundraiser for rugby star and devout Christian Israel Folau is another win for the self-appointed cosmopolitan elite who want to control how Australians speak and think. Last Monday, GoFundMe, a website which allows users to solicit donations for a variety
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Proposed Religious Freedom Laws Are Dangerous And Counter-Productive
13 December 2018

Proposed Religious Freedom Laws Are Dangerous And Counter-Productive

“The Morrison government’s proposed religious discrimination laws will be a ticking time bomb for freedom of belief in Australia,” said Morgan Begg, Research Fellow and author of the Institute of Public Affairs’ submission to the Religious Freedom Review. “You can’t solve the problem of anti-discrimination laws by passing more anti-discrimination laws.” “The only way to protect religious freedom is to
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