Ruddock religious freedom review: what is it and what do we know so far? | Australia news

The Coalition has been forced to clarify its position on hiring and firing gay teachers and expelling gay students after leaks from the Ruddock religious freedom review. But what is the review and what do we know so far about its recommendations? What is the Ruddock religious freedom review? In …

Ruddock report constrains, doesn’t expand, federal religious exemptions

Ruddock report constrains, doesn’t expand, federal religious exemptions

By Liam Elphick, Amy Maguire and Anja Hilkemeijer Posted October 11, 2018 10:32:47 Photo: Currently, everyday business owners and individuals cannot discriminate against LGBT+ people on the basis of their religious faith, except under Victorian law. (Facebook: Malcolm Turnbull) In the wake of the same-sex marriage postal survey, the Federal …

Philip Ruddock plays down religious freedoms report recommendations, says discrimination law should be ‘contracted’

Philip Ruddock plays down religious freedoms report recommendations, says discrimination law should be ‘contracted’

Posted October 10, 2018 19:59:52 A review into religious protections in Australia has recommended making it more difficult for schools to turn away gay students, according to the report’s author Philip Ruddock. Mr Ruddock, a former Liberal MP, said the report, which is yet to be made public, suggests narrowing …

Michael Kirby attacks Coalition for failure to release Ruddock religious freedom report | Australia news

Michael Kirby has blasted the Coalition for failing to release the Ruddock review, warning that secularism is at threat and Australians are right to be “suspicious” the government has not stated its plans on religious freedom. The former high court justice told Radio National on Thursday it was “unusual in …