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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Media Release

Morrison’s new laws must not undermine anti-discrimination protections

A Religious Discrimination Act should not be used to undermine or override state based anti-discrimination laws, the Australian Greens say, following the release of the government’s response to the Ruddock Review.

 

Greens Justice spokesperson Senator Nick McKim said: “Religious freedom cannot be viewed in isolation, nor should it be used as a political weapon in an act of vengeance for the marriage equality vote.”

 

“Attorney-General Christian Porter has made it clear today he intends to override strong, state-based anti-discrimination laws which protect people from harm – this cannot be allowed to happen.”

 

“We need a Charter of Rights to balance the right to religious freedom against other important rights, such as freedom from discrimination.”

 

Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice said: “Scott Morrison’s Religious Discrimination Act must not be a Trojan horse to expand discrimination against LGBTQ+ people, like his proposed discrimination in schools bill.”

 

“Discriminating against someone because they are LGBTQ+ is not religious freedom, it’s discrimination. Plain and simple.”

 

“The Prime Minister has already demonstrated he is out of touch with Australians who want discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in schools removed. Freedom of religion is not a licence to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people.”

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  1. Rob Halton

    December 14, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    As far as I am concerned religious schools should be able to choose their students according to their teachings.

    This Trans nonsense thats getting to much coverage has it fact destroyed itself by pushing the boundaries to far.

    If I were an employer, a manager, a follower of religion or a school master, a TV is out of the question by a country mile, not to be any part of a distraction or attention seeking mentally maladjusted individual who makes special demands on others to cater for their self imposed Special needs.

    I can handle a straight out gay person as long as they do not get on other peoples way and stand out too much from the crowd!

    Absolutely no trannies, no wonder Morrison wants society to come back to some sort of normality before the nation becomes obsessed with the dearranged mental state of those who want to go too far outside society’s norm.

    I ask the States and the Territories to ignore the demands of TV’s and get on with the job of providing good health and general well being for our population.

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