Latest Articles. The alleged assault on Abbott has hung a lantern over the nastiness that this plebiscite was always going to produce. Taxpayer-funded litigation has been launched against me to shut down everyone's free speech. I naively assumed at the time that these men, whose actions did more than just about anything to force the postal plebiscite, were simply acting off the reservation.
Popular Now 1. For grassroots Liberals and mainstream Australians wondering why Australians voted to redefine marriage, Turnbull sheds light on what for me was always the great disappointment of the campaign. More Just In.
Democracy was never part of the bargain, says former ambassador. The Act contains protections from discrimination on the basis of religion and political belief, but also broad religious exceptions. He is a former chief political correspondent for The Advertiser and The Sydney Morning Herald, and a two-time winner of the Paul Lyneham award for press gallery excellence.
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Print content Print with images and other media. More on:. The brutal reality is they all failed with the support of Liberals, including a provision to prevent another Porteous case. In Tasmania, it went out to churches and was sent home in sealed envelopes with children at Catholic schools.
Equality Australia CEO, Anna Brown, said the case exemplified how people should not be hounded out of their jobs because of their religious beliefs. By the time the alleged assailant explained late Friday his motivation was a general dislike of Abbott, not his stance on same-sex marriage, the horse had bolted.
How to get the hiring process right. If it was a state school perhaps several positions would be taught. News Home. Now many of these same freedom measures are being revisited as part of a process which Turnbull, ironically, set in motion when he commissioned the Ruddock Review to examine religious freedom in the wake of same-sex marriage.
Toggle navigation. By the time the alleged assailant explained late Friday his motivation was a general dislike of Abbott, not his stance on same-sex marriage, the horse had bolted.