Law & Religion News – Australia

9 March 2012. Free speech, insults and Islam. (Ida Litchter, The Australian)

19 February 2012. Justice? Britain falters while Australia acts. (Lucy Carne, Sunday Herald Sun)

8 February 2012. Anger in UK over release of Al Qaeda suspect. (Lisa Millar, ABC News, Australia)

5 January 2012. Australia: Tolerance should extend to cults. (Dr. Rodney Blackhirst,

3 November 2011. Australian prosecutor calling for new laws to thwart the rise of cults across the nation. (Catherine Hockley, Adelaide Advertiser)

3 November 2011. Economic climate a breeding ground for cults, says French politician in Australia. (Leesha McKinney, Sydney Morning Herald)

18 October 2011. Crucifixes, public schools, and plurality in Europe. (Pablo Jiménez Lobeira, Online Opinion, Australia)

2 October 2011. Outrage as ‘Christ’ inserted back into Australian national anthem. (Laura Speranza and Elisa Black, Adelaide Now)

20 September 2011.  China: Early release of pastor of China for Christ welcomed by CSW.  (Chrisitan Today Australia)

10 July 2011.  New Australian law to make Muslims lift veils. (Rod McGuirk, Associated Press)

6 June 2011. Ritual slaughter, live exports and religious freedom obligations. (Joel Silver, The Drum Opinion [Australia])

19 May 2011.  Australia lays down the law: no sharia for Muslims. (Sid Astbury, Monsters and Critics)

9 May 2011. Australian lawyers: Government failed to consult on discrimination laws. (The New Lawyer)

6 May 2011. Victorian schools allowed to bar non-believing teachers under law change. (Grant McArthur and Stephen McMahon, The Herald Sun [Australia])

4 May 2011. Australian church can discriminate against gays. (Kelly Doherty, Associated Press)

1 May 2011. Push to kick religion out of schools.’ (Michael Bachelard, The [Australia])

26 April 2011. Global Evangelical body call to safeguard Pakistan Christian minority. (Christian Today Australia)

4 April 2011.  Austrialian prime minister Julia Gillard reaches out to Christian leaders. (The Australian

22 March 2011.  Freedom of religion in Australia report released. (Clayton Hinds,Christianity Today Australia) [Australian Human Rights Commission]

16 March 2011. The virtue of discrimination. (Bishop John Porteous, The Record [Australia])

14 February 2011. Austrialia’s religious organisations fight for the right to discriminate, writes David Marr. (Brisbane Times)