‘Australians are very sceptical’: Michael Kirby warns against ‘excessive protection’ of religious freedoms

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The former high court justice Michael Kirby has warned against the “excessive protection” of religious freedom that could diminish the rights of non-believers and minorities, as a report reveals 70% of Australians say religion is not personally important to them. In an interview with Guardian Australia before the release of new Rationalist Society research charting … Read more

C of E bishop backs prosecution of those who defy ‘gay conversion’ ban

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Faith leaders should face prosecution if they fail to comply with the government’s promised ban on so-called gay conversion practices, a senior bishop in the Church of England has said. David Walker, the bishop of Manchester, told the Guardian: “Where activity has harmed someone, the person who has caused the harm should face prosecution.” That … Read more