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This report, submitted to the Religious Freedom Review Expert Panel, aims to explain the fundamental principles underlying the concept of religious liberty, and to explain how the current methods and other proposals to protect this liberty are deficient or fail to achieve their goals.
When Ireland legalised same-sex marriage in 2015, conservatives were concerned it would impact on religious freedom.
Trigger warnings, cultural appropriation and safe spaces. Who decided to bestow guardian status to Australian universities? This publication looks at how we got here, where we are headed and what the alternative is to this new status quo.
This report argues that Australian governments must act now to safeguard and encourage vibrant debate on matters of public interest.
On 8 November 2016, pursuant to the section 7(c) of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 , the Attorney-General referred to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights the following matters for inquiry and report:whether the operation of Part IIA of the...
Those who support watering down the anti-hate laws in the Racial Discriminaton Act have received a boost this morning.
Polling commissioned by conservative think tank the Institute of Public Affairs shows that almost one in two people support removing the words 'insult' and 'offend'...
Rights & Responsibilities 2014 was a national consultation conducted by the Human Rights Commissioner between August and December 2014. The consultation examined how well people think their human rights and freedoms are protected in Australia.
Altogether the Human Rights Commissioner consulted with over...
Whatever the outcome of the current battle, Hong Kong’s protesters have the advantage in the longer-term war for rights and freedoms
Once upon a time, pompous British bureaucrats working on Hong Kong policy before the handback of the city to China in 1997...
This paper offers examples of soft censorship in 30 countries and summarises in-depth soft censorship reports on four countries - Hungary, Malaysia, Mexico, and Serbia.
Soft Censorship is growing alarmingly as a global phenomenon. Official “soft censorship” (or “indirect government...
'Greater freedom’ is the new buzz word in Australian politics. The federal government plans to repeal the “hate speech” provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act – effectively removing the restriction to offend, insult or humiliate people because of their race. So what does freedom mean...