martedì 16 novembre 2021

Religious freedom scaled back in Liberal bid to quell unrest

(David Crowe -
A divisive draft law to enshrine religious freedom has been scaled back to prevent a backlash over a so-called “Folau clause” that sought to give people more right to offend others when making claims on the basis of their faith. The federal government has removed a key part of a draft religious freedom bill that would have created new protections for outspoken remarks, but the revised bill retains other safeguards for “statements of belief” after years of campaigning by church groups. The changes weaken but do not strike out a series of measures that were meant to protect people such as footballer Israel Folau after Rugby Australia terminated (...)