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Northern Territory is set to abolish religious freedom

29 October 2022

12:02 PM

29 October 2022

12:02 PM

Proposed amendments to Northern Territory 1992 anti-discrimination legislation is set to abolish religious freedom, as well as erode freedom of speech.

The bill, sponsored by NT Labor Attorney-General, and LGBTQ+ activist Chanston Paech, ‘will narrow or remove a number of exemptions for religious bodies in the areas of education, work, and accommodation’.

Clause 15 of the proposed bill seeks to eliminate the right of religious organisations to operate within the boundaries of their faith, conscience, and creed, by removing from these organisations the right to ‘operate in accordance with their religious beliefs’.

Clause 17 doubles-down, removing the rights of Churches, missions, and Christian schools to hire staff based...

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