拉多克（Philip Ruddock）和他所领导的委员会提出的这份长达140页的报告中有非常多的细节， 我们这期邮件更新无法逐条分享。 但是，迄今为止我们对政府就该报告的回应持谨慎乐观的态度，政府表示将“原则上”采纳该报告提出的20项建议中的15项。
The long-awaited Ruddock review into religious freedom has finally been released, along with the Government's response.
There are a lot of details in the 140-page report from Philip Ruddock and his committee – far too many to fully share in this update. However, we are cautiously optimistic about the Government's response to the report so far, where it has indicated that it will adopt 15 of the 20 recommendations “in principle”.Read more
Monday’s shock delay in the Senate of the Labor-sponsored Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill has capped off an interesting month for Australian religious education. Had it passed, it would have sprinted into law through the newly minted cross-bench of the House of Representatives.
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Do you send your children to a private school or a religious school, hoping that they are protected from the "Safe schools" program? Now, the right of private and religious schools to uphold their values is also under threat.Read more
For the vast majority of religious schools, it was a shock to learn that they might be allowed to remove a student simply because of their sexual orientation—they had never considered that course of action. However, while that particular issue may have been a storm in a teacup, behind the furore of the last week, there are much bigger questions that need to be resolved. Like what it means for a religious community to be able to live in accordance with its deepest convictions and beliefs. That is the question the Ruddock Review was asked to address.
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ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr will move to strip religious schools of the legal right to reject gay teachers, reforms he says will go further than the Morrison government promise to better protect gay students.
Mr Barr will tabled a draft bill next Thursday to amend the ACT's discrimination laws to prevent discrimination against students and teachers on the basis of sexuality, gender identity, race, pregnancy or intersex characteristics.
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Even though the report of the Ruddock review into religious freedom has not been officially released, leaks of parts of the document by Fairfax media have been generating heated public debate over the past week.
The debate has mainly centred around the issue of whether religious school should have the freedom to expel students based on their sexuality.
Unfortunately, this is a dishonest argument being used by some irresponsible media outlets and politicians to score political points.Read more
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to change laws to protect religious freedom while assuring voters he will not be a "culture warrior" on divisive social issues, as he sets out his agenda as the new leader of a battered government.
Mr Morrison said new religious freedom laws were needed to safeguard personal liberty in a changing society, while also using an exclusive interview with Fairfax Media to outline his plans on energy, climate change, industrial relations and economic fairness.
PRIME Minister Scott Morrison says there is no need for “gender whisperers” in schools as news emerges of teachers being taught to spot potential transgender students.
Experts claim the move has contributed to a 236 per cent surge in the number of kids wanting to change sex in the past three years.
The training has been conducted by gender identity experts in public and private primary and secondary schools under the guise of professional standards development.
It involves teachers learning to identify key phrases such as “I feel different”, “I’m androgynous” and “I’m born with two spirits”, indicating transgender leanings in students as young as five.
Mr Morrison tweeted this morning that schools should “let kids be kids”.
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新总理斯科特•莫里森: 把女儿送到私立学校,避免公立学校强加性教育价值观 - Scott Morrison has said he sends his daughters to private school to avoid having the 'values of others' imposed on them
'I don't want these values imposed on my kids': Scott Morrison sends his children to private school so they avoid sex ed classes about 'bisexual teenagers who've had 15 partners by the age of 17’
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Bill Shorten has refused to rule out reintroducing the controversial Safe Schools anti-bullying and sex education program should he become prime minister.
Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham last year ended federal funding for the program, which has been criticised for teaching gender fluidity, and allocated permanent funding to the national schools chaplaincy program in last week’s budget.