我们如何确保澳大利亚人民能继续享有自由?How do we ensure the continuing freedom of Australians?

亲爱的朋友们:

Dear friends,

日前, 澳大利亚正在进行一场关于自由的辩论。 

There is currently a debate about freedom in Australia. 

在去年有关同性婚姻的辩论中,我们清楚地看到我们的国家对言论自由,宗教自由和父母权利没有提供适当的保护。现在同性婚姻已经合法化了,为了保护那些支持传统婚姻观念的澳大利亚人,并保护公立学校学生的父母有权决定自己的孩子不接受性别和性意识教育的权利,对现行法律进行改革迫在眉睫。

During the same sex marriage debate last year, it became apparent that our country has no adequate protection for freedom of speech, religious freedom and parental rights. Now that same-sex marriage has been legalised, legislative reform is urgently required to protect Australians who hold and express a traditional view of marriage, and to protect parental rights to withdraw children from the gender and sexual ideological education currently being taught in many Australian schools. 

 

最近,橄榄球运动员以色列 ·弗劳遭到激进分子的攻击,他们要求他退出球队并要求相关企业撤销对澳大利亚橄榄球协会的赞助,因为这些激进分子认为以色列·弗劳没有权利或自由来公开表达他关于婚姻和性的宗教观点

We have recently seen a case of a rugby player, Israel Folau, being targeted by activists, calling for his resignation and for companies to withdraw sponsorship from Rugby Australia, because these activists did not believe that Israel Folau had the right or freedom to express his religious views on marriage and sexuality publically.

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Israel Folau是一名基督徒橄榄球运动员 Israel Folau is a Christian Rugby player.

 

大家可能已经知道,“Ruddock宗教自由审查”于5月18日向政府递交了审查报告,这项审查是在去年同性婚姻立法后由总理授权开展的,这次审查一共收到了16500份意见书,数量巨大,创历史记录,导致报告的提交日期从3月延期至5月。报告的内容将在几周内公布,我们会及时向您通报最新情况。

As most of you may be aware, the Ruddock Review into Religious Freedom that was commissioned by the Prime Minister last year was submitted to the government on 18th May. The review received a record number of 16500 submissions, prompting a delay of this report from March to May. The content of the report will be made public in a few weeks’ time and we will keep you updated on the situation.

特别值得关注的是,澳大利亚前总理霍华德先生也向“拉多克审查”提交了意见书,他要求对所有不允许父母将自己的孩子从性和性别相关的教育课程中撤出的学校,联邦政府应撤销全部的拨款。

Notably, former Australian Prime Minister John Howard made a submission to the Ruddock Review calling for the Federal government to cut all funding for any school that won't let parents pull their children out of sex or gender-related classes.

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前总理霍华德:澳政府应对强迫学生接受性教育的学校撤资!

John Howard: Schools that don't let parents boycott sex and gender classes should be defunded

 

霍华德先生提出,政府资金应该用来确保公立和私立学校尊重父母的选择。

Mr Howard suggests that Federal funding should be used to ensure that parental preferences are respected by both public and private schools.

在新南威尔士州议会,基督教民主党牧师弗雷德·尼尔也提出了一项旨在保护宗教自由的法案。 尼尔牧师在今天524日提出了反歧视法的修正案,禁止基于个人宗教信仰或宗教活动的歧视,并禁止公共当局和官员以信仰为由加害宗教信仰机构。这项修正案的目的是保护神职人员、教会、学校、慈善机构、有信仰背景的组织如养老机构和牧师的宗教自由权利,保证他们能够继续在公共领域实践他们的信仰和教义。

In the NSW parliament, there has also been a recent move by the Christian Democratic Party's Reverend Fred Nile to introduce a legislation to protect religious freedom. Rev Nile introduced an amendment to the Anti-Discrimination Act today (24th May) to prohibit discrimination on the ground of a person's religious beliefs or religious activities, and to prohibit public authorities and officials from subjecting faith-based institutions to detrimental treatment on the ground of faith. The aim of this amendment is to protect the right to religious freedom of ministers, churches, schools, charities, faith-based organisations (such as aged-care facilities), and chaplains, to enable them to continue living out their faith and belief in the public sphere.

您可以通过签署请愿书支持这项立法。由于新南威尔士议会只接受用笔和纸签名的请愿书(硬拷贝),您需要在此下载请愿书并通过信函寄出。

There is a petition that you can sign to support this legislation. As the NSW parliament only accepts petitions that are signed with a pen and paper (i.e. hard copy) you will need to download the petition here and send it in by mail:

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/cdpnsw/pages/2224/attachments/original/1526423246/Petition_RF.pdf?1526423246

您需要填写姓名,地址及签名,然后按请愿书上的地址通过邮局寄出。 (电子邮件是可选的)

You will need to fill in your name, address and signature and send it back to the address on the petition paper. (email address is optional)

向我们在联邦议会和州议会的政治代表达我们对言论自由,宗教自由和保护父母权利的强烈支持是至关重要的。恳请大家考虑花一些时间通过发送电子邮件,打电话或安排与州议会和联邦议员会面,向他们解释您的担忧并敦促他们支持这些提案,以确保澳大利亚人民在未来能享有自由的权利。

It is important that we express our strong support for freedom of speech, religious freedom and parental rights to our political representatives in both our Federal and State parliaments.

Please consider taking some time to send an email, make a telephone call or arrange a meeting with our State and Federal Members of Parliament to explain your concerns, and urge them to support these initiatives to ensure the freedom of the Australian people into the future.

你可以从以下链接阅读澳洲华人家庭守护联盟向“拉多克审查”提交的意见书:

You can read ACF's submission to the Ruddock review here. https://www.acfam.org.au/the_australian_chinese_perspective_on_religious_freedom