Selected Cases

May 08, 2017

"Andrew" - Freedom of Religion on Campus

Case Type: Freedom of Religion (university campus) Status: Settled by negotiation “Andrew” (pseudonym) is a student at a large Australian university. He is also a Christian. That is what he told...

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April 20, 2017

"Jamie" - Protecting the Religious Beliefs of our Teachers

Case Type: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion (employment) Status: Settled by negotiation “Jamie” (pseudonym) is a teacher in a government school. He is also a Christian and a supporter of...

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February 03, 2017 Ongoing

Clubb v Victoria - Helping Mothers in Need

Case Type: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion (buffer zones) Status: Ongoing Being a mother of 13, Kathy knows all too well the challenges of having and raising children. She is...

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February 03, 2017

Corneloup v Launceston - Defending Street Evangelism in the Federal Court

Case type: Freedom of Speech (street preaching) Status: Won in the Federal Court Caleb Corneloup has been a street evangelist for several years, preaching in each of the cities where he...

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April 20, 2017

Fraser v Walker - Defending Life in Victoria

Case Type: Freedom of Speech (political communication) Status: Lost in the Victorian Supreme Court Michelle Fraser is a pro-life woman because she has been personally affected by the tragedy of abortion....

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April 20, 2017

"Maria" - Doctor's Conscience Rights

Case Type: Freedom of Conscience Status: Won at the Medical Board  “Maria” (pseudonym) is a general practitioner who has studied hard and enjoys serving people through her job. Like many doctors...

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February 05, 2017

"Chris" - Protecting Political Opinion in the Workplace

Case Type: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion (employment) Status: Settled by negotiation  “Chris” (pseudonym) served in a Commonwealth government department for a number of years without incident. Recently, however, Chris...

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February 05, 2017 Ongoing

Dargusch v Hemelaar - Street Evangelism Case

Case Type: Freedom of Speech (Street Evangelism)  Status: On Appeal to the Supreme Court of Queensland  Ryan Hemelaar has been a street evangelist for several years now, believing that God...

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May 04, 2017 Ongoing

Wilkie v Preston - Challenging Abortion Buffer Zones

Case Type: Freedom of Speech (buffer zones)Status: Ongoing Graham Preston has been a pro-life campaigner for many years, seeking to raise awareness about the realities of abortion. That is why,...

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June 10, 2017

"Ryan" - Workplace Discrimination

Case Type: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion (employment) Status: Settled by negotiation Ryan was the General Manager of a digital services agency which he grew substantially in sales, revenue, staff...

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May 08, 2017

Sanctuary Surf Shop - Defamation

Case Type: Defamation Status: Settled by Negotiation  Neil Aitchison is Christian pastor in Adelaide who has committed his life to helping the poor and needy and building a small Christian ministry....

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