New anti-discrimination laws ‘erode religious freedom’

Friday, 9 May 2014

Assoc Prof Neil Foster, one of the nation's leading authorities on law and religion, has warned that religious freedom in Victoria is being degraded in favour of anti-discrimination laws.

Associate professor in law and religion at the University of Newcastle Neil Foster said the Court of Appeal's ruling last month in a case known as Christian Youth Camps v Cobaw would narrow the rights of religious groups in Victoria and have wide ramifications for religious organisations across the country.

Listen to Assoc Prof Foster discuss the ruling.

Download the Australian article here.

You can find more detailed notes on the decision here.

Learn more about Assoc Prof Foster in his researcher profile.

  • Associate Professor Neil Foster
  • Phone: (02) 4921 7430

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