Religious Freedom in Australia – a new Terra Nullius?
Edited by Iain T. Benson, Michael Quinlan and A. Keith Thompson
Paperback, 370 pages, ISBN 9781925826623, $39.95
Published in 2019 by Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd under the imprint Shepherd Street Press.
Shepherd Street Press is an imprint of Connor Court Publishing and The School of Law, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broadway.
Shepherd Street Press Editorial Executive: Michael Quinlan, A. Keith Thompson, Iain T. Benson, Greg Blatch
The papers in this book flowed from a Religious
Liberty Conference convened jointly by the Sydney School of Law of The
University of Notre Dame Australia, the International Center for Law and
Religion Studies at Brigham Young University and the Research
Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics and the Law at the University of
Adelaide in 2018. The papers reflect insights and concerns about
religious freedom when the Ruddock Review was considering
whether religious liberty in Australia needed greater protection.
Since that time, the Morrison government has commissioned the
Australian Law Reform Commission to report on five of the Ruddock
recommendations, the Australian Human Rights Commission has released a
discussion paper of its own and the Commonwealth Attorney-General
has released a draft Religious Discrimination Bill for discussion. The
matters raised in these papers remain valid.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Professor Iain T. Benson
1 RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: A FORGOTTEN FREEDOM? -- PETER KURTI
2 FREEDOM OF RELIGION: THE NEW CONTEXT AND A REAL THREAT -- ROBERT FORSYTH
General Framework Governing Religious Liberty in Australia
3 AN UNHOLY PATCHWORK QUILT: THE INADEQUACY OF PROTECTIONS OF FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN AUSTRALIA -MICHAEL QUINLAN
4 THE CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITATIONS & IMPLICATIONS OF A RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT -- LORRAINE FINLAY
5 DOES AUSTRALIA NEED A RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT? -- LORRAINE FINLAY, JOSHUA FORRESTER AND AUGUSTO ZIMMERMANN
Specific Topics in Religious Liberty
6 A CHRISTIAN FRAMEWORK FOR RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY IN POLITICAL DISCOURSE -- ALEX DEAGON
7 THE RELIGIOUS ROOTS OF “SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE”: CONSTITUTIONAL IMPLICATIONS FOR MODERN AUSTRALIA -- AUGUSTO ZIMMERMANN
8 WHERE WOULD THE CONSTITUTIONAL SPACE BE LOCATED? FORB (Freedom of Religion and Belief) EFFORTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH INTERFAITH DIALOGUE -- BRIAN ADAMS
4 RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN AUSTRALIA – A NEW TERRA NULLIUS?
9 THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF RELIGIOUS VOLUNTEERING AND DONATION -- A. KEITH THOMPSON
10 MEASURING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF RELIGIOSITY IN AUSTRALIA -- BRENDAN LONG
11 RELIGIOUS FREEDOM UNDER THE AUSTRALIAN CONSTITUTION AND RECOMMENDATIONS THAT RELIGIOUS CONFESSION PRIVILEGE BE ABOLISHED -- A. KEITH THOMPSON
12 SECTION 116 OF THE AUSTRALIAN CONSTITUTION IN THE CONTEXT OF FIRST WORLD WAR CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION -- RICK SARRE
13 EQUAL VOICE LIBERALISM AND FREE PUBLIC RELIGION: SOME LEGAL IMPLICATIONS -- ALEX DEAGON
14 GETTING RELIGION AND BELIEF WRONG BY DEFINITION: A RESPONSE TO SULLIVAN AND HURD -- IAIN T. BENSON