In 2017, Turnbull appointed an expert panel to consider “the enjoyment of the freedom of religion” in Australia. In their submission, the RSA has called for Australia’s anti-discrimination laws to be protected against attacks by the religious right.
Click here to read our submission, and our recent Fairfax op-ed on the review.
A Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill is set to be introduced into the Victorian Parliament in August 2017. Such legislation would ensure that suffering Australians can die with dignity and autonomy. Click for more information.
The 2016 census results show a massive rise in the nonreligious, now the single largest affiliation in Australia. Click for more!
Governments should adopt an evidence-based approach to public policy making, with increased investment in education for scientific literacy.
Government policies should be based on evidence, reason and compassion, and protect the human rights of all Australians.
All Australian constitutions should be reformed to ensure clear separation between religion and the State, and all references to God removed.
National and state curricula should include the study of a range of religious and non-religious worldviews, taught by professionally trained teachers.
Rationalists hold that all significant beliefs and actions should be based on reason and evidence, that the natural world is the only world there is, and that answers to the key questions of human existence are to be found only in that natural world. "We're in favour of science and evidence as opposed to superstition and bigotry!"
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