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- 6 June, 2023
Religious leaders unite to urge support for Voice
A coalition of religious organisations has sent a joint letter to MPs warning that future generations of Australians “will not forgive us” if the Indigenous Voice to Parliament fails at the referendum. Source: The Australian.
Labor considered using quarantine facilities as domestic violence shelters
The Federal Government has considered transforming quarantine facilities built during the pandemic into emergency shelters for people fleeing domestic violence, according to documents obtained under freedom of information laws. Source: The Guardian.
Labor ‘deaf to concerns of people of faith’
Opposition legal affairs spokesman Julian Leeser has demanded Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus “wipe the slate clean” on an Australian Law Reform Commission review into discrimination in religious schools. Source: The Australian.
Opposition to oppose Labor’s $10b affordable housing plan
The Albanese Government has used a rowdy question time to attack the Coalition for “letting Australians down” in failing to support their centrepiece housing policy. Source: News.com.au.
Perrottet won’t say if he’ll back ban on gay conversion therapy
New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet will not tell voters whether he will back a ban on so-called gay conversion therapy until he has considered the issue with his cabinet. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Perrottet, Minns to address faith communities ahead of NSW election
New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet and Opposition Leader Chris Minns will each address town hall-style meetings hosted by faith communities and a special religious education advocacy group this month. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Burney says Indigenous voice will not be in national cabinet
Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney has declared there will be no “permanent seat” for the Voice at national cabinet. Source: The Australian.
Victorian Government looks to drop Lord’s Prayer
As the Victorian Parliament returns for 2023, MPs will once again rise to the Lord’s Prayer regardless of their religious beliefs. But days appear numbered for the long-standing tradition. Source: SBS News.
Albanese says ‘misinformation’ blocking progress of Voice to Parliament
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has taken aim at opposition to the Voice to Parliament, saying “misinformation” was blocking its progress. Source: The Australian.