The Secular Spotlight Blog

Navy’s Top Chaplain Excited for New Secular Roles

23 September 2020

For the first time, the Royal Australian Navy’s Director-General of Chaplaincy, Collin Acton, is on the search for staff who do not have theological degrees.

Weekend Wrap for 20 September 2020

20 September 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 20 September 2020.

Mike Gaffney’s Impassioned VAD Plea

18 September 2020

In making the case for voluntary assisted dying (VAD) legislation in Tasmania’s Legislative Council on Tuesday, Independent MLC Mike Gaffney made an impassioned plea to his colleagues to support his bill.

Q&A with Andrew Barr, Chief Minister of the ACT

16 September 2020

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr joins the NSL’s Peter Monk today for a Q&A on a range of secular issues ahead of the upcoming ACT election.

Interview Preview: Barr Talks Secularism

15 September 2020

In a one-on-one interview to be published on our Secular Spotlight blog tomorrow, Andrew Barr says he is certain that the “ultra-conservative” Canberra Liberals will seek to unwind many of his progressive reforms if they win over voters.

Weekend Wrap for 13 September 2020

13 September 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 13 September 2020.

Removing Discrimination from Victorian School Chaplaincy

10 September 2020

Fiona Patten introduces legislation to end discriminatory practices in the hiring of religious chaplains in public schools.

Council Prayers Everywhere!

7 September 2020

Our list of councils reciting prayers grows fast!

Weekend Wrap for 6 September 2020

6 September 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 6 September 2020.

SRE Providers Increase COVID Risk for Sake of “Mission”

4 September 2020

The insistence of preachers on continuing to access public school classrooms despite the fears of COVID-19 shows how Special Religious Education (SRE) providers are putting their religious “mission” above the safety of others.

A Devilish Test for Noosa

1 September 2020

Noosa’s Satanists are calling on the Morrison government to protect their right to freedom of religion as thousands of Christians mount an online campaign to have their first annual Black Mass cancelled.

Weekend Wrap for 30 August 2020

30 August 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 30 August 2020.