The Secular Spotlight Blog

Weekend Wrap for 23 November 2019

23 November 2019

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 23 November 2019.

Fiona Strahan: Choking the Rights of People With Disability

22 November 2019

Fiona Strahan on the loss of Tasmania’s gold standard state anti-discrimination laws to the Morrison government’s Religious Discrimination Bill.

Trevor Bell: An Australian Theocracy

21 November 2019

Trevor Bell doesn’t often spend time plotting to turn Australia into a theocracy; but when he does, he channels the Morrison government.

Weekend Wrap for 16 November 2019

16 November 2019

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 16 November 2019.

Prayers in Parliament are counter to Religious Freedom

14 November 2019

NSL President Peter Monk on the retention of prayers in our parliamentary procedures — and how this runs counter to the ideals of religious freedom.

Weekend Wrap for 9 November 2019

9 November 2019

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 9 November 2019.

VAD in QLD

8 November 2019

The overwhelming majority of Queenslanders want voluntary assisted dying (VAD) made legal in their state, but the Premier seems to be determined to keep it off the agenda before the 2020 state election.

Weekend Wrap for 2 November 2019

2 November 2019

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 2 November 2019.

Brian Morris: Secular Representation in the Media

2 November 2019

National Secular Lobby Director Brian Morris believes that the predominance of extreme Christian voices in Australia’s mainstream media on social and political issues urgently needs to be addressed.

Peter Macleod-Miller

My View: Peter Macleod-Miller

30 October 2019

In his ‘My View’ contribution to our Secular Spotlight blog today, Father Peter Macleod-Miller suggests that the fracturing between conservatives and moderates, driven by differences mainly on social issues such as same-sex marriage, may be for the best.

Weekend Wrap for 26 October 2019

26 October 2019

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 26 October 2019.

My View - Margee Glover

My View: Margee Glover

25 October 2019

In a ‘My View’ contribution to our Secular Spotlight blog, Margee Glover shares her experience of having a private medical need disregarded due to the religious beliefs of an individual doctor.