The Secular Spotlight Blog

Weekend Wrap for 22 November 2020

Weekend Wrap for 22 November 2020

22 November 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 22 November 2020.

Abigail Boyd in NSW parliament prayers push

Abigail Boyd MLC on removing NSW parliamentary prayers

19 November 2020

In the upper house of the New South Wales parliament last week, Greens MP Abigail Boyd made a plea for the Lord’s Prayer to be replaced with something more inclusive and representative of all people.

Peter Monk, NSL

My View: Peter Monk

17 November 2020

In this ‘My View’ opinion piece on our ‘Secular Spotlight’ blog, National Secular Lobby president Peter Monk writes that, with widespread support to VAD, even among most people of faith, the re-elected Premier must keep her promise.

Weekend Wrap for 15 November 2020

Weekend Wrap for 15 November 2020

15 November 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 15 November 2020.

Defence Census reveals growth in non-religious demographic

New figures reveal rapid growth of non-religious military demographic

12 November 2020

In a census of permanent ADF personnel taken in 2019 and released by the Department of Defence today, 56% of personnel identified as not having a religion.

Abigail Boyd MLC in NSW prayer push

Push to remove prayer from NSW parliament thwarted

12 November 2020

Greens MP Abigail Boyd has today spearheaded an effort to remove the Lord’s Prayer from the proceedings of the Legislative Council in the New South Wales parliament.

Christian prayers mandated at Shoalhaven City Council

10 November 2020

Councillors and residents of minority faiths or non-religious beliefs are being forced to observe Christian-only prayers as part of official meetings at Shoalhaven City Council after a recent spat broke out on the issue.

Weekend Wrap for 8 November 2020

8 November 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 8 November 2020.

Equality for all

Have your say on religious anti-discrimination exemptions in SA

5 November 2020

Have your say on amendments to religious exemptions in SA’s Equal Opportunity Act!

Weekend Wrap 1 November 2020

Weekend Wrap for 1 November 2020

1 November 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 1 November 2020.

Palaszczuk re-election opens the way for VAD in Queensland

Palaszczuk re-election opens the way for VAD in Queensland

1 November 2020

Queensland advocates of voluntary assisted dying (VAD) are now calling for re-elected Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk MP to follow through on her promise to legislate for the humane end-of-life option.

Jane Caro makes the case against chaplains in public schools

30 October 2020

In an ABC radio interview, Jane Caro has made the secular case against federal funding of chaplains in public schools.