Welcome to the NSL Weekend Wrap for 19 September 2021, where you can catch up on the latest secular-related news from around the country.
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At the National Level
Around the Country
VIC: The Victorian Liberal opposition has promised the Australian Christian Lobby and other faith groups that it would amend new laws banning gay conversion therapy if it won next year’s state election. (The Age)
QLD: Queensland's MPs this week engaged in one of the most difficult discussions they'll probably ever have to wrestle with, many of them admitting to struggling with their position on the VAD bill. (ABC News)
VIC: Religious schools in Victoria will be prohibited from sacking or refusing to employ teachers because of their sexuality or gender identity under sweeping social reforms proposed by the Andrews government. (The Age)
Commentary and Analysis
Teacher Samantha Cairns speaks out about the harm of religious exemptions in religious schools. (Rationalist Society of Australia)
Events and Advisories
Dying With Dignity NSW has a tool that makes it easy for people to contact their federal MPs and senators to request help in repealing the "Andrews Bill", the 1997 legislation which denies the Territories the right to pass legislation on Voluntary Assisted Dying.