Richardson-Self, Louise, Bronwyn Fielder and Douglas Ezzy. 2020. “The aftermath of marriage equality in Australia: Religious Freedom and LGBTQ+ non-discrimination.” Same-sex Relationships, Law and Social Change, ed. Frances Hamilton and Guido Noto La Diega, 91 – 108. London: Routledge.
This chapter combines empirical data from the 2018 pilot study with philisophical and legal aspects of the issue of religious freedom and LGBT+ rights in relgiously affiliated workplaces in Tasmania, Australia.
Ezzy, Douglas, Bronwyn Fielder, Angela Dwyer and Louise Richardson-self. 2021 “LGBT+ Equality, religious freedom and government funded faith based religiously affiliated workplaces.” The Australian Journal of Social Issues, 00:1 – 17.
This paper examines the experiences of ten LGBT+ teachers employed in religiously affiliated schools in Tasmania and New South Wales, The aim of the paper is to document the differing experiences of these LGBT+ teachers, examining whether the distinctive state-based anti-discrimination legislation has an impact on their lives. The small number of cases examined here suggests that the state difference in anti-discrimination legislation has a significant impact on LGBT+ peoples’ job security and career development.
Richardson-Self, Louise, Elenie Poulos and Sharri Lembryk. The Conversation. Nov 19, 2021. “The debate about religious discrimination is back, so why do we keep hearing about ‘religious freedom?”
“It is notable that the Religious discrimination bill is ostensibly about religious discrimination, but in public discourse we discuss “religious freedom”. This confusion isn’t helped by their labelling on the attorney-general’s department website as “the religious freedom bills”.” This article unpacks this issue and looks at the motivation behind the bill.
Poulos, Elenie. The Conversation. Nov 25, 2021. “New religious discrimination bill will cause damage to Australian society that will be difficult to heal”.
This article examines the effect the religious discrimination bill could have on Australian society, should it come into law.
Ezzy, Douglas. The Conversation. Feb 9. 2022. “Only 19% of Australians agree religious schools should be able to ban LGBT+ teachers”.
Using quantitive data from Australian Survey of Social Attitudes in 2021, the article questions the assumption that that Australians and Christians in particular support the right of religiously affiliated schools to sack LGBT+ teachers.