Project Publications

On this page you can learn about the publications, conference presentations, and media appearances that have come out of this project. It will be updated as more work becomes available.


Richardson-Self, Louise, Fielder, Bronwyn & Ezzy, Douglas. 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 book chapter combines empirical data from the 2018 pilot study, with philosophical and legal aspects of the issue of religious freedom and LGBT+ rights in the workplace. 

Ezzy, Douglas, Bronwyn Fielder, Angela Dwyer and Louise Richardson-Self.  2021 “LGBT+ Equality, religious freedom and government funded faith based religiously affiliated educational workplaces.” The Australian Journal of Social Issues, 00:1- 17.


 This paper examines and compares the experiences of ten LGBT+ teachers employed in religiously affiliated schools in Tasmania and New South Wales. The aim of this paper is to document the differing experiences of these LGBT+ teachers, examining whether the distinctive state-based 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 freedom is back, so why do we keep hearing about ‘religious freedom’?”


 Elenie Poulos. The Conversation. Nov 25, 2021. “New religious discrimination bill will cause damage to Australian society that will be difficult to heal”.


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