The Secular Spotlight Blog
Mayor Adrian Schrinner has publicly rejected the outcome of a petition to remove prayers from Brisbane City Council meetings weeks before the petition is due to close, signalling that neither he nor the Council are willing to consider the outcome.
Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 9 August 2020.
Although 49.8 per cent of citizens in the Brisbane City Council area are not Christian, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane is insisting that a prayer must continue to kick off every council meeting because of ‘tradition’.
Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 2 August 2020.
We’re pleased to have Jackie Trad, Labor MP for South Brisbane and former Queensland Deputy Premier, join us for a Q&A on our Secular Spotlight blog.
In an interview to be published on our Secular Spotlight blog tomorrow, Trad discusses her support for VAD and the need for a grassroots effort to see Queensland become the next state to introduce the humane end-of-life option.
Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 26 July 2020.
With discussion having resumed in SA over the introduction of safe access zones, Peter Monk, president of the National Secular Lobby, writes that all states are finally putting the health and safety of women first.
Appalled that an elected body would begin its deliberations with sectarian prayers, Courtney Coombs has established a petition calling for prayers to be removed from Brisbane City Council meetings.
Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 19 July 2020.
Testimony given by one of the Australian Defence Force’s top chaplains has further brought into question the employment of solely religious chaplains in Australia’s military.