The Secular Spotlight Blog

Prayers Enforced at Brisbane City Council

11 August 2020

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.

Weekend Wrap for 9 August 2020

9 August 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 9 August 2020.

Brisbane Council prayers: Time to get rid of this tradition

5 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’.

Weekend Wrap for 2 August 2020

2 August 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 2 August 2020.

Q&A with Jackie Trad, Labor MP for South Brisbane

30 July 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.

Interview preview: Trad talks secularism

29 July 2020

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.

Weekend Wrap for 26 July 2020

26 July 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 26 July 2020.

Safe Access Zones: South Australia the last piece of the puzzle

24 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.

Secularising Brisbane City Council Meetings

22 July 2020

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.

Weekend Wrap for 19 July 2020

19 July 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 19 July 2020.

Navy Tribunal Testimony Reveals Chaplaincy Failings

17 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.

Weekend Wrap for 12 July 2020

12 July 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 12 July 2020.