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PM to Personally Introduce Long-Awaited Religious Discrimination Bill to Parliament [Headlines]

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is set to personally introduce his Government’s long-awaited religious discrimination bill to Parliament today.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 25 Nov 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is set to personally introduce his Government’s long-awaited religious discrimination bill to Parliament today.

The bill wants to ensure “statements of belief” are not considered discriminatory, providing they don’t threaten, intimidate, harass or vilify and they are not malicious to a “reasonable person”.

An exemption to COVID rules will allow unvaccinated students in their final year to celebrate their end of year formal.

Previously only those who had two doses of a COVID vaccine would’ve been able to join the end of school year celebrations.

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The timeline for relaxing mask rules will be re-examined by the State Government’s COVID committee.

Some within New South Wales Health are pushing for the rules to be beyond mid-December, so that masks are still warn in shops over the busy Christmas and New Year period.

Storm activity has eased this morning, after parts of Sydney were lashed with heavy rain and strong winds.

Warragamba Dam had close to 100mm of rain in 24-hours, while some parts of Western Sydney had about 30mm.

Centrelink’s mutual obligation requirements may not be helping enough job seekers find work.

An Anglicare Australia study found that 79 per cent of surveyed recipients believe activities such as completing and reporting a specified number of job searches are pointless.

Police have seized bombs, guns and more than 250kg of explosive material from a home in the Blue Mountains.

A raid on the property uncovered 39 firearms, seven improvised explosive devices and seven pipe bombs, as well as a quarter of a tonne of ammonium nitrate and other chemicals.

At least 31 illegal immigrants have died after their dinghy capsized as they were trying to cross the Channel from France to Britain.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says further action is needed to stop criminals who organise small boat journeys across the channel.

In the US, three white men have been found guilty of murdering a black man while he jogged in Georgia.

25-year-old Ahmed Arbery’s death sparked national outrage after a video of his shooting was made public.