A quick update on legal matters:
High Court challenge against the Chief of Defence Force
I had my appointment as an officer in the Army Reserves terminated in 2013 for expressing my views about Islam, morality and the Mardi Gras in my own spare time.
The Federal Court found in my favour in late 2014. Then the Full Court of the Federal Court found against me earlier this year. The High Court will hear oral arguments before making a determination as to whether to grant leave for an appeal on 18 August.
As noted in the Canberra Times and Barry Nilson lawyers, if leave is granted this case will have significant implications for every worker in Australia. Essentially, it will determine whether they can be sacked for their political beliefs – even if those beliefs are expressed outside the workplace and have no impact on it at all.
At the moment it is entirely legal for workers to be sacked for expressing political views that bosses disagree with…
Gary Burns vilification drama
Until earlier this year, I was facing up to $1.6 million in fines for my views on marriage. All of it would have been payable to serial litigant, anti-free speech activist and the homosexual that even the homosexual community hates the most, Gary Burns.
However, the New South Wales Supreme Court ruled that the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board breached the constitution every time it rubber stamped Gary Burns’ complaints and referred them to the Tribunal. Gary Burns, the New South Wales government and the New South Wales Attorney-General have all sought leave to appeal this decision in the High Court.
The High Court will hand down its decision on the appeal applications on Thursday.
I will be defending any appeal strongly. It is simply outrageous that activists are seeking to use one state’s laws to go after conservatives all over Australia.
Thank you for your support in these matters. I could not have fought them alone and a great deal has been achieved in this fight.
I will keep you informed as matters progress.