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By Paul Babie, Joshua Neoh, James Krumrey-Quinn, Chong Tsang


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this convenient resource provides systematic information on how Australia deals with the role religion plays or can play in society, the legal status of religious communities and institutions, and the legal interaction among religion, culture, education, and media.

After a general introduction describing the social and historical background, the book goes on to explain the legal framework in which religion is approached. Coverage proceeds from the principle of religious freedom through the rights and contractual obligations of religious communities; international, transnational, and regional law effects; and the legal parameters affecting the influence of religion in politics and public life. Also covered are legal positions on religion in such specific fields as church financing, labour and employment, and matrimonial and family law. A clear and comprehensive overview of relevant legislation and legal doctrine make the book an invaluable reference source and very useful guide.

Succinct and practical, this book will prove to be of great value to practitioners in the myriad instances where a law-related religious interest arises in Australia. Academics and researchers will appreciate its value as a thorough but concise treatment of the legal aspects of diversity and multiculturalism in which religion plays such an important part.

Publish Date 12/11/2018
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403508214
SKU 10058482-0002
Table of Contents

The Authors

List of Abbreviations



General Introduction

Paul Babie

Part I. Legal Framework and Sources

Paul Babie

Chapter 1. General Protections for Religion

Chapter 2. Sui Generis Protections of Religion

Chapter 3. Typology of the System

Part II. Religious Freedom in General

Paul Babie

Chapter 1. Individual Religious Freedom

Chapter 2. Collective and Organizational Religious Freedom

Part III. Legal Status of Religious Communities

Paul Babie

Chapter 1. Formal Status of Religious Communities

Chapter 2. Autonomy of Religious Communities

Chapter 3. Fundamental Rights and Religious Communities

Chapter 4. Contractual Religious Freedom

Part IV. International, Transnational and Regional Effects on Religious Communities

Joshua Neoh

Chapter 1. International Law Effects on Religious Communities

Chapter 2. Transnational Law Effects on Religious Communities

Chapter 3. Regional Law Effects on Religious Communities

Part V. Religion and Politics

Joshua Neoh

Chapter 1. Religious Influence in Politics

Chapter 2. Political Influence in Religion

Chapter 3. Interaction Between Religion and State on a Political and Legal Level

Part VI. Labour Law and Religion

James Krumrey-Quinn

Chapter 1. Scope of Application of Labour Law

Chapter 2. Religious Ministers and Labour Law

Chapter 3. Other Employees and Labour Law

Part VII. Religious Communities and Protections of the Individual

Chapter 1. Protection of Privacy

James Krumrey-Quinn

Chapter 2. Freedom to Marry

Chapter 3. Freedom of Expression

Paul Babie, Joshua Neoh & James Krumrey-Quinn

Chapter 4. Due Process Norms and Religious Groups

James Krumrey-Quinn

Chapter 5. Professional Secrecy

James Krumrey-Quinn

Chapter 6. Medical Deontology

James Krumrey-Quinn

Chapter 7. Non-discrimination

James Krumrey-Quinn

Chapter 8. Penal Law and Religion

James Krumrey-Quinn

Part VIII. Church Financing in Australia

Chong Tsang

Chapter 1. Funding from the Public

Chapter 2. Taxation Benefits

Chapter 3. Prohibiting or Facilitating Financing by Legislation

Chapter 4. State Fundraising Legislation

Part IX. Education

James Krumrey-Quinn

Chapter 1. Religious Education in Government Schools and Universities

Chapter 2. Religious Schools, Universities and Theological Colleges

Part X. Matrimonial and Family Law

Paul Babie

Chapter 1. Legal Position of Religious Marriage

Chapter 2. Legal Position of Religious Family Law

Part XI. Religion and Culture

Joshua Neoh

Chapter 1. Religion and Art

Chapter 2. Religion and Media

Chapter 3. Religion and Civil Society

Chapter 4. Religion and Public Debate

Selected Bibliography