This morning in the New South Wales Parliament One Nation MP Mark Latham moved a motion in defense of religious freedom.
During his speech, Latham said: “75 years ago today young men from across the Free World stormed the beaches of Normandy to fight for the liberty of all mankind… How then in 2019 are so many Australians worried about the loss of religious freedom in our country in peacetime?”
Referring to the recent sacking of rugby star Israel Folau, Latham went on to blast corporate dictatorships and their influence in sport:
In 1944 the Free World fought a dictatorial state. Today we are fighting dictatorial corporations that purchase, through sponsorship, supreme influence and control of sporting codes such as Rugby Australia.
In their propaganda the big corporate chiefs preach diversity but what they are actually doing is trying to impose uniformity. They are trying to say that people need to talk like them, think like them and agree with them. They are imposing that uniformity on people who lack the power and resources to fight back. It is a classic insiders-outsiders struggle for freedom.
The House agreed to: (a) support the basic human right of New South Wales workers to express political, cultural and religious opinion in their private time, away from their place of work, without suffering employment penalties; and (b) support Article 18 of the International Covenant of Civil and Political rights, covering the right of each citizen to have freedom of religion.