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Israel Folau is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for Catalans Dragons. He has previously played Australian rules football and rugby union. In 2019, he became the record holder for most tries scored in Super Rugby history.
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Catalans Dragons to investigate rainbow flag removals at Israel Folau debutAs Israel Folau made a try-scoring debut for Catalans in Super League, two people were asked to remove rainbow flags during the game in France.
Tonga coach Kristian Woolf opens door for Israel Folau selectionTonga rugby league coach Kristian Woolf says Israel Folau will be considered for international selection if his performances merit it.
Israel Folau says Australians should have asked God for help to prevent bushfiresJust months after Israel Folau sparked outrage for suggesting fires and drought were God's punishment for legalising same-sex marriage, he has broken down in church asking 'why does it take something..
Gay, Christian and a former preacher, I'm coming out to help anyone hurt by FolauThe unseen casualties of the Israel Folau saga were gay Christians from Pacific Island nations. A former preacher asks his people to act more like Jesus, less like Folau.
NSW anti-discrimination board accepts complaint against Israel FolauA vilification complaint brought by a gay rights activist against Israel Folau has been accepted by the NSW anti-discrimination board.
After Folau case, MPs should ask how law can foster workplace harmonyIsrael Folau is now out of the picture, but the wider question remains of when workers should be able to express religious views that conflict with their employer’s social media policies.
Israel Folau facing limited opportunities after settlement with Rugby AustraliaBrisbane have denied they've made any approach to bring Israel Folau back to the NRL club following media reports they were pursuing the former Wallabies star.
Settlement with Israel Folau 'commercial decision', not back down: Rugby bossRugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle is standing by the decision to settle with axed Wallabies star Israel Folau, saying it was right for the game.
Anger from LGBTIQ+ community after Israel Folau, Rugby saga ends with secret agreementThe legal dispute between Rugby Australia and Israel Folau has been settled with a confidentiality agreement and an apology from both parties.
Israel Folau calls for new religious laws to ‘further protect and strengthen these rights for all Australians’Israel Folau believes his settlement with Rugby Australia has vindicated him, but now he wants the federal government to bring in religious freedom laws.
Israel Folau settles dispute with Rugby Australia in confidential settlementIsrael Folau and Rugby Australia have settled their dispute over the sacking of the former Wallaby due to controversial social media posts.
Folau and Rugby Australia locked in negotiationsLengthy negotiations in the $14 million lawsuit between ex-Wallaby Israel Folau and Rugby Australia had failed to reach a resolution late on Monday.
LGBT+ activist demands Israel Folau pay charity $100k, apologise for social media postsA gay rights campaigner has lodged a complaint over Israel Folau's online posts and a video that he says vilify homosexuals, and can incite contempt or hatred.
Israel Folau's compensation claim rises to $14 millionIsrael Folau claims the Wallabies would have put in a "superior performance" at the 2019 Rugby World Cup if he was selected and he is now seeking $14 million in damages.
'Nobody knows God's mind': Christian group won't condemn FolauIsrael Folau may have lost some high-profile supporters, but the nation's most powerful Christian group has refused to condemn the ex-Wallaby.
Scott Morrison blasts Israel Folau for 'appallingly insensitive' fire commentsSacked rugby union star Israel Folau has linked the nation's devastating bushfires to Australia passing laws to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage.
Prime Minister joins Alan Jones in criticising Folau's bushfire commentsThe broadcaster has been a vocal supporter of Folau, but is now joining the criticism of the sacked Wallaby after Folau linked bushfires to same-sex marriage and abortion.
Political, religious leaders slam Israel Folau over 'outrageous' bushfire commentsSacked rugby union star Israel Folau has linked the nation's devastating bushfires to Australia passing laws to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage.
Israel Folau slammed over 'outrageous' bushfire commentsSacked rugby union star Israel Folau has linked the nation's devastating bushfires to Australia passing laws to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage.
Bushfires are God's judgment, says FolauSacked rugby union star Israel Folau has linked the nation's devastating bushfires to Australia passing laws to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage.
Israel Folau says he would 'absolutely' repeat 'offensive' social media postFallen rugby union star Israel Folau has told a conservative Christian conference he would 'absolutely' repeat the social media post that led to his sacking.
Israel Folau says he was told he would never be expected to act in way contrary to his beliefsSacked rugby union star Israel Folau says he didn't ever agree to a set of restrictions on his social media use proposed by Rugby Australia.
Folau cites rights in rugby legal fightSacked rugby union star Israel Folau says he didn't ever agree to a set of restrictions on his social media use proposed by Rugby Australia.
Folau denies agreeing to limit comments on social mediaSacked rugby union star Israel Folau insists he never agreed to limitations on social media before posting controversial remarks which led to the cancellation of his Wallabies contract.
Israel Folau admitted anti-gay social media posts breached rules: CourtRugby Australia says controversial former star Israel Folau conceded in May that his controversial Instagram posts breached its code of conduct.
Folau admitted contract breach: RARugby Australia says controversial former star Israel Folau conceded in May that his controversial Instagram posts breached its code of conduct.
Australia unveils religious freedom bill, after rugby star sacked for 'hell awaits homosexuals' postAustralia on Thursday proposed legislation to protect people who express their religious faith outside of the workplace, a few months after Rugby Union international Israel Folau was sacked for posting..
Israel Folau, Rugby Australia unfair dismissal case heading for February court dateFormer Wallabies player and staunch Christian Israel Folau may fight his former employers at trial next year, claiming he was sacked on religious grounds.
Folau reactivates social accounts after deleting them on eve of court battleRugby star Israel Folau briefly removed his social media accounts the day before his $10 million unfair dismissal court battle begins in Melbourne.
Folau deletes social media ahead of court battleRugby star Israel Folau has deleted his social media accounts the day before his court battle against his former employers begins in Melbourne.
'A normal Catholic fella': Friends shocked at Folau cousin's changing beliefsJosiah Folau was one of St Gregory's College's finest students. His friends are shocked by the split with the school he loved.
Israel Folau's cousin let go from teaching job at prestigious Catholic schoolThe school's decision came after the Herald revealed Josiah Folau's involvement in the 30-member Jesus Christ Church founded by his uncle, Pastor Eni.
When Folau graced the cover of a gay newspaper it meant so much to our playersIsrael Folau's public support of the world cup of gay rugby was a big deal and made a difference.
Israel Folau launches court action against Rugby Australia for unfair dismissalIsrael Folau has confirmed he has begun court proceedings against Rugby Australia in his unfair dismissal case following a failed mediation hearing in June.
Folau to take Rugby Australia to court over dismissalIsrael Folau has confirmed he has begun court proceedings against Rugby Australia in his unfair dismissal case following a failed mediation hearing in June.
Why I blew the whistle on Folau's twisted version of Christianity: a rugby mother's storyA mother explored the beliefs of Israel Folau's church. Alarmed, she alerted his backers at the Australian Christian Lobby, then decided she had to go public.
Did Israel Folau actually misquote the Bible? Hell, yesThe rugby player misused a biblical passage to project judgments about homosexuality and ‘modern’ beliefs about hell into it.
There's a better way to protect religious speech and other freedomsLiberal senator James Paterson’s claim that a Religious Discrimination Act is needed because people like Israel Folau “feel like they are being crowded out of the public square’’ is at best..
'Bizarre, unconscionable': We're about to legitimise Folau's madnessA 21st century, new-world culture is preparing statutes to defend talk of eternal damnation.
Poll reveals lukewarm public support for Australia's religion freedom legislationWhile social media was alight with split opinions over Israel Folau's sacking, a poll has shown only mild support for stronger laws to combat religious discrimination.
Folau has a right to be 'dopey': BarnabyFormer Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce believes the government's proposed religious freedom laws will protect people of faith and minorities from discrimination.
Israel Folau's post wasn't private, PM, it was provocativeWoff here
The unholy Folau quagmire and the living hell for gay peopleIf every biblical injunction stood today, Christians would still advocate slavery. Why in God's name is it OK for Folau to tell gays they're going to hell?
Folau’s prospects bolstered by landmark religious freedom ruling in BritainIn a case akin to Israel Folau's challenge to Rugby Australia, a British court rules a Christian was free to quote the Bible about homosexuality on Facebook.
Employers should respect the private religious practice of their staff, says Scott MorrisonEmployers should respect their employees' private religious practice, PM Scott Morrison has said after the fallout from the sacking of rugby union player Israel Folau.
Israel Folau defends Magda Szubanski, calls for end to online attacksIsrael Folau has come to the defence of gay rights activist Magda Szubanski after she was targeted in online personal attacks.
Folau defends Szubanski, urges civilityIsrael Folau has come to the defence of gay rights activist Magda Szubanski after she was targeted in online personal attacks.
Folau dismissal dispute set for courtRugby Australia and Israel Folau are both disappointed after they failed to reach an agreement over the former Wallaby's sacking.