Religious Bill Revision

Posted on: Tue 11 Feb 2020

At the end of last year, the Coalition passed Christian Porter’s highly controversial Religious Discrimination Bill. Submissions to the second version are closed following criticism on the bill going too far, and some saying it didn’t go far enough.

The draft allows people to actively discriminate based on their religious beliefs. It’s a right that some religious organisations don’t even want. The issue with the amendment is in clause 42, which allows people to express their beliefs even if contrary to anti-discriminatory laws.

Simon Rice, Professor of Law and Director of Professional and Community Engagement at the University of Sydney, joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to discuss this update and its implications.

Produced by Leon Bishop

Image sourced: Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)


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