Social Issues

Religious Freedom Bill goes too far

Posted on: Wed 13 Nov 2019

Almost a year ago, the Federal Government committed to developing a package of legislative reforms that would further protect freedom of religion under Australian law and in the community.

The Australian Council of Social Service says it supports enshrining the right to freedom from religious discrimination in legislation, but that the draft Religious Freedom Bill goes too far, privileging religious interests over the rights and interests of other people.

John Mikelsons, Senior Advisor, Community Services and Health at ACOSS explains the background behind the draft Bill and the key areas of concern.

Produced by Lisa Burns

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Read submissions from ACOSS and Equality Australia

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