By AAP/SBS

The religious discrimination bill is different from similar existing laws despite advocates of the bill claiming otherwise, Australian legal experts have said.

On Friday, the federal parliamentary committee on human rights began its third hearing on a religious discrimination bill controversially introduced to parliament in the final sitting weeks of 2021.

Law Council of Australia representative Katherine Eastman told the committee the council was concerned some aspects of the proposed bill did not meet international human rights obligations.

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