By Beth Gaze – SMH

The religious discrimination bill has had plenty of attention in the past few months. It was first released for public comment in August 2019, and a redrafted version was released in December. This second draft strengthens the protection for religions and thus strengthens the concerns expressed by human rights groups about the bill’s impact on rights generally. It has not, for example, addressed the problem of the treatment of same sex attracted students or teachers in religious schools, who can be discriminated against under current laws.

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