Religious Discrimination Bill is flawed

13/12/2019

Policy and public affairs

Law Council President Arthur Moses SC has published an op-ed article in the Daily Telegraph highly critical of government's Religious Discrimination Bill, a consultation draft of which was released earlier this week.

"Rather than waste further energy on this flawed Bill, the Government should start a mature consideration of a Charter of Rights. Rights and obligations need to be set out clearly in one place through a Charter of Rights so they are properly understood by Australians", said Moses SC. Instead, he said that the government's current approach to protection of rights risks "confusion and conflict".


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