Australia: Proposal to replace the parliamentary prayer with an invitation to prayer or reflection

On 27 June 2018, the Senate referred the following matter (proposal to replace the parliamentary prayer with an invitation to prayer or reflection) related to the Senate Standing Committee on Procedure for inquiry and report by 22 August 2018.

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Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief

The Human Rights Sub-Committee of the Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade has commenced an inquiry into the protection and promotion of the human right to freedom of religion or belief worldwide, including in Australia. The Committee is at present accepting submissions until 10 February 2017.

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