Best of 2021: Religious discrimination laws coming to the boil

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Scott Morrison introduces the Religious Discrimination Bill in the House of Representatives in November last year. NSW and Tasmania fear the bill would override their state anti-discrimination laws Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP

Father Frank Brennan – Jesuit and human rights lawyer was a member of the expert panel chaired by Philip Ruddock to report on whether Australian law adequately protected the human right to freedom of religion writes about the current environment on Freedom of Religion – given the Victorian Government’s Equal Opportunity (Religious Exceptions) Amendment Bill 2021 and the proposed Religious Discrimination Act which is widely expected to be introduced in the next session of the Australian Parliament.

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