Submission on the Religious Discrimination Bill Exposure Draft

Liberty Victoria
  1. In earlier remarks on the planned, now Exposure Draft, Bill (“the EDB”) the Attorney-General appeared to contemplate an ordinary anti-discrimination law along the lines of existing federal (and State/Territory) legislation. In a consultation meeting in Melbourne on Wednesday 4 September he appeared to confirm this intention, and downplayed the significance of the EDB’s departure from that “stock standard” model.
  2. Liberty Victoria submits, however, that there are many problems with the EDB. They are serious, as explained below. To remedy them and return the Bill to an acceptable, human rights compatible position it needs a number of amendments.
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