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Law Council Calls For Human Rights Act In Response To Religious Freedom Review

The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the federal government’s announcement of religious protections at the federal level, but said the “delicate balance” between freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination would be better dealt with a National Human Rights Act. The federal government today released the Ruddock Religious Freedom Review and its response, where …

Law Council Slams ‘Perilous’ New Same-Sex Marriage Bill

The country’s peak legal body, the Law Council of Australia, has criticised the same-sex marriage bill proposed by Liberal Senator James Paterson as an “extraordinary and perilous” weakening of Australia’s anti-discrimination laws. On Monday, Senator Paterson unveiled a bill to legalise same-sex marriages but also allow a range of service providers to discriminate against same-sex …