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Philip Ruddock

The head of the religious freedom review, Philip Ruddock, has said the review panel found “very little hard evidence” of religious discrimination in Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison released the review’s long-awaited report and the government’s response on Thursday. Ruddock told ABC Radio on Friday that the review panel had heard from a wide range …

Shelley Argent PFLAG religious freedom

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) have called on the federal government to release the recommendations put forward by the religious freedom review headed by Philip Ruddock. The review panel’s report was handed to the government on May 18 but Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the federal government will take time to review …

Australia gay conversion Religious Discrimination Act

Four out of five Australians oppose laws that allow gay, lesbian and transgender students and teachers to be expelled or fired by religious schools, according to a new poll. The YouGov Galaxy poll, commissioned by LGBTI advocacy group Just.equal, found that 82% opposed existing exemptions in anti-discrimination law that allow the expulsion of gay and …

religious freedom review

Philip Ruddock said he planned to publish public submissions to the religious freedom review online. He will also extend the deadline to submit them. The former Howard Government minister is heading an expert panel to review “whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to religious freedom.” Te review follows the passage of same-sex marriage …

Phillip Ruddock

Public submissions to the federal government’s religious freedom review will reportedly not be published, prompting concern from LGBTI advocates. The review was announced in November and is being chaired by former federal Attorney-General Philip Ruddock (pictured). Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s department told Fairfax Media that submissions to the review won’t be published, in contrast to …