Religious Discrimination Bill: Harming Others In The Name Of Faith?
Since its first introduction in August 2019, the Religious Discrimination Bill has prompted concerns for many. The Bill goes beyond just protecting religious expression – it expressly allows people to discriminate against others, as long as they are doing so on the basis of their religious beliefs. We all have human rights, but this interpretation of freedom of speech has raised quite a few eyebrows.
To help unpack the latest draft of this bill, and its consequences if passed, The Daily was joined by Simon Rice, Professor of Law and Director of Professional and Community Engagement at the University of Sydney.
Simon Rice recently wrote about the bill in the Conversation, you can read the article here.