Response to Second Exposure Draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill
Diocese of Sydney
The Release of the Second Exposure Draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill
We appreciate the thorough way in which the government has approached this issue and takes seriously the deeply-held views of people of faith.
In particular, I am encouraged by a number of changes in the second exposure draft. The respect given to faith charities is an important model for the future harmony of Australian society.
Personal faith and the activities of religious communities touch so many areas of our lives. As the Prime Minister has pointed out, we have laws preventing discrimination on race, sex, age or disabilities and faith should likewise be protected.
We look forward to providing further feedback on the updated Bill.
Glenn N Davies,
Archbishop of Sydney
10 December 2019.