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Australian government announced draft religious discrimination bill

Prayers are offered with incense sticks at the Glebe Buddhist Temple in Sydney Source: AAP

The federal government has unveiled its draft religious discrimination bill, aimed at protecting Australians' rights to express their religious beliefs. Advocacy groups and opposing parties are criticising the legislation, some warning it may actually enshrine discrimination

The federal government has announced its draft religious discrimination bill.

 

Attorney-General Christian Porter unveiled the proposed legislation while addressing religious leaders inside the Great Synagogue in Sydney.

 

Mr Porter says the government recognises the role faith plays in many Australians' lives and the need to legally protect it.

 

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