Title The Religious Discrimination Bill – it’s debatable Degree of recognition Regional Media name/outlet CSU News Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 10/02/22 Description Three leading Charles Sturt University academics comment on the controversial Religious Discrimination Bill and amendments to associated legislation in the House of Representatives.
The Bill is an expression of the Liberal-National Coalition’s 2019 election promise to legislate during the current term, before an election is called by May 2022. The Bill passed with significant amendments and the clause regarding transgender children was defeated.
The Australian Labor Party indicated its intention to try to further amend the Bill in the Senate. It seems likely that these amendments would have passed, and the Government has decided to delay the debate in the Senate and not consider it today as was scheduled.
URL https://news.csu.edu.au/opinion/the-religious-discrimination-bill-its-debatable Persons Dominic O'Sullivan, Cate Thomas, Mehmet Ozalp