Submission in response to Second Exposure Drafts: Religious Discrimination Bill and related Bills

January 31st, 2020

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Second exposure drafts – Religious Discrimination Bill 2019; Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019; Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Freedom of Religion) Bill 2019

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) makes the following submission in response to the Federal government’s second exposure drafts of the above Bills. We consent to this submission being made public.

The ECAJ is the peak elected representative body of the Australian Jewish community. This Submission is also made on behalf of the ECAJ’s Constituent and Affiliate organisations throughout Australia.

For the purposes of this submission, the expression “the Bill” refers to the second Exposure Draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill 2019 and the expression “the HRLA Bill” refers to the second Exposure Draft of the Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Freedom of Religion) Bill 2019, both as released by the Attorney-General on 10 December 2019. A list of Recommendations appears in the final section of this document.

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Contact
Peter Wertheim AM | co-CEO
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pwertheim@ecaj.org.au | www.ecaj.org.au