Make sure our anti-discrimination laws protect everyone.
For decades Australia has been making progress towards becoming a more fair, equal and inclusive society for all, and we must resist any efforts that would take us backwards or create fear and division.
The proposed Religious Discrimination Bill was supposed to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religious belief or activity (including having no religious belief or refusing to engage in religious activity) in certain areas of public life, such as employment, education and the provision of goods and services.
But the Bill that has been drafted threatens to undermine inclusive workplaces, schools and access to services like healthcare without judgement. Laws which should protect religious people from discrimination will be used to hand a licence to discriminate against LGBTIQ+ people, women, people with disability, and others.