November 18, 2019
Religious Discrimination Bill: disability fact sheet
Access to healthcare will be put at risk, and people with disabilities, and those with lived experience of mental illness, will lose discrimination protections to accommodate the religious beliefs of people who discriminate against them.
The Government has released its second draft Religious Discrimination Bill which aims to protect people of faith and without faith from discrimination in certain areas of public life, such as employment, education and the provision of goods and services.
The Bill threatens access to healthcare and takes away rights from people currently protected under anti-discrimination laws, leaving at risk people with disabilities or with lived experiences of mental health issues.