The Australian government decided to delay the introduction of its religious discrimination bill to give legislators more time to get the laws right.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, “We made a commitment to Australians to address this issue at the last election and we are keeping faith with that commitment in a calm and considered process. We’re about listening and getting this right.”
Our government takes the issue of discrimination against Australians for their religious beliefs very seriously. —Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
Many faith-based groups criticized the proposed laws as they felt it was not doing enough to protect religious freedom, reports Premier.
Church leaders wrote the PM that, “We take the view that it would be better to have no Religious Discrimination Act rather than a flawed one.”
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