ADDED ON: 12/13/2019

Revisions announced to Australia religious freedom bill

12/12/2019 | Catholic News Agency

Following religious groups’ criticism of an Australian bill intended to protect religious freedom, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney-General Christian Porter have released a second version that appears to address some concerns. “This is a bill for all Australians,” Morrison told reporters Dec. 9, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. “Australia is a country of respect and of tolerance,” he said, adding that diversity of belief is “a key part of who we are as a country.” The ruling Liberal-National Coalition government wants to make religious belief and activity a protected class, like race or sex. It also wants to ensure that groups which reject same-sex marriage are not stripped of their charitable status.


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