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Inquiry into The Status of the Human Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief

Time did not permit Liberty Victoria to address in full all aspects of the Terms of Reference for this Inquiry.

  • Liberty Victoria
  • Submitted To: Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Our concerns therefore centred on “3 — The relationship between the freedom of religion or belief and other human rights, and the implications of constraints on the freedom of religion or belief for the enjoyment of other universal human rights” (ToR 3).

Liberty Victoria 1a logoIn particular we considered the balancing of freedom of religion or belief with the human right to equality.

We also make some related comments on ToR 2 and ToR 4.

There are well over a hundred principal religious groupings in Australia, and many more subdivisions.

In many ways they…

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