Published on 10 April 2019. Last modified on 15 May 2019.

On 10 April 2019, the Attorney-General issued Terms of Reference requesting the ALRC to conduct an Inquiry into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti discrimination Legislation.

The ALRC is due to report its findings on 10 April 2020.


The ALRC is inviting interested stakeholders to provide comments on the scope of the inquiry and any issues relevant to the terms of reference. The ALRC will be accepting comments until 10 May 2019. Contact 

We will publish comments on our website (subject to our publication guidelines).

The ALRC has prepared a short background paper which may be viewed PDF iconhere.

The ALRC is planning to release a Discussion Paper on 2 September 2019 which will set out proposed reforms and ask questions to assist the ALRC to prepare formal recommendations. Submissions on the Discussion Paper will be due by 15 October 2019.