Religious Exemptions Inquiry eNews | November 2022

Religious Exemptions Inquiry Update

7 November 2022

Inquiry Closed

On 3 November 2022 the Attorney-General of Australian, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, withdrew the terms of reference for the review into the framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation.

Accordingly, this Inquiry is now closed and will not be completed.

New ALRC Inquiry: Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws

The Australian Law Reform Commission received Terms of Reference from the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, to consider reforms to the way Federal anti-discrimination laws apply to religious educational institutions on 3 November 2022.

The Government has appointed New South Wales Supreme Court Judge, the Hon Justice Stephen Rothman AM, as a part-time Commissioner for the Inquiry.

The new reference asks the ALRC to consider what reforms should be made, compatible with Australia’s international human rights obligations, to ensure, to the extent practicable, Federal anti-discrimination laws reflect the Government’s policy commitments in this area.