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Religious Discrimination Bill 2022


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Religious Discrimination Bill 2021



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Introduced with the Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021 and Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, the bill: prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person’s religious belief or activity in a range of areas of public life, including in relation to employment, education, access to premises and the provision of goods, services and accommodation; establishes general and specific exceptions from the prohibition of religious discrimination; provides that certain statements of belief do not constitute discrimination for the purposes of certain specified Commonwealth, state or territory anti-discrimination laws; creates offences in relation to victimisation and discriminatory advertisements; establishes the office of the Religious Discrimination Commissioner; confers certain functions on the Australian Human Rights Commission; and provides for miscellaneous matters including delegation of powers or functions, protection from civil actions and a review of the operation of the Act.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/11/21  
Second reading moved 25/11/21  
Second reading debate 02/12/21  
Second reading debate 08/02/22  
Second reading debate 09/02/22  
Second reading agreed to 10/02/22
(after midnight)
 
Consideration in detail debate 10/02/22
(after midnight)
Amendment details: 22 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 10/02/22
(after midnight)
 
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/02/22  
Second reading moved 10/02/22  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet PX133]

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  • Non-Government
DREYFUS, Mark, MP

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  • Non-Government
DREYFUS, Mark, MP

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  • Non-Government
KELLY, Craig, MP

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  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes