FamilyVoice Australia welcomes the commitment from the Prime Minister for the Religious Discrimination Bill (RDB).
In a letter sent over the weekend to FamilyVoice spokesman Greg Bondar, the Prime Minister said:
‘If re-elected, we will pursue the passage of the Religious Discrimination Bill as stand-alone legislation in the next Parliament and will not accept any attempts to make changes to other laws that undermine protections for religious institutions.
I want to assure you that guaranteeing that Australians are safe from discrimination on the basis of their faith remains a priority for me and my Government. I will also not allow this issue to be used by Labor and the Greens to undermine existing protections.’
“This commitment from the Prime Minister is most timely as Christians Australia-wide consider how to vote wisely in just a matter of weeks. The RDB is a fundamental need for the protection of freedom to practice religious beliefs without discrimination,” said Greg Bondar, a FamilyVoice spokesman.
FamilyVoice Australia continues to seek an open dialogue with the government’s Attorney-General and indeed all parties to ensure the protection of our freedom of speech and religion.