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Transcript 41641

Report into Religious Freedom handed to Government

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Turnbull, Malcolm

Period of Service: 15/09/2015 to 24/08/2018

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Release Date: 18/05/2018

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 41641

Today I received the final report from the Religious Freedom Review Expert Panel examining whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to freedom of religion.

I would like to thank the Chair, the Hon. Philip Ruddock, and other members of the Panel for their work in exploring this important issue in such a comprehensive and respectful way.

I look forward to considering the report in detail and will consult with members of the Government before releasing it to the public and responding to its findings.

I have asked the Attorney-General, the Hon. Christian Porter MP, to lead the Government’s deliberation and response to the report.

Again, I would like to thank the Panel for its work and the Australians who took the time to have their say on this important issue.

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