12 June 2018
Report of the Religious Freedom Review and the Australian government’s response
The Australian government will soon release the report of the recent Religious Freedom Review, along with its initial response. In late 2017, following the national debate on ‘same sex marriage’, the Turnbull government commissioned Philip Ruddock and an expert panel to conduct the Review to investigate its implications for religious freedom. The government selected the panel wisely, and we expect their recommendations to be fair, well thought through and broadly in line with international conventions on freedom of religion and belief.
During the review process the Lutheran Church of Australia made a submission which you can read on the LCA website. In a private face to face session the LCA had the opportunity to discuss its submission with Philip Ruddock and co-panellist Fr Frank Brennan.