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Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

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Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Introduced with the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021, the bill amends the:

Age Discrimination Act 2004
,
Disability Discrimination Act 1992
,
Sex Discrimination Act 1984
and
Racial Discrimination Act 1975
to amend or insert objects clauses to provide that, in giving effect to the objects of each Act, regard must be had to the indivisibility and universality of human rights and their equal status in international law, and the principle that every person is free and equal in their dignity and rights;
Charities Act 2013
to provide that otherwise charitable entities that engage in lawful activities promoting a traditional view of marriage are undertaking those activities for the public benefit and not contrary to public policy; and
Marriage Act 1961
to allow religious educational institutions to refuse to provide facilities, goods or services in relation to the solemnisation of a marriage in accordance with their religious beliefs.

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