House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

Completed Inquiry: Freedom of Religion and Belief


The Committee presented its report Conviction with Compassion: A Report on Freedom of Religion and Belief to both Houses of Parliament on 27 November 2000. Copies of the individual chapters are available in PDF format. The report is now out of print and no longer available from the Committee Secretariat.

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List of Recommendations

Chapter 1: Introduction (PDF Format 15KB)

    Chapter 1: HTML Version

Chapter 2: Concepts and their implementation (PDF Format 51KB)

    Chapter 2: HTML Version

Chapter 3: History and philosophy (PDF Format 92KB)

    Chapter 3: HTML Version

Chapter 4: Freedom of religion and Belief in Australia (PDF Format 77KB)

    Chapter 4: HTML Version

Chapter 5: Religious intolerance (PDF Format 109KB)

    Chapter 5: HTML Version

Chapter 6: Violations of religions freedom (PDF Format 26KB)

    Chapter 6: HTML Version

Chapter 7: Other human rights and religious intolerance (PDF Format 35KB)

    Chapter 7: HTML Version

Chapter 8: Proposals for promoting religious freedom (PDF Format 82KB)

    Chapter 8: HTML Version

Chapter 9: Indigenous religious traditions in Australia (PDF Format 37KB)

    Chapter 9: HTML Version

Chapter 10: Cults (PDF Format 33KB)

    Chapter 10: HTML Version

Chapter 11: Taxation exemptions for religious bodies (PDF Format 33KB)

    Chapter 11: HTML Version

List of submissions

Public hearings

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