Second Interim Report

Second Interim Report: freedom of religion and belief, the Australian experience

On Wednesday, 3 April 2019, the Committe tabled its second interim report for the Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief.

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015 

ISBN 978-1-74366-953-2 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-1-74366-954-9 (HTML version)

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View the report as separate downloadable chapters/appendixes:

Preliminary pages
Foreword, Membership of the Committee, Membership of the Human Rights Sub-Committee, Terms of reference, List of abbreviations, List of recommendations
Chapter 1: Introduction (PDF 71KB)
Chapter 2: The First Interim Report
(PDF 68KB)
Chapter 3: The Domestic Experience of Freedom of Religion or Belief (PDF 268KB)
Chapter 4: Possible Solutions (PDF 153KB)
Chapter 5: The 2017/18 Religious Freedom Review (PDF 141KB)
Chapter 6: Sub-Committee Comment and Recommendations (PDF 76KB)
Appendix A: Bibliography (PDF73KB)
Appendix B: List of Submissions (PDF 45KB)
Appendix C: Witnesses who appeared at public hearings (PDF 63KB)

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About this inquiry

This inquiry lapsed when the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade ceased to exist at the dissolution of the House of Representatives on Thursday 11 April 2019. 

Past Public Hearings

22 Jun 2018: Canberra
05 Jun 2018: Hobart
02 May 2018: Sydney


Inquiry Status

Inquiry lapsed


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