Protecting Religious Freedom in Australia through Legislative Balancing Clauses

27 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2017

Date Written: June 14, 2017

Abstract

This paper analyses one form of protection of religious freedom in Australia - provisions in discrimination laws which balance the right to religious freedom with the right not to be discriminated against. It also reviews one proposal for recognising same sex marriage in Australia, and how that provides religious freedom balancing, and considers the impact of a clash between State and Federal laws on the issues.

Keywords: Religious Freedom, Discrimination, Same Sex Marriage

JEL Classification: K39

Suggested Citation

Foster, Neil James, Protecting Religious Freedom in Australia through Legislative Balancing Clauses (June 14, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2991432 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2991432

Neil James Foster (Contact Author)

Newcastle Law School ( email )

1 University Drive
Callaghan, 2308
Australia
0249217430 (Phone)

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