Report into Religious Freedom handed to Government

Media release
18 May 2018
Prime Minister

Today I received the final report from the Religious Freedom Review Expert Panel examining whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to freedom of religion.

I would like to thank the Chair, the Hon. Philip Ruddock, and other members of the Panel for their work in exploring this important issue in such a comprehensive and respectful way.

I look forward to considering the report in detail and will consult with members of the Government before releasing it to the public and responding to its findings.

I have asked the Attorney-General, the Hon. Christian Porter MP, to lead the Government’s deliberation and response to the report.

Again, I would like to thank the Panel for its work and the Australians who took the time to have their say on this important issue.