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Conservative Christian says proposed religious freedom laws do not meet expectations

Liam Bartlett
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Spokesperson of Family Voice Australia, Greg Bondar, has slammed proposed religious freedom laws, saying they “may not meet the expectations of a lot of Christians”.

The draft of the bill, which is intended to go before the house on Thursday, has yet to be made public, but as it stands religious institutions, including schools and hospitals, are set to be given greater powers when hiring staff provided they have public policies explaining the decision.

Rules protecting people who make statements of religious belief remain in the legislation.

“I’m looking at the bill in detail now, and quite frankly Liam, what’s really happened here is the government has really fallen victim of political appeasement I think,” he said on 6PR Mornings.

“They’ve left out so many vital sections of the bill that it now places a lot of community groups, schools, religious organisations, churches at a real disadvantage in many ways because there are a number of areas that they just have not addressed.”

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Liam Bartlett
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