Coalition’s proposal criticised for giving more weight to the beliefs of religious peopleKey provisions of the religious discrimination bill may be unconstitutional because they allow medical practitioners to refuse treatment, and privilege statements of religious belief, an academic has warned.Luke Beck, a constitutional and religious freedom expert at Monash University, warned the Coalition’s exposure draft bill may be incompatible with international law and therefore not supported by the external affairs power in the constitution. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/30/religious-discrimination-bill-may-breach-constitution-by-allowing-doctors-to-refuse-treatment
Author : Paul Karp
Publish date : 2019-09-30 07:16:40
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