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Religious freedom in the post same-sex marriage Australia?

After the same-sex marriage debate, the Federal Government commissioned a review to investigate religious freedom and report back, now by mid-May, with recommendations concerning how the government can protect religious freedom best.

In this week’s Voice for Values, ACL’s Managing Director Martyn Iles speaks with Mark Sneddon, Executive Director of Institute for Civil Society about religious freedom and freedom of conscience in a changing Australia.


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