The ACT Government is seeking to ‘modernise’ the Discrimination Act 1991. However, the Exposure Draft Bill to amend the Act removes important exemptions for religious organisations and introduces changes that seriously undermine religious freedoms.
If passed, the Bill will allow unacceptable intrusions into the church by the State, such as:
- Subjecting staff and volunteer appointments to judicial oversight
- Potentially forcing Christian organisations to use their property against their religious conscience
Please take a moment to voice your opposition to these changes – which will weaken protections for churches, religious schools, and people of faith.
Take action today
Using the form below, please write your submission on the Exposure Draft Amendment Bill. Some wording has been provided for you, but feel free to adjust it to express your personal concerns. Be concise and respectful.
The salutation at the start and your name at the end will both be appended automatically. Please don't add these to the letter below, eg please do not address the email “Dear name”.
When you complete your name and address in the box below, your letter will be directed to the ACT Discrimination Law Reform consultation and your local ACT member of the Legislative Assembly.