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Christian Porter is confident the Coalition can pass a religious discrimination bill, despite criticism from many groups to his exposure draft legislation. Lukas Coch/AAP

The Coalition’s approach to religious discrimination risks being an inconclusive, wasteful exercise

Rather than asking, "How can we best address religious discrimination in Australia?", Christian Porter is saying, "This is what we’re doing about religious discrimination; any objections?".
“I have previously said that I would be seriously disinclined to approve prosecutions of journalists except in the most exceptional circumstances,” said Attorney-General Christian Porter. Lukas Coch/AAP

Any prosecution of journalists for national security offences to require attorney-general’s approval

As the battle over press freedom continues, the Attorney-General has ordered that any prosecution of a journalist for offences related to national security must have his approval.
Attorney-General Christian Porter announced the draft bill at Sydney’s Great Synagogue. Bianca de Marchi/AAP

The government has released its draft religious discrimination bill. How will it work?

Given the unique aspects of the proposed bill, there should be a longer consultation period to examine why religious freedoms should be prioritised over other freedoms.

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