Hobart to hold discussion forum on religious freedom laws

A Q&A-style forum will be held on Tuesday at the University of Tasmania to highlight the negative impact of the Federal Government’s proposed religious discrimination and freedom legislation on the human rights of Tasmanians, including the impact of the proposed override of the Tasmanian Anti-Discriminatin Act.

The forum will hear from a diverse range of speakers representing groups likely to be affected by the Bill, including Australian Medical Association representative, Dr Annette Barrett, disability advocate, Fiona Strahan, Unions Tasmania secretary, Jessica Munday, and LGBTI community spokesperson, Rodney Croome.

The panel will be facilitated by former Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Robin Banks.

The forum marks International Human Rights Day, celebrating the 71st anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations.

The event is organised by the University of Tasmania Law School and the Inglis Clark Centre for Democracy and Human Rights.

The event is on at the Stanley Bunbury Theatre, UTas, Sandy Bay from 5.30-7.30pm, Tuesday December 10th 2019, There’s a Facebook page for the event and tickets can be obtained via Eventbrite

OIP Staff