Religious Freedom Review - submissions
The Panel has received well over 16,000 submissions. Given the large number of submissions received, the Panel directed the Secretariat to publish as many submissions as possible by 31 March 2018. The remaining submissions will be published by 18 May 2018.
If you cannot locate an individual submission below it may be uploaded in the next tranche of submissions.
The views or opinions expressed in submissions are those of the author. The members of the Expert Panel, the Commonwealth or any Commonwealth official are not adopting or endorsing any comments expressed. The Department is publishing the submissions to inform public debate and scrutiny of the conduct of the Review.
The Commonwealth does not warrant the truth or accuracy of the content of any submission and no person should rely on the content of any submission without undertaking their own independent inquiries.
If a person has any concerns, they should email ReligiousFreedom@pmc.gov.au. The Department will investigate and, if appropriate, remove the content.
To ensure that the privacy of third parties is protected, and that the Commonwealth complies with its own legal obligations, some submissions have been published with certain details removed (for example, details of third parties, addresses, and phone numbers). There may be formatting changes or redactions as a result.
As at 29 March 2018, the Department has published 1,930 submissions.
Irrespective of whether the Department has published it, every submission will inform the Expert Panel’s thinking and its final Report to the Prime Minister.
The Panel is still considering submissions, and therefore has not made a decision on the content of its report to the Prime Minister. The Panel has also not made a decision as to the relative weight to assign to any of the submissions it has received, including those published below. The Panel will do so alongside its expertise as it is framing its report.
Substantially similar submissions
- Submission Group 1
- Submission Group 2
- Submission Group 3
- Submission Group 4
- Submission Group 5
- Submission Group 6
|Date of submission||Submission number||Organisation or individual||File attachments|
|14th December 2017||13852||Ian Wearing|
|14th December 2017||1||David Grills|
|14th December 2017||2||Elizabeth Springer|
|14th December 2017||3||George Williams|
|14th December 2017||4||Leanne Attenborough|
|16th December 2017||10||Mark Cresswell|
|16th December 2017||11||Anthony John Lohrey|
|16th December 2017||12||Igor Bray|
|16th December 2017||13||Daniel Stevens|
|16th December 2017||14||Eran Segev|
|17th December 2017||18||Jaymie Rains|
|19th December 2017||23||Lindsay Gordon|
|20th December 2017||26||Martin Wurzinger|
|21st December 2017||29||David Cronin|
|21st December 2017||30||Annette Kruk|
|21st December 2017||46||Rikki Lambert|
|21st December 2017||54||Helen Harper|
|22nd December 2017||13854||Adam Johnston|
|22nd December 2017||56||Equal Opportunity Tasmania|
|22nd December 2017||57||Rod Exton|
|24th December 2017||66||Joel Mcmahon|
|24th December 2017||68||Robert McDermott|
|24th December 2017||70||David Brookman|
|27th December 2017||72||Maverick Emmett|
|28th December 2017||73||Rev Dr. Michael F Bird|
|3rd January 2018||85||Bronwyn Evans|
|3rd January 2018||86||Peter Blackwell|
|3rd January 2018||89||Janine Truter|
|3rd January 2018||91||Brent Gunn|
|3rd January 2018||93||James Mitchell|
|3rd January 2018||94||Donald Dryley|
|3rd January 2018||96||Amanda Allen|
|3rd January 2018||97||Kris Eriksen|
|3rd January 2018||100||Cath Walsh|
|3rd January 2018||104||Robert Martin|
|3rd January 2018||107||Rod Mulholland|
|4th January 2018||114||Anthea Fraser Gupta|
|4th January 2018||119||Susan Duffy|
|4th January 2018||126||Ian Carmichael|
|5th January 2018||127||Barry Plush|
|5th January 2018||128||Adrian Dunstan|
|5th January 2018||130||Bruce Reyburn|
|5th January 2018||132||Patricia M Bensley|
|5th January 2018||133||Barry Long|
|5th January 2018||134||Tanya Smith|
|5th January 2018||135||David Carroll|
|5th January 2018||136||Angelica Russ Kidd|
|6th January 2018||141||Megan McKenzie|
|6th January 2018||143||Jan Grimoldby|
|6th January 2018||144||Emanuel Millen|