Statement - Religious Freedom Review

Statement - Religious Freedom Review

PM&C
Wednesday, 03 January 2018

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Today’s media reporting about submissions to the Religious Freedom Review is misleading.

It is incorrect to say that public submissions will be kept secret.  The Expert Panel has not yet met to consider its approach to publication of submissions.  Mr Ruddock has made clear in his comments quoted today that he wants to be as open as possible.  At a minimum, quotes may be drawn from submissions in its report to the Prime Minister.