Religious Freedom Review - submissions

The Panel agreed that submissions will be published online, provided the author of the submission consented to its publication and provided there was no other reason not to publish the submission (for example, if publication could raise legal issues).

In addition, the Department reserved the right not to publish submissions which were irrelevant or did not meaningfully respond to the Terms of Reference, as well as anonymous submissions. The Department did, however, publish some submissions anonymously where the author identified themselves in their submission but requested their submission be published without their name.


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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.

Further details about the Department's handling of personal information is contained in the Department's Privacy Policy.

Substantially similar submissions


Date of submissionsort descending Submission number Organisation or individual File attachments
4th January 2018 123 Phil Browne
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 137 Rosemary Jacob
6th January 2018 141 Megan McKenzie
6th January 2018 143 Jan Grimoldby
6th January 2018 144 Emanuel Millen
7th January 2018 146 Derek Glass
7th January 2018 147 David Orton
7th January 2018 149 Jeremy Kelaher
7th January 2018 150 Leopold Hamulczyk
8th January 2018 152 Andrea Hamilton
8th January 2018 154 Kimberlee Murdoch
9th January 2018 181 Gilbert L Porter
9th January 2018 156 Richard Acheson
9th January 2018 165 Ian Bowie
9th January 2018 170 Mark Bean
9th January 2018 180 Robert Skappel
9th January 2018 188 Peter Clark
9th January 2018 194 Alycia Lipovac
9th January 2018 200 Wayne Rogers
10th January 2018 13859 Rodd Burgess
10th January 2018 201 Philip Jennings
10th January 2018 209 Anne Jackson
10th January 2018 219 Louise Noble
10th January 2018 221 Barry Manuel
10th January 2018 225 Ronald W Syme
10th January 2018 227 Margaret Bradstock
10th January 2018 231 Tracie Hendriks
10th January 2018 232 Robin Sevenoaks
10th January 2018 233 Peter W Nicholas
10th January 2018 234 Rosemary Knight
10th January 2018 240 David Sequeira
10th January 2018 246 J. D. Ryan
10th January 2018 247 Trevor Pillar
10th January 2018 248 Chris Walsh
10th January 2018 249 Rima Jreije
10th January 2018 252 Ps Dr Jonathan Darma
10th January 2018 255 Anastasiya Zasentseva
10th January 2018 259 Peter Copeland
10th January 2018 257 James Norman
10th January 2018 260 Peter Richards
10th January 2018 264 Maryanne Millington


Note: submissions dated 15 February 2018 are those which the Panel accepted after the closing date.