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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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
11th January 2018 564 Anna Evangelista
11th January 2018 566 Sandra Beauchamp
11th January 2018 567 Stuart Anderson
11th January 2018 573 Melinda Smith
11th January 2018 574 David Simpson
11th January 2018 575 Barry Dafter
11th January 2018 578 Andrew Costi
11th January 2018 580 Lorna Hartley
11th January 2018 582 Ian Angliss
11th January 2018 581 Maria Trimboli
11th January 2018 584 Neville and Patricia Windeyer
11th January 2018 591 Anthony Harry Truman
11th January 2018 593 Darryl Stott
11th January 2018 594 Jeremy Moss
11th January 2018 597 Christine Weekes
11th January 2018 598 Marie Harding-Smith
11th January 2018 605 Wayne Quine
11th January 2018 607 Brenda Kinkead
11th January 2018 608 Simon Evans
11th January 2018 610 Josephine Linley
11th January 2018 611 Katina Tina Kennedy
11th January 2018 613 Robert Palmer
11th January 2018 13867 Peter Turner
11th January 2018 614 David Ian Combridge
12th January 2018 13869 Deborah Early
12th January 2018 14093 Karen Shuttleworth
12th January 2018 13872 Len Pearce
12th January 2018 13873 Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
12th January 2018 618 Nona Lorraine Adam
12th January 2018 619 Geoff Stewart
12th January 2018 622 Allan Hildon
12th January 2018 623 Carol Joy Ordish
12th January 2018 628 Darrin Yates
12th January 2018 629 Albert Gravino
12th January 2018 630 A. Jones
12th January 2018 631 Barrie Wilson
12th January 2018 632 Mei Yee Man
12th January 2018 633 Gloria Delahunty
12th January 2018 634 John Phinn
12th January 2018 635 Miriam Biddle
12th January 2018 636 Cristina Baleriola
12th January 2018 637 Rev William G. Forbes
12th January 2018 638 Darren Helisma
12th January 2018 640 Rev John Macintosh Cromarty
12th January 2018 639 Neil Hamilton Mansfield
12th January 2018 644 Rhonda Mason
12th January 2018 645 Brendan McDonald
12th January 2018 646 Dave Cory
12th January 2018 648 Richard Muggleton
12th January 2018 650 Eileen Aisbett


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