Gavin Mackrill

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Date of submission: 
15th February 2018

Dear Panel
Despite what current media and a tiny minority of alternative view holders may vociferously portray, freedom of religion is absolutely fundamental to our society and also democracy, freedom of thought and freedom of speech. When this basic human right to believe and worship as one wishes is attacked or otherwise suppressed, we are on a downward spiral to societal collapse and anarchy. When laws govering thought are deemed as required by certain groups, we are headed to totalitarian rule with all the disasters that will bring. Please ensure freedom of religion, freedom of conscience and freedom of speech are upheld in out country. Please also remember all those who sacrificed their all over the years so we as Australians can continue to enjoy and practice these values.