Samuel Auld

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15th February 2018

Dear Committee of the Review of Religious Freedom,
In the recent postal survey regarding the redefining of marriage in Australian Law, nearly 40% of Australians (4, 873, 987 people), voted NO.
Behind a facade of legislating against discrimination, these Aussies will be discriminated against for maintaining and expressing their beliefs and opinions. That is, mere expression of their difference of opinion/belief will make them liable to be penalised.
I am led therefore to ask, "What has happened to the 'free Australia' of which Australians have for so long been proud?"
The definition of marriage in Australian Law has been changed, but the freedom to express ones thoughts and opinions has not simultaneously disappeared.... or has it?
Kind regards.