Statement from the Panel

Statement from the Panel

Domestic Policy Religious Freedom Review
Friday, 18 May 2018

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Today, the Expert Panel conducting the Religious Freedom Review provided its Report on freedom of religion in Australia.

This Report is the culmination of a nationwide consultation process, including a public submission process and face-to-face meetings in every State and Territory.

The Report reflects the input that the Panel received throughout the life of this process, research undertaken and the individual expertise of the Panel members. The Panel would like to thank the thousands of Australians who took the opportunity to have their say on this important issue.

Now that the Report has been delivered to the Prime Minister, the work of the Panel has been completed.

The Panel cannot discuss details of the Report at this time. Its release, and any possible Government response, are matters for the Prime Minister.

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