Submission to: Attorney-General's Department
It should go without saying that we support the principle that people should not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of their religion. But we have concerns with the bills in their current form. They have two implications for financial counselling. First, that they would allow people to make statements that would be seen as judgemental. This is contrary to the principles of the financial counselling profession. Second, in relation to employment, the draft laws would allow religious bodies to give preference to members of their own religion.