In response to the passage of equal marriage legislation, the Ruddock Review concluded Australia needs a religious discrimination act. But does it? Three experts debate the issue on the ABC’s God Forbid, including RSA Fellow Luke Beck.
- Associate Professor Luke Beck is a Fellow of the Rationalist Society of Australia. A constitutional law scholar at Monash University, Luke’s principal focus of research is on developing a more sophisticated understanding of section 116 of the Australian Constitution – the ‘religion clause’.
- Dr Renae Barker is a lecturer in the Law School and Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Muslim States and Societies at the University of Western Australia. She is a member of Bishop in Council and Trustee in the Anglican Diocese of Bunbury and a member of the legislation drafting committee for the Anglican Diocese of Perth.
- Reverend Robert Forsyth is a Senior Fellow with the Centre for Independent Studies and was the Anglican Bishop of South Sydney. His 2001 Acton Lecture was Dangerous Protections: How some ways of protecting the freedom of religion may actually diminish religious freedom. He has been extensively involved in the areas of religious freedom and public policy.