Senate debates

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Questions without Notice

Human Rights

2:40 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Finance) Share this | Hansard source

(—) (): The issues that Senator Bernardi traverses obviously deal with a whole range of complexities and sensitivities that are the reason the government has commissioned the Ruddock review to assess and to consider how best to ensure that appropriate religious freedom protections can be guaranteed into the future. Obviously, it is always preferable for all Australians, having a diversity of views on a whole range of subjects, to treat each other with tolerance, courtesy and respect. That is always preferable. It is always disappointing when, whatever you view on any topic, people feel that a tribunal or judicial process of any kind is the only avenue left to them. Again, I am not aware of the specific circumstances in relation to the case study that Senator Bernardi raises, but— (Time expired)

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