Paul Kelly appears to be going senile:
The debate about religion is heading in a dangerous direction that, unless reversed, will leave permanent schisms in society and create serious problems for multiculturalism. Leeser’s central message is that the public discussion of religion must be reset. The task, he says, is “how we can live together with differences” creating a “shared space for everyone”.
The Ruddock review recommended a religious discrimination act given the inadequacy of existing commonwealth law. Attorney-General Christian Porter will soon release the draft for public discussion. But Leeser warns church and faith groups to be careful. Such a law “will inevitably hand more power to the courts”, and that means a surrender of sorts to the grip of international human rights law. This is a risky path.
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