Religious discrimination bill: what will Australians be allowed to say and do if it passes?

The government’s explanatory memo outlines how the bill’s far-reaching effects will change public life dramatically – in medical services, schools, offices and hospitals

The second draft religious discrimination bill introduced by the attorney general, Christian Porter, and Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, will dramatically change public life if it is passed. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP

The second draft religious discrimination bill will have wide-ranging effects on many areas of public life including access to medical services, schooling, employment, social media, aged care, hospitals and even some commercial services.

As well as an explainer about the bill’s provisions, we have collected examples from the government’s explanatory memorandum (EM) and stakeholders about what people would be allowed to say or do if the bill passes.

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