On 22nd November 2017, the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, announced the appointment of an Expert Panel to examine whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to freedom of religion.
The review panel, chaired by the Hon Philip Ruddock, has since finalised its review of Religious Freedom Protection in Australia and has delivered its report to the Prime Minister and Government. At the time of this event we were awaiting its public release.
In anticipation of the release of the 'Ruddock Review' it was prudent for the Heads and Governors of faith-based schools to consider the potential implications of the report, consider its potential findings and recommendations, and look at the ramifications for faith-based education in Australia.
EdComm was pleased to give Associate Professor Neil Foster the platform for the evening to address the current and emerging issues around religious freedom and religious schools. A recording of the presentation, a full transcript of the talk, along with a number of other resources can be found on our Governors' Symposium page.