Sydney Anglican Media is asking, Is Government Set to Remap Religion In Australia? Apparently there are some concerns that the Australian government, under the auspices of the Australian Human Rights Commission, may be gearing up to enact anti-proselytism laws and ban criticism of other belief systems on the grounds of defending social harmony.
Rev Dr Andrew Cameron is quoted as saying, “The project could be a good thing if it brings to light any inappropriate limitations on the freedom of religion and belief … or, it may be unhelpful if it recommends changes that damage the delicate balance of religion freedoms that have developed in Australian life. We don’t know yet. But this is an important enough project that some of us want to do our part to be actively involved as citizens.”
I suspect we’re going to find ourselves in the position of defending Islamic freedom in order to defend Christian freedom.