Submission on Religious Freedom Bills – second exposure drafts

Last updated 28 February 2020


Date: 31 January 2020

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the second exposure draft consultation on a package of legislative reforms about religious freedoms.

Specific concerns of the RACGP relate to conscientious objection by doctors based on religious grounds. It is imperative that clear guidelines are provided that support the primacy of patient care and balance the obligation of beneficence and non-maleficence.