Religious Freedom and the Australian Constitution: Origins and Future
- 25 July 2018 at 6:00 pm – 25 July 2018 at 7:30 pm
- Monash University Law Chambers, Auditorium, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
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- Alumni; Law; Other events
A free event to celebrate the release of Associate Professor Luke Beck's new book Religious Freedom and the Australian Constitution: Origins and Future (Routledge, 2018).
This book examines the origins of Australia’s constitutional religious freedom provision. It explores the political activities and motives of religious leaders seeking to give the Australian Constitution a religious character and the political activities and motives of a religious minority seeking to prevent it having a religious character. It also examines Section 116, dealing with separation of religion and government, and argues that until now scholars and courts have misunderstood it.
The book shows how the origins of the provision lead to Section 116 being conceptualised as a safeguard against religious intolerance on the part of the Commonwealth.
- Kristy Barrett
- 03 9905 5631
- Monash University