RELIGIOUS REVIEW: Maranoa MP David Littleproud.
RELIGIOUS REVIEW: Maranoa MP David Littleproud. Tobi Loftus

MP calls for submissions for religious freedom review

MARANOA MP David Littleproud is calling for residents to have their say on religious freedom as submissions for a review on the topic come to a close.

The Religious Freedom Review was announced by the Prime Minister in November last year as a way to consider whether there should be any legislative reforms around the issue.

Initial submissions close on February 14 and Mr Littleproud said he saw religious freedom raised as a concern during the same-sex marriage campaign, and so urged people to have their say.

"During the conversation surrounding same-sex marriage, the protection of parental rights, religious freedom and free speech were consistently raised and - if these issues matter to you - be sure to have your say,” Mr Littleproud said.

"I believe this review is... important as religious freedom was an area of concern which was often raised with me during the debate.”

The Federal Government has appointed the Hon Philip Ruddock, assisted by an expert panel, to investigate whether religious freedom is adequately protected in Australia, and is set to report his findings on March 31.

For more information or to make a submission, visit the website.