GPs’ conscientious objection rights may expand

The proposed 'religious freedom' laws could result in patients being denied health services, critics say
Christian Porter
Attorney-General Christian Porter. Photo: AAP

The Federal Government’s proposed ‘religious freedom’ law would allow doctors to turn away transgender patients or single mothers on faith grounds alone, legal scholars claim.

In August, the government unveiled a draft of its Religious Discrimination Bill, promising to protect people who were being discriminated against for expressing their religious belief or activity.