Religious freedom laws 'will not allow doctors to discriminate against patients'

The revamped draft legislation is about 'protecting conscientious objection to particular procedures, not patients'

A new regime for conscientious objection will allow doctors to refuse treatments, such as prescription of hormone-replacement therapies to transgender patients, on religious grounds, provided they refuse to provide the treatments to all their patients.

Attorney-General Christian Porter
Attorney-General Christian Porter.

The first draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill being pushed by the Federal Government has undergone a major