From THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (Australia):
Jesuit priest, Father Frank Brennan, has called on the nation's churches to band together to support a federal charter of rights. Fr Brennan recently headed the National Human Rights Consultation committee, which proposed human rights be protected through national legislation. The call supported a majority of the 35,000 submissions made to the committee.
But it has also been slammed by some groups including the Australian Christian Lobby and head of the Catholic Church in Australia, Cardinal George Pell. They say a charter will undermine the ability to discriminate on religious grounds in areas like employment in religious schools and hospitals.
Australia is the only western democracy without a legislated charter of rights.