“Any amendments to anti-discrimination legislation would need to strike that balance.
“Our current commitment is that we would not seek to discriminate except in key leadership roles, essential to the maintenance of a particular faith or religious institution.
“It is our longstanding position that religious freedoms in Australia will best be protected through a broad commitment to the upholding of all human rights, preferably within a Human Rights Act.
“I look forward to reading Mr Ruddock’s report when it is released.”
The Uniting Church made its original submission to the Ruddock Review on 14 February 2018.
UnitingCare Australia National Director Claerwen Little appeared before the Review panel in Sydney in February, emphasising that Uniting Church Agencies are open to all regardless of their race, religion or sexual preference.
UPDATE: On Friday 12 October, Fairfax media published all 20 recommendations of the leaked report on its website.