I noted on Q&A, Monday night that Senator Chris Evans was rather concessive repeatedly saying the Bill was a draft, capable of amendment.

The Senate legal Committee is to report Monday, 18th Feb. I expect there will be a majority and minority report. The majority (Labor/Greens) will propose tinkering but also, quite likely, some narrowing of the religious exception clauses which the Government will not accept whilst the minority (coalition) report will oppose the Bill outright and instead propose a more straightforward amalgamation of the various existing bits of law but including eliminating the section in the existing racial discrimination act that led to Andrew Bolt’s downfall.

I think there is a good chance the Government will quietly shelve the legislation in an election year.

There, you’ve heard it on Sundry Matters.

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