Herald Sun columnist Caleb Bond says enshrining religious freedom in law could result in a system where there is less religious freedom.
“The problem with codifying any freedom or right in law, be it religious or otherwise, is that you always have the problem where one person’s rights will have to trump another person’s rights,” he told Sky News host Cory Bernardi.
He said it would result in a situation where “you basically have to make a decision as to whether one person has more rights than another”.
“The system we have at the moment, which is under the constitution, that religious freedom in most forms is protected, works perfectly fine.
“And I fear that if we go down the road of creating laws that otherwise enshrine religious freedom, you could actually end up in a position where religion and practice of religion could be less free than it is currently.”