This case concerned objections to the proposed building of a mosque in Bendigo. The court held that the Tribunal did not err in its merits review, in particular in its decision that there is no requirement for a social impact assessment and that it was not open to the objectors to object to a form of religious worship in itself. Further, the court held that the Charter also imposes an obligation under s 38 on the Council to have regard to the human rights of the proposed future users of the mosque when deciding whether or not to grant the permit. A case summary can be found under the 'Resources' tab.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015