June 27. The five-year vilification case between Pastors Daniel Nalliah and Daniel Scot of Catch
The Fire Ministry and the Islamic Council of Victoria was settled in seven hours of mediation between the two parties in the
Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) on June 22.
Some of the terms of the agreement are confidential but both parties agreed to make a joint statement in which they
recognized the right to "robustly debate religion" within the limits of the law, "
including the right to criticize the religious belief of another in a free, open and democratic society."
The case was the first to be heard by the VCAT under Victoria's 2001 Racial and Religious Tolerance Act.
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