Amanda Stoker walks back on Morrison pledge to protect LGBTQ+ students in religious discrimination bill


The assistant attorney general, Amanda Stoker, has muddied the waters about whether LGBTQ+ students will be protected at the same time as the religious discrimination bill potentially passes federal parliament. Stoker said on Friday the Sex Discrimination Act “shouldn’t be changed unless we know the final form of the religious discrimination bill”, prompting the prime minister, Scott Morrison, to reassert his pledge that amendments to protect LGBTQ+ students would be contained in the same set of bills. Stoker’s intervention comes ahead of the release of two inquiry reports. Stakeholders think Labor will join the Coalition in joint reports for both, calling for the religious discrimination bills to be considered for passage through parliament, although Labor will also express concerns about hiring and firing powers and the contentious statements of belief clause.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 05/18/2024
A federal appeals court rejected a bid from a group of Maryland parents to require Montgomery County Public Schools to allow them to opt …
Added on: 05/18/2024
Fearing imprisonment and abuse in their homeland, some queer Ugandans have fled to neighboring Kenya where they hope to live in safety. It’s been …
Added on: 05/18/2024
LGBTQ community in Pakistan has been advocating for acceptance and rights, despite facing challenges amid conservative societal attitudes and legal restrictions, and now the …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 05/16/2024
Cumberland City Council in western Sydney has overturned its ban on LGBT books from public libraries in an evening marred by chaos. The meeting …
Added on: 05/15/2024
Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) and Western Sydney University (WSU) have joined forces on a groundbreaking four-year research project to address the long-neglected issue of …
Added on: 05/13/2024
In a significant step towards reconciliation, the New South Wales government has announced a formal apology to individuals who faced discrimination under previous laws …