Call for government to scrap controversial religious schools rule

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03/22/2024

Religious schools would lose the right to expel teachers and students over their sexuality or gender identity under recommendations in a new report. The Australian Law Reform Commission was tasked with providing a pathway to prevent discrimination against LGBT teachers and students. Its findings put renewed pressure on the Albanese government to axe a controversial exemption for religious schools in discrimination law. The commission’s report says that religious schools should be able to operate in accordance with their beliefs, but should not be able to discriminate when it comes to hiring and school enrolment, meaning you shouldn’t be able to lose your place at a school if you’re trans or gay.

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