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Senator Janet Rice believes discrimination act could pass the in senate

Senator Janet Rice believes discrimination act could pass the in senate

Greens senator Janet Rice has told equality campaigners that she believes bill to change to anti-discrimination act so that students can not be expelled from schools over their sexuality or gender identity has a good chance of passing the senate when parliament resumes this week. “(It) looks like it’s potentially got the support of the […]

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Push for teachers to be included in anti-discrimination provisions

Push for teachers to be included in anti-discrimination provisions

Politicians from across the political spectrum appear to be getting on the same page about removing provisions within the federal anti-discrimination laws that allow students in religious based schools to be expelled, but what about the same laws that allow teachers to be sacked? Opposition leader Bill Shorten has said that it an area that […]

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Calls for Labor to oppose anti-LGBTI discrimination exemptions

Calls for Labor to oppose anti-LGBTI discrimination exemptions

Equality advocates have repeated their calls for the Labor party to adopt a policy of scrapping existing legal exemptions that allow LGBTI people to be sacked or refused service by faith-based schools, hospitals and charities. The call comes after Deputy Labor leader, Tanya Plibersek (pictured), defended such exemptions saying “we’re not proposing to change any […]

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ACL blames falling education standards on Safe Schools program

The Australian Christian Lobby has suggested the reason behind Australia’s falling education standards is due to the Safe Schools Coalition program. Yesterday an international report revealed that Australian students skills in maths and science were falling in comparison to other countries. The groups Managing Director, Lyle Shelton, said the focus on teaching contested gender theory […]

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Save Safe Schools supporters speak out at Perth rally

Parents, teachers and students joined politicians today to call for the reinstatement of the Safe Schools program. The rally in Perth’s Murray Street mall attracted hundreds of supporters, while a counter protest from the Reclaim Australia movement played out nearby. Police stood between the two groups keeping the peace. Joey Cookman McAuley was the first […]

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Catholic Code of Behaviour May Discipline LGBT Teachers

Catholic Code of Behaviour May Discipline LGBT Teachers

According to the Independent Education Union, a code of behaviour being proposed by the Catholic employers in NSW and the ACT may put LGBT teachers at risk of being disciplined for their private lives. The code is part of a clause in a new enterprise bargaining agreement put forward by the Catholic Commission for Employment […]

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