Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Religion and Anti-Discrimination Laws: What's It all About?

At the present time Federal Parliament is debating whether to remove exemptions in the Sex Discrimination Act which allow religious educational bodies to discriminate if they are acting in accordance with their religious beliefs.  The stated purpose of these changes is to prevent religious schools from expelling or refusing to admit gay students, however the potential impact of the changes on people of faith could be far more extensive.