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Labor has ’no plans’ to change law allowing religious schools to fire teachers who don’t vote Labor

Tanya Plibersek

Boscutti Report - Labor has ’no plans’ to change law allowing religious schools to fire

MELBOURNE (Boscutti Report) — Labor has “no plans” to change religious exemptions in discrimination law that allow religious schools to fire teachers based on their voting preferences.

Labor Deputy Tanya Plibersek did not rule out a future Labor government considering such changes, but said her comments on Sunday indicate the opposition will defend the status quo during the Ruddock religious freedom review.

Religious schools are currently exempt from federal discrimination law in relation to employment and provision of education in accordance with their beliefs. Similar exemptions exist in state discrimination laws.


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