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Anti-discrimination Bill Delayed

While common sense has prevailed and the government is now looking to protect gay students against being discriminated in religious schools, the bill still hasn’t been listed for introduction.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison claimed that the discrimination laws need to change to protect students from being discriminated against based on their sexuality.

26 November is the next opportunity for the bill to be introduced, when the House of Representatives next sits.

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Schools should be a safe place

According to AAP, on Wednesday, Christian Porter, a spokesman for the Attorney-General, stated that it was still the government’s intention for the bill to be introduced this week.

According to Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus, the legislation was received by Labor on Wednesday evening.

Telling AAP:

We will scrutinise the government’s proposals thoroughly

We will continue to work constructively with the government. We want to end discrimination against LGBTI+ kids.’

In 2018, schools should be a safe place for all students, no matter their sexuality.

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Alana Sumic

Alana Sumic

Alana Sumic is an editor and writer for The Australian Tribune. She has a Bachelor of Arts from La Trobe University and a Masters in Publishing and Editing from Monash University.

She specialises in national and international politics and current affairs. She’s passionate about delivering the unfiltered stories that matter to you, on all topics.

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