Our union welcomes the federal government’s review of discrimination exceptions for faith-based schools.
Independent Education Union of Australia Assistant Secretary Brad Hayes said all IEU members have a right to equality and deserve a workplace free from discrimination.
“As part of this long overdue review, IEU members will share heartbreaking stories of discrimination they have endured due to sexual orientation, marital status and pregnancy,” he said.
“Such treatment would be unlawful in any other workplace.
“The special employer exceptions that allow for these situations must end.
“The federal government’s review, to be conducted by the Australian Law Reform Commission, is an essential first step to update these laws and better reflect modern community standards,” he said.