We are doing so because a law that singles out gay kids has no place in Australia, and we're doing so with the full support of people of faith, their schools and their communities. Whilst the recommendations of the report have been leaked, we still lack the consideration, the discussion and the logic that the panel put to reaching those recommendations which address those very issues of balance in this area.
If we pass these changes today, it means that the Sex Discrimination Act will be amended once and for all across the nation to ensure that unfair exemptions against students, teachers and indeed contractors in religious schools would no longer exist.
It is another sign that the voters are well in front of their elected representatives. I have had friends and family subjected to this kind of discrimination.
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The numbers of women in parliament remains low, and they are under-represented in senior management positions, especially in the private sector.
There is still much work to be done to ensure that our educational standards reflect our prosperity, our opportunity and the modern economy and flourishing democracy that we enjoy. The exemptions for sport are the same as those of the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act except that the ACT also exempts sporting activities by children who have not yet attained 12 years of age.
The gap in this legislation can be dealt with quickly and effectively, and that's what we will do. It is not unreasonable, as the coalition asks, that we are given appropriate time and space in which to do this. Provision is made for appeal to the Supreme Court in relation to a question of law, by any party to proceedings before the Tribunal.
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I do hope that the Senate passes this legislation and that the government has the good sense to allow it to be debated in the other place so that it can become law. Notwithstanding the fact that it narrows the grounds for discrimination that schools might seek to apply, it does allow religious schools to continue to discriminate against students.
Like other anti-discrimination laws, the SDA says that, in some circumstances, it is not unlawful to discriminate against a person on the basis of their sex in employment or in the delivery of services. Where the Commissioner is of the opinion that conciliation is unlikely, the complainant may require the Commissioner to refer the complaint to the Discrimination Tribunal, or may, in some circumstances, apply to the Tribunal for the complaint to be heard.
The practical impact of the exceptions in the Commission's experience to date has been 'minimal'.