Greens to introduce bill to outlaw gender and sexuality discrimination in schools

Greens to introduce bill to outlaw gender and sexuality discrimination in schools10:47

The Greens will introduce an amendment to the Sex Discrimination Act to outlaw gender and sexuality discrimination in schools when parliament returns. Party leader Richard Di Natale told Sky News discrimination ‘has no place in the 21st century’, and says Australia needs to abolish it rather than ‘entrench it’. The legislation aims to ensure religious schools will not have the power to expel students or sack teachers because of their sexuality or their gender identity. The move follows excerpts of the Ruddock religious freedom report being leaked, which contained recommendations that schools be allowed to continue to discriminate against gay and lesbian students and teachers. Image: Kym Smith / News Corp Australia

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