Deal sought on religion
LABOR leader Bill Shorten has vowed to work with Prime Minister Scott Morrison to ensure no child is turned away from a school because of their sexuality. One of the recommendations from a leaked controversial review into religious freedoms, led by former Liberal Philip Ruddock, is to strengthen the right for schools to reject gay staff and students.
Protection of religious beliefs already exists in almost every state and territory jurisdiction, except NSW and South Australia.
“I don’t think if someone’s at a school that they should be kicked out because they have a different sexuality.” Mr Shorten said the existing laws are “out of date, if in fact they were ever in date”.