committee recommends that the government reject recommendations 5
and 7 of the Religious Freedom Review, which permit faith‑based
educational institutions to single out certain groups for discrimination on the
basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or relationship status, in
committee recommends that the government immediately release to the public the
full report and findings of the Religious Freedom Review.
committee recommends the Australian Government amend section 37 and remove
subsection 38(3) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, and amend any other
relevant legislative provisions, to prohibit discrimination against students on
the grounds of the protected attributes in the Act.
committee recommends that further consideration be given to amending the Sex
Discrimination Act 1984, and any other relevant legislation, to prohibit
discrimination by faith‑based educational institutions against teachers
and staff on the grounds of the protected attributes in the Act. In so doing,
consideration should be given to the relevant provisions of the Anti‑Discrimination
Act 1998 (TAS) discussed in this report.
committee recommends that consideration be given to inserting in law a positive
affirmation and protection of religious freedom in Australia that is
appropriately balanced with other rights.
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