Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018

14 February 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN 978-1-76010-899-1

View the report as a single document - (PDF 480KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 27KB)
Recommendations (PDF 81KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 16KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Compatibility with human rights
Scrutiny of Bills Committee
Financial Impact
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Overview of the bill and circulated amendments (PDF 53KB)

Current legal framework
The bill
Circulated amendments to the bill

Chapter 3 - Views on the bill and circulated amendments (PDF 126KB)

The need to remove legislative exemptions that permit discrimination against LGBTIQ+ students
The meaning of 'education' and 'educational institution'
Ability for religious educational institutions to teach in accordance with their beliefs
The 'reasonableness' of rules imposed by religious educational institutions
Discrimination against employees of religious educational institutions
The need for further consideration by the Australian Law Reform Commission
The case for immediate, targeted reform of section 38(3)
Committee view

Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018 - Labor Senators Dissenting Report (PDF 96KB)
Australian Greens Dissenting Report (PDF 77KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions, additional information, answers to questions on notice and tabled documents (PDF 66KB)

Additional information
Answers to questions on notice
Tabled documents

Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 14KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560