Media Release
Monday June 24th 2024
Just.Equal Australia says a “positive right” allowing faith-based schools to discriminate will allow existing state and territory laws protecting LGBTQA+ staff and students from discrimination to be overridden.
Today, saw the launch at Parliament House of a new campaign aimed at the federal government seeking a “positive right” for faith-based schools "to operate in accordance with their beliefs’.
Just.Equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome said,
“A ‘positive right’ would allow existing state and territory protections for LGBTQA+ staff and students to be successfully challenged in the High Court.” 
“States and territories where existing legal protections could be stripped away include Tasmania, the ACT, Victoria, the Northern Territory and Queensland.”
“In states with no protections, like NSW and WA, we have seen how teachers have been sacked because they are LGBTQA+, or students expelled because they have gay parents.”
“This abominable mistreatment would spread to states where protections have been in place for years, in Tasmania’s case for over a quarter of a century.”
Mr Croome said a positive right will also allow discrimination against unmarried partners, single parents and people in minority faiths.
For a copy of this statement on the web, click here
For more information contact Rodney Croome on 0409 010 668.