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Consistency in application of discrimination exemptions

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Bruce Vaschina
112/11 West Dianne Street

Total Signatures - 304

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 4/12/2018

Closing Date: 18/04/2019

Tabled Date: 30/04/2019

Responded By: Hon Yvette D'Ath MP on 30/05/2019

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House that the right of religiously-based schools to employ teaching staff who hold and demonstrate views in line with the founding principles behind the formation of the school is currently being questioned. However, some jurisdictions are also maintaining the right of political parties to only employ staff who hold to the party's particular political philosophy. Your petitioners believe these two propositions to be fundamentally inconsistent with each other and that the freedom of organisations formed specifically to promote a particular worldview to only employ staff also holding to that particular worldview ought to be maintained.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to affirm the above principle and commit to maintaining it in legal practice.