A joint submission with Adventist Schools Australia was lodged last Friday to the South Australian Attorney-General's Department.
The submission pointed out the significant flaws and shortcomings in the Government's proposed Equal Opportunity (Religious Bodies) Amendment Bill 2020. It recommended that the Government -
- Abandon the Equal Opportunity (Religious Bodies) Amendment Bill 2020 (SA);
- Direct the Equal Opportunity Commission to provide more education on the essential nature of the balancing provisions within the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA) and the importance of religious freedom; and
- Focus on the preparation of amendments to the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA) that would introduce protections for religious freedom as recommended by the Expert Panel Report.
A copy of the submission can be downloaded from the link below -
Submission to SA Consultation on EO Act Amendments 2020