IEU Speaks: How faith-based schools can prosper without discriminating

Report into special discrimination privileges for schools long overdue

Federal government must not delay election commitment

All workers, including every IEU member, is entitled to work free from discrimination.

Our community expects that employers can’t lawfully discriminate due to an employee’s sex, sexual orientation, marital status or pregnancy. Yet special privileges for faith-based schools continues to allow treatment that would be prohibited in all other areas of society. 

The Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) recommendations to the federal government to reform such employer exemptions is an essential step to modernise these antiquated laws.

While the IEU is working through all details of the extensive ALRC report and the federal government’s response, it appears the proposals would broadly meet the government’s longstanding election commitment to protect both students and school staff from discrimination.

Read the full IEU Speaks below or on the website.