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Labor and Liberal vote against equality for students

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Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
10 November 2016

Greens question Labor's equality credibility

Greens equality spokesperson Sam Hibbins says the Government’s credibility on equality is in question after they voted against the Greens Equality for Students bill.

The Greens bill struck out special exemptions from the Equal Opportunity Act granted to faith-based schools and institutions. These exemptions allow schools to legally expel children for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, as well as for their marital status or being pregnant.

“Dan Andrews has said equality is not negotiable but his Government voted with the Liberals to allow discrimination against LGBTI students,” Sam Hibbins said.

"There is a clear link between discrimination and poorer mental health outcomes for LGBTI youth. That's why all LGBTI students need to be protected by law from discrimination"

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Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
10 November 2016
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