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Proposed changes to Equal Opportunity Act leave LGBTI Victorian’s at risk

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Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
31 August 2016

Victorian Greens equality spokesperson Sam Hibbins says the State Government’s changes to the Equal Opportunity Act will still leave thousands of Victorian’s at risk of discrimination because of their sexuality or gender identity.

“The inherent requirements test is weak. It will leave LGBTI employees and job seekers unprotected by law if they are discriminated against,” Sam Hibbins said.

"The Equality Minister says 'equality is not negotiable’ yet he's happy to negotiate away protection for LGBTI people.

"The government is ignoring students at faith based schools who are at risk of exclusion or expulsion because of their sexuality or gender identity.

"I urge the government to support the Victorian Greens ‘Equality for Students’ Bill which will protect students at faith based schools by law from discrimination.


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Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
31 August 2016



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