Despite promising before the Wentworth by-election that removing discrimination in schools was an urgent priority, the Morrison government has teamed up with Centre Alliance to ensure discrimination against LGBTQ+ students, teachers and staff in schools remains, say Greens.
“We saw an outrageous display from the Morrison government teaming up with Centre Alliance to push the discrimination-free schools bill off the agenda today. This means the parliament won’t deal with discrimination in schools until next year,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson.
“Before the Wentworth by-election the Prime Minister promised he would remove discrimination from schools as a matter of urgency. This is yet another lie from the Prime Minister.”
“The dirty tricks displayed today demonstrate a desperate Scott Morrison’s willingness to play games with the lives of LGBTQ+ people."
“Schools should be discrimination-free for all LGBTQ+ people - that means students, teachers and staff.”
“The Greens were ready to act today to remove discrimination against teachers as well as students, as is supported by three quarters of the Australian population. It is so disappointing that political games and dirty tricks have delayed this long overdue reform.”