Scott Morrison’s bill does not remove discrimination against LGBTQ+ kids, it opens the door to even more discrimination, say the Australian Greens.
“This bill is a Trojan horse that will expand discrimination against LGBTQ+ students, not remove it,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson.
“This bill allows schools to bully, exclude or even refuse to teach LGBTQ+ students. It is unacceptable.”
“Discrimination against LGBTIQ+ young people is dangerous. We know that LGBTIQ+ young people experience far worse mental health than their peers, and it’s often because of discrimination.”
“Discrimination has no place in schools. Full stop. No ifs. No buts.”
“The Prime Minister is out of touch with Australians, three quarters of whom want our schools to be discrimination-free zones.”
“It’s a complete backflip from the Prime Minister who promised in October to remove discrimination in schools. Now he is entrenching and expanding it."