Government won’t budge on religious exemptions
Star Observer I Author: Alex McKinnon
"Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby co-convener Anna Brown said the broad religious exceptions in the Bill were grossly inappropriate and out of step with contemporary Australian values.
“We are concerned about the level of engagement with the faith based community by the Prime Minister. We would like to see an opportunity for LGBTI groups to talk with the Prime Minister about the practical implications of the broad exceptions available for religious organisations,” Brown said.
“Most Australians would be unaware of the ability of businesses such as Sanitarium to discriminate against employees and customers."