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Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Page: 7918


Senator URQUHART (TasmaniaOpposition Whip in the Senate) (15:38): At the request of Senator Pratt, I move:

(1) That the following matter be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by the second sitting day in February 2019:

Legislative exemptions that allow faith-based educational institutions to discriminate against students, teachers and staff, including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and other attributes covered by the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, with particular reference to proposals for amendments to current legislation, and any related matters.

(2) That, with respect to paragraph (1), the committee present an interim report concerning discrimination against students to the Senate on 26 November 2018.