Friday, July 9, 2010

Christian Brethern and Discrimination, update :: 1

Following from my previous post.

An update on the alleged discrimitation by the Brethren run camp at Phillip Island by the ABC

The Member of 'Way out' have just given evidence::

Under the Equal Opportunity Act, some church groups are allowed to discriminate based on their religious beliefs.
But the Policy Director for the Human Rights Law Resource Centre, Rachel Ball, says all groups should be treated equally.
"The Equal Opportunity Act shouldn't contain permanent exception for a particular groups," she said.
"All groups should be subject to the same process, where if they want to discriminate, they need to justify why they need to discriminate in the case and provide a reasonable explanation for that."

I'm looking forward to reading the Brethren's defence...