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The union movement will push for the abolition of religious exemptions to workplace discrimination laws.
Schools, hospitals, aged care facilities and other businesses operated by religious bodies currently have the right to fire or refuse to hire people based on their sexuality or gender identity. Victorian Trades Hall Council assistant secretary Wil Stracke said the exemptions affected up to 200,000 people, and that “LGBTIQA workers are forced into the situation where, for example, taking carers’ leave to look after their sick partner means they risk being sacked” …
The Saturday Paper