Submission: Draft Equal Opportunity (Religious Bodies) Amendment Bill 2020

In November 2020, the then Liberal government released a draft Bill proposing to make it clear that some essential service providers cannot rely on exceptions for bodies ‘established for religious purposes’ under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

This would mean that it is unlawful for the providers to engage in prohibited discrimination because of their organisation’s religious beliefs or values when providing these services.

SARAA broadly supports the intent of the Bill, but believe the reforms should go further to protect LGBTIQA+ South Australians from discrimination.

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