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Public Christianity
  1. Equal Opportunity – inherent requirements test
  2. Equal Opportunity – VHREOC own-motion powers
  3. Religious vilification
  4. Role for the Church
   


Public Christianity

1. Equal Opportunity – inherent requirements test

Of the inherent requirements test in the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, chief executive of the Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Helen Szoke said, "Religious schools or religious charities ... will have to show how belonging to a particular religion is relevant to the job they are trying to fill". Will your Party support the removal of the inherent requirements test from the EO Act, which creates uncertainty for faith-based schools and service-providers?

Liberal Party of Victoria [View responses to all questions from the Liberal Party of Victoria]


Rise Up Australia Party
Rise Up Australia Party [View responses to all questions from the Rise Up Australia Party]


Australian Labor Party of Victoria [View responses to all questions from the Australian Labor Party of Victoria]


Family First
Family First [View responses to all questions from the Family First]


Australian Christians
Australian Christians [View responses to all questions from the Australian Christians]
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2. Equal Opportunity – VHREOC own-motion powers

The Equal Opportunity Act 2010 grants the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission unprecedented and wide-ranging powers to initiate an investigation into any matter relating to the operation of the Act without receiving a prior complaint. Does your Party support the removal of this extraordinary prerogative from the VHREOC?

Liberal Party of Victoria [View responses to all questions from the Liberal Party of Victoria]


Rise Up Australia Party
Rise Up Australia Party [View responses to all questions from the Rise Up Australia Party]


Australian Labor Party of Victoria [View responses to all questions from the Australian Labor Party of Victoria]


Family First
Family First [View responses to all questions from the Family First]


Australian Christians
Australian Christians [View responses to all questions from the Australian Christians]
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3. Religious vilification

The Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 had as its stated objective the promotion of racial and religious tolerance. However the Acts' civil provisions remain contentious, as evidenced by the notorious 'two Dannies case'. Will you commit to a review of the RRTA to re-examine the need for the civil provisions which encourage individuals to take legal action against people of other faiths?

Liberal Party of Victoria [View responses to all questions from the Liberal Party of Victoria]


Rise Up Australia Party
Rise Up Australia Party [View responses to all questions from the Rise Up Australia Party]


Australian Labor Party of Victoria [View responses to all questions from the Australian Labor Party of Victoria]


Family First
Family First [View responses to all questions from the Family First]


Australian Christians
Australian Christians [View responses to all questions from the Australian Christians]
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4. Role for the Church

Christian charities and churches play an important public role in Victoria in the provision of services in the areas of education, welfare and health. What has your Party done to foster good relationships with religious communities, and how does it plan to work with them during the life of the next parliament?

Liberal Party of Victoria [View responses to all questions from the Liberal Party of Victoria]


Rise Up Australia Party
Rise Up Australia Party [View responses to all questions from the Rise Up Australia Party]


Australian Labor Party of Victoria [View responses to all questions from the Australian Labor Party of Victoria]


Family First
Family First [View responses to all questions from the Family First]


Australian Christians
Australian Christians [View responses to all questions from the Australian Christians]
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