Protect the rights of Christian schools

Eligibility - Queensland residents
Principal Petitioner:
Andrew Iles
PO Box 1201
BUNDABERG QLD 4670
Total Signatures - 9,703
Sponsoring Member: Mr Stephen Bennett MP
Posting Date: 5/10/2022
Closing Date: 4/2/2023
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that the Queensland Human Rights Commission's recent report on the Anti-Discrimination Act is an attack on the rights of parents in Queensland to educate their children in a school that upholds Christian values and beliefs. Recommendation 39 of the report removes the ability of religious schools to exclusively hire staff who profess faith consistent with the school's tenets, beliefs and values. Parents who choose to enrol their children in a Christian school expect all staff within a Christian school to share the beliefs of the school regardless of whether they are the science teacher, the music teacher, et cetera.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to reject Recommendation 39 of the Queensland Human Rights Commission's report on the Anti-Discrimination Act and allow all religious schools in Queensland to continue employing staff who share the beliefs of the school.