Discrimination has no place in schools

(By Alex Greenwich, The Sydney Morning Herald) 

School is a vital part of development and should not be a place where children and young people are subject to discrimination, unfair treatment and left exposed to abuse or bullying.

In NSW, the Anti-Discrimination Act makes it unlawful to expel, refuse to enrol, limit access to benefits provided by a school, or subject a student to any other detriment based on certain grounds of discrimination. These grounds are race, sex, transgender, marital or domestic status, disability and homosexuality.

However, on all grounds but race there are exemptions for private schools and other private education institutions, allowing them to discriminate or condone discrimination against students in ways that are unlawful for public schools.

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