Discrimination by Religious Schools: Views from the Coal Face

34 Pages Posted: 27 May 2011

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Carolyn M. Evans

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Law School

Beth Gaze

Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne; University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Date Written: May 25, 2011

Abstract

There is much debate surrounding the application of exemptions from anti-discrimination legislation for religious schools. This article seeks to discover the views of a wide cross-section of religious schools, and organisations which play a role in administering or guiding those schools, with regard to the current state of anti-discrimination laws in Australia. It presents a number of different views on anti-discrimination laws and examines how these attitudes affect policy and decision-making processes in religious schools. The article contributes to the current debate by demonstrating that there is no single cohesive viewpoint held by the religious schools sector. Rather, the sector is shown to be a highly heterogeneous one.

Keywords: anti-discrimination, reglious schools

JEL Classification: K00, K19, K39

Suggested Citation

Evans, Carolyn M. and Gaze, Beth, Discrimination by Religious Schools: Views from the Coal Face (May 25, 2011). Melbourne Univeristy Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2010; U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 543. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1852907

Carolyn M. Evans (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Law School ( email )

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Beth Gaze

Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne ( email )

University Square
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria 3010
Australia

University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

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