The union representing more than 17,000 teachers and staff in Queensland’s non-government schools today welcomed confirmation that Citipointe Christian College will withdraw ‘contracts’ which sought to evade their responsibilities under the Anti-Corruption Act. discrimination.
Independent Education Union – Queensland and Northern Territory (IEU-QNT) Branch Secretary Terry Burke said the College was no different than any other education provider in the state and, as such, had to fulfill its responsibilities under Queensland’s anti-discrimination law.
“The withdrawal of ‘contracts’ is fundamental to ensuring that no College student is discriminated against on the basis of gender identity or sexuality,” Burke said.
“If that puts an end to the question of ‘contracts’ and they won’t be reviewed, that’s fine.
“However, if there is an attempt to re-examine the matter, not only will it be a discrimination issue, but which calls into question their responsibility, as a registered school, to ensure that the welfare and the student well-being remain fundamental to any school policy. and practices,” Burke said.
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