Australian unions seek limits on religious groups' hiring freedom

Posted August 7, 2018 12:49 pm by Editor

Australian unions seek limits on religious groups' hiring freedom

Sydney, Australia, Aug 7, 2018 / 10:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A group of trade unions in Australia last month passed a motion saying that they will lobby to restrict the right of religious organizations to make hiring decisions based on adherence to Church teaching on sexuality.

Wil Stracke, a member of the Victorian Trades Hall Council which proposed the new motion, said that union members hoped the religious exemptions to discrimination laws would be “narrowed significantly so that they can only apply when it’s an inherent requirement of the job.”

“We recognise there are roles in some places where it’s appropriate, [such

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