Media Release

Is this the end of merit-based employment?

The Victorian Labor government’s draft gender equality bill to equalise employment in its departments will be the end of merit-based employment, said the Australian Christian Lobby. 

“What we are seeing in Victoria is straight out of the Marxist playbook – people being employed not on their ability, merit or competency but instead on gender,” said Dan Flynn, ACL’s state director. 

“The Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins believes that Victoria needs laws to proactively progress gender equality by enshrining targets, action plans and reporting into law. Rather than hiring staff based on their ability, this bill will force departments to fill jobs based on quotas.” 

“I’m concerned that this bill will mean the end of competency in the workplace, in favour of identity politics,” commented Mr Flynn. 

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