Yesterday the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Victorian Legislative Council, Gordon Rich-Phillips MLC, gave a passionate speech against the Equal Opportunity Amendment (Religious Exceptions) Bill 2016.

“The Government’s got it wrong” said Mr Rich-Phillips in response to ACL Victorian Director Dan Flynn’s question about the balance between the state and religious organisations in the Bill.

“The Bill aims to restrict the right of religious institutions to employ and associate with people of their own faith.”