Do you support faith-based organisations’ current right to, if they so choose, restrict employment or enrolment to those who share their ethos, just like political parties do?
Labor Party Position: No Labor members have answered the questionnaire.
SA Best Position - The party platform says:
People of religious faith should be able to practice their religion without persecution. This important right carries with it the mutual obligation to respect other faith-based beliefs (and those who do not believe) and not incite violence or discriminatory behaviour, or harass or use coercion tactics.
What needs to be done:
We should look at implementing French laws giving protection to the vulnerable for psychological coercion
There needs to be ongoing multi-faith dialogue to encourage tolerance and respect for the beliefs of others
The Greens Position:
No SA Greens candidate has answered the questionnaire. The Federal Greens policy is to end exemptions for religious groups: See https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/may/17/greens-promise-to-end-religious-exemptions-to-sex-discrimination-act.