John Howard calls for religious schools to have anti-discrimination exemption

John Howard calls for religious schools to have anti-discrimination exemption

The Guardian

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Former Australian prime minister reignites religious freedom debate and calls for ‘people in authority’ to oppose ‘woke culture’

The former Australian prime minister John Howard has reignited the religious freedom debate, arguing schools should be able to hire teachers based on whether they accept the beliefs the school is based on in the same way political parties favour staff who believe in a party’s ideals.

In a presentation to Christian organisation Family Voice Australia on Tuesday evening, Howard also called for “people in authority” to more actively oppose “woke culture” that is trying to “alter society” in Australia.

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