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written warning

A lot of urban myth surrounds the topic of written warnings. Miles Heffernan says workplace gossip elevate the supposed ‘three written warnings rule’ to the status of Employment Gospel. ‘But it’s BS. The three written warnings law does not exist.” Have you received a written warning? If so, take it seriously. I get that for …

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The Victorian government plans to ban religious schools from sacking or refusing to hire staff based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Victoria’s Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes said the planned reforms will close a “hurtful gap” in the state’s current anti-discrimination laws. The laws currently allow religious organisations and schools to sack or refuse to …

steph lentz teacher nsw religious freedom christian school

A teacher at a Christian school who came out as gay and was sacked has spoken out as the government prepares a new draft of the controversial Religious Discrimination Bill. Steph Lentz said she began teaching at Covenant Christian School in the Sydney suburb of Belrose in 2017. She said it was her first job out …

gender testing ioc real women

Gender testing began because the International Olympic Committee refused to believe ‘real’ women could or should participate in traditionally male track events. The all-male IOC insisted the fairer sex’s fragility made events like the 800m impossible for the delicate female constitution. However, 20th-century testing failed to identify male imposters. Instead, it evolved to exclude women …

wages rip off

Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University found a widespread sexuality-based wage rip off across Europe, North America and Australia. Gay men earn on average 6.8% less than straight men while bi men receive 10.3% less and bi women 5.1%. However, lesbians earn on average 7.1% more than their straight counterparts. The researchers conducted meta-analysis of 24 …

australian christian lobby venues western australia

The Australian Christian Lobby has threatened to sue after they were barred from holding a Western Australian event at a publicly-owned Albany venue. The Perth Theatre Trust, a government agency, operates several publicly-owned theatre venues across the state. Last month, the Trust reportedly barred the ACL from hiring the Albany Entertainment Centre or the Perth …

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The federal government has voted down a Senate motion from the Greens calling for LGBTIQ consultation on the religious discrimination bill. Greens Senator Janet Rice put the motion forward in the Senate on Tuesday. It took aim at the Coalition MPs who recently voted in support of a failed One Nation motion condemning medical care …

two very annoying asians balley venue froth on brunswick

A Fortitude Valley venue went viral for all the wrong reasons yesterday following a social media post from a co-owner. Shay Hayston, from Froth on Brunswick in Fortitude Valley’s California Lane, earlier posted a cafe docket titled ‘Two very annoying Asians’. He also added a caption to the docket. “OMG, I love my staff.” Social …

joel wilkinson gold coast suns

Miles Heffernan says the recent apology from the AFL and Gold Coast Suns to former player Joel Wilkinson illustrates that racial discrimination remains a workplace issue.  Wilkinson previously filed a complaint in the Human Rights Commission over racism. His complaint arose from a 2013 Wacky Wednesday event when two of Wilkinson’s teammates dressed in blackface. …

Tasmania Ben Jago discrimination case

Gay Tasmanian man Ben Jago, who was wrongly denied next-of-kin status by the Coroner after the death of his same-sex partner, has lost a Tasmanian Supreme Court case. Ben Jago’s partner of five years, Nathan Lunson, died by suicide in January 2015. After his partner’s death, police and the state’s Coroner failed to recognise Jago …

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