Two Sydney Jewish day schools against sexual discrimination

November 26, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Two of Sydney’s Jewish day schools have made their position clear as to having no discrimination against staff or students due to personal sexual preferences.

This follows statements from Melbourne schools following submissions to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s enquiry into allowing faith-based educational institutions to discriminate on the basis of gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected attributes.

Joining Mount Scopus, the King David School and Bialik College, Sydney’s Mount Sinai College and Emanuel School have made statements of their position.

Mount Sinai College principal Phil Roberts told J-Wire: “Mount Sinai College does not discriminate against a staff member or potential staff member on any grounds. What matters most is to find the best calibre person for the job. In relation to the broader debate, we believe it is incongruous to say a school does not discriminate whilst at the same time supporting legislation that discriminates”.

Andrew Watt is the principal of the Emanuel School added:  “Our position as a pluralistic and egalitarian Jewish Community School remains clear – we do not tolerate discrimination in any form and this has been evident in our recruitment and enrolment practices over many years.”

J-Wire requested a statement from Moriah College and  Masada College.


One Response to “Two Sydney Jewish day schools against sexual discrimination”
  1. Michael Barnett says:

    Submissions to this Senate inquiry are now closed. Did these two schools make formal submissions to the inquiry prior to the closure of submissions?

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