On Monday this week I was invited to appear at the Federal Government Senate Inquiry into the Sexual Discrimination Act. If you would like more detail about my senate submission, please click on this link.
I took the opportunity to appear because I oppose any current Federal legislation which allows religious schools to discriminate against staff or students on the basis of their gender identity or sexual orientation.
I believe that Carey and all schools should provide an environment and culture that is safe, inclusive and welcoming. At Carey we also respect, celebrate and nurture individual, cultural and societal diversity. We embrace the unique qualities and skills of each individual and welcome students and staff from all backgrounds.
As a Christian and leader of a Christian school, I look to the example of Jesus who welcomed all people from all backgrounds. Therefore, we should do the same at Carey and at all schools as we believe it is the right thing to do.
I thank you in anticipation of your understanding and support.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss this.