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Old 30th October 2015, 03:52 PM
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Hi, I know chabge. org can get a bit spammy but this seemed worthwhile to me and I thought it may to some of my fellow heathens here.
https://www.change.org/p/peter-collier-colin-barnett-ban-schools-rejecting-kids-based-on-homophobia/sign?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_ campaign=427842&alert_id=aGjHlStcSv_KtLVpWy7Dk2%2B K3z05ZpxUnJvFtcro8C%2BYIEgt%2BI9ajBIcOrcaZpRVqc6fr yqKX8P
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Old 1st November 2015, 09:21 AM
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Hey guys, don't just drop links please. Include some info to show its interesting to follow the link.

In this case its discussing not allowing exemption from anti-discrimination laws in religious schools with public funding.

I think actually that
a) religious schools should not get public funding
b) religious schools should not get exemption under any circumstances
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Hey guys, don't just drop links please. Include some info to show its interesting to follow the link.

In this case its discussing not allowing exemption from anti-discrimination laws in religious schools with public funding.

I think actually that
a) religious schools should not get public funding
b) religious schools should not get exemption under any circumstances
Politicians regularly attempt to buy votes with "goodies" , often at election time. Although we might need more hospitals or schools or light rail or whatever, they will build a sports complex.
We see the same pork-barreling with religion. But if we merely pick on buying votes just for religion, they will feel discriminated against, and I think they will have a point.

Somehow we have to get pollies on track generally, and use funds for what society really needs and not for "buying" support, be it religious or sporting or whatever.
Quite possibly, such a move might enjoy wider support in the community.
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Old 3rd November 2015, 08:32 AM
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Well,

DanDare pretty much encapsulates my thoughts here, although I would go further and change the word religious to private. Of course I'd be re-categorising religious as private which it is if you really think it through.
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I strongly agree. Private schools (and I include all religious schools in that definition) should not be publicly funded at all. Public schools should provide the highest standard of educational excellence that our society can aspire to - and our leaders should be ashamed that this is not the case.
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I strongly agree. Private schools (and I include all religious schools in that definition) should not be publicly funded at all. Public schools should provide the highest standard of educational excellence that our society can aspire to - and our leaders should be ashamed that this is not the case.
Most political leaders [party-hacks] want a skilled population [because productivity], but they desire a thinking population a lot less. [Because if most voters actually thought about who to vote for, rather than just emotionally reacting, most pollies would be voted out of office.
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