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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ACT 2010 - SECT 82

Religious bodies

    (1)     Nothing in Part 4 applies to—

        (a)     the ordination or appointment of priests, ministers of religion or members of a religious order; or

        (b)     the training or education of people seeking ordination or appointment as priests, ministers of religion or members of a religious order; or

        (c)     the selection or appointment of people to perform functions in relation to, or otherwise participate in, any religious observance or practice.

S. 82(2) amended by No. 26/2011 s. 18(1).

    (2)     Nothing in Part 4 applies to anything done on the basis of a person's religious belief or activity, sex, sexual orientation, lawful sexual activity, marital status, parental status or gender identity by a religious body that—

        (a)     conforms with the doctrines, beliefs or principles of the religion; or

        (b)     is reasonably necessary to avoid injury to the religious sensitivities of adherents of the religion.

S. 82(3)(4) repealed by No. 26/2011 s. 18(2).

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