|JOB GUIDELINES DRAFT REVISED|
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission has revised a controversial series of draft guidelines affecting Church organisations and agencies involved in the Job Network scheme.|
The draft guidelines drew criticism from Federal Employment Services Minister Tony Abbott in early September after they were released for public discussion and comment.
Mr Abbott, in a letter to the president of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission, Professor Alice Tay, said the draft guidelines were not fair to religious organisations because it should not be a condition of entering the Job Network that these organisations be required to treat the religious commitment of staff members as a 'mere optional extra'.
A spokesperson for Professor Tay emphasised that the guidelines were released in draft form for comment, and were not a statement of the Commission's policy.
|13 Oct 00|