The Liberals’ Zed Seselja has announced plans to legislate a right for shopkeepers to turn away customers they think are students who should be in school.
“Last year, the Lanyon High School Principal tried to stop wagging by asking local shop keepers not to serve students during school hours.
“ACT Labor, together with the Human Rights Commissioner, branded this as discrimination, effectively creating a “right to wag.?
“We should be doing everything we can to ensure students get a proper education, not threatening legal action against shopkeepers who work with school communities to try to dissuade wagging.
“Our amendments to this Bill will not force shop owners to refuse service to students during school hours, but will remove the threat of legal action if they do.