Zed Seselja is very excited that Labor and the Greens have joined forces to place discrimination protection over forcing kids to go to school.
“The amendments I introduced to the Discrimination Act would have allowed businesses who choose to their own detriment not to serve students they believe are wagging school,” ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja said.
“But the ACT Labor/Greens coalition tonight effectively legalised students ‘right to wag’ and allowed legal action against shop owners who choose to support their local community’s commitment to stop wagging.
“Our amendments to this Bill wouldn’t have forced shop owners to refuse service to students during school hours, but would have removed the threat of legal action if they do.
“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.
“I’m very disappointed to see the ACT Labor/Greens coalition have once again gone completely against commonsense, undermining school Principals in the process.
But then things became more exciting still in the London Circuit Soviet!
Here’s Zed’s take on events:
In an extraordinarily development, Simon Corbell was tonight ejected by a majority vote of the Assembly for unparliamentarily and disorderly behaviour in defending the right to wag, ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja said today.
“Simon Corbell lost control of his emotions and hurled abuse during the conclusion of the debate on the Canberra Liberals Discrimination Act Amendment Bill,” Mr Seselja said.
“It is incredibly rare for Members to be ejected from the Assembly, much more so for Ministers. This is the first Minister to be ejected from the Assembly this term.
“What makes the ejection even more extraordinary is that he was thrown out while wildly defending the right of students to wag school.