By Lisa Visentin, WA Today

Faith-based schools that want to reserve the right to discriminate against potential teaching hires will have to set out a public statement of their beliefs, under proposed laws that critics say will entrench the power of religious groups to reject people based on their sexuality or gender.

The revised Religious Discrimination Bill gives religious schools a right to positively discriminate in their employment practices and includes a clear statement of intention to override state laws, including those being pursued by the Victorian government to restrict this right.

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