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HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 2004 - SECT 27A

Right to education

    (1)     Every child has the right to have access to free, school education appropriate to his or her needs.

    (2)     Everyone has the right to have access to further education and vocational and continuing training.

    (3)     These rights are limited to the following immediately realisable aspects:

        (a)     everyone is entitled to enjoy these rights without discrimination;

        (b)     to ensure the religious and moral education of a child in conformity with the convictions of the child's parent or guardian, the parent or guardian may choose schooling for the child (other than schooling provided by the government) that conforms to the minimum educational standards required under law.



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