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Religious bodies

    (1)     Nothing in Part 4 applies to—

        (a)     the ordination or appointment of priests, ministers of religion or members of a religious order; or

        (b)     the training or education of people seeking ordination or appointment as priests, ministers of religion or members of a religious order; or

        (c)     the selection or appointment of people to perform functions in relation to, or otherwise participate in, any religious observance or practice.

S. 82(2) amended by Nos 26/2011 s. 18(1), 56/2021 ss 5(1)(2), 11.

    (2)     Nothing in Part 4 applies to anything done (except in relation to employment or the provision of government funded goods or services) on the basis of a person's religious belief or activity, sex, sexual orientation, lawful sexual activity, marital status, parental status or gender identity by a religious body that     is reasonable and proportionate in the circumstances, and—

S. 82(2)(a) amended by No. 56/2021 s. 5(3).

        (a)     conforms with the doctrines, beliefs or principles of the religious body's religion; or

S. 82(2)(b) amended by No. 56/2021 s. 5(3).

        (b)     is reasonably necessary to avoid injury to the religious sensitivities of adherents of the religious body's religion.

S. 82(3) repealed by No. 26/2011 s. 18(2), new s. 82(3) inserted by No. 56/2021 s. 5(4).

    (3)     Subsection (2) of this section has effect subject to sections 83 and 83A.

S. 82(4) repealed by No. 26/2011 s. 18(2).

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S. 82A inserted by No. 56/2021 s. 6.

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