Ian Thorpe leads last-minute call for faith bill to be scrapped

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated February 8 2022 - 4:43am, first published 3:30am
Swimming champion Ian Thorpe has called on Parliament to torpedo the religious discrimination bill. Picture: Karleen Minney

Equality advocates including gay former swimming champion Ian Thorpe have made a last-minute plea for the government's religious discrimination bill to be scrapped, as they savaged a decision which leaves transgender students vulnerable to expulsion from faith-based schools.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.