EDUCATION Minister Nick McKim won't be supporting a law change that will give Catholic schools the power to preference students of that faith ahead of others.
The Examiner revealed today that the Greens Party was concerned about the state government's proposed changes to the Anti-Discrimination Act.
Mr McKim stressed today that his position on the issue would in no way affect funding decisions for non-government schools, now or in the future.
``My consideration of the anti-discrimination amendments in no way diminishes my appreciation of the important role non-government schools play in Tasmania's education sector.''
All three political parties have different positions on the issue with the Opposition seeking to expand the exemption to a general one. Debate will occur on the Bill later this week.
Meanwhile, in other news from Parliament:
* The Labor and Greens parties appear to have reached a consensus on reform of the state's energy market, with legislation tabled in the house today along with Treasury's analysis of the Greens policy.
* The Greens have called for an administrator to take over the state RSPCA. Deputy Premier Bryan Green says that's not possible but he has expressed concern to the national body about the use of taxpayer money provided to the state chapter. The Opposition wants the matter referred to Parliament's public accounts committee.
* The Greens have flagged their intention to have Parliament appoint a forensic auditor of Forestry Tasmania to examine its finances since 1996.