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Perth Girl Wins Campaign for all Students to be Able to Wear Shorts

“According to 9 news, an 11-year-old girl has won her campaign for female students to have the right to wear the same the same shorts to school as her male counterparts. The girl wrote a letter to the WA Education Minister, which led to an overhaul which will ensure the state’s government schools now have “non-discriminatory” dress codes for students. Government schools in WA will no longer be able to limit female students to wear dresses, skirts or ‘skorts’.”

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There was also an article on this issue in The Australian (Sept 4):

“A national organisation of parents who want shorts and pants to become standard options in every girls’ school uniform across Australia is on the cusp of a big win, after a battle between a Perth mother and a government school went to the state Equal Opportunity Commission. West Australian Education Minister Sue Ellery has agreed to alter the state’s dress codes for students policy to ensure girls at government schools are not compelled to wear a dress or skirt if they do not want to.”

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