Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Breastfeeding row goes to the topJanuary 28, 2003

"VICTORIAN Attorney-General Rob Hulls has issued a please explain to the Melbourne Racing Club over an alleged ban on breastfeeding at committee room functions.
Mr Hulls today said racing clubs were able to make their own rules regarding admittance to the course, but such rules could not be used to get around equal opportunity laws.

"The Melbourne Racing Club is on Crown land and the Melbourne Racing Club needs to understand that we have laws in this state that make it quite clear that you cannot discriminate against a person on the basis of breastfeeding."

Mr Hulls' comments follow a dispute between the Mayor of the City of Glen Eira, Peter Goudge, and the club, after his wife was told she was not allowed to breastfeed their 12-week-old son at a committee room function yesterday." [Hmmm, the mayor's wife. Good for her for making a stink. - JC]

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