Landmark Case over Schoolboy's Turban

February 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Brisbane Times

A Sikh family is fighting a landmark case after a school refused to enrol their son allegedly because his turban breached the school's uniform rules.

The family, who cannot be named because of a suppression order, lodged a claim with the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland in February last year saying the Brisbane private school Ormiston College had refused to admit the 12-year-old boy.

College headmaster Brett Webster said all families wanting to enrol their children at the school were aware they had to follow a strict uniform policy.