Atheist bus-advert rejection to be conciliated

The Office of the Anti-discrimination Commissioner has determined that Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd has a case to answer. A compulsory conciliation conference between the Atheist Foundation of Australia and Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd will take place on 4 August 09.

The initial excuse given by Metro Tasmania was they had changed their policy. Metro Tasmania has now amended that excuse.

Without the insistence of the Atheist Foundation of Australia in sighting the alleged changes to policy, the false Metro assertion that the policy had changed may have gone unnoticed.

President of the Atheist Foundation of Australia, David Nicholls said; “This disclosure came as quite a surprise as we were more interested in the fact that Metro Tasmania bus advertising space had previously contained religious oriented signs on a number of occasions. Even on this, Metro Tasmania has not made any admissions. I am very disappointed with their attitude. Getting to the truth has been akin to pulling teeth.

“I would ask anyone who has knowledge of faith based posters on Metro Tasmania buses in the past to contact our lawyer, James Crotty.”

Contact details:

James Crotty
Phone: (03) 6223 8666
E-Mail: [email protected]

David Nicholls
Atheist Foundation of Australia Inc

Phone: (08) 8835 2269
E-Mail: [email protected]