Protect our kids and teachers

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The long awaited "review into religious freedom" has finally been leaked, four months after being handed to cabinet and almost twelve months after Australia achieved marriage equality.

Fairfax states the report "dismisses the notion religious freedom is in imminent peril" but still proposes amendments to anti-discrimination legislation which specifically targets kids and teachers according to their sexuality or gender identity.

This would actually wind back anti-discrimination laws that have existed in Tasmania for 20 years and reinforce discriminatory exemptions that already exist elsewhere.

Sign our Petition: Protect Our Kids and Teachers

The Ruddock Inquiry has recommended allowing religious schools to discriminate against Australian teachers and students according to their sexuality or gender identity.

We want less discrimination, not more.

We want schools to be safe places for all students and teachers, not breeding grounds for prejudice.

All schools receiving public funding should abide by the same principles of fairness and anti-discrimination as the rest of society.

A recent YouGov poll found 4 out of 5 Australians oppose laws that allow government-funded faith-based schools to expel students or sack teachers because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

In last year's postal survey a majority of Australians voted for equality for their fellow LGBTI Australians.

Please heed that vote by legislating for less discrimination, not more.

Who's signing

Liz Peddie
Tracey O’Connor
Shelley Stansfield
Shea Brudell
PFLAG Tasmania
Victoria Taranto Pellicano
Marissa Carpenter
Sally Norman
Jessica Phelps
Chris Weste
Jane Judd
Jaymz Bright
Daniel Mioni
John Smith
Kate Toyer
Anne Thompson
Clare Mander
Tania Jenkins
Linda Miller
Thomas Cuda
Stewart Mawdsley
Willow Metcalf
Tarina MCNamara
Robyn Wilson
David Pelosi
Coleen MacKinnon
Janet Brown
Kylie Richan
Gary John Lorenz
Megan Moyle
7,254 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Liz Peddie
    signed 2018-10-17 21:56:38 +1100
  • Tracey O’Connor
    signed 2018-10-17 21:55:32 +1100
  • Shelley Stansfield
    signed 2018-10-17 21:53:24 +1100
  • Shea Brudell
    signed 2018-10-17 21:47:50 +1100
  • PFLAG Tasmania
    signed 2018-10-17 21:43:01 +1100
  • Victoria Taranto Pellicano
    signed via 2018-10-17 21:42:31 +1100
  • Marissa Carpenter
    signed 2018-10-17 21:41:40 +1100
  • Sally Norman
    signed 2018-10-17 21:27:21 +1100
  • Jessica Phelps
    signed 2018-10-17 21:23:30 +1100
  • Chris Weste
    signed 2018-10-17 21:19:08 +1100
  • Jane Judd
    signed 2018-10-17 21:17:39 +1100
  • Jaymz Bright
    signed 2018-10-17 21:16:57 +1100
  • Daniel Mioni
    signed 2018-10-17 21:15:12 +1100
  • John Smith
    signed 2018-10-17 21:14:24 +1100
  • Kate Toyer
    signed via 2018-10-17 21:11:21 +1100
  • Anne Thompson
    signed via 2018-10-17 21:06:43 +1100
  • Clare Mander
    signed 2018-10-17 21:04:19 +1100
  • Tania Jenkins
    signed 2018-10-17 20:56:57 +1100
  • Linda Miller
    signed 2018-10-17 20:56:31 +1100
  • Thomas Cuda
    signed via 2018-10-17 20:51:58 +1100
  • Stewart Mawdsley
    signed 2018-10-17 20:49:44 +1100
  • Willow Metcalf
    signed 2018-10-17 20:45:07 +1100
  • Tarina MCNamara
    signed 2018-10-17 20:44:27 +1100
  • Robyn Wilson
    signed 2018-10-17 20:42:03 +1100
  • David Pelosi
    signed 2018-10-17 20:37:08 +1100
  • Coleen MacKinnon
    signed 2018-10-17 20:35:06 +1100
  • Janet Brown
    signed via 2018-10-17 20:33:18 +1100
  • Kylie Richan
    signed 2018-10-17 20:29:36 +1100
  • Gary John Lorenz
    signed 2018-10-17 20:28:37 +1100
  • Megan Moyle
    signed via 2018-10-17 20:28:37 +1100

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