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

David Boyle
Katie Ritchie
Keith Long
Naoimh Healy
Tim Feldhusen
Zoe Velissaris
Muriel White
Michael Atkinson
Teagan Smith
joseph saleh
Stephanie Wilson
Sam Lewer
Chad Barnier
Lil Dostine
Melissa Borel
Michelle Turk
Dayna Tinline
Jenny Boundy
Elissa Blair
Phil Ryan
Meredith Baillie
Peter Macleod-miller
Sonia Guzzardi
Jessica McCosh
Eliza Carlin
Catherine Williams
Danika Godfrey-Potter
Laura Mathison
Joanne Adams
Anna Talbot
7,254 signatures

Will you sign?

  • David Boyle
    signed 2018-10-17 14:34:45 +1100
  • Katie Ritchie
    signed 2018-10-17 14:22:42 +1100
  • Keith Long
    signed 2018-10-17 14:02:06 +1100
  • Naoimh Healy
    signed 2018-10-17 13:50:15 +1100
  • Tim Feldhusen
    signed 2018-10-17 13:47:39 +1100
  • Zoe Velissaris
    signed 2018-10-17 13:38:21 +1100
  • Muriel White
    signed 2018-10-17 13:37:05 +1100
  • Michael Atkinson
    signed 2018-10-17 13:26:15 +1100
  • Teagan Smith
    signed 2018-10-17 13:23:49 +1100
  • joseph saleh
    signed 2018-10-17 13:23:23 +1100
  • Stephanie Wilson
    signed 2018-10-17 13:16:28 +1100
  • Sam Lewer
    signed 2018-10-17 13:07:36 +1100
  • Chad Barnier
    signed 2018-10-17 13:06:34 +1100
  • Lil Dostine
    signed 2018-10-17 13:05:09 +1100
  • Melissa Borel
    signed 2018-10-17 13:04:44 +1100
  • Michelle Turk
    signed 2018-10-17 12:42:26 +1100
  • Dayna Tinline
    signed 2018-10-17 12:27:27 +1100
  • Jenny Boundy
    signed 2018-10-17 12:21:39 +1100
  • Elissa Blair
    signed 2018-10-17 12:16:16 +1100
  • Phil Ryan
    signed 2018-10-17 12:08:31 +1100
  • Meredith Baillie
    signed 2018-10-17 12:04:36 +1100
  • Peter Macleod-miller
    signed 2018-10-17 11:44:12 +1100
  • Sonia Guzzardi
    signed 2018-10-17 11:42:58 +1100
  • Jessica McCosh
    signed 2018-10-17 11:41:08 +1100
  • Eliza Carlin
    signed 2018-10-17 11:22:21 +1100
  • Catherine Williams
    signed 2018-10-17 11:03:16 +1100
  • Danika Godfrey-Potter
    signed 2018-10-17 10:58:02 +1100
  • Laura Mathison
    signed 2018-10-17 10:46:15 +1100
  • Joanne Adams
    signed 2018-10-17 10:26:46 +1100
  • Anna Talbot
    signed 2018-10-17 10:19:30 +1100

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