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

Melissa Pinner
Rebecca Berryman
Bruce Baker
Alison Aplin
Raen Fraser
Tracey
Kate Hall
Jac Tomlins
Colin Malzard
Mary Adam
Kristine Johnson
Anna-Karina Hermkens
Andrew Burton
Lisa Sultana
Andrew Strack
Elaine Folan
Viktoria Szemes
Samantha Barker
Rob Pittman
Valentina Olivares
Hannah Morrison
Karen Angel
Simon Gooch
Dani Wright Toussaint
Gregory Storer
Alan Gordon
Isabelle Bartkowiak
Jillian Rotondo
Chrys Black
Diane Drysdale
7,254 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Melissa Pinner
    signed 2018-10-10 10:20:38 +1100
  • Rebecca Berryman
    signed 2018-10-10 10:20:02 +1100
  • Bruce Baker
    signed 2018-10-10 10:19:40 +1100
  • Alison Aplin
    signed 2018-10-10 10:19:08 +1100
  • Raen Fraser
    signed 2018-10-10 10:18:55 +1100
  • Tracey
    signed 2018-10-10 10:18:41 +1100
  • Kate Hall
    signed 2018-10-10 10:18:26 +1100
  • Jac Tomlins
    signed 2018-10-10 10:18:26 +1100
  • Colin Malzard
    signed 2018-10-10 10:17:10 +1100
  • Mary Adam
    signed 2018-10-10 10:17:07 +1100
  • Kristine Johnson
    signed 2018-10-10 10:16:56 +1100
  • Anna-Karina Hermkens
    signed 2018-10-10 10:16:49 +1100
  • Andrew Burton
    signed 2018-10-10 10:16:34 +1100
  • Lisa Sultana
    signed 2018-10-10 10:16:02 +1100
  • Andrew Strack
    signed 2018-10-10 10:14:09 +1100
  • Elaine Folan
    signed 2018-10-10 10:13:40 +1100
  • Viktoria Szemes
    signed 2018-10-10 10:13:34 +1100
  • Samantha Barker
    signed 2018-10-10 10:13:20 +1100
  • Rob Pittman
    signed 2018-10-10 10:13:09 +1100
  • Valentina Olivares
    signed 2018-10-10 10:13:05 +1100
  • Hannah Morrison
    signed 2018-10-10 10:13:03 +1100
  • Karen Angel
    signed 2018-10-10 10:13:03 +1100
  • Simon Gooch
    signed 2018-10-10 10:12:03 +1100
  • Dani Wright Toussaint
    signed 2018-10-10 10:11:51 +1100
  • Gregory Storer
    signed 2018-10-10 10:11:43 +1100
  • Alan Gordon
    signed 2018-10-10 10:11:42 +1100
  • Isabelle Bartkowiak
    signed 2018-10-10 10:11:35 +1100
  • Jillian Rotondo
    signed 2018-10-10 10:11:32 +1100
  • Chrys Black
    signed 2018-10-10 10:11:00 +1100
  • Diane Drysdale
    signed 2018-10-10 10:10:37 +1100

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