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

Elisabeth Stanger
Lisa
Geoffrey Pearce
Celeste de Vis
Deanna Dunham
Kelly P
Joanna John
Regan Sharp
Colm Galvin
Ashley Glover
Antony McManus
Sherri Hilario
Kate Smith
Christian Komzak
Alan Saunders
Karlis Umbris
Meng Chey
Robert Wise
Kimberley Lloyd
Simon Hunt
Caroline Rowland
julie Warren
Bethany Jolley
Kate Ellis
David Chadwick
Kai Stanford
Alexander Lau
Anna M
Mandy Crocker
Roy Bishop
7,254 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Elisabeth Stanger
    signed 2018-10-10 10:09:23 +1100
  • Lisa
    signed 2018-10-10 10:09:14 +1100
  • Geoffrey Pearce
    signed 2018-10-10 10:08:46 +1100
  • Celeste de Vis
    signed 2018-10-10 10:08:07 +1100
  • Deanna Dunham
    signed 2018-10-10 10:08:05 +1100
  • Kelly P
    signed 2018-10-10 10:08:01 +1100
  • Joanna John
    signed 2018-10-10 10:07:40 +1100
  • Regan Sharp
    signed 2018-10-10 10:07:19 +1100
  • Colm Galvin
    signed 2018-10-10 10:07:05 +1100
  • Ashley Glover
    signed 2018-10-10 10:06:10 +1100
  • Antony McManus
    signed 2018-10-10 10:06:05 +1100
  • Sherri Hilario
    signed 2018-10-10 10:05:43 +1100
  • Kate Smith
    signed 2018-10-10 10:04:40 +1100
  • Christian Komzak
    signed 2018-10-10 10:03:43 +1100
  • Alan Saunders
    signed 2018-10-10 10:03:40 +1100
  • Karlis Umbris
    signed 2018-10-10 10:02:30 +1100
  • Meng Chey
    signed 2018-10-10 10:02:15 +1100
  • Robert Wise
    signed 2018-10-10 10:01:14 +1100
  • Kimberley Lloyd
    signed 2018-10-10 10:00:57 +1100
  • Simon Hunt
    signed 2018-10-10 10:00:37 +1100
  • Caroline Rowland
    signed 2018-10-10 10:00:19 +1100
  • julie Warren
    signed 2018-10-10 09:59:37 +1100
  • Bethany Jolley
    signed 2018-10-10 09:59:21 +1100
  • Kate Ellis
    signed 2018-10-10 09:59:02 +1100
  • David Chadwick
    signed 2018-10-10 09:58:12 +1100
  • Kai Stanford
    signed 2018-10-10 09:58:03 +1100
  • Alexander Lau
    signed 2018-10-10 09:57:58 +1100
  • Anna M
    signed 2018-10-10 09:57:15 +1100
  • Mandy Crocker
    signed 2018-10-10 09:57:12 +1100
  • Roy Bishop
    signed 2018-10-10 09:56:58 +1100

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