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

Olivia Porter
Georgina Harrison
Donna Ciccia
Bradley Mammino
Tim Winter
Ross Kubala
Annalouise Sortini
Viv Donohue
Tim Lilley
Grant Avery
Susan Belluzzo
Llewelyn Byrd
Craig de Vos
Michael Faulkner
Matthew Whittingham
Iain Harrison
Barbara Maxtone-Graham
Allan Phillips
Janine Gosbell
chloe watson
John Walker
Luisa Redding
John Gammie
Michael Burge
Josh Fleay
Ann-Marie Nicol-Rann
kay Clarke
Lauren Breen
Emma Clegg
Natasha Yann
7,254 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Olivia Porter
    signed 2018-10-10 09:40:48 +1100
  • Georgina Harrison
    signed 2018-10-10 09:40:37 +1100
  • Donna Ciccia
    signed 2018-10-10 09:40:11 +1100
  • Bradley Mammino
    signed 2018-10-10 09:39:24 +1100
  • Tim Winter
    signed 2018-10-10 09:38:30 +1100
  • Ross Kubala
    signed 2018-10-10 09:38:22 +1100
  • Annalouise Sortini
    signed 2018-10-10 09:38:05 +1100
  • Viv Donohue
    signed 2018-10-10 09:38:02 +1100
  • Tim Lilley
    signed 2018-10-10 09:37:24 +1100
  • Grant Avery
    signed 2018-10-10 09:37:09 +1100
  • Susan Belluzzo
    signed 2018-10-10 09:37:08 +1100
  • Llewelyn Byrd
    signed 2018-10-10 09:36:05 +1100
  • Craig de Vos
    signed 2018-10-10 09:34:44 +1100
  • Michael Faulkner
    signed 2018-10-10 09:33:56 +1100
  • Matthew Whittingham
    signed 2018-10-10 09:33:34 +1100
  • Iain Harrison
    signed 2018-10-10 09:33:23 +1100
  • Barbara Maxtone-Graham
    signed 2018-10-10 09:33:10 +1100
  • Allan Phillips
    signed 2018-10-10 09:32:58 +1100
  • Janine Gosbell
    signed 2018-10-10 09:32:40 +1100
  • chloe watson
    signed 2018-10-10 09:31:55 +1100
  • John Walker
    signed 2018-10-10 09:30:47 +1100
  • Luisa Redding
    signed 2018-10-10 09:30:21 +1100
  • John Gammie
    signed 2018-10-10 09:30:20 +1100
  • Michael Burge
    signed 2018-10-10 09:30:20 +1100
  • Josh Fleay
    signed 2018-10-10 09:29:53 +1100
  • Ann-Marie Nicol-Rann
    signed 2018-10-10 09:29:44 +1100
  • kay Clarke
    signed 2018-10-10 09:28:04 +1100
  • Lauren Breen
    signed 2018-10-10 09:27:43 +1100
  • Emma Clegg
    signed 2018-10-10 09:26:32 +1100
  • Natasha Yann
    signed 2018-10-10 09:26:30 +1100

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