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

Nick Lawson
Andrew Fairfoul
Kim Ong
Lillia Marcos
Patricia Ogilvie
Michelle Wood
Allister Hill
Rachel Brown
Shymal Kumar
Lara Bruce
Peter Monk
Michelle Benton
Rebecca Brodie
Nicholas Best
Rodney Ward
Nick Henderson
Andy Meddick
Paloma Scherer
Belinda Goostrey
Tenielle Newbey
Andrew Guillaume
Lee Centra
Ali Carrabott
Franco Peri
Martine Delaney
Charles Spiegel
Lucy Cullen
Tahlia Sense
Liya Shadmand
Jennifer Kean
7,254 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Nick Lawson
    signed 2018-10-10 09:25:21 +1100
  • Andrew Fairfoul
    signed 2018-10-10 09:24:26 +1100
  • Kim Ong
    signed 2018-10-10 09:24:24 +1100
  • Lillia Marcos
    signed 2018-10-10 09:24:05 +1100
  • Patricia Ogilvie
    signed 2018-10-10 09:23:52 +1100
  • Michelle Wood
    signed 2018-10-10 09:23:49 +1100
  • Allister Hill
    signed 2018-10-10 09:23:43 +1100
  • Rachel Brown
    signed 2018-10-10 09:23:33 +1100
  • Shymal Kumar
    signed 2018-10-10 09:23:29 +1100
  • Lara Bruce
    signed 2018-10-10 09:23:27 +1100
  • Peter Monk
    signed 2018-10-10 09:22:47 +1100
  • Michelle Benton
    signed 2018-10-10 09:22:17 +1100
  • Rebecca Brodie
    signed 2018-10-10 09:20:48 +1100
  • Nicholas Best
    signed 2018-10-10 09:19:58 +1100
  • Rodney Ward
    signed 2018-10-10 09:19:18 +1100
  • Nick Henderson
    signed 2018-10-10 09:18:32 +1100
  • Andy Meddick
    signed 2018-10-10 09:18:28 +1100
  • Paloma Scherer
    signed 2018-10-10 09:18:21 +1100
  • Belinda Goostrey
    signed 2018-10-10 09:17:36 +1100
  • Tenielle Newbey
    signed 2018-10-10 09:17:17 +1100
  • Andrew Guillaume
    signed 2018-10-10 09:17:01 +1100
  • Lee Centra
    signed 2018-10-10 09:16:56 +1100
  • Ali Carrabott
    signed 2018-10-10 09:16:35 +1100
  • Franco Peri
    signed 2018-10-10 09:14:06 +1100
  • Martine Delaney
    signed 2018-10-10 09:13:56 +1100
  • Charles Spiegel
    signed 2018-10-10 09:13:48 +1100
  • Lucy Cullen
    signed 2018-10-10 09:13:47 +1100
  • Tahlia Sense
    signed 2018-10-10 09:13:38 +1100
  • Liya Shadmand
    signed 2018-10-10 09:12:41 +1100
  • Jennifer Kean
    signed 2018-10-10 09:12:40 +1100

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