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

Rebecca Hayes
Steven Aquilina
Graeme Stephen
Bianca Anderson
Katrina Garrard
Moira Victory
Julie Taranto
Robin Bristow
Rebecca Taylor
Bruce Stockwell
Glenn Schmidt
Kaitlyn Robertson
desmond o donnell
Bernadette Gillespie
Heather Cooper
Janette Sutton
Vicki Jankowski
Luke Pope
Ruth Parry
Scott Sharrad
Kim Kemmis
David Rogers
Mark DeGaris
Amy Hauser
Nick King
Tiffany Spiers
Haigh Rogers
Hilton Travis
Tanya Lester
Joanne Mitchell
7,254 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Rebecca Hayes
    signed 2018-10-10 09:12:32 +1100
  • Steven Aquilina
    signed 2018-10-10 09:12:22 +1100
  • Graeme Stephen
    signed 2018-10-10 09:12:09 +1100
  • Bianca Anderson
    signed 2018-10-10 09:11:03 +1100
  • Katrina Garrard
    signed 2018-10-10 09:10:54 +1100
  • Moira Victory
    signed 2018-10-10 09:10:44 +1100
  • Julie Taranto
    signed 2018-10-10 09:10:25 +1100
  • Robin Bristow
    signed 2018-10-10 09:09:59 +1100
  • Rebecca Taylor
    signed 2018-10-10 09:09:55 +1100
  • Bruce Stockwell
    signed 2018-10-10 09:09:43 +1100
  • Glenn Schmidt
    signed 2018-10-10 09:09:35 +1100
  • Kaitlyn Robertson
    signed 2018-10-10 09:09:22 +1100
  • desmond o donnell
    signed 2018-10-10 09:09:12 +1100
  • Bernadette Gillespie
    signed 2018-10-10 09:08:03 +1100
  • Heather Cooper
    signed 2018-10-10 09:07:14 +1100
  • Janette Sutton
    signed 2018-10-10 09:07:03 +1100
  • Vicki Jankowski
    signed 2018-10-10 09:06:13 +1100
  • Luke Pope
    signed 2018-10-10 09:06:08 +1100
  • Ruth Parry
    signed 2018-10-10 09:05:28 +1100
  • Scott Sharrad
    signed 2018-10-10 09:05:26 +1100
  • Kim Kemmis
    signed 2018-10-10 09:05:17 +1100
  • David Rogers
    signed 2018-10-10 09:05:14 +1100
  • Mark DeGaris
    signed 2018-10-10 09:05:04 +1100
  • Amy Hauser
    signed 2018-10-10 09:04:59 +1100
  • Nick King
    signed 2018-10-10 09:04:55 +1100
  • Tiffany Spiers
    signed via 2018-10-10 09:04:46 +1100
  • Haigh Rogers
    signed 2018-10-10 09:04:31 +1100
  • Hilton Travis
    signed 2018-10-10 09:04:24 +1100
  • Tanya Lester
    signed 2018-10-10 09:03:35 +1100
  • Joanne Mitchell
    signed 2018-10-10 09:03:25 +1100

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