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

River Seccombe Okeefe
Joshua Veitch
Sharyn Faulkner
Kate Farquharson
Georgina Poort
Tash Howson
Michael Nolan
Ivan Hinton-Teoh
Cameron Kelso
7,254 signatures

Will you sign?

  • River Seccombe Okeefe
    signed 2018-10-10 08:28:54 +1100
  • Joshua Veitch
    signed 2018-10-10 08:28:49 +1100
  • Sharyn Faulkner
    signed 2018-10-10 08:27:56 +1100
  • Kate Farquharson
    signed 2018-10-10 08:27:28 +1100
  • Georgina Poort
    signed 2018-10-10 08:25:06 +1100
  • Tash Howson
    signed 2018-10-10 08:23:43 +1100
  • Michael Nolan
    signed 2018-10-10 08:23:10 +1100
  • Ivan Hinton-Teoh
    @IvanHinton tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-10 08:20:08 +1100
    It's time to act. Sign this petition & help protect our kids and teachers from religious discrimination. http://www.equal.org.au/protectourkidsandteachers?recruiter_id=2
  • Ivan Hinton-Teoh
    signed 2018-10-10 08:19:44 +1100
  • Cameron Kelso
    signed 2018-10-10 08:15:59 +1100

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