Protect our kids and teachers

20181010_Save_Our_Kids_and_Teachers_Petition_Banner_4.png

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

Rowena Bellingham
Rajika Kuruwita
Wayne Brighton
Brendan Hughes
Di Pearton
Iona Brennan
Steve Edwards
Michael Steel
Savannah Tamata-Brown
Beau Jones
Anu S
Sophie Pocock
Tara Daniel
rayan mouawad
Surf Coast For Equality
Rob Ritchi
Teresa Bourke
Kiley lambert
Tammy Gomersall
Hasret Sanli
Lisa Midelf
Mirjana Durovic
Allannah Law
Brooke McGlashan
Steve Wheatley
Luke McLaughlan
Belunda Harris
Olivia Quick
Leonie Nelson
7,187 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Rowena Bellingham
    signed 2018-10-19 07:50:00 +1100
  • Rajika Kuruwita
    signed 2018-10-19 07:47:38 +1100
  • Wayne Brighton
    signed 2018-10-19 07:46:28 +1100
  • Brendan Hughes
    signed 2018-10-19 07:08:26 +1100
  • Di Pearton
    signed 2018-10-19 06:57:29 +1100
  • Iona Brennan
    signed via 2018-10-19 06:34:06 +1100
  • Steve Edwards
    signed 2018-10-19 06:24:11 +1100
  • Michael Steel
    signed 2018-10-19 06:23:04 +1100
  • Savannah Tamata-Brown
    signed 2018-10-19 03:59:02 +1100
  • Beau Jones
    signed 2018-10-19 03:49:37 +1100
  • Anu S
    signed 2018-10-19 02:51:37 +1100
  • Sophie Pocock
    signed 2018-10-18 23:59:42 +1100
  • Tara Daniel
    signed 2018-10-18 22:38:31 +1100
  • rayan mouawad
    signed 2018-10-18 22:34:14 +1100
  • Surf Coast For Equality
    signed 2018-10-18 22:33:17 +1100
  • Rob Ritchi
    signed 2018-10-18 22:23:45 +1100
  • bourkie
    @tisalsomine tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-18 22:16:16 +1100
    It's time to act. Sign this petition & help protect our kids and teachers from religious discrimination. https://www.equal.org.au/?recruiter_id=95792
  • Teresa Bourke
    signed 2018-10-18 22:15:57 +1100
  • Kiley lambert
    signed 2018-10-18 21:49:29 +1100
  • Tammy Gomersall
    signed 2018-10-18 21:47:07 +1100
  • Hasret Sanli
    signed 2018-10-18 20:54:34 +1100
  • Lisa Midelf
    signed 2018-10-18 20:41:50 +1100
  • Mirjana Durovic
    signed 2018-10-18 20:36:53 +1100
  • Allannah Law
    signed 2018-10-18 19:38:46 +1100
  • Brooke McGlashan
    signed 2018-10-18 19:23:39 +1100
  • Steve Wheatley
    signed 2018-10-18 18:46:30 +1100
  • Luke McLaughlan
    signed 2018-10-18 18:32:51 +1100
  • Belunda Harris
    signed 2018-10-18 18:17:06 +1100
  • Olivia Quick
    signed 2018-10-18 18:14:44 +1100
  • Leonie Nelson
    signed 2018-10-18 18:06:18 +1100

Donate! Pledge Your Support!

connect

get updates