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

Melisa Coleman
Nicky Lemm
Leo Chan
Linda Nicholas
David Rhodes
Kimberly Olsen
Michael Barnes
Eve Diefenbach
Joanna Watts
Emily Hogg
Simone Ellis
Kevin Macdonald
David Faorlin
Ngaire Worboys
James Adams
Patricia MacKinnon
Rachel McCabe
Eleanor Jackson
Lee O'Mahoney
Annika Stagg
Natasha Lee
Tracee Kepler
Catherine Herman
Skye Harrison
Andrew Aroustian
Sharon Boyle
Talitha Fraser
Samantha Platell
Nathan Farrow
7,188 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Mel Coleman
    @melisa78 tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-18 18:03:43 +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=95770
  • Melisa Coleman
    signed 2018-10-18 18:03:14 +1100
  • Nicky Lemm
    signed 2018-10-18 17:53:23 +1100
  • Leo Chan
    signed 2018-10-18 17:25:43 +1100
  • Linda Nicholas
    signed 2018-10-18 16:56:16 +1100
  • David Rhodes
    signed 2018-10-18 16:41:09 +1100
  • Kimberly Olsen
    signed 2018-10-18 15:56:28 +1100
  • Michael Barnes
    signed 2018-10-18 15:53:24 +1100
  • Eve Diefenbach
    signed 2018-10-18 15:26:03 +1100
  • Joanna Watts
    signed via 2018-10-18 15:01:47 +1100
  • Emily Hogg
    signed 2018-10-18 14:43:39 +1100
  • Simone Ellis
    signed 2018-10-18 14:42:02 +1100
  • Kevin Macdonald
    signed 2018-10-18 14:39:44 +1100
  • David Faorlin
    signed 2018-10-18 14:27:12 +1100
  • Ngaire Worboys
    signed 2018-10-18 14:21:02 +1100
  • James Adams
    signed 2018-10-18 14:00:17 +1100
  • Patricia MacKinnon
    signed 2018-10-18 13:56:30 +1100
  • Rachel McCabe
    signed 2018-10-18 13:26:21 +1100
  • Eleanor Jackson
    signed 2018-10-18 13:07:00 +1100
  • Lee O'Mahoney
    signed 2018-10-18 11:46:38 +1100
  • Annika Stagg
    signed 2018-10-18 10:44:36 +1100
  • Natasha Lee
    signed 2018-10-18 10:33:00 +1100
  • Tracee Kepler
    signed 2018-10-18 10:24:14 +1100
  • Catherine Herman
    signed via 2018-10-18 09:59:03 +1100
  • Skye Harrison
    signed 2018-10-18 09:30:35 +1100
  • Andrew Aroustian
    signed 2018-10-18 07:59:53 +1100
  • Sharon Boyle
    signed 2018-10-18 07:51:09 +1100
  • Talitha Fraser
    signed 2018-10-18 07:46:24 +1100
  • Samantha Platell
    signed 2018-10-18 07:31:05 +1100
  • Nathan Farrow
    signed via 2018-10-18 07:28:18 +1100

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