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

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
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
7,254 signatures

Will you sign?

  • 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
  • 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

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