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

Kate Ambler
Carok Corbey
Natalie Martin-Booker
Karyn Bosomworth
Lym Harris
Erin King
Sam Alsop
Belinda Saunders
Yvonne Cooper
Abbie Wj
Bronwyn Stefani
Meagan Forbes
Matthew Carey
Corin Sprod
Sophie Goodrick
Misty Farquhar
Erwin Lagura
Connor
Lara Louw
Craig Rossiter
Linda Keogh
Alanah Ferguson
Dee Bellen
Nav Jayasekera
Katherine Howell
Cyndal Nelson
Rachael Davern
Shauna Kelly
Kaylee Pruss
Angela Briant
7,258 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Kate Ambler
    signed 2018-10-12 10:58:56 +1100
  • Carok Corbey
    signed 2018-10-12 10:57:17 +1100
  • Natalie Martin-Booker
    signed 2018-10-12 10:57:16 +1100
  • Karyn Bosomworth
    signed 2018-10-12 10:56:47 +1100
  • Lym Harris
    signed 2018-10-12 10:56:14 +1100
  • Erin King
    signed 2018-10-12 10:55:09 +1100
  • Sam Alsop
    signed 2018-10-12 10:54:51 +1100
  • Belinda Saunders
    signed 2018-10-12 10:54:49 +1100
  • Yvonne Cooper
    signed 2018-10-12 10:53:21 +1100
  • Abbie Wj
    signed 2018-10-12 10:50:08 +1100
  • Bronwyn Stefani
    signed 2018-10-12 10:46:53 +1100
  • Meagan Forbes
    signed 2018-10-12 10:45:01 +1100
  • Matthew Carey
    signed 2018-10-12 10:44:11 +1100
  • Corin Sprod
    signed 2018-10-12 10:39:27 +1100
  • Sophie Goodrick
    signed 2018-10-12 10:38:50 +1100
  • Misty Farquhar
    signed 2018-10-12 10:36:53 +1100
  • Erwin Lagura
    signed 2018-10-12 10:36:42 +1100
  • Connor
    signed 2018-10-12 10:35:03 +1100
  • Lara Louw
    signed 2018-10-12 10:33:24 +1100
  • Craig Rossiter
    signed 2018-10-12 10:31:27 +1100
  • Linda Keogh
    signed 2018-10-12 10:31:01 +1100
  • Alanah Ferguson
    signed 2018-10-12 10:30:24 +1100
  • Dee Bellen
    signed 2018-10-12 10:29:02 +1100
  • Nav Jayasekera
    signed 2018-10-12 10:27:01 +1100
  • Katherine Howell
    signed 2018-10-12 10:25:41 +1100
  • Cyndal Nelson
    signed 2018-10-12 10:24:07 +1100
  • Rachael Davern
    signed 2018-10-12 10:22:58 +1100
  • Shauna Kelly
    signed 2018-10-12 10:22:00 +1100
  • Kaylee Pruss
    signed 2018-10-12 10:19:21 +1100
  • Angela Briant
    signed 2018-10-12 10:19:10 +1100

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