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

Lizzie Davies
Tony Perrin
David Pryce
Angie Beckhaus
Katy Andrews
Anna Pham
Jaye Donnelly
Harlan Ogle
Belinda Piffero
Jacqueline Thompson Bennetts
David Laws
Nina Philosoph
John Grey
Patsy Yeoh
Sharna Fielding
Lou Bellizzi
Caitlin Corrigan
Graham Neilsen
Matthew Kelly
Marnie McKew
Gail Kenny
Alex Henderson
Ann McCuaig
Amy van’t Hof
Larni Severn
Debra McGlinchie
Paul Nodari-Stewart
Daniel Lim
Keshia Leggett
Amanda Thompson
7,185 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Lizzie Davies
    signed 2018-10-12 09:56:25 +1100
  • Tony Perrin
    signed 2018-10-12 09:52:47 +1100
  • David Pryce
    signed 2018-10-12 08:03:50 +1100
  • Angie Beckhaus
    signed 2018-10-12 08:01:50 +1100
  • Katy Andrews
    signed 2018-10-12 07:57:09 +1100
  • Anna Pham
    signed 2018-10-12 07:55:43 +1100
  • Jaye Donnelly
    signed 2018-10-12 07:52:56 +1100
  • Harlan Ogle
    signed 2018-10-12 07:52:09 +1100
  • Belinda Piffero
    signed 2018-10-12 07:51:42 +1100
  • Jacqueline Thompson Bennetts
    signed 2018-10-12 07:50:42 +1100
  • David Laws
    signed 2018-10-12 07:50:30 +1100
  • Nina Philosoph
    signed 2018-10-12 07:50:29 +1100
  • John Grey
    signed 2018-10-12 07:48:36 +1100
  • Patsy Yeoh
    signed 2018-10-12 07:46:37 +1100
  • Sharna Fielding
    signed 2018-10-12 07:45:10 +1100
  • Lou Bellizzi
    signed 2018-10-12 07:43:37 +1100
  • Caitlin Corrigan
    signed 2018-10-12 07:40:35 +1100
  • Graham Neilsen
    signed 2018-10-12 07:39:15 +1100
  • Matthew Kelly
    signed 2018-10-12 07:36:52 +1100
  • Marnie McKew
    signed 2018-10-12 07:35:10 +1100
  • Gail Kenny
    signed 2018-10-12 07:34:37 +1100
  • Alex Henderson
    signed 2018-10-12 07:33:45 +1100
  • Ann McCuaig
    signed 2018-10-12 07:31:55 +1100
  • Amy van’t Hof
    signed via 2018-10-12 07:31:50 +1100
  • Larni Severn
    signed 2018-10-12 07:30:58 +1100
  • Debra McGlinchie
    signed 2018-10-12 07:29:48 +1100
  • Paul Nodari-Stewart
    signed 2018-10-12 07:27:18 +1100
  • Daniel Lim
    signed 2018-10-12 07:27:04 +1100
  • Keshia Leggett
    signed via 2018-10-12 07:25:55 +1100
  • Amanda Thompson
    signed 2018-10-12 07:24:45 +1100

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