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

Tina Marsh
Chloe Michaelides
Barbara Mitula
Linda Urquhart
Diane Bullpitt
Sandra Woods
Magenta Graziano
Alannah Hay
Anna Straker
Michelle HAmer
Judy Lane
Joey Cookman
Rebecca Thomas
Teri Roberts
Claerwen O'Hara
Jo Leighton
Kira Harrington
Melinda Cogley
Lachlan McKenzie
Damian Baines
Jake Darryns
Zane Webster
Jemma Nicholls
Glenda Strong
Marcia Lorenz
Tonia Binsiar
Adrienne Simmons
Mellisha Cook
Dan Burgess
Dani Hahn
7,258 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Tina Marsh
    signed 2018-10-12 10:18:36 +1100
  • Chloe Michaelides
    signed 2018-10-12 10:18:26 +1100
  • Barbara Mitula
    signed 2018-10-12 10:18:02 +1100
  • Linda Urquhart
    signed 2018-10-12 10:17:25 +1100
  • Diane Bullpitt
    signed 2018-10-12 10:17:22 +1100
  • Sandra Woods
    signed 2018-10-12 10:15:47 +1100
  • Magenta Graziano
    signed 2018-10-12 10:15:28 +1100
  • Alannah Hay
    signed 2018-10-12 10:15:19 +1100
  • Anna Straker
    signed 2018-10-12 10:15:00 +1100
  • Michelle HAmer
    signed 2018-10-12 10:14:47 +1100
  • Judy Lane
    signed 2018-10-12 10:13:54 +1100
  • Joey Cookman
    signed 2018-10-12 10:13:47 +1100
  • Rebecca Thomas
    signed 2018-10-12 10:13:34 +1100
  • Teri Roberts
    signed 2018-10-12 10:12:46 +1100
  • Claerwen O'Hara
    signed 2018-10-12 10:12:18 +1100
  • Jo Leighton
    signed 2018-10-12 10:12:03 +1100
  • Kira Harrington
    signed 2018-10-12 10:10:49 +1100
  • Melinda Cogley
    signed 2018-10-12 10:09:43 +1100
  • Lachlan McKenzie
    signed 2018-10-12 10:09:15 +1100
  • Damian Baines
    signed 2018-10-12 10:09:07 +1100
  • Jake Darryns
    signed 2018-10-12 10:08:31 +1100
  • Zane Webster
    signed 2018-10-12 10:07:54 +1100
  • Jemma Nicholls
    signed 2018-10-12 10:07:42 +1100
  • Glenda Strong
    signed 2018-10-12 10:07:21 +1100
  • Marcia Lorenz
    signed 2018-10-12 10:07:09 +1100
  • Tonia Binsiar
    signed 2018-10-12 10:06:49 +1100
  • Adrienne Simmons
    signed 2018-10-12 10:04:06 +1100
  • Mellisha Cook
    signed 2018-10-12 10:03:59 +1100
  • Dan Burgess
    signed 2018-10-12 10:03:36 +1100
  • Dani Hahn
    signed 2018-10-12 10:03:11 +1100

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