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

Keshia Leggett
Amanda Thompson
Emma Brooke
Alyce Veli
Chris Kenrick
Fiona Penfold
Justin Haggarty
Ian Rae
Thomas Bradford
Brendan Adams
Trace Kran
Kate Hansen
Antonia Mocatta
Patricia Inglis
Daniel Van der Pluym
Jessica Payne
Costas Papadopoulos
Danny Peterson
Amy Gaetani
Lucinda Barnett
Alana Foster
Amy Ivey
Jane Spurrs
Adrian Reading
Brittany Read
Lauren Baillie
Carmel Byrne
Tamara Ferrari
Tom Agar
Jamie Wilken
7,187 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Keshia Leggett
    signed via 2018-10-12 07:25:55 +1100
  • Amanda Thompson
    signed 2018-10-12 07:24:45 +1100
  • Emma Brooke
    signed 2018-10-12 07:20:06 +1100
  • Alyce Veli
    signed via 2018-10-12 07:18:45 +1100
  • Chris Kenrick
    signed 2018-10-12 07:18:16 +1100
  • Fiona Penfold
    signed 2018-10-12 07:17:18 +1100
  • Justin Haggarty
    signed 2018-10-12 07:14:01 +1100
  • Ian Rae
    signed 2018-10-12 07:12:25 +1100
  • Thomas Bradford
    signed 2018-10-12 07:12:16 +1100
  • Brendan Adams
    signed 2018-10-12 07:10:59 +1100
  • Trace Kran
    signed 2018-10-12 07:09:52 +1100
  • Kate Hansen
    signed 2018-10-12 07:09:47 +1100
  • Antonia Mocatta
    signed 2018-10-12 07:09:40 +1100
  • Patricia Inglis
    signed 2018-10-12 07:08:46 +1100
  • Daniel Van der Pluym
    signed 2018-10-12 07:07:42 +1100
  • Jessica Payne
    signed 2018-10-12 07:05:51 +1100
  • Costas Papadopoulos
    signed 2018-10-12 07:05:12 +1100
  • Danny Peterson
    signed 2018-10-12 06:59:05 +1100
  • Amy Gaetani
    signed 2018-10-12 06:57:30 +1100
  • Lucinda Barnett
    signed 2018-10-12 06:56:36 +1100
  • Alana Foster
    signed 2018-10-12 06:55:00 +1100
  • Amy Ivey
    signed 2018-10-12 06:50:03 +1100
  • Jane Spurrs
    signed 2018-10-12 06:46:13 +1100
  • Adrian Reading
    signed 2018-10-12 06:45:50 +1100
  • Brittany Read
    signed 2018-10-12 06:45:26 +1100
  • Lauren Baillie
    signed 2018-10-12 06:40:44 +1100
  • Carmel Byrne
    signed 2018-10-12 06:40:07 +1100
  • Tamara Ferrari
    signed 2018-10-12 06:39:18 +1100
  • Tom Agar
    signed 2018-10-12 06:36:40 +1100
  • Jamie Wilken
    signed 2018-10-12 06:25:39 +1100

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