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

Elaine Challen
B Curran
Ka Chun Tse
Sonia Menon
Finlay Long
Gavin Chadwick
Faye Corin
Andrew Clarke
Deni Carrington-king
Kim Blackley
Kira Carpelan
Kajsa Wallin
Angela Moss
Hannah Maher
Eleanor Durrance
Anna Gravin
Stephen Morris
Sam Edwards
Nicholas Wilsdon
Linda Waters
Cass Purdon
Alyse Veltman
Joshua Finley
Johnny Fifles
Christopher White
Joshua mason
Virginia Mansel Lees
Deirdre O Reilly
Laura Erskine
7,185 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Elaine Challen
    signed 2018-10-17 19:33:19 +1100
  • B Curran
    signed 2018-10-17 19:30:34 +1100
  • Ka Chun Tse
    signed 2018-10-17 19:28:58 +1100
  • Sonia Menon
    signed 2018-10-17 19:21:46 +1100
  • Finlay Long
    signed 2018-10-17 19:05:31 +1100
  • Gavin Chadwick
    signed 2018-10-17 19:00:16 +1100
  • Faye Corin
    signed 2018-10-17 18:58:49 +1100
  • Andrew Clarke
    signed 2018-10-17 18:52:04 +1100
  • Deni Carrington-king
    signed 2018-10-17 18:20:22 +1100
  • Kim Blackley
    signed 2018-10-17 18:08:15 +1100
  • Kira Carpelan
    signed 2018-10-17 18:01:45 +1100
  • Kajsa Wallin
    signed 2018-10-17 18:01:30 +1100
  • Angela Moss
    signed 2018-10-17 17:50:33 +1100
  • Hannah Maher
    signed 2018-10-17 17:31:57 +1100
  • Eleanor Durrance
    signed 2018-10-17 17:31:27 +1100
  • Anna Gravin
    signed 2018-10-17 17:18:20 +1100
  • Stephen Morris
    signed 2018-10-17 17:13:12 +1100
  • Sam Edwards
    signed 2018-10-17 17:07:52 +1100
  • Nicholas Wilsdon
    signed 2018-10-17 17:00:31 +1100
  • Linda Waters
    signed 2018-10-17 16:59:27 +1100
  • Cass Purdon
    signed 2018-10-17 16:23:20 +1100
  • Alyse Veltman
    signed 2018-10-17 16:23:01 +1100
  • Joshua Finley
    signed 2018-10-17 16:22:34 +1100
  • Johnny Fifles
    signed 2018-10-17 16:18:45 +1100
  • Christopher White
    signed 2018-10-17 16:16:43 +1100
  • Joshua mason
    signed 2018-10-17 16:09:29 +1100
  • Virginia Mansel Lees
    @swineviolet tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-17 16:02:36 +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=95553
  • Virginia Mansel Lees
    signed 2018-10-17 16:02:17 +1100
  • Deirdre O Reilly
    signed 2018-10-17 15:56:06 +1100
  • Laura Erskine
    signed 2018-10-17 15:47:50 +1100

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