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

Brooklyn Pyers
Brendan Jones
Sandra Nicolaou
Clare McNamara
Reynold Newman
Cassie Ross
James Sheaves
Sy Woon
Paul Marter
Elska von Hatzfeldt
Gaby Hamilton
Gavin Bourke
Sarah Irving
Robert McNamara
Cyrena Bluck-Madden
Kathryn Manns
Rosie Paull
Jell Vinycomb
Merran Furness
Tirese Ballard
Beck Hastings
Isobel Clark
Jane McNeill
Linda Hunt
Meagan Clark
Marion Ferguson
Barbara Langton
Naomi Fahey
Geoff Harrison
7,254 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Brendan Jones
    @brandybongos tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-18 00:36:47 +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=95703
  • Brooklyn Pyers
    signed 2018-10-18 00:36:27 +1100
  • Brendan Jones
    signed 2018-10-18 00:36:19 +1100
  • Sandra Nicolaou
    signed 2018-10-18 00:13:47 +1100
  • Clare McNamara
    signed 2018-10-18 00:09:17 +1100
  • Reynold Newman
    signed 2018-10-17 23:52:09 +1100
  • Cassie Ross
    signed 2018-10-17 23:47:05 +1100
  • James Sheaves
    signed 2018-10-17 23:45:01 +1100
  • Sy Woon
    signed 2018-10-17 23:38:04 +1100
  • Paul Marter
    signed 2018-10-17 23:34:16 +1100
  • Elska von Hatzfeldt
    signed 2018-10-17 23:14:14 +1100
  • Gaby Hamilton
    signed 2018-10-17 23:03:23 +1100
  • Gavin Bourke
    signed 2018-10-17 23:02:36 +1100
  • Sarah Irving
    signed 2018-10-17 23:00:32 +1100
  • Robert McNamara
    signed 2018-10-17 22:58:54 +1100
  • Cyrena Bluck-Madden
    signed 2018-10-17 22:53:42 +1100
  • Kathryn Manns
    signed 2018-10-17 22:48:50 +1100
  • Rosie Paull
    signed 2018-10-17 22:45:23 +1100
  • Jell Vinycomb
    signed 2018-10-17 22:43:52 +1100
  • Merran Furness
    signed 2018-10-17 22:42:31 +1100
  • Tirese Ballard
    signed 2018-10-17 22:34:02 +1100
  • Beck Hastings
    signed 2018-10-17 22:22:30 +1100
  • Isobel Clark
    signed 2018-10-17 22:21:47 +1100
  • Jane McNeill
    signed via 2018-10-17 22:20:03 +1100
  • Linda Hunt
    signed 2018-10-17 22:16:51 +1100
  • Meagan Clark
    signed 2018-10-17 22:13:18 +1100
  • Marion Ferguson
    signed 2018-10-17 22:13:17 +1100
  • Barbara Langton
    signed via 2018-10-17 22:06:08 +1100
  • Naomi Fahey
    signed 2018-10-17 22:02:16 +1100
  • Geoff Harrison
    signed 2018-10-17 21:56:46 +1100

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