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

Jeffrey Franklin
Dawn Benes
Alan Murphy
Stephanie Robertson
Zac Power
Peter Tritton
Jeff Hughes
Kevin Howard
Russell Nankervis
Kath Read
Allan Shafer
Susan Dtibbard
Joshua Anlezark
Rosalind Spencer
Adele Torr
Lesley Mannering
Rebecca Clark
Julie Reeson
Jacqueline Kelso
Audra Holden
Annie Green
Luke Waldron
Sara Timms
Carolyn Minchin
Miriam Roberts
Mick Joyce
Mary Bullen
7,245 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Cathy Harris Norman
    @33andme tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-20 22:03:15 +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=95981
  • Jeffrey Franklin
    signed 2018-11-20 17:28:43 +1100
  • Dawn Benes
    signed 2018-11-20 16:32:51 +1100
  • Alan Murphy
    signed 2018-11-20 11:00:43 +1100
  • Stephanie Robertson
    signed 2018-11-20 10:37:34 +1100
  • Zac Power
    @zacpower01 tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-20 10:22:38 +1100
    Discrimination in our schools is never acceptable. It's time to repeal these unjust, undated laws. #auspol https://www.equal.org.au/?recruiter_id=94465
  • Zac Power
    signed 2018-11-20 10:21:28 +1100
  • Peter Tritton
    signed 2018-11-20 10:16:31 +1100
  • Jeff Hughes
    signed 2018-11-20 10:04:28 +1100
  • Kevin Howard
    signed 2018-11-19 14:27:45 +1100
  • Russell Nankervis
    signed 2018-11-18 21:38:30 +1100
  • Kath Read
    signed 2018-11-17 13:04:18 +1100
  • Allan Shafer
    signed via 2018-11-14 15:03:56 +1100
  • Susan Dtibbard
    signed 2018-11-13 08:52:10 +1100
  • Joshua Anlezark
    signed 2018-11-12 15:32:32 +1100
  • Rosalind Spencer
    signed 2018-11-10 09:29:28 +1100
  • Adele Torr
    signed 2018-11-10 09:07:15 +1100
  • Lesley Mannering
    signed 2018-11-08 07:45:12 +1100
  • Rebecca Clark
    signed 2018-11-07 11:53:41 +1100
  • Julie Reeson
    signed 2018-11-06 13:30:14 +1100
  • Jacqueline Kelso
    signed 2018-11-06 12:18:42 +1100
  • Audra Holden
    signed 2018-11-06 07:40:48 +1100
  • Annie Green
    signed 2018-11-06 07:29:46 +1100
  • Luke Waldron
    signed 2018-11-05 20:49:18 +1100
  • Sherezade Patel
    @justicejunkie26 tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-05 19:06:40 +1100
    It's time to act. Sign this petition & help protect our kids and teachers from religious homophobic discrimination. https://www.equal.org.au/?recruiter_id=95778
  • Sara Timms
    signed 2018-11-05 17:03:21 +1100
  • Carolyn Minchin
    signed 2018-11-04 08:50:57 +1100
  • Miriam Roberts
    signed via 2018-11-03 14:06:21 +1100
  • Mick Joyce
    signed 2018-11-01 13:50:54 +1100
  • Mary Bullen
    signed 2018-10-30 00:07:20 +1100

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