Tasmania’s protections against hatred and discrimination are the best in Australia.
They have helped create a more inclusive state for all Tasmanians.
But the Federal Government has proposed a religious discrimination law that will undermine the legal rights of Tasmanians.
Despite a review led by Philip Ruddock finding no threat to religious freedom in Australia, the Federal Government wants to override Tasmania’s protections against hateful, intimidating and humiliating language, if that language is in the name of religion.
This will adversely impact de facto partners, single parents, divorcees, LGBTIQ+ people, members of minority religions, people with disabilities and anyone who falls foul of traditional religious dogma.
It rides roughshod over the right of the Tasmanian people to make our own human rights laws.
By signing our petition, you are telling the Federal Government that
- you value an inclusive Tasmania.
- everyone's rights should be protected, not just some.
- Canberra has no right to undermine Tasmania’s human rights laws.
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