A FAIRER TASMANIA FOR ALL

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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Petition text

To Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Richard di Natale, Centre Alliance, Jacquie Lambie and all Tasmania's federal representatives,

From the Undersigned Residents of Tasmania

We are concerned that the proposed federal religious discrimination law will undermine existing legal rights and protections for everyday Tasmanians.

Tasmania's Anti-Discrimination Act has Australia's best protections against hateful, intimidating and humiliating language for the widest range of people.

Religious services are not permitted to discriminate, or use hate speech, and hate speech is not allowed in any workplace.

Our law ensures that anyone who could be subject to hateful speech, including de facto partners, single parents, divorcees, LGBTIQ+ people, members of minority religions and people with disabilities, has the opportunity to live free from hate, stigma and discrimination.

Our strong discrimination laws have fostered a more inclusive society for everyone.

Canberra has no right to interfere and undermine Tasmania’s human rights protections.

We ask that:

  • You oppose legislation that removes the protections Tasmanian currently have against discrimination, hate speech, and intimidating and humiliating language.
  • You do not support legislation that protects religious freedom at the expense of other rights and freedoms.
  • You support a national Human Rights Act that will protect the rights of all Australians equally.

Will you sign?

  • Francene Jacques
    signed via 2019-09-14 22:04:26 +1000
  • Laura Jones
    signed via 2019-09-14 21:53:13 +1000
  • Douglas Clifford
    signed 2019-09-14 21:52:37 +1000
  • John Watson
    signed 2019-09-14 19:09:12 +1000
  • Gabrielle Kirby
    signed 2019-09-14 18:43:28 +1000
  • Ana Pike
    signed 2019-09-14 18:42:13 +1000
  • Rose Lovett
    signed 2019-09-14 17:04:29 +1000
  • Leah Donaghy
    signed 2019-09-14 16:53:30 +1000
  • Matt Hillier
    signed 2019-09-14 15:43:57 +1000
  • Jane Giblin
    signed 2019-09-14 14:32:10 +1000
  • Steve Hollingsworth
    signed 2019-09-14 13:36:27 +1000
  • Sweis Meijers
    signed 2019-09-14 13:17:34 +1000
  • Garry Donohoe
    signed 2019-09-14 12:42:44 +1000
  • Amanda Sigler
    signed via 2019-09-14 12:40:48 +1000
  • David Broughton
    signed 2019-09-14 12:19:05 +1000
  • Eveline Durkin
    signed via 2019-09-14 12:16:24 +1000
  • Kathryn Moolenschot
    signed 2019-09-14 12:01:30 +1000
  • Brenda Kenyon
    signed 2019-09-14 11:59:38 +1000
  • Matty Wright
    signed 2019-09-14 11:35:11 +1000
  • Danni Murfet
    signed 2019-09-14 11:30:05 +1000
  • Alli Mclaurin
    signed 2019-09-13 09:43:33 +1000
  • Georgia Burke
    signed 2019-09-12 19:05:30 +1000
  • Caitlin Wilkinson
    signed 2019-09-12 07:10:12 +1000
  • De Amore
    signed 2019-09-11 13:40:54 +1000
  • Belinda Fenney-Walch
    signed 2019-09-10 19:14:06 +1000
  • Shelley Edwards
    signed 2019-09-10 14:49:51 +1000
  • Marie Rauter
    signed 2019-09-10 08:04:31 +1000
  • Luke Peyton
    signed 2019-09-10 07:37:52 +1000
  • Carryl Mellor
    signed 2019-09-10 07:04:52 +1000
  • J Michel
    signed 2019-09-10 06:55:59 +1000

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