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?

  • ann Caddey
    signed 2019-09-05 11:39:25 +1000
  • Ruth Shegog
    signed 2019-09-05 10:58:49 +1000
  • Sean Leader
    signed 2019-09-05 07:56:47 +1000
  • Deva O'Wheel
    signed 2019-09-05 07:09:54 +1000
  • Morven Andrews
    signed 2019-09-04 21:20:06 +1000
  • Indira Rosenthal
    signed 2019-09-04 16:05:49 +1000
  • Liz Williamson
    signed 2019-09-04 15:38:31 +1000
  • Charlie Burton
    signed 2019-09-04 14:52:38 +1000
  • Megan Alessandrini
    signed 2019-09-04 14:49:40 +1000
  • Caroline Jakeman
    signed 2019-09-04 12:10:55 +1000
  • Brian Millar
    signed 2019-09-04 08:12:45 +1000
  • Dale James
    signed 2019-09-04 08:00:16 +1000
  • Meriloy McMillan
    signed 2019-09-04 07:31:22 +1000
  • rachel andrew
    signed 2019-09-04 07:18:46 +1000
  • Jonathon Woodgate
    signed 2019-09-03 19:52:25 +1000
  • Caleb Kleinig
    signed 2019-09-02 20:13:53 +1000
  • Anne Elston
    signed 2019-09-02 20:13:05 +1000
  • Jessica Magro
    signed 2019-09-02 17:23:01 +1000
  • Peter Davies
    signed via 2019-09-02 15:49:02 +1000
  • Ian Carmichael
    signed 2019-09-02 09:55:03 +1000
  • Carole Benham
    signed 2019-09-02 08:05:15 +1000
  • Chris Downes
    signed 2019-09-02 07:50:42 +1000
  • Kelvin Birrell
    signed 2019-09-02 00:18:45 +1000
  • Peter Hicks
    signed 2019-09-01 22:53:59 +1000
  • Elizabeth Jabornik
    signed via 2019-09-01 22:04:52 +1000
  • alex henderson
    signed 2019-09-01 17:52:48 +1000
  • Elise McIntosh
    signed 2019-09-01 16:21:16 +1000
  • phill Parsons
    signed 2019-09-01 15:41:38 +1000
  • Melissa Lewis
    signed 2019-09-01 12:11:14 +1000
  • Christine Campbell
    signed 2019-09-01 09:04:19 +1000

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