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?

  • Rebecca Enders
    signed 2019-09-01 02:42:02 +1000
  • Sabine Wagner
    signed 2019-09-01 00:45:21 +1000
  • Aleana Robins
    signed 2019-09-01 00:36:42 +1000
  • John Andrews
    signed 2019-08-31 23:10:37 +1000
  • Hugo Walker
    signed 2019-08-31 21:55:19 +1000
  • Steve Turner
    signed via 2019-08-31 20:19:42 +1000
  • Melanie Hammersley
    signed 2019-08-31 19:38:17 +1000
  • Patricia Harris
    signed 2019-08-31 19:35:55 +1000
  • Finn Burman
    signed 2019-08-31 19:28:24 +1000
  • Wendy Cunningham
    signed 2019-08-31 18:53:48 +1000
  • Philip Daniell
    signed 2019-08-31 16:37:53 +1000
  • Coralee O'Keefe
    signed 2019-08-31 11:38:17 +1000
  • Mike Kay
    signed 2019-08-31 10:07:32 +1000
  • David Taylor
    signed 2019-08-31 08:05:52 +1000
  • Alison Loughrey
    signed via 2019-08-31 07:39:19 +1000
  • Lorraine Perrins
    signed 2019-08-31 07:03:32 +1000
  • Rosalie Long
    signed 2019-08-31 06:37:47 +1000
  • Stephen Cousens
    signed 2019-08-31 04:41:22 +1000
  • Max Krieg
    signed 2019-08-31 04:22:07 +1000
  • Ian Jeanneret
    signed via 2019-08-31 03:15:57 +1000
  • Anne Kendrick
    signed 2019-08-31 01:17:09 +1000
  • Jacob Ikareth
    signed via 2019-08-30 23:57:56 +1000
  • Julie Hazelgrove
    signed via 2019-08-30 23:49:24 +1000
  • Lily Gough
    signed 2019-08-30 23:04:03 +1000
  • Louis Mole
    signed 2019-08-30 23:00:21 +1000
  • Max Fleming
    signed 2019-08-30 22:18:40 +1000
  • Damian Voss
    signed 2019-08-30 21:21:14 +1000
  • Anne Clifton
    signed 2019-08-30 21:20:20 +1000
  • Narelle Smith
    signed 2019-08-30 21:02:04 +1000
  • Kai Chambers
    signed 2019-08-30 20:35:05 +1000

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