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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452 signatures

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?

  • Robert Thompson
    signed 2019-09-25 13:43:37 +1000
  • Timothy Smith
    signed 2019-09-25 12:56:55 +1000
  • Kris Goldby
    signed 2019-09-25 12:46:24 +1000
  • Crystal Flynn
    signed 2019-09-25 12:29:43 +1000
  • Mark Brown
    signed 2019-09-25 12:06:53 +1000
  • Danni Murfet
    signed 2019-09-25 10:39:55 +1000
  • Lynn Jarvis
    signed 2019-09-24 12:49:04 +1000
  • Mez Newman
    signed 2019-09-24 11:19:03 +1000
  • Matthew Barr
    signed 2019-09-24 10:53:37 +1000
  • Mac Hoban
    signed 2019-09-24 09:53:22 +1000
  • Pete Viney
    signed 2019-09-24 09:00:08 +1000
  • Jen Cerny
    signed 2019-09-24 08:30:15 +1000
  • Bernard Walker
    signed 2019-09-23 22:18:21 +1000
  • Alison Sandy
    signed 2019-09-23 21:17:02 +1000
  • Deborah Geary
    signed 2019-09-23 18:05:10 +1000
  • Michael Mountain
    signed 2019-09-23 17:08:55 +1000
  • andrew hall
    signed 2019-09-23 16:41:25 +1000
  • Ben Marshall
    signed 2019-09-23 15:48:57 +1000
  • Elizabeth Walker
    signed 2019-09-23 15:42:03 +1000
  • Melanie Johnston
    signed 2019-09-23 13:58:08 +1000
  • Tracey Wing
    signed 2019-09-23 13:02:36 +1000
  • Bridget Verrier
    signed 2019-09-23 12:33:50 +1000
  • Max Fleming
    signed 2019-09-23 12:13:44 +1000
  • Jasper Lees
    signed 2019-09-23 12:07:34 +1000
  • Mary Dane
    signed via 2019-09-23 11:31:32 +1000
  • Belinda Chaloner
    signed 2019-09-23 11:14:58 +1000
  • Mark James Brazendale
    signed 2019-09-23 11:07:17 +1000
  • Jezebel S Rowland
    signed 2019-09-23 10:42:42 +1000
  • Sara Dane
    signed 2019-09-23 10:30:03 +1000
  • Joanne Hickman
    signed 2019-09-23 05:09:12 +1000

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