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?

  • Dale Kelly
    signed 2019-09-22 22:41:20 +1000
  • Tracey Edhouse
    signed 2019-09-22 21:19:39 +1000
  • L Dyson
    signed 2019-09-22 20:16:44 +1000
  • Sue Todd
    signed 2019-09-22 16:37:51 +1000
  • Douglas Brown
    signed via 2019-09-22 15:10:53 +1000
  • Elizabeth Cuthbertson
    signed 2019-09-22 09:30:55 +1000
  • Karen Collyer
    signed 2019-09-22 07:56:07 +1000
  • Joan Hughes
    signed 2019-09-21 19:56:50 +1000
  • Dean Brodi
    signed 2019-09-21 14:36:47 +1000
  • Emma Eaton
    signed 2019-09-21 13:56:06 +1000
  • Celia Cliff
    signed 2019-09-21 13:39:32 +1000
  • Skye Gray
    signed 2019-09-21 10:27:29 +1000
  • Jaan Schild
    signed 2019-09-21 08:54:42 +1000
  • Christine Robinson
    signed 2019-09-20 11:16:50 +1000
  • Laura Mckinlay
    signed 2019-09-20 09:59:03 +1000
  • virginia wright
    signed 2019-09-19 13:13:28 +1000
  • Graham Deller
    signed 2019-09-19 09:24:18 +1000
  • Paul Long
    signed 2019-09-19 00:31:19 +1000
  • Mez Newman
    signed 2019-09-18 15:40:10 +1000
  • Wendy Cunningham
    signed 2019-09-18 13:43:10 +1000
  • Greg James
    signed 2019-09-18 13:09:55 +1000
  • Lucy Macdonald
    signed 2019-09-18 09:34:28 +1000
  • Lisa Rime
    signed via 2019-09-17 15:49:35 +1000
  • Sarah Crawford
    signed via 2019-09-17 12:46:13 +1000
  • David Rea
    signed 2019-09-17 11:05:09 +1000
  • Jeremy Davis
    signed 2019-09-17 09:09:39 +1000
  • andreja gyanni
    signed 2019-09-16 16:00:52 +1000
  • nicola Barton
    signed 2019-09-16 15:20:11 +1000
  • Jane Edwards
    signed via 2019-09-16 14:49:33 +1000
  • Craig Graham
    signed 2019-09-16 13:01:07 +1000

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