Open Letter: Australian Honours Recipients Who Object To The Further Elevation Of Margaret Court

We are recipients of honours in the Order of Australia who are concerned that
  • having already been made an Officer in the Order for her contribution to sport, Margaret Court has received an additional honour
  • this additional honour comes after years of attacks on the rights and dignity of LGBTIQ+ Australians
  • these attacks have been divisive and harmful, and have diminished our nation rather than made it more equitable and inclusive
  • worthy honours recipients like Dr Clara Tuck Meng Soo feel so dishonoured by Margaret Court's addition award they have returned theirs

We call on the Governor-General and the Council of the Order of Australia to immediately review the honours system so that equity and inclusion are key values in determining recipients and so that worthy recipients like Dr Soo feel able to retain their honours.

Who's signing

Barbara Briggs
Diana Solomon dia
Peter Jones
Yvonne Joyce
Christine Larkin
dee houston
Jacqueline Schultze
Martin Reusch
Larissa Rainford
Maeve Dunnett
Julie Hopper
Valerie Brittain
Pauline kinloch
Robert Thompson
Dorothy Broom
Eileen Glass
Cindy Trevean
Raja Sengupta
Mark O Reilly
David Turner
Aung Lynn
Ann Urch
Jasmin Smyth
Samir Hussein
Kellie Nash
Mahomed Patel
Christine Phillips
Paula Heffernan
Renee Harkin
Alana Jarvis
139 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Barbara Briggs
    signed 2021-02-03 18:19:04 +1100
  • Diana Solomon dia
    signed 2021-02-01 21:26:45 +1100
  • Peter Jones
    signed 2021-02-01 15:59:33 +1100
  • Yvonne Joyce
    signed 2021-02-01 10:20:14 +1100
  • Christine Larkin
    signed 2021-01-29 13:32:35 +1100
  • dee houston
    signed 2021-01-29 12:29:54 +1100
  • Jacqueline Schultze
    signed 2021-01-28 16:23:39 +1100
  • Martin Reusch
    signed 2021-01-28 15:40:51 +1100
  • Larissa Rainford
    signed 2021-01-28 08:47:32 +1100
  • Maeve Dunnett
    signed 2021-01-27 20:20:31 +1100
  • Julie Hopper
    signed 2021-01-27 16:56:02 +1100
  • Valerie Brittain
    signed 2021-01-27 15:47:50 +1100
  • Pauline kinloch
    signed 2021-01-27 15:39:41 +1100
  • Robert Thompson
    signed 2021-01-27 12:37:30 +1100
  • Dorothy Broom
    signed 2021-01-27 08:35:35 +1100
  • Eileen Glass
    signed 2021-01-27 07:34:48 +1100
  • Cindy Trevean
    signed 2021-01-26 21:53:42 +1100
  • Raja Sengupta
    signed 2021-01-26 20:14:36 +1100
  • Mark O Reilly
    signed 2021-01-26 18:28:48 +1100
  • David Turner
    signed 2021-01-26 18:26:44 +1100
  • Aung Lynn
    signed 2021-01-26 17:49:56 +1100
  • Ann Urch
    signed 2021-01-26 16:39:08 +1100
  • Jasmin Smyth
    signed 2021-01-26 16:00:51 +1100
  • Samir Hussein
    signed 2021-01-26 15:25:12 +1100
  • Kellie Nash
    signed 2021-01-26 15:18:54 +1100
  • Mahomed Patel
    signed 2021-01-26 15:15:55 +1100
  • Christine Phillips
    signed 2021-01-26 14:42:44 +1100
  • Paula Heffernan
    signed 2021-01-26 13:03:50 +1100
  • Renee Harkin
    signed 2021-01-26 12:42:11 +1100
  • Alana Jarvis
    signed 2021-01-26 12:17:43 +1100

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