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

Megan McCormick
William Rutkin
Warrick Dawson
Deborah Hoad
Geoffrey Manning
Charles Hilton
Sallie Colechin
Indigo Willing OAM
James Hayes
Noni Hazlehurst
Maureen Cummuskey
Rebekah Robertson
Judy Cameron
John De Witt
Joan Green
Mick Higgins
Joan Raddatz
Kim Sutherland
Sarah MacLean
Penelope George
susana moris
Penny Loveland
Daniel Jones
SaVina Jennings
Jude Bowler
Nicholas Toonen
Dawn Benes
Pam Loughnan
Kim Lee
Margaret Ning
139 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Megan McCormick
    signed 2021-01-25 21:06:30 +1100
  • William Rutkin
    signed 2021-01-25 20:54:00 +1100
  • Warrick Dawson
    signed 2021-01-25 20:23:02 +1100
  • Deborah Hoad
    signed 2021-01-25 18:27:27 +1100
  • Geoffrey Manning
    signed 2021-01-25 18:25:37 +1100
  • Charles Hilton
    signed 2021-01-25 18:07:03 +1100
  • Sallie Colechin
    signed 2021-01-25 17:32:58 +1100
  • Indigo Willing OAM
    signed 2021-01-25 17:18:37 +1100
  • James Hayes
    signed 2021-01-25 16:18:34 +1100
  • Noni Hazlehurst
    signed 2021-01-25 13:31:06 +1100
  • Maureen Cummuskey
    signed via 2021-01-25 13:26:45 +1100
  • Rebekah Robertson
    signed 2021-01-25 13:07:55 +1100
  • Judy Cameron
    signed via 2021-01-25 12:17:14 +1100
  • John De Witt
    signed 2021-01-25 11:37:08 +1100
  • Joan Green
    signed 2021-01-25 11:13:14 +1100
  • Mick Higgins
    signed 2021-01-25 10:52:38 +1100
  • Joan Raddatz
    signed 2021-01-25 08:54:09 +1100
  • Kim Sutherland
    signed 2021-01-25 08:44:30 +1100
  • Sarah MacLean
    signed 2021-01-25 07:51:25 +1100
  • Penelope George
    signed 2021-01-25 05:43:46 +1100
  • susana moris
    signed 2021-01-25 01:42:00 +1100
  • Penny Loveland
    signed 2021-01-25 01:22:40 +1100
  • Daniel Jones
    signed 2021-01-25 00:57:20 +1100
  • SaVina Jennings
    signed 2021-01-25 00:36:37 +1100
  • Jude Bowler
    signed 2021-01-24 23:26:50 +1100
  • Nicholas Toonen
    signed 2021-01-24 23:14:50 +1100
  • Dawn Benes
    signed via 2021-01-24 22:23:44 +1100
  • Pam Loughnan
    signed 2021-01-24 21:51:45 +1100
  • Kim Lee
    signed 2021-01-24 21:40:01 +1100
  • Margaret Ning
    signed 2021-01-24 21:24:50 +1100

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