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

Louisa Cleland
Brenton Whittaker
Fiona Duell
Sebastian Walach
Suzanne B Collings
Thomas Cain
Phillip Herbert
Lisette Armstrong
Jane (Liz) Atkins PSM
Russell Nankervis
Adele Fisher
Chris Welch
Sandy von Allmen
Ivan Hinton-Teoh
139 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Louisa Cleland
    signed 2021-01-24 21:20:12 +1100
  • Brenton Whittaker
    signed 2021-01-24 21:02:38 +1100
  • Fiona Duell
    signed via 2021-01-24 20:37:39 +1100
  • Sebastian Walach
    signed 2021-01-24 20:16:58 +1100
  • Suzanne B Collings
    signed 2021-01-24 20:15:44 +1100
  • Thomas Cain
    signed 2021-01-24 20:15:24 +1100
  • Phillip Herbert
    signed 2021-01-24 19:59:07 +1100
  • Lisette Armstrong
    signed 2021-01-24 19:39:49 +1100
  • Jane (Liz) Atkins PSM
    signed 2021-01-24 19:27:23 +1100
  • Russell Nankervis
    signed 2021-01-24 18:52:49 +1100
  • Adele Fisher
    signed 2021-01-24 18:50:18 +1100
  • Chris Welch
    signed 2021-01-24 18:46:54 +1100
  • Sandy von Allmen
    signed 2021-01-24 18:46:13 +1100
  • Ivan Hinton-Teoh
    signed 2021-01-24 18:21:22 +1100
  • Ivan Hinton-Teoh
    published this page in Current Actions 2021-01-24 17:56:21 +1100

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