Protect our kids and teachers

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The long awaited "review into religious freedom" has finally been leaked, four months after being handed to cabinet and almost twelve months after Australia achieved marriage equality.

Fairfax states the report "dismisses the notion religious freedom is in imminent peril" but still proposes amendments to anti-discrimination legislation which specifically targets kids and teachers according to their sexuality or gender identity.

This would actually wind back anti-discrimination laws that have existed in Tasmania for 20 years and reinforce discriminatory exemptions that already exist elsewhere.

Sign our Petition: Protect Our Kids and Teachers

The Ruddock Inquiry has recommended allowing religious schools to discriminate against Australian teachers and students according to their sexuality or gender identity.

We want less discrimination, not more.

We want schools to be safe places for all students and teachers, not breeding grounds for prejudice.

All schools receiving public funding should abide by the same principles of fairness and anti-discrimination as the rest of society.

A recent YouGov poll found 4 out of 5 Australians oppose laws that allow government-funded faith-based schools to expel students or sack teachers because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

In last year's postal survey a majority of Australians voted for equality for their fellow LGBTI Australians.

Please heed that vote by legislating for less discrimination, not more.

Who's signing

Mikhael Rakauskas
Jeremy Parry-Ewing
Anthony Lovett
Janet Berry
Lisa Nichols
Sean ORyan
Stuart Edser
Tony Langdon
Rod Wenink
Peter Furness
Lisa Mullin
Sandra Worsley
Matthew Salamone
Stephen Rossendell
David Trueman
Donna Capes
Harriet Sheppard
Jan Skorich
Ellen Hoy
Stephen Benham
Patrick Elliott-Brennan
Blair Williams
Al Bendall
Samantha Goumas
Rodney Chiang-Cruise
Stephen Rossiter
Anthony Young
Thomas Stansfield
Luke Gahan
Jade Lyon
7,245 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Mikhael Rakauskas
    signed 2018-10-10 09:02:24 +1100
  • Jeremy Parry-Ewing
    signed 2018-10-10 09:01:58 +1100
  • Anthony Lovett
    signed 2018-10-10 09:01:46 +1100
  • Janet Berry
    signed 2018-10-10 09:01:19 +1100
  • Lisa Nichols
    signed 2018-10-10 09:00:36 +1100
  • Sean ORyan
    signed 2018-10-10 08:59:29 +1100
  • Stuart Edser
    signed 2018-10-10 08:59:27 +1100
  • Tony Langdon
    signed 2018-10-10 08:59:23 +1100
  • Rod Wenink
    signed 2018-10-10 08:58:52 +1100
  • Peter Furness
    signed 2018-10-10 08:58:13 +1100
  • Lisa Mullin
    signed 2018-10-10 08:58:13 +1100
  • Sandra Worsley
    signed 2018-10-10 08:56:19 +1100
  • Matthew Salamone
    signed 2018-10-10 08:55:46 +1100
  • Stephen Rossendell
    signed 2018-10-10 08:54:47 +1100
  • David Trueman
    signed 2018-10-10 08:54:37 +1100
  • Donna Capes
    signed 2018-10-10 08:54:06 +1100
  • Harriet Sheppard
    signed 2018-10-10 08:53:54 +1100
  • Jan Skorich
    signed 2018-10-10 08:53:35 +1100
  • Ellen Hoy
    signed 2018-10-10 08:52:58 +1100
  • Stephen Benham
    signed 2018-10-10 08:52:38 +1100
  • Patrick Elliott-Brennan
    signed 2018-10-10 08:52:00 +1100
  • Blair Williams
    signed 2018-10-10 08:51:50 +1100
  • Al Bendall
    signed 2018-10-10 08:51:29 +1100
  • Samantha Goumas
    signed 2018-10-10 08:50:01 +1100
  • Rodney Chiang-Cruise
    signed 2018-10-10 08:49:04 +1100
  • Stephen Rossiter
    signed 2018-10-10 08:49:04 +1100
  • Anthony Young
    signed 2018-10-10 08:46:27 +1100
  • Thomas Stansfield
    signed 2018-10-10 08:46:05 +1100
  • Luke Gahan
    signed 2018-10-10 08:45:50 +1100
  • Jade Lyon
    signed 2018-10-10 08:45:49 +1100

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