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

Nanna Van Dam
Chris Gill
Cathy Prior
Bec Grey
Patrick Constable
Kathy Gelding
Danielle Parker
Jane Law
Kim Toonders
Emma Hill
Glyn Roberts
Michael Barnett
Julie Lavis
Debra Evans
Rebecca Watts
Nathan Miller
Kerri Kickbusch
Rebecca Cramp
Roen Meijers
Charlie Burton
Colette Rooney
Linda Shaw
Kylie Carpendale
Anthony Booth
Vanessa B
Dean Bone
Ray Nemnom
Stacey Spurway
River Seccombe Okeefe
Joshua Veitch
7,245 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Nanna Van Dam
    signed 2018-10-10 08:45:08 +1100
  • Chris Gill
    signed 2018-10-10 08:42:53 +1100
  • Cathy Prior
    signed 2018-10-10 08:42:26 +1100
  • Bec Grey
    signed 2018-10-10 08:41:54 +1100
  • Patrick Constable
    signed 2018-10-10 08:41:36 +1100
  • Kathy Gelding
    signed 2018-10-10 08:41:19 +1100
  • Danielle Parker
    signed 2018-10-10 08:40:57 +1100
  • Jane Law
    signed 2018-10-10 08:39:46 +1100
  • Kim Toonders
    signed 2018-10-10 08:37:23 +1100
  • Emma Hill
    signed 2018-10-10 08:36:40 +1100
  • Glyn Roberts
    signed 2018-10-10 08:36:21 +1100
  • Michael Barnett
    signed 2018-10-10 08:36:05 +1100
  • Julie Lavis
    signed 2018-10-10 08:35:31 +1100
  • Debra Evans
    signed 2018-10-10 08:35:16 +1100
  • Rebecca Watts
    signed 2018-10-10 08:35:11 +1100
  • Nathan Miller
    signed 2018-10-10 08:34:26 +1100
  • Kerri Kickbusch
    signed 2018-10-10 08:33:35 +1100
  • Rebecca Cramp
    signed 2018-10-10 08:33:32 +1100
  • Roen Meijers
    signed 2018-10-10 08:33:30 +1100
  • Charlie Burton
    signed 2018-10-10 08:32:56 +1100
  • Colette Rooney
    signed 2018-10-10 08:32:44 +1100
  • Linda Shaw
    signed 2018-10-10 08:32:24 +1100
  • Kylie Carpendale
    signed 2018-10-10 08:31:42 +1100
  • Anthony Booth
    signed 2018-10-10 08:31:22 +1100
  • Vanessa B
    signed 2018-10-10 08:31:21 +1100
  • Dean Bone
    signed 2018-10-10 08:31:10 +1100
  • Ray Nemnom
    signed 2018-10-10 08:30:27 +1100
  • Stacey Spurway
    signed 2018-10-10 08:29:32 +1100
  • River Seccombe Okeefe
    signed 2018-10-10 08:28:54 +1100
  • Joshua Veitch
    signed 2018-10-10 08:28:49 +1100

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