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

Jessica Etherington
John Yasmineh
Renee Zwikielberg
clarissa castro
Natalie Hayes
Tina Palla
Sue Robinson
Adam Watson
Christopher Smith
Toyah Murray
Serena Rice
Hannah Mitchell
Jeremy Murray-Yong
Jeanette Murray
Catherine Pickering
Felicity Cull
Jamie Spence
Simon Hobbs
Gabbie Felton
Chandra Kishore
Nicola Mclennan
Georgina Watney
Laura Connor
Ciara Kirby
Michael Sinden
Ross Stagg
Jess Armstrong
Kirsten Thomson
Fairlie Arthur
7,245 signatures

Will you sign?

  • ammyness
    @ammyness1 tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-20 22:21:11 +1100
    It's time to act. Sign this petition & help protect our kids and teachers from religious discrimination. https://www.equal.org.au/?recruiter_id=95920
  • Jessica Etherington
    signed 2018-10-20 22:20:48 +1100
  • John Yasmineh
    signed 2018-10-20 22:15:25 +1100
  • Renee Zwikielberg
    signed 2018-10-20 21:59:06 +1100
  • clarissa castro
    signed 2018-10-20 21:45:25 +1100
  • Natalie Hayes
    signed 2018-10-20 20:53:13 +1100
  • Tina Palla
    signed 2018-10-20 20:10:25 +1100
  • Sue Robinson
    signed 2018-10-20 19:39:11 +1100
  • Adam Watson
    signed 2018-10-20 18:32:29 +1100
  • Christopher Smith
    signed 2018-10-20 17:41:00 +1100
  • Toyah Murray
    signed 2018-10-20 17:12:52 +1100
  • Serena Rice
    signed 2018-10-20 14:19:22 +1100
  • Hannah Mitchell
    signed 2018-10-20 14:07:54 +1100
  • Jeremy Murray-Yong
    signed 2018-10-20 13:12:48 +1100
  • Jeanette Murray
    signed 2018-10-20 12:36:04 +1100
  • Catherine Pickering
    signed 2018-10-20 10:49:43 +1100
  • Felicity Cull
    signed 2018-10-20 09:54:59 +1100
  • Jamie Spence
    signed 2018-10-20 07:58:29 +1100
  • Simon Hobbs
    signed 2018-10-20 07:49:17 +1100
  • Gabbie Felton
    signed via 2018-10-20 07:35:03 +1100
  • Chandra Kishore
    signed 2018-10-20 07:23:16 +1100
  • Nicola Mclennan
    signed via 2018-10-20 05:49:46 +1100
  • Georgina Watney
    signed 2018-10-20 00:42:09 +1100
  • Laura Connor
    signed 2018-10-19 23:50:26 +1100
  • Ciara Kirby
    signed 2018-10-19 23:28:34 +1100
  • Michael Sinden
    signed 2018-10-19 23:20:29 +1100
  • Ross Stagg
    signed 2018-10-19 23:19:27 +1100
  • Jess Armstrong
    signed 2018-10-19 22:47:51 +1100
  • Kirsten Thomson
    signed 2018-10-19 22:14:26 +1100
  • Fairlie Arthur
    signed 2018-10-19 22:11:27 +1100

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