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

Rissie Martin
Sally Dent
Deidre Bullen
Dorthe Hansen
Ian Werner
Brigitte Gottwald
Eoghan Kearney
Brian Miller
Mathew O’Hagan
Dr Annetta Mallon
Samantha Spottswood
Alicia O'Connor
Leroy Kahn
Tracy C
susan dickens
Brianna Williams
Danielle Hewitt
Farah Irani
Victoria Phillips
Maree Kimberley
Cindy Goodwin
Maria Watson
Tony Groom
Lynnette Harrod
Kaela Badovinac
Hunter Clarke
Antoinette Hillis
James Harris
claire kersivien
Andy Leech
7,245 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Rissie Martin
    signed 2018-10-19 22:01:25 +1100
  • Sally Dent
    signed 2018-10-19 21:58:56 +1100
  • Deidre Bullen
    signed via 2018-10-19 21:45:41 +1100
  • Dorthe Hansen
    signed 2018-10-19 20:52:52 +1100
  • Ian Werner
    signed 2018-10-19 20:20:48 +1100
  • Brigitte Gottwald
    signed 2018-10-19 19:59:07 +1100
  • Eoghan Kearney
    signed 2018-10-19 18:22:04 +1100
  • Brian Miller
    signed via 2018-10-19 18:11:34 +1100
  • Mathew O’Hagan
    signed 2018-10-19 18:04:50 +1100
  • Dr Annetta Mallon
    signed 2018-10-19 17:51:30 +1100
  • Samantha Spottswood
    signed 2018-10-19 17:46:27 +1100
  • Alicia O'Connor
    signed 2018-10-19 17:41:43 +1100
  • Leroy Kahn
    signed 2018-10-19 17:38:02 +1100
  • Tracy C
    signed 2018-10-19 17:34:19 +1100
  • susan dickens
    signed 2018-10-19 17:21:11 +1100
  • Brianna Williams
    signed 2018-10-19 17:11:16 +1100
  • Danielle Hewitt
    signed 2018-10-19 17:07:36 +1100
  • Farah Irani
    signed 2018-10-19 17:06:58 +1100
  • Victoria Phillips
    signed 2018-10-19 17:01:16 +1100
  • Maree Kimberley
    signed 2018-10-19 16:21:43 +1100
  • Cindy Goodwin
    signed 2018-10-19 16:13:10 +1100
  • Maria Watson
    signed 2018-10-19 15:50:14 +1100
  • Tony Groom
    signed 2018-10-19 15:37:03 +1100
  • Lynnette Harrod
    signed 2018-10-19 15:31:35 +1100
  • Kaela Badovinac
    signed 2018-10-19 15:28:29 +1100
  • Hunter Clarke
    signed 2018-10-19 15:23:40 +1100
  • Antoinette Hillis
    signed 2018-10-19 15:05:31 +1100
  • James Harris
    signed 2018-10-19 15:03:47 +1100
  • claire kersivien
    signed 2018-10-19 15:03:25 +1100
  • Andy Leech
    signed 2018-10-19 15:02:10 +1100

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