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

Tony Groom
Lynnette Harrod
Kaela Badovinac
Hunter Clarke
Antoinette Hillis
James Harris
claire kersivien
Andy Leech
Annette Mossley
Fiona Monk
Linda Connor
Susan Jamesion
Debbie Meade
Rachel Sharp
Dragos Moise
Kat Mullen
Steve Boyce
Jarrad Smith
Lucy Post
Annalivia Keaveny
Annalivia Keaveny
Annie Wohlgehagen
Al Breckenridge
Mandy Atkins
Alicia Neal
Ian Gurner
Ross Messenger
Christine Sullivan
Demi Jasper
Dominique McKinnon
7,254 signatures

Will you sign?

  • 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
  • Annette Mossley
    signed 2018-10-19 14:53:06 +1100
  • Fiona Monk
    signed 2018-10-19 14:50:59 +1100
  • Linda Connor
    signed 2018-10-19 14:25:25 +1100
  • Susan Jamesion
    signed 2018-10-19 14:10:56 +1100
  • Debbie Meade
    signed 2018-10-19 13:58:48 +1100
  • Rachel Sharp
    signed 2018-10-19 13:56:56 +1100
  • Dragos Moise
    signed 2018-10-19 13:52:39 +1100
  • Kat Mullen
    signed 2018-10-19 13:43:06 +1100
  • Steve Boyce
    signed 2018-10-19 13:37:46 +1100
  • Jarrad Smith
    signed 2018-10-19 13:26:07 +1100
  • Lucy Post
    signed 2018-10-19 12:33:45 +1100
  • Annalivia Keaveny
    signed 2018-10-19 12:29:42 +1100
  • Annalivia Keaveny
    signed 2018-10-19 12:27:54 +1100
  • Annie Wohlgehagen
    signed 2018-10-19 12:26:27 +1100
  • Al Breckenridge
    signed 2018-10-19 12:19:09 +1100
  • Mandy Atkins
    signed 2018-10-19 11:55:26 +1100
  • Alicia Neal
    signed 2018-10-19 11:44:27 +1100
  • Ian Gurner
    signed 2018-10-19 11:37:05 +1100
  • Ross Messenger
    signed 2018-10-19 11:24:22 +1100
  • Christine Sullivan
    signed 2018-10-19 11:23:57 +1100
  • Demi Jasper
    signed 2018-10-19 11:09:06 +1100
  • Dominique McKinnon
    signed 2018-10-19 11:08:28 +1100

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