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

Adrian Tan
Russell Nankervis
Rosalind Spencer
Sara Timms
Sylvie Constantine
Mandy Atkins
Bernard Agius
Evelyn Gray
Luke Jackson
Colin Nelson
Leon Hartison
Shaan Martyr
Roy Smith
Jill Larsen
Adam Merckel
Grant Hardy
Merran Newman
Judith Osborne
Greg Plier
Jackie Coppe
Katie Flower
Robert Langdon
Jonnine Wilson
David Laws
Brendan Adams
Killian Ashe
Gregg Wilson
Edward Tan
Kate Berrill
sarah mayberry
73 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Adrian Tan
    signed 2018-12-02 08:02:08 +1100
  • Russell Nankervis
    signed 2018-11-18 21:38:30 +1100
  • Rosalind Spencer
    signed 2018-11-10 09:29:28 +1100
  • Sara Timms
    signed 2018-11-05 17:03:21 +1100
  • Sylvie Constantine
    signed 2018-10-25 08:02:48 +1100
  • Mandy Atkins
    signed 2018-10-19 11:55:26 +1100
  • Bernard Agius
    signed 2018-10-17 14:45:43 +1100
  • Evelyn Gray
    signed 2018-10-16 00:02:18 +1100
  • Luke Jackson
    signed 2018-10-15 19:53:11 +1100
  • Colin Nelson
    signed 2018-10-15 10:15:48 +1100
  • Leon Hartison
    signed 2018-10-14 01:03:02 +1100
  • Shaan Martyr
    signed 2018-10-13 23:27:00 +1100
  • Roy Smith
    signed 2018-10-13 17:32:13 +1100
  • Jill Larsen
    signed 2018-10-13 09:50:39 +1100
  • Adam Merckel
    signed 2018-10-13 08:28:11 +1100
  • Grant Hardy
    signed 2018-10-13 06:23:43 +1100
  • Merran Newman
    signed 2018-10-12 23:02:31 +1100
  • Judith Osborne
    signed 2018-10-12 16:59:19 +1100
  • Greg Plier
    signed 2018-10-12 13:48:05 +1100
  • Jackie Coppe
    signed 2018-10-12 12:22:33 +1100
  • Katie Flower
    signed 2018-10-12 12:22:27 +1100
  • Robert Langdon
    signed 2018-10-12 12:14:58 +1100
  • Jonnine Wilson
    signed 2018-10-12 11:03:46 +1100
  • David Laws
    signed 2018-10-12 07:50:30 +1100
  • Brendan Adams
    signed 2018-10-12 07:10:59 +1100
  • Killian Ashe
    signed 2018-10-11 18:38:20 +1100
  • Gregg Wilson
    signed 2018-10-11 18:36:07 +1100
  • Edward Tan
    signed 2018-10-11 11:06:27 +1100
  • Kate Berrill
    signed 2018-10-11 10:03:46 +1100
  • sarah mayberry
    signed 2018-10-11 09:58:39 +1100

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