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

Lynette Robinson
Deb Sytema
Sarah Johnson
Jan Muller
Adrian Tan
Michael Reece
Nikki Imberger
Alan Murphy
Zac Power
Peter Tritton
Russell Nankervis
Rosalind Spencer
Sara Timms
Mick Joyce
Sylvie Constantine
Jette Bollerup
Luke McGrath
Amber Thomas
bev dick
Leo Klein
Jay Theodan
Josephine Braithwaite
Vanessa Thomas
Bev Laird
caitlin wilson
Ashleigh Milverton
Dimitra Bouzalas
3,191 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Lynette Robinson
    signed 2019-10-12 11:14:14 +1100
  • Deb Sytema
    signed 2019-10-10 23:02:07 +1100
  • Sarah Johnson
    signed 2019-10-10 18:20:20 +1100
  • Jan Muller
    signed 2018-12-28 16:39:26 +1100
  • Adrian Tan
    signed 2018-12-02 08:02:08 +1100
  • Michael Reece
    signed 2018-11-29 19:33:00 +1100
  • Nikki Imberger
    signed 2018-11-21 05:24:08 +1100
  • Cathy Harris Norman
    @33andme tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-20 22:03:15 +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=95981
  • Alan Murphy
    signed 2018-11-20 11:00:43 +1100
  • Zac Power
    @zacpower01 tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-20 10:22:38 +1100
    Discrimination in our schools is never acceptable. It's time to repeal these unjust, undated laws. #auspol https://www.equal.org.au/?recruiter_id=94465
  • Zac Power
    signed 2018-11-20 10:21:28 +1100
  • Peter Tritton
    signed 2018-11-20 10:16:31 +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
  • Mick Joyce
    signed 2018-11-01 13:50:54 +1100
  • Sylvie Constantine
    signed 2018-10-25 08:02:48 +1100
  • Jette Bollerup
    signed 2018-10-25 05:52:10 +1100
  • Luke McGrath
    signed 2018-10-25 02:27:19 +1100
  • Amber Thomas
    signed 2018-10-24 21:32:44 +1100
  • bev dick
    signed 2018-10-22 19:34:32 +1100
  • Leo Klein
    signed 2018-10-22 15:26:51 +1100
  • Jay Theodan
    signed 2018-10-22 13:28:32 +1100
  • Josephine Braithwaite
    signed 2018-10-21 18:55:18 +1100
  • Vanessa Thomas
    signed 2018-10-21 16:03:57 +1100
  • Bev Laird
    signed 2018-10-21 09:32:32 +1100
  • caitlin wilson
    signed 2018-10-21 09:24:32 +1100
  • Ashleigh Milverton
    signed 2018-10-21 07:50:20 +1100
  • Dimitra Bouzalas
    signed 2018-10-20 23:37:57 +1100
  • 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

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