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

David Gill
lilly turner
Heather Dornoch
Rebecca Doyle
Sarah Rubenstein
Ryan Harrison
Jen Harrison
John Harper
Gary Dodkins
Julia Mizuno
Olivia Porter
Georgina Harrison
Donna Ciccia
Bradley Mammino
Tim Winter
Ross Kubala
Annalouise Sortini
Viv Donohue
Tim Lilley
Grant Avery
Susan Belluzzo
Llewelyn Byrd
Craig de Vos
Michael Faulkner
Matthew Whittingham
Iain Harrison
Barbara Maxtone-Graham
Allan Phillips
Janine Gosbell
chloe watson
7,272 signatures

Will you sign?

  • David Gill
    signed 2018-10-10 09:44:55 +1100
  • lilly turner
    signed 2018-10-10 09:44:36 +1100
  • Heather Dornoch
    signed 2018-10-10 09:44:29 +1100
  • Rebecca Doyle
    signed 2018-10-10 09:43:02 +1100
  • Sarah Rubenstein
    signed 2018-10-10 09:42:56 +1100
  • Ryan Harrison
    signed 2018-10-10 09:42:21 +1100
  • Jen Harrison
    signed 2018-10-10 09:42:17 +1100
  • John Harper
    signed 2018-10-10 09:41:38 +1100
  • Gary Dodkins
    signed 2018-10-10 09:41:26 +1100
  • Julia Mizuno
    signed 2018-10-10 09:41:01 +1100
  • Olivia Porter
    signed 2018-10-10 09:40:48 +1100
  • Georgina Harrison
    signed 2018-10-10 09:40:37 +1100
  • Donna Ciccia
    signed 2018-10-10 09:40:11 +1100
  • Bradley Mammino
    signed 2018-10-10 09:39:24 +1100
  • Tim Winter
    signed 2018-10-10 09:38:30 +1100
  • Ross Kubala
    signed 2018-10-10 09:38:22 +1100
  • Annalouise Sortini
    signed 2018-10-10 09:38:05 +1100
  • Viv Donohue
    signed 2018-10-10 09:38:02 +1100
  • Tim Lilley
    signed 2018-10-10 09:37:24 +1100
  • Grant Avery
    signed 2018-10-10 09:37:09 +1100
  • Susan Belluzzo
    signed 2018-10-10 09:37:08 +1100
  • Llewelyn Byrd
    signed 2018-10-10 09:36:05 +1100
  • Craig de Vos
    signed 2018-10-10 09:34:44 +1100
  • Michael Faulkner
    signed 2018-10-10 09:33:56 +1100
  • Matthew Whittingham
    signed 2018-10-10 09:33:34 +1100
  • Iain Harrison
    signed 2018-10-10 09:33:23 +1100
  • Barbara Maxtone-Graham
    signed 2018-10-10 09:33:10 +1100
  • Allan Phillips
    signed 2018-10-10 09:32:58 +1100
  • Janine Gosbell
    signed 2018-10-10 09:32:40 +1100
  • chloe watson
    signed 2018-10-10 09:31:55 +1100

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