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

John Walker
Luisa Redding
John Gammie
Michael Burge
Josh Fleay
Ann-Marie Nicol-Rann
Kay Clarke
Lauren Breen
Emma Clegg
Natasha Yann
Nick Lawson
Andrew Fairfoul
Kim Ong
Lillia Marcos
Patricia Ogilvie
Michelle Wood
Allister Hill
Rachel Brown
Shymal Kumar
Lara Bruce
Peter Monk
Michelle Benton
Rebecca Brodie
Nicholas Best
Rodney Ward
Nick Henderson
Andy Meddick
Paloma Scherer
Belinda Goostrey
Tenielle Newbey
7,272 signatures

Will you sign?

  • John Walker
    signed 2018-10-10 09:30:47 +1100
  • Luisa Redding
    signed 2018-10-10 09:30:21 +1100
  • John Gammie
    signed 2018-10-10 09:30:20 +1100
  • Michael Burge
    signed 2018-10-10 09:30:20 +1100
  • Josh Fleay
    signed 2018-10-10 09:29:53 +1100
  • Ann-Marie Nicol-Rann
    signed 2018-10-10 09:29:44 +1100
  • Kay Clarke
    signed 2018-10-10 09:28:04 +1100
  • Lauren Breen
    signed 2018-10-10 09:27:43 +1100
  • Emma Clegg
    signed 2018-10-10 09:26:32 +1100
  • Natasha Yann
    signed 2018-10-10 09:26:30 +1100
  • Nick Lawson
    signed 2018-10-10 09:25:21 +1100
  • Andrew Fairfoul
    signed 2018-10-10 09:24:26 +1100
  • Kim Ong
    signed 2018-10-10 09:24:24 +1100
  • Lillia Marcos
    signed 2018-10-10 09:24:05 +1100
  • Patricia Ogilvie
    signed 2018-10-10 09:23:52 +1100
  • Michelle Wood
    signed 2018-10-10 09:23:49 +1100
  • Allister Hill
    signed 2018-10-10 09:23:43 +1100
  • Rachel Brown
    signed 2018-10-10 09:23:33 +1100
  • Shymal Kumar
    signed 2018-10-10 09:23:29 +1100
  • Lara Bruce
    signed 2018-10-10 09:23:27 +1100
  • Peter Monk
    signed 2018-10-10 09:22:47 +1100
  • Michelle Benton
    signed 2018-10-10 09:22:17 +1100
  • Rebecca Brodie
    signed 2018-10-10 09:20:48 +1100
  • Nicholas Best
    signed 2018-10-10 09:19:58 +1100
  • Rodney Ward
    signed 2018-10-10 09:19:18 +1100
  • Nick Henderson
    signed 2018-10-10 09:18:32 +1100
  • Andy Meddick
    signed 2018-10-10 09:18:28 +1100
  • Paloma Scherer
    signed 2018-10-10 09:18:21 +1100
  • Belinda Goostrey
    signed 2018-10-10 09:17:36 +1100
  • Tenielle Newbey
    signed 2018-10-10 09:17:17 +1100

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