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

Lee O'Mahoney
Annika Stagg
Natasha Lee
Skye Harrison
Nathan Farrow
Anne Kennealy
Lindsay Nusco
Janelle Dunn
Tania Allen
Maureen Trees
Brandon Beaton
Jemma Green
Paul Marter
Rosie Paull
Merran Furness
Tirese Ballard
Meagan Clark
Shelley Stansfield
Marissa Carpenter
Sally Norman
Jane Judd
Jaymz Bright
Daniel Mioni
John Smith
Thomas Cuda
Stewart Mawdsley
Tarina MCNamara
Robyn Wilson
3,191 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Lee O'Mahoney
    signed 2018-10-18 11:46:38 +1100
  • Annika Stagg
    signed 2018-10-18 10:44:36 +1100
  • Natasha Lee
    signed 2018-10-18 10:33:00 +1100
  • Skye Harrison
    signed 2018-10-18 09:30:35 +1100
  • Nathan Farrow
    signed via 2018-10-18 07:28:18 +1100
  • Anne Kennealy
    signed 2018-10-18 07:27:27 +1100
  • Lindsay
    @LTNusco tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-18 07:05:50 +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=95724
  • Lindsay Nusco
    signed 2018-10-18 07:05:13 +1100
  • Janelle Dunn
    signed 2018-10-18 06:00:48 +1100
  • Tania Allen
    signed 2018-10-18 03:08:39 +1100
  • Maureen Trees
    signed 2018-10-18 02:42:57 +1100
  • Brandon Beaton
    signed 2018-10-18 02:20:42 +1100
  • Jemma Green
    signed 2018-10-18 00:58:40 +1100
  • Brendan Jones
    @brandybongos tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-18 00:36:47 +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=95703
  • Paul Marter
    signed 2018-10-17 23:34:16 +1100
  • Rosie Paull
    signed 2018-10-17 22:45:23 +1100
  • Merran Furness
    signed 2018-10-17 22:42:31 +1100
  • Tirese Ballard
    signed 2018-10-17 22:34:02 +1100
  • Meagan Clark
    signed 2018-10-17 22:13:18 +1100
  • Shelley Stansfield
    signed 2018-10-17 21:53:24 +1100
  • Marissa Carpenter
    signed 2018-10-17 21:41:40 +1100
  • Sally Norman
    signed 2018-10-17 21:27:21 +1100
  • Jane Judd
    signed 2018-10-17 21:17:39 +1100
  • Jaymz Bright
    signed 2018-10-17 21:16:57 +1100
  • Daniel Mioni
    signed 2018-10-17 21:15:12 +1100
  • John Smith
    signed 2018-10-17 21:14:24 +1100
  • Thomas Cuda
    signed 2018-10-17 20:51:58 +1100
  • Stewart Mawdsley
    signed 2018-10-17 20:49:44 +1100
  • Tarina MCNamara
    signed 2018-10-17 20:44:27 +1100
  • Robyn Wilson
    signed 2018-10-17 20:42:03 +1100

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