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 Pelosi
Kylie Richan
Kallena Kucers
Tara Jarvis scott
Julie Slifirski
Kate Yorke
Kristin Harrigan
James Bone
Ka Chun Tse
Andrew Clarke
Kira Carpelan
Hannah Maher
Anna Gravin
Stephen Morris
Linda Waters
Joshua Finley
Christopher White
Laura Erskine
Laura Smith
Shane Broomhall
Bernard Agius
Jenna Millanta
Zoe Velissaris
joseph saleh
Sam Lewer
Chad Barnier
Melissa Borel
Michelle Turk
3,191 signatures

Will you sign?

  • David Pelosi
    signed 2018-10-17 20:37:08 +1100
  • Kylie Richan
    signed 2018-10-17 20:29:36 +1100
  • Kallena Kucers
    signed 2018-10-17 20:26:08 +1100
  • Tara Jarvis scott
    signed 2018-10-17 20:22:45 +1100
  • Julie Slifirski
    signed 2018-10-17 20:21:45 +1100
  • Kate Yorke
    signed 2018-10-17 20:12:33 +1100
  • Kristin Harrigan
    signed 2018-10-17 19:36:20 +1100
  • James Bone
    signed 2018-10-17 19:34:36 +1100
  • Ka Chun Tse
    signed 2018-10-17 19:28:58 +1100
  • Andrew Clarke
    signed 2018-10-17 18:52:04 +1100
  • Kira Carpelan
    signed 2018-10-17 18:01:45 +1100
  • Hannah Maher
    signed 2018-10-17 17:31:57 +1100
  • Anna Gravin
    signed 2018-10-17 17:18:20 +1100
  • Stephen Morris
    signed 2018-10-17 17:13:12 +1100
  • Linda Waters
    signed 2018-10-17 16:59:27 +1100
  • Joshua Finley
    signed 2018-10-17 16:22:34 +1100
  • Christopher White
    signed 2018-10-17 16:16:43 +1100
  • Virginia Mansel Lees
    @swineviolet tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-17 16:02:36 +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=95553
  • Laura Erskine
    signed 2018-10-17 15:47:50 +1100
  • renée the spooky bisexual 🦇
    @scarredbilly tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-17 15:34:21 +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=95546
  • Laura Smith
    signed 2018-10-17 15:29:39 +1100
  • Shane Broomhall
    signed 2018-10-17 15:03:36 +1100
  • Bernard Agius
    signed 2018-10-17 14:45:43 +1100
  • Jenna Millanta
    signed 2018-10-17 14:45:01 +1100
  • Zoe Velissaris
    signed 2018-10-17 13:38:21 +1100
  • joseph saleh
    signed 2018-10-17 13:23:23 +1100
  • Sam Lewer
    signed 2018-10-17 13:07:36 +1100
  • Chad Barnier
    signed 2018-10-17 13:06:34 +1100
  • Melissa Borel
    signed 2018-10-17 13:04:44 +1100
  • Michelle Turk
    signed 2018-10-17 12:42:26 +1100

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