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

Sarah Fisher
Leah Peters
Michael McGlynn
Daniel Guzej
Erina Williams
Amber Crowe
Penny Loveland
Erin Jade
Felicity Andrews
Belinda Spry
Sebastian Herrera
Jessica Allen
Emily Bremner
Marc Bommarito-hull
Michelle
Jana-Axinja Paschen
Erin Staib
Venus M
Karla Engdahl
Lisa Pollard
Tess McGoldrick
Jessica Brooks-Hubbert
Kim Seychell
Sam Buttimore
Chani Hughes
Tanya Gower
Katie Frances
Emma Knutson
Nikki Moore
3,191 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Sarah Fisher
    signed 2018-10-16 22:42:23 +1100
  • Leah Peters
    signed 2018-10-16 22:41:25 +1100
  • Michael McGlynn
    signed 2018-10-16 22:37:08 +1100
  • Daniel Guzej
    signed 2018-10-16 22:25:01 +1100
  • Erina Williams
    signed 2018-10-16 22:24:53 +1100
  • Amber Elizabeth
    @ambs_elizabeth tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-16 22:23:49 +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=95410
  • Amber Crowe
    signed 2018-10-16 22:20:56 +1100
  • Penny Loveland
    signed 2018-10-16 21:52:51 +1100
  • Erin Jade
    signed 2018-10-16 21:48:55 +1100
  • Felicity Andrews
    signed 2018-10-16 21:47:49 +1100
  • Belinda Spry
    signed 2018-10-16 21:42:07 +1100
  • Sebastian Herrera
    signed 2018-10-16 21:37:22 +1100
  • Jessica Allen
    signed 2018-10-16 21:36:25 +1100
  • Emily Bremner
    signed 2018-10-16 21:31:44 +1100
  • Marc Bommarito-hull
    signed 2018-10-16 21:31:32 +1100
  • Michelle
    signed 2018-10-16 21:21:15 +1100
  • Jana-Axinja Paschen
    signed 2018-10-16 21:17:28 +1100
  • Erin Staib
    signed 2018-10-16 21:12:25 +1100
  • Venus M
    signed 2018-10-16 21:09:53 +1100
  • Karla Engdahl
    signed 2018-10-16 21:03:09 +1100
  • Lisa Pollard
    signed 2018-10-16 20:58:20 +1100
  • Tess McGoldrick
    signed 2018-10-16 20:58:11 +1100
  • Jessica Brooks-Hubbert
    signed 2018-10-16 20:48:11 +1100
  • Kim Seychell
    signed 2018-10-16 20:48:00 +1100
  • Sam Buttimore
    signed 2018-10-16 20:46:02 +1100
  • Chani Hughes
    signed 2018-10-16 20:09:49 +1100
  • Tanya Gower
    signed 2018-10-16 20:07:48 +1100
  • Katie Frances
    signed 2018-10-16 20:05:23 +1100
  • Emma Knutson
    signed 2018-10-16 20:04:19 +1100
  • Nikki Moore
    signed 2018-10-16 19:37:50 +1100

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