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

Kylie Storer
Ashvin Nursing
Agnes Tyson
Rebecca Ross
Thomas Bethune
Damien Linnane
Nikki White
Susan Holmes
Melanie Brown
Anita Pulie
Nick Childs
Courteney Boulter
Shaun Wilde
Marcin Petruk
Bridget Gourley
Melanie Jones
Amber Heuer
Chelle Clifford
Murphy King-Smith
Sophie Hall
Kate Brady
Susan Anderson
Carmen Jacques
Anthony O’Connell
Kira-Dorian Zelandonii
Roxane Powell
Frances Cannon
Kirsty Evans
Sonali Howell
3,191 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Kylie Storer
    signed 2018-10-16 19:32:39 +1100
  • Ashvin Nursing
    signed 2018-10-16 19:20:50 +1100
  • Agnes Tyson
    signed 2018-10-16 19:14:55 +1100
  • Rebecca Ross
    signed 2018-10-16 19:09:37 +1100
  • Thomas Bethune
    signed 2018-10-16 19:08:59 +1100
  • Damien Linnane
    signed 2018-10-16 19:03:14 +1100
  • Nikki White
    signed 2018-10-16 18:38:43 +1100
  • Susan Holmes
    signed 2018-10-16 18:33:51 +1100
  • Melanie Brown
    signed 2018-10-16 18:26:35 +1100
  • Anita Pulie
    signed 2018-10-16 18:24:15 +1100
  • Nick Childs
    signed 2018-10-16 18:21:58 +1100
  • Courteney Boulter
    signed 2018-10-16 18:09:08 +1100
  • Shaun Wilde
    signed 2018-10-16 17:54:03 +1100
  • Marcin Petruk
    signed 2018-10-16 17:53:41 +1100
  • Bridget Gourley
    signed 2018-10-16 17:50:21 +1100
  • Melanie Jones
    signed 2018-10-16 17:44:18 +1100
  • Amber Heuer
    signed 2018-10-16 17:42:49 +1100
  • Chelle Clifford
    signed 2018-10-16 17:30:52 +1100
  • Murphy King-Smith
    signed 2018-10-16 17:17:20 +1100
  • Sophie Hall
    signed 2018-10-16 17:15:48 +1100
  • Kate Brady
    signed 2018-10-16 17:01:52 +1100
  • Susan Anderson
    signed 2018-10-16 17:01:41 +1100
  • Carmen Jacques
    signed 2018-10-16 16:56:02 +1100
  • Anthony O’Connell
    signed 2018-10-16 16:54:37 +1100
  • Kira-Dorian Zelandonii
    signed 2018-10-16 16:49:51 +1100
  • Justin Francis 🏳️‍🌈
    @rainbowgrindsPH tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-16 16:44:24 +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=95287
  • Roxane Powell
    signed 2018-10-16 16:43:08 +1100
  • Frances Cannon
    signed 2018-10-16 16:21:37 +1100
  • Kirsty Evans
    signed 2018-10-16 16:18:32 +1100
  • Sonali Howell
    signed 2018-10-16 16:18:26 +1100

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