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

Andy Leech
Debbie Meade
Kat Mullen
Jarrad Smith
Annalivia Keaveny
Annalivia Keaveny
Al Breckenridge
Mandy Atkins
Christine Sullivan
Madison Self
Beckett Sievewright
Stephen Mangos
Rowena Bellingham
Rajika Kuruwita
Iona Brennan
Michael Steel
Savannah Tamata-Brown
Beau Jones
Sophie Pocock
Hasret Sanli
Olivia Quick
Leo Chan
Linda Nicholas
Michael Barnes
Emily Hogg
Simone Ellis
James Adams
3,191 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Andy Leech
    signed 2018-10-19 15:02:10 +1100
  • Debbie Meade
    signed 2018-10-19 13:58:48 +1100
  • Kat Mullen
    signed 2018-10-19 13:43:06 +1100
  • Jarrad Smith
    signed 2018-10-19 13:26:07 +1100
  • Annalivia Keaveny
    signed 2018-10-19 12:29:42 +1100
  • Annalivia Keaveny
    signed 2018-10-19 12:27:54 +1100
  • Al Breckenridge
    signed 2018-10-19 12:19:09 +1100
  • Mandy Atkins
    signed 2018-10-19 11:55:26 +1100
  • Christine Sullivan
    signed 2018-10-19 11:23:57 +1100
  • Andrew Quinn
    @sahib2010 tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-19 10:14:26 +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=95823
  • Madison Self
    signed 2018-10-19 09:59:48 +1100
  • Beckett Sievewright
    signed 2018-10-19 09:43:04 +1100
  • Stephen Mangos
    signed 2018-10-19 08:57:37 +1100
  • Rowena Bellingham
    signed 2018-10-19 07:50:00 +1100
  • Rajika Kuruwita
    signed 2018-10-19 07:47:38 +1100
  • Iona Brennan
    signed 2018-10-19 06:34:06 +1100
  • Michael Steel
    signed 2018-10-19 06:23:04 +1100
  • Savannah Tamata-Brown
    signed 2018-10-19 03:59:02 +1100
  • Beau Jones
    signed 2018-10-19 03:49:37 +1100
  • Sophie Pocock
    signed 2018-10-18 23:59:42 +1100
  • bourkie
    @tisalsomine tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-18 22:16:16 +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=95792
  • Hasret Sanli
    signed 2018-10-18 20:54:34 +1100
  • Olivia Quick
    signed 2018-10-18 18:14:44 +1100
  • Mel Coleman
    @melisa78 tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-18 18:03:43 +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=95770
  • Leo Chan
    signed 2018-10-18 17:25:43 +1100
  • Linda Nicholas
    signed 2018-10-18 16:56:16 +1100
  • Michael Barnes
    signed 2018-10-18 15:53:24 +1100
  • Emily Hogg
    signed 2018-10-18 14:43:39 +1100
  • Simone Ellis
    signed 2018-10-18 14:42:02 +1100
  • James Adams
    signed 2018-10-18 14:00:17 +1100

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