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

Meredith Baillie
Laura Mathison
Anna Talbot
Angela Sands
Laura Elliott
Axel Berecry
Anu Sax
John James
Olivia Burton
Lia Stark
Fiona Hurst
Sally Lavers
Anna Black
Jenny Greder
Kevin O'Bryan
Maree Baldwyn
Kieran Balmer
Sophue Benett
Sarah Bettridge
Jasmin Barker
Bethanie Heard
Cindy Smart
Carol Powell
Nicholas Cooper-Brown
Veronica Disley
Bridie James
Steph Bradding
Gabrielle Ryan
Zoe Maidment
Elliott Sauvage
3,191 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Meredith Baillie
    signed 2018-10-17 12:04:36 +1100
  • Laura Mathison
    signed 2018-10-17 10:46:15 +1100
  • Anna Talbot
    signed 2018-10-17 10:19:30 +1100
  • Angela Sands
    signed 2018-10-17 10:15:49 +1100
  • Laura Elliott
    signed 2018-10-17 09:39:56 +1100
  • Axel Berecry
    signed 2018-10-17 09:15:15 +1100
  • Anu Sax
    signed 2018-10-17 09:15:07 +1100
  • John James
    signed 2018-10-17 08:56:30 +1100
  • Olivia Burton
    signed 2018-10-17 08:46:05 +1100
  • Lia Stark
    signed 2018-10-17 08:45:19 +1100
  • Fiona Hurst
    signed 2018-10-17 08:02:00 +1100
  • Sally Lavers
    signed 2018-10-17 07:57:14 +1100
  • Anna Black
    signed 2018-10-17 07:27:08 +1100
  • Jenny Greder
    signed 2018-10-17 07:15:56 +1100
  • Kevin O'Bryan
    signed 2018-10-17 06:51:47 +1100
  • Maree Baldwyn
    signed 2018-10-17 06:43:26 +1100
  • Kieran Balmer
    signed 2018-10-17 06:39:53 +1100
  • Sophue Benett
    signed 2018-10-17 05:43:36 +1100
  • Sarah Bettridge
    signed 2018-10-17 03:41:48 +1100
  • Jasmin Barker
    signed 2018-10-17 03:11:14 +1100
  • Bethanie Heard
    signed 2018-10-17 03:08:20 +1100
  • Cindy Smart
    signed 2018-10-17 02:54:22 +1100
  • Carol Powell
    signed 2018-10-17 01:44:37 +1100
  • Nicholas Cooper-Brown
    signed 2018-10-17 00:08:00 +1100
  • Veronica Disley
    signed 2018-10-16 23:41:50 +1100
  • Bridie James
    signed 2018-10-16 23:22:59 +1100
  • Steph Bradding
    signed 2018-10-16 23:19:09 +1100
  • Gabrielle Ryan
    signed 2018-10-16 23:02:27 +1100
  • Zoe Maidment
    signed 2018-10-16 22:44:00 +1100
  • Elliott Sauvage
    signed 2018-10-16 22:43:31 +1100

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