No one should lose their job while they're on maternity leave

No one should be ousted while on maternity leave

It’s just days since Federal Minister Kelly O'Dwyer gave birth, and now attacks are being launched within the Liberal Party to try and have her ousted.[1]

Ms O’Dwyer is the first woman to have a baby while serving in Cabinet. Just last week she spoke out to champion the importance of examples women who have both a family and a high profile career in politics. Now, there are reports a group of “disgruntled millionaires” have chosen this as the moment to try and replace her in her local seat.[2] If we let them get away with it; it will set an incredibly dangerous precedent.

We have to generate a wave of public backlash so loud that Liberal Leaders can't ignore it -- and speak out to stop this attack. Can you help by signing and sharing this petition?

References (click to view)

1. Vexed Liberals move to dump Kelly O’Dwyer while on maternity Leave, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 April 2017.

To the Victorian Liberals and Prime Minister Turnbull,

We are extremely concerned about media reports that moves are being made to replace Higgins MP Kelly O’Dwyer while she is on maternity leave, and the dangerous precedent this would set. We urge you to stop this attack.


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Yvonne , 4184  /  signed 2017-05-01 15:48:00 +1000
"This is outrageous but she is not the first woman to be treated this way. The boys club is at work here and the Liberals do not seem to have got the point that there needs to be more women in Parliment not less."
mary , 2031  /  signed 2017-05-01 12:56:51 +1000
Daniela , 4870  /  signed 2017-05-01 09:39:19 +1000
Ian , 810  /  signed 2017-05-01 07:20:05 +1000
Suzette , 2794  /  signed 2017-05-01 01:46:32 +1000
Marianna , 4670  /  signed 2017-05-01 00:19:34 +1000
Simone , 2481  /  signed 2017-04-30 22:13:21 +1000
Jim , 2617  /  signed 2017-04-30 21:54:47 +1000
"Surely in this day and age you can have a family and a political career."
Renee , 2079  /  signed 2017-04-30 20:05:52 +1000
Megan , 2330  /  signed 2017-04-30 19:45:56 +1000
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