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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Gwen , 3030  /  signed 2017-04-28 09:58:21 +1000
"Gwen Masters"
D'Arcy , 2575  /  signed 2017-04-28 09:57:02 +1000
Diana , 3927  /  signed 2017-04-28 09:49:38 +1000
Nicolette , 2026  /  signed 2017-04-28 09:48:04 +1000
"Sacking this senator sends appalling messages to the community about the validity of women and mothers in particular and their ability to have important work to do for society."
Iris , 2546  /  signed 2017-04-28 09:45:53 +1000
Janet , 3665  /  signed 2017-04-28 09:43:46 +1000
"These people need to be charged on the Discrimination laws and severely reprimanded"
John , 4350  /  signed 2017-04-28 09:41:50 +1000
Barry , 2576  /  signed 2017-04-28 09:41:08 +1000
Anni , 4552  /  signed 2017-04-28 09:39:19 +1000
"Our outdated Systems, attitudes and male dominated agendas no longer serve us or have us prepared for the 21st Century!!"
glen , 2400  /  signed 2017-04-28 09:39:11 +1000
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