Greenlighting discrimination

Stand against a licence to discriminate

Right now the Morrison Government is deciding whether or not their proposed “religious discrimination act” will include dangerous provisions that would allow one person’s faith to override another person’s right to be protected from discrimination. And their decision will have big consequences for women and LGBTIQ+ people.

The Government is consulting to finalise it’s position right now; and some groups are pushing for provisions that could roll back important protections for women, like: safe access zones, the right to unbiased advice around abortion; and many people’s access to services or employment.

The good news is there’s still a chance to influence what gets brought before parliament. Can you show the Morrison Government that voters are worried about creating a right to discriminate; and that we want laws to protect people of faith, women and LBTIQ+ equally?

Sign and share this petition, run by Fair Agenda in partnership with Equality Australia.

 

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"The message to Liberal and Nationals MPs clears the way for workshops on the new law this week to make sure backbenchers have their say on the new protections... Attorney-General Christian Porter is preparing to hold workshops with backbenchers in Canberra this week before consulting churches and others in the weeks ahead to finalise the first version of the bill." Read more: Scott Morrison urges colleagues to avoid another religious freedom row, SMH.
"Some Coalition members are pushing for broader protections for people of faith, including exempting religious belief from employment contracts." Read more: Scott Morrison to discuss the religious freedom bill with Anthony Albanese, SBS News, 2 July 2019.

Help us get to 2,000 signatures

1,831 SIGNATURES

Dear Prime Minister Scott Morrison and other Members of Parliament, 

Discrimination causes incredible harm - to physical and mental health, and to an individual’s sense of acceptance and belonging. 

Given that, we strongly support amending laws so all people – including people of faith – are protected from harm. 

We need laws that ensure people of faith, women and LGBTIQ+ people are equally protected from discrimination and harm. 

That means laws that provide a shield of protection to those who need it, but that don’t hand organisations or individuals a license to discriminate against and attack others. 

We know that LGBTIQ+ people and women are the most likely to be negatively impacted by religious anti-discrimination laws which don’t get this balance right. 

We strongly urge you and every Member of Parliament, to consult with all potential affected communities and ensure everyone is equally protected. 

Signed,

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Douglas , 4870  /  signed 2019-07-04 12:27:59 +1000
bill , 2541  /  signed 2019-07-04 12:27:52 +1000
"everyone has a right to their own opinion"
Davina , 5125  /  signed 2019-07-04 12:26:41 +1000
"Please don’t discriminate against LGBTIQ+ people, they’ve done nothing wrong, they’re our brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, children, siblings, mothers, fathers, grandparents. Free speech is one thing, hate speech is another, and to hide behind ‘freedom of religion’ to say nasty things is just plain wrong, and not within the teachings of religion."
Vanessa , 4101  /  signed 2019-07-04 12:26:32 +1000
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