Greenlighting discrimination

Stand against a licence to discriminate

The Attorney-General has just released the draft of proposed new "religious discrimination laws", and as we feared, it includes dangerous provisions that would allow one person’s faith to override another person’s right to be protected from discrimination. These changes will particularly hurt women and LGBTQ+ members of the community, reducing protection from harm and access to services, including reproductive healthcare.

We need to 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 LGBTQ+ people equally.

The bill is now open for "community consultation", which means it's vital those of us who care about equal protections, and women's right to be protected from discrimination speak up. Will you sign the petition to join the campaign?

This petition is being run by Fair Agenda in partnership with Equality Australia and Democracy in Colour.

 

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"A new religious discrimination bill will prevent employers from limiting the religious expression of workers in their private capacity, and will explicitly override a Tasmanian anti-discrimination law, in a move likely to spark criticism from minority groups.... The bill, released on Thursday, explicitly overrides Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Act, which prohibits statements which “offend, insult or humiliate” based on protected grounds including gender, race, age, sexual orientation, disability and relationship status." - Religious Discrimination bill: Coalition accused of weakening state human rights law, The Guardian, 29 August 2019.

Help us get to 5,000 signatures

2,697 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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Sr Marie , 2153  /  signed 2019-07-04 12:37:12 +1000
"Any action that is against another should be stopped. Religious freedom doesn’t mean that you criticise/ hurt other. Greatest commandment is love not criticising or using words that lash out at others that is not love."
Susan , 6111  /  signed 2019-07-04 12:37:09 +1000
"Susan Branch"
Bevan , 2230  /  signed 2019-07-04 12:34:13 +1000
Rosanna , 3071  /  signed 2019-07-04 12:34:06 +1000
Mischelle , 6163  /  signed 2019-07-04 12:33:21 +1000
"Mischelle Hattrick"
Keith , 4811  /  signed 2019-07-04 12:33:02 +1000
"I am totally opposed to this proposal…. it the first step back to the dark ages. Keep religious bias out of power. Religion divides us. Religion is evil…Only the Devine unites us. We’ve all fought hard and long to rid religion off of our backs, so let not go backwards."
Charles , 3183  /  signed 2019-07-04 12:30:53 +1000
Vyonne , 6155  /  signed 2019-07-04 12:30:30 +1000
"Scott Morrison said that he was not going to let his religion interfere with his prime ministership and yet, this is exactly what he is trying to do. Politics and religion should never mix, we are a secular society and this government is trying to stop that from happening. Australians have shown we do not want religion in schools and we do not want discrimination against any minorities, so stop trying to push through these stupid agendas
, you did not have this mandate in the election to do so."
Elizabeth , 5000  /  signed 2019-07-04 12:29:07 +1000
"Elizabeth Daw"
Peter , 3070  /  signed 2019-07-04 12:28:05 +1000
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