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


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. 


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Jaime , 4105  /  signed 2019-07-08 23:34:28 +1000
Bruce , 5127  /  signed 2019-07-08 23:30:57 +1000
Brendan , 6061  /  signed 2019-07-08 23:21:28 +1000
Susan , 2780  /  signed 2019-07-08 23:09:44 +1000
"Spreading hate is not part of any faith, protect everyone from discrimination and abuse. Thank you."
Tess , 4107  /  signed 2019-07-08 22:57:54 +1000
Lorraine , 6168  /  signed 2019-07-08 22:51:21 +1000
"All Australians have the right to be treated equally & fairly,religion in Politics is a dangerous mix,all MP’s should think,act hard & long about every Australian’s rights,they could easily be affected by discrimination in their own families & imagine if they were not in politics,how discrimination affects all families. We’re all human beings first & should treat each other with respect always,no one,is better than any other human being on this planet,regardless of position,creed,race or money."
Maurice , 2850  /  signed 2019-07-08 22:42:11 +1000
Colleen , 3218  /  signed 2019-07-08 22:36:58 +1000
Nicole , 2425  /  signed 2019-07-08 22:20:45 +1000
"I thought you were christian, Jesus accepted all people so why can’t you! Belittling someone else is bullying no matter what. Making them feel isolated is bullying. Someone like Israel Folau needs to stop and think about his words and what they mean he is not inclusive he is excluding others, that is not respectful, not everyone is female or male and you as a prime minister are voted to represent everyone not just the select few….."
Julie , 3551  /  signed 2019-07-08 22:17:29 +1000
"Australia badly needs right now laws that prevent any further divisions within our society."
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