Don’t let the Religious Discrimination bill divide us

The Religious Discrimination bill must not be a sword that enables discrimination – it should be a shield from discrimination

Keep Australia free of religious discrimination

Everyone should be able to go about their lives free from discrimination.

But the Morrison Government is writing laws that would see people discriminate against their fellow Australians in ways that will affect all of us.

Australia is a great country and we need your help to stop these invasive laws and to keep Australia free from discrimination.

Join the campaign today.

Key things you should know…

What will these laws do?

The proposed Religious Discrimination Bill affects everyone. It will make it easier for people to impose their beliefs on others. It will allow people to discriminate against fellow Australians.

The laws would override all federal, state and territory anti-discrimination laws in the country, as well as work health and safety laws, meaning all laws which currently protect people from discrimination would be compromised.

If the Morrison government passes these laws:

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A church-run early learning centre could refuse to accept children whose parents don’t attend church.

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A Christian worker could be confronted with comments at work that believing in Christianity is a sign of a defective mind.

 

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An elderly same-sex couple could be confronted in their nursing home with posters saying ‘Being gay is a sin’.

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A religious school could refuse to hire a gardener, accountant or tuckshop manager unless they produced a reference from the local religious organisation as evidence of their faith.

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A woman working for a boss who says her divorce was a sin because women should submit to their husbands would have no avenue of complaint.

What can I do?

This isn’t the kind of country any of us want to live in.

Together, let’s send a message to our representatives in the Federal Parliament, explaining how the Morrison government’s Religious Discrimination Bill will hurt everyday Australians.

We need your help to stop these laws and to keep Australia free from division and hatred.

Join the campaign to make sure the Religious Discrimination bill is a shield, not a sword.

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Don’t let them divide us. Together we can stop this law and keep Australia free from divisiveness and hatred.

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About the Campaign

This campaign is supported by a coalition of freethought organisations: the Rationalist Society of Australia, the Atheist Foundation of Australia, the NSW Rationalist Association, Humanists Victoria, Sydney Atheists, Humanists Australia, the National Secular Lobby, the Australian Skeptics, the Australian Skeptics (Vic. branch), the Queensland Parents for Secular State Schools, and Go Gentle Australia.

We believe in genuine secularism – separation between church and state. Public policy should be based on evidence and reason.

Want to help?

Everyone will be affected by the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill. But you can help. Every dollar you contribute will be put toward the campaign to stop the Morrison government’s attempts to divide Australia.

Donate now, and together we’ll get a message to Canberra. #DontDivideUs.