The conservative Christian lobby is pushing for laws that would wind back legal protections for LGBTIQ+ people, women, people with disability and people of minority faith. The Attorney-General is drafting a bill, but a growing number of government MPs are breaking ranks, refusing to support laws that would take us backwards.
Instead of prioritising laws that create new forms of discrimination, the government must instead deliver on its 2018 promise to protect LGBT students at religious schools, and focus on winding back outdated exemptions that allow religious institutions to treat people unfairly because of who they are or whom they love.
If MPs hear from a cross-section of their community calling on them to stand against laws that wind back protections, then the government will be forced to abandon this bill completely and ensure our laws protect all of us, equally.
Will you write to your government MP or Senator to tell them why they should stand up for laws that protect all of us, equally?
Your letter will be most effective if you personalise it. You can either use our letter to get you started or start from scratch. Our top tips to writing a great letter are:
- Let your MP know the personal reasons this issue is important to you
- Use your own words
- Always be polite
- Write your own subject line! Don’t use the default one as it can be filtered out if there are too many with the same subject.
You don’t need to add address details such as your name or your MP or Senator’s name, these will be added automatically.