Labor's Plan For Achieving Marriage Equality

The difference between Labor’s policy and that of the Government is stark. Labor opposes the Government’s plan to hold an expensive, unnecessary and divisive plebiscite on marriage equality.

THE HON. MARK DREYFUS QC, MP

SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL

MEMBER FOR ISAACS

 


LABOR’S PLAN FOR ACHIEVING MARRIAGE EQUALITY



Clive Palmer has today issued a statement claiming:

 

“The Labor Party and Liberal Party have the same policy to have a plebiscite which puts off any decision for years and will lead to further bitterness and division in our community.”


- Clive Palmer MP, 20 November 2015

Mr Palmer is wrong.

The difference between Labor’s policy and that of the Government is stark. Labor opposes the Government’s plan to hold an expensive, unnecessary and divisive plebiscite on marriage equality.

Australia does not need a plebiscite to achieve marriage equality. If Malcolm Turnbull dropped Tony Abbott's outdated views and allowed his MPs a conscience vote in the next two sitting weeks of Parliament marriage equality can be law in Australia by Christmas.

Malcolm Turnbull has sold out his support for marriage equality in exchange for the leadership of his party, but Labor’s position is clear. Bill Shorten has promised that a Shorten Labor Government will introduce a Government Bill for marriage equality within its first 100 days.

FRIDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2015